Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 247 187
Rank change year-on-year +146 -60 +66
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 2,152 1,186 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 1.16% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.34% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,585 842 1,025
UK median daily rate £500 £464 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.82% +9.12% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £231
90th Percentile £688 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 33
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £20.75 £14.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.51% +42.03% -2.60%
10th Percentile £11.35 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.00 £51.88 £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £17.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year +27.98% +15.60% +3.33%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,150 88,654 82,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.82% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,318 58,465 54,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,274 2,410 2,093
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +5.32%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +3.91%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +138 1,948 £501 +5.42% 401
London +143 1,072 £550 +10.00% 115
UK excluding London +116 1,056 £450 - 309
South East +114 394 £429 -4.67% 87
North of England +78 202 £450 - 73
Scotland +89 156 £416 +0.85% 15
Midlands +49 114 £413 -8.33% 39
South West +28 112 £475 +8.57% 65
Yorkshire +78 97 £450 +12.50% 33
North West +40 94 £438 -2.78% 34
West Midlands +45 72 £450 - 19
East of England -4 43 £425 +6.25% 22
East Midlands +38 42 £388 -13.89% 20
Wales +33 35 £425 -15.00% 7
North East +25 11 £425 +0.59% 6
Northern Ireland +5 4 £475 +35.71% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 1,025 (47.63%) Data Protection Act
2 517 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (20.72%) Finance
4 313 (14.54%) SQL
5 268 (12.45%) Azure
6 262 (12.17%) Security Cleared
7 261 (12.13%) Microsoft
8 253 (11.76%) Java
8 253 (11.76%) Windows
9 245 (11.38%) Python
10 229 (10.64%) AWS
11 223 (10.36%) JavaScript
12 221 (10.27%) DevOps
13 194 (9.01%) Linux
14 191 (8.88%) Migration
15 186 (8.64%) SC Cleared
16 176 (8.18%) Active Directory
17 169 (7.85%) Information Security
17 169 (7.85%) GDPR
18 167 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
19 165 (7.67%) Banking
20 164 (7.62%) ITIL
21 159 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
22 153 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
23 150 (6.97%) .NET
23 150 (6.97%) Oracle
24 137 (6.37%) SQL Server
25 134 (6.23%) TDD
26 129 (5.99%) Analytics
27 127 (5.90%) C#

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 43 (2.00%) Skype for Business
4 35 (1.63%) Apache
5 34 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 32 (1.49%) SAS
7 28 (1.30%) IIS
8 23 (1.07%) Confluence
9 20 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.46%) CMS
13 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.37%) JBoss
14 8 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.23%) Drupal
16 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 62 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.33%) Sketch
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) InVision
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) SPSS
9 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.093%) Maya
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.046%) Marvel
10 1 (0.046%) UXPin
10 1 (0.046%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.23%) Endur
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.23%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 268 (12.45%) Azure
2 229 (10.64%) AWS
3 97 (4.51%) Office 365
4 55 (2.56%) PaaS
5 49 (2.28%) GCP
6 44 (2.04%) SaaS
7 41 (1.91%) IaaS
8 38 (1.77%) Power Platform
9 25 (1.16%) OpenShift
10 24 (1.12%) GitHub
11 22 (1.02%) OneDrive
12 21 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.84%) Slack
14 17 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (0.79%) Serverless
15 16 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.70%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.51%) npm
18 10 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
19 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.30%) Firewall
2 58 (2.70%) Skype
3 54 (2.51%) WAN
4 52 (2.42%) Internet
5 47 (2.18%) DHCP
6 46 (2.14%) LAN
7 44 (2.04%) DNS
8 37 (1.72%) Network Security
9 34 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (1.53%) TCP/IP
11 31 (1.44%) VPN
12 27 (1.25%) SAN
13 24 (1.12%) Unified Communications
14 20 (0.93%) VLAN
15 18 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (0.70%) BGP
16 15 (0.70%) OSPF
17 14 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.02%) Big Data
3 67 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 59 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (2.46%) MySQL
7 50 (2.32%) NoSQL
8 40 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.77%) Power BI
10 36 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 36 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.35%) Apache Hive
12 28 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.98%) DB2
15 20 (0.93%) Impala
16 17 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 93 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 87 (4.04%) JIRA
3 70 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.44%) Selenium
5 27 (1.25%) Maven
6 25 (1.16%) Subversion
7 24 (1.12%) MSI
8 19 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 16 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 16 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 15 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.70%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.65%) JUnit
11 14 (0.65%) SonarQube
11 14 (0.65%) webpack
12 13 (0.60%) Jasmine
12 13 (0.60%) NUnit
13 11 (0.51%) InstallShield
13 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 446 (20.72%) Finance
2 165 (7.67%) Banking
3 103 (4.79%) Front Office
4 76 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 75 (3.49%) Public Sector
6 72 (3.35%) Legal
7 62 (2.88%) Law
8 49 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.91%) Financial Institution
10 38 (1.77%) Marketing
11 23 (1.07%) Retail
12 19 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.79%) Local Government
15 14 (0.65%) Police
16 12 (0.56%) Publishing
17 11 (0.51%) Billing
18 9 (0.42%) Back Office
19 7 (0.33%) Games
19 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 522 (24.26%) Developer
2 273 (12.69%) Analyst
3 232 (10.78%) Architect
4 119 (5.53%) Consultant
5 102 (4.74%) Java Developer
6 92 (4.28%) Project Manager
7 84 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 80 (3.72%) Python Developer
9 77 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 76 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 70 (3.25%) C# Developer
12 61 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
13 60 (2.79%) .NET Developer
14 59 (2.74%) Network Engineer
14 59 (2.74%) Security Architect
15 56 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
16 48 (2.23%) Data Analyst
17 46 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
18 45 (2.09%) Designer
19 42 (1.95%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (6.97%) .NET
2 126 (5.86%) AngularJS
3 98 (4.55%) HTML
4 97 (4.51%) React
5 94 (4.37%) Node.js
6 81 (3.76%) CSS
7 76 (3.53%) Web Services
8 61 (2.83%) RESTful
9 58 (2.70%) REST
10 54 (2.51%) Spring
11 50 (2.32%) Kafka
12 40 (1.86%) HTML5
13 36 (1.67%) Middleware
14 30 (1.39%) XML
15 26 (1.21%) .NET Core
16 25 (1.16%) SOAP
17 24 (1.12%) Angular 2
18 21 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
19 20 (0.93%) SAML
20 19 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1,025 (47.63%) Data Protection Act
2 167 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 72 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (3.11%) User Experience
6 56 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.86%) Clustering
7 40 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 38 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 37 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
10 35 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 31 (1.44%) Equities
12 30 (1.39%) Derivative
13 25 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.12%) PKI
15 22 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
15 22 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.84%) NHS
17 17 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 253 (11.76%) Windows
2 194 (9.01%) Linux
3 123 (5.72%) Unix
4 90 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 76 (3.53%) Windows 10
6 58 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (2.09%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.16%) Android
11 18 (0.84%) Solaris
12 16 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.46%) AIX
13 10 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.33%) CentOS
16 5 (0.23%) Debian
16 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (10.27%) DevOps
3 191 (8.88%) Migration
4 169 (7.85%) Information Security
5 164 (7.62%) ITIL
6 159 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
8 134 (6.23%) TDD
9 129 (5.99%) Analytics
10 126 (5.86%) Scrum
11 117 (5.44%) Project Management
12 112 (5.20%) Test Automation
13 105 (4.88%) Software Engineering
14 85 (3.95%) Data Modelling
14 85 (3.95%) Microservices
15 79 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
17 71 (3.30%) Mentoring
17 71 (3.30%) TOGAF
18 67 (3.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (14.54%) SQL
2 253 (11.76%) Java
3 245 (11.38%) Python
4 223 (10.36%) JavaScript
5 127 (5.90%) C#
6 100 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 54 (2.51%) C++
8 45 (2.09%) Perl
9 42 (1.95%) Scala
10 38 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.72%) TypeScript
12 31 (1.44%) ES6
13 30 (1.39%) C
14 27 (1.25%) Java 8
15 26 (1.21%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.16%) PHP
17 24 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.02%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.74%) VB
19 16 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 262 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 186 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 105 (4.88%) Degree
4 83 (3.86%) DV Cleared
5 66 (3.07%) CISSP
6 50 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.49%) CCNP
8 31 (1.44%) CISM
9 30 (1.39%) CCNA
10 24 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.70%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
14 14 (0.65%) CCIE
14 14 (0.65%) IISP
14 14 (0.65%) MCSE
15 13 (0.60%) CISA
16 11 (0.51%) Master's Degree
16 11 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.85%) GDPR
2 66 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (2.70%) QA
4 41 (1.91%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 23 (1.07%) SLA
7 21 (0.98%) NIST
8 19 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 18 (0.84%) PMO
10 16 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.70%) COBIT
12 7 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.19%) GAMP
14 4 (0.19%) GxP
14 4 (0.19%) IFRS
15 3 (0.14%) GLBA
15 3 (0.14%) MiFID
16 2 (0.093%) HL7
System Software
1 176 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 109 (5.07%) Docker
3 62 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.21%) XenApp
8 23 (1.07%) vSphere
9 17 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.65%) Firmware
12 13 (0.60%) DFS Replication
13 11 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.46%) HDFS
15 6 (0.28%) NFS
15 6 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 94 (4.37%) Ansible
2 91 (4.23%) Kubernetes
3 79 (3.67%) SCCM
4 68 (3.16%) Terraform
5 44 (2.04%) SCOM
6 35 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 30 (1.39%) WSUS
8 27 (1.25%) Puppet
9 25 (1.16%) CASB
10 23 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (0.93%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
15 13 (0.60%) SCDPM
15 13 (0.60%) SCSM
16 10 (0.46%) Data Guard
17 8 (0.37%) Nagios
18 7 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
19 6 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 261 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 150 (6.97%) Oracle
3 116 (5.39%) Cisco
4 85 (3.95%) VMware
5 53 (2.46%) Google
6 52 (2.42%) Citrix
7 50 (2.32%) Tableau
8 48 (2.23%) Red Hat
9 45 (2.09%) SAP
10 35 (1.63%) HP
11 34 (1.58%) CheckPoint
11 34 (1.58%) IBM
12 29 (1.35%) Palo Alto
13 27 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (1.25%) Splunk
14 22 (1.02%) Dell
14 22 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
14 22 (1.02%) Symantec
15 20 (0.93%) EMC
15 20 (0.93%) Informatica