The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 79 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £365 £268
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +36.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.89% -
Data Protection Act
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
298 249 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.58% 20.06% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 120 61
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.44% +16.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Data Protection Act
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act.

1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Fund Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Fund Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Degree