The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 492 461 466
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 96 122 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 83 71
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£420 £500 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £690 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +26.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £18.82 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.43% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.34 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.09 £24.40 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £15.75 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+19.50% +96.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17450 16830 16209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.45% 32.89% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11159 10264 10007
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 709 656
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in England

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in England

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in England

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in England

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -54 33 £406 -26.13% 4
South East -8 21 £420 -23.63% 4
North West -24 13 £855 +62.85% 2
East of England +12 11 £363 +0.69%
South West 0 7 £375 +50.00%
Yorkshire -28 5 £175 -41.66% 1
North East - 3 £550 -
West Midlands +3 2 £260 -42.22%
East Midlands -8 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 168 (98.82%) Data Protection
2 49 (28.82%) Information Security
3 42 (24.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (21.18%) Freedom of Information
5 34 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 32 (18.82%) Risk Management
6 32 (18.82%) Finance
7 31 (18.24%) ITIL
8 29 (17.06%) CISSP
9 28 (16.47%) Project Management
10 27 (15.88%) Management Information System
11 25 (14.71%) CISM
12 23 (13.53%) PCI DSS
13 22 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (12.94%) SQL
13 22 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (11.76%) SQL Server
15 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
15 19 (11.18%) Legal
15 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (11.18%) ISMS
15 19 (11.18%) Freedom of Information Act
16 18 (10.59%) Programme Management
16 18 (10.59%) Windows
17 17 (10.00%) Oracle
17 17 (10.00%) Migration
17 17 (10.00%) Information Management
18 16 (9.41%) Security Management
18 16 (9.41%) NHS
18 16 (9.41%) Security Architecture

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5 (2.94%) SAS
1 5 (2.94%) Apache Solr
2 4 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.35%) Documentum
3 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.18%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Moodle
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.12%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.35%) PowerPivot
4 4 (2.35%) MS Project
4 4 (2.35%) MS Office
5 1 (0.59%) SPSS
5 1 (0.59%) Stata
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Maximo
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.94%) SaaS
4 3 (1.76%) Office 365
5 2 (1.18%) PaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) Firewall
2 5 (2.94%) SAN
3 4 (2.35%) Intranet
4 3 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.76%) Network Security
4 3 (1.76%) VPN
5 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.18%) SSL
5 2 (1.18%) TACACS
6 1 (0.59%) DNS
6 1 (0.59%) LAN
6 1 (0.59%) WAN
6 1 (0.59%) DHCP
6 1 (0.59%) FTP
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.59%) Internet
6 1 (0.59%) Extranet
6 1 (0.59%) MPLS
6 1 (0.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.12%) Big Data
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.94%) EDMS
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Power View
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.18%) ObjectStore
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.59%) NUnit
1 1 (0.59%) JIRA
1 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (18.82%) Finance
2 19 (11.18%) Legal
3 5 (2.94%) Retail
4 4 (2.35%) Local Government
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.76%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (22.35%) Analyst
2 26 (15.29%) Project Manager
2 26 (15.29%) Consultant
3 21 (12.35%) Security Consultant
4 12 (7.06%) Architect
5 11 (6.47%) Data Analyst
6 10 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
7 9 (5.29%) Security Manager
8 8 (4.71%) Senior Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Project Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Information Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Security Advisor
11 5 (2.94%) Information Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Data Architect
12 4 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.35%) Security Analyst
12 4 (2.35%) Security Architect
12 4 (2.35%) Information Governance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) .NET
2 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.76%) Web Services
4 2 (1.18%) CSS
4 2 (1.18%) SOAP
4 2 (1.18%) jQuery
4 2 (1.18%) HTML5
4 2 (1.18%) REST
4 2 (1.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.59%) ADO
5 1 (0.59%) XML
5 1 (0.59%) WinForms
5 1 (0.59%) DAO
5 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.59%) WCF
5 1 (0.59%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.18%) Freedom of Information
2 27 (15.88%) Management Information System
3 22 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (11.18%) Freedom of Information Act
5 16 (9.41%) NHS
6 11 (6.47%) CESG
7 10 (5.88%) PKI
8 8 (4.71%) Cryptography
8 8 (4.71%) Data Integration
9 7 (4.12%) RMADS
9 7 (4.12%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (2.94%) Smart Meter
11 4 (2.35%) Informatics
11 4 (2.35%) Statistics
12 3 (1.76%) GIS
12 3 (1.76%) Clustering
12 3 (1.76%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.76%) Life Science
13 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
13 2 (1.18%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.59%) Windows
2 11 (6.47%) UNIX
3 9 (5.29%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (98.82%) Data Protection
2 49 (28.82%) Information Security
3 34 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 32 (18.82%) Risk Management
5 31 (18.24%) ITIL
6 28 (16.47%) Project Management
7 22 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.18%) ISMS
9 18 (10.59%) Programme Management
10 17 (10.00%) Information Management
10 17 (10.00%) Migration
11 16 (9.41%) Security Management
11 16 (9.41%) Security Architecture
11 16 (9.41%) Information Governance
12 15 (8.82%) Information Assurance
12 15 (8.82%) Information Security Management
13 14 (8.24%) Security Testing
14 13 (7.65%) Service Delivery
15 12 (7.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.94%) SQL
2 6 (3.53%) C
3 4 (2.35%) C#
4 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.76%) VBA
4 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) CISSP
2 25 (14.71%) CISM
3 15 (8.82%) Degree
4 14 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.65%) CISA
6 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.94%) HNC
8 5 (2.94%) HND
8 5 (2.94%) CCNP
9 4 (2.35%) CRISC
10 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.76%) ISEB
11 2 (1.18%) MCP
11 2 (1.18%) MCSE
11 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.53%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.88%) QA
4 9 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.94%) ISO 9001
5 5 (2.94%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.35%) Basel II
7 2 (1.18%) COBIT
7 2 (1.18%) SLA
7 2 (1.18%) GMP
7 2 (1.18%) COSO
8 1 (0.59%) P3O
8 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Nessus
2 1 (0.59%) WSUS
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.00%) Oracle
3 9 (5.29%) Cisco
4 5 (2.94%) VMware
4 5 (2.94%) Vertica
4 5 (2.94%) Infobright
5 4 (2.35%) OpenText
6 3 (1.76%) Teradata
7 2 (1.18%) Google
7 2 (1.18%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 2 (1.18%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) Citrix
7 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.18%) hybris
8 1 (0.59%) Remedy
8 1 (0.59%) ESRI
8 1 (0.59%) Talend
8 1 (0.59%) DataFlux