The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 147 162 124
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -38
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.086% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.66% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Median daily rate £525 £855 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +90.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £603 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £855 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +6.45%
Data Protection Act
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1142 1363 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.64% 30.46% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 836 541
Median daily rate £400 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 61 61
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 2 £525 +162.50%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (35.71%) Data Flow Diagram
2 5 (35.71%) BPMN
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (28.57%) Information Management
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) CLAS
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.14%) ISO27002
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (7.14%) Compliance Audit

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) DataStax
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Security Advisor
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Advisor
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (7.14%) Ontologies
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (35.71%) BPMN
2 5 (35.71%) Data Flow Diagram
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Information Management
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CLAS
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO27002
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata