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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 126 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.75% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£428 £270 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £335 £398
% change year-on-year
+41.79% -15.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £11.75
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
848 804 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.51% 28.39% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 421 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 57
Average hourly rate £16.78 £20.00 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +9.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
Manchester - 4 £475 -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (43.75%) CISSP
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 6 (37.50%) CISM
4 6 (37.50%) Information Management
4 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (37.50%) COBIT
4 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) CRISC
5 4 (25.00%) CRAMM
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) GIAC
5 4 (25.00%) Intranet
6 3 (18.75%) Security Management
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (12.50%) XPath
7 2 (12.50%) Legal
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.25%) EDRMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSLT
1 2 (12.50%) XHTML
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) CSS3
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Information Management
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) CRAMM
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 2 (12.50%) Use Case
6 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 6 (37.50%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) GIAC
3 4 (25.00%) CRISC
4 2 (12.50%) ISACA
4 2 (12.50%) CISA
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (37.50%) COBIT
3 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.25%) GMP
4 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft