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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 147 136 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.54% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate £500 £355 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +31.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £313 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £380 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.13% -8.62%
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
1253 921 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.06% 28.16% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 528 482
Average daily rate £400 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside +6 10 £500 +53.84%
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (83.33%) Risk Management
3 8 (66.67%) Data Management
3 8 (66.67%) Information Management
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
6 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (8.33%) WSUS
6 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Security Advisor
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Advisor
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Advisor
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (83.33%) Risk Management
3 8 (66.67%) Data Management
3 8 (66.67%) Information Management
4 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
4 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) VMware