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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 132 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.50% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£420 £270 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £262 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £270 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £335 £398
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -15.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £11.42
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +22.59%
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
851 796 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.08% 28.56% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 401 382
Average daily rate £350 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £176 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 63 46
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £32.50 £26.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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 - 6 £450 -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (47.06%) CISSP
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 7 (41.18%) CISM
4 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (35.29%) Information Management
5 6 (35.29%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (35.29%) COBIT
5 6 (35.29%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
6 4 (23.53%) CRISC
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) CRAMM
6 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 4 (23.53%) GIAC
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Intranet
7 3 (17.65%) C
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Legal
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Security Management
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
8 2 (11.76%) Web Design
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) XPath

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Intranet
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
3 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) XSLT
1 2 (11.76%) XHTML
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cordova
1 2 (11.76%) HTML5
1 2 (11.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (35.29%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (35.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (11.76%) NHS
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) AIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
3 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 6 (35.29%) Information Management
4 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) CRAMM
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.76%) Web Design
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 2 (11.76%) XPath
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) CISM
3 4 (23.53%) CRISC
3 4 (23.53%) GIAC
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) CISA
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) ISACA
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (35.29%) COBIT
3 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft