The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 119 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.041% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.17% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£93 £500 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-81.40% +400.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £500 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £500 £101
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £371 £344
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+172.41% -3.33%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
682 590 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.30% 24.11% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 284 275
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 12
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.86 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +29.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.20 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Glasgow - 4 £93 -
Edinburgh - 2 £313 -
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Data Protection Act
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft