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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 110 106
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.85% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.86% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+96.87% -68.00%
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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
582 473 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.82% 19.29% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 248 195
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 47
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £21.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
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 29 August 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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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
Edinburgh - - - -
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Data Protection Act
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Information Governance
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware