The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 235 220 248
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 15 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.21% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.82% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £318 £220
% change year-on-year
+29.92% +44.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -44.00%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2651 2184 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.41% 25.08% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1447 1166 1114
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 116 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.46 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Hampshire -11 8 £525 +138.63%
East Sussex -12 2 £449 -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (57.69%) Information Security
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) CESG
4 8 (30.77%) Information Assurance
4 8 (30.77%) JSP 440
4 8 (30.77%) Freedom of Information Act
4 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (26.92%) Information Security Management
5 7 (26.92%) Security Management
5 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
6 6 (23.08%) CISSP
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
6 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (19.23%) PKI
7 5 (19.23%) ISMS
7 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
7 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
7 5 (19.23%) Information Management
7 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) CISA
8 4 (15.38%) CISM
8 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Finance

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DMZ
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Architect
2 8 (30.77%) Security Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Information Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Data Manager
6 2 (7.69%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Service Support Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) CESG
1 8 (30.77%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
4 5 (19.23%) PKI
4 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
5 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) RMADS
6 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (57.69%) Information Security
3 8 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 7 (26.92%) Information Security Management
4 7 (26.92%) Security Management
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
6 5 (19.23%) ISMS
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) Information Management
6 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.69%) Data Security
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) CISA
3 4 (15.38%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) CRISC
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) MBA
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) JSP 440
2 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.85%) COBIT
4 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) SAP
1 1 (3.85%) Tripwire