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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 239 230 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 15 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.41% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
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£414 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.19% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £336 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £680 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+106.66% -
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2785 2427 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.85% 27.11% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1306 1000
Average daily rate £375 £345 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 152 138
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
East Sussex -8 6 £425 -38.18%
Surrey +8 5 £513 -6.81%
Hampshire -3 3 £413 -13.15%
Kent - 1 £275 -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (46.15%) Information Security
3 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
3 11 (42.31%) PKI
3 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (42.31%) Risk Management
3 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (38.46%) Cryptography
4 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (34.62%) CISSP
6 8 (30.77%) Information Security Management
6 8 (30.77%) Security Management
6 8 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (30.77%) Smart Meter
6 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
7 6 (23.08%) ISMS
7 6 (23.08%) Information Management
7 6 (23.08%) Migration
7 6 (23.08%) CISA
7 6 (23.08%) CISM
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) EDMS
8 5 (19.23%) Six Sigma
8 5 (19.23%) Document Management
8 5 (19.23%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (19.23%) BPMN
8 5 (19.23%) Change Control
8 5 (19.23%) CRISC
8 5 (19.23%) Business Process Mapping

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (15.38%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) EDMS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Consultant
2 9 (34.62%) Security Consultant
3 8 (30.77%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Transition Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
1 11 (42.31%) PKI
2 10 (38.46%) Cryptography
3 8 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
3 8 (30.77%) Smart Meter
4 3 (11.54%) Statistics
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 12 (46.15%) Information Security
3 11 (42.31%) Risk Management
3 11 (42.31%) Security Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Information Security Management
5 8 (30.77%) Security Management
6 6 (23.08%) ISMS
6 6 (23.08%) Information Management
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Six Sigma
7 5 (19.23%) Document Management
7 5 (19.23%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (19.23%) BPMN
7 5 (19.23%) Change Control
7 5 (19.23%) Business Process Mapping
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) CRM
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) CISSP
2 6 (23.08%) CISA
2 6 (23.08%) CISM
3 5 (19.23%) CRISC
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) OpenText