The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 141 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 7 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% - 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% - 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 - £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £298
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -44.00%
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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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
814 504 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.46% 22.54% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 313 404
Average daily rate £375 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £305 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £470 -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) MetaFrame
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (30.00%) Novell
5 3 (30.00%) Terminal Server
5 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Novell eDirectory
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) EAM
6 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Information Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
6 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) MetaFrame
1 3 (30.00%) Terminal Server
1 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (30.00%) Novell eDirectory
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Novell
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Infoflex