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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / South West
Rank 132 144 146
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.067% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +81.13%

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
669 872 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.06% 29.05% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 591 444
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £235 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 60 48
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 6 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire - 2 £205 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 15 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (40.00%) Basel II
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (13.33%) Wireframes
6 2 (13.33%) GDPR
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Service Design Architect
3 1 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Database Security
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Information Management
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) Basel II
1 6 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (13.33%) GDPR
2 2 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Unisys
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata