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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 134 138 144
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 7 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.34% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Median daily rate £475 £273 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.31% -10.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £243 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-28.60% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+58.51% -46.59%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
742 1004 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.56% 31.41% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 658 536
Median daily rate £363 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.55 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 3 £475 +18.75% 2
Bristol +3 2 £298 +23.95%
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (20.00%) Basel II
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (10.00%) VMware

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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) System Testing
2 3 (30.00%) User Stories
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Database Security
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) Basel II
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) VMware