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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 141 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.069% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
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£376 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £19.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+11.91% +143.75%
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
828 735 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.80% 25.48% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 469 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 33
Average hourly rate £34.50 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.05 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
Gloucestershire -5 3 £385 - 1
Devon - 2 £313 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) Basel II
4 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (44.44%) SAS
4 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (44.44%) Web Development
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (33.33%) Teradata
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (33.33%) HNC
5 3 (33.33%) HND
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (11.11%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) JSP
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CESG
1 2 (22.22%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (22.22%) RMADS
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) HNC
1 3 (33.33%) HND
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (44.44%) Basel II
3 2 (22.22%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
2 3 (33.33%) Teradata