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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 135 - 146
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.068% - 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £275 - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £415 £368
% change year-on-year
-13.25% +12.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.88 £31.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +113.79%
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
804 739 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.44% 23.88% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 448 498
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 57
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.25 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +113.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £275 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) QMS
2 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) Capita
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) MAPM
4 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Officer
1 2 (40.00%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) NHS Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior NHS Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior NHS Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SSIS Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) QMS
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) MAPM
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel II
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Capita
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata