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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 141 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.040% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.17% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£450 £475 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £373
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -23.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £17.00
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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
820 582 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.19% 23.49% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 361 335
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Somerset - 1 £625 -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) MetaFrame
4 3 (37.50%) Novell
4 3 (37.50%) Terminal Server
4 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (25.00%) JSP 440
5 2 (25.00%) RMADS
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) CESG
5 2 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
6 1 (12.50%) EAM
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Infoflex
6 1 (12.50%) Information Management
6 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Information Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) CESG
2 2 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (25.00%) RMADS
3 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) EAM
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) MetaFrame
1 3 (37.50%) Terminal Server
1 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
1 3 (37.50%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Novell
2 1 (12.50%) Infoflex