The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 515 494 474
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 101 91 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.55% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 73 65
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£450 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £221 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.65% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -34.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £11.42
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +22.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17225 16405 15696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.21% 31.57% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11004 10243 9130
Average daily rate £410 £401 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 682 831
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.34 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK.

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
England -12 100 £450 +19.36% 20
London +11 50 £483 +18.40% 8
South East -18 23 £500 +2.56% 4
City of London +4 8 £483 +17.68% 2
West Midlands -14 8 £438 +31.57% 3
North West -2 7 £420 +55.55%
Hampshire -26 6 £300 +36.36% 1
Manchester - 6 £450 -
East of England -17 5 £225 -32.83% 2
East Midlands +4 3 £345 +2.98% 1
South West -29 3 £305 -35.78% 1
East Sussex -3 2 £449 -10.25%
Essex -14 2 - - 1
Colchester - 2 - -
Berkshire 0 1 - - 2
Birmingham -6 1 £350 -12.50%
Scotland -8 1 - -
Warwickshire -13 1 £425 +60.37% 1
Gloucestershire -19 1 £305 -35.78% 1
Southampton - 1 £275 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £475 -
Gloucester - 1 £305 -
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 81 (36.65%) Information Assurance
3 79 (35.75%) Management Information System
4 70 (31.67%) Project Management
5 57 (25.79%) Information Security
6 51 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 49 (22.17%) Security Cleared
8 48 (21.72%) Freedom of Information Act
9 46 (20.81%) ITIL
10 45 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (19.00%) Freedom of Information
12 40 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 34 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (14.48%) Service Delivery
16 31 (14.03%) Risk Management
17 30 (13.57%) Finance
17 30 (13.57%) Information Management
17 30 (13.57%) CISSP
18 29 (13.12%) SC Cleared
19 27 (12.22%) PCI DSS
20 24 (10.86%) Microsoft
21 23 (10.41%) Service Management
21 23 (10.41%) Degree
22 20 (9.05%) COBIT
22 20 (9.05%) Agile Project Management
23 18 (8.14%) CISM
24 17 (7.69%) Legal
24 17 (7.69%) CESG
24 17 (7.69%) MS Excel

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.36%) IIS
3 2 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.45%) InDesign
5 1 (0.45%) FastStats
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.07%) Firewall
2 8 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.62%) Network Security
3 6 (2.71%) Internet
4 4 (1.81%) Intranet
5 3 (1.36%) DNS
5 3 (1.36%) Wireless
5 3 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.90%) DHCP
7 1 (0.45%) FTP
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.17%) Big Data
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.81%) DataStage
6 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.36%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.36%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.90%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.45%) WATIR
1 1 (0.45%) Selenium
1 1 (0.45%) Sahi
1 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 30 (13.57%) Finance
2 17 (7.69%) Legal
3 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.17%) Banking
5 5 (2.26%) Retail
5 5 (2.26%) Law
5 5 (2.26%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (19.00%) Analyst
2 38 (17.19%) Project Manager
3 26 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 24 (10.86%) Architect
5 20 (9.05%) Senior Project Manager
6 19 (8.60%) Consultant
7 14 (6.33%) Security Consultant
8 12 (5.43%) Security Architect
9 11 (4.98%) Information Manager
9 11 (4.98%) Designer
10 10 (4.52%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.52%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.52%) Service Manager
11 9 (4.07%) Security Analyst
11 9 (4.07%) Information Governance Manager
11 9 (4.07%) Governance Manager
12 7 (3.17%) Developer
12 7 (3.17%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) CSS
1 2 (0.90%) XML
1 2 (0.90%) XSLT
1 2 (0.90%) XHTML
1 2 (0.90%) jQuery
1 2 (0.90%) HTML5
1 2 (0.90%) CSS3
1 2 (0.90%) Apache Cordova
1 2 (0.90%) HTML
2 1 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 79 (35.75%) Management Information System
2 48 (21.72%) Freedom of Information Act
3 42 (19.00%) Freedom of Information
4 40 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.69%) CESG
6 13 (5.88%) PKI
7 12 (5.43%) Cryptography
7 12 (5.43%) Computer Science
8 10 (4.52%) Smart Meter
9 9 (4.07%) NHS
10 6 (2.71%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.81%) Statistics
12 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.90%) RMADS
12 2 (0.90%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.45%) PMI
13 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.24%) Windows
2 4 (1.81%) UNIX
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.90%) Android
4 2 (0.90%) AIX
4 2 (0.90%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 81 (36.65%) Information Assurance
3 70 (31.67%) Project Management
4 57 (25.79%) Information Security
5 51 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 46 (20.81%) ITIL
7 45 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (14.48%) Service Delivery
10 31 (14.03%) Risk Management
11 30 (13.57%) Information Management
12 23 (10.41%) Service Management
13 20 (9.05%) Agile Project Management
14 16 (7.24%) Change Control
14 16 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (6.79%) Security Management
15 15 (6.79%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (6.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 14 (6.33%) ISMS
16 14 (6.33%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.24%) SQL
2 4 (1.81%) Java
3 3 (1.36%) C
3 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.90%) R
4 2 (0.90%) XPath
4 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (22.17%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.57%) CISSP
3 29 (13.12%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.41%) Degree
5 18 (8.14%) CISM
6 11 (4.98%) CISA
7 7 (3.17%) CRISC
8 6 (2.71%) ISEB
9 4 (1.81%) HND
9 4 (1.81%) GIAC
10 3 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.90%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.90%) ISACA
11 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.90%) MCITP
11 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (12.22%) PCI DSS
3 20 (9.05%) COBIT
4 10 (4.52%) QA
5 7 (3.17%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.81%) BS7799
6 4 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.90%) SLA
8 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) MetaFrame
3 3 (1.36%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.36%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.45%) Nessus
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle
3 9 (4.07%) TOWER Software
4 7 (3.17%) IBM
4 7 (3.17%) SAP
5 6 (2.71%) Citrix
5 6 (2.71%) VMware
6 3 (1.36%) Teradata
6 3 (1.36%) Adobe
6 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.36%) Novell
7 2 (0.90%) Cognos
7 2 (0.90%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) Sophos
8 1 (0.45%) Websense
8 1 (0.45%) CQG
8 1 (0.45%) Infoflex
8 1 (0.45%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.45%) Qualys
8 1 (0.45%) F5
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