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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 572 552 516
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -36
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 78 103 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 71 80
Median daily rate £350 £420 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £685 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.82 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +40.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £21.28 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £22.36 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.40 £21.82 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-43.17% +36.39%

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
18103 18932 18533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 32.40% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11707 11906 11111
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 757 774
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 25 August 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
England -28 77 £350 -16.66% 24
London -7 38 £350 -22.22% 6
South East +6 19 £425 +1.19% 3
Surrey -2 7 £488 -22.00%
City of London +40 6 £350 -26.31% 4
Staines +1 6 £475 -
Berkshire +13 4 £350 - 1
North West -3 4 £475 -40.62% 3
West Midlands -30 4 £373 +43.26% 3
East of England +8 3 £313 -23.07% 3
West Yorkshire +7 3 £538 +26.47% 2
South West +6 3 £325 -12.45% 2
Yorkshire +2 3 £538 +207.14% 4
Bristol -4 3 £325 -13.33%
Manchester -9 3 £475 +59.66% 1
Kent - 3 £283 -
Hampshire +3 2 £325 -23.52%
East Sussex +1 2 £293 -30.35% 1
Brighton +1 2 £293 -30.35% 1
Leeds - 2 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 £338 - 2
Cambridgeshire +23 1 - -
Bradford +11 1 £538 +26.47%
Scotland +10 1 £161 -23.46%
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Luton -3 1 - -
Bedfordshire -3 1 - - 2
North East -24 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -28 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 168 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 55 (32.74%) Management Information System
3 42 (25.00%) Information Security
4 41 (24.40%) ITIL
5 38 (22.62%) Finance
6 37 (22.02%) Legal
6 37 (22.02%) Information Assurance
7 34 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 28 (16.67%) Project Management
9 27 (16.07%) Freedom of Information
10 25 (14.88%) Degree
10 25 (14.88%) CISSP
11 24 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 23 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
13 21 (12.50%) PCI DSS
13 21 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (11.90%) Freedom of Information Act
15 19 (11.31%) CISM
15 19 (11.31%) Information Governance
16 17 (10.12%) Service Management
16 17 (10.12%) Windows
17 16 (9.52%) MS Excel
17 16 (9.52%) Service Delivery
17 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
18 15 (8.93%) Records Management
19 14 (8.33%) Service Design
19 14 (8.33%) ITIL V3

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.38%) Apache
2 4 (2.38%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.38%) CMS
2 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.19%) IIS
3 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.76%) MS Office
3 5 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Maximo
1 4 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.60%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.17%) Office 365
2 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (1.79%) Intranet
2 3 (1.79%) Network Security
3 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) DHCP
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) Extranet
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.57%) Big Data
1 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.79%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.79%) MySQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.19%) MS Access
5 2 (1.19%) OLAP
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) DataStax
6 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.60%) OLTP
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) ProC
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (22.62%) Finance
2 37 (22.02%) Legal
3 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.57%) Law
5 5 (2.98%) Advertising
5 5 (2.98%) Retail
6 4 (2.38%) Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Back Office
8 2 (1.19%) Automotive
8 2 (1.19%) Local Government
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
8 2 (1.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) French Language
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (16.07%) Analyst
2 17 (10.12%) Architect
3 16 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 14 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 12 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.55%) Consultant
6 11 (6.55%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.95%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) Information Officer
8 9 (5.36%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Security Advisor
9 7 (4.17%) Security Consultant
9 7 (4.17%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.57%) Compliance Manager
10 6 (3.57%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.57%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Data Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Designer
11 5 (2.98%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.60%) HTML
1 1 (0.60%) Middleware
1 1 (0.60%) Web Services
1 1 (0.60%) XML
1 1 (0.60%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (32.74%) Management Information System
2 27 (16.07%) Freedom of Information
3 20 (11.90%) Freedom of Information Act
4 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.55%) NHS
6 8 (4.76%) CESG
7 6 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (3.57%) PKI
8 4 (2.38%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.79%) Clustering
9 3 (1.79%) Informatics
9 3 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.79%) Replication
9 3 (1.79%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.19%) CCTV
10 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.60%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.12%) Windows
2 7 (4.17%) Linux
3 4 (2.38%) Unix
3 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.19%) Solaris
4 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 42 (25.00%) Information Security
3 41 (24.40%) ITIL
4 37 (22.02%) Information Assurance
5 28 (16.67%) Project Management
5 28 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 24 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 23 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (11.31%) Information Governance
10 17 (10.12%) Service Management
11 16 (9.52%) Service Delivery
12 15 (8.93%) Records Management
13 14 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (8.33%) ITIL V3
13 14 (8.33%) Service Design
14 12 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
14 12 (7.14%) Information Management
14 12 (7.14%) Security Management
14 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.76%) SQL
2 7 (4.17%) C
3 2 (1.19%) VBA
4 1 (0.60%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) CISSP
1 25 (14.88%) Degree
2 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
3 19 (11.31%) CISM
4 16 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (5.36%) ISEB
7 8 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (4.76%) CISA
7 8 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (4.17%) CEH
9 6 (3.57%) CLAS
9 6 (3.57%) ISACA
10 5 (2.98%) CRISC
11 4 (2.38%) CCA
12 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.79%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (1.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.19%) IISP
14 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.98%) QA
5 4 (2.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.79%) ISO27002
6 3 (1.79%) SLA
7 2 (1.19%) BS7799
7 2 (1.19%) COBIT
7 2 (1.19%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (1.19%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Nessus
1 1 (0.60%) SCCM
1 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle
3 4 (2.38%) Citrix
3 4 (2.38%) IBM
3 4 (2.38%) Tableau
3 4 (2.38%) TOWER Software
4 3 (1.79%) Sun
5 2 (1.19%) Veritas
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco
6 1 (0.60%) Cognos
6 1 (0.60%) CommVault
6 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.60%) HP
6 1 (0.60%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.60%) Progress
6 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.60%) Teradata
6 1 (0.60%) Tripwire
6 1 (0.60%) VMware
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