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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
Rank 504 543 541
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 87 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 48
Median daily rate £475 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £274 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £650 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £20.53 £24.00 £26.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £15.60 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £34.50 £36.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -9.00%

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
14251 15759 15507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.31% 30.77% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9205 10180 9503
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 569 631
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +19 85 £475 - 18
London +18 42 £488 -7.14% 8
West Midlands +12 11 £425 -42.37% 1
South West +3 8 £400 +6.66% 2
City of London +1 8 £628 +25.50% 2
North West +27 7 £475 -5.00% 1
South East +14 6 £525 +42.37% 3
Gloucestershire +5 6 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire +17 4 £525 - 1
East of England -6 4 £438 -7.89%
Manchester - 4 £575 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £438 -
Gloucester - 4 £438 -
Warwickshire -3 3 £475 - 1
Midlands - 3 £500 -
Cheshire - 3 £350 - 1
Scotland +13 2 - -
Yorkshire +8 2 £475 +31.94% 2
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £205 -
West Bromwich - 2 £331 -
Birmingham - 2 £440 -
Solihull - 2 £500 -
York - 2 £475 -
Swindon - 2 £205 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £363 -
East Midlands 0 1 £325 -1.51% 1

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 50 (29.07%) Finance
3 43 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (20.93%) Information Assurance
5 34 (19.77%) Information Security
5 34 (19.77%) SQL
5 34 (19.77%) ITIL
6 30 (17.44%) Legal
7 29 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (15.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 25 (14.53%) Project Management
9 25 (14.53%) Microsoft
9 25 (14.53%) GDPR
10 24 (13.95%) Degree
11 23 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (12.21%) PCI DSS
13 21 (12.21%) PRINCE2
14 20 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (11.63%) Data Analysis
15 19 (11.05%) Migration
16 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
16 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
17 16 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
17 16 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
17 16 (9.30%) SharePoint
17 16 (9.30%) CISSP
17 16 (9.30%) CISM
18 15 (8.72%) Data Privacy

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 16 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.07%) SAS
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) Liferay
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.40%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Eloqua
1 5 (2.91%) FastStats
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.58%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.98%) Office 365
2 8 (4.65%) Yammer
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) DMVPN
1 2 (1.16%) Firewall
1 2 (1.16%) Skype
2 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.58%) DHCP
2 1 (0.58%) DNS
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Intranet
2 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.58%) VoIP
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.74%) Big Data
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.16%) MySQL
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.16%) QlikView
7 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) SSDT
7 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (29.07%) Finance
2 30 (17.44%) Legal
3 10 (5.81%) Banking
3 10 (5.81%) Marketing
4 5 (2.91%) Publishing
4 5 (2.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Electronics
6 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (23.26%) Analyst
2 19 (11.05%) Architect
2 19 (11.05%) Information Manager
3 18 (10.47%) Business Analyst
4 15 (8.72%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.14%) Security Manager
6 13 (7.56%) Consultant
6 13 (7.56%) Information Architect
7 11 (6.40%) Data Manager
8 10 (5.81%) Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (4.65%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.65%) Senior Architect
9 8 (4.65%) Senior Information Architect
10 7 (4.07%) Risk Manager
10 7 (4.07%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Data Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) Information Assurance Leader
11 6 (3.49%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.16%) CSS
1 2 (1.16%) HTML
1 2 (1.16%) HTML5
1 2 (1.16%) jQuery
2 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.98%) Freedom of Information
4 11 (6.40%) NHS
5 10 (5.81%) Freedom of Information Act
6 8 (4.65%) Taxonomies
7 6 (3.49%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.49%) e-Learning
8 5 (2.91%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.33%) CESG
9 4 (2.33%) Clustering
10 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.74%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.16%) Replication
11 2 (1.16%) User Experience
12 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.40%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Unix
3 4 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.93%) Information Assurance
3 34 (19.77%) Information Security
3 34 (19.77%) ITIL
4 29 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (14.53%) Project Management
6 23 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (12.21%) PRINCE2
8 20 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (11.63%) Data Analysis
9 19 (11.05%) Migration
10 16 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
10 16 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (8.72%) Data Privacy
12 14 (8.14%) Risk Management
12 14 (8.14%) TOGAF
13 12 (6.98%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.98%) Service Management
14 10 (5.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.77%) SQL
2 7 (4.07%) VBA
3 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.91%) C
4 5 (2.91%) R
5 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.16%) C#
6 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.16%) PHP
6 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) Degree
2 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.30%) CISM
3 16 (9.30%) CISSP
4 13 (7.56%) ISEB
5 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (5.23%) CISA
8 8 (4.65%) NVQ Level 3
9 6 (3.49%) CRISC
10 4 (2.33%) CEH
10 4 (2.33%) CIPD
10 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.74%) ECDL
11 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.16%) CCA
12 2 (1.16%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.16%) MCITP
12 2 (1.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (14.53%) GDPR
3 21 (12.21%) PCI DSS
4 10 (5.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (4.07%) Data Quality
5 7 (4.07%) RMADS
6 6 (3.49%) Basel II
7 5 (2.91%) COBIT
7 5 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.33%) QA
9 3 (1.74%) Solvency II
10 2 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (1.16%) GPG13
10 2 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.58%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.58%) SCCM
1 1 (0.58%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.14%) Oracle
3 7 (4.07%) TOWER Software
4 5 (2.91%) Apteco
5 3 (1.74%) Cisco
6 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.16%) SAP
6 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.16%) Unisys
6 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe
7 1 (0.58%) CA
7 1 (0.58%) Capita
7 1 (0.58%) Kofax
7 1 (0.58%) MapR
7 1 (0.58%) Qualys
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.58%) Tableau
7 1 (0.58%) Teradata
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