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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 573 588 507
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -81
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 84 73 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 98
Median daily rate £350 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £165 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.87 £16.50 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +19.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £16.50 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.30 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +6.45%

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
17836 18880 18393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.32% 33.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11554 11812 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 808 799
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +41 83 £350 -1.75% 10
London +5 42 £400 +4.91% 4
South East +22 15 £325 +35.41% 4
West Midlands -15 8 £363 +39.42% 2
City of London +11 6 £325 -27.77% 2
Yorkshire +9 6 £200 +14.28%
Berkshire - 5 £350 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 - -
South West +7 4 £280 -12.15%
Bristol +2 4 £280 -25.33%
Surrey +7 3 - -
Staines -1 3 - -
East of England -2 3 £313 -13.79%
Leeds - 3 - -
North West +14 2 £575 -32.74%
Kent +6 2 £283 +98.94%
East Sussex +5 2 £293 -11.36%
Brighton +2 2 £293 -11.36%
Sheffield -4 2 £200 +33.33%
South Yorkshire -4 2 £200 +33.33%
Bedford -5 2 - -
Bedfordshire -7 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £325 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £338 - 2
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Solihull - 2 £494 -
Bradford +16 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 £575 +187.50%
Warwickshire -5 1 £375 +44.23%
East Midlands -8 1 - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 57 (33.14%) Management Information System
3 50 (29.07%) ITIL
4 41 (23.84%) Information Security
5 40 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (22.67%) Information Assurance
7 38 (22.09%) Finance
8 34 (19.77%) Legal
9 28 (16.28%) Risk Management
10 26 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (14.53%) PRINCE2
11 25 (14.53%) CISSP
11 25 (14.53%) Freedom of Information
12 23 (13.37%) Degree
12 23 (13.37%) Project Management
13 22 (12.79%) Freedom of Information Act
13 22 (12.79%) PCI DSS
14 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (11.63%) Security Cleared
16 19 (11.05%) Service Management
16 19 (11.05%) CISM
16 19 (11.05%) Windows
17 18 (10.47%) ITIL V3
18 17 (9.88%) Service Delivery
19 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
19 16 (9.30%) SC Cleared
20 15 (8.72%) Records Management
21 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (8.14%) Service Design
21 14 (8.14%) Information Governance

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 13 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.33%) Apache
2 4 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.33%) CMS
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) Liferay
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.65%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Maximo
1 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) Office 365
2 7 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) Internet
2 4 (2.33%) Intranet
3 3 (1.74%) Firewall
3 3 (1.74%) Network Security
3 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) Extranet
4 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.49%) Big Data
1 6 (3.49%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (2.91%) MySQL
3 4 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.74%) MS Access
5 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.16%) OLAP
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.58%) DataStax
6 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.58%) OLTP
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (22.09%) Finance
2 34 (19.77%) Legal
3 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Advertising
5 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Law
5 4 (2.33%) Retail
6 3 (1.74%) Back Office
6 3 (1.74%) Local Government
7 2 (1.16%) Automotive
7 2 (1.16%) French Language
7 2 (1.16%) German Language
7 2 (1.16%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (18.02%) Analyst
2 18 (10.47%) Architect
3 16 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.14%) Security Manager
5 13 (7.56%) Information Manager
6 12 (6.98%) Security Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) Consultant
7 11 (6.40%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.81%) Information Officer
9 8 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (4.07%) Data Manager
10 7 (4.07%) Security Advisor
10 7 (4.07%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) Compliance Manager
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.91%) Administrator
12 5 (2.91%) DBA
12 5 (2.91%) IT Manager
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 57 (33.14%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.53%) Freedom of Information
3 22 (12.79%) Freedom of Information Act
4 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.23%) CESG
5 9 (5.23%) NHS
6 6 (3.49%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (3.49%) PKI
7 4 (2.33%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.33%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.74%) Clustering
8 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.74%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.74%) Informatics
8 3 (1.74%) Replication
8 3 (1.74%) User Experience
8 3 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.05%) Windows
2 8 (4.65%) Linux
3 4 (2.33%) Unix
3 4 (2.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 50 (29.07%) ITIL
3 41 (23.84%) Information Security
4 39 (22.67%) Information Assurance
5 28 (16.28%) Risk Management
6 26 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (14.53%) PRINCE2
8 23 (13.37%) Project Management
9 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (11.05%) Service Management
11 18 (10.47%) ITIL V3
12 17 (9.88%) Service Delivery
13 15 (8.72%) Records Management
14 14 (8.14%) Information Governance
14 14 (8.14%) Service Design
15 13 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (7.56%) Security Management
15 13 (7.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
17 11 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.65%) SQL
2 7 (4.07%) C
3 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (14.53%) CISSP
2 23 (13.37%) Degree
3 20 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 19 (11.05%) CISM
5 16 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.40%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (5.23%) ISEB
9 7 (4.07%) CLAS
10 6 (3.49%) CISA
11 5 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.91%) CEH
11 5 (2.91%) CRISC
11 5 (2.91%) ISACA
12 4 (2.33%) NVQ Level 3
13 3 (1.74%) CCA
13 3 (1.74%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (1.16%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.07%) QA
4 4 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.33%) ISO27002
5 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.74%) SLA
6 2 (1.16%) COBIT
6 2 (1.16%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.16%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.58%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Nessus
1 1 (0.58%) SCCM
1 1 (0.58%) SCOM
1 1 (0.58%) SCSM
Vendors
1 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.65%) Oracle
3 4 (2.33%) IBM
3 4 (2.33%) Tableau
4 3 (1.74%) Citrix
4 3 (1.74%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) Cognos
6 1 (0.58%) CommVault
6 1 (0.58%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.58%) HP
6 1 (0.58%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.58%) Teradata
6 1 (0.58%) Tripwire
6 1 (0.58%) VMware