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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 490 482 476
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 122 104 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.63% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 76
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£476 £390 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.92% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £136 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £298
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -37.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £14.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £14.00 £25.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -44.00%

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 +10 120 £488 +22.76% 23
London +28 73 £575 +43.75% 9
City of London +28 12 £600 +41.17% 2
North West +5 12 £450 -10.00% 4
South East -2 12 £525 +52.17% 3
Hampshire -4 10 £525 +138.63%
Manchester -5 7 £525 +5.00% 2
South West - 7 £275 - 2
East Midlands +2 5 £413 +88.57% 1
West Midlands -14 5 £450 +12.50%
East of England -24 4 £225 -33.82%
Cheshire - 4 £400 -
West Yorkshire +5 2 £375 -28.57% 2
Leeds +1 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -1 2 £375 -28.57% 3
Essex -9 2 - -
Colchester - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £225 -
Surrey -6 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £470 -
Wales - 1 £425 - 1
South Wales - 1 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £305 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £305 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 £275 -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 77 (33.33%) Project Management
3 74 (32.03%) Information Assurance
4 63 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 58 (25.11%) Information Security
6 54 (23.38%) ITIL
7 53 (22.94%) PRINCE2
8 52 (22.51%) Freedom of Information Act
9 50 (21.65%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (19.91%) Freedom of Information
11 45 (19.48%) Finance
12 43 (18.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 41 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (17.75%) Security Cleared
14 35 (15.15%) Degree
15 33 (14.29%) Service Delivery
16 32 (13.85%) Microsoft
17 31 (13.42%) Risk Management
18 29 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (11.69%) CISSP
20 26 (11.26%) Service Management
20 26 (11.26%) PCI DSS
21 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
22 22 (9.52%) COBIT
23 21 (9.09%) CISM
23 21 (9.09%) Information Management
24 19 (8.23%) CESG
24 19 (8.23%) Computer Science
25 18 (7.79%) MS Excel
26 16 (6.93%) Legal

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (2.60%) IIS
2 2 (0.87%) SAS
2 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.06%) MS Office
3 4 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) FastStats
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.06%) Firewall
2 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.46%) Internet
4 7 (3.03%) Network Security
5 6 (2.60%) DNS
6 5 (2.16%) Intranet
7 3 (1.30%) SSL
7 3 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.30%) Wireless
8 2 (0.87%) DHCP
9 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.43%) VPN
9 1 (0.43%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) DMZ
9 1 (0.43%) SAN
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.46%) Big Data
3 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.16%) DataStage
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.73%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.87%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.87%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.43%) Sahi
1 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.43%) WATIR
1 1 (0.43%) Selenium
1 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (19.48%) Finance
2 16 (6.93%) Legal
3 10 (4.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Law
6 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (22.51%) Analyst
2 40 (17.32%) Project Manager
3 24 (10.39%) Senior Manager
4 18 (7.79%) Senior Project Manager
4 18 (7.79%) Consultant
4 18 (7.79%) Architect
5 14 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 12 (5.19%) Security Analyst
7 11 (4.76%) Information Manager
8 10 (4.33%) Governance Manager
8 10 (4.33%) Information Governance Manager
8 10 (4.33%) Designer
9 9 (3.90%) Security Consultant
9 9 (3.90%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.03%) Vendor Manager
11 7 (3.03%) Security Project Manager
11 7 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.03%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.03%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.46%) JSP
2 4 (1.73%) EJB
2 4 (1.73%) XML
3 3 (1.30%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 63 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 52 (22.51%) Freedom of Information Act
3 50 (21.65%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (19.91%) Freedom of Information
5 19 (8.23%) CESG
5 19 (8.23%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.03%) NHS
7 6 (2.60%) PMI
8 4 (1.73%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.30%) RMADS
9 3 (1.30%) PKI
9 3 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.30%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.87%) Statistics
10 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.43%) iPad
11 1 (0.43%) Open Source
11 1 (0.43%) FMCG
11 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.49%) Windows
2 7 (3.03%) UNIX
3 6 (2.60%) Linux
4 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.87%) AIX
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 77 (33.33%) Project Management
3 74 (32.03%) Information Assurance
4 58 (25.11%) Information Security
5 54 (23.38%) ITIL
6 53 (22.94%) PRINCE2
7 41 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 31 (13.42%) Risk Management
10 29 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (11.26%) Service Management
12 21 (9.09%) Information Management
13 16 (6.93%) Agile Project Management
14 15 (6.49%) Change Control
14 15 (6.49%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (5.19%) Line Management
16 12 (5.19%) Information Governance
16 12 (5.19%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.63%) SQL
2 9 (3.90%) Java
3 3 (1.30%) C
4 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) R
5 1 (0.43%) C++
5 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.15%) Degree
3 27 (11.69%) CISSP
4 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
5 21 (9.09%) CISM
6 10 (4.33%) CISA
7 6 (2.60%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.60%) ISEB
7 6 (2.60%) CRISC
8 5 (2.16%) GIAC
9 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.87%) CEH
10 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) ISACA
10 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (11.26%) PCI DSS
3 22 (9.52%) COBIT
4 13 (5.63%) QA
5 8 (3.46%) JSP 440
6 6 (2.60%) SLA
7 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.30%) Novell eDirectory
3 3 (1.30%) MetaFrame
3 3 (1.30%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.19%) Oracle
3 9 (3.90%) TOWER Software
4 7 (3.03%) VMware
5 6 (2.60%) IBM
5 6 (2.60%) Citrix
5 6 (2.60%) SAP
6 4 (1.73%) Teradata
7 3 (1.30%) Akamai
7 3 (1.30%) Novell
8 2 (0.87%) Adobe
8 2 (0.87%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.43%) Tableau
9 1 (0.43%) Talend
9 1 (0.43%) Qualys
9 1 (0.43%) Cognos
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco
9 1 (0.43%) HP
9 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
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