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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 541 529 484
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -45
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 78 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.46% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 72
Average daily rate £438 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £262 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.51 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.73% +6.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.70 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.90 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.13% -8.62%

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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 70 £475 - 15
London -22 23 £300 -39.39% 4
North West -11 11 £500 +40.84%
Merseyside +5 10 £500 +53.84%
Liverpool -1 10 £500 +53.84%
East Midlands - 8 £305 -
East of England - 7 £475 - 3
South East -3 6 £418 -12.10% 1
Scotland -8 6 £455 +389.24% 1
Yorkshire -9 6 £245 -10.90% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Nottingham - 5 - -
South West +4 4 £275 -38.88% 4
West Midlands -12 4 £738 +90.32% 2
South Yorkshire -12 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £275 - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £160 +72.04%
Sheffield -14 3 - - 1
St Albans - 3 £475 -
City of London +32 2 £300 -27.71%
Brighton +13 2 £230 -51.57%
East Sussex +9 2 £230 -51.57%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £245 -
Aylesbury - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £305 -
Leicestershire - 2 £305 -
Paddington - 2 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £243 -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 160 (99.38%) Data Protection
2 43 (26.71%) Information Security
3 41 (25.47%) Finance
4 37 (22.98%) Information Assurance
4 37 (22.98%) Information Governance
5 35 (21.74%) Management Information System
6 33 (20.50%) SQL
7 32 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (16.77%) Risk Management
10 25 (15.53%) Freedom of Information
10 25 (15.53%) SQL Server
10 25 (15.53%) Microsoft
11 24 (14.91%) NHS
12 23 (14.29%) Oracle
13 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
13 20 (12.42%) Data Management
13 20 (12.42%) Freedom of Information Act
14 19 (11.80%) Degree
15 18 (11.18%) Project Management
15 18 (11.18%) Data Security
15 18 (11.18%) Service Delivery
16 17 (10.56%) QA
16 17 (10.56%) PCI DSS
17 16 (9.94%) CISSP
17 16 (9.94%) Unix
17 16 (9.94%) ITIL
17 16 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (9.32%) SDLC

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (4.35%) SAS
2 5 (3.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.48%) CMS
4 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.62%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.21%) MS Office
3 8 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.11%) MS Project
5 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Maximo
2 6 (3.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.24%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.24%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.62%) Office 365
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) Firewall
2 7 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.48%) Intranet
4 3 (1.86%) SAN
4 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.24%) DNS
5 2 (1.24%) Extranet
5 2 (1.24%) Internet
5 2 (1.24%) LAN
5 2 (1.24%) Network Security
5 2 (1.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.62%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.62%) DHCP
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) SSL
6 1 (0.62%) VPN
6 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.59%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (5.59%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.86%) Big Data
7 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.24%) EDRMS
8 2 (1.24%) GIS
8 2 (1.24%) OLAP
8 2 (1.24%) OLTP
8 2 (1.24%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) NUnit
3 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 41 (25.47%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Legal
3 11 (6.83%) Advertising
4 6 (3.73%) Law
5 3 (1.86%) Publishing
6 2 (1.24%) Back Office
6 2 (1.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (27.95%) Analyst
2 18 (11.18%) Architect
3 16 (9.94%) Security Analyst
4 15 (9.32%) Consultant
5 12 (7.45%) Data Analyst
5 12 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.83%) Information Officer
6 11 (6.83%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.21%) Security Advisor
8 9 (5.59%) Developer
8 9 (5.59%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Designer
9 8 (4.97%) IT Security Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Information Governance Officer
10 7 (4.35%) Information Manager
10 7 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (4.35%) IT Support
10 7 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.35%) Security Officer
11 6 (3.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) .NET
2 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.11%) Web Services
3 4 (2.48%) XML
4 2 (1.24%) CSS
4 2 (1.24%) HTML
4 2 (1.24%) jQuery
4 2 (1.24%) REST
4 2 (1.24%) SOAP
4 2 (1.24%) WCF
4 2 (1.24%) WF
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.62%) ADO
5 1 (0.62%) DAO
5 1 (0.62%) HTML5
5 1 (0.62%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 30 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (15.53%) Freedom of Information
4 24 (14.91%) NHS
5 20 (12.42%) Freedom of Information Act
6 10 (6.21%) Performance Metrics
7 7 (4.35%) Data Integration
8 6 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.86%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.86%) Informatics
10 3 (1.86%) Statistics
11 2 (1.24%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.24%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.24%) PMI
11 2 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.24%) User Experience
11 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.94%) Unix
2 14 (8.70%) Windows
3 9 (5.59%) Linux
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) Android
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (99.38%) Data Protection
2 43 (26.71%) Information Security
3 37 (22.98%) Information Assurance
3 37 (22.98%) Information Governance
4 27 (16.77%) Risk Management
5 20 (12.42%) Data Management
6 18 (11.18%) Data Security
6 18 (11.18%) Project Management
6 18 (11.18%) Service Delivery
7 16 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (9.94%) ITIL
8 15 (9.32%) SDLC
9 12 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (7.45%) ERP
9 12 (7.45%) Line Management
9 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (6.83%) Time Management
11 10 (6.21%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.50%) SQL
2 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.11%) C#
3 5 (3.11%) VB.NET
3 5 (3.11%) VBA
4 4 (2.48%) C
4 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.86%) VB
6 2 (1.24%) VB6
7 1 (0.62%) PHP
7 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (11.80%) Degree
2 16 (9.94%) CISSP
3 10 (6.21%) ISEB
4 9 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.11%) HNC
5 5 (3.11%) HND
6 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.24%) CLAS
8 2 (1.24%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.24%) MAPM
8 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.24%) SANS
9 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.62%) CISA
9 1 (0.62%) CISM
9 1 (0.62%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.62%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (10.56%) PCI DSS
2 17 (10.56%) QA
3 15 (9.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (8.07%) RMADS
5 8 (4.97%) Data Quality
6 7 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (3.11%) Basel II
8 3 (1.86%) COBIT
8 3 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.86%) ISO27002
9 2 (1.24%) SLA
9 2 (1.24%) TickIT
10 1 (0.62%) BS25999
10 1 (0.62%) COSO
10 1 (0.62%) ISO22301
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) DameWare
1 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.29%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) IBM
4 4 (2.48%) VMware
5 3 (1.86%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.86%) Cisco
5 3 (1.86%) Teradata
5 3 (1.86%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.24%) DataFlux
6 2 (1.24%) HP
6 2 (1.24%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.24%) Remedy
6 2 (1.24%) SAP
6 2 (1.24%) Splunk
7 1 (0.62%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) Infobright
7 1 (0.62%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.62%) Talend
7 1 (0.62%) Vertica
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