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 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 519 492 482
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 105 102 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.57% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 65 68
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£420 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £287 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £650 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £264
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +61.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £21.15 £15.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.23 £24.50 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £15.75 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+38.55% +96.87%

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
18317 17779 17069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.68% 32.01% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11530 10756 10140
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 689 728
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.29 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +7.69%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 -1 102 £420 -6.66% 22
London -8 38 £469 -4.28% 8
South East -1 21 £420 -1.17% 4
North West -6 19 £775 +47.61%
Liverpool - 11 £828 -
Merseyside - 11 £828 -
East Sussex - 11 £420 -
Brighton - 10 £420 -
Manchester -8 8 £300 -42.85%
Surrey +1 7 £625 +13.63%
South West -2 7 £371 - 1
East of England +4 5 £450 +25.00% 5
City of London -10 5 £520 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire -23 5 £175 -41.66%
Gloucestershire -6 4 £385 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £150 -
Sheffield - 4 £150 -
Staines - 4 - -
West Midlands +1 3 £475 +5.55% 1
Scotland +1 3 £210 +106.88%
Gloucester - 3 £385 -
Glasgow +2 2 £210 +106.88%
Hampshire -6 2 £425 -20.93% 1
Essex -13 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £450 - 1
Devon - 2 £313 -
Hook - 2 £425 -
Exeter - 2 £313 -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 168 (99.41%) Data Protection
2 51 (30.18%) Information Security
3 42 (24.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (21.30%) PRINCE2
5 34 (20.12%) Risk Management
6 31 (18.34%) Management Information System
6 31 (18.34%) Freedom of Information
6 31 (18.34%) Project Management
7 30 (17.75%) ITIL
8 29 (17.16%) Finance
9 28 (16.57%) CISSP
10 27 (15.98%) SQL
11 26 (15.38%) CISM
11 26 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (14.20%) PCI DSS
12 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
13 23 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (13.02%) Oracle
14 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
14 22 (13.02%) ISMS
15 20 (11.83%) Information Management
16 19 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (10.65%) Programme Management
18 16 (9.47%) Migration
18 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
18 16 (9.47%) Windows
18 16 (9.47%) SC Cleared
19 15 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
20 14 (8.28%) Security Management
20 14 (8.28%) Information Security Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 4 (2.37%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.37%) Documentum
1 4 (2.37%) SAS
1 4 (2.37%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.59%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.59%) Lync
4 1 (0.59%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.73%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.55%) MS Office
4 4 (2.37%) PowerPivot
5 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.78%) MS Project
6 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.59%) SPSS
6 1 (0.59%) Stata
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.37%) SaaS
4 2 (1.18%) PaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) Firewall
2 5 (2.96%) SAN
3 4 (2.37%) Intranet
4 3 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.78%) Network Security
4 3 (1.78%) VPN
5 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.18%) SSL
5 2 (1.18%) TACACS
6 1 (0.59%) DNS
6 1 (0.59%) LAN
6 1 (0.59%) WAN
6 1 (0.59%) DHCP
6 1 (0.59%) FTP
6 1 (0.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.59%) Internet
6 1 (0.59%) Extranet
6 1 (0.59%) MPLS
6 1 (0.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) Big Data
3 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.96%) EDMS
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Power View
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.37%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.59%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.59%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) Ant
2 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.59%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.59%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.59%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Legal
3 6 (3.55%) Retail
4 4 (2.37%) Local Government
5 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (20.71%) Analyst
2 27 (15.98%) Project Manager
3 24 (14.20%) Consultant
4 20 (11.83%) Security Consultant
5 11 (6.51%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.51%) Architect
6 10 (5.92%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (4.73%) Security Manager
7 8 (4.73%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.14%) DBA
8 7 (4.14%) Developer
8 7 (4.14%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (3.55%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.55%) Security Officer
9 6 (3.55%) Security Advisor
10 5 (2.96%) Security Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.96%) .NET
2 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.18%) CSS
3 2 (1.18%) SOAP
3 2 (1.18%) Web Services
3 2 (1.18%) jQuery
3 2 (1.18%) HTML5
3 2 (1.18%) REST
3 2 (1.18%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.59%) WCF
4 1 (0.59%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.34%) Management Information System
1 31 (18.34%) Freedom of Information
2 26 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.28%) Freedom of Information Act
4 11 (6.51%) CESG
4 11 (6.51%) PKI
5 9 (5.33%) Cryptography
6 8 (4.73%) NHS
7 7 (4.14%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (4.14%) RMADS
7 7 (4.14%) Data Integration
8 6 (3.55%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.37%) GIS
10 3 (1.78%) Clustering
10 3 (1.78%) Statistics
10 3 (1.78%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.78%) Life Science
11 2 (1.18%) Informatics
11 2 (1.18%) E-Learning
12 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.47%) Windows
2 8 (4.73%) UNIX
3 6 (3.55%) Linux
4 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (99.41%) Data Protection
2 51 (30.18%) Information Security
3 36 (21.30%) PRINCE2
4 34 (20.12%) Risk Management
5 31 (18.34%) Project Management
6 30 (17.75%) ITIL
7 23 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (13.02%) ISMS
9 20 (11.83%) Information Management
10 19 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (10.65%) Programme Management
12 16 (9.47%) Migration
13 15 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (8.28%) Information Security Management
14 14 (8.28%) Security Management
14 14 (8.28%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (8.28%) Security Testing
14 14 (8.28%) Information Assurance
14 14 (8.28%) Security Architecture
15 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.98%) SQL
2 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
2 3 (1.78%) C
2 3 (1.78%) C#
2 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.18%) PHP
3 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.59%) VB
4 1 (0.59%) VBA
4 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (16.57%) CISSP
2 26 (15.38%) CISM
3 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.47%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.28%) CISA
6 13 (7.69%) Degree
7 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.96%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.96%) CRISC
8 5 (2.96%) CCNP
8 5 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.96%) HND
9 4 (2.37%) HNC
9 4 (2.37%) ISEB
10 2 (1.18%) MOS
10 2 (1.18%) MCP
10 2 (1.18%) MCSE
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (14.20%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (4.14%) QA
5 4 (2.37%) Basel II
5 4 (2.37%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.18%) SLA
6 2 (1.18%) GMP
6 2 (1.18%) COBIT
6 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.59%) P3O
7 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.59%) COSO
7 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.59%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Nessus
1 2 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (13.02%) Oracle
2 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.73%) Cisco
4 6 (3.55%) Teradata
5 5 (2.96%) Greenplum
6 4 (2.37%) OpenText
6 4 (2.37%) VMware
6 4 (2.37%) Vertica
6 4 (2.37%) Infobright
7 2 (1.18%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.18%) hybris
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 2 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.59%) Remedy
8 1 (0.59%) ESRI
8 1 (0.59%) Google
8 1 (0.59%) HP
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