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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 567 550 516
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -34
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 89 77 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 75
Median daily rate £475 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £513 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.38 £20.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% +37.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.31 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-49.75% +50.00%

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 May 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -11 88 £475 +15.15% 38
London +4 43 £550 +29.41% 15
South East -16 14 £463 +11.44% 5
North West -10 10 £423 +6.96% 4
East of England +7 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Liverpool +2 6 £500 +42.85%
Merseyside 0 6 £500 +42.85%
Yorkshire +11 5 £310 +3.16% 5
West Yorkshire +4 5 £310 - 5
Leeds - 5 £310 - 3
Berkshire - 5 £350 -
West Sussex - 5 £463 -
East Midlands +14 4 £350 +22.80% 4
Hertfordshire +3 4 £475 +5.55% 1
City of London +35 3 £550 +23.59% 1
Essex 0 3 £525 +56.71%
Worthing - 3 £463 -
Leicestershire - 3 £350 -
Derbyshire +14 2 £450 -
Derby +8 2 £450 -
South West -7 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Croydon -11 2 £335 -21.17%
Bromley - 2 £475 -
Leicester - 2 £450 -
Crawley - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £231 - 2
Bedfordshire +1 1 £500 +11.11% 2
Bristol 0 1 £350 -12.50% 1
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Brighton -3 1 - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 56 (30.94%) Information Assurance
3 48 (26.52%) Management Information System
4 45 (24.86%) Project Management
5 42 (23.20%) Finance
6 41 (22.65%) Information Security
7 35 (19.34%) PRINCE2
8 33 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (16.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 28 (15.47%) ITIL
12 26 (14.36%) Risk Management
12 26 (14.36%) Freedom of Information
13 24 (13.26%) Agile Project Management
14 23 (12.71%) Degree
14 23 (12.71%) Legal
14 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
15 22 (12.15%) CISSP
16 21 (11.60%) Security Cleared
17 20 (11.05%) Information Governance
17 20 (11.05%) MS Excel
18 19 (10.50%) SQL
19 18 (9.94%) Freedom of Information Act
20 17 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (8.84%) NHS
21 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
21 16 (8.84%) PCI DSS
22 14 (7.73%) Oracle
22 14 (7.73%) Asset Management

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 8 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.21%) SAS
4 3 (1.66%) CMS
4 3 (1.66%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.10%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.08%) MS Office
3 5 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.21%) MS Project
5 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Maximo
1 9 (4.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.10%) FastStats
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.10%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.52%) Internet
2 5 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.21%) Firewall
4 3 (1.66%) Intranet
4 3 (1.66%) LAN
4 3 (1.66%) WAN
5 2 (1.10%) Network Security
6 1 (0.55%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.55%) DNS
6 1 (0.55%) NAS
6 1 (0.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.55%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (3.87%) Data Mining
4 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.31%) MySQL
6 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.55%) DataStax
9 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.55%) MS Access
9 1 (0.55%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) ProC
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (23.20%) Finance
2 23 (12.71%) Legal
3 9 (4.97%) Advertising
3 9 (4.97%) Law
4 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.76%) Retail
6 4 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Marketing
7 3 (1.66%) Publishing
8 2 (1.10%) Automotive
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (22.10%) Analyst
2 23 (12.71%) Architect
3 17 (9.39%) Project Manager
3 17 (9.39%) Security Analyst
4 10 (5.52%) Consultant
4 10 (5.52%) Information Analyst
4 10 (5.52%) Security Advisor
4 10 (5.52%) Security Architect
5 9 (4.97%) Security Manager
6 8 (4.42%) Data Analyst
6 8 (4.42%) Security Specialist
6 8 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.87%) Information Manager
7 7 (3.87%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (3.87%) Security Consultant
7 7 (3.87%) Security Officer
8 6 (3.31%) Administrator
8 6 (3.31%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (3.31%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.31%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) XML
2 2 (1.10%) .NET
2 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.55%) CSS
3 1 (0.55%) jQuery
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.52%) Management Information System
2 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (14.36%) Freedom of Information
4 18 (9.94%) Freedom of Information Act
5 16 (8.84%) NHS
6 8 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.87%) CESG
8 6 (3.31%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.66%) CCTV
10 3 (1.66%) Clustering
10 3 (1.66%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.66%) Informatics
10 3 (1.66%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.66%) Replication
11 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.18%) Linux
2 11 (6.08%) Windows
3 9 (4.97%) Unix
4 2 (1.10%) Solaris
4 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 56 (30.94%) Information Assurance
3 45 (24.86%) Project Management
4 41 (22.65%) Information Security
5 35 (19.34%) PRINCE2
6 33 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (15.47%) ITIL
9 26 (14.36%) Risk Management
10 24 (13.26%) Agile Project Management
11 20 (11.05%) Information Governance
12 17 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
14 14 (7.73%) Asset Management
14 14 (7.73%) TOGAF
15 12 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (6.63%) Data Management
15 12 (6.63%) ITIL V3
15 12 (6.63%) Service Management
16 11 (6.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.50%) SQL
2 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
2 5 (2.76%) VBA
3 3 (1.66%) C
4 2 (1.10%) C#
4 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.10%) PHP
4 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.10%) R
5 1 (0.55%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.71%) Degree
2 22 (12.15%) CISSP
3 21 (11.60%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (6.63%) CISM
6 11 (6.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (5.52%) ISEB
8 8 (4.42%) CLAS
8 8 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.31%) CEH
10 4 (2.21%) CCA
10 4 (2.21%) CISA
11 3 (1.66%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.66%) ISACA
12 2 (1.10%) CRISC
12 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.10%) IISP
13 1 (0.55%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.84%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (3.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (3.31%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.31%) QA
4 6 (3.31%) RMADS
5 5 (2.76%) COBIT
6 4 (2.21%) SLA
7 2 (1.10%) BS7799
8 1 (0.55%) Basel II
8 1 (0.55%) BS25999
8 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) HDFS
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.73%) Oracle
3 8 (4.42%) IBM
3 8 (4.42%) TOWER Software
4 3 (1.66%) Sun
4 3 (1.66%) Tableau
5 2 (1.10%) Apteco
5 2 (1.10%) Google
5 2 (1.10%) HP
5 2 (1.10%) Teradata
5 2 (1.10%) Veritas
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) Citrix
6 1 (0.55%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.55%) Progress
6 1 (0.55%) VMware
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