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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 507 492 431
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -61
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 65 82 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.53% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 72
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£405 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £258 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £553 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £26.38 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £12.90 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.88 £16.10 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.89% -

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
15377 15592 13859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 30.63% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9545 9499 8334
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 621 797
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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 -22 60 £450 +17.64% 28
London -9 30 £475 +14.45% 8
South East -22 11 £475 +5.55% 7
City of London +20 7 £410 +28.12%
Yorkshire -10 7 £275 -24.65% 4
Surrey +11 5 - - 1
Scotland -2 5 £93 -81.40%
North West -16 5 £355 +13.60% 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £275 -
East Sussex 0 3 £475 - 2
South West -5 3 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £388 - 4
Brighton - 3 £475 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £93 -
Berkshire -7 2 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £313 -
East of England +8 1 £400 +13.07% 1
Slough -3 1 £475 - 1
Leeds -9 1 - - 3
Somerset - 1 £625 -
Newbury - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 55 (33.54%) Management Information System
3 48 (29.27%) Information Security
4 46 (28.05%) Information Assurance
5 41 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
6 39 (23.78%) Security Cleared
7 38 (23.17%) Freedom of Information Act
8 34 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (20.73%) Project Management
9 33 (20.12%) Risk Management
10 31 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (17.68%) SC Cleared
12 28 (17.07%) PRINCE2
13 27 (16.46%) ITIL
13 27 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (15.85%) Information Management
15 24 (14.63%) Service Delivery
16 21 (12.80%) CISSP
16 21 (12.80%) PCI DSS
17 20 (12.20%) ISMS
17 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
17 20 (12.20%) SQL
18 18 (10.98%) Finance
18 18 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
19 17 (10.37%) Security Testing
19 17 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
19 17 (10.37%) PKI
20 16 (9.76%) Legal
21 15 (9.15%) Security Management
21 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) SAS
3 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Jadu
3 1 (0.61%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.27%) MS Office
3 4 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.61%) InDesign
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.49%) Network Security
2 8 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.05%) Intranet
4 4 (2.44%) Internet
4 4 (2.44%) DNS
5 3 (1.83%) Wireless
6 2 (1.22%) DHCP
6 2 (1.22%) Firewall
7 1 (0.61%) FTP
7 1 (0.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (3.66%) Big Data
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.83%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.22%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.22%) QlikView
6 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) DataStage
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Ant
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (10.98%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Legal
3 14 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.88%) Law
5 7 (4.27%) Marketing
6 6 (3.66%) Local Government
7 2 (1.22%) Electronics
7 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (15.85%) Analyst
2 24 (14.63%) Project Manager
3 20 (12.20%) Architect
4 18 (10.98%) Consultant
5 15 (9.15%) Security Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Service Manager
6 13 (7.93%) Developer
7 11 (6.71%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.10%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.88%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.66%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Customer Services Manager
11 5 (3.05%) Security Officer
11 5 (3.05%) Information Security Officer
11 5 (3.05%) Information Assurance Specialist
11 5 (3.05%) Information Specialist
11 5 (3.05%) Compliance Specialist
11 5 (3.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) HTML
1 4 (2.44%) CSS
1 4 (2.44%) jQuery
2 3 (1.83%) HTML5
2 3 (1.83%) CSS3
2 3 (1.83%) XML
2 3 (1.83%) XHTML
3 2 (1.22%) JSP
3 2 (1.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) XSLT
3 2 (1.22%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) SAML
4 1 (0.61%) Ajax
4 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (33.54%) Management Information System
2 41 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 38 (23.17%) Freedom of Information Act
4 27 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (10.37%) PKI
6 15 (9.15%) Cryptography
6 15 (9.15%) CESG
7 12 (7.32%) Smart Meter
8 9 (5.49%) NHS
9 8 (4.88%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
10 6 (3.66%) RMADS
10 6 (3.66%) Statistics
11 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.22%) Data Extraction
12 2 (1.22%) Life Science
12 2 (1.22%) DTV
13 1 (0.61%) GIS
13 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.32%) Windows
2 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.83%) UNIX
4 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 48 (29.27%) Information Security
3 46 (28.05%) Information Assurance
4 34 (20.73%) Project Management
5 33 (20.12%) Risk Management
6 31 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (17.07%) PRINCE2
8 27 (16.46%) ITIL
9 26 (15.85%) Information Management
10 24 (14.63%) Service Delivery
11 20 (12.20%) ISMS
12 18 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (10.37%) Security Testing
14 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.15%) Security Management
15 14 (8.54%) Information Security Management
15 14 (8.54%) Service Management
16 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (6.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.22%) XPath
5 1 (0.61%) PHP5
5 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.61%) VB
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (23.78%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.68%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.80%) CISSP
4 15 (9.15%) CISM
4 15 (9.15%) Degree
5 8 (4.88%) ISEB
5 8 (4.88%) CISA
6 6 (3.66%) Postgraduate
7 5 (3.05%) HND
7 5 (3.05%) CRISC
8 3 (1.83%) ISACA
9 2 (1.22%) CITP
9 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.22%) MCITP
9 2 (1.22%) MBCS
10 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) CEH
10 1 (0.61%) MCDST
10 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (12.80%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.05%) BS7799
4 4 (2.44%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.83%) QA
6 2 (1.22%) GMP
6 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.61%) COBIT
7 1 (0.61%) BS25999
7 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.61%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.61%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.61%) Nessus
1 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.27%) Oracle
3 5 (3.05%) SAP
3 5 (3.05%) IBM
4 3 (1.83%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.83%) Adobe
4 3 (1.83%) Citrix
5 2 (1.22%) Sophos
5 2 (1.22%) Cognos
5 2 (1.22%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.61%) VMware
6 1 (0.61%) Teradata
6 1 (0.61%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.61%) Tripwire
6 1 (0.61%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.61%) Ektron
6 1 (0.61%) F5
6 1 (0.61%) Websense
6 1 (0.61%) CQG
6 1 (0.61%) HP
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