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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 479 468 460
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 122 107 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.77% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 83
Average daily rate
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£503 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.54% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £118 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.86% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £9.45 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.05 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -68.00%

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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
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 August 2014.

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 27 August 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 +1 119 £508 +27.00% 14
London +14 79 £550 +37.50% 3
City of London +30 14 £625 +19.04% 1
North West +2 10 £525 +5.00%
South East -19 7 £575 +38.97% 4
Manchester +1 6 £525 +5.00%
Hampshire -4 6 £613 - 3
South West - 6 £250 - 4
Yorkshire +9 5 £300 -42.85% 2
West Yorkshire +7 5 £300 -42.85% 1
East Midlands +1 5 £413 +88.57% 1
West Midlands -1 4 £438 +9.37%
Cheshire - 4 £400 -
Essex -5 3 £360 -
East of England -27 3 £360 +35.84%
Colchester - 3 £360 -
Leeds +3 2 £375 - 1
Chester - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 74 (33.64%) Project Management
3 65 (29.55%) Information Assurance
4 57 (25.91%) Management Information System
5 54 (24.55%) ITIL
6 53 (24.09%) Freedom of Information Act
7 51 (23.18%) PRINCE2
7 51 (23.18%) Information Security
8 49 (22.27%) Freedom of Information
9 48 (21.82%) Finance
10 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
11 34 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 34 (15.45%) Degree
12 32 (14.55%) Risk Management
12 32 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (14.09%) Service Delivery
13 31 (14.09%) Security Cleared
14 28 (12.73%) Service Management
15 25 (11.36%) PCI DSS
16 24 (10.91%) CISSP
16 24 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (10.00%) COBIT
18 21 (9.55%) MS Excel
19 19 (8.64%) CISM
20 18 (8.18%) Information Management
20 18 (8.18%) Computer Science
21 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared
21 16 (7.27%) Change Control
21 16 (7.27%) Agile Project Management
21 16 (7.27%) Legal

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.73%) IIS
2 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.91%) SAS
3 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.82%) MS Office
3 5 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.91%) MS Project
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.45%) Firewall
2 8 (3.64%) Internet
3 5 (2.27%) Intranet
3 5 (2.27%) DNS
4 4 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.36%) SSL
5 3 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.36%) Network Security
6 2 (0.91%) Wireless
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.45%) SAN
7 1 (0.45%) DMZ
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
7 1 (0.45%) LAN
7 1 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.55%) Big Data
3 9 (4.09%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.27%) DataStage
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.82%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.82%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.45%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Synon
2 1 (0.45%) WATIR
2 1 (0.45%) Selenium
2 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Sahi
2 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 48 (21.82%) Finance
2 16 (7.27%) Legal
3 10 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (24.09%) Analyst
2 37 (16.82%) Project Manager
3 24 (10.91%) Senior Manager
4 18 (8.18%) Senior Project Manager
5 16 (7.27%) Consultant
6 15 (6.82%) Architect
7 12 (5.45%) Security Manager
8 11 (5.00%) Information Manager
8 11 (5.00%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Designer
9 10 (4.55%) Information Governance Manager
9 10 (4.55%) Governance Manager
10 9 (4.09%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Security Consultant
12 7 (3.18%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Vendor Manager
12 7 (3.18%) Security Project Manager
13 6 (2.73%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.64%) JSP
2 4 (1.82%) XML
2 4 (1.82%) EJB
3 3 (1.36%) LAMP
4 2 (0.91%) Synon Analyst Programmer
5 1 (0.45%) Itk
5 1 (0.45%) .NET
5 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 57 (25.91%) Management Information System
2 53 (24.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 49 (22.27%) Freedom of Information
4 18 (8.18%) Computer Science
5 16 (7.27%) CESG
6 10 (4.55%) NHS
7 6 (2.73%) PMI
8 3 (1.36%) RMADS
8 3 (1.36%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.91%) iSeries
9 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.91%) PKI
9 2 (0.91%) Statistics
9 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.45%) SCADA
10 1 (0.45%) FMCG
10 1 (0.45%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.36%) Windows
2 7 (3.18%) UNIX
3 6 (2.73%) Linux
3 6 (2.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.91%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 74 (33.64%) Project Management
3 65 (29.55%) Information Assurance
4 54 (24.55%) ITIL
5 51 (23.18%) PRINCE2
5 51 (23.18%) Information Security
6 32 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (14.55%) Risk Management
7 31 (14.09%) Service Delivery
8 28 (12.73%) Service Management
9 24 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (8.18%) Information Management
11 16 (7.27%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (7.27%) Change Control
11 16 (7.27%) Agile Project Management
12 13 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (5.45%) Information Governance
13 12 (5.45%) Six Sigma
14 11 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.27%) SQL
2 9 (4.09%) Java
3 3 (1.36%) C
3 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.91%) COBOL
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) C++
5 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (15.45%) Degree
2 31 (14.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (10.91%) CISSP
4 19 (8.64%) CISM
5 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.09%) CISA
7 7 (3.18%) ISEB
8 6 (2.73%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.73%) CRISC
9 5 (2.27%) GIAC
10 3 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.91%) ISACA
11 2 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 22 (10.00%) COBIT
4 14 (6.36%) QA
5 6 (2.73%) JSP 440
5 6 (2.73%) SLA
6 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.91%) MetaFrame
3 2 (0.91%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.91%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.91%) Oracle
3 9 (4.09%) TOWER Software
4 7 (3.18%) SAP
4 7 (3.18%) VMware
5 5 (2.27%) IBM
6 4 (1.82%) Teradata
6 4 (1.82%) Citrix
7 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.36%) Novell
7 3 (1.36%) Akamai
8 1 (0.45%) Tableau
8 1 (0.45%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.45%) Talend
8 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.45%) Cognos
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco
8 1 (0.45%) Informatica
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