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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 534 491 450
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -41
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 79 98 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 75 51
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£413 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.61 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.36% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
17406 16611 15160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.55% 31.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10672 10333 8898
Average daily rate £415 £407 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 668 649
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 May 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 27 May 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 -40 78 £413 -0.60% 22
London -20 33 £413 -2.88% 12
South East -10 16 £415 -20.95% 1
East of England +2 9 £425 +209.09% 1
North West -21 9 £395 +3.60% 2
Surrey +8 6 £513 -6.81%
East Sussex -13 6 £425 -38.18%
Lancashire +13 5 £435 +19.17%
West Midlands -8 5 £360 -20.00% 2
Brighton -9 5 £435 -36.72%
Hertfordshire - 5 £450 -
Preston - 5 £435 -
Staines - 5 £513 -
City of London -14 4 £445 +4.09% 1
Hampshire +8 3 £413 -13.15%
Liverpool -10 3 £350 -6.66%
Merseyside -10 3 £350 -6.66%
Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 2
Colchester +8 2 £335 -
Essex -4 2 £335 +143.63%
Sheffield - 2 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Warwickshire - 2 £305 -
Croydon - 2 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £285 - 1
South West +9 1 £400 +22.13% 1
Bristol +2 1 £400 +8.84%
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - - 1

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 47 (32.64%) Information Security
3 35 (24.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (23.61%) Management Information System
5 31 (21.53%) Freedom of Information
6 29 (20.14%) Risk Management
7 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
8 25 (17.36%) SQL
9 22 (15.28%) CISSP
9 22 (15.28%) PCI DSS
9 22 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (14.58%) CISM
10 21 (14.58%) Finance
10 21 (14.58%) Freedom of Information Act
11 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 19 (13.19%) ITIL
12 19 (13.19%) Information Management
12 19 (13.19%) SC Cleared
13 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 18 (12.50%) Project Management
14 16 (11.11%) ISMS
15 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.42%) Programme Management
16 14 (9.72%) Migration
16 14 (9.72%) Oracle
16 14 (9.72%) Information Assurance
17 13 (9.03%) Windows
17 13 (9.03%) CRM
17 13 (9.03%) Legal

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) IIS
2 4 (2.78%) Documentum
3 3 (2.08%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) Jadu
4 1 (0.69%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.69%) Lync
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.47%) MS Office
4 4 (2.78%) PowerPivot
5 3 (2.08%) MS Project
6 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.69%) SPSS
7 1 (0.69%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.69%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.69%) Maximo
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) SaaS
2 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) Network Security
2 5 (3.47%) Intranet
3 4 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.08%) DNS
5 2 (1.39%) Wireless
6 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.69%) Extranet
6 1 (0.69%) MPLS
6 1 (0.69%) BGP
6 1 (0.69%) SSL
6 1 (0.69%) SAN
6 1 (0.69%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) LAN
6 1 (0.69%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) DHCP
6 1 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) Big Data
3 5 (3.47%) EDMS
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
5 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.69%) DataStage
7 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Ant
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.69%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.69%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Legal
3 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.47%) Marketing
5 4 (2.78%) Law
5 4 (2.78%) Local Government
6 2 (1.39%) Automotive
6 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Analyst
2 21 (14.58%) Consultant
3 17 (11.81%) Security Consultant
4 16 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.03%) Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.94%) Security Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (5.56%) Developer
8 7 (4.86%) DBA
9 6 (4.17%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Service Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Information Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (3.47%) Security Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Security Officer
11 4 (2.78%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.08%) Web Services
2 2 (1.39%) HTML
2 2 (1.39%) .NET
2 2 (1.39%) CSS
2 2 (1.39%) JSP
2 2 (1.39%) jQuery
3 1 (0.69%) HTML5
3 1 (0.69%) REST
3 1 (0.69%) CSS3
3 1 (0.69%) SOAP
3 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.69%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) XHTML
3 1 (0.69%) SAML
3 1 (0.69%) Ajax
3 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.61%) Management Information System
2 31 (21.53%) Freedom of Information
3 22 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (14.58%) Freedom of Information Act
5 13 (9.03%) CESG
6 11 (7.64%) PKI
7 10 (6.94%) Cryptography
8 8 (5.56%) NHS
8 8 (5.56%) Smart Meter
9 6 (4.17%) Data Integration
9 6 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (3.47%) Statistics
11 4 (2.78%) RMADS
12 3 (2.08%) Life Science
13 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
13 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.39%) BYOD
14 1 (0.69%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.03%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) UNIX
3 4 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.08%) Linux
4 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 47 (32.64%) Information Security
3 29 (20.14%) Risk Management
4 19 (13.19%) ITIL
4 19 (13.19%) Information Management
5 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 18 (12.50%) Project Management
6 16 (11.11%) ISMS
7 15 (10.42%) Programme Management
8 14 (9.72%) Migration
8 14 (9.72%) Information Assurance
9 13 (9.03%) CRM
10 12 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (8.33%) Security Management
10 12 (8.33%) Information Security Management
10 12 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (8.33%) Security Testing
11 11 (7.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.36%) SQL
2 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.39%) VB
3 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.69%) C
4 1 (0.69%) C#
4 1 (0.69%) PHP5
4 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.28%) CISSP
3 21 (14.58%) CISM
4 19 (13.19%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.94%) CISA
6 8 (5.56%) ISEB
7 7 (4.86%) Degree
8 6 (4.17%) CRISC
9 4 (2.78%) ISACA
9 4 (2.78%) Postgraduate
10 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.08%) CCNP
10 3 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.39%) CITP
11 2 (1.39%) MBCS
11 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.69%) GIAC
12 1 (0.69%) CEH
12 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (15.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.78%) QA
4 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.39%) P3O
5 2 (1.39%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.39%) GMP
5 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.69%) BS7799
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.69%) BS25999
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.69%) Basel II
6 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.72%) Oracle
3 5 (3.47%) Greenplum
4 4 (2.78%) OpenText
4 4 (2.78%) Teradata
5 3 (2.08%) IBM
5 3 (2.08%) VMware
5 3 (2.08%) Vertica
5 3 (2.08%) Infobright
5 3 (2.08%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.39%) SAP
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco
6 2 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.69%) Remedy
7 1 (0.69%) ESRI
7 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.69%) Ektron
7 1 (0.69%) hybris
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