The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 493 464 483
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 100 104 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 67
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £459 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+50.44% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.90 £17.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.70 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+96.87% -68.00%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 -30 95 £450 +20.00% 16
London -9 54 £476 +26.93% 8
City of London +24 15 £450 +15.08% 2
South East -13 11 £475 +28.37%
North West +6 8 £525 - 1
West Midlands -9 6 £450 +12.50%
Manchester - 6 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +11 5 £300 - 4
West Yorkshire +10 5 £300 - 4
Essex +4 5 £360 -7.09%
East of England -28 5 £360 +35.84% 1
Colchester - 5 £360 -
South West - 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
Leeds +3 2 £375 - 4
East Midlands -2 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey -3 2 £550 -
Chester - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - - 1
Staffordshire +5 1 £187 -53.25%
Scotland -26 1 £102 -28.01%
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Berkhamsted - - - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 60 (28.99%) Freedom of Information
3 59 (28.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 53 (25.60%) Project Management
5 50 (24.15%) ITIL
6 49 (23.67%) Finance
7 47 (22.71%) Management Information System
8 40 (19.32%) Information Security
8 40 (19.32%) Information Assurance
9 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 31 (14.98%) PRINCE2
10 31 (14.98%) Service Management
10 31 (14.98%) Service Delivery
11 30 (14.49%) Risk Management
12 29 (14.01%) Degree
13 26 (12.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 22 (10.63%) SQL
14 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (10.63%) PCI DSS
15 19 (9.18%) Security Cleared
15 19 (9.18%) Legal
15 19 (9.18%) Information Management
16 18 (8.70%) Windows
16 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
17 17 (8.21%) SQL Server
17 17 (8.21%) Computer Science
18 16 (7.73%) Data Modelling
18 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
19 15 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (7.25%) CESG

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (3.86%) IIS
2 2 (0.97%) Apache
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.97%) NetWeaver
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.48%) Lync
3 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.80%) MS Office
3 7 (3.38%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.86%) Firewall
2 6 (2.90%) Internet
2 6 (2.90%) DNS
3 5 (2.42%) Intranet
4 4 (1.93%) Network Security
5 3 (1.45%) SSL
6 2 (0.97%) SAN
6 2 (0.97%) DHCP
6 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.97%) Wireless
7 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) LAN
7 1 (0.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.38%) Big Data
3 7 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.93%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.97%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.97%) MySQL
7 2 (0.97%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.97%) DataStage
7 2 (0.97%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Synon
2 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (23.67%) Finance
2 19 (9.18%) Legal
3 10 (4.83%) Banking
4 3 (1.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.45%) Back Office
4 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
5 2 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (24.64%) Analyst
2 23 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 16 (7.73%) Architect
4 14 (6.76%) Senior Manager
5 13 (6.28%) Consultant
5 13 (6.28%) Information Manager
6 11 (5.31%) Information Governance Manager
6 11 (5.31%) Governance Manager
7 9 (4.35%) Security Analyst
7 9 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (3.86%) Developer
9 7 (3.38%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.38%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.38%) Vendor Manager
9 7 (3.38%) Security Manager
10 6 (2.90%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.90%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.86%) JSP
2 4 (1.93%) .NET
2 4 (1.93%) XML
2 4 (1.93%) EJB
3 3 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.45%) Middleware
3 3 (1.45%) LAMP
3 3 (1.45%) Web Services
4 2 (0.97%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.97%) Synon Analyst Programmer
5 1 (0.48%) Itk
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 60 (28.99%) Freedom of Information
2 59 (28.50%) Freedom of Information Act
3 47 (22.71%) Management Information System
4 17 (8.21%) Computer Science
5 15 (7.25%) CESG
6 14 (6.76%) NHS
7 6 (2.90%) PMI
8 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.45%) Clustering
8 3 (1.45%) RMADS
9 2 (0.97%) iSeries
10 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.48%) iPad
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) FMCG
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) GIS
10 1 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.70%) Windows
2 9 (4.35%) UNIX
3 8 (3.86%) Linux
4 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 53 (25.60%) Project Management
3 50 (24.15%) ITIL
4 40 (19.32%) Information Security
4 40 (19.32%) Information Assurance
5 31 (14.98%) PRINCE2
5 31 (14.98%) Service Management
5 31 (14.98%) Service Delivery
6 30 (14.49%) Risk Management
7 22 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (9.18%) Information Management
9 16 (7.73%) Data Modelling
9 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (6.76%) Information Governance
12 13 (6.28%) Change Management
13 12 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (5.80%) Data Analysis
14 11 (5.31%) PRINCE
14 11 (5.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.63%) SQL
2 9 (4.35%) Java
3 4 (1.93%) C#
4 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.45%) Ruby
5 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.97%) ABAP
5 2 (0.97%) C
5 2 (0.97%) COBOL
6 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (14.01%) Degree
2 19 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.76%) CISM
3 14 (6.76%) CISSP
4 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.93%) GIAC
5 4 (1.93%) ISEB
5 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.93%) CRISC
6 3 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.45%) CISA
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.48%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (10.63%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.76%) COBIT
4 11 (5.31%) QA
5 9 (4.35%) SLA
6 5 (2.42%) JSP 440
7 4 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) XenApp
2 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) Foglight
1 2 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.48%) SCOM
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.83%) VMware
3 9 (4.35%) Oracle
3 9 (4.35%) SAP
4 6 (2.90%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.93%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.45%) Akamai
6 3 (1.45%) Citrix
7 2 (0.97%) Teradata
7 2 (0.97%) IBM
7 2 (0.97%) HP
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe
8 1 (0.48%) Cognos
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) Qualys
8 1 (0.48%) Informatica
8 1 (0.48%) NetApp
8 1 (0.48%) Novell
8 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
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Leeds
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