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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 536 493 444
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -49
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 66 111 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 85 58
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£425 £423 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £368 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £31.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.79% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £16.10 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+113.79% +3.57%

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
16920 17439 14673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.03% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10733 8761
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 668 688
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -37 65 £425 - 24
London -41 32 £450 +5.88% 11
South East -2 10 £414 -38.70% 7
East of England +12 9 £400 +8.84% 1
City of London +9 5 £635 +39.40% 3
Brighton +1 5 £435 -36.72% 3
East Sussex -1 5 £435 -36.72% 3
North West -20 5 £435 +19.17% 1
Yorkshire -14 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £250 - 1
Colchester +8 2 £335 -
Essex +6 2 £335 -8.84%
West Yorkshire -6 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £285 -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Leeds -15 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £250 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Ealing - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 38 (27.34%) Management Information System
3 35 (25.18%) Information Security
4 34 (24.46%) Freedom of Information
5 31 (22.30%) SQL
6 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
7 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (17.27%) Risk Management
9 24 (17.27%) Freedom of Information Act
10 23 (16.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
10 23 (16.55%) Information Assurance
11 21 (15.11%) SC Cleared
11 21 (15.11%) ITIL
12 20 (14.39%) Project Management
12 20 (14.39%) Finance
13 19 (13.67%) PRINCE2
14 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
15 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.79%) Oracle
16 15 (10.79%) Migration
17 14 (10.07%) CISSP
17 14 (10.07%) PCI DSS
18 13 (9.35%) ETL
18 13 (9.35%) Information Management
19 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
19 12 (8.63%) Windows
19 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
19 12 (8.63%) Service Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.88%) Documentum
2 4 (2.88%) IIS
3 3 (2.16%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.72%) Jadu
4 1 (0.72%) CMS400.NET
4 1 (0.72%) Lync
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
3 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.88%) PowerPivot
5 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.72%) MS Project
7 1 (0.72%) SPSS
7 1 (0.72%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.72%) Stata
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.72%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.72%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Network Security
2 4 (2.88%) Intranet
3 3 (2.16%) Internet
3 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.16%) DNS
4 2 (1.44%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.72%) Extranet
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) BGP
5 1 (0.72%) SSL
5 1 (0.72%) VPN
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.19%) Big Data
3 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.60%) EDMS
6 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Power View
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.16%) Star Schema
7 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.44%) QlikView
8 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Ant
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.72%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.72%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (14.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.47%) Legal
4 6 (4.32%) Marketing
5 4 (2.88%) Law
6 3 (2.16%) Local Government
6 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.44%) Electronics
7 2 (1.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.30%) Analyst
2 18 (12.95%) Architect
3 17 (12.23%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.35%) Consultant
5 10 (7.19%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) Developer
6 9 (6.47%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.76%) DBA
8 7 (5.04%) Security Manager
9 6 (4.32%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (4.32%) Security Officer
9 6 (4.32%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.88%) Information Manager
11 4 (2.88%) Information Security Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) Web Services
2 2 (1.44%) HTML
2 2 (1.44%) .NET
2 2 (1.44%) CSS
2 2 (1.44%) JSP
2 2 (1.44%) jQuery
3 1 (0.72%) HTML5
3 1 (0.72%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) CSS3
3 1 (0.72%) SOAP
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) XHTML
3 1 (0.72%) SAML
3 1 (0.72%) Ajax
3 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.34%) Management Information System
2 34 (24.46%) Freedom of Information
3 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (17.27%) Freedom of Information Act
5 10 (7.19%) CESG
6 9 (6.47%) NHS
7 8 (5.76%) PKI
8 7 (5.04%) Cryptography
9 6 (4.32%) Statistics
9 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.32%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (4.32%) Data Integration
10 5 (3.60%) Smart Meter
11 4 (2.88%) RMADS
12 3 (2.16%) Life Science
13 2 (1.44%) DTV
13 2 (1.44%) GIS
13 2 (1.44%) BYOD
13 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Windows
2 5 (3.60%) UNIX
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.16%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 35 (25.18%) Information Security
3 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.27%) Risk Management
5 23 (16.55%) Information Assurance
6 21 (15.11%) ITIL
7 20 (14.39%) Project Management
8 19 (13.67%) PRINCE2
9 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
10 15 (10.79%) Migration
11 13 (9.35%) ETL
11 13 (9.35%) Information Management
12 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (8.63%) Service Management
13 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
13 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.91%) ISMS
14 10 (7.19%) Data Security
14 10 (7.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) SQL
2 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.44%) VB
3 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.72%) R
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
4 1 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.72%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) VBA
4 1 (0.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.11%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.07%) CISSP
4 12 (8.63%) CISM
5 11 (7.91%) Degree
6 8 (5.76%) ISEB
7 5 (3.60%) CISA
8 4 (2.88%) HND
8 4 (2.88%) Postgraduate
8 4 (2.88%) CRISC
9 3 (2.16%) ISACA
10 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.44%) MBCS
10 2 (1.44%) CITP
11 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) CEH
11 1 (0.72%) MCITP
11 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.07%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.88%) QA
3 4 (2.88%) BS7799
4 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.44%) GMP
4 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.44%) SLA
4 2 (1.44%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.72%) BS25999
5 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.72%) P3O
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle
3 5 (3.60%) IBM
3 5 (3.60%) Greenplum
4 4 (2.88%) OpenText
4 4 (2.88%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.88%) SAP
4 4 (2.88%) Teradata
5 3 (2.16%) Vertica
5 3 (2.16%) Infobright
6 2 (1.44%) Cognos
6 2 (1.44%) Citrix
6 2 (1.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.44%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) Ektron
7 1 (0.72%) F5
7 1 (0.72%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.72%) Sophos
7 1 (0.72%) ESRI
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