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 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 492 495 470
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 127 91 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.55% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 69
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£475 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £153
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +129.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.93 £14.00 £19.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% -28.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £14.00 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+46.42% +21.73%

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +9 127 £475 +18.75% 24
London +10 69 £575 +35.29% 7
South East -14 21 £500 +5.26% 1
City of London +18 12 £600 +36.44% 1
North West -7 10 £425 -15.00% 5
East Midlands +3 7 £360 +64.57% 1
Manchester -2 7 £463 -7.50% 3
West Midlands -8 7 £438 +9.37% 4
Hampshire -9 6 £475 +115.90%
East of England -23 5 £225 -33.82% 1
South West - 5 £275 - 2
Cheshire +7 2 £400 - 2
Leeds -2 2 £375 -3.84% 2
Yorkshire -6 2 £375 -18.03% 3
West Yorkshire -7 2 £375 -18.03% 2
Essex -22 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £225 -
Colchester - 2 - -
Berkshire +10 1 - - 1
Birmingham -5 1 £350 -12.50%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £475 - 3
Gloucester - 1 £305 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £305 -
Southampton - 1 £275 -
Stanmore - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 70 (31.96%) Information Assurance
3 69 (31.51%) Management Information System
4 68 (31.05%) Project Management
5 60 (27.40%) Information Security
6 49 (22.37%) Freedom of Information Act
7 47 (21.46%) ITIL
7 47 (21.46%) PRINCE2
8 46 (21.00%) Security Cleared
9 43 (19.63%) Freedom of Information
10 42 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 39 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (14.61%) CISSP
14 30 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (13.24%) Information Management
15 29 (13.24%) PCI DSS
15 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
16 28 (12.79%) Service Delivery
17 27 (12.33%) Risk Management
18 26 (11.87%) Finance
19 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
20 24 (10.96%) Degree
21 22 (10.05%) CISM
22 21 (9.59%) COBIT
23 20 (9.13%) Legal
23 20 (9.13%) Service Management
24 18 (8.22%) CESG
25 16 (7.31%) Penetration Testing
25 16 (7.31%) MS Excel

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.37%) SAS
2 3 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.94%) MS Office
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.11%) TCP/IP
1 9 (4.11%) Firewall
2 8 (3.65%) Network Security
3 6 (2.74%) Internet
4 5 (2.28%) Intranet
5 3 (1.37%) DNS
5 3 (1.37%) Wireless
5 3 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.91%) DHCP
7 1 (0.46%) FTP
7 1 (0.46%) VPN
7 1 (0.46%) DMZ
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.74%) Big Data
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.28%) DataStage
5 4 (1.83%) Data Mart
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) QlikView
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.46%) WATIR
1 1 (0.46%) Selenium
1 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.46%) Sahi
1 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (11.87%) Finance
2 20 (9.13%) Legal
3 9 (4.11%) Banking
4 7 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.74%) Law
6 5 (2.28%) Marketing
6 5 (2.28%) Retail
7 3 (1.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.83%) Analyst
2 34 (15.53%) Project Manager
3 23 (10.50%) Senior Manager
4 19 (8.68%) Architect
5 18 (8.22%) Consultant
6 17 (7.76%) Senior Project Manager
7 12 (5.48%) Security Consultant
8 11 (5.02%) Data Analyst
8 11 (5.02%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.02%) Service Manager
8 11 (5.02%) Security Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Information Manager
8 11 (5.02%) Security Manager
8 11 (5.02%) Designer
9 9 (4.11%) Information Governance Manager
9 9 (4.11%) Governance Manager
10 6 (2.74%) Security Specialist
10 6 (2.74%) Information Analyst
10 6 (2.74%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.37%) XML
2 2 (0.91%) XSLT
2 2 (0.91%) XHTML
2 2 (0.91%) jQuery
2 2 (0.91%) HTML5
2 2 (0.91%) CSS3
2 2 (0.91%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (0.91%) HTML
2 2 (0.91%) CSS
2 2 (0.91%) JSP
3 1 (0.46%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 69 (31.51%) Management Information System
2 49 (22.37%) Freedom of Information Act
3 43 (19.63%) Freedom of Information
4 39 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (8.22%) CESG
6 12 (5.48%) Computer Science
7 11 (5.02%) PKI
8 10 (4.57%) Cryptography
8 10 (4.57%) Smart Meter
9 8 (3.65%) NHS
10 7 (3.20%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.37%) RMADS
11 3 (1.37%) Statistics
11 3 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.91%) PMI
12 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.31%) Windows
2 5 (2.28%) UNIX
3 3 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.37%) Linux
3 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.91%) AIX
4 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.91%) Android
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 70 (31.96%) Information Assurance
3 68 (31.05%) Project Management
4 60 (27.40%) Information Security
5 47 (21.46%) ITIL
5 47 (21.46%) PRINCE2
6 37 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (13.24%) Information Management
9 28 (12.79%) Service Delivery
10 27 (12.33%) Risk Management
11 20 (9.13%) Service Management
12 16 (7.31%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (6.85%) Security Management
13 15 (6.85%) Agile Project Management
14 14 (6.39%) Information Security Management
15 13 (5.94%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (5.94%) ISMS
16 12 (5.48%) Security Architecture
16 12 (5.48%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.48%) SQL
2 6 (2.74%) Java
3 3 (1.37%) C
4 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.91%) XPath
4 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.46%) R
5 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.61%) CISSP
3 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
4 24 (10.96%) Degree
5 22 (10.05%) CISM
6 12 (5.48%) CISA
7 8 (3.65%) CRISC
8 6 (2.74%) ISEB
9 5 (2.28%) GIAC
10 3 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.91%) HND
11 2 (0.91%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.91%) ISACA
11 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.91%) MCITP
11 2 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (13.24%) PCI DSS
3 21 (9.59%) COBIT
4 11 (5.02%) QA
5 8 (3.65%) JSP 440
6 5 (2.28%) SLA
7 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.91%) BS7799
8 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.37%) MetaFrame
3 3 (1.37%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.37%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.37%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.46%) Nessus
2 1 (0.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.02%) Oracle
3 7 (3.20%) SAP
3 7 (3.20%) Citrix
3 7 (3.20%) VMware
3 7 (3.20%) TOWER Software
4 6 (2.74%) IBM
5 4 (1.83%) Teradata
6 3 (1.37%) Adobe
6 3 (1.37%) Novell
7 2 (0.91%) HP
7 2 (0.91%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.46%) Cognos
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco
8 1 (0.46%) Informatica
8 1 (0.46%) NetApp
8 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.46%) Mercator
8 1 (0.46%) Reuters
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