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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 521 495 483
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 104 122 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 74
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£420 £503 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% +27.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £690 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £18.82 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.43% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.11 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.09 £24.40 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £16.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +100.00%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -31 100 £420 -17.32% 10
London -29 32 £450 -18.18% 3
South East -3 23 £420 -26.95% 3
North West -26 15 £828 +57.61% 1
East of England +11 11 £363 +0.69%
Brighton - 10 £420 -
East Sussex - 10 £420 -
South West -8 8 £371 +48.50%
Liverpool - 8 £855 -
Merseyside - 8 £855 -
Manchester -18 7 £295 -43.80%
Surrey - 6 - -
Gloucestershire 0 5 £385 -
City of London -5 5 £475 -24.00%
Yorkshire -29 5 £175 -41.66%
Scotland - 4 £210 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 -
Sheffield - 4 £150 -
Staines - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £150 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £550 -
Kent - 3 £133 -
Gloucester - 3 £385 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £331 -
North East - 3 £550 -
Warwickshire +4 2 £260 -38.82%
West Midlands -2 2 £260 -40.57% 1
Essex -4 2 - -
Hampshire -12 2 £425 -30.61% 1

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 174 (98.86%) Data Protection
2 53 (30.11%) Information Security
3 44 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (20.45%) PRINCE2
5 35 (19.89%) Freedom of Information
6 32 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 32 (18.18%) ITIL
7 31 (17.61%) Project Management
7 31 (17.61%) Finance
8 30 (17.05%) Management Information System
9 28 (15.91%) CISSP
10 25 (14.20%) CISM
10 25 (14.20%) PCI DSS
11 23 (13.07%) SQL
12 22 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
13 21 (11.93%) Windows
13 21 (11.93%) ISMS
13 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (11.36%) Legal
14 20 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (10.80%) Information Management
15 19 (10.80%) Migration
15 19 (10.80%) Programme Management
15 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
15 19 (10.80%) Oracle
16 18 (10.23%) Freedom of Information Act
17 16 (9.09%) Degree
17 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
17 16 (9.09%) Security Architecture

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (2.84%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.84%) SAS
1 5 (2.84%) Apache Solr
2 4 (2.27%) Documentum
2 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.14%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.57%) Moodle
5 1 (0.57%) Lync
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.84%) MS Office
4 4 (2.27%) MS Project
4 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.57%) SPSS
5 1 (0.57%) Stata
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Maximo
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.84%) SaaS
4 3 (1.70%) Office 365
5 2 (1.14%) PaaS
5 2 (1.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) Firewall
2 5 (2.84%) SAN
3 4 (2.27%) Intranet
4 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.70%) Network Security
4 3 (1.70%) VPN
5 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.14%) SSL
5 2 (1.14%) TACACS
6 1 (0.57%) DNS
6 1 (0.57%) LAN
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.57%) DHCP
6 1 (0.57%) FTP
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) Extranet
6 1 (0.57%) MPLS
6 1 (0.57%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.55%) Big Data
3 7 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.98%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.84%) EDMS
5 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Power View
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.70%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.14%) ObjectStore
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.57%) NUnit
2 1 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (17.61%) Finance
2 20 (11.36%) Legal
3 5 (2.84%) Retail
4 4 (2.27%) Local Government
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.70%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.16%) Analyst
2 26 (14.77%) Project Manager
3 25 (14.20%) Consultant
4 20 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 13 (7.39%) Architect
6 11 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) Data Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) Information Security Consultant
8 9 (5.11%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Developer
10 7 (3.98%) Information Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.41%) Security Advisor
12 5 (2.84%) Information Security Officer
12 5 (2.84%) Security Officer
12 5 (2.84%) Information Analyst
13 4 (2.27%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) .NET
2 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.70%) Web Services
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) SOAP
4 2 (1.14%) jQuery
4 2 (1.14%) HTML5
4 2 (1.14%) REST
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.57%) ADO
5 1 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) WinForms
5 1 (0.57%) DAO
5 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) WCF
5 1 (0.57%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.89%) Freedom of Information
2 30 (17.05%) Management Information System
3 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.23%) Freedom of Information Act
5 14 (7.95%) NHS
6 11 (6.25%) CESG
7 10 (5.68%) PKI
8 8 (4.55%) Cryptography
8 8 (4.55%) Data Integration
9 7 (3.98%) RMADS
9 7 (3.98%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (2.84%) GIS
10 5 (2.84%) Statistics
10 5 (2.84%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.70%) Informatics
11 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.70%) Life Science
11 3 (1.70%) Clustering
12 2 (1.14%) E-Learning
12 2 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.93%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) UNIX
3 9 (5.11%) Linux
4 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (98.86%) Data Protection
2 53 (30.11%) Information Security
3 36 (20.45%) PRINCE2
4 32 (18.18%) ITIL
4 32 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 31 (17.61%) Project Management
6 22 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (11.93%) ISMS
8 20 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.80%) Migration
9 19 (10.80%) Programme Management
9 19 (10.80%) Information Management
10 16 (9.09%) Security Management
10 16 (9.09%) Security Architecture
11 15 (8.52%) Information Assurance
11 15 (8.52%) Information Security Management
12 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
12 14 (7.95%) Security Testing
12 14 (7.95%) Information Governance
13 13 (7.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.07%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) C
3 4 (2.27%) C#
4 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.70%) VBA
4 3 (1.70%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.14%) VB
5 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (15.91%) CISSP
2 25 (14.20%) CISM
3 16 (9.09%) Degree
3 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.39%) CISA
5 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.84%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.84%) HNC
7 5 (2.84%) HND
7 5 (2.84%) CCNP
8 4 (2.27%) CRISC
9 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.70%) ISEB
10 2 (1.14%) MCP
10 2 (1.14%) MCSE
10 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (14.20%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.11%) QA
3 9 (5.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.84%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.27%) Basel II
5 4 (2.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.14%) COSO
6 2 (1.14%) COBIT
6 2 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (1.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.98%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Nessus
1 2 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle
1 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.11%) Cisco
3 6 (3.41%) VMware
4 5 (2.84%) Vertica
4 5 (2.84%) Infobright
5 4 (2.27%) OpenText
6 3 (1.70%) Teradata
6 3 (1.70%) Citrix
7 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) SAP
7 2 (1.14%) Google
7 2 (1.14%) hybris
7 2 (1.14%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.14%) HP
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) ESRI
8 1 (0.57%) Talend
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