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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 555 534 529
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 88 102 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 78 59
Median daily rate £475 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £420 £366
% change year-on-year
+10.11% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.63 £21.15 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £19.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £22.23 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.88 £21.82 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-50.16% +11.91%

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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 87 £475 +13.09% 32
London +12 43 £525 +14.37% 6
South East -16 13 £475 +13.09% 3
North West -20 13 £423 -2.87% 1
East of England +16 8 £500 +11.11% 1
Liverpool -6 6 £500 -37.50%
Merseyside -6 6 £500 -37.50%
City of London +46 5 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire +16 4 £475 - 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £398 +32.75% 10
West Yorkshire -8 4 £398 - 8
Surrey -10 4 £488 -4.87%
Manchester -12 4 £231 -22.91% 1
Berkshire +2 3 £350 -
Staines -11 3 £475 -7.31%
Leeds - 3 £259 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 £350 - 6
Essex +5 2 £525 +64.06%
Leicester - 2 £450 -
Derby - 2 £450 -
Worthing - 2 £469 -
Derbyshire - 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 £226 -
Kent - 2 £475 -
West Sussex - 2 £469 -
Cambridgeshire +17 1 - -
Bristol +7 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Bedfordshire +6 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £350 -17.64%

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 176 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 48 (27.27%) Information Assurance
2 48 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 45 (25.57%) Finance
4 42 (23.86%) Project Management
5 36 (20.45%) Information Security
6 34 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 32 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (16.48%) ITIL
10 28 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 27 (15.34%) Legal
12 26 (14.77%) Freedom of Information
13 24 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
14 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (12.50%) Degree
16 21 (11.93%) Risk Management
17 20 (11.36%) Security Cleared
18 19 (10.80%) Freedom of Information Act
18 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
18 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
19 18 (10.23%) SQL
20 17 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (9.66%) CISSP
20 17 (9.66%) Information Governance
21 16 (9.09%) PCI DSS
22 14 (7.95%) Windows
23 13 (7.39%) NHS
23 13 (7.39%) CISM
23 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.41%) CMS
2 6 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.70%) IIS
3 3 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.70%) SAS
4 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.14%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.68%) MS Office
3 5 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Maximo
1 7 (3.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.14%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.14%) FastStats
4 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) Office 365
4 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Internet
2 5 (2.84%) Intranet
3 3 (1.70%) LAN
3 3 (1.70%) WAN
4 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.57%) DNS
5 1 (0.57%) Extranet
5 1 (0.57%) Firewall
5 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.11%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (3.41%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.41%) MySQL
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.70%) Big Data
8 3 (1.70%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.14%) OLAP
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.57%) MS Access
10 1 (0.57%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.57%) OLTP
10 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) ProC
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (25.57%) Finance
2 27 (15.34%) Legal
3 9 (5.11%) Law
4 7 (3.98%) Advertising
5 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.84%) Retail
7 4 (2.27%) Banking
8 3 (1.70%) Back Office
8 3 (1.70%) Marketing
8 3 (1.70%) Publishing
9 2 (1.14%) Automotive
10 1 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (19.32%) Analyst
2 22 (12.50%) Architect
3 19 (10.80%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.39%) Security Analyst
5 11 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 10 (5.68%) Information Analyst
6 10 (5.68%) Security Architect
7 9 (5.11%) Consultant
8 8 (4.55%) Security Specialist
9 7 (3.98%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Information Manager
9 7 (3.98%) Information Officer
9 7 (3.98%) Senior Manager
9 7 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.41%) IT Support
10 6 (3.41%) Security Advisor
10 6 (3.41%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.70%) XML
2 2 (1.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) jQuery
3 1 (0.57%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 26 (14.77%) Freedom of Information
3 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (10.80%) Freedom of Information Act
5 13 (7.39%) NHS
6 8 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.41%) CESG
7 6 (3.41%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (2.27%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.70%) CCTV
9 3 (1.70%) Clustering
9 3 (1.70%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.70%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.70%) Informatics
9 3 (1.70%) Replication
10 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.14%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.14%) User Experience
11 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.95%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) Linux
3 7 (3.98%) Unix
4 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.14%) Solaris
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 48 (27.27%) Information Assurance
3 42 (23.86%) Project Management
4 36 (20.45%) Information Security
5 34 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 32 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (16.48%) ITIL
9 24 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
10 21 (11.93%) Risk Management
11 17 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (9.66%) Information Governance
12 12 (6.82%) Asset Management
12 12 (6.82%) ITIL V3
12 12 (6.82%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.82%) Service Management
12 12 (6.82%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.25%) Information Management
14 10 (5.68%) Business Continuity
14 10 (5.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.23%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) C
3 5 (2.84%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.27%) VBA
5 2 (1.14%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.14%) R
6 1 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (12.50%) Degree
2 20 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.66%) CISSP
4 13 (7.39%) CISM
4 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (4.55%) CLAS
7 7 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.41%) CEH
8 6 (3.41%) CISA
8 6 (3.41%) ISEB
9 5 (2.84%) ISACA
10 4 (2.27%) CCA
10 4 (2.27%) CRISC
11 3 (1.70%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.14%) IISP
12 2 (1.14%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.57%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (3.41%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.84%) SLA
6 3 (1.70%) COBIT
7 2 (1.14%) BS7799
7 2 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.14%) ISO27002
7 2 (1.14%) RMADS
8 1 (0.57%) Basel II
8 1 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.57%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) HDFS
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.82%) Oracle
3 8 (4.55%) TOWER Software
4 6 (3.41%) IBM
5 4 (2.27%) Tableau
6 3 (1.70%) Citrix
6 3 (1.70%) Sun
7 2 (1.14%) Apteco
7 2 (1.14%) Google
7 2 (1.14%) Teradata
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco
8 1 (0.57%) Cognos
8 1 (0.57%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.57%) HP
8 1 (0.57%) Infoflex
8 1 (0.57%) Progress
8 1 (0.57%) VMware
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