The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 79 -
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.22% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £226 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £420
% change year-on-year +2.70% +10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.88 £21.82
% change year-on-year +47.12% -50.16%  

Data Protection Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 195 267 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.05% 29.83% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 244 199
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £588 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 30
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.58 £68.75 £17.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +27.77%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in Cheshire

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection Act in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in Cheshire