The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / East of England
Rank 124 122 121
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.62% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Median daily rate £438 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.88% -54.43%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 660 642 694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 30.99% 26.13% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 356 401
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 58 59
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the East of England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the East of England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the East of England

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Bedfordshire - 4 £438 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 4 (80.00%) GDPR
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) CIPD

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) HR Advisor
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (80.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) GDPR
1 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft