The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 26 April 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.20% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £414
% change year-on-year +18.05% -12.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +108.33% -61.29%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 304 500 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 30.10% 32.68% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 267 198
Median daily rate £388 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £19.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £39.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA