The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 524 554
Rank change year-on-year +48 +30  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 107 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.60% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 46
Median daily rate £433 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% +16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £415
% change year-on-year +18.05% -13.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £20.53 £15.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.83% -51.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £10.59 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £27.00 £37.80
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14638 16750 16360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.65% 32.60% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9635 11177 10153
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 495 596
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +21.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
London +27 63 £475 -13.63% 5
West Midlands - 12 £350 - 4
North West +38 7 £550 +125.40% 4
South West +5 7 £293 +6.36% 2
Yorkshire +20 6 £475 +31.94% 2
South East +10 5 £433 -6.48% 3
East of England -7 4 £438 -12.50% 4
East Midlands -11 3 £325 -35.00%
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 178 (99.44%) Data Protection
2 50 (27.93%) Finance
3 42 (23.46%) SQL
3 42 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.91%) Management Information System
5 40 (22.35%) Information Assurance
5 40 (22.35%) GDPR
6 36 (20.11%) Legal
7 34 (18.99%) Project Management
8 33 (18.44%) Microsoft Excel
9 32 (17.88%) Information Security
10 29 (16.20%) Degree
11 26 (14.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (13.97%) PCI DSS
12 25 (13.97%) ITIL
13 24 (13.41%) PRINCE2
13 24 (13.41%) Data Analysis
14 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
14 22 (12.29%) Migration
15 21 (11.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (11.17%) Agile Project Management
16 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (11.17%) Security Cleared
17 19 (10.61%) Data Privacy
18 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
19 17 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
20 16 (8.94%) Office 365
20 16 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.59%) SAS
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (18.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.35%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Eloqua
1 8 (4.47%) FastStats
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.94%) Office 365
2 8 (4.47%) Yammer
3 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) SAN
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.56%) DHCP
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) Extranet
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Network Security
2 1 (0.56%) VoIP
2 1 (0.56%) Wireless
2 1 (0.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.68%) Big Data
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) SSDT
9 2 (1.12%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.56%) DTS
10 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.56%) Power BI
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (27.93%) Finance
2 36 (20.11%) Legal
3 12 (6.70%) Marketing
4 8 (4.47%) Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Publishing
5 4 (2.23%) Law
5 4 (2.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.82%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Business Analyst
3 17 (9.50%) Architect
3 17 (9.50%) Information Manager
4 16 (8.94%) Consultant
5 13 (7.26%) Data Analyst
5 13 (7.26%) Information Architect
5 13 (7.26%) Security Manager
6 12 (6.70%) Data Manager
6 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.59%) Deployment Manager
8 9 (5.03%) Information Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) Marketing Analyst
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Architect
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Information Architect
10 7 (3.91%) Data Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) Lead Architect
10 7 (3.91%) Risk Manager
10 7 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.56%) REST
2 1 (0.56%) SOAP
2 1 (0.56%) WCF
2 1 (0.56%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) WF
2 1 (0.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.91%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.15%) NHS
4 10 (5.59%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (4.47%) Taxonomies
6 7 (3.91%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (2.23%) CESG
7 4 (2.23%) Clustering
7 4 (2.23%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.68%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.12%) Replication
9 2 (1.12%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.82%) Windows
2 6 (3.35%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.68%) Unix
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (99.44%) Data Protection
2 42 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.35%) Information Assurance
4 34 (18.99%) Project Management
5 32 (17.88%) Information Security
6 25 (13.97%) ITIL
7 24 (13.41%) Data Analysis
7 24 (13.41%) PRINCE2
8 22 (12.29%) Migration
9 21 (11.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (11.17%) Agile Project Management
10 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (10.61%) Data Privacy
12 17 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (8.38%) Risk Management
14 14 (7.82%) TOGAF
15 11 (6.15%) Business Analysis
16 10 (5.59%) GAP Analysis
16 10 (5.59%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.46%) SQL
2 11 (6.15%) VBA
3 8 (4.47%) R
4 5 (2.79%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.12%) C
5 2 (1.12%) C#
5 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (16.20%) Degree
2 20 (11.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.38%) CISM
3 15 (8.38%) CISSP
4 14 (7.82%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (6.15%) CISA
5 11 (6.15%) ISEB
6 5 (2.79%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (2.23%) CIPD
7 4 (2.23%) CRISC
8 3 (1.68%) ECDL
8 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.12%) CEH
9 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.56%) MCSE
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (22.35%) GDPR
2 26 (14.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (13.97%) PCI DSS
4 9 (5.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (2.79%) Basel II
6 5 (2.79%) COBIT
6 5 (2.79%) RMADS
7 4 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.23%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.68%) QA
8 3 (1.68%) SLA
8 3 (1.68%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.56%) BS7799
9 1 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.56%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.56%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.15%) TOWER Software
3 10 (5.59%) Oracle
4 8 (4.47%) Apteco
5 2 (1.12%) Capita
5 2 (1.12%) Unisys
5 2 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco
6 1 (0.56%) Cognos
6 1 (0.56%) Kofax
6 1 (0.56%) MapR
6 1 (0.56%) Northgate
6 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.56%) Qualys
6 1 (0.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) Teradata
6 1 (0.56%) Virgin Media
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