Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 738 574 707
Rank change year-on-year -164 +133 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 118 267 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.84% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 163 109
England median daily rate £400 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +15.63% -4.76%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £249
90th Percentile £581 £675 £551
UK median daily rate £400 £463 £395
% change year-on-year -13.51% +17.09% -5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +31.32% -13.49%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.87 £11.31
90th Percentile £21.05 £39.26 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.23
% change year-on-year -15.00% +31.32% -13.49%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,523 31,655 33,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 34.63% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,594 21,045 22,274
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £264 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 961 1,154
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -91 60 £425 -15.00% 19
North of England -42 21 £338 -10.00% 4
South East -10 19 £298 -28.49% 10
Yorkshire -15 15 £363 +0.69% 2
East of England -10 10 £350 -28.21% 10
South West -29 6 £359 +30.45% 3
North West -32 6 £256 -31.67% 2
East Midlands +1 2 £525 +64.71% 4
Midlands -26 2 £525 +50.00% 5
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 118 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 53 (44.92%) GDPR
3 49 (41.53%) Information Security
4 25 (21.19%) Finance
4 25 (21.19%) Information Governance
5 24 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (19.49%) PCI DSS
7 21 (17.80%) Legal
8 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.41%) Risk Management
9 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (13.56%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (12.71%) CISSP
11 15 (12.71%) Degree
12 14 (11.86%) Management Information System
12 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (11.02%) Project Management
13 13 (11.02%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.02%) Information Management
14 12 (10.17%) CISM
15 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (9.32%) Freedom of Information
16 10 (8.47%) Business Continuity
16 10 (8.47%) Information Security Management
16 10 (8.47%) Data Security
16 10 (8.47%) Security Management
16 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (8.47%) NHS
17 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
17 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling

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 3 (2.54%) JBoss
1 3 (2.54%) Liferay
1 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (1.69%) Unica
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle CX
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) SMS
2 3 (2.54%) Intranet
2 3 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.54%) Network Security
3 2 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.69%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) MS Access
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Selenium
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 21 (17.80%) Legal
3 6 (5.08%) Publishing
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Billing
6 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Business Analyst
3 14 (11.86%) Consultant
3 14 (11.86%) Information Manager
4 10 (8.47%) Data Protection Officer
4 10 (8.47%) Security Consultant
5 9 (7.63%) Security Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Information Officer
7 7 (5.93%) Data Business Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Governance Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Information Governance Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Database Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) GDPR Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Head of Information
8 5 (4.24%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.32%) Freedom of Information
3 10 (8.47%) NHS
4 9 (7.63%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.39%) Tandem
6 4 (3.39%) User Experience
7 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 3 (2.54%) Android
2 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
2 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 49 (41.53%) Information Security
3 25 (21.19%) Information Governance
4 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (14.41%) Risk Management
5 16 (13.56%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (11.02%) Information Management
6 13 (11.02%) PRINCE2
6 13 (11.02%) Project Management
7 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.47%) Business Continuity
8 10 (8.47%) Data Security
8 10 (8.47%) Information Security Management
8 10 (8.47%) Security Management
9 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.78%) Data Mapping
10 8 (6.78%) Data Privacy
10 8 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.78%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.24%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) C
2 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.85%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) CISSP
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 12 (10.17%) CISM
3 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.78%) CISA
4 8 (6.78%) ISEB
5 6 (5.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) CCNA
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.54%) MCP
6 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.69%) CLAS
7 2 (1.69%) ECDL
7 2 (1.69%) SSCP
8 1 (0.85%) CCA
8 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.85%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (44.92%) GDPR
2 24 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (19.49%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (4.24%) SLA
6 4 (3.39%) COBIT
6 4 (3.39%) QA
7 3 (2.54%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.69%) vSphere
2 2 (1.69%) XenApp
2 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) vCenter Server
1 2 (1.69%) WSUS
1 2 (1.69%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Imperva
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle
4 5 (4.24%) Citrix
4 5 (4.24%) IBM
5 3 (2.54%) Adobe
5 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.69%) Apple
6 2 (1.69%) Aprimo
6 2 (1.69%) Avaya
6 2 (1.69%) Teradata
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco
7 1 (0.85%) Dell
7 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Huawei
7 1 (0.85%) Isilon
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) Splunk