Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 629 709
Rank change year-on-year -2 +80 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 223 174 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.60% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 128 113
England median daily rate £408 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% -5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £213
90th Percentile £600 £632 £650
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.87% +24.39% -25.00%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.13 £9.63
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.50 £28.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.87% +24.39% -25.00%

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 31,640 28,955 32,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.15% 33.73% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,961 18,933 21,754
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £634 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1,023 1,176
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.20 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -20 103 £450 -5.26% 33
South East +5 45 £400 -15.79% 11
North of England +11 32 £500 +37.73% 10
Midlands +7 31 £390 -6.81% 9
West Midlands -18 17 £375 -7.41% 5
Yorkshire +3 16 £463 -2.63% 3
North West -22 13 £507 +44.86% 7
East Midlands +4 11 £388 +19.23% 4
South West +1 6 £300 -25.00% 3
East of England -7 6 £413 -2.94% 17
North East +29 3 £450 -7.69%
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 144 (64.57%) GDPR
3 86 (38.57%) Information Security
4 50 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (21.08%) Project Management
6 43 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (17.49%) PCI DSS
8 38 (17.04%) Management Information System
8 38 (17.04%) Legal
9 36 (16.14%) Information Governance
10 34 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
11 32 (14.35%) Freedom of Information
11 32 (14.35%) Degree
12 30 (13.45%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (13.45%) ITIL
13 28 (12.56%) Information Management
14 27 (12.11%) Finance
14 27 (12.11%) SQL
15 25 (11.21%) PRINCE2
15 25 (11.21%) CISSP
15 25 (11.21%) Risk Management
16 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (10.31%) Security Cleared
18 22 (9.87%) Freedom of Information Act
18 22 (9.87%) Microsoft
18 22 (9.87%) Data Security
18 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (9.42%) Windows
20 20 (8.97%) Data Management
20 20 (8.97%) Business Analysis

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 8 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.24%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.79%) SAS
4 3 (1.35%) JBoss
5 2 (0.90%) Liferay
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.45%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.45%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.38%) Office 365
2 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.07%) Network Security
2 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.69%) Firewall
4 4 (1.79%) LAN
4 4 (1.79%) WAN
5 3 (1.35%) SMS
5 3 (1.35%) VLAN
6 2 (0.90%) BGP
6 2 (0.90%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.90%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.90%) OSPF
6 2 (0.90%) VPLS
6 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.79%) EDRMS
5 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (0.90%) Clusterpoint
6 2 (0.90%) EDMS
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.45%) DTS
7 1 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) MonoDevelop
3 1 (0.45%) ProC
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (17.04%) Legal
2 27 (12.11%) Finance
3 15 (6.73%) Law
4 10 (4.48%) Marketing
5 8 (3.59%) Retail
6 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.69%) Local Government
8 3 (1.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.90%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (25.56%) Analyst
2 26 (11.66%) Business Analyst
3 23 (10.31%) Consultant
4 19 (8.52%) GDPR Officer
5 18 (8.07%) Data Protection Officer
5 18 (8.07%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 15 (6.73%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.28%) Architect
7 14 (6.28%) GDPR Consultant
7 14 (6.28%) Information Officer
8 12 (5.38%) Data Analyst
8 12 (5.38%) GDPR Project Manager
8 12 (5.38%) Security Manager
9 11 (4.93%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.04%) Compliance Officer
10 9 (4.04%) Security Officer
11 8 (3.59%) Data Protection Analyst
11 8 (3.59%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (3.59%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.59%) Security Compliance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.35%) .NET
1 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.35%) CSS
1 3 (1.35%) HTML
2 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
2 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (0.90%) Entity Framework
2 2 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (0.90%) LINQ
2 2 (0.90%) MSMQ
2 2 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (0.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.45%) HTML5
3 1 (0.45%) jQuery
3 1 (0.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.45%) OAuth
3 1 (0.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (17.04%) Management Information System
3 32 (14.35%) Freedom of Information
4 22 (9.87%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.69%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.24%) NHS
8 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.79%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.35%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.35%) Fintech
10 2 (0.90%) CCTV
10 2 (0.90%) CESG
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.45%) Blog
11 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.42%) Windows
2 11 (4.93%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.04%) Linux
4 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.90%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.90%) Unix
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 86 (38.57%) Information Security
3 47 (21.08%) Project Management
4 36 (16.14%) Information Governance
5 34 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
6 30 (13.45%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (13.45%) ITIL
7 28 (12.56%) Information Management
8 25 (11.21%) PRINCE2
8 25 (11.21%) Risk Management
9 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (9.87%) Data Security
11 20 (8.97%) Business Analysis
11 20 (8.97%) Data Management
11 20 (8.97%) Security Management
12 19 (8.52%) Business Process Mapping
12 19 (8.52%) Data Mapping
13 18 (8.07%) GAP Analysis
13 18 (8.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.11%) SQL
2 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.35%) C
3 3 (1.35%) C#
3 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) PHP
4 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (14.35%) Degree
2 25 (11.21%) CISSP
3 23 (10.31%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.07%) CISM
5 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.93%) ISEB
7 8 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.24%) CISA
8 5 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.35%) GIAC
10 2 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) ISACA
10 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.90%) MCSE
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.90%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (64.57%) GDPR
2 50 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (17.49%) PCI DSS
4 16 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (4.48%) Data Quality
6 9 (4.04%) QA
7 7 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.79%) SLA
10 3 (1.35%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.35%) PMO
11 2 (0.90%) BS7799
11 2 (0.90%) COBIT
11 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.90%) PSD2
12 1 (0.45%) Basel II
12 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.24%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.35%) Snort
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.35%) QRadar
4 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.04%) Oracle
3 7 (3.14%) Citrix
4 6 (2.69%) Cisco
4 6 (2.69%) Google
4 6 (2.69%) VMware
5 5 (2.24%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.79%) Forcepoint
6 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.79%) Symantec
7 3 (1.35%) Apple
7 3 (1.35%) IronPort
7 3 (1.35%) McAfee
8 2 (0.90%) Civica
8 2 (0.90%) F5
8 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.90%) Sophos
8 2 (0.90%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.45%) Extreme Networks