Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 714 762 587
Rank change year-on-year +48 -175 +140
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 62 115 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 160
England median daily rate £388 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -15.79% +21.41%
10th Percentile £140 £274 £263
90th Percentile £511 £600 £676
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £475
% change year-on-year -3.75% -15.79% +24.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
England median hourly rate £29.96 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.24% -15.00% +31.32%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.88 £11.87
90th Percentile £72.50 £21.05 £39.26
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +76.24% -15.00% +31.32%

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 24,563 30,595 30,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.47% 32.76% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,765 20,115 19,862
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £266 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £671 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 958 922
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.32 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +32 25 £350 -19.08% 30
South East +38 18 £389 +18.25% 8
Midlands +56 10 £450 -14.29% 5
West Midlands - 9 £463 - 4
North of England +18 4 £140 -60.00% 6
East of England +29 3 £90 -78.57% 4
Yorkshire +23 3 £183 -49.66% 3
South West -15 2 £550 +53.31% 3
East Midlands +30 1 £263 -50.00% 1
North West +8 1 £135 -61.43% 2
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 62 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 23 (37.10%) Finance
3 19 (30.65%) Project Management
4 16 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (25.81%) GDPR
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 12 (19.35%) Degree
7 12 (19.35%) Oracle
8 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (16.13%) SQL
9 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (16.13%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (14.52%) Information Security
10 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
11 8 (12.90%) Freedom of Information Act
11 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.29%) Information Management
12 7 (11.29%) Migration
12 7 (11.29%) VMware
12 7 (11.29%) Legal
12 7 (11.29%) Cisco
12 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
12 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
12 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
13 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (9.68%) MS Access
13 6 (9.68%) Dell

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 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (6.45%) SAP MM
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (1.61%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Azure
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) Intranet
2 2 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) SMS
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) MS Access
2 5 (8.06%) OLAP
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.84%) Big Data
5 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.23%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.23%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) Redis
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) Star Schema
General
1 23 (37.10%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Legal
3 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.45%) Billing
4 4 (6.45%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.84%) General Ledger
5 3 (4.84%) Local Government
6 2 (3.23%) Law
7 1 (1.61%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Consultant
3 5 (8.06%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Functional Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) User Researcher
5 3 (4.84%) Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.84%) DBA
5 3 (4.84%) Information Officer
5 3 (4.84%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Information Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (3.23%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) BAPI
2 2 (3.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
3 10 (16.13%) Freedom of Information
4 8 (12.90%) Freedom of Information Act
5 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
6 4 (6.45%) User Experience
7 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.23%) NHS
7 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.61%) CMDB
8 1 (1.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 19 (30.65%) Project Management
3 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (14.52%) Information Security
5 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) Information Management
6 7 (11.29%) Migration
6 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
6 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
7 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.06%) Data Security
7 5 (8.06%) Decision-Making
7 5 (8.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (6.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Degree
2 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CISA
5 2 (3.23%) CISM
5 2 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) ECDL
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) GDPR
2 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (6.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.84%) SLA
5 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
5 2 (3.23%) NIST
5 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.61%) BS7799
6 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
1 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.06%) vSphere
2 5 (8.06%) XenApp
2 5 (8.06%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Netcool
1 5 (8.06%) vCenter Server
1 5 (8.06%) XenMobile
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
3 7 (11.29%) VMware
4 6 (9.68%) Citrix
4 6 (9.68%) Dell
5 5 (8.06%) HP
5 5 (8.06%) Splunk
6 4 (6.45%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) NetApp
6 4 (6.45%) SAP
7 3 (4.84%) Liquidlogic
8 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.23%) Imperva
8 2 (3.23%) Varonis
9 1 (1.61%) Aprimo
9 1 (1.61%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.61%) Qualys
9 1 (1.61%) Teradata
9 1 (1.61%) Xerox