Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 694 590 707
Rank change year-on-year -104 +117 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 166 234 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.77% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 158 123
England median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +13.10%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £250
90th Percentile £600 £658 £650
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -10.53% - +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.05 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.61% +9.74% -32.98%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.94 £10.68
90th Percentile £25.80 £33.21 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.05 £14.63
% change year-on-year +24.61% +9.74% -32.98%

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 32,304 30,200 34,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.22% 34.51% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,212 19,751 23,104
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £277 £264 £257
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,020 1,035 1,139
England median hourly rate £22.75 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.72% -1.70% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -79 82 £450 -5.26% 17
South East -7 27 £400 -3.85% 10
Midlands -14 20 £450 +13.21% 10
North of England -31 18 £388 -29.55% 7
Yorkshire -27 14 £363 -23.68% 5
East of England -3 12 £375 -21.05% 8
West Midlands -37 9 £413 +0.30% 7
East Midlands +16 8 £400 +23.08% 3
South West 0 7 £368 +29.52% 5
North West -34 3 £400 -27.27% 2
North East +2 1 £375 -23.08%
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 95 (57.23%) GDPR
3 54 (32.53%) Information Security
4 32 (19.28%) Legal
4 32 (19.28%) Information Governance
5 29 (17.47%) Project Management
6 28 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (16.27%) Management Information System
8 26 (15.66%) PCI DSS
9 25 (15.06%) Degree
10 24 (14.46%) Finance
11 21 (12.65%) Risk Management
11 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
11 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
12 20 (12.05%) ITIL
12 20 (12.05%) Information Management
12 20 (12.05%) Freedom of Information
13 19 (11.45%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (10.24%) Freedom of Information Act
14 17 (10.24%) SQL
14 17 (10.24%) Security Management
15 16 (9.64%) Information Security Management
15 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
15 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
15 16 (9.64%) CISSP
15 16 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (9.04%) Data Security
16 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving

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 5 (3.01%) JBoss
1 5 (3.01%) Liferay
2 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (1.20%) Unica
2 1 (0.60%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle CX
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) Network Security
2 8 (4.82%) SMS
3 4 (2.41%) Intranet
3 4 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.20%) BGP
5 2 (1.20%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.20%) LAN
5 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.20%) OSPF
5 2 (1.20%) VLAN
5 2 (1.20%) VPLS
5 2 (1.20%) WAN
5 2 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.41%) MySQL
5 3 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.81%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (1.20%) EDMS
6 2 (1.20%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.20%) Redis
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.60%) DTS
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Selenium
2 1 (0.60%) MonoDevelop
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (19.28%) Legal
2 24 (14.46%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Law
4 7 (4.22%) Marketing
4 7 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (3.61%) Publishing
6 3 (1.81%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.20%) Billing
7 2 (1.20%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (14.46%) Analyst
2 17 (10.24%) Data Protection Officer
3 16 (9.64%) Consultant
4 12 (7.23%) Information Officer
5 11 (6.63%) GDPR Officer
5 11 (6.63%) Information Manager
5 11 (6.63%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.02%) DBA
6 10 (6.02%) Security Officer
7 9 (5.42%) Architect
7 9 (5.42%) Head of Information
8 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) GDPR Consultant
8 8 (4.82%) Head of Information Security
8 8 (4.82%) Head of Security
8 8 (4.82%) Information Security Officer
8 8 (4.82%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.22%) Administrator
9 7 (4.22%) GDPR Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.01%) HTML
2 3 (1.81%) .NET
2 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.81%) CSS
3 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.20%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (1.20%) LINQ
3 2 (1.20%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.60%) HTML5
4 1 (0.60%) jQuery
4 1 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.27%) Management Information System
2 20 (12.05%) Freedom of Information
3 17 (10.24%) Freedom of Information Act
4 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.01%) NHS
8 4 (2.41%) Tandem
8 4 (2.41%) User Experience
9 3 (1.81%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.81%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.20%) CCTV
10 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.20%) Social Media
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Windows
2 3 (1.81%) Linux
2 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 54 (32.53%) Information Security
3 32 (19.28%) Information Governance
4 29 (17.47%) Project Management
5 21 (12.65%) Risk Management
6 20 (12.05%) Information Management
6 20 (12.05%) ITIL
7 19 (11.45%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (10.24%) Security Management
9 16 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (9.64%) Information Security Management
9 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
10 15 (9.04%) Data Security
10 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (6.63%) Incident Management
12 11 (6.63%) Migration
12 11 (6.63%) Records Management
13 10 (6.02%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.24%) SQL
2 3 (1.81%) C#
2 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.20%) C
4 1 (0.60%) C++
4 1 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (15.06%) Degree
2 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.64%) CISSP
4 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.22%) CISM
5 7 (4.22%) ISEB
6 5 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.01%) CISA
6 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.41%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.81%) CCNA
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.81%) GIAC
8 3 (1.81%) MCP
8 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) ECDL
9 2 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (57.23%) GDPR
2 28 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (15.66%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.61%) COBIT
4 6 (3.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (3.01%) SLA
6 4 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.81%) PMO
7 3 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (1.20%) QA
9 1 (0.60%) Basel II
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.60%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.20%) vSphere
3 2 (1.20%) XenApp
3 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.20%) XenServer
4 1 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
1 2 (1.20%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.60%) Netcool
2 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.60%) QRadar
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.42%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) Citrix
4 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.41%) Google
6 3 (1.81%) Adobe
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco
6 3 (1.81%) Teradata
6 3 (1.81%) VMware
7 2 (1.20%) Aprimo
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) Civica
7 2 (1.20%) F5
7 2 (1.20%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
7 2 (1.20%) Imperva
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.20%) Symantec
8 1 (0.60%) Isilon