Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 674 601
Rank change year-on-year +298 -73 +96
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 556 168 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% 0.56% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 113 147
England median daily rate £525 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% -
10th Percentile £276 £263 £234
90th Percentile £725 £600 £630
UK median daily rate £525 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
England median hourly rate £70.00 £18.04 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +288.03% +12.40% +9.74%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.18 £10.94
90th Percentile £118.75 £25.80 £33.21
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £18.04 £16.05
% change year-on-year +288.03% +12.40% +9.74%

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 27,164 29,972 28,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.63% 32.58% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,655 19,592 18,256
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 950 985
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.54 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +14.62% -4.19%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.95 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.33% +9.75% -4.76%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +246 347 £575 +35.29% 2
South East +63 88 £425 +6.25%
North of England +61 50 £500 +25.00% 1
Midlands +32 39 £456 +1.39%
Yorkshire +41 28 £500 - 1
West Midlands +15 25 £419 +1.52%
North West +45 22 £431 +7.81%
South West -14 17 £576 +56.60% 3
East Midlands +31 14 £469 +17.19%
East of England -2 8 £513 +36.67% 1
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 556 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 172 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (26.08%) Finance
4 93 (16.73%) Python
5 89 (16.01%) Java
6 88 (15.83%) JavaScript
7 77 (13.85%) SQL
8 67 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
9 62 (11.15%) C#
10 61 (10.97%) TDD
11 60 (10.79%) Banking
12 59 (10.61%) .NET
13 55 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 52 (9.35%) Front Office
15 50 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (8.45%) React
17 46 (8.27%) Migration
17 46 (8.27%) Software Engineering
18 44 (7.91%) AngularJS
19 43 (7.73%) DevOps
19 43 (7.73%) Microsoft
19 43 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (7.01%) Windows
21 38 (6.83%) SQL Server
22 37 (6.65%) HTML
23 34 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (5.94%) Ansible
25 32 (5.76%) Analytics
25 32 (5.76%) Big Data
25 32 (5.76%) Test Automation

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 11 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.26%) Apache
3 6 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.08%) SAS
3 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.72%) JBoss
5 3 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.36%) Jetty
6 2 (0.36%) JRun
6 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.18%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.36%) Sketch
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.18%) InVision
5 1 (0.18%) Maya
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Endur
2 4 (0.72%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle iSupplier
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.36%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.70%) Office 365
4 14 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (2.16%) Serverless
6 6 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.08%) SaaS
7 5 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.72%) GitHub
8 4 (0.72%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.54%) PaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.32%) Firewall
2 13 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (2.16%) Network Security
4 6 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.90%) VPN
6 4 (0.72%) DNS
6 4 (0.72%) HTTP
6 4 (0.72%) Skype
6 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.54%) BGP
7 3 (0.54%) Internet
7 3 (0.54%) LAN
7 3 (0.54%) OSPF
7 3 (0.54%) WAN
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.36%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 2 (0.36%) SMTP
8 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.76%) Big Data
3 14 (2.52%) MySQL
4 11 (1.98%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.26%) DTS
9 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.90%) Redis
9 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.72%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.72%) DB2
10 4 (0.72%) OLAP
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (0.72%) Power BI
11 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.34%) JIRA
4 10 (1.80%) Selenium
5 9 (1.62%) webpack
6 6 (1.08%) NUnit
7 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.72%) Maven
9 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.54%) Babel
9 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.54%) JUnit
9 3 (0.54%) Subversion
10 2 (0.36%) Gradle
10 2 (0.36%) JMeter
10 2 (0.36%) Mockito
10 2 (0.36%) SonarQube
General
1 145 (26.08%) Finance
2 60 (10.79%) Banking
3 52 (9.35%) Front Office
4 23 (4.14%) Financial Institution
5 19 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.06%) Legal
7 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.08%) Marketing
9 5 (0.90%) Billing
10 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Back Office
11 3 (0.54%) Games
11 3 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.54%) Law
11 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 203 (36.51%) Developer
2 48 (8.63%) Analyst
3 44 (7.91%) Java Developer
4 38 (6.83%) C# Developer
5 36 (6.47%) Python Developer
5 36 (6.47%) Senior Developer
6 29 (5.22%) Consultant
7 26 (4.68%) .NET Developer
7 26 (4.68%) Architect
8 21 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (3.06%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.06%) Network Engineer
11 15 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
12 14 (2.52%) DBA
12 14 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (2.52%) Python Engineer
13 13 (2.34%) Project Manager
13 13 (2.34%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.61%) .NET
2 47 (8.45%) React
3 44 (7.91%) AngularJS
4 37 (6.65%) HTML
5 29 (5.22%) CSS
5 29 (5.22%) Node.js
6 20 (3.60%) Angular 2
7 18 (3.24%) Middleware
8 17 (3.06%) .NET Core
9 16 (2.88%) RESTful
10 15 (2.70%) HTML5
10 15 (2.70%) Spring
11 12 (2.16%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.98%) Web Services
13 10 (1.80%) Redux
14 9 (1.62%) JMS
14 9 (1.62%) REST
14 9 (1.62%) WPF
15 8 (1.44%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (3.06%) Freedom of Information
5 16 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.70%) Freedom of Information Act
7 14 (2.52%) Equities
8 13 (2.34%) Derivative
8 13 (2.34%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (2.16%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.62%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.62%) User Experience
11 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.90%) CESG
12 5 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.90%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.01%) Windows
2 31 (5.58%) Linux
3 22 (3.96%) Unix
4 13 (2.34%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.08%) Android
8 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 172 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (10.97%) TDD
4 50 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (8.27%) Migration
5 46 (8.27%) Software Engineering
6 43 (7.73%) DevOps
6 43 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (5.76%) Analytics
7 32 (5.76%) Test Automation
8 31 (5.58%) Scrum
9 24 (4.32%) SDLC
10 22 (3.96%) Multithreading
11 21 (3.78%) Information Security
12 18 (3.24%) Low Latency
12 18 (3.24%) Microservices
12 18 (3.24%) OO
13 17 (3.06%) Project Management
14 15 (2.70%) Information Management
15 14 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 93 (16.73%) Python
2 89 (16.01%) Java
3 88 (15.83%) JavaScript
4 77 (13.85%) SQL
5 62 (11.15%) C#
6 18 (3.24%) ES6
6 18 (3.24%) Perl
7 17 (3.06%) C++
8 14 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 14 (2.52%) Scala
8 14 (2.52%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.80%) Java 8
10 9 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.62%) Ruby
11 8 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.44%) Groovy
11 8 (1.44%) VBA
12 7 (1.26%) C
13 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 26 (4.68%) Degree
2 12 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.80%) CISSP
3 10 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.44%) CISM
5 7 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.08%) CCNA
7 4 (0.72%) CCNP
7 4 (0.72%) CISA
8 3 (0.54%) CCSA
8 3 (0.54%) CCSE
8 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.54%) GIAC
8 3 (0.54%) MCSE
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CCIE
9 2 (0.36%) MCP
9 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.40%) GDPR
2 23 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.44%) NIST
4 8 (1.44%) QA
4 8 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.72%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (5.58%) Docker
2 19 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) IAG
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (5.94%) Ansible
2 31 (5.58%) Terraform
3 25 (4.50%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.98%) SCCM
5 8 (1.44%) Puppet
6 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.72%) SCOM
8 3 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.36%) Consul
9 2 (0.36%) Nessus
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.18%) Control-M
10 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) Mesos
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.22%) Oracle
3 22 (3.96%) Cisco
4 15 (2.70%) SAP
5 11 (1.98%) Google
6 10 (1.80%) VMware
7 9 (1.62%) Juniper
8 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.44%) Tableau
9 5 (0.90%) Citrix
9 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.90%) Talend
10 4 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.72%) IBM
11 3 (0.54%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.54%) Adobe
11 3 (0.54%) Calypso
11 3 (0.54%) Netezza
11 3 (0.54%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.54%) Sybase