Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 736 716
Rank change year-on-year +261 -20 -104
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 38 74 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.088% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 101
Median daily rate £558 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.29% - -10.53%
10th Percentile £264 £154 £275
90th Percentile £900 £555 £600
UK median daily rate £541 £419 £429
% change year-on-year +29.19% -2.33% -9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Median hourly rate £17.42 £29.96 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.85% +55.64% +1.32%
10th Percentile £12.92 £12.85 £11.57
90th Percentile £30.50 £74.32 £25.33
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £29.96 £19.25
% change year-on-year -41.85% +55.64% +1.32%

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 10,799 26,729 31,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.74% 31.89% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,857 17,242 20,206
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 952 967
Median hourly rate £32.65 £20.87 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.40% -2.92% +9.36%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.85
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +52.44% -3.87% +6.63%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +185 10 £331 -22.06% 1
South West +95 9 £900 - 3
South East +165 7 £417 -7.39% 2
North of England +121 7 £900 +453.85% 3
Midlands +90 7 £381 -19.74%
North West +82 7 £900 +453.85% 2
West Midlands +62 5 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 £288 -
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 25 (65.79%) Data Protection
2 24 (63.16%) Freedom of Information
2 24 (63.16%) Freedom of Information Act
3 21 (55.26%) Information Security
4 19 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (47.37%) Management Information System
6 14 (36.84%) Security Management
7 12 (31.58%) Information Security Management
7 12 (31.58%) ISMS
7 12 (31.58%) Public Sector
8 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (28.95%) Finance
9 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (18.42%) CISSP
9 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
9 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
9 7 (18.42%) GDPR
10 6 (15.79%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
10 6 (15.79%) Data Governance
10 6 (15.79%) Legal
10 6 (15.79%) CESG
10 6 (15.79%) CISM
10 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
11 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
11 5 (13.16%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (13.16%) OWASP
11 5 (13.16%) BYOD
11 5 (13.16%) Matrix Organization

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Azure
2 1 (2.63%) GCP
2 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
General
1 12 (31.58%) Public Sector
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 6 (15.79%) Legal
4 3 (7.89%) Electronics
4 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.26%) Local Government
6 1 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
1 9 (23.68%) Head of Information
1 9 (23.68%) Head of Information Security
1 9 (23.68%) Head of Security
2 8 (21.05%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Information Officer
3 6 (15.79%) Information Security Officer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Officer
4 5 (13.16%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Officer
5 3 (7.89%) Head of Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.26%) GDPR Officer
6 2 (5.26%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Product Owner
6 2 (5.26%) Records Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle P2P Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Freedom of Information
1 24 (63.16%) Freedom of Information Act
2 18 (47.37%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.79%) CESG
4 5 (13.16%) BYOD
5 3 (7.89%) NHS
6 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Animation
6 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Data Protection
2 21 (55.26%) Information Security
3 19 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (36.84%) Security Management
5 12 (31.58%) Information Security Management
5 12 (31.58%) ISMS
6 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.79%) Data Governance
7 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
7 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
8 5 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (13.16%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (13.16%) OWASP
8 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Analytics
9 4 (10.53%) Information Management
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) CISSP
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (15.79%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CSSLP
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ECDL
3 1 (2.63%) HND
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (18.42%) GDPR
3 5 (13.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.63%) NCSC
4 1 (2.63%) NIST
4 1 (2.63%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) VMware