Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 671 713
Rank change year-on-year +84 +42 -65
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 266 152 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.52% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 97 103
England median daily rate £400 £413 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.33% -3.16%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £180
90th Percentile £613 £633 £587
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £440
% change year-on-year - -9.09% -7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 6
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.80% -2.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £16.10 £10.85 £11.13
90th Percentile £33.22 £22.50 £22.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.03 £16.50
% change year-on-year +24.80% -2.88% +3.13%

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 31,191 29,271 32,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.68% 32.79% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,105 19,212 20,958
England median daily rate £453 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 1,019 1,306
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +3.35% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +31 134 £456 -8.75% 29
North of England +72 50 £395 +62.72% 9
South East -3 38 £400 +18.52% 18
North West +21 26 £375 +54.48% 4
Midlands +6 24 £301 -27.03% 9
Yorkshire +24 21 £463 +131.25% 3
South West +12 12 £315 -21.25% 5
West Midlands +7 12 £315 -18.18% 4
East Midlands +12 11 £293 - 5
East of England -6 7 £300 +140.00% 16
North East +49 3 £525 +7.69% 2
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 266 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 147 (55.26%) GDPR
3 83 (31.20%) Information Security
4 64 (24.06%) Finance
5 56 (21.05%) Project Management
6 55 (20.68%) Security Cleared
7 53 (19.92%) Management Information System
8 50 (18.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 49 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (17.29%) Freedom of Information
11 43 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (15.79%) Information Assurance
13 41 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
14 38 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 36 (13.53%) Information Management
16 35 (13.16%) PRINCE2
16 35 (13.16%) Information Governance
17 33 (12.41%) Legal
18 32 (12.03%) Windows
18 32 (12.03%) Freedom of Information Act
19 28 (10.53%) PCI DSS
20 27 (10.15%) Cybersecurity
20 27 (10.15%) Risk Management
20 27 (10.15%) Risk Assessment
20 27 (10.15%) Business Analysis
20 27 (10.15%) Programme Delivery
21 26 (9.77%) CISSP
22 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
22 25 (9.40%) Degree
22 25 (9.40%) Data Management

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 (3.01%) MS Exchange
1 8 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.26%) SAS
4 3 (1.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) Confluence
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 41 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.14%) Office 365
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.38%) Firewall
3 7 (2.63%) Network Security
4 5 (1.88%) SMS
5 2 (0.75%) Internet
5 2 (0.75%) LAN
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) WAN
5 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) DHCP
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) MPLS
6 1 (0.38%) VLAN
6 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.88%) Clusterpoint
3 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.75%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.38%) DTS
6 1 (0.38%) GIS
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.38%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) ProC
General
1 64 (24.06%) Finance
2 33 (12.41%) Legal
3 25 (9.40%) Law
4 14 (5.26%) Marketing
5 12 (4.51%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.26%) Banking
6 6 (2.26%) Local Government
7 5 (1.88%) Retail
8 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.13%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (25.94%) Analyst
2 39 (14.66%) Business Analyst
3 29 (10.90%) Consultant
4 20 (7.52%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 20 (7.52%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.14%) GDPR Consultant
6 16 (6.02%) Data Protection Officer
7 14 (5.26%) Architect
7 14 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.26%) Information Officer
8 13 (4.89%) GDPR Project Manager
9 11 (4.14%) Implementation Manager
10 10 (3.76%) Compliance Officer
10 10 (3.76%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.76%) Security Manager
11 9 (3.38%) Information Manager
11 9 (3.38%) IT Manager
12 8 (3.01%) Risk Manager
12 8 (3.01%) Security Analyst
13 7 (2.63%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.38%) LDAP
1 1 (0.38%) Middleware
1 1 (0.38%) OAuth
1 1 (0.38%) OpenID
1 1 (0.38%) SAML
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (0.38%) WAP
1 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.92%) Management Information System
2 49 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (17.29%) Freedom of Information
4 32 (12.03%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (2.26%) NHS
6 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.13%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.13%) Fintech
8 2 (0.75%) CESG
8 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) Blog
9 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.38%) NPfIT
9 1 (0.38%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.03%) Windows
2 18 (6.77%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.76%) Linux
4 8 (3.01%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.75%) Unix
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 83 (31.20%) Information Security
3 56 (21.05%) Project Management
4 43 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (15.79%) Information Assurance
6 36 (13.53%) Information Management
7 35 (13.16%) Information Governance
7 35 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 27 (10.15%) Business Analysis
8 27 (10.15%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (10.15%) Programme Delivery
8 27 (10.15%) Risk Assessment
8 27 (10.15%) Risk Management
9 25 (9.40%) Data Management
10 24 (9.02%) ITIL
11 21 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (6.77%) Business Process Mapping
12 18 (6.77%) GAP Analysis
13 17 (6.39%) Agile Project Management
14 16 (6.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.14%) SQL
2 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.50%) C
3 4 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.38%) ABAP
4 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.38%) VBA
4 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (20.68%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.77%) CISSP
4 25 (9.40%) Degree
5 24 (9.02%) CISM
6 14 (5.26%) ISEB
7 11 (4.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.63%) CISA
8 7 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.13%) ISACA
10 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.38%) ACCA
12 1 (0.38%) CCNA
12 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.38%) MCP
12 1 (0.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (55.26%) GDPR
2 50 (18.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (10.53%) PCI DSS
4 20 (7.52%) Data Quality
5 19 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (4.51%) QA
7 9 (3.38%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (1.50%) BS7799
8 4 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.75%) PSD2
9 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.38%) EMIR
10 1 (0.38%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.01%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.50%) Docker
4 3 (1.13%) Snort
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) SCCM
1 7 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.50%) Terraform
3 3 (1.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.13%) QRadar
4 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (6.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.76%) VMware
3 9 (3.38%) Citrix
3 9 (3.38%) Oracle
4 6 (2.26%) CheckPoint
4 6 (2.26%) Cisco
5 5 (1.88%) Apple
5 5 (1.88%) SAP
6 4 (1.50%) Greenplum
6 4 (1.50%) Remedy
6 4 (1.50%) Tableau
7 3 (1.13%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.13%) IronPort
7 3 (1.13%) McAfee
7 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.13%) Symantec
8 2 (0.75%) Cognos
8 2 (0.75%) Google
8 2 (0.75%) Sophos
9 1 (0.38%) Northgate