Period
to 14 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 690 710
Rank change year-on-year +107 +20 -60
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 285 159 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 99 111
England median daily rate £421 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.13% -11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £198
90th Percentile £649 £600 £618
UK median daily rate £416 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.71% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 7
England median hourly rate £20.90 £16.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.39% -2.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £16.10 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.49 £22.00 £22.70
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £16.03 £16.50
% change year-on-year +30.39% -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 32198 31565 34182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.89% 32.95% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21671 20738 22134
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +0.86% +6.18%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1119 1344
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.99% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.56% +11.43%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +56 148 £500 +11.11% 14
North of England +65 45 £375 +56.09% 7
South East +13 40 £400 +3.23% 4
Midlands +20 25 £308 -17.87% 1
North West +14 23 £363 +50.88% 3
Yorkshire +38 20 £439 +18.98% 4
South West +10 16 £300 -6.98% 3
West Midlands +20 14 £315 -16.00%
East Midlands +11 10 £293 - 1
East of England -13 10 £275 +25.71%
North East +58 2 £525 -
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 285 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 146 (51.23%) GDPR
3 83 (29.12%) Information Security
4 75 (26.32%) Finance
5 69 (24.21%) Management Information System
6 63 (22.11%) Project Management
7 59 (20.70%) Security Cleared
8 57 (20.00%) Information Assurance
8 57 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 53 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 47 (16.49%) Freedom of Information
11 45 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (15.09%) SC Cleared
13 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
14 36 (12.63%) Risk Management
15 35 (12.28%) Freedom of Information Act
16 34 (11.93%) Legal
16 34 (11.93%) Information Management
17 33 (11.58%) PCI DSS
18 32 (11.23%) Windows
19 30 (10.53%) PRINCE2
19 30 (10.53%) Data Management
19 30 (10.53%) Information Governance
20 28 (9.82%) ITIL
20 28 (9.82%) Risk Assessment
20 28 (9.82%) Programme Delivery
21 27 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
21 27 (9.47%) Degree
22 25 (8.77%) Business Analysis
23 24 (8.42%) Stakeholder 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 7 (2.46%) SAS
1 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.35%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.02%) Office 365
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.16%) Firewall
3 7 (2.46%) Network Security
4 5 (1.75%) LAN
4 5 (1.75%) WAN
5 4 (1.40%) DNS
5 4 (1.40%) Internet
5 4 (1.40%) SMS
5 4 (1.40%) Wireless
6 3 (1.05%) WLAN
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.70%) DHCP
7 2 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.70%) SAN
7 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.35%) LDAP
8 1 (0.35%) MPLS
8 1 (0.35%) VLAN
8 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.75%) Clusterpoint
1 5 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.70%) Base SAS
3 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.70%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) DTS
4 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.35%) GIS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.35%) Power BI
4 1 (0.35%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) ProC
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (26.32%) Finance
2 34 (11.93%) Legal
3 22 (7.72%) Law
4 19 (6.67%) Marketing
5 15 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.46%) Banking
7 6 (2.11%) Local Government
8 5 (1.75%) Retail
9 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Electronics
10 2 (0.70%) Front Office
10 2 (0.70%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (25.26%) Analyst
2 38 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 29 (10.18%) Consultant
4 23 (8.07%) GDPR Consultant
5 22 (7.72%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.96%) Architect
6 17 (5.96%) Data Analyst
7 16 (5.61%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 15 (5.26%) Data Protection Officer
9 13 (4.56%) GDPR Project Manager
10 12 (4.21%) Data Manager
10 12 (4.21%) Implementation Manager
10 12 (4.21%) Information Officer
11 11 (3.86%) Information Manager
12 10 (3.51%) Data Consultant
12 10 (3.51%) Security Analyst
13 8 (2.81%) Data Business Analyst
13 8 (2.81%) Data Protection Manager
13 8 (2.81%) IT Manager
13 8 (2.81%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.05%) Web Services
2 1 (0.35%) Middleware
2 1 (0.35%) OAuth
2 1 (0.35%) OpenID
2 1 (0.35%) SAML
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (0.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (24.21%) Management Information System
2 57 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (16.49%) Freedom of Information
4 35 (12.28%) Freedom of Information Act
5 9 (3.16%) NHS
6 8 (2.81%) CESG
7 4 (1.40%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.40%) RIA
8 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.70%) Fintech
9 2 (0.70%) FMCG
9 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.35%) BYOD
10 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.23%) Windows
2 16 (5.61%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.81%) Linux
3 8 (2.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.70%) Unix
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 83 (29.12%) Information Security
3 63 (22.11%) Project Management
4 57 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 45 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (12.63%) Risk Management
7 34 (11.93%) Information Management
8 30 (10.53%) Data Management
8 30 (10.53%) Information Governance
8 30 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 28 (9.82%) ITIL
9 28 (9.82%) Programme Delivery
9 28 (9.82%) Risk Assessment
10 25 (8.77%) Business Analysis
11 24 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (7.37%) Agile Project Management
13 20 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (6.67%) Supplier Management
15 17 (5.96%) Data Mapping
15 17 (5.96%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.05%) VBA
4 2 (0.70%) C
5 1 (0.35%) ABAP
5 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (20.70%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.47%) Degree
4 22 (7.72%) CISM
5 21 (7.37%) CISSP
6 14 (4.91%) ISEB
7 10 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.46%) CISA
9 6 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.05%) ISACA
11 3 (1.05%) SSCP
12 2 (0.70%) CASP
12 2 (0.70%) CCNA
12 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (51.23%) GDPR
2 53 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (11.58%) PCI DSS
4 20 (7.02%) Data Quality
5 17 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (3.86%) QA
7 9 (3.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (2.11%) COBIT
9 5 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (1.40%) BS7799
10 4 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.70%) PSD2
12 2 (0.70%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.35%) EMIR
13 1 (0.35%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 16 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.40%) Docker
4 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) SCCM
2 6 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.40%) Terraform
4 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.70%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.51%) Citrix
3 9 (3.16%) Cisco
3 9 (3.16%) VMware
4 8 (2.81%) Oracle
5 6 (2.11%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.75%) Tableau
7 4 (1.40%) Greenplum
7 4 (1.40%) Remedy
7 4 (1.40%) SAP
7 4 (1.40%) Sophos
8 3 (1.05%) Apple
8 3 (1.05%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.70%) Cognos
9 2 (0.70%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.70%) McAfee
9 2 (0.70%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.70%) Qualys
9 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.70%) Splunk