Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 17 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 206 231
Rank change year-on-year +28 +25 -42
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 27 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 0.81% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
North West median daily rate £375 £243 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.48% -51.45% +28.21%
10th Percentile £274 £221 £200
90th Percentile £514 £588 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £471
% change year-on-year - -15.07% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £16.19 - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,592 1,985 2,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.31% 32.17% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 1,274 1,463
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £190 £235 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 123
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.37% -4.29% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £57.00 £46.68 £43.70
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection Act in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Cheshire +3 12 £375 +56.09% 1
Manchester +7 7 £300 -47.83% 3
Merseyside - 5 £413 -
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 27 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
3 11 (40.74%) GDPR
4 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (29.63%) CISSP
4 8 (29.63%) CISM
4 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
6 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 5 (18.52%) Network Security
7 5 (18.52%) IT Governance
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (14.81%) Data Management
8 4 (14.81%) Information Management
8 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.11%) Marketing
9 3 (11.11%) Information Governance
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.11%) SAS
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.11%) Remedy
9 3 (11.11%) Legal

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Risk Manager
1 7 (25.93%) Security Manager
2 4 (14.81%) CISSP Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) GDPR Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Records Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
3 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
4 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 5 (18.52%) IT Governance
6 4 (14.81%) Data Management
6 4 (14.81%) Information Management
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Information Governance
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Data Privacy
8 2 (7.41%) Data Security
8 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
8 2 (7.41%) Line Management
8 2 (7.41%) Records Management
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CISM
1 8 (29.63%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) CISA
4 1 (3.70%) AAT
4 1 (3.70%) ACCA
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) CIMA
4 1 (3.70%) CIPFA
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) GDPR
2 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (11.11%) QA
5 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (3.70%) BS7799
6 1 (3.70%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (3.70%) SAP