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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / North West
Rank 123 156 144
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.026% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.081% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £575 £175 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +228.57% -48.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.88% -54.43%  

Data Protection Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 821 1237 1068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.00% 32.24% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 740 567
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £575 - 1
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Data Privacy
4 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) COBIT
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) CISA
6 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
7 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) GDPR
8 1 (5.88%) Actionable Insight
8 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
8 1 (5.88%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
8 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
8 1 (5.88%) Data Visualisation

Data Protection Act
Top Related 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 1 (5.88%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Risk Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Officer
4 2 (11.76%) Technology Risk Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tableau Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (47.06%) Data Privacy
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
5 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) CISA
2 3 (17.65%) CISM
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CIPD
3 1 (5.88%) ECDL
3 1 (5.88%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) COBIT
2 2 (11.76%) GDPR
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau
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