Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 210 227
Rank change year-on-year +31 +17 -43
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 20 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
North West median daily rate £350 £240 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.68% -69.97% +77.78%
10th Percentile £275 £200 £295
90th Percentile £475 £488 £855
England median daily rate £416 £350 £420
% change year-on-year +18.86% -16.67% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £16.10 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.87 £17.61
% change year-on-year +26.02% -9.86% +10.03%

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 1651 2226 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.23% 32.59% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1426 1437
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £223
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 112
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.39 £44.85 £46.16
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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
Cheshire +9 8 £350 +45.76%
Manchester +26 5 £300 -36.84% 1
Merseyside - 5 £413 -
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (40.00%) Information Security
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) GDPR
4 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (20.00%) Data Management
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) CISM
5 4 (20.00%) CISSP
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (15.00%) SAS
6 3 (15.00%) Legal
6 3 (15.00%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Marketing
6 3 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy

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 (15.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Risk Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 3 (15.00%) CISSP Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) GDPR Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Records Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (40.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
5 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (10.00%) Information Management
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CISM
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) AAT
3 1 (5.00%) ACCA
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) CIMA
3 1 (5.00%) CIPFA
3 1 (5.00%) CISA
3 1 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) GDPR
2 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (5.00%) BS7799
5 1 (5.00%) COBIT
5 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy