The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 152 137
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.099% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £161 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -50.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £410
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.88 £21.82
% change year-on-year +47.12% -50.16%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 616 1007 851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.76% 34.78% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 541 391
Median daily rate £376 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.93 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA