Period
to 24 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 333 358
Rank change year-on-year +99 +25 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 11 27 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 13
Median daily rate £558 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.27% +3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £297 £277 £313
90th Percentile £815 £521 £565
England median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.28% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +18.64% +49.37% -21.00%

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,214 4,493 5,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.00% 30.21% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,223 2,647 2,948
Median daily rate £425 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £258 £227
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year - +1.39% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 236 249
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.10 £26.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.32% -31.55% +60.21%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.85 £10.16
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.95
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +11.90%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the South East

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
Hampshire +56 4 £575 +43.75%
Thames Valley +59 3 £396 -6.76%
Berkshire +56 2 £396 +40.27%
Kent - 2 £300 -
Surrey +57 1 £650 +67.74% 2
Buckinghamshire +28 1 - -
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 10 (90.91%) Data Protection
2 7 (63.64%) GDPR
3 6 (54.55%) Information Governance
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) Power Platform
5 4 (36.36%) Power BI
5 4 (36.36%) Publishing
5 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
5 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
5 4 (36.36%) Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Business Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) Records Management
7 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
7 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
7 2 (18.18%) Security Management
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
7 2 (18.18%) NHS
7 2 (18.18%) Internet

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Azure
1 4 (36.36%) Power Platform
2 1 (9.09%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Power BI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Azure Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Information Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Information Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Governance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Information Governance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Information Governance Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) NHS Contracts Manager
2 2 (18.18%) NHS Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Security
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
2 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (9.09%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Data Protection
2 6 (54.55%) Information Governance
3 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
5 3 (27.27%) Business Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) Records Management
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
6 2 (18.18%) Security Management
7 1 (9.09%) Data Security
7 1 (9.09%) DRM
7 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (9.09%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) GDPR
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (9.09%) BS7799
3 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple