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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / South East
Rank 241 248 254
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £450 £369 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -18.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2379 2748 2719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.70% 30.03% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1652 1417
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 148 160
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.19% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £13.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.18 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +20 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (76.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Legal
5 5 (38.46%) Service Management
5 5 (38.46%) Information Security
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
7 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
7 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
7 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture

Data Protection Act
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
General
1 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Information Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 5 (38.46%) Service Management
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
6 3 (23.08%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
3 2 (15.38%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) CISMP
4 1 (7.69%) CRISC
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.69%) GDPR
3 1 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (7.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Capita
2 1 (7.69%) MapR
2 1 (7.69%) Qualys