Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 366 355
Rank change year-on-year +137 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 139 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 12 13
South East median daily rate £413 £333 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.06% -20.07% -10.05%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £355
90th Percentile £603 £471 £458
England median daily rate £525 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
South East median hourly rate £70.00 £12.20 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +473.77% -76.76% +314.94%
10th Percentile £27.78 £9.96 £51.25
90th Percentile £107.50 £14.44 £53.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.04% -19.32% +54.39%

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 4,540 5,276 4,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.75% 31.38% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,698 3,009 2,650
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £256 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 252 239
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% +29.26% -20.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £50.98 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.82% +6.63% -

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage 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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East.

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

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +93 81 £425 +6.25% 10
Berkshire +57 66 £425 +6.25% 8
Hampshire +24 25 £401 +42.04% 7
Surrey +51 23 £380 -30.91% 8
Oxfordshire - 12 £420 -
Kent +1 5 £588 +72.79% 1
East Sussex -5 4 £475 +72.73%
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £475 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £230 -
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 34 (24.46%) Cisco
3 25 (17.99%) Firewall
4 20 (14.39%) Java
4 20 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (13.67%) Python
6 18 (12.95%) Finance
7 16 (11.51%) WAN
7 16 (11.51%) Network Security
8 15 (10.79%) LAN
8 15 (10.79%) Migration
9 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (9.35%) DevOps
10 13 (9.35%) Windows
11 12 (8.63%) Linux
11 12 (8.63%) CCNP
11 12 (8.63%) SQL
11 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (8.63%) Juniper
12 11 (7.91%) Oracle
12 11 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (7.91%) Ansible
12 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
13 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
13 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (7.19%) Data Centre
13 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
13 10 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (7.19%) C++
13 10 (7.19%) CheckPoint

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 6 (4.32%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) JBoss
3 3 (2.16%) CMS
4 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.72%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle iSupplier
3 2 (1.44%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.44%) SAP MDG
3 2 (1.44%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.72%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.76%) Office 365
4 6 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (4.32%) Serverless
5 4 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.16%) GitHub
6 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.99%) Firewall
2 20 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (11.51%) Network Security
3 16 (11.51%) WAN
4 15 (10.79%) LAN
5 10 (7.19%) BGP
5 10 (7.19%) OSPF
6 6 (4.32%) IPsec
7 5 (3.60%) Wireless
8 4 (2.88%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.88%) EIGRP
8 4 (2.88%) VPN
8 4 (2.88%) WLAN
9 3 (2.16%) DNS
10 2 (1.44%) 802.11
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (1.44%) HSRP
10 2 (1.44%) Intranet
10 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) OLAP
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (2.16%) MySQL
2 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) MS Access
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Redis
4 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.44%) JIRA
4 2 (1.44%) PVCS
4 2 (1.44%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.72%) Ant
5 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.72%) JMeter
5 1 (0.72%) JUnit
5 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.72%) Maven
5 1 (0.72%) MSI
5 1 (0.72%) NUnit
5 1 (0.72%) Selenium
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
5 1 (0.72%) Toad
5 1 (0.72%) WebLOAD
General
1 18 (12.95%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.16%) Billing
3 3 (2.16%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Games
4 2 (1.44%) Law
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.86%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.27%) Consultant
3 22 (15.83%) Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Analyst
6 8 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.32%) Functional Consultant
7 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.60%) DevOps Consultant
8 5 (3.60%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.60%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.88%) Administrator
9 4 (2.88%) Architect
9 4 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 4 (2.88%) Python Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) .NET
2 8 (5.76%) HTML
2 8 (5.76%) Middleware
2 8 (5.76%) Node.js
3 6 (4.32%) CSS
3 6 (4.32%) JMS
3 6 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.16%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.16%) HTML5
4 3 (2.16%) SOAP
4 3 (2.16%) WCF
4 3 (2.16%) XML
5 2 (1.44%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.44%) jQuery
5 2 (1.44%) RESTful
5 2 (1.44%) STL
5 2 (1.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.88%) FMCG
6 3 (2.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Social Media
7 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) EPoS
8 1 (0.72%) Handset
8 1 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.35%) Windows
2 12 (8.63%) Linux
3 6 (4.32%) Unix
3 6 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.88%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.44%) VMS
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (10.79%) Migration
3 13 (9.35%) DevOps
4 11 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.47%) Project Management
6 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
7 6 (4.32%) Information Security
7 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (4.32%) Scrum
7 6 (4.32%) Webhook
8 5 (3.60%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (3.60%) Network Design
8 5 (3.60%) Open Source
8 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.88%) IT Governance
9 4 (2.88%) MVC
9 4 (2.88%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (2.88%) Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.39%) Java
2 19 (13.67%) Python
3 12 (8.63%) SQL
4 10 (7.19%) C++
5 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.76%) C#
7 4 (2.88%) C
7 4 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.16%) Perl
8 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.44%) DCL
9 2 (1.44%) ES6
9 2 (1.44%) Fortran
9 2 (1.44%) Java 8
9 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 2 (1.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.72%) Go
10 1 (0.72%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) CCNP
1 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.47%) Degree
5 7 (5.04%) CCNA
5 7 (5.04%) CISSP
6 5 (3.60%) CISM
7 4 (2.88%) CISA
8 3 (2.16%) CCSA
8 3 (2.16%) CCSE
9 2 (1.44%) CCIE
9 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.44%) MCP
9 2 (1.44%) MCSE
9 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.72%) ISEB
10 1 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.32%) GDPR
3 5 (3.60%) NIST
3 5 (3.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.60%) Docker
3 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) Ansible
2 9 (6.47%) Kubernetes
3 8 (5.76%) Terraform
4 6 (4.32%) Puppet
5 5 (3.60%) SCCM
6 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.16%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.44%) Nessus
8 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.72%) Kibana
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (24.46%) Cisco
2 12 (8.63%) Juniper
3 11 (7.91%) Oracle
4 10 (7.19%) CheckPoint
5 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.47%) VMware
6 7 (5.04%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.60%) SAP
9 4 (2.88%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.44%) Qualys
10 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.44%) Splunk
11 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.72%) Coverity
11 1 (0.72%) F5
11 1 (0.72%) Imperva
11 1 (0.72%) Okta
11 1 (0.72%) Varonis