Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 20 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 > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 197 204
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 17 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.61% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
South West median daily rate £300 £323 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -8.51% +28.18%
10th Percentile £225 £269 £220
90th Percentile £582 £503 £481
England median daily rate £421 £350 £420
% change year-on-year +20.14% -16.67% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South West median hourly rate £26.04 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% - -
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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1523 1644 1821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.16% 28.98% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 1121 1156
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £211
90th Percentile £548 £563 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 117 103
South West median hourly rate £38.25 £26.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.34% -32.05% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.53 £13.45
90th Percentile £57.31 £43.95 £54.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the South West

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the South West

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Wiltshire +5 6 £315 -40.00% 1
Bristol -10 4 £270 -10.00%
Devon - 4 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire +21 2 £325 -31.58%
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
3 7 (41.18%) GDPR
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) Information Security
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) Office 365
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
6 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
7 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
8 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (11.76%) Clusterpoint
8 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) SQL

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Clusterpoint
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Head of Cybersecurity
1 4 (23.53%) Head of Security
2 3 (17.65%) Information Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Office Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Information Management
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) GDPR
2 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.88%) PSD2
4 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) VMware