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 3 months to 29 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)
England > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 140 135
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.033% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.12% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
South West median daily rate £270 £350 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% -6.97%  
10th Percentile £232 £325 £294
90th Percentile £286 £375 £463
England median daily rate £475 £475 £420
% change year-on-year - +13.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £28.07 - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.63 £21.15
% change year-on-year +9.40% -30.83%  

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 736 805 774
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.92% 26.74% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 748 724
South West median daily rate £410 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +2.00%  
10th Percentile £250 £241 £213
90th Percentile £582 £631 £532
England median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.73% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 43 61
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £21.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.67% -36.76%  
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.14% +17.56%  

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 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Bristol -3 5 £270 -22.85% 2
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (33.33%) Basel II
7 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (25.00%) ETL
7 3 (25.00%) .NET
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Data Mapping
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Data Deduplication
7 3 (25.00%) GDPR
7 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Information Management
8 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) Unisys
8 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000

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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (8.33%) EDRMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Data Deduplication
5 3 (25.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Information Management
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Basel II
1 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (25.00%) GDPR
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
3 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Unisys
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Teradata
3 1 (8.33%) VMware