Period
to 19 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 19 September 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 627 721 734
Rank change year-on-year +94 +13 -83
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 237 168 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 114 126
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £237 £250 £186
90th Percentile £675 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £395 £405
% change year-on-year +5.32% -2.47% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 6
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £15.11 £19.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.27% -24.20% +32.85%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.79 £15.75
90th Percentile £41.38 £19.70 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £21.15
% change year-on-year +46.15% -38.52% +32.16%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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
England +107 235 £475 +11.76% 15
London +29 119 £485 +7.78% 6
UK excluding London +82 117 £416 +5.32% 10
North of England +89 36 £475 +5.56% 3
Midlands +36 23 £375 -2.60%
South East +8 21 £416 -2.12% 1
East of England 0 21 £488 - 4
North West +36 20 £513 +13.89%
West Midlands +39 17 £475 +20.26%
Yorkshire +36 15 £475 +83.40% 3
South West +12 15 £275 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £288 -17.86%
North East +70 1 - -
Scotland +33 1 £165 +2.48%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 236 (99.58%) Data Protection
2 98 (41.35%) GDPR
3 64 (27.00%) Information Assurance
4 62 (26.16%) Management Information System
5 57 (24.05%) Finance
5 57 (24.05%) Information Security
6 49 (20.68%) Project Management
7 42 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (16.03%) Security Cleared
10 35 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 32 (13.50%) Windows
11 32 (13.50%) Microsoft
12 31 (13.08%) ITIL
12 31 (13.08%) PCI DSS
13 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared
13 30 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
13 30 (12.66%) Freedom of Information
13 30 (12.66%) Legal
14 27 (11.39%) SQL
15 24 (10.13%) Risk Management
16 23 (9.70%) Freedom of Information Act
16 23 (9.70%) Agile Project Management
17 22 (9.28%) Office 365
17 22 (9.28%) Degree
18 21 (8.86%) Information Governance
18 21 (8.86%) PRINCE2
19 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
19 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
19 18 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (3.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) IIS
3 4 (1.69%) SAS
4 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.42%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.42%) FastStats
1 1 (0.42%) iTrent
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.28%) Office 365
2 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (3.80%) IaaS
3 9 (3.80%) PaaS
4 2 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.95%) Skype
2 6 (2.53%) Firewall
3 5 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.69%) DNS
4 4 (1.69%) LAN
4 4 (1.69%) Network Security
4 4 (1.69%) WAN
4 4 (1.69%) Wireless
5 3 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.27%) Internet
5 3 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.27%) SAN
5 3 (1.27%) SMS
5 3 (1.27%) WLAN
6 2 (0.84%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) DHCP
7 1 (0.42%) Extranet
7 1 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.84%) OLAP
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.42%) DTS
6 1 (0.42%) MS Access
6 1 (0.42%) OLTP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (24.05%) Finance
2 30 (12.66%) Legal
3 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.17%) Marketing
5 10 (4.22%) Law
6 9 (3.80%) Local Government
7 6 (2.53%) Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.27%) Retail
9 2 (0.84%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (19.83%) Analyst
2 25 (10.55%) Project Manager
3 18 (7.59%) Consultant
3 18 (7.59%) GDPR Project Manager
4 16 (6.75%) Data Manager
5 15 (6.33%) Architect
5 15 (6.33%) Data Analyst
6 14 (5.91%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.49%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.49%) GDPR Consultant
8 11 (4.64%) Data Protection Manager
8 11 (4.64%) Information Manager
8 11 (4.64%) Programme Manager
9 10 (4.22%) Senior Manager
9 10 (4.22%) Service Manager
10 9 (3.80%) Supplier Manager
11 8 (3.38%) Deployment Manager
11 8 (3.38%) Information Analyst
11 8 (3.38%) Technical Manager
12 7 (2.95%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.84%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) REST
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.42%) SOAP
3 1 (0.42%) WCF
3 1 (0.42%) WF
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.16%) Management Information System
2 39 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (12.66%) Freedom of Information
4 23 (9.70%) Freedom of Information Act
5 12 (5.06%) NHS
6 9 (3.80%) CESG
7 4 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.69%) RIA
8 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.84%) Clustering
9 2 (0.84%) FMCG
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.42%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) PKI
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.50%) Windows
2 14 (5.91%) Windows 10
3 12 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.27%) Linux
4 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (99.58%) Data Protection
2 64 (27.00%) Information Assurance
3 57 (24.05%) Information Security
4 49 (20.68%) Project Management
5 42 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (13.08%) ITIL
7 24 (10.13%) Risk Management
8 23 (9.70%) Agile Project Management
9 21 (8.86%) Information Governance
9 21 (8.86%) PRINCE2
10 18 (7.59%) Data Analysis
10 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.17%) Service Management
12 15 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (6.33%) DevOps
13 14 (5.91%) Data Management
13 14 (5.91%) ITIL V3
13 14 (5.91%) Programme Delivery
14 13 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.39%) SQL
2 11 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.38%) VBA
4 1 (0.42%) ABAP
4 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.42%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) R
4 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.42%) VB
4 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.28%) Degree
4 14 (5.91%) CISSP
5 12 (5.06%) CISM
6 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.69%) CISA
7 4 (1.69%) ISEB
7 4 (1.69%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.27%) CASP
8 3 (1.27%) CEH
8 3 (1.27%) CITP
8 3 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.27%) MBCS
8 3 (1.27%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (1.27%) SSCP
9 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (41.35%) GDPR
2 35 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (13.08%) PCI DSS
4 15 (6.33%) Data Quality
5 11 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (4.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (2.95%) QA
8 6 (2.53%) COBIT
8 6 (2.53%) SLA
9 3 (1.27%) PMO
10 2 (0.84%) BS7799
10 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.42%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.69%) Docker
3 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.84%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.69%) Terraform
3 3 (1.27%) Nessus
3 3 (1.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.95%) Cisco
2 7 (2.95%) Tableau
3 6 (2.53%) Citrix
4 5 (2.11%) TOWER Software
4 5 (2.11%) VMware
5 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.69%) Greenplum
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle
5 4 (1.69%) SAP
6 3 (1.27%) LogRhythm
6 3 (1.27%) McAfee
6 3 (1.27%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.27%) Qualys
6 3 (1.27%) Sophos
6 3 (1.27%) Splunk
7 2 (0.84%) Capita
7 2 (0.84%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.42%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.42%) Northgate