Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 717 705
Rank change year-on-year +114 -12 -34
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 242 184 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 128 116
UK median daily rate £468 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +13.10% -1.18%
10th Percentile £178 £250 £259
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.88% +3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 4
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £14.63 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.74% -32.98% +38.56%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.68 £19.27
90th Percentile £33.21 £24.00 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +46.15% -42.22% +38.46%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32016 36329 35937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.38% 33.02% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20859 23828 22327
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £231
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1053 1177 1368
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +15.16% -8.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.83 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.57% +20.00% -7.89%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +109 238 £475 - 18
London +53 132 £488 -2.50% 10
UK excluding London +77 109 £429 +0.88% 8
Midlands +45 28 £376 -11.47% 3
North of England +60 27 £550 +42.86% 2
West Midlands +56 24 £411 -3.24% 3
East of England +1 21 £475 -2.56%
South East +17 17 £416 -10.05% 3
Yorkshire +27 14 £475 +31.94% 1
South West +14 13 £275 -1.79%
North West +28 12 £550 +30.18% 1
East Midlands -15 4 £245 -42.35%
Scotland +40 3 £165 +2.48%
North East +49 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 241 (99.59%) Data Protection
2 85 (35.12%) GDPR
3 70 (28.93%) Information Assurance
4 65 (26.86%) Management Information System
5 58 (23.97%) Information Security
6 57 (23.55%) Finance
7 55 (22.73%) Project Management
8 50 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (19.42%) SQL
10 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
11 43 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (17.36%) PCI DSS
13 38 (15.70%) ITIL
14 37 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 37 (15.29%) Degree
15 34 (14.05%) Legal
16 30 (12.40%) Windows
16 30 (12.40%) Microsoft
17 28 (11.57%) Office 365
17 28 (11.57%) Agile Project Management
18 27 (11.16%) Security Cleared
18 27 (11.16%) Risk Management
19 26 (10.74%) PRINCE2
19 26 (10.74%) Data Analysis
20 22 (9.09%) SQL Server
21 21 (8.68%) Freedom of Information
21 21 (8.68%) SC Cleared
22 20 (8.26%) Marketing
22 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
23 19 (7.85%) 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 12 (4.96%) SAS
2 9 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.24%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (19.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.72%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Eloqua
1 8 (3.31%) FastStats
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.57%) Office 365
2 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.72%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (3.72%) IaaS
3 9 (3.72%) PaaS
4 2 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.89%) Firewall
1 7 (2.89%) Skype
2 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.65%) DNS
3 4 (1.65%) LAN
3 4 (1.65%) Network Security
3 4 (1.65%) WAN
3 4 (1.65%) Wireless
4 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.24%) WLAN
5 2 (0.83%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) Extranet
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.37%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.83%) OLAP
6 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.83%) SSDT
7 1 (0.41%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) MS Access
7 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (23.55%) Finance
2 34 (14.05%) Legal
3 20 (8.26%) Marketing
4 14 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.13%) Local Government
6 9 (3.72%) Banking
7 8 (3.31%) Publishing
8 5 (2.07%) Law
9 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.83%) Retail
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.79%) Analyst
2 27 (11.16%) Project Manager
3 19 (7.85%) Data Analyst
3 19 (7.85%) Data Manager
3 19 (7.85%) GDPR Project Manager
4 17 (7.02%) Consultant
5 16 (6.61%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.20%) Security Analyst
7 14 (5.79%) Information Manager
8 13 (5.37%) Programme Manager
9 11 (4.55%) Architect
9 11 (4.55%) Information Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) Deployment Manager
10 10 (4.13%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.13%) Service Manager
11 9 (3.72%) GDPR Consultant
11 9 (3.72%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.72%) Senior Manager
11 9 (3.72%) Supplier Manager
12 8 (3.31%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) REST
3 1 (0.41%) SOAP
3 1 (0.41%) WCF
3 1 (0.41%) WF
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.86%) Management Information System
2 50 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.68%) Freedom of Information
4 16 (6.61%) Freedom of Information Act
5 13 (5.37%) NHS
6 9 (3.72%) CESG
7 5 (2.07%) Clustering
8 4 (1.65%) Replication
8 4 (1.65%) RIA
9 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.83%) FMCG
10 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.41%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.40%) Windows
2 14 (5.79%) Windows 10
3 10 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.24%) Linux
4 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (99.59%) Data Protection
2 70 (28.93%) Information Assurance
3 58 (23.97%) Information Security
4 55 (22.73%) Project Management
5 43 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (15.70%) ITIL
7 28 (11.57%) Agile Project Management
8 27 (11.16%) Risk Management
9 26 (10.74%) Data Analysis
9 26 (10.74%) PRINCE2
10 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
11 19 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (6.61%) Data Management
13 16 (6.61%) Data Privacy
13 16 (6.61%) Migration
13 16 (6.61%) Service Management
14 15 (6.20%) ITIL V3
14 15 (6.20%) SDLC
14 15 (6.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.42%) SQL
2 13 (5.37%) VBA
3 11 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.31%) R
5 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (15.29%) Degree
2 27 (11.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.61%) CISSP
5 15 (6.20%) CISM
6 10 (4.13%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.89%) CISA
8 6 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.48%) Postgraduate
9 5 (2.07%) CEH
9 5 (2.07%) ISEB
10 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.24%) CASP
11 3 (1.24%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.24%) CRISC
11 3 (1.24%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.24%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (1.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (35.12%) GDPR
2 42 (17.36%) PCI DSS
3 37 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (5.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (2.48%) SLA
9 5 (2.07%) COBIT
9 5 (2.07%) Data Quality
9 5 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (1.65%) QA
11 3 (1.24%) Basel II
11 3 (1.24%) PMO
12 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.83%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.41%) BS7799
13 1 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.24%) Nessus
4 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 30 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.37%) TOWER Software
3 8 (3.31%) Apteco
4 5 (2.07%) Cisco
5 3 (1.24%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.24%) Citrix
5 3 (1.24%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.24%) McAfee
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle
5 3 (1.24%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.24%) Qualys
5 3 (1.24%) Sophos
5 3 (1.24%) Splunk
5 3 (1.24%) Tableau
5 3 (1.24%) VMware
6 2 (0.83%) Capita
6 2 (0.83%) Unisys
6 2 (0.83%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.41%) CA
7 1 (0.41%) Informatica
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