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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
Rank 498 549 561
Rank change year-on-year +51 +12  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 85 91 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 58 48
Median daily rate £450 £475 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +25.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £227 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £20.53 £18.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.02% -54.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.88% -54.43%  

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 14367 16563 16345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.11% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9277 10795 9852
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 562 696
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 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
England +46 82 £450 -5.26% 23
London +28 42 £450 -10.00% 11
West Midlands +26 12 £398 -46.10% 2
City of London +6 8 £613 +22.50%
South West +8 7 £375 - 2
North West +30 5 £575 +228.57% 1
Gloucestershire +8 5 £400 +6.66%
Manchester - 5 £575 - 1
South East +2 4 £450 +22.03% 4
East of England -4 4 £438 -7.89% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £438 -
West Bromwich - 4 £326 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £475 +31.94% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
Midlands - 3 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Gloucester - 3 £400 -
York - 3 £475 -
Berkshire +27 2 - - 1
Scotland +20 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 £500 - 1
Swindon - 2 £205 -
Wiltshire - 2 £205 -
Birmingham - 2 £440 - 1
Harrow - 2 - -
Northampton -2 1 £325 -35.00%
Northamptonshire -5 1 £325 -35.00%
East Midlands -6 1 £325 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 48 (29.45%) Finance
3 39 (23.93%) Management Information System
4 36 (22.09%) Information Security
4 36 (22.09%) SQL
4 36 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (19.63%) Information Assurance
6 31 (19.02%) Legal
7 30 (18.40%) GDPR
8 27 (16.56%) ITIL
8 27 (16.56%) Project Management
8 27 (16.56%) Degree
9 26 (15.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (14.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (14.11%) PCI DSS
13 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
13 20 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (12.27%) Microsoft
13 20 (12.27%) PRINCE2
13 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
14 18 (11.04%) CISM
14 18 (11.04%) Migration
14 18 (11.04%) CISSP
15 17 (10.43%) Data Analysis
15 17 (10.43%) Agile Project Management
15 17 (10.43%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (10.43%) Data Privacy
16 15 (9.20%) Risk Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related 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 13 (7.98%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.52%) SAS
3 2 (1.23%) IIS
3 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.13%) MS Office
3 6 (3.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Eloqua
1 7 (4.29%) FastStats
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.23%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.61%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.98%) Office 365
2 8 (4.91%) Yammer
3 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) DMVPN
1 2 (1.23%) Skype
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.61%) DHCP
2 1 (0.61%) DNS
2 1 (0.61%) Firewall
2 1 (0.61%) VoIP
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.98%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.84%) Big Data
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) SSDT
7 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.61%) DTS
8 1 (0.61%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.07%) Oracle Forms
General
1 48 (29.45%) Finance
2 31 (19.02%) Legal
3 12 (7.36%) Marketing
4 10 (6.13%) Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Publishing
6 5 (3.07%) Retail
7 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.23%) Electronics
8 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) Law
9 1 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (23.93%) Analyst
2 19 (11.66%) Business Analyst
2 19 (11.66%) Information Manager
3 17 (10.43%) Architect
4 16 (9.82%) Security Manager
5 15 (9.20%) Consultant
6 13 (7.98%) Information Architect
7 12 (7.36%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.52%) Data Manager
9 8 (4.91%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (4.91%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.91%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Architect
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Information Architect
10 7 (4.29%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Marketing Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Risk Manager
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.93%) Management Information System
2 24 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.36%) NHS
4 10 (6.13%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (4.91%) Freedom of Information Act
5 8 (4.91%) Taxonomies
6 6 (3.68%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.45%) CESG
7 4 (2.45%) Clustering
7 4 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.45%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.84%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.84%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Windows
2 6 (3.68%) Unix
3 5 (3.07%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 36 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.09%) Information Security
3 32 (19.63%) Information Assurance
4 27 (16.56%) ITIL
4 27 (16.56%) Project Management
5 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (14.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (12.27%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.04%) Migration
9 17 (10.43%) Agile Project Management
9 17 (10.43%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (10.43%) Data Analysis
9 17 (10.43%) Data Privacy
10 15 (9.20%) Risk Management
11 14 (8.59%) TOGAF
12 11 (6.75%) Security Architecture
13 10 (6.13%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.13%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.09%) SQL
2 7 (4.29%) R
3 6 (3.68%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.68%) VBA
4 4 (2.45%) C
5 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.23%) C#
6 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) Degree
2 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (11.04%) CISM
3 18 (11.04%) CISSP
4 14 (8.59%) ISEB
5 12 (7.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (7.36%) CISA
5 12 (7.36%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.29%) CRISC
6 7 (4.29%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (2.45%) CEH
7 4 (2.45%) CIPD
8 3 (1.84%) CISMP
8 3 (1.84%) ECDL
8 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.23%) MCDBA
9 2 (1.23%) MCITP
9 2 (1.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.40%) GDPR
2 26 (15.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (14.11%) PCI DSS
4 10 (6.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (4.29%) RMADS
6 6 (3.68%) Basel II
6 6 (3.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (3.68%) Data Quality
6 6 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (3.07%) COBIT
8 3 (1.84%) Solvency II
9 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.23%) GPG13
9 2 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.23%) QA
10 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.61%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.84%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle
3 10 (6.13%) TOWER Software
4 7 (4.29%) Apteco
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.23%) Unisys
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) CA
7 1 (0.61%) Capita
7 1 (0.61%) Kofax
7 1 (0.61%) MapR
7 1 (0.61%) Qualys
7 1 (0.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.61%) Teradata
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