Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 701 721
Rank change year-on-year +92 +20 -43
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 282 155 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.50% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 100 111
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -7.37%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £163
90th Percentile £613 £631 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 6
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.80% -2.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £16.10 £10.85 £11.13
90th Percentile £33.22 £22.50 £22.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £13.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year +41.28% -17.42% -25.00%

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 33,386 31,158 35,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.52% 32.69% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,373 20,330 22,521
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £378
% change year-on-year +1.27% +4.64% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 1,099 1,425
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% - +14.29%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 16 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 22 January 2018. 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 +107 264 £400 -4.48% 81
UK excluding London +72 144 £375 +7.14% 54
London +28 133 £463 -7.50% 29
North of England +65 50 £395 +62.72% 9
South East -5 38 £400 +18.52% 16
North West +12 26 £375 +54.48% 4
Midlands +2 23 £308 -26.45% 8
Yorkshire +27 21 £463 +131.25% 3
South West +9 12 £315 -21.25% 5
West Midlands +3 12 £315 -20.25% 3
East Midlands +9 10 £293 - 5
East of England -17 7 £300 +140.00% 14
Scotland - 7 £258 - 1
Wales +9 6 £300 +63.27% 1
North East +54 3 £525 +7.69% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 282 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 160 (56.74%) GDPR
3 89 (31.56%) Information Security
4 68 (24.11%) Finance
5 58 (20.57%) Project Management
6 56 (19.86%) Security Cleared
7 54 (19.15%) Management Information System
8 50 (17.73%) Freedom of Information
9 49 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 49 (17.38%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (16.31%) Information Assurance
12 44 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
13 39 (13.83%) PRINCE2
13 39 (13.83%) SC Cleared
14 38 (13.48%) Information Governance
15 37 (13.12%) Information Management
16 34 (12.06%) Windows
16 34 (12.06%) Freedom of Information Act
17 32 (11.35%) Legal
18 30 (10.64%) Risk Management
18 30 (10.64%) Programme Delivery
19 29 (10.28%) Business Analysis
19 29 (10.28%) PCI DSS
20 28 (9.93%) Risk Assessment
21 26 (9.22%) Law
21 26 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
22 25 (8.87%) Degree
22 25 (8.87%) Data Management
22 25 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel

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 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.13%) SAS
3 6 (2.13%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.32%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.35%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.80%) Office 365
2 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.19%) Firewall
3 7 (2.48%) Network Security
4 5 (1.77%) SMS
5 2 (0.71%) Internet
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) SAN
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
5 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) DNS
6 1 (0.35%) Intranet
6 1 (0.35%) MPLS
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.13%) Clusterpoint
3 4 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.71%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) DTS
6 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.35%) GIS
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Power BI
6 1 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.35%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 68 (24.11%) Finance
2 32 (11.35%) Legal
3 26 (9.22%) Law
4 15 (5.32%) Marketing
5 12 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.13%) Banking
6 6 (2.13%) Local Government
6 6 (2.13%) Retail
7 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.06%) Publishing
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (25.89%) Analyst
2 42 (14.89%) Business Analyst
3 28 (9.93%) Consultant
4 23 (8.16%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 22 (7.80%) Project Manager
6 21 (7.45%) Data Protection Officer
7 19 (6.74%) GDPR Consultant
8 17 (6.03%) Information Officer
9 16 (5.67%) Data Analyst
10 15 (5.32%) GDPR Project Manager
11 14 (4.96%) Architect
11 14 (4.96%) Implementation Manager
12 11 (3.90%) Information Manager
13 10 (3.55%) Compliance Officer
13 10 (3.55%) Security Manager
14 9 (3.19%) Data Protection Analyst
14 9 (3.19%) IT Manager
14 9 (3.19%) Security Consultant
15 8 (2.84%) Risk Manager
15 8 (2.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.35%) LDAP
1 1 (0.35%) Middleware
1 1 (0.35%) OAuth
1 1 (0.35%) OpenID
1 1 (0.35%) SAML
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (0.35%) WAP
1 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 50 (17.73%) Freedom of Information
3 49 (17.38%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (12.06%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (2.13%) NHS
6 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.06%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.06%) Fintech
8 2 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.35%) BYOD
9 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.06%) Windows
2 17 (6.03%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.90%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.55%) Linux
5 6 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.71%) Unix
9 1 (0.35%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 89 (31.56%) Information Security
3 58 (20.57%) Project Management
4 48 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (16.31%) Information Assurance
6 39 (13.83%) PRINCE2
7 38 (13.48%) Information Governance
8 37 (13.12%) Information Management
9 30 (10.64%) Programme Delivery
9 30 (10.64%) Risk Management
10 29 (10.28%) Business Analysis
11 28 (9.93%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (8.87%) Data Management
14 23 (8.16%) ITIL
15 22 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (7.09%) Agile Project Management
17 18 (6.38%) Business Process Mapping
17 18 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
18 17 (6.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.74%) SQL
2 7 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.42%) C
3 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) ABAP
4 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
4 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 39 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.87%) CISSP
3 25 (8.87%) Degree
4 24 (8.51%) CISM
5 14 (4.96%) ISEB
6 11 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.48%) CISA
8 6 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.06%) ISACA
11 2 (0.71%) CRISC
11 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.35%) ACCA
12 1 (0.35%) CCNA
12 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (56.74%) GDPR
2 49 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (10.28%) PCI DSS
4 20 (7.09%) Data Quality
5 19 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (4.26%) QA
7 9 (3.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.42%) BS7799
9 4 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (1.06%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.71%) Basel II
11 2 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.71%) EMIR
11 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.71%) MiFID
11 2 (0.71%) PSD2
12 1 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 17 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.42%) Docker
4 2 (0.71%) Snort
4 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.13%) SCCM
1 6 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.42%) Terraform
3 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.71%) QRadar
4 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle
2 9 (3.19%) VMware
3 8 (2.84%) Citrix
4 6 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 6 (2.13%) Cisco
5 5 (1.77%) Apple
5 5 (1.77%) SAP
6 4 (1.42%) Greenplum
6 4 (1.42%) Remedy
6 4 (1.42%) Tableau
7 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.71%) Cognos
8 2 (0.71%) Forcepoint
8 2 (0.71%) Google
8 2 (0.71%) IronPort
8 2 (0.71%) McAfee
8 2 (0.71%) Sophos
8 2 (0.71%) Symantec
9 1 (0.35%) Imperva