Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 670 713
Rank change year-on-year +23 +43 +23
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 239 178 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.57% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 129 119
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £184 £212
90th Percentile £600 £631 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.87% +24.39% -25.00%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.13 £9.63
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.50 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -27.84% +108.33% -46.07%

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 34,326 31,143 35,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,562 20,203 23,165
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,094 1,263
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £49.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +20.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 15 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 20 April 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 +21 225 £408 -9.44% 85
UK excluding London +24 132 £400 -5.88% 55
London -32 105 £450 -5.26% 33
South East +14 45 £400 -13.51% 13
North of England -1 32 £500 +37.73% 9
Midlands -1 31 £390 -6.81% 10
West Midlands -2 17 £375 -7.41% 5
Yorkshire -3 16 £463 -2.63% 3
North West -23 13 £507 +44.86% 6
East Midlands +12 11 £388 +19.23% 5
Scotland -26 9 £195 - 2
South West +2 6 £300 -25.00% 2
East of England -1 6 £413 -2.94% 18
North East +34 3 £450 -7.69%
Wales - 3 £413 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 239 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 158 (66.11%) GDPR
3 91 (38.08%) Information Security
4 50 (20.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (20.50%) Project Management
6 43 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (16.32%) Information Governance
7 39 (16.32%) PCI DSS
7 39 (16.32%) Management Information System
8 38 (15.90%) Legal
9 36 (15.06%) Freedom of Information
10 35 (14.64%) Risk Assessment
11 32 (13.39%) Degree
12 31 (12.97%) Information Management
13 30 (12.55%) ITIL
13 30 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (11.72%) SQL
14 28 (11.72%) Risk Management
15 27 (11.30%) Finance
15 27 (11.30%) PRINCE2
16 25 (10.46%) CISSP
16 25 (10.46%) Security Cleared
16 25 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (10.04%) Freedom of Information Act
17 24 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (9.62%) Microsoft
19 22 (9.21%) Windows
19 22 (9.21%) Business Analysis
19 22 (9.21%) Data Security
20 20 (8.37%) Security 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 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.09%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.67%) SAS
4 3 (1.26%) JBoss
5 2 (0.84%) Liferay
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.42%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.44%) Office 365
2 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.26%) SaaS
4 2 (0.84%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.53%) Network Security
2 11 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.51%) Firewall
4 4 (1.67%) LAN
4 4 (1.67%) WAN
5 3 (1.26%) SMS
5 3 (1.26%) VLAN
6 2 (0.84%) BGP
6 2 (0.84%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.84%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.84%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.84%) OSPF
6 2 (0.84%) VPLS
6 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.67%) EDRMS
4 4 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (0.84%) Clusterpoint
6 2 (0.84%) EDMS
6 2 (0.84%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.42%) DTS
7 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.84%) Selenium
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) MonoDevelop
3 1 (0.42%) ProC
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (15.90%) Legal
2 27 (11.30%) Finance
3 16 (6.69%) Law
4 10 (4.18%) Marketing
5 8 (3.35%) Retail
6 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.51%) Local Government
8 3 (1.26%) Publishing
9 2 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (25.52%) Analyst
2 28 (11.72%) Business Analyst
3 24 (10.04%) Data Protection Officer
4 23 (9.62%) Consultant
5 21 (8.79%) GDPR Officer
6 20 (8.37%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 17 (7.11%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.69%) Information Officer
9 14 (5.86%) Architect
9 14 (5.86%) Data Analyst
9 14 (5.86%) GDPR Consultant
9 14 (5.86%) GDPR Project Manager
10 12 (5.02%) Security Manager
11 11 (4.60%) Security Consultant
12 10 (4.18%) Data Protection Analyst
12 10 (4.18%) Information Manager
13 9 (3.77%) Compliance Officer
13 9 (3.77%) Security Officer
14 8 (3.35%) Information Security Officer
14 8 (3.35%) Security Compliance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.26%) .NET
1 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.26%) CSS
1 3 (1.26%) HTML
2 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
2 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (0.84%) Entity Framework
2 2 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (0.84%) LINQ
2 2 (0.84%) MSMQ
2 2 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (0.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.42%) HTML5
3 1 (0.42%) jQuery
3 1 (0.42%) JSON
3 1 (0.42%) OAuth
3 1 (0.42%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (16.32%) Management Information System
3 36 (15.06%) Freedom of Information
4 24 (10.04%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.51%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.09%) NHS
8 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.67%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.26%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.26%) Fintech
10 2 (0.84%) CCTV
10 2 (0.84%) CESG
10 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.42%) Blog
11 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.21%) Windows
2 11 (4.60%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.77%) Linux
4 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.84%) Android
7 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.84%) Unix
7 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 91 (38.08%) Information Security
3 49 (20.50%) Project Management
4 39 (16.32%) Information Governance
5 35 (14.64%) Risk Assessment
6 31 (12.97%) Information Management
7 30 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (12.55%) ITIL
8 28 (11.72%) Risk Management
9 27 (11.30%) PRINCE2
10 25 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (9.21%) Business Analysis
12 22 (9.21%) Data Security
13 20 (8.37%) Data Management
13 20 (8.37%) Security Management
14 19 (7.95%) Business Process Mapping
14 19 (7.95%) Data Mapping
15 18 (7.53%) GAP Analysis
15 18 (7.53%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.72%) SQL
2 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.26%) C
3 3 (1.26%) C#
3 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.42%) C++
4 1 (0.42%) PHP
4 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.39%) Degree
2 25 (10.46%) CISSP
2 25 (10.46%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.53%) CISM
4 14 (5.86%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.60%) ISEB
6 8 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.09%) CISA
7 5 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.26%) GIAC
9 2 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.84%) CRISC
9 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.84%) ISACA
9 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.84%) MCSE
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (66.11%) GDPR
2 50 (20.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (16.32%) PCI DSS
4 16 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (4.18%) Data Quality
6 9 (3.77%) QA
7 7 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.67%) SLA
10 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.26%) PMO
11 2 (0.84%) BS7799
11 2 (0.84%) COBIT
11 2 (0.84%) PSD2
12 1 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.42%) Basel II
12 1 (0.42%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.09%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.26%) Snort
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.51%) SCCM
2 4 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.26%) QRadar
4 2 (0.84%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.77%) Oracle
3 8 (3.35%) Citrix
4 6 (2.51%) Cisco
4 6 (2.51%) Google
4 6 (2.51%) VMware
5 5 (2.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.67%) Forcepoint
6 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.67%) Symantec
7 3 (1.26%) Apple
7 3 (1.26%) IronPort
7 3 (1.26%) McAfee
8 2 (0.84%) Civica
8 2 (0.84%) F5
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.84%) Sophos
8 2 (0.84%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.42%) Extreme Networks