Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 731 706
Rank change year-on-year +139 -25 -27
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 294 157 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 97 125
UK median daily rate £416 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.86% -16.67% -11.58%
10th Percentile £263 £196 £170
90th Percentile £638 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year +15.38% -12.46% -7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 8
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £15.87 £17.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.02% -9.86% +10.03%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £34.66 £22.50 £22.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% -12.12% -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 34387 34442 37167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.11% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22828 22601 23638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1184 1467
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 +149 285 £421 +20.14% 26
London +62 149 £500 +25.00% 8
UK excluding London +95 141 £375 +15.38% 18
North of England +77 42 £363 +50.88% 8
South East +20 40 £400 -5.88% 5
Midlands +31 24 £333 -11.33% 2
North West +28 20 £350 +45.68% 2
Yorkshire +25 20 £500 +35.59% 4
West Midlands +29 17 £348 -7.27% 2
South West +18 17 £300 -6.98% 3
East of England -11 12 £300 +37.14%
East Midlands +7 6 £319 -
Wales +13 3 £300 +63.27%
North East +63 2 - - 2
Scotland -12 2 £165 +2.48%
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 138 (46.94%) GDPR
3 81 (27.55%) Information Security
4 79 (26.87%) Finance
5 75 (25.51%) Management Information System
6 64 (21.77%) Security Cleared
7 62 (21.09%) Information Assurance
8 60 (20.41%) Project Management
9 59 (20.07%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (16.33%) SC Cleared
10 48 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 47 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (15.99%) Freedom of Information
12 40 (13.61%) Microsoft Office
13 36 (12.24%) Risk Management
14 35 (11.90%) Windows
15 33 (11.22%) Freedom of Information Act
16 31 (10.54%) PRINCE2
16 31 (10.54%) Programme Delivery
17 30 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
17 30 (10.20%) Legal
17 30 (10.20%) Information Management
18 29 (9.86%) Data Management
18 29 (9.86%) ITIL
18 29 (9.86%) PCI DSS
19 28 (9.52%) Information Governance
19 28 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
20 26 (8.84%) Microsoft
21 25 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
22 24 (8.16%) Business Analysis

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 7 (2.38%) SAS
1 7 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.02%) IIS
2 3 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (13.61%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.34%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.82%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.40%) Firewall
2 9 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.04%) LAN
3 6 (2.04%) Network Security
3 6 (2.04%) WAN
4 5 (1.70%) DNS
5 4 (1.36%) Internet
5 4 (1.36%) Wireless
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.02%) SMS
6 3 (1.02%) WLAN
7 2 (0.68%) DHCP
7 2 (0.68%) SAN
7 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.34%) Intranet
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) MPLS
8 1 (0.34%) NAS
8 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.04%) Clusterpoint
1 6 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 6 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.68%) Base SAS
3 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.68%) Power BI
3 2 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.34%) DTS
4 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.34%) GIS
4 1 (0.34%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.34%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) JIRA
1 1 (0.34%) ProC
1 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (26.87%) Finance
2 30 (10.20%) Legal
3 22 (7.48%) Law
4 18 (6.12%) Marketing
5 17 (5.78%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.40%) Banking
7 6 (2.04%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Local Government
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (24.49%) Analyst
2 36 (12.24%) Business Analyst
3 24 (8.16%) Consultant
3 24 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 19 (6.46%) GDPR Consultant
5 17 (5.78%) Data Analyst
6 16 (5.44%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 16 (5.44%) GDPR Project Manager
7 15 (5.10%) Data Protection Officer
7 15 (5.10%) Implementation Manager
8 14 (4.76%) Architect
9 13 (4.42%) Data Manager
9 13 (4.42%) Security Analyst
10 12 (4.08%) Information Officer
11 10 (3.40%) Information Manager
12 9 (3.06%) Data Consultant
12 9 (3.06%) Data Protection Manager
12 9 (3.06%) IT Manager
13 8 (2.72%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.72%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) OAuth
2 1 (0.34%) OpenID
2 1 (0.34%) SAML
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (25.51%) Management Information System
2 59 (20.07%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (15.99%) Freedom of Information
4 33 (11.22%) Freedom of Information Act
5 10 (3.40%) CESG
6 9 (3.06%) NHS
7 4 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.36%) RIA
8 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.68%) Fintech
9 2 (0.68%) FMCG
9 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.34%) BYOD
10 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.90%) Windows
2 16 (5.44%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.74%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.38%) Linux
5 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.68%) Unix
6 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 81 (27.55%) Information Security
3 62 (21.09%) Information Assurance
4 60 (20.41%) Project Management
5 47 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (12.24%) Risk Management
7 31 (10.54%) PRINCE2
7 31 (10.54%) Programme Delivery
8 30 (10.20%) Information Management
9 29 (9.86%) Data Management
9 29 (9.86%) ITIL
10 28 (9.52%) Information Governance
10 28 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
11 25 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (8.16%) Agile Project Management
12 24 (8.16%) Business Analysis
13 21 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (6.80%) Supplier Management
15 19 (6.46%) Data Mapping
15 19 (6.46%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.48%) SQL
2 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.02%) VBA
3 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.34%) ABAP
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.34%) VB
4 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 48 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.82%) Degree
4 19 (6.46%) CISSP
5 18 (6.12%) CISM
6 11 (3.74%) ISEB
7 10 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.06%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.36%) Postgraduate
10 3 (1.02%) CASP
10 3 (1.02%) CEH
10 3 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.02%) CISA
10 3 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.02%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (1.02%) SSCP
11 2 (0.68%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (46.94%) GDPR
2 48 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (9.86%) PCI DSS
4 21 (7.14%) Data Quality
5 17 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.06%) Government Security Classifications
6 9 (3.06%) QA
7 8 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (2.04%) COBIT
10 5 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (1.02%) BS7799
12 3 (1.02%) SLA
12 3 (1.02%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.68%) Basel II
13 2 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.68%) EMIR
13 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.36%) Docker
2 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) Kubernetes
1 4 (1.36%) SCCM
1 4 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (1.36%) Terraform
2 3 (1.02%) Nessus
3 2 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.74%) Cisco
3 7 (2.38%) CheckPoint
3 7 (2.38%) Citrix
3 7 (2.38%) Tableau
3 7 (2.38%) VMware
4 5 (1.70%) Oracle
4 5 (1.70%) Sophos
5 4 (1.36%) Greenplum
5 4 (1.36%) LogRhythm
5 4 (1.36%) Remedy
5 4 (1.36%) SAP
6 3 (1.02%) Apple
6 3 (1.02%) McAfee
6 3 (1.02%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.02%) Qualys
6 3 (1.02%) Splunk
6 3 (1.02%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.34%) CA
7 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com