Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 701 610 698
Rank change year-on-year -91 +88 +5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 179 221 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.71% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 146 120
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £250 £233 £215
90th Percentile £600 £631 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -15.79% +8.57% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
UK median hourly rate £18.04 £16.05 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +9.74% -32.98%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.94 £10.68
90th Percentile £25.80 £33.21 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +46.15% -42.22%

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 33,916 31,323 35,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.75% 34.19% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,142 20,308 23,544
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.88% +5.26% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,093 1,194
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -86 168 £400 -15.79% 50
London -64 94 £425 -10.53% 19
UK excluding London -61 82 £400 -15.79% 31
Midlands -25 23 £450 -5.27% 7
South East -15 20 £400 -3.85% 7
North of England -48 14 £400 -27.27% 9
West Midlands -36 11 £413 -5.72% 5
East of England -1 10 £350 -28.21% 3
East Midlands +5 9 £400 +23.08% 2
Yorkshire -25 8 - - 3
South West +5 7 £368 +25.64% 5
Scotland -34 6 £195 -
North West -31 4 £400 -27.27% 5
North East -2 2 £375 -23.08% 1
Wales - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 111 (62.01%) GDPR
3 64 (35.75%) Information Security
4 39 (21.79%) Information Governance
5 35 (19.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (17.88%) Project Management
7 31 (17.32%) Legal
8 30 (16.76%) PCI DSS
9 28 (15.64%) ITIL
10 26 (14.53%) Management Information System
10 26 (14.53%) Freedom of Information
10 26 (14.53%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (12.85%) Degree
11 23 (12.85%) CISSP
12 22 (12.29%) Finance
12 22 (12.29%) Security Cleared
13 21 (11.73%) Information Management
14 20 (11.17%) Freedom of Information Act
14 20 (11.17%) Security Management
15 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
15 19 (10.61%) SQL
15 19 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (10.06%) Information Security Management
17 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
17 17 (9.50%) Windows
17 17 (9.50%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (8.94%) PRINCE2
18 16 (8.94%) Risk Management
18 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (8.38%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.23%) JBoss
2 4 (2.23%) Liferay
3 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.12%) SAS
3 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Office 365
2 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.26%) Network Security
2 7 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.79%) Firewall
4 4 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.68%) Intranet
5 3 (1.68%) SMS
6 2 (1.12%) BGP
6 2 (1.12%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.12%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.12%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.12%) LAN
6 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.12%) OSPF
6 2 (1.12%) VLAN
6 2 (1.12%) VPLS
6 2 (1.12%) WAN
6 2 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.23%) MySQL
4 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (1.12%) EDMS
6 2 (1.12%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.12%) Redis
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.56%) DTS
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Selenium
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.56%) MonoDevelop
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (17.32%) Legal
2 22 (12.29%) Finance
3 12 (6.70%) Law
4 7 (3.91%) Retail
5 6 (3.35%) Marketing
5 6 (3.35%) Publishing
6 3 (1.68%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Local Government
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (14.53%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Data Protection Officer
3 17 (9.50%) Consultant
4 14 (7.82%) GDPR Officer
4 14 (7.82%) Information Officer
5 13 (7.26%) Information Manager
6 11 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.59%) DBA
7 10 (5.59%) Security Manager
7 10 (5.59%) Security Officer
8 9 (5.03%) Architect
8 9 (5.03%) Head of Information
9 8 (4.47%) GDPR Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) GDPR Project Manager
9 8 (4.47%) Head of Information Security
9 8 (4.47%) Head of Security
9 8 (4.47%) Information Security Officer
9 8 (4.47%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.91%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.23%) HTML
2 3 (1.68%) .NET
2 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.68%) CSS
3 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.12%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.12%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (1.12%) LINQ
3 2 (1.12%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.56%) HTML5
4 1 (0.56%) jQuery
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.53%) Freedom of Information
1 26 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.17%) Freedom of Information Act
3 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.35%) NHS
6 4 (2.23%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.68%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.68%) User Experience
8 2 (1.12%) CCTV
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) Fintech
8 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) Replication
8 2 (1.12%) Tandem
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.47%) Linux
3 7 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 64 (35.75%) Information Security
3 39 (21.79%) Information Governance
4 32 (17.88%) Project Management
5 28 (15.64%) ITIL
6 26 (14.53%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (11.73%) Information Management
8 20 (11.17%) Security Management
9 19 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (10.06%) Information Security Management
11 17 (9.50%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (8.94%) PRINCE2
12 16 (8.94%) Risk Management
13 15 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (7.82%) Data Security
15 13 (7.26%) Records Management
15 13 (7.26%) Security Architecture
16 12 (6.70%) Incident Management
16 12 (6.70%) Migration
17 11 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.61%) SQL
2 3 (1.68%) C#
2 3 (1.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.12%) C
3 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.56%) C++
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.85%) CISSP
1 23 (12.85%) Degree
2 22 (12.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.82%) CISM
4 13 (7.26%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.91%) ISEB
6 6 (3.35%) CISA
7 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.68%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.68%) GIAC
10 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CLAS
10 2 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.12%) MCSE
10 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (62.01%) GDPR
2 35 (19.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (16.76%) PCI DSS
4 12 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (3.35%) COBIT
5 6 (3.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (2.79%) SLA
7 4 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.23%) QA
8 3 (1.68%) PMO
9 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.56%) Basel II
10 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.56%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.68%) XenApp
4 2 (1.12%) Snort
4 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.12%) vSphere
4 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.12%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.12%) QRadar
2 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.12%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.56%) Netcool
3 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) Citrix
3 7 (3.91%) Oracle
4 5 (2.79%) Google
5 4 (2.23%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.23%) VMware
6 3 (1.68%) Forcepoint
6 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.68%) Symantec
7 2 (1.12%) Apple
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco
7 2 (1.12%) Civica
7 2 (1.12%) F5
7 2 (1.12%) IronPort
7 2 (1.12%) McAfee
7 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.56%) Isilon
8 1 (0.56%) Splunk
8 1 (0.56%) Trustwave