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 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 542 576
Rank change year-on-year +49 +34  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 110 103 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.57% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 46
Median daily rate £433 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% +16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £415
% change year-on-year +18.05% -13.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £20.53 £15.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.83% -51.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £10.59 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £27.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +108.33% -61.29%  

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 15748 18169 17690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 32.52% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10310 11935 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 553 662
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

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 28 April 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
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 28 April 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 +48 107 £433 -13.50% 25
London +27 63 £475 -13.63% 5
West Midlands - 12 £350 - 5
City of London +2 11 £613 +8.88% 2
North West +38 7 £550 +125.40% 4
South West +5 7 £293 +6.36% 2
Yorkshire +20 6 £475 +31.94% 2
Manchester +17 5 £550 +109.52% 2
South East +10 5 £433 -6.48% 3
Warwickshire - 5 £475 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 4 £438 -12.50%
East of England -7 4 £438 -12.50% 4
West Bromwich - 4 £326 -
West Yorkshire +14 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire +8 3 £375 +36.36%
Northamptonshire +2 3 £325 -35.00%
Northampton -5 3 £325 -35.00%
East Midlands -11 3 £325 -35.00%
North Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
York - 3 £475 -
Scotland +39 2 - -
Leeds +14 2 - - 1
East Sussex +4 2 £433 +71.28%
Brighton 0 2 £433 +71.28%
Bristol - 2 £250 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £205 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £205 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 182 (99.45%) Data Protection
2 50 (27.32%) Finance
3 44 (24.04%) SQL
4 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (22.40%) Management Information System
5 41 (22.40%) GDPR
6 40 (21.86%) Information Assurance
7 36 (19.67%) Legal
8 34 (18.58%) Project Management
8 34 (18.58%) Microsoft Excel
9 32 (17.49%) Information Security
10 31 (16.94%) Degree
11 26 (14.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 26 (14.21%) ITIL
12 25 (13.66%) PCI DSS
13 24 (13.11%) Data Analysis
13 24 (13.11%) PRINCE2
13 24 (13.11%) SQL Server
14 22 (12.02%) Migration
15 21 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (10.93%) Data Privacy
16 20 (10.93%) Agile Project Management
16 20 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
17 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
18 17 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
19 16 (8.74%) Office 365

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 14 (7.65%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.46%) SAS
3 2 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (18.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.55%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Eloqua
1 8 (4.37%) FastStats
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Office 365
2 8 (4.37%) Yammer
3 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.55%) DHCP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) Extranet
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) VoIP
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.64%) Big Data
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) SSDT
9 2 (1.09%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.55%) DTS
10 1 (0.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.73%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (27.32%) Finance
2 36 (19.67%) Legal
3 12 (6.56%) Marketing
4 9 (4.92%) Banking
5 8 (4.37%) Publishing
6 4 (2.19%) Law
6 4 (2.19%) Retail
6 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.23%) Analyst
2 21 (11.48%) Business Analyst
3 17 (9.29%) Architect
3 17 (9.29%) Information Manager
4 16 (8.74%) Consultant
5 14 (7.65%) Security Manager
6 13 (7.10%) Data Analyst
6 13 (7.10%) Data Manager
6 13 (7.10%) Information Architect
7 12 (6.56%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.46%) Deployment Manager
9 9 (4.92%) Information Analyst
9 9 (4.92%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.37%) Marketing Analyst
10 8 (4.37%) Senior Architect
10 8 (4.37%) Senior Information Architect
11 7 (3.83%) Data Consultant
11 7 (3.83%) Lead Architect
11 7 (3.83%) Risk Manager
11 7 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.55%) REST
2 1 (0.55%) SOAP
2 1 (0.55%) WCF
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) WF
2 1 (0.55%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.40%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.01%) NHS
4 10 (5.46%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (4.37%) Taxonomies
6 7 (3.83%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (3.28%) Clustering
8 4 (2.19%) CESG
8 4 (2.19%) e-Learning
8 4 (2.19%) Replication
9 3 (1.64%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.64%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.55%) PKI
11 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.19%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.64%) Unix
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (99.45%) Data Protection
2 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (21.86%) Information Assurance
4 34 (18.58%) Project Management
5 32 (17.49%) Information Security
6 26 (14.21%) ITIL
7 24 (13.11%) Data Analysis
7 24 (13.11%) PRINCE2
8 22 (12.02%) Migration
9 21 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (10.93%) Agile Project Management
10 20 (10.93%) Data Privacy
10 20 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (8.20%) Risk Management
13 14 (7.65%) TOGAF
14 11 (6.01%) Business Analysis
15 10 (5.46%) Data Security
15 10 (5.46%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.04%) SQL
2 11 (6.01%) VBA
3 8 (4.37%) R
4 5 (2.73%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.64%) C
5 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.09%) C#
6 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Degree
2 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.20%) CISM
3 15 (8.20%) CISSP
4 14 (7.65%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (6.01%) CISA
5 11 (6.01%) ISEB
6 6 (3.28%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (2.19%) CIPD
7 4 (2.19%) CRISC
8 3 (1.64%) ECDL
8 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.09%) CEH
9 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.09%) MCDBA
9 2 (1.09%) MCITP
9 2 (1.09%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.55%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.40%) GDPR
2 26 (14.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (13.66%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (2.73%) Basel II
6 5 (2.73%) COBIT
6 5 (2.73%) RMADS
7 4 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.64%) QA
8 3 (1.64%) SLA
8 3 (1.64%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.55%) BS7799
9 1 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.55%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.01%) TOWER Software
3 10 (5.46%) Oracle
4 8 (4.37%) Apteco
5 2 (1.09%) Capita
5 2 (1.09%) Unisys
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe
6 1 (0.55%) CA
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) Cognos
6 1 (0.55%) Kofax
6 1 (0.55%) MapR
6 1 (0.55%) Northgate
6 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.55%) Qualys
6 1 (0.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Tableau
6 1 (0.55%) Teradata
6 1 (0.55%) Virgin Media
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