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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 566 539
Rank change year-on-year +114 -27  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 136 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 60 73
Median daily rate £475 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £625 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £410
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.63 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -30.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £10.88 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.84 £18.13 £22.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.88 £21.82
% change year-on-year +47.12% -50.16%  

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 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 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 +98 136 £475 - 34
London +31 68 £488 -7.14% 15
South East +41 14 £416 -12.42% 4
West Midlands +37 14 £500 +17.64% 2
East of England -3 13 £519 +3.75% 2
Essex -3 12 £538 +2.38%
North West +26 10 £550 +39.24% 7
Yorkshire +27 9 £550 +38.10% 1
West Yorkshire +26 9 £550 +38.10% 1
City of London +7 9 £613 +22.50%
Leeds +20 5 £550 +112.35% 1
Manchester +17 5 £550 +175.00% 4
South West +6 5 £270 -22.85% 2
Bristol -2 5 £270 -22.85% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £500 -
Berkshire +19 3 £460 +31.42% 1
Hampshire +9 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Chelmsford +8 3 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £416 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £416 -
Shropshire - 3 - - 2
West Sussex +20 2 £364 -22.40%
Reading +14 2 - -
East Midlands -11 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £433 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 220 (99.55%) Data Protection
2 69 (31.22%) GDPR
3 59 (26.70%) Information Assurance
3 59 (26.70%) Management Information System
4 52 (23.53%) Finance
5 49 (22.17%) Project Management
5 49 (22.17%) Information Security
6 46 (20.81%) SQL
6 46 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (18.10%) Microsoft Excel
9 35 (15.84%) ITIL
9 35 (15.84%) Degree
9 35 (15.84%) PCI DSS
10 34 (15.38%) Legal
11 28 (12.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 26 (11.76%) Data Analysis
12 26 (11.76%) Windows
12 26 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 26 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 26 (11.76%) Office 365
12 26 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
13 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
14 23 (10.41%) SQL Server
15 22 (9.95%) Risk Management
16 20 (9.05%) Freedom of Information
16 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
17 18 (8.14%) Marketing
17 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.14%) Service Delivery

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 13 (5.88%) SAS
2 8 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.36%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (18.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Eloqua
1 8 (3.62%) FastStats
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) iTrent
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.76%) Office 365
2 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.07%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (4.07%) IaaS
3 9 (4.07%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.17%) Skype
2 4 (1.81%) LAN
2 4 (1.81%) WAN
3 3 (1.36%) Firewall
3 3 (1.36%) Network Security
3 3 (1.36%) Wireless
3 3 (1.36%) WLAN
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.45%) Extranet
5 1 (0.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.45%) NAS
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) OLAP
7 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.90%) SSDT
8 1 (0.45%) DTS
8 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.45%) Essbase
8 1 (0.45%) MS Access
8 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (23.53%) Finance
2 34 (15.38%) Legal
3 18 (8.14%) Marketing
4 14 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.98%) Banking
6 10 (4.52%) Local Government
7 8 (3.62%) Publishing
8 5 (2.26%) Law
9 4 (1.81%) Retail
10 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Electronics
11 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (23.53%) Analyst
2 25 (11.31%) Project Manager
3 18 (8.14%) Information Manager
4 17 (7.69%) Consultant
5 16 (7.24%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.24%) Data Analyst
5 16 (7.24%) Data Manager
6 15 (6.79%) Security Manager
7 13 (5.88%) Programme Manager
8 10 (4.52%) Architect
8 10 (4.52%) Deployment Manager
9 9 (4.07%) Information Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.07%) Senior Manager
9 9 (4.07%) Service Manager
10 8 (3.62%) Data Consultant
10 8 (3.62%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.62%) Marketing Analyst
10 8 (3.62%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.81%) .NET
2 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.45%) REST
3 1 (0.45%) SOAP
3 1 (0.45%) WCF
3 1 (0.45%) WF
3 1 (0.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (26.70%) Management Information System
2 46 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.05%) Freedom of Information
4 16 (7.24%) Freedom of Information Act
5 13 (5.88%) NHS
6 7 (3.17%) CESG
7 5 (2.26%) Clustering
8 4 (1.81%) Replication
9 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) FMCG
10 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.45%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) RIA
11 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.76%) Windows
2 14 (6.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (99.55%) Data Protection
2 59 (26.70%) Information Assurance
3 49 (22.17%) Information Security
3 49 (22.17%) Project Management
4 42 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (15.84%) ITIL
6 26 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
6 26 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.95%) Risk Management
9 18 (8.14%) Service Delivery
9 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (7.24%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (7.24%) Service Management
11 15 (6.79%) Migration
11 15 (6.79%) SDLC
12 13 (5.88%) Data Privacy
12 13 (5.88%) ITIL V3
13 12 (5.43%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.81%) SQL
2 11 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.98%) VBA
3 8 (3.62%) R
4 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.45%) C
5 1 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (15.84%) Degree
2 26 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.69%) CISSP
5 16 (7.24%) CISM
6 10 (4.52%) CISA
6 10 (4.52%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.71%) Postgraduate
8 5 (2.26%) ISEB
9 4 (1.81%) CEH
9 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.36%) CITP
10 3 (1.36%) CRISC
10 3 (1.36%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.36%) MBCS
10 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (31.22%) GDPR
2 35 (15.84%) PCI DSS
3 28 (12.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (2.71%) COBIT
8 6 (2.71%) SLA
9 5 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (1.81%) Basel II
10 4 (1.81%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.81%) QA
11 3 (1.36%) PMO
12 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.45%) BS7799
13 1 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.81%) SCCM
3 2 (0.90%) Nessus
4 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 26 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.98%) TOWER Software
3 8 (3.62%) Apteco
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle
4 4 (1.81%) Tableau
5 3 (1.36%) Cisco
6 2 (0.90%) Capita
6 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.90%) Citrix
6 2 (0.90%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.90%) McAfee
6 2 (0.90%) Palo Alto
6 2 (0.90%) Qualys
6 2 (0.90%) Sophos
6 2 (0.90%) Splunk
6 2 (0.90%) Unisys
6 2 (0.90%) Virgin Media
6 2 (0.90%) VMware
7 1 (0.45%) Northgate
7 1 (0.45%) Varonis
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