Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 564 739 707
Rank change year-on-year +175 -32 -55
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 45 106 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 77 126
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -10.53%
10th Percentile £289 £178 £256
90th Percentile £900 £543 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £655 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +45.56% +9.09% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £14.85 £70.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.79% +278.38% -9.87%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.95 £12.18
90th Percentile £31.35 £78.57 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £74.29 £18.04
% change year-on-year -80.02% +311.78% -27.84%

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 14,562 28,830 32,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.58% 32.04% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,934 18,448 20,996
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £253 £281 £268
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 1,003 1,024
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.59% -6.82% +11.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.98 £51.39 £51.10
Median hourly rate £21.93 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +18.51% -13.95% +19.44%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 12 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 5 June 2020. 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 +183 45 £500 +17.65% 8
UK excluding London +152 28 £655 +45.56% 7
London +144 15 £416 -2.12% 2
South West +63 10 £900 +83.67%
South East +109 9 £579 +36.12% 4
North of England +96 6 £900 +453.85% 1
North West +59 6 £900 +453.85% 1
East of England +60 5 £322 -38.76%
Midlands +49 2 £288 -41.03% 1
West Midlands +55 1 - - 1
East Midlands +35 1 £288 -41.77%
Work from Home - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 32 (71.11%) Data Protection
2 22 (48.89%) Freedom of Information
2 22 (48.89%) Freedom of Information Act
2 22 (48.89%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (46.67%) Information Security
4 19 (42.22%) Management Information System
5 16 (35.56%) GDPR
6 14 (31.11%) Security Management
6 14 (31.11%) Information Security Management
7 13 (28.89%) Public Sector
8 12 (26.67%) Finance
9 11 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (24.44%) ISMS
10 9 (20.00%) Analytics
11 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.56%) CISSP
12 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (13.33%) Information Management
14 5 (11.11%) SANS
14 5 (11.11%) Project Delivery
14 5 (11.11%) Decision-Making
14 5 (11.11%) Information Assurance
14 5 (11.11%) Azure
14 5 (11.11%) Data Governance
14 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
15 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
15 4 (8.89%) Publishing
15 4 (8.89%) Scrum

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 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Azure
2 4 (8.89%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.22%) AWS
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) Skype
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.89%) Power BI
General
1 13 (28.89%) Public Sector
2 12 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Local Government
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 3 (6.67%) Electronics
4 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.44%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Consultant
1 10 (22.22%) Head of Information
1 10 (22.22%) Head of Information Security
1 10 (22.22%) Head of Security
2 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Information Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) IT Security Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Product Owner
6 3 (6.67%) Azure Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Officer
6 3 (6.67%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.44%) Information Governance Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Records Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Freedom of Information
1 22 (48.89%) Freedom of Information Act
2 19 (42.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.44%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.44%) NHS
6 1 (2.22%) Animation
6 1 (2.22%) CESG
6 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Data Protection
2 22 (48.89%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (46.67%) Information Security
4 14 (31.11%) Information Security Management
4 14 (31.11%) Security Management
5 11 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (24.44%) ISMS
6 9 (20.00%) Analytics
7 6 (13.33%) Information Management
8 5 (11.11%) Data Governance
8 5 (11.11%) Decision-Making
8 5 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.11%) Project Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Data Analytics
9 4 (8.89%) Information Governance
9 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.89%) Product Roadmap
9 4 (8.89%) Programme Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) CISSP
1 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SANS
3 4 (8.89%) CISM
4 3 (6.67%) CEH
4 3 (6.67%) CISA
4 3 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) SSCP
6 1 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.22%) CRISC
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) GDPR
2 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.22%) NCSC
4 1 (2.22%) NIST
4 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Apple
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.22%) VMware