Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 778 606
Rank change year-on-year +50 -172 +148
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 67 122 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.36% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 188
UK median daily rate £373 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% -9.09% +25.71%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £263
90th Percentile £575 £579 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £318 £400
% change year-on-year +20.08% -20.63% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.24% -15.00% +26.02%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.08 £12.21
90th Percentile £72.50 £21.05 £33.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £17.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +188.24% -6.05% +29.25%

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 25,606 33,611 34,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.16% 32.38% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,217 21,935 22,457
UK median daily rate £466 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,060 1,041
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.25% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £19.34
% change year-on-year +16.88% -0.47% -3.30%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 14 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 22 November 2019. 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 +52 62 £381 -4.69% 68
UK excluding London +44 44 £381 +20.08% 52
London +51 22 £360 -15.29% 17
South East +47 21 £473 +67.26% 14
Midlands +53 6 £263 -48.78% 6
East of England +31 6 £89 -76.17% 4
North of England +12 5 £385 +136.92% 16
West Midlands - 5 £263 - 5
Scotland +31 4 £318 +41.11% 1
Yorkshire +28 2 £338 -6.90% 9
North West +17 2 £385 +136.92% 6
South West +3 2 £550 +57.14% 11
East Midlands +20 1 £263 -50.00% 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 67 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 25 (37.31%) GDPR
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.37%) Finance
4 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (22.39%) Information Security
6 14 (20.90%) Project Management
6 14 (20.90%) Management Information System
7 13 (19.40%) Information Governance
8 12 (17.91%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (14.93%) SQL
11 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
11 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) Data Structures
11 9 (13.43%) Azure
11 9 (13.43%) Public Sector
12 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (11.94%) Freedom of Information Act
12 8 (11.94%) Oracle
12 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (11.94%) Security Management
12 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
13 7 (10.45%) Legal
13 7 (10.45%) VMware
13 7 (10.45%) Data Security
13 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
13 7 (10.45%) HP
13 7 (10.45%) Dell

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 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (1.49%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) NetScaler
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
4 1 (1.49%) Skype
4 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) MS Access
2 5 (7.46%) OLAP
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (7.46%) Power BI
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.48%) Big Data
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.99%) MySQL
5 2 (2.99%) Redis
6 1 (1.49%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Appium
1 1 (1.49%) Selenium
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Public Sector
3 7 (10.45%) Legal
4 5 (7.46%) Publishing
5 4 (5.97%) Billing
6 3 (4.48%) General Ledger
6 3 (4.48%) Local Government
6 3 (4.48%) Retail
7 1 (1.49%) Back Office
7 1 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Law
7 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Security Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Azure Specialist
4 5 (7.46%) Information Specialist
4 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Functional Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Information Governance Specialist
5 4 (5.97%) Information Officer
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) DBA
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.99%) IT Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) JSON
1 2 (2.99%) SAML
1 2 (2.99%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.90%) Management Information System
3 12 (17.91%) Freedom of Information
4 9 (13.43%) Data Structures
5 8 (11.94%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.49%) CESG
8 1 (1.49%) CMDB
8 1 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.49%) Life Science
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (22.39%) Information Security
3 14 (20.90%) Project Management
4 13 (19.40%) Information Governance
5 11 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.94%) Security Management
7 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
8 7 (10.45%) Data Security
9 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (7.46%) Analytics
10 5 (7.46%) Decision-Making
10 5 (7.46%) ITIL
10 5 (7.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
10 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) CISSP
2 6 (8.96%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) SANS
5 2 (2.99%) CEH
5 2 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.99%) ECDL
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
6 1 (1.49%) CISMP
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) GDPR
2 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (5.97%) SLA
5 2 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.99%) NIST
5 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.49%) BS7799
6 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.49%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.49%) PA-DSS
6 1 (1.49%) PMO
6 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
1 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.96%) vSphere
1 6 (8.96%) XenApp
1 6 (8.96%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Netcool
1 6 (8.96%) vCenter Server
1 6 (8.96%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.49%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) Dell
3 7 (10.45%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) VMware
4 6 (8.96%) Citrix
4 6 (8.96%) Splunk
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco
6 4 (5.97%) EMC
6 4 (5.97%) NetApp
7 2 (2.99%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.99%) Imperva
7 2 (2.99%) Varonis
8 1 (1.49%) Aprimo
8 1 (1.49%) Casewise
8 1 (1.49%) Mercator
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec
8 1 (1.49%) Teradata
8 1 (1.49%) Xerox