The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 192 190 217
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.076% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.67% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £600 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £450 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £692 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.50% +12.50%
Data Protection Act
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1992 2095 2772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.87% 36.07% 38.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1483 2029
Average daily rate £475 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 62
Average hourly rate £17.99 £18.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection Act across the City of London region.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the City of London region.

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act.

1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (44.44%) Information Management
3 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Taxonomies
4 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) Google Apps
4 2 (22.22%) Alfresco
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) ObjectStore
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) ObjectStore
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Records Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (22.22%) Taxonomies
2 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (44.44%) Information Management
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Database Security
5 1 (11.11%) SABSA
5 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CRISC
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Google