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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 190 187 194
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 5 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.091% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.78% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 3
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£500 £426 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £260 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £588 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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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
1987 2299 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.11% 38.52% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1763 1817
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 57
Average hourly rate £22.83 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.85 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.36 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 11 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (36.36%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (36.36%) Information Management
3 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) CISM
5 1 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) ObjectStore
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Data Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Records Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Services Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Compliance Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (27.27%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (9.09%) Taxonomies
4 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (36.36%) Information Management
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CRISC
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Google