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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 180 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£335 £357 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £563 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £353 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.54% +28.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.89% -
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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
1949 2210 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.48% 38.28% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1591 1615
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 46
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.85 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (46.15%) Freedom of Information
3 5 (38.46%) Freedom of Information Act
3 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security
6 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) Information Management
6 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Compliance Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Advisor
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Services Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (38.46%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) NHS
5 1 (7.69%) DTV
5 1 (7.69%) CESG
5 1 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.69%) RMADS
5 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Information Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
1 1 (7.69%) SAP
1 1 (7.69%) TOWER Software