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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 195 204 199
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 12 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.65% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
Average daily rate
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£550 £440 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.07% +83.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £319 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £547 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £140
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +150.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £11.42
% change year-on-year
+46.42% +22.59%
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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
2072 2762 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.63% 37.99% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2082 1977
Average daily rate £466 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (36.00%) Information Security
4 8 (32.00%) Information Assurance
5 7 (28.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (28.00%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 7 (28.00%) Project Management
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) CISSP
8 3 (12.00%) CISA
8 3 (12.00%) CISM
8 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) DataStage
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (12.00%) Data Mart
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DataStage
1 3 (12.00%) Data Mart
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) QlikView
3 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Law
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Governance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Governance Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Compliance Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Security Advisor
5 1 (4.00%) Service Design Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Security
5 1 (4.00%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Information Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) EJB
1 1 (4.00%) JSP
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (28.00%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (28.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) CESG
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (4.00%) RMADS
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (36.00%) Information Security
3 8 (32.00%) Information Assurance
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) Project Management
4 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (12.00%) Predictive Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
7 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) CISA
2 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) CEH
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.00%) COBIT
3 2 (8.00%) QA
3 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.00%) HIPAA
4 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Teradata
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Talend