The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.82% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £264 £325
% change year-on-year
+61.13% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -68.00%
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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 Dorset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
65 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 26.64% 22.97% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 22
Average daily rate £350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £371 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.36 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £17.05 £17.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.67 £33.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Data Protection Act
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft