The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 76 72
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.88% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £313 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +140.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.13% -8.62%
Data Protection Act
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
394 342 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.77% 25.17% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 191 126
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £16.00 £14.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.37% +11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Data Protection Act
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland