The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 48 65
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 1.40% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 5.26% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £513 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +127.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.63 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+15.95% -46.59%
Data Protection Act
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 171 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.70% 26.51% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 80 146
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £213 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 11
Median hourly rate £14.20 £21.00 £13.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.38% +51.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £35.20 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire