The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 385 379 359
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 23 39 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.51% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 46
Average daily rate £300 £495 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +21.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £274 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £637 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.76 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.13% -8.62%
Data Protection Act
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7571 7683 8238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.76% 36.20% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5386 5593
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 149 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in London

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in London

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in London

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in London

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +43 2 £300 -27.71%
Paddington - 2 £275 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 59 (98.33%) Data Protection
2 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (33.33%) Information Security
4 19 (31.67%) Management Information System
4 19 (31.67%) Information Assurance
4 19 (31.67%) Information Governance
5 12 (20.00%) Data Security
5 12 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
5 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (18.33%) NHS
7 10 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (16.67%) Time Management
7 10 (16.67%) RMADS
7 10 (16.67%) QA
8 9 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
8 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (11.67%) SQL
10 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.00%) Oracle
11 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.00%) ITIL
11 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (10.00%) Service Management
12 5 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (8.33%) CISSP
12 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (5.00%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.67%) Moodle
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP HCM
1 2 (3.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Firewall
1 2 (3.33%) LAN
1 2 (3.33%) Network Security
1 2 (3.33%) SAN
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.33%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) SAP BI
4 2 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) IT Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Designer
7 3 (5.00%) Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Information Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Information Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Information Officer
7 3 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Governance Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Information Governance Manager
8 2 (3.33%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) ADO
1 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.67%) DAO
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
1 1 (1.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Management Information System
2 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 11 (18.33%) NHS
4 9 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 8 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (5.00%) Informatics
7 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.33%) Statistics
7 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.67%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (98.33%) Data Protection
2 20 (33.33%) Information Security
3 19 (31.67%) Information Assurance
3 19 (31.67%) Information Governance
4 12 (20.00%) Data Security
5 10 (16.67%) Time Management
6 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.00%) ITIL
8 6 (10.00%) Service Management
9 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.67%) Analytics
9 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.67%) Line Management
9 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.67%) Project Management
9 4 (6.67%) Records Management
10 3 (5.00%) Change Control
10 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) VBA
3 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) CISSP
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) ISEB
4 2 (3.33%) CLAS
4 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.33%) SANS
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) APMG
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (16.67%) QA
2 10 (16.67%) RMADS
3 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (3.33%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) TOWER Software
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) DataFlux
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.33%) Remedy
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Splunk
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Google