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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 335 369 315
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -54
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 79 62 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.77% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 64
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£550 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £286 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £503 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.86% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.93 £22.50 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.55% +40.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+96.87% -68.00%
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
7423 8071 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 32.26% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4929 5559 5615
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £629 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 +25 14 £625 +19.04% 2
Ealing - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 61 (42.36%) Project Management
3 56 (38.89%) Information Assurance
4 47 (32.64%) PRINCE2
5 41 (28.47%) Freedom of Information
6 40 (27.78%) Freedom of Information Act
6 40 (27.78%) ITIL
7 36 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 31 (21.53%) Finance
9 29 (20.14%) Degree
10 27 (18.75%) Service Delivery
10 27 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (18.06%) Service Management
12 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (15.28%) Risk Management
14 21 (14.58%) Information Security
14 21 (14.58%) Security Cleared
15 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 15 (10.42%) Change Control
16 15 (10.42%) Agile Project Management
17 14 (9.72%) COBIT
17 14 (9.72%) Data Modelling
17 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
18 13 (9.03%) SQL
18 13 (9.03%) Oracle
18 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
18 13 (9.03%) PCI DSS
19 12 (8.33%) Six Sigma

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.39%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 3 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) MS Project
4 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) Internet
2 3 (2.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (0.69%) Network Security
4 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.69%) SAN
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) DHCP
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
1 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.94%) Big Data
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.47%) DataStage
7 4 (2.78%) Star Schema
7 4 (2.78%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.69%) QlikView
9 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Synon
2 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.69%) Sahi
2 1 (0.69%) WATIR
2 1 (0.69%) Selenium
2 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.08%) Legal
3 2 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Project Manager
2 29 (20.14%) Analyst
3 23 (15.97%) Senior Manager
4 17 (11.81%) Senior Project Manager
5 10 (6.94%) Designer
5 10 (6.94%) Information Manager
5 10 (6.94%) Information Governance Manager
5 10 (6.94%) Governance Manager
6 9 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 9 (6.25%) Consultant
6 9 (6.25%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Vendor Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) IT Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) EJB
1 4 (2.78%) JSP
1 4 (2.78%) XML
2 2 (1.39%) Synon Analyst Programmer
3 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.47%) Freedom of Information
2 40 (27.78%) Freedom of Information Act
3 36 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.25%) CESG
6 6 (4.17%) PMI
6 6 (4.17%) NHS
7 2 (1.39%) Statistics
7 2 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.39%) iSeries
7 2 (1.39%) RMADS
7 2 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) Open Source
8 1 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.47%) UNIX
2 4 (2.78%) Linux
3 3 (2.08%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 61 (42.36%) Project Management
3 56 (38.89%) Information Assurance
4 47 (32.64%) PRINCE2
5 40 (27.78%) ITIL
6 27 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 27 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (18.06%) Service Management
8 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (15.28%) Risk Management
10 21 (14.58%) Information Security
11 15 (10.42%) Change Control
11 15 (10.42%) Agile Project Management
12 14 (9.72%) Data Modelling
12 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (8.33%) Six Sigma
13 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (6.94%) Information Management
14 10 (6.94%) Data Analysis
15 9 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.03%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.39%) COBOL
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) C++
5 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (20.14%) Degree
2 21 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.17%) CISSP
5 4 (2.78%) CISA
5 4 (2.78%) CISM
6 3 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.39%) ISEB
7 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) CEH
8 1 (0.69%) ECDL
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.72%) COBIT
3 13 (9.03%) PCI DSS
4 11 (7.64%) QA
5 5 (3.47%) SLA
6 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) Oracle
3 9 (6.25%) TOWER Software
4 5 (3.47%) IBM
5 4 (2.78%) Teradata
6 3 (2.08%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.39%) SAP
8 1 (0.69%) Qualys
8 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.69%) Informatica
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.69%) Cognos
8 1 (0.69%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.69%) VMware
8 1 (0.69%) Talend
8 1 (0.69%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.69%) Tableau
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