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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 389 356 345
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 33 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.62% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 42
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£468 £444 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +22.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £301 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.67% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.71 - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £19.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+11.91% +143.75%
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
8342 8724 9174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.60% 37.50% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 5979 6265
Average daily rate £470 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 150 196
Average hourly rate £19.80 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.04 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -7 6 £500 +17.78% 1
Brentford - 2 £135 -
Southwark - 1 £238 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 64 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 19 (29.69%) Information Security
3 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
4 16 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
6 14 (21.88%) Finance
7 12 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
8 11 (17.19%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
8 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
9 10 (15.63%) Information Management
9 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (15.63%) Programme Management
10 9 (14.06%) SQL
10 9 (14.06%) CISSP
10 9 (14.06%) Information Assurance
11 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
11 8 (12.50%) Project Management
11 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (12.50%) Data Security
12 7 (10.94%) Risk Management
12 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (10.94%) Legal
12 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
12 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
13 6 (9.38%) Oracle
13 6 (9.38%) CISM
13 6 (9.38%) Validation

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.56%) Jadu
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Project
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) SPSS
4 1 (1.56%) Stata
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Network Security
2 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) Intranet
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) Extranet
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.56%) ObjectStore
4 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Ant
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.56%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Law
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
1 10 (15.63%) Consultant
2 8 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 7 (10.94%) DBA
3 7 (10.94%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.69%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (4.69%) Information Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Data Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Information Assurance Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Data Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) HTML
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) CSS
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
1 1 (1.56%) XHTML
1 1 (1.56%) SAML
1 1 (1.56%) Ajax
1 1 (1.56%) jQuery
1 1 (1.56%) HTML5
1 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
2 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
2 11 (17.19%) Freedom of Information Act
2 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) W3C
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) RMADS
4 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 19 (29.69%) Information Security
3 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.63%) Programme Management
4 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.63%) Information Management
5 9 (14.06%) Information Assurance
6 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.50%) Project Management
6 8 (12.50%) Data Security
7 7 (10.94%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.38%) Validation
8 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL
9 5 (7.81%) ISMS
9 5 (7.81%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (6.25%) Change Control
10 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) VB
2 1 (1.56%) PHP5
2 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) CISSP
4 6 (9.38%) CISM
5 5 (7.81%) CISA
6 4 (6.25%) Degree
6 4 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.25%) CCNP
7 2 (3.13%) ISEB
7 2 (3.13%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.56%) MCSE
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) CRISC
8 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.13%) P3O
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Greenplum
4 4 (6.25%) Teradata
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy
6 1 (1.56%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) Google