The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 247 244 229
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 6 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate £418 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £460 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £514 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £12.50
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2628 2695 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.72% 28.99% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1412 1284
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 177 161
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £12.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 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
East Sussex +9 2 £230 -51.57%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £605 - 1
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (53.85%) Freedom of Information
3 6 (46.15%) Information Governance
4 5 (38.46%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (38.46%) Law
4 5 (38.46%) Legal
5 4 (30.77%) NHS
5 4 (30.77%) Information Security
6 3 (23.08%) Data Security
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Information Assurance
7 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (15.38%) RMADS
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (15.38%) C
7 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (15.38%) CISSP
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Intranet
7 2 (15.38%) CMS
7 2 (15.38%) e-Learning
7 2 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (15.38%) Web Design

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
General
1 5 (38.46%) Law
1 5 (38.46%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Information Governance Officer
1 5 (38.46%) Information Officer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Web Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Governance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (38.46%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (30.77%) NHS
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (15.38%) e-Learning
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (46.15%) Information Governance
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Data Security
4 3 (23.08%) Information Assurance
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Document Management
5 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Security Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISSMP
2 1 (7.69%) MBCS
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) RMADS
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) ArcSight