The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 160 199
Rank change year-on-year +3 +39  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £613 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £370 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £595 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £420
% change year-on-year +2.70% +10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.88 £21.82
% change year-on-year +47.12% -50.16%  

Data Protection Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1367 1324 2193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.89% 39.32% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1114 1754
Median daily rate £538 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £68.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) GDPR
3 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Legal
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Office 365
6 2 (11.76%) SABSA
6 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
6 2 (11.76%) Service Design
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) MBCS

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Data Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Service Design Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Design Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Transition Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CITP
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MBCS
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.88%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CLAS
3 1 (5.88%) IISP
3 1 (5.88%) ISACA
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) GDPR
2 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) TOWER Software
2 1 (5.88%) Capita