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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
London / City of London
Rank 143 146 187
Rank change year-on-year +3 +41  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £613 £500 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +92.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £340 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £731 £560 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.88% -54.43%  

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 1078 1182 1833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.28% 36.16% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 943 1399
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £32.02 £26.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act in the City of London.

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

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
5 5 (31.25%) GDPR
5 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (25.00%) Information Security
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Data Governance
7 3 (18.75%) Solvency II
7 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
7 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
7 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (12.50%) Unix
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Protection Act
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Star Schema
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Data Governance Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Leader
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
4 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Data Governance
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
6 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) GDPR
2 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
2 3 (18.75%) Solvency II
3 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle