The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 23 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 74
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.74% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £400
% change year-on-year +4.10% +14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year +47.12% -51.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 230 230 293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.39% 34.53% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 124 151
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £228 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 24
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -54.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in Hertfordshire

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in Hertfordshire