Period
to 21 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 21 September 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 353 542 564
Rank change year-on-year +189 +22 -68
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 8 29 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.060% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 45
Median daily rate £381 £300 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -30.64% -13.50%
10th Percentile £279 £176 £275
90th Percentile £631 £448 £600
England median daily rate £363 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +7.41% -15.63% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £29.96 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.67% -44.96%
England median hourly rate £14.85 £29.96 £17.75
% change year-on-year -50.45% +68.79% -15.48%

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

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,218 13,082 16,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.40% 33.99% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 9,076 11,829
Median daily rate £525 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 195 251
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% -3.98% +8.55%
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.96 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.31 £53.00 £54.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +59.09% +7.32% +2.50%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in London.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the London region over the 6 months to 21 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +124 1 £475 +10.14%
East London +41 1 £363 +52.31%
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 3 (37.50%) GDPR
3 2 (25.00%) Content Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Records Management
3 2 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (25.00%) Content Writing
3 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (25.00%) CESG
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Governance
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (12.50%) Velocity
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISMS
4 1 (12.50%) QMS

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (12.50%) GCP
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Content Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Information Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Information Officer
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (25.00%) Records Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Security Officer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Web Content Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Web Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) CESG
1 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (12.50%) BYOD
2 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Content Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Content Writing
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Records Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Technology Roadmap
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CSSLP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) GDPR
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (12.50%) NCSC
2 1 (12.50%) NIST
2 1 (12.50%) RMADS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft