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 3 months to 24 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 385 388
Rank change year-on-year +41 +3  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 68 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 28
Median daily rate £488 £525 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £400
% change year-on-year +4.10% +14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £15.13 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.16%  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7799 8099 8557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.36% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5851 6023
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in London

Data Protection Act
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 9 £613 +22.50%
Westminster +6 1 £450 -28.00%
Hammersmith -6 1 £450 +275.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 £185 -
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 109 (99.09%) Data Protection
2 45 (40.91%) Information Assurance
3 34 (30.91%) Management Information System
4 29 (26.36%) Project Management
4 29 (26.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 28 (25.45%) SQL
5 28 (25.45%) Finance
5 28 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (23.64%) Legal
6 26 (23.64%) GDPR
7 25 (22.73%) Information Security
8 24 (21.82%) Degree
9 23 (20.91%) ITIL
10 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (18.18%) PRINCE2
12 18 (16.36%) PCI DSS
13 17 (15.45%) Office 365
13 17 (15.45%) Agile Project Management
14 16 (14.55%) Marketing
14 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
15 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
16 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (10.91%) Data Analysis
17 12 (10.91%) Freedom of Information
17 12 (10.91%) Service Delivery
18 11 (10.00%) Windows
18 11 (10.00%) VBA
18 11 (10.00%) TOWER Software

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.27%) SAS
2 7 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (26.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Eloqua
1 8 (7.27%) FastStats
2 1 (0.91%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.45%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) Network Security
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.82%) DNS
2 2 (1.82%) Firewall
2 2 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 26 (23.64%) Legal
3 16 (14.55%) Marketing
4 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.27%) Publishing
6 5 (4.55%) Banking
6 5 (4.55%) Law
7 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.82%) Local Government
8 2 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Data Analyst
3 11 (10.00%) Data Manager
4 10 (9.09%) Consultant
4 10 (9.09%) Information Manager
4 10 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.18%) Architect
5 9 (8.18%) Deployment Manager
6 8 (7.27%) Marketing Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.45%) Data Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) Security Architect
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Information Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Supplier Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Information Governance Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Junior Marketing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.91%) Management Information System
2 28 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.91%) Freedom of Information
4 11 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (6.36%) CESG
5 7 (6.36%) NHS
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) FMCG
7 1 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) RIA
7 1 (0.91%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (99.09%) Data Protection
2 45 (40.91%) Information Assurance
3 29 (26.36%) Project Management
4 25 (22.73%) Information Security
5 23 (20.91%) ITIL
6 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 17 (15.45%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (10.91%) Data Analysis
9 12 (10.91%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.18%) ITIL V3
10 9 (8.18%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.18%) Service Management
11 8 (7.27%) Analytics
11 8 (7.27%) Campaign Management
11 8 (7.27%) Direct Marketing
11 8 (7.27%) Marketing Analytics
11 8 (7.27%) Mathematics
11 8 (7.27%) Security Architecture
11 8 (7.27%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) VBA
3 8 (7.27%) R
4 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (21.82%) Degree
2 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.45%) CISM
4 6 (5.45%) CISSP
5 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.64%) CEH
7 3 (2.73%) CISA
7 3 (2.73%) CITP
7 3 (2.73%) ISEB
7 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.73%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.73%) MBCS
8 2 (1.82%) CASP
8 2 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.82%) IISP
8 2 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.64%) GDPR
2 18 (16.36%) PCI DSS
3 14 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.73%) COBIT
6 3 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.91%) BS7799
8 1 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.91%) QA
8 1 (0.91%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Nessus
1 2 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (10.00%) TOWER Software
2 8 (7.27%) Apteco
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.82%) Capita
4 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.82%) McAfee
4 2 (1.82%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.82%) Qualys
4 2 (1.82%) Sophos
4 2 (1.82%) Splunk
4 2 (1.82%) Tableau
4 2 (1.82%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.91%) Cognos
5 1 (0.91%) Northgate
5 1 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.91%) Varonis
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