The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 62 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.09% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +30.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.93 £17.50 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-26.14% -1.18%
Data Protection
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
600 458 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 73.71% 71.12% 73.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 275 164
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £119.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Data Protection
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection across the Birmingham region.

Data Protection Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Data Protection Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Data Protection also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection.

1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) E-Discovery
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) SIEM
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (12.50%) SAN

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Data Protection also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Discovery
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware