The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 135 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.71% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £425 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.31 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-49.75% +50.00%
Data Protection Act
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
758 708 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.32% 27.70% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 436 299
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 62
Median hourly rate £16.10 £22.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.40 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Data Protection Act Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Solihull - 1 £425 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) COBIT
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security Governance
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Converged Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (20.00%) NAS

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Converged Networks
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Chief Information Officer
1 3 (60.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 3 (60.00%) Chief Security Officer
1 3 (60.00%) CIO
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Officer
1 3 (60.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security Governance
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) COBIT
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft