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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 104 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.99% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£388 £265 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.22% +9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £262 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £346 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £373
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -19.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 £12.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+41.00% -26.47%
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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
567 503 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 24.14% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 289 202
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 61
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection Act 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 Act.

1 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Information Management
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) HND
3 4 (40.00%) BCP
3 4 (40.00%) BS7799
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Security
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection Act 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 Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security Officer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Information Management
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) BCP
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Security
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) BPR
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) HND
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) BS7799
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft