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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 121 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.092% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £738 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.32% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £318 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,028 £458 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+81.13% -8.62%
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
706 598 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.21% 27.42% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 329 312
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 47
Average hourly rate £15.80 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 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%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) 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%) NHS
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%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Converged Networks

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

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
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
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%) Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
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 Governance
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 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft