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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 139 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.039% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 0.14% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £363 £260 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -42.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +6.45%
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
960 708 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.69% 27.91% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 432 356
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 67 61
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.17 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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
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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Birmingham - 3 £338 - 1
Coventry - 2 £350 - 1
Solihull - 2 £494 -
Warwickshire -4 1 £375 +44.23%
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
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Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) CESG
4 2 (20.00%) Data Security
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Content Development
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Compliance Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Information Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Compliance Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Compliance Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Advisor
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CESG
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Content Development
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) ISMS
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CEH
1 3 (30.00%) CISM
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CISMP
3 1 (10.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) GPG13
3 1 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (10.00%) RMADS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow