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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 111 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.19% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.72% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£260 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +26.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.82 £15.75 £8.00
% change year-on-year
+19.50% +96.87%
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
669 694 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.81% 26.76% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 338 292
Average daily rate £378 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 39
Average hourly rate £20.75 £26.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.79% +34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
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 2 September 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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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
Warwickshire +8 2 £260 -38.82%
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP
5 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) GIS
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Local Government
5 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) CorVu
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Chief Information Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Chief Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT