The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 115 103 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.30% 0.51% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£450 £400 £900
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £8.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+96.87% -68.00%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
461 389 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.45% 19.79% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 192 189
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 37
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 - 3 £450 -
Staffordshire +2 1 £187 -53.25%
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) GIS
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
1 3 (50.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) QA
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