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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.15% 0.088%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 0.63% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £738 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.37% +90.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £448 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £1,028 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +81.13%

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
609 639 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.66% 24.64% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 383 325
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 71
Median hourly rate £16.89 £13.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.92% -45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Warwickshire +5 2 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £440 -
Solihull - 2 £500 -
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) GDPR
4 4 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Case Management
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (16.67%) ISMS
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security
5 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) CRISC
6 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (11.11%) Office 365
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 2 (11.11%) GPG13
6 2 (11.11%) Relational Database

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (11.11%) Sentinel
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Data Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Information Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Case Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 3 (16.67%) ISMS
4 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CEH
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
1 2 (11.11%) CISMP
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) CRISC
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) GDPR
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.11%) GPG13
2 2 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (11.11%) RMADS
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow