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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 141 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.081% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.29% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £260 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -40.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £260 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £260 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.40 £18.82 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-34.12% +17.64%
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
913 693 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.75% 28.19% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 414 342
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 66 65
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -28.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -1.07%

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
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 August 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 - 2 £338 - 2
Warwickshire -6 1 £375 +44.23%
Solihull - 1 £438 -
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
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England

Data Protection Act
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) Data Security
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) CESG
3 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) 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:

General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Compliance Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Information Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security Compliance Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Compliance Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS