The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills 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 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection
Rank 124 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 13 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.82% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.09% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 6
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £413 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+17.84% -12.64%
Data Protection
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection
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 across the West Midlands region.

Data Protection Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Data Protection Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Data Protection
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 across the West Midlands region.

Data Protection Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +3 6 £338 -32.50% 1
Warwickshire 0 5 £413 +26.92%
Worcestershire -3 1 £315 -
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection 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.

1 11 (32.35%) Legal
2 10 (29.41%) Information Security
3 8 (23.53%) Degree
4 7 (20.59%) Finance
4 7 (20.59%) SLA
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) CISSP
5 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (14.71%) Line Management
6 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (11.76%) COBIT
7 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (11.76%) Data Management
7 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.76%) MS Office
7 4 (11.76%) CSS
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
8 3 (8.82%) Information Security Governance
8 3 (8.82%) Information Governance
8 3 (8.82%) Records Management
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) CISM
8 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.82%) Change Management
8 3 (8.82%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.82%) CMS
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) WordPress
4 1 (2.94%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) Converged Networks
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 11 (32.35%) Legal
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Engineer
1 6 (17.65%) Consultant
1 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Information Security Officer
2 4 (11.76%) Security Officer
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Chief Information Officer
3 3 (8.82%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 3 (8.82%) Chief Security Officer
3 3 (8.82%) CIO
3 3 (8.82%) Support Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Governance Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Vendor Manager
4 2 (5.88%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (8.82%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.88%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Debian
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Information Security
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Line Management
3 4 (11.76%) Data Management
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
4 3 (8.82%) Information Governance
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security Governance
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.82%) Records Management
4 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.82%) Security Management
5 2 (5.88%) Data Privacy
5 2 (5.88%) SABSA
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) CISSP
3 3 (8.82%) CISM
3 3 (8.82%) ISEB
4 2 (5.88%) CISA
4 2 (5.88%) IISP
5 1 (2.94%) CIPD
5 1 (2.94%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
2 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.76%) COBIT
3 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (8.82%) QA
5 2 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (5.88%) ISO27005
5 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.94%) COSO
6 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 2 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Qualys
2 2 (5.88%) Sun
2 2 (5.88%) Tripwire
3 1 (2.94%) SAP