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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 99 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 9 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.08% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 9
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£350 £335 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £385 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% +48.14%
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
1449 1480 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.94% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 794 615
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 79 108
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Birmingham -5 1 £375 -26.10%
Warwickshire -12 1 £485 +44.77%
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 10 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) LAN
2 8 (27.59%) WAN
2 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (24.14%) VoIP
3 7 (24.14%) UNIX
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) Information Security
4 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Information Management
5 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
5 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
5 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
6 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
6 4 (13.79%) TPMS
6 4 (13.79%) Computer Security
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) TPMS
1 4 (13.79%) CICS
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) LAN
1 8 (27.59%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) VoIP
3 4 (13.79%) ATM
3 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) SMS
4 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Legal
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Security Officer
4 4 (13.79%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Information Governance Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) DBA
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) EJB
1 4 (13.79%) JavaBeans
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
4 4 (13.79%) NHS
5 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
6 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (3.45%) Replication
7 1 (3.45%) Statistics
7 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Information Security
2 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.24%) Scrum
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Information Management
3 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Security
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
4 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (13.79%) BCP
5 3 (10.34%) Data Security
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) HND
3 3 (10.34%) ISSAP
4 2 (6.90%) CISSP
4 2 (6.90%) CISM
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) BS7799
2 2 (6.90%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Sybase
3 3 (10.34%) CA
4 2 (6.90%) Teradata
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) VMware