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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 93 83 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 17 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.02% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.47% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 11
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£353 £335 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £258 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £25.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 - £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 -10 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Solihull - 2 £366 -
Warwickshire -13 1 £485 +44.77%
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (39.39%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 8 (24.24%) Information Security
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) LAN
2 8 (24.24%) WAN
3 7 (21.21%) VoIP
3 7 (21.21%) UNIX
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Information Management
5 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
5 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
6 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Sybase
6 4 (12.12%) DB2
6 4 (12.12%) HND
6 4 (12.12%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (12.12%) CICS
1 4 (12.12%) TPMS
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
1 8 (24.24%) WAN
2 7 (21.21%) VoIP
3 4 (12.12%) ATM
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) Informix
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (12.12%) Security Officer
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Governance Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Information Governance Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Campaign Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Teradata Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Campaign Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) EJB
1 4 (12.12%) JavaBeans
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
4 4 (12.12%) NHS
5 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
6 2 (6.06%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (6.06%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (3.03%) Statistics
7 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Information Security
2 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Information Management
3 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
4 4 (12.12%) Computer Security
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
4 4 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (12.12%) BCP
5 3 (9.09%) UML
5 3 (9.09%) OO
5 3 (9.09%) Data Security
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) HND
3 3 (9.09%) CISSP
3 3 (9.09%) CISM
3 3 (9.09%) ISSAP
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) BS7799
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) QA
3 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Sybase
3 3 (9.09%) CA
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Teradata
5 1 (3.03%) Brocade
5 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) StorageTek
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) VMware