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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 109 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 10 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.73% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.96% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £330 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £20.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +53.70%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Warwickshire 0 3 £305 - 1
Birmingham -5 3 £475 +48.43% 4
Coventry - 2 £360 - 2
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (27.59%) SQL
1 8 (27.59%) Data Security
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (24.14%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security
3 6 (20.69%) Information Governance
3 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
4 5 (17.24%) E-Discovery
5 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Marketing
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB
6 3 (10.34%) CISSP
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
6 3 (10.34%) SAS
6 3 (10.34%) Teradata
6 3 (10.34%) Direct Marketing
6 3 (10.34%) Data Management
6 3 (10.34%) Local Government
6 3 (10.34%) Campaign Management
6 3 (10.34%) QA
6 3 (10.34%) Aprimo
7 2 (6.90%) SDLC
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
7 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
7 2 (6.90%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (10.34%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
1 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Local Government
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Campaign Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) MI Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Linked Data
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Data Security
2 6 (20.69%) Information Security
2 6 (20.69%) Information Governance
3 5 (17.24%) E-Discovery
3 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) Campaign Management
5 3 (10.34%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Coaching
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
1 3 (10.34%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CISA
3 1 (3.45%) CISM
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) QA
3 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.45%) COBIT
4 1 (3.45%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Teradata
2 3 (10.34%) Aprimo
3 2 (6.90%) VMware