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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 109 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 13 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.37% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.56% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Average daily rate
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£405 £363 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +56.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £309 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.89 £10.80 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+47.08% -53.54%
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
1775 1440 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.20% 67.13% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 755 787
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 59 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Warwickshire - 6 £402 -
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 8 (27.59%) VoIP
4 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 7 (24.14%) UNIX
4 7 (24.14%) LAN
5 6 (20.69%) SAN
5 6 (20.69%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) Service Management
5 6 (20.69%) SOA
5 6 (20.69%) OO
5 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (20.69%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (17.24%) Brocade
6 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
6 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
6 5 (17.24%) UML
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (13.79%) CICS
1 4 (13.79%) TPMS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) VoIP
2 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) LAN
3 6 (20.69%) SAN
4 4 (13.79%) ATM
4 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) DB2
1 4 (13.79%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Architect
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) HR Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
1 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 4 (13.79%) EJB
2 4 (13.79%) JavaBeans
3 2 (6.90%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
1 6 (20.69%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) GIS
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) OO
1 6 (20.69%) SOA
1 6 (20.69%) Service Management
1 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) UML
2 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
2 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security
3 4 (13.79%) TDD
3 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CISSP
1 3 (10.34%) CISM
1 3 (10.34%) ISSAP
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) NetApp
3 5 (17.24%) StorageTek
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
3 5 (17.24%) Brocade
3 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
4 4 (13.79%) Sybase
5 3 (10.34%) CA
6 2 (6.90%) VMware
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft