The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 130 125
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.074% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.94% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Median daily rate £398 £738 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.10% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.88% -54.43%  

Data Protection Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 617 648 689
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.46% 24.07% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 384 370
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 74
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £22.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -40.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection Act in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection Act in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection Act in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Contractor 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 Act in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection Act in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Bromwich - 4 £326 -
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
Birmingham - 2 £440 - 1
Solihull - 2 £500 - 1
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (25.00%) GDPR
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Data Security
5 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Data Management
5 4 (20.00%) Information Security
5 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Case Management
5 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
6 3 (15.00%) ISMS
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (10.00%) Sentinel
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Data Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) NHS
3 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.00%) CESG
5 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Case Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Security
3 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) ISMS
4 3 (15.00%) Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) CISM
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (10.00%) CEH
3 2 (10.00%) CISMP
3 2 (10.00%) CRISC
3 2 (10.00%) Postgraduate
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) GDPR
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (10.00%) GPG13
3 2 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (10.00%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow