Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 200 175
Rank change year-on-year +34 -25 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 17 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.19% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.70% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
West Midlands median daily rate £348 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +44.23% -40.57%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £209
90th Percentile £500 £465 £443
England median daily rate £416 £350 £420
% change year-on-year +18.86% -16.67% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.31 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.87 £17.61
% change year-on-year +26.02% -9.86% +10.03%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1321 1722 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.90% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1050 818
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.59% +3.93%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £542 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 84 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.12% -17.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.41 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Bromwich - 5 £500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £315 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire +8 2 - -
Warwickshire +3 1 £381 +1.47%
Birmingham +1 1 £265 -21.48%
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (52.94%) Freedom of Information
3 8 (47.06%) GDPR
4 6 (35.29%) Information Governance
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Data Security
4 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (29.41%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WLAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) Data Management
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
7 3 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
7 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
8 2 (11.76%) SCCM

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
1 3 (17.65%) WLAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Data Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Officer
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
2 2 (11.76%) GDPR Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Insight Manager
2 2 (11.76%) SAS Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Server Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Server Support
2 2 (11.76%) Server Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (29.41%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (35.29%) Data Security
2 6 (35.29%) Information Governance
3 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Postgraduate
3 2 (11.76%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) GDPR
2 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix