Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 125 174
Rank change year-on-year -8 +49 -38
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 60 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.13% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.36% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 23
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £395 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -2.47% +24.62%
10th Percentile £312 £249 £302
90th Percentile £583 £528 £475
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% - -
England median hourly rate £21.25 £14.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year +43.53% -1.30% -4.88%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,263 3,606 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.54% 83.41% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 2,278 2,967
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 124 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -9 21 £463 +15.63% 9
Shropshire -23 11 £500 - 1
Warwickshire +7 9 £488 -7.14% 2
Herefordshire -3 5 £375 -
Coventry -16 5 £425 +60.38% 1
Staffordshire -3 3 £463 -5.13% 3
Worcestershire -9 2 £335 - 2
West Bromwich +2 1 £475 +35.71%
Walsall - 1 - -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 36 (60.00%) GDPR
2 13 (21.67%) Information Security
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (20.00%) Oracle
3 12 (20.00%) ITIL
3 12 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (18.33%) Windows
4 11 (18.33%) Project Management
5 10 (16.67%) Information Governance
5 10 (16.67%) SDLC
6 9 (15.00%) CISSP
7 8 (13.33%) Migration
7 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (13.33%) Network Security
8 7 (11.67%) VLAN
8 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.67%) Risk Management
8 7 (11.67%) Workflow
8 7 (11.67%) Legal
8 7 (11.67%) Scrum
8 7 (11.67%) Firewall
8 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (11.67%) MPLS
8 7 (11.67%) WAN
8 7 (11.67%) CCNP
8 7 (11.67%) Python
8 7 (11.67%) Perl
9 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (10.00%) Unix

Data Protection
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 5 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) Documentum
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Captiva
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) assyst
2 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Network Security
2 7 (11.67%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) MPLS
2 7 (11.67%) VLAN
2 7 (11.67%) WAN
3 6 (10.00%) LAN
3 6 (10.00%) SAN
3 6 (10.00%) SNMP
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (1.67%) BGP
5 1 (1.67%) HSRP
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.67%) OSPF
5 1 (1.67%) SMS
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) Cloud Spanner
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Redis
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.67%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.67%) MS Access
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
1 4 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (5.00%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.67%) GitLab
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.67%) Legal
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
1 11 (18.33%) Architect
2 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Developer
5 4 (6.67%) GDPR Programme Manager
6 3 (5.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) GDPR Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) GDPR Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) GDPR Officer
7 2 (3.33%) GDPR Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Records Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) EDI
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.33%) CSS
3 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.33%) LINQ
3 2 (3.33%) MSMQ
3 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (5.00%) NHS
5 2 (3.33%) CCTV
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Information Security
2 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (20.00%) ITIL
3 11 (18.33%) Project Management
4 10 (16.67%) Information Governance
4 10 (16.67%) SDLC
5 8 (13.33%) Migration
5 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (11.67%) Risk Management
6 7 (11.67%) Scrum
6 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.67%) Workflow
7 6 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 6 (10.00%) DevOps
7 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 6 (10.00%) Network Design
7 6 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (10.00%) Security Hardening
7 6 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) Perl
1 7 (11.67%) Python
2 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) CISSP
2 7 (11.67%) CCNP
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.00%) CCNA
3 6 (10.00%) SANS
3 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (3.33%) CISM
6 2 (3.33%) CISMP
6 2 (3.33%) CITP
7 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CIPD
7 1 (1.67%) CISA
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.67%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (60.00%) GDPR
2 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.33%) PMO
3 2 (3.33%) QA
4 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.33%) SCOM
2 2 (3.33%) SCSM
2 2 (3.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.33%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
3 1 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.67%) Terraform
3 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Pega
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.33%) OpenText
5 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.67%) BMC
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com