Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 150 120
Rank change year-on-year +50 -30 +22
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 76 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 0.86% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.04% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 44
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +19.57% -8.00%
10th Percentile £296 £269 £259
90th Percentile £550 £575 £458
England median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48% -10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.15 - £33.55
England median hourly rate £18.27 £15.46 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.16% -14.10% +14.14%

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 3,846 4,517 4,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.62% 82.46% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,447 2,730 2,262
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 133 170
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £21.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.30% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.86 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +5 28 £425 +3.03% 11
Warwickshire +15 14 £473 -1.56% 6
Staffordshire +16 9 £410 +34.43% 3
Wolverhampton +3 9 £343 -5.52% 2
Worcestershire +1 3 £195 -44.29% 1
Herefordshire +1 2 - -
Walsall +2 1 £330 -17.50%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £450 -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection 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.

1 58 (76.32%) GDPR
2 25 (32.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (27.63%) Information Security
4 20 (26.32%) Finance
5 16 (21.05%) Legal
5 16 (21.05%) Information Governance
6 15 (19.74%) Freedom of Information
6 15 (19.74%) Degree
7 12 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (15.79%) Business Analysis
7 12 (15.79%) Project Management
8 11 (14.47%) Identity Management
8 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
8 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (14.47%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (11.84%) Firewall
9 9 (11.84%) Windows
9 9 (11.84%) Network Security
9 9 (11.84%) Security Architecture
9 9 (11.84%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (10.53%) Migration
10 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
10 8 (10.53%) CISSP
11 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (9.21%) CCNA
11 7 (9.21%) LAN
11 7 (9.21%) WAN
11 7 (9.21%) SNMP
11 7 (9.21%) ITIL

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 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) npm
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) Firewall
1 9 (11.84%) Network Security
2 7 (9.21%) LAN
2 7 (9.21%) MPLS
2 7 (9.21%) SNMP
2 7 (9.21%) VLAN
2 7 (9.21%) WAN
3 5 (6.58%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 16 (21.05%) Legal
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 16 (21.05%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Project Manager
5 10 (13.16%) Architect
5 10 (13.16%) GDPR Project Manager
6 9 (11.84%) Data Manager
7 8 (10.53%) Security Architect
8 7 (9.21%) Consultant
9 6 (7.89%) Data Protection Manager
10 5 (6.58%) Data Protection Officer
11 4 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (5.26%) Security Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Data Migration Manager
12 3 (3.95%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 3 (3.95%) GDPR Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Information Security Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Migration Manager
12 3 (3.95%) Security Manager
13 2 (2.63%) SQL BI Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) RESTful
2 1 (1.32%) Angular 2
2 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Freedom of Information
2 12 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.58%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (6.58%) NHS
5 3 (3.95%) FMCG
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (27.63%) Information Security
3 16 (21.05%) Information Governance
4 12 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 12 (15.79%) Project Management
5 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.47%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (14.47%) Identity Management
6 9 (11.84%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (11.84%) Security Architecture
7 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
8 7 (9.21%) Data Privacy
8 7 (9.21%) ITIL
8 7 (9.21%) Network Design
8 7 (9.21%) SIEM
9 6 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.89%) Security Hardening
9 6 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Perl
1 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.89%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) ES6
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) CISSP
3 7 (9.21%) CCNA
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.89%) CCNP
4 6 (7.89%) SANS
5 5 (6.58%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.32%) CISM
6 1 (1.32%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (76.32%) GDPR
2 11 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.26%) QA
4 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.32%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) VMware