Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 158 126
Rank change year-on-year +47 -32 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 74 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.52% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.98% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 37
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +26.92% -15.36%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £257
90th Percentile £550 £575 £450
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.79 - £33.55
England median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £15.95
% change year-on-year +26.67% -5.96% +1.14%

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 4052 4893 4030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.00% 82.72% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2600 2934 2287
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.07%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -5.30% +1.27%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
% change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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
Birmingham +1 24 £425 +3.03% 1
Warwickshire +5 14 £475 +17.28%
Staffordshire +20 11 £410 +3.80% 1
Wolverhampton - 6 £329 -
Worcestershire +7 4 £195 -44.29%
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Herefordshire +4 2 - -
Walsall +1 1 £330 -17.50%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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 48 (64.86%) GDPR
2 21 (28.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (24.32%) Information Security
4 16 (21.62%) Finance
4 16 (21.62%) Freedom of Information
4 16 (21.62%) Information Governance
5 14 (18.92%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
5 14 (18.92%) Degree
6 13 (17.57%) Legal
7 12 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (14.86%) Identity Management
8 11 (14.86%) Windows
8 11 (14.86%) LAN
8 11 (14.86%) WAN
9 10 (13.51%) Risk Management
9 10 (13.51%) Migration
10 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
10 9 (12.16%) Project Management
10 9 (12.16%) Firewall
10 9 (12.16%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (12.16%) Data Migration
10 9 (12.16%) Security Architecture
11 8 (10.81%) Network Security
11 8 (10.81%) MPLS
11 8 (10.81%) SNMP
11 8 (10.81%) Network Design
11 8 (10.81%) VLAN
11 8 (10.81%) Freedom of Information Act

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 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.35%) SAS
1 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) npm
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) LAN
1 11 (14.86%) WAN
2 9 (12.16%) Firewall
3 8 (10.81%) MPLS
3 8 (10.81%) Network Security
3 8 (10.81%) SNMP
3 8 (10.81%) VLAN
4 5 (6.76%) SAN
5 3 (4.05%) Wireless
5 3 (4.05%) WLAN
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
1 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Business Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Project Manager
5 10 (13.51%) Architect
6 9 (12.16%) Consultant
6 9 (12.16%) Data Manager
7 8 (10.81%) GDPR Project Manager
7 8 (10.81%) Security Architect
8 6 (8.11%) Data Protection Manager
8 6 (8.11%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Officer
10 4 (5.41%) Data Migration Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Migration Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Security Manager
11 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 3 (4.05%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 3 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (1.35%) Angular 2
2 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.35%) Node.js
2 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Freedom of Information
2 14 (18.92%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.81%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (6.76%) NHS
5 3 (4.05%) FMCG
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (24.32%) Information Security
3 16 (21.62%) Information Governance
4 12 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (14.86%) Identity Management
6 10 (13.51%) Migration
6 10 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) Data Loss Prevention
7 9 (12.16%) Data Migration
7 9 (12.16%) Project Management
7 9 (12.16%) Security Architecture
8 8 (10.81%) Network Design
9 7 (9.46%) SIEM
10 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.11%) Data Privacy
10 6 (8.11%) Security Hardening
11 5 (6.76%) ITIL
11 5 (6.76%) SDLC
12 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Perl
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.11%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) ES6
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) CCNA
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.46%) CISSP
3 6 (8.11%) CCNP
3 6 (8.11%) SANS
4 5 (6.76%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.35%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (64.86%) GDPR
2 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.70%) QA
7 1 (1.35%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.35%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) Citrix
3 2 (2.70%) VMware