Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 117 166
Rank change year-on-year -27 +49 -40
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 65 72 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.47% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.75% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 33
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +26.92%
10th Percentile £152 £302 £300
90th Percentile £586 £536 £575
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £21.79 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +26.67% -5.96%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Shropshire -31 26 £500 +11.00%
Birmingham 0 18 £450 +5.88% 12
West Bromwich +1 6 £150 -
Staffordshire -21 4 £438 +6.71% 4
Warwickshire 0 3 £550 +17.02%
Herefordshire -15 3 £350 -
Walsall -3 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (29.23%) GDPR
2 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.15%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (21.54%) ITIL
4 14 (21.54%) DevOps
5 13 (20.00%) Kanban
6 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
6 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (18.46%) JIRA
6 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
7 11 (16.92%) Maven
7 11 (16.92%) Scrum
7 11 (16.92%) SOA
8 10 (15.38%) SQL
8 10 (15.38%) Oracle
9 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (13.85%) Java
9 9 (13.85%) Firewall
9 9 (13.85%) Change Management
9 9 (13.85%) VLAN
9 9 (13.85%) Confluence
9 9 (13.85%) Puppet
9 9 (13.85%) Docker
10 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
10 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.31%) Content Management
10 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
10 8 (12.31%) Information Security
10 8 (12.31%) Windows
11 7 (10.77%) Documentum

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 9 (13.85%) Confluence
2 7 (10.77%) Documentum
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) Captiva
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) G Suite
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Office 365
4 1 (1.54%) Route 53
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Firewall
1 9 (13.85%) VLAN
2 6 (9.23%) MPLS
2 6 (9.23%) WAN
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) BGP
4 3 (4.62%) HSRP
4 3 (4.62%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) OSPF
4 3 (4.62%) SNMP
4 3 (4.62%) VPN
4 3 (4.62%) Wireless
5 2 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Big Data
3 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.54%) MS Access
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
1 12 (18.46%) JIRA
2 11 (16.92%) Maven
3 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.69%) Selenium
5 5 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.08%) Ant
7 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.08%) Subversion
7 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.54%) GitLab
8 1 (1.54%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (10.77%) Legal
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Developer
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) GDPR Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Data Protection Officer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) Middleware
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) SOAP
3 4 (6.15%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.62%) YAML
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (3.08%) XSD
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) J2EE
6 1 (1.54%) Java EE
6 1 (1.54%) JSON
6 1 (1.54%) JSP
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) RESTful
6 1 (1.54%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) FMCG
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) SCADA
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (21.54%) DevOps
3 14 (21.54%) ITIL
4 13 (20.00%) Kanban
5 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.92%) Scrum
6 11 (16.92%) SOA
7 9 (13.85%) Change Management
8 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.31%) Content Management
8 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.31%) Information Security
9 7 (10.77%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (10.77%) Microservices
9 7 (10.77%) SDLC
10 6 (9.23%) BDD
10 6 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (9.23%) Project Management
10 6 (9.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) Perl
3 7 (10.77%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) CISSP
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) CCNP
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) CCNA
4 3 (4.62%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.62%) SANS
5 2 (3.08%) CCIE
5 2 (3.08%) CITP
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) OCP
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) CISMP
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) PMO
3 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) COBIT
4 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Puppet
2 7 (10.77%) Ansible
3 4 (6.15%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (6.15%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.62%) Nagios
4 3 (4.62%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.54%) CASB
6 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.54%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) SCSM
6 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) Atlassian
2 6 (9.23%) Pega
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
4 3 (4.62%) BMC
4 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.62%) F5
4 3 (4.62%) Fortinet
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) McAfee
4 3 (4.62%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) OpenText
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) VMware