Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 136 126
Rank change year-on-year +33 -10 +54
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 82 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.30% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.55% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 34
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.14%
10th Percentile £213 £278 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £581
England median daily rate £510 £463 £439
% change year-on-year +10.27% +5.41% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.50 £17.34 £14.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.43% +18.65% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £16.19 £10.92
90th Percentile £10.75 £18.48 £16.92
England median hourly rate £22.72 £21.50 £14.61
% change year-on-year +5.65% +47.16% -2.60%

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 3,927 4,326 3,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.21% 83.98% 83.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,488 2,604 2,319
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £539
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 199 133
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.21 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.66% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.92
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.35 £49.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.46 £24.47
% change year-on-year +11.31% -8.20% +4.12%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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
Coventry +16 18 £475 +11.76% 2
Worcestershire -3 14 £550 +64.18%
Birmingham -2 11 £475 +5.56% 11
Shropshire +4 7 £550 +10.00% 2
Warwickshire -4 6 £488 - 1
Herefordshire +5 5 £415 +10.67%
Staffordshire +10 3 £231 -45.59% 4
West Bromwich +2 3 £175 -63.16%
Solihull - 3 £450 - 2
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 29 (35.37%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
3 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.07%) .NET
5 14 (17.07%) Windows
5 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (17.07%) DV Cleared
6 13 (15.85%) Requirements Management
6 13 (15.85%) Degree
6 13 (15.85%) ITIL
7 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
7 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (14.63%) GDPR
8 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
8 11 (13.41%) SQL
9 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
9 10 (12.20%) Linux
9 10 (12.20%) Project Management
9 10 (12.20%) Chartered Engineer
9 10 (12.20%) Business Development
9 10 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (12.20%) Master's Degree
9 10 (12.20%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (9.76%) Firewall
10 8 (9.76%) Legal
10 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
10 8 (9.76%) Python
10 8 (9.76%) Web Services

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 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.22%) assyst
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.22%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.22%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.10%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.22%) CloudSense
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.22%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.22%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) DHCP
2 5 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.66%) DNS
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 3 (3.66%) LAN
3 3 (3.66%) WAN
3 3 (3.66%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.44%) MPLS
4 2 (2.44%) Network Security
4 2 (2.44%) SAN
4 2 (2.44%) SNMP
4 2 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) 4G
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.22%) SSL
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) Big Data
2 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.66%) EDRMS
3 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.44%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.22%) Impala
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.66%) Ant
2 3 (3.66%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (3.66%) Gradle
2 3 (3.66%) Maven
3 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.44%) Mocha
3 2 (2.44%) MSTest
3 2 (2.44%) NUnit
3 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) GitLab
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.76%) Legal
3 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Finance
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Architect
2 15 (18.29%) Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (10.98%) Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Implementation Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Forensic Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Information Governance Officer
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) Web Services
3 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.88%) BAPI
5 3 (3.66%) Java EE
5 3 (3.66%) JSON
5 3 (3.66%) RESTful
5 3 (3.66%) SOAP
5 3 (3.66%) XML
5 3 (3.66%) XSD
6 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.44%) CSS
6 2 (2.44%) Drools
6 2 (2.44%) Enzyme
6 2 (2.44%) HTML
6 2 (2.44%) Node.js
6 2 (2.44%) React
7 1 (1.22%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.22%) J2EE
7 1 (1.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.32%) User Experience
4 5 (6.10%) Clustering
5 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.66%) SCADA
6 3 (3.66%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.44%) Blog
7 2 (2.44%) CMDB
7 2 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (2.44%) Podcast
7 2 (2.44%) Robotics
7 2 (2.44%) Social Media
7 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.85%) ITIL
3 13 (15.85%) Requirements Management
4 10 (12.20%) Business Development
4 10 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (12.20%) Project Management
4 10 (12.20%) Systems Engineering
5 8 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.54%) Migration
6 7 (8.54%) Open Source
7 6 (7.32%) Data Science
7 6 (7.32%) Information Governance
7 6 (7.32%) Information Security
8 5 (6.10%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.10%) DevOps
8 5 (6.10%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (6.10%) Malware Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.76%) Python
4 5 (6.10%) Java
5 4 (4.88%) C#
6 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.44%) Go
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.22%) C
7 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.07%) DV Cleared
3 13 (15.85%) Degree
4 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.20%) Chartered Engineer
5 10 (12.20%) Master's Degree
6 4 (4.88%) SANS
7 3 (3.66%) CCNA
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.44%) CCNP
8 2 (2.44%) CISSP
8 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.44%) GCFA
8 2 (2.44%) GCFE
8 2 (2.44%) GREM
9 1 (1.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) GDPR
2 6 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.66%) COBIT
4 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.22%) IFRS
5 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.10%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.88%) DFS Replication
3 4 (4.88%) Docker
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (6.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 5 (6.10%) SCVMM
1 5 (6.10%) WSUS
2 4 (4.88%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) SCDPM
2 4 (4.88%) SCOM
2 4 (4.88%) SCSM
3 3 (3.66%) Ansible
3 3 (3.66%) CASB
3 3 (3.66%) EnCase
4 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
2 5 (6.10%) SAP
3 3 (3.66%) Cellebrite
3 3 (3.66%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.66%) Google
3 3 (3.66%) Nuix
4 2 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) Dell
5 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.22%) McAfee
5 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.22%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.22%) Splunk