Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 132 159
Rank change year-on-year +28 +27 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 83 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.05% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.29% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 25
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £611 £503
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.15 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -29.79% +49.02%

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 4,036 3,720 4,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.08% 81.19% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,516 2,333 2,424
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.16%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 138 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.66% -20.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.58 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.11% +11.51%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 25 £450 -5.26% 7
Warwickshire +8 21 £475 -5.47% 8
Wolverhampton +1 8 £343 +5.38% 1
Coventry -11 6 £400 -8.57% 5
Staffordshire +3 4 £400 +81.82%
Worcestershire -5 3 £335 -4.29%
Herefordshire - 3 £375 -
Shropshire - 3 £659 - 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (80.72%) GDPR
2 28 (33.73%) Information Security
3 26 (31.33%) Information Governance
4 23 (27.71%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (24.10%) Degree
5 20 (24.10%) Network Security
6 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
7 18 (21.69%) Identity Management
7 18 (21.69%) Firewall
7 18 (21.69%) Security Architecture
7 18 (21.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 17 (20.48%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (20.48%) Windows
9 16 (19.28%) MPLS
9 16 (19.28%) Project Management
9 16 (19.28%) WAN
9 16 (19.28%) SNMP
9 16 (19.28%) CISSP
9 16 (19.28%) LAN
9 16 (19.28%) Oracle
9 16 (19.28%) Network Design
9 16 (19.28%) VLAN
9 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (19.28%) SIEM
10 15 (18.07%) ITIL
11 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (16.87%) CCNA
11 14 (16.87%) SDLC
12 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
12 13 (15.66%) Perl

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 4 (4.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.10%) Network Security
2 18 (21.69%) Firewall
3 16 (19.28%) LAN
3 16 (19.28%) MPLS
3 16 (19.28%) SNMP
3 16 (19.28%) VLAN
3 16 (19.28%) WAN
4 11 (13.25%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) SMS
6 1 (1.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (2.41%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Selenium
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) MonoDevelop
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Legal
3 5 (6.02%) Law
4 4 (4.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Architect
1 17 (20.48%) Security Architect
2 15 (18.07%) Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Business Analyst
4 12 (14.46%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.23%) GDPR Project Manager
7 5 (6.02%) Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Data Protection Officer
7 5 (6.02%) GDPR Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.82%) GDPR Programme Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Developer
9 3 (3.61%) GDPR Officer
9 3 (3.61%) GDPR Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) Records Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Data Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) EDI
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.61%) CSS
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.41%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (2.41%) LINQ
3 2 (2.41%) MSMQ
3 2 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.20%) HTML5
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
4 1 (1.20%) JSON
4 1 (1.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
2 17 (20.48%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (14.46%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.23%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (3.61%) NHS
5 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.41%) CCTV
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) FMCG
7 1 (1.20%) PMI
7 1 (1.20%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Unix
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Information Security
2 26 (31.33%) Information Governance
3 23 (27.71%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (21.69%) Data Loss Prevention
4 18 (21.69%) Identity Management
4 18 (21.69%) Security Architecture
5 16 (19.28%) Network Design
5 16 (19.28%) Project Management
5 16 (19.28%) SIEM
5 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (18.07%) ITIL
7 14 (16.87%) SDLC
8 12 (14.46%) Risk Management
8 12 (14.46%) Security Hardening
9 10 (12.05%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
11 8 (9.64%) Records Management
12 7 (8.43%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) Perl
1 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
1 13 (15.66%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) C#
2 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) C++
3 1 (1.20%) PHP
3 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Degree
2 16 (19.28%) CISSP
3 14 (16.87%) CCNA
3 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (14.46%) CCNP
4 12 (14.46%) SANS
5 6 (7.23%) ISEB
6 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) CISM
9 2 (2.41%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.20%) CISA
10 1 (1.20%) CISMP
10 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.20%) ECSA
10 1 (1.20%) ISSMP
10 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (80.72%) GDPR
2 10 (12.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.23%) QA
4 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.20%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
1 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
1 1 (1.20%) SCDPM
1 1 (1.20%) SCOM
1 1 (1.20%) SCSM
1 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Oracle
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com