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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 128 105
Rank change year-on-year +43 -23  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 30 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.47% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 18
Median daily rate £391 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +17.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.90 £12.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year +24.16% -19.19%  

Data Protection is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1743 2348 2096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.66% 82.16% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1320 1237
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 48 114
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.39 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -36.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Data Protection as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 11 £438 - 2
Warwickshire +3 5 £475 +15.15% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £326 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £105 -
Staffordshire - 2 £223 -
Birmingham +9 1 £525 +75.00% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (45.83%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) Finance
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (16.67%) Information Security
6 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.50%) Data Management
7 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (12.50%) Project Management
7 6 (12.50%) NHS
7 6 (12.50%) .NET
7 6 (12.50%) C#
7 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (12.50%) Windows
7 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (12.50%) Degree
7 6 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (12.50%) GDPR
8 5 (10.42%) jQuery
8 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
8 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
8 5 (10.42%) Firewall
9 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) CISSP

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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.08%) Moq
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Data Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Data Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Programmer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Production DBA
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
1 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.42%) jQuery
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (6.25%) AutoMapper
4 3 (6.25%) LINQ
4 3 (6.25%) StructureMap
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (4.17%) CSS3
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) HTML5
5 2 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.17%) Underscore.js
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.50%) NHS
4 3 (6.25%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.17%) CESG
5 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (4.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Information Security
3 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Data Management
4 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Case Management
6 4 (8.33%) Data Security
6 4 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Information Governance
6 4 (8.33%) Information Management
6 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 4 (8.33%) ISMS
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) C#
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) CISSP
3 3 (6.25%) CISM
4 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.17%) CISA
4 2 (4.17%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) GDPR
1 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Telerik
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.08%) VMware