Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 154 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 -44 +25
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 13 48 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.96% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.10% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 38 65
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.62%
10th Percentile £373 £323 £262
90th Percentile £500 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £475 £464
% change year-on-year -2.63% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £20.15
England median hourly rate £32.40 £19.46 £18.27
% change year-on-year +66.47% +6.53% +14.01%

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 2,293 4,352 4,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 87.11% 84.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,361 2,723 2,551
Median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £256
90th Percentile £588 £593 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 107 131
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -18.60% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.98 £10.99 £11.17
90th Percentile £40.15 £46.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.44
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.28% -6.25%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Protection as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands.

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 5 April 2020. 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
Herefordshire -2 4 £450 +5.88%
Birmingham +14 3 - - 1
Coventry +11 3 £425 +13.33%
Staffordshire +18 1 £225 -48.57% 3
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (30.77%) WSUS
2 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 4 (30.77%) SCVMM
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (30.77%) DFS Replication
2 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
2 4 (30.77%) SCSM
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (30.77%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) GDPR
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2016

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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.69%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Application Virtualisation
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Actionable Insight
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (15.38%) Data Security
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Measurement
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
4 1 (7.69%) Due Diligence
4 1 (7.69%) Internal Audit
4 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) GDPR
2 2 (15.38%) QA
3 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) DFS Replication
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
1 4 (30.77%) SCSM
1 4 (30.77%) SCVMM
1 4 (30.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
2 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix