Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 129 170
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 -36
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 56 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.11% 1.33% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.58% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 36
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £411 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +0.61% +30.80%
10th Percentile £216 £251 £300
90th Percentile £586 £539 £575
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% - -
England median hourly rate £22.79 £17.50 £15.03
% change year-on-year +30.23% +16.47% -8.94%

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 4,286 3,851 5,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.84% 84.21% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,552 2,446 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 143 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £31.93 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -14 19 £450 +9.09% 2
Shropshire -32 16 £500 - 2
Warwickshire +9 6 £513 +14.53% 2
West Bromwich -1 4 £150 -70.00%
Staffordshire -11 4 £438 +1.74% 3
Herefordshire -11 3 £325 -
Walsall +1 1 - -
Coventry -12 1 £365 - 2
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 21 (37.50%) GDPR
2 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.86%) Information Security
5 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
5 9 (16.07%) Windows
5 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (14.29%) CISSP
6 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 7 (12.50%) DevOps
7 7 (12.50%) Content Management
7 7 (12.50%) VLAN
7 7 (12.50%) Kanban
7 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.50%) MPLS
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (12.50%) WAN
7 7 (12.50%) CCNP
7 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (12.50%) Java
7 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 7 (12.50%) Oracle
7 7 (12.50%) Firewall
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) Finance
7 7 (12.50%) Legal
8 6 (10.71%) Perl
8 6 (10.71%) Python
8 6 (10.71%) SOA

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 6 (10.71%) Documentum
2 5 (8.93%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Captiva
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Route 53
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
1 7 (12.50%) MPLS
1 7 (12.50%) VLAN
1 7 (12.50%) WAN
2 6 (10.71%) SAN
3 5 (8.93%) LAN
3 5 (8.93%) Network Security
3 5 (8.93%) SNMP
4 2 (3.57%) BGP
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) HSRP
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.57%) OSPF
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
4 2 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.79%) MS Access
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Maven
3 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.79%) GitLab
7 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
1 7 (12.50%) Legal
2 5 (8.93%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Digital Economy
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) GDPR Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Compliance Officer
7 2 (3.57%) Data Compliance Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Data Compliance Officer
7 2 (3.57%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (3.57%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) GDPR Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Middleware
1 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) SOAP
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) COM
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) J2EE
3 1 (1.79%) JSP
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) WDK
3 1 (1.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) FMCG
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.79%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security
4 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.50%) Content Management
6 7 (12.50%) DevOps
6 7 (12.50%) Kanban
6 7 (12.50%) Project Management
6 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 6 (10.71%) Information Governance
7 6 (10.71%) SDLC
7 6 (10.71%) SOA
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (8.93%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (8.93%) Microservices
8 5 (8.93%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.93%) Security Hardening
8 5 (8.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Java
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) Perl
2 6 (10.71%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.79%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) CISSP
2 7 (12.50%) CCNP
2 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.93%) CCNA
3 5 (8.93%) SANS
4 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CITP
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) CIPD
6 1 (1.79%) CISM
6 1 (1.79%) CISMP
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) GDPR
2 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
2 3 (5.36%) SCSM
3 2 (3.57%) Ansible
3 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.79%) Terraform
4 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.93%) Pega
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.57%) BMC
5 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.57%) F5
5 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) McAfee
5 2 (3.57%) OpenText
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) VMware