Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 6 months to 22 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 Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 184 155
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29 +46
Contract jobs citing Data Security 21 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £270 £200 £294
90th Percentile £513 £729 £500
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.29% +159.26%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +3.90%

Data Security 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 3,928 4,324 3,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.23% 83.94% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,485 2,604 2,338
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 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 196 134
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.43 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.03% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.91 £10.96
90th Percentile £47.10 £37.25 £49.25
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £24.47
% change year-on-year +11.64% -8.04% +4.12%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
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 Security in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
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 Security in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Security in the West Midlands

Data Security
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 Security within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Warwickshire - 6 £388 -
Coventry -2 4 £350 -26.32% 1
Birmingham +5 3 £375 +87.50% 6
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security 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 Security.

1 8 (38.10%) C#
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (33.33%) JSON
2 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 7 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (28.57%) GitHub
4 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (23.81%) Power BI
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (23.81%) GDPR
4 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (23.81%) Power Platform
4 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
4 5 (23.81%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
5 4 (19.05%) SaaS
6 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security

Data Security
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 (9.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) GitHub
3 5 (23.81%) Power Platform
4 4 (19.05%) SaaS
5 2 (9.52%) IaaS
5 2 (9.52%) PaaS
6 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Stack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (23.81%) Power BI
2 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (9.52%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Data Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Backend Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Information Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) ETL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) JSON
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) ETL
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Architectural Design
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (9.52%) Information Governance
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (4.76%) Contract Management
7 1 (4.76%) DevSecOps
7 1 (4.76%) Internal Audit
7 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
7 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CGEIT
1 1 (4.76%) CISA
1 1 (4.76%) CISM
1 1 (4.76%) CISSP
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) GDPR
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) QA
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft