Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 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 Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 157 207
Rank change year-on-year -37 +50 -50
Contract jobs citing Data Security 14 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.59% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.70% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +20.01% -5.72%
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £52.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.43% +288.89% -
10th Percentile £11.59 £38.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £16.15 £63.15 £13.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -57.14% +159.26% -26.91%

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 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 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 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 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
Wolverhampton -1 5 - -
Coventry - 4 - - 2
Birmingham -5 2 £200 -42.86% 2
Solihull -7 2 £525 -
Staffordshire -8 1 £200 -55.56% 9
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
3 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) IaaS
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) SaaS
5 3 (21.43%) PaaS
5 3 (21.43%) Confluence
5 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (21.43%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.14%) GDPR
7 1 (7.14%) Single Customer View
7 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials

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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) PaaS
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) IT Support
1 5 (35.71%) Support Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Access Control Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Database Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.14%) PC Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
1 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) B2C
5 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Data Privacy
5 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Microservices
5 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Single Customer View
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CISA
1 1 (7.14%) CISM
1 1 (7.14%) CISSP
1 1 (7.14%) CRISC
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky