Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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 Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 203 154
Rank change year-on-year +44 -49 +22
Contract jobs citing Data Security 20 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.15% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.18% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +7.41% +14.89%
10th Percentile £294 £319 £313
90th Percentile £500 £506 £450
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% - -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £13.48 £18.47
% change year-on-year +3.90% -27.04% -7.65%

Data Security 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 3639 4993 3876
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 82.86% 82.69% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2294 2911 2332
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £258 £238 £219
90th Percentile £541 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 107 193
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -29.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.73 £11.26
90th Percentile £51.35 £39.20 £40.97
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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
West Bromwich - 8 £363 -
Birmingham +13 5 £338 -12.90% 2
Solihull - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 - 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 - -
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security 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 Security.

1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (35.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (35.00%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (35.00%) Data Management
3 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (35.00%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (30.00%) 5G
4 6 (30.00%) Presales
4 6 (30.00%) Big Data
4 6 (30.00%) Analytics
4 6 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (30.00%) 3G
4 6 (30.00%) RFID
4 6 (30.00%) Bluetooth
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) ERP
4 6 (30.00%) ZigBee
4 6 (30.00%) 4G
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (25.00%) NHS
6 4 (20.00%) Postgraduate

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:

Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) 3G
1 6 (30.00%) 4G
1 6 (30.00%) 5G
1 6 (30.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
1 6 (30.00%) RFID
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
1 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (30.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Big Data
2 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Business Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Insight Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Information Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Information Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IoT Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Information Management Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Information Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 8 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (35.00%) Data Management
2 7 (35.00%) Data Visualisation
2 7 (35.00%) Visualisation
3 6 (30.00%) Analytics
3 6 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (30.00%) ERP
3 6 (30.00%) Presales
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Postgraduate
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (10.00%) CISA
3 2 (10.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) CNA
3 2 (10.00%) CNE
3 2 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (10.00%) CRISC
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Novell Certification
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft