Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 164 192
Rank change year-on-year -9 +28 -40
Contract jobs citing Data Security 17 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.42% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £253 £294 £328
90th Percentile £727 £500 £520
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 - £13.50
10th Percentile £10.50 - £13.25
90th Percentile £15.75 - £13.75
England median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% - -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 4,059 3,552 4,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 82.47% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,462 2,200 2,711
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 138 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +23.28% -25.93%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.50 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -11 7 £313 +78.57% 6
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Shropshire - 2 £685 -
Coventry - 2 £475 - 2
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 9 (52.94%) GDPR
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
5 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Big Data
5 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (11.76%) Data Lake
6 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud

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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Data Lake
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Programme Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) GDPR Programme Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Support Officer
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Chief Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (17.65%) Critical Success Factor
3 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Microservices
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Service Design
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CISA
3 1 (5.88%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CRISC
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) GDPR
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle