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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 130 114
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 6 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.17% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.21% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
Median daily rate £345 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.47

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 1700 2371 2057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.15% 81.98% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1318 1233
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 105
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.61 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -32.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Data Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Bromwich - 5 £340 -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (75.00%) Data Management
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) NHS
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Postgraduate
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) IaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics

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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (62.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Insight Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) Postgraduate
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) CNA
3 1 (12.50%) CNE
3 1 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (12.50%) CRISC
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft