Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for GDPR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GDPR over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 70 189
Rank change year-on-year -45 +119 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 87 123 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.78% 2.61% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.19% 20.00% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 95 3
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £383 £270 £374
90th Percentile £600 £518 £456
England median daily rate £463 £463 £525
% change year-on-year - -11.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.69% - -
England median hourly rate £29.36 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +46.80% - -

GDPR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 506 615 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.35% 13.04% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 376 406
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £206 £205
90th Percentile £550 £521 £534
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -24.00% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.15 £9.20 £10.86
90th Percentile £38.00 £53.75 £42.25
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.09
% change year-on-year -1.72% -10.77% -4.72%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GDPR in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
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 GDPR in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
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 GDPR within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Birmingham +20 55 £400 - 24
Staffordshire 0 23 £390 - 3
Coventry -3 12 £600 +50.00% 2
Warwickshire -6 9 £525 +10.53% 2
Wolverhampton -6 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GDPR 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 GDPR.

1 24 (27.59%) Retail
2 23 (26.44%) Information Security
3 21 (24.14%) Data Protection
3 21 (24.14%) FMCG
4 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) Logistics
6 17 (19.54%) Business Analysis
7 16 (18.39%) ITIL
8 15 (17.24%) Project Management
8 15 (17.24%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (14.94%) Security Architecture
9 13 (14.94%) Network Security
10 12 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.64%) CISSP
11 11 (12.64%) Change Management
11 11 (12.64%) Finance
11 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (12.64%) SIEM
12 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
13 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
13 9 (10.34%) Identity Management
13 9 (10.34%) Windows
13 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
13 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
13 9 (10.34%) SDLC

GDPR
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 1 (1.15%) Apache
1 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.05%) Office 365
4 4 (4.60%) GitHub
4 4 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.60%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.15%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) Network Security
2 6 (6.90%) Firewall
3 5 (5.75%) LAN
3 5 (5.75%) MPLS
3 5 (5.75%) SAN
3 5 (5.75%) SNMP
3 5 (5.75%) VLAN
3 5 (5.75%) WAN
4 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) Intranet
5 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon QuickSight
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.15%) Big Data
2 1 (1.15%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.15%) Parquet
2 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.15%) Presto
2 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) GitLab
1 4 (4.60%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) JMeter
2 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (27.59%) Retail
2 11 (12.64%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) Analyst
2 31 (35.63%) Business Analyst
3 16 (18.39%) Architect
4 14 (16.09%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 13 (14.94%) Security Architect
6 12 (13.79%) Project Manager
7 7 (8.05%) GDPR Project Manager
8 6 (6.90%) Process Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Business Process Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Classification Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Information Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Information Security Architect
10 4 (4.60%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) OAuth
1 6 (6.90%) OAuth2
2 4 (4.60%) SAML
3 3 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (2.30%) OpenID
4 2 (2.30%) XACML
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
5 1 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.15%) RESTful
5 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) FMCG
2 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (9.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (5.75%) e-Learning
5 5 (5.75%) PKI
5 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.60%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.45%) NHS
7 3 (3.45%) PMI
8 2 (2.30%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (2.30%) SCADA
9 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Unix
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Information Security
2 21 (24.14%) Data Protection
3 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.84%) Logistics
5 17 (19.54%) Business Analysis
6 16 (18.39%) ITIL
7 15 (17.24%) Collaborative Working
7 15 (17.24%) Project Management
8 13 (14.94%) Security Architecture
9 11 (12.64%) Change Management
9 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (12.64%) SIEM
9 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (10.34%) Commercial Awareness
11 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
11 9 (10.34%) Identity Management
11 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) Python
2 5 (5.75%) Perl
2 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) Scala
4 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) CISSP
2 8 (9.20%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) CISM
4 5 (5.75%) CCNA
4 5 (5.75%) CCNP
4 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.75%) SANS
5 4 (4.60%) CEH
6 3 (3.45%) ISEB
6 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.45%) PMP
7 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.15%) CISA
8 1 (1.15%) CISMP
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.15%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (3.45%) PMO
3 3 (3.45%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) COBIT
4 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) CASB
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (2.30%) Google
4 1 (1.15%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.15%) Cognos
4 1 (1.15%) Netezza
4 1 (1.15%) Qualys
4 1 (1.15%) Remedy
4 1 (1.15%) SAP