Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 95 142
Rank change year-on-year -40 +47 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 41 107 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 2.09% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.72% 18.67% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 93 22
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £323 £345 £325
90th Percentile £653 £611 £528
England median daily rate £500 £450 £488
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £26.17 -
England median hourly rate £21.05 £30.34 £28.00
% change year-on-year -30.62% +8.34% -

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 422 573 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.79% 11.19% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 340 245
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -4.76%
10th Percentile £210 £235 £183
90th Percentile £589 £581 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.59 £14.44 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.69% +17.88% -18.33%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £34.58 £32.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.38% +16.25% -11.11%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Coventry +3 16 £550 -8.33% 5
Birmingham -21 10 £363 -30.95% 14
Solihull +11 4 £675 - 1
Warwickshire -4 4 £475 -7.32% 8
Worcestershire -5 3 £340 +1.49% 1
Shropshire +13 1 £600 -8.95% 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
1 13 (31.71%) Data Management
1 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
2 11 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (24.39%) Web Services
3 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
4 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
4 9 (21.95%) Azure
4 9 (21.95%) AWS
4 9 (21.95%) Security Architecture
4 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (21.95%) Office 365
5 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (19.51%) COBIT
5 8 (19.51%) SCADA
5 8 (19.51%) CASB
6 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Information Security
7 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (12.20%) GIS
8 5 (12.20%) Finance
8 5 (12.20%) CISSP
8 5 (12.20%) Oracle
8 5 (12.20%) Python
8 5 (12.20%) Windows
8 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (9.76%) ArcGIS
2 3 (7.32%) Drupal
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SPSS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Infor M3
1 1 (2.44%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.44%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) AWS
1 9 (21.95%) Azure
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.44%) AWS Fargate
3 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.44%) G Suite
3 1 (2.44%) GCP
3 1 (2.44%) GitHub
3 1 (2.44%) Google Drive
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) VLAN
1 2 (4.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) MPLS
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) SMTP
2 1 (2.44%) SNMP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) GIS
3 4 (9.76%) Power BI
3 4 (9.76%) Spatial Data
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.32%) MySQL
5 2 (4.88%) Big Data
5 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) DB2
6 1 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.44%) MS Access
6 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.44%) Redis
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 10 (24.39%) Security Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 7 (17.07%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) GIS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Data Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Data Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Platform Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Support Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) REST
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) ODBC
4 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) SCADA
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Blog
4 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.88%) Podcast
4 2 (4.88%) Social Media
4 2 (4.88%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) LLPG
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Tandem
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Data Management
1 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (21.95%) Security Architecture
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Information Security
5 5 (12.20%) Analytics
5 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (9.76%) Data Science
6 4 (9.76%) ETL
6 4 (9.76%) Information Management
6 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
7 3 (7.32%) ETL Development
7 3 (7.32%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) PHP
2 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) CISSP
2 4 (9.76%) CISM
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) CGEIT
5 1 (2.44%) CISA
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) SANS
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
3 8 (19.51%) COBIT
3 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.44%) NEBOSH
4 1 (2.44%) NIST
4 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) CASB
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) Grafana
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) ESRI
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Darktrace
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.44%) Meraki
5 1 (2.44%) Polycom
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) Unisys
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Zscaler