Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 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.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 138 213
Rank change year-on-year +24 +75 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 92 39 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 0.88% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.70% 9.09% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 26 2
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £355 £321 £368
90th Percentile £600 £497 £449
England median daily rate £450 £475 £513
% change year-on-year -5.26% -7.32% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.17 - -
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 551 429 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.94% 9.63% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 263 448
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £242 £176 £205
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.44 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.48% -34.00% -20.48%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £50.60 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.03
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.77% +11.51%

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 23 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 September 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 +28 49 £450 +9.09% 10
Warwickshire +19 15 £513 +24.24% 6
Coventry -3 12 £600 +43.28% 1
Staffordshire +3 10 £395 -1.25% 6
Herefordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -9 2 £335 -
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) Project Management
2 22 (23.91%) Data Protection
3 19 (20.65%) Information Security
4 17 (18.48%) Business Analysis
5 15 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.22%) Security Architecture
7 13 (14.13%) ITIL
7 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
7 13 (14.13%) CISSP
7 13 (14.13%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
9 11 (11.96%) CRM
9 11 (11.96%) SIEM
9 11 (11.96%) Network Security
9 11 (11.96%) IT Strategy
9 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (11.96%) SDLC
10 10 (10.87%) Office 365
10 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.87%) Retail
10 10 (10.87%) Windows
10 10 (10.87%) Identity Management
10 10 (10.87%) Finance
11 9 (9.78%) Migration
11 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
11 9 (9.78%) CISM
11 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery

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 2 (2.17%) Confluence
1 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.17%) WordPress
2 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (10.87%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) PaaS
3 4 (4.35%) GitHub
3 4 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) Network Security
2 9 (9.78%) Firewall
3 4 (4.35%) LAN
3 4 (4.35%) MPLS
3 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 4 (4.35%) SNMP
3 4 (4.35%) VLAN
3 4 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) SMS
4 2 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
5 1 (1.09%) DNS
5 1 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.09%) Cloud Spanner
3 1 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) Redis
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) GitLab
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.09%) ERwin
3 1 (1.09%) JMeter
3 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
1 10 (10.87%) Retail
2 6 (6.52%) Legal
3 4 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) Analyst
2 29 (31.52%) Business Analyst
3 23 (25.00%) Architect
4 14 (15.22%) Security Architect
5 11 (11.96%) Project Manager
6 10 (10.87%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Information Architect
8 6 (6.52%) GDPR Project Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Information Security Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Security Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Data Business Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Office 365 Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) OAuth
1 6 (6.52%) OAuth2
2 4 (4.35%) SAML
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.09%) LINQ
4 1 (1.09%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.09%) OpenID
4 1 (1.09%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.09%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (7.61%) FMCG
5 6 (6.52%) PKI
5 6 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.43%) NHS
7 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Unix
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) Data Protection
2 22 (23.91%) Project Management
3 19 (20.65%) Information Security
4 17 (18.48%) Business Analysis
5 15 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.22%) Security Architecture
7 13 (14.13%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (14.13%) ITIL
8 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
9 11 (11.96%) CRM
9 11 (11.96%) IT Strategy
9 11 (11.96%) SDLC
9 11 (11.96%) SIEM
10 10 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.87%) Identity Management
11 9 (9.78%) Functional Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Migration
11 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.35%) Perl
2 4 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (2.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) CISSP
2 9 (9.78%) CISM
2 9 (9.78%) Degree
3 6 (6.52%) CEH
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.43%) CCNA
4 5 (5.43%) CCNP
4 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) SANS
6 3 (3.26%) ISEB
6 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.17%) CISA
7 2 (2.17%) CISMP
8 1 (1.09%) CRISC
8 1 (1.09%) ECSA
8 1 (1.09%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.09%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.26%) PMO
4 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.17%) vCloud
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.09%) Docker
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) VMware
3 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.17%) EMC
4 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco
5 1 (1.09%) Cognos
5 1 (1.09%) Netezza
5 1 (1.09%) Qualys
5 1 (1.09%) Remedy
5 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.09%) SAP