The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 72 68
Contract jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.51% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.76% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £270 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £335 £398
% change year-on-year
+41.79% -15.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £11.75
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
193 284 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.94% 28.92% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 136 108
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £497 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 13
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.78 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +16.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Data Protection Act
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Cheshire region.

Data Protection Act Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Data Protection Act
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act.

1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISACA
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISACA
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft