The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills 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 over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 50 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 13 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.16% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£513 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.05% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £9.10 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.29% -57.67%
Data Protection
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
589 622 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.63% 73.87% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 295 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Data Protection
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Data Protection Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Data Protection Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Data Protection Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 7 £513 -
Chester - 2 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Data Protection
North West

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Data Protection 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.

1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 15 (68.18%) Management Information System
3 13 (59.09%) CISSP
4 11 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 10 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (45.45%) BS7799
5 10 (45.45%) CISA
5 10 (45.45%) Protective Monitoring
6 9 (40.91%) Security Architecture
6 9 (40.91%) CESG
7 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
8 7 (31.82%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (31.82%) Information Security Management
8 7 (31.82%) Security Management
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
10 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) Internet
12 3 (13.64%) DNS
12 3 (13.64%) SSL
12 3 (13.64%) IIS
12 3 (13.64%) JSP
12 3 (13.64%) UNIX
12 3 (13.64%) LAMP
12 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
12 3 (13.64%) Law
12 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (13.64%) OWASP
12 3 (13.64%) Web Development

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Data Protection 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) SSL
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (13.64%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Security Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Advisor
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Information Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) JSP
1 3 (13.64%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (40.91%) CESG
3 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 7 (31.82%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 10 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (45.45%) Protective Monitoring
4 9 (40.91%) Security Architecture
5 7 (31.82%) Information Security Management
5 7 (31.82%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 3 (13.64%) OWASP
7 2 (9.09%) Network Management
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) CMMI
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CISSP
2 10 (45.45%) CISA
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) ISACA
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (9.09%) CISM
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) BS7799
2 3 (13.64%) COBIT
3 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Akamai
3 2 (9.09%) EMC