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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 60 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.11% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.14% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£540 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 - £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £336 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.85% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -10.00%
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
624 708 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.82% 77.29% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 313 318
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 £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.78 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Data Protection
North West

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (72.22%) CISSP
2 13 (72.22%) Information Security
3 11 (61.11%) TOGAF
4 10 (55.56%) Zachman Framework
4 10 (55.56%) CISA
4 10 (55.56%) BS7799
4 10 (55.56%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
5 9 (50.00%) CESG
6 7 (38.89%) Information Security Management
6 7 (38.89%) Security Management
7 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
7 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (16.67%) COBIT
9 3 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 3 (16.67%) UNIX
10 2 (11.11%) Network Security
10 2 (11.11%) Network Management
10 2 (11.11%) ISACA
10 2 (11.11%) AIX
10 2 (11.11%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.11%) ITIL
10 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.11%) EMC

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Architect
2 8 (44.44%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Advisor
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Information Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) Ajax
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (50.00%) CESG
3 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) AIX
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) TOGAF
3 10 (55.56%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (55.56%) Protective Monitoring
4 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
5 7 (38.89%) Information Security Management
5 7 (38.89%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Network Management
8 1 (5.56%) SIEM
8 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
8 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) CISSP
2 10 (55.56%) CISA
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) ISACA
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) BS7799
2 3 (16.67%) COBIT
3 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) EMC