The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 58 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.13% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.18% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£513 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -46.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 568 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.57% 73.96% 63.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 249 305
Average daily rate £385 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 26
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.03 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -9.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Data Protection
North West

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
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 31 July 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
Warrington - 5 £513 - 1
Chester - 2 - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Data Protection
North West

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (47.06%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (41.18%) CISSP
5 6 (35.29%) BS7799
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
5 6 (35.29%) Protective Monitoring
6 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) CESG
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 4 (23.53%) CISA
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 3 (17.65%) LAMP
8 3 (17.65%) Internet
8 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) SSL
8 3 (17.65%) IIS
8 3 (17.65%) JSP
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX
8 3 (17.65%) Web Development
8 3 (17.65%) COBIT
8 3 (17.65%) OWASP
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (17.65%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Law
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Backup Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JSP
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (47.06%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (29.41%) CESG
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) AIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
2 6 (35.29%) Protective Monitoring
3 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 3 (17.65%) OWASP
6 2 (11.76%) Network Management
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) ISSAP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) BS7799
2 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (17.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Akamai