Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Data Protection
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 50 86
Rank change year-on-year -33 +36 +5
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 9 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 3.19% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 3.80% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 39 13
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +9.76% +5.81%
10th Percentile £310 £255 £248
90th Percentile £373 £477 £675
North West median daily rate £423 £411 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +0.30% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.42 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +102.63% -3.03% +4.63%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,139 1,078 1,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.35% 83.76% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 785 973
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.44%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £254
90th Percentile £538 £575 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 45 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +60.00% -13.44%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% +42.86% -29.32%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in Cheshire

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in Cheshire

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in Cheshire

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Knutsford -15 8 £336 -25.28%
Chester -5 1 £350 -6.67% 3
Data Protection
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) McAfee
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (44.44%) Trustwave
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Core
4 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Splunk
4 3 (33.33%) Isilon
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Dell

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Messaging Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Product Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Product Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Case Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
1 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (44.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) McAfee
1 4 (44.44%) Symantec
1 4 (44.44%) Trustwave
2 3 (33.33%) Dell
2 3 (33.33%) Isilon
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Splunk