Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 64 97
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 30 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.39% 2.00% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.35% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 12
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -9.97% -32.97%
10th Percentile £240 £233 £381
90th Percentile £545 £675 £536
North West median daily rate £390 £378 £389
% change year-on-year +3.31% -2.89% -13.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £16.19 - £25.00

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 1,048 1,106 1,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.37% 85.14% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 800 1,125
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +12.51%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 January 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
Warrington +19 16 £514 -20.92% 2
Chester +4 5 £375 +56.09%
Knutsford -16 2 £450 +20.00%
Crewe - 2 £250 -
Data Protection
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 13 (43.33%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) CISSP
2 12 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (36.67%) Risk Management
3 11 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (30.00%) CISM
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) PCI DSS
5 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 8 (26.67%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
7 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (20.00%) GDPR
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Banking
8 5 (16.67%) IT Governance
8 5 (16.67%) Network Security
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) JPA
9 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Security Management
9 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (13.33%) Spring
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services

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 2 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
2 3 (10.00%) Intranet
2 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) Gradle
2 2 (6.67%) IntelliJ
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) JProfiler
2 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Security Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Risk Manager
4 4 (13.33%) CISSP Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
1 4 (13.33%) JPA
1 4 (13.33%) Spring
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) Java EE
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) CESG
4 3 (10.00%) Cyberattack
5 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Information Security
2 11 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (36.67%) Risk Management
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) IT Governance
7 4 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (13.33%) Security Management
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (10.00%) SFIA
8 3 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) COBOL
3 3 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) CISM
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) CISA
4 3 (10.00%) GCED
4 3 (10.00%) GCFA
4 3 (10.00%) GCIA
4 3 (10.00%) GCIH
4 3 (10.00%) GIAC
4 3 (10.00%) GREM
4 3 (10.00%) GSEC
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (20.00%) GDPR
3 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (10.00%) CESG Infosec
4 3 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.33%) BS7799
5 1 (3.33%) COBIT
5 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Perforce
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy