Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 47 104
Rank change year-on-year -31 +57 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 17 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 3.01% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.64% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 15
Cheshire median daily rate £514 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.86% -2.35% +23.19%
10th Percentile £393 £234 £381
90th Percentile £550 £503 £550
North West median daily rate £514 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +28.50% +3.23% -10.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £16.19 - -

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 1,112 880 1,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.08% 82.86% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 617 1,101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £229 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% -2.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £10.76 £14.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.97 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%

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 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 April 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 0 10 £530 +21.14% 2
Macclesfield +1 1 - - 1
Knutsford -15 1 £360 -24.21%
Data Protection
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
3 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (47.06%) Management Information System
5 7 (41.18%) CISM
5 7 (41.18%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
5 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (35.29%) Security Architecture
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) Python
7 5 (29.41%) IT Governance
8 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Security Management
9 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
9 3 (17.65%) Decision-Making
9 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (17.65%) Anaconda
9 3 (17.65%) Node.js
9 3 (17.65%) REST
9 3 (17.65%) GCED
9 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 3 (17.65%) Protective Monitoring

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 3 (17.65%) Jupyter
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) FTP
2 3 (17.65%) Intranet
2 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Risk Manager
1 6 (35.29%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) CISSP Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Python Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Governance Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Malware Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Governance Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Anaconda
1 3 (17.65%) JSON
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
1 3 (17.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Management Information System
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (41.18%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (17.65%) CESG
3 3 (17.65%) Cyberattack
4 1 (5.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
3 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (35.29%) Security Architecture
5 5 (29.41%) IT Governance
6 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Security Management
6 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Digital Forensics
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
7 3 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
7 3 (17.65%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) CISM
3 3 (17.65%) GCED
3 3 (17.65%) GCFA
3 3 (17.65%) GCIA
3 3 (17.65%) GCIH
3 3 (17.65%) GIAC
3 3 (17.65%) GREM
3 3 (17.65%) GSEC
4 1 (5.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (17.65%) CESG Infosec
4 3 (17.65%) GDPR
4 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) IBM BigFix