Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 151 147
Rank change year-on-year +41 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 92 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.74% 1.09% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.29% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 47 63
North West median daily rate £390 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.65% -13.89%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £269
90th Percentile £650 £675 £550
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £16.19 - -
England median hourly rate £18.04 £16.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.57% -19.88% +26.82%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,427 4,949 6,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.64% 84.32% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,850 3,223 4,084
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 167 285
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +59.74%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Manchester +55 55 £500 +8.11% 8
Cheshire -5 26 £368 -2.65% 6
Merseyside +13 7 £350 +6.87% 2
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 37 (40.22%) Information Security
2 26 (28.26%) GDPR
3 25 (27.17%) Firewall
4 24 (26.09%) Management Information System
5 22 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (23.91%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (23.91%) Digital Forensics
5 22 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (23.91%) Malware Analysis
5 22 (23.91%) Security Monitoring
6 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (21.74%) Project Management
8 19 (20.65%) Security Operations
8 19 (20.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (19.57%) Risk Management
9 18 (19.57%) CISSP
10 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
10 15 (16.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (16.30%) Security Management
10 15 (16.30%) Threat Intelligence
11 14 (15.22%) Open Source
12 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (14.13%) Information Security Management
12 13 (14.13%) Python
13 12 (13.04%) Java
13 12 (13.04%) Finance
13 12 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.35%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) Jupyter
2 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.17%) Firewall
2 22 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (9.78%) Intranet
4 8 (8.70%) FTP
5 7 (7.61%) Network Security
6 4 (4.35%) SMS
7 3 (3.26%) Wireless
8 1 (1.09%) ADSL
8 1 (1.09%) Internet
8 1 (1.09%) ISDN
8 1 (1.09%) LAN
8 1 (1.09%) MPLS
8 1 (1.09%) VPN
8 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) IntelliJ
2 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Legal
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Local Government
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Analyst
2 19 (20.65%) Security Analyst
3 16 (17.39%) Operations Analyst
3 16 (17.39%) Security Operations Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Senior Security Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Risk Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.35%) CISSP Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.26%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) GDPR Consultant
11 3 (3.26%) GDPR Project Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Malware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) JSON
1 9 (9.78%) Node.js
2 3 (3.26%) REST
3 2 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) CSS3
4 1 (1.09%) Django
4 1 (1.09%) Flask
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) Jinja
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 22 (23.91%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.78%) CESG
5 8 (8.70%) Cyberattack
6 4 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (4.35%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.09%) Online Games
7 1 (1.09%) PKI
7 1 (1.09%) Tandem
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Linux
1 4 (4.35%) Unix
2 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Information Security
2 22 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (23.91%) Digital Forensics
2 22 (23.91%) Malware Analysis
2 22 (23.91%) Security Monitoring
3 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (21.74%) Project Management
5 19 (20.65%) Security Operations
6 18 (19.57%) Risk Management
6 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (16.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 15 (16.30%) Security Management
7 15 (16.30%) Threat Intelligence
8 14 (15.22%) Open Source
9 13 (14.13%) Information Security Management
9 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
10 12 (13.04%) Remediation Plan
11 10 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (9.78%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) Python
2 12 (13.04%) Java
3 9 (9.78%) COBOL
4 3 (3.26%) SQL
5 1 (1.09%) C#
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) CISSP
2 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.78%) GCED
4 9 (9.78%) GCFA
4 9 (9.78%) GCIA
4 9 (9.78%) GCIH
4 9 (9.78%) GIAC
4 9 (9.78%) GREM
4 9 (9.78%) GSEC
5 8 (8.70%) CISM
6 3 (3.26%) Degree
7 2 (2.17%) CISA
8 1 (1.09%) ACCA
8 1 (1.09%) CCNA
8 1 (1.09%) CIMA
8 1 (1.09%) CIPFA
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.09%) ISEB
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.26%) GDPR
2 19 (20.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (9.78%) CESG Infosec
3 9 (9.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (8.70%) PCI DSS
5 6 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.26%) QA
7 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (1.09%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle
2 3 (3.26%) Remedy
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco
3 2 (2.17%) Juniper
3 2 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.09%) Tableau