Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GDPR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GDPR over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 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.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 296 165
Rank change year-on-year +48 -131 +67
Contract jobs citing GDPR 242 727 1,578
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.89% 1.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.80% 8.68% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 461 1,118
Median daily rate £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -5.36%
10th Percentile £297 £288 £306
90th Percentile £675 £631 £650
UK median daily rate £476 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 20
Median hourly rate £28.91 £22.19 £29.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.25% -25.65% +12.63%
10th Percentile £18.90 £14.00 £12.61
90th Percentile £34.30 £37.87 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £28.91 £22.19 £29.36
% change year-on-year +30.25% -24.41% +10.79%

GDPR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,750 8,376 10,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.52% 10.25% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,597 5,192 6,699
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £263 £231 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 374 355
Median hourly rate £25.92 £21.42 £22.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -4.25% +6.50%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.84 £55.00 £50.55
Median hourly rate £25.30 £21.42 £21.73
% change year-on-year +18.13% -1.45% -0.78%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GDPR as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GDPR in England.

Daily rate trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GDPR in England.

Hourly rate trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the England region over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. 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
London +54 140 £488 -4.41% 49
North of England +98 38 £525 +10.53% 50
South East +59 27 £400 -15.79% 34
North West +63 19 £538 +13.16% 25
Yorkshire +69 18 £420 -1.18% 21
Midlands +56 16 £500 +4.93% 26
East of England +77 10 £426 +19.86% 10
West Midlands +43 10 £500 +4.60% 19
East Midlands +44 6 - - 7
South West +79 4 £400 -4.48% 11
North East +38 1 £513 +5.13% 4
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GDPR 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 England region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 65 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (22.73%) Information Security
4 50 (20.66%) Finance
5 49 (20.25%) SQL
5 49 (20.25%) Cybersecurity
6 46 (19.01%) Data Protection
7 45 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 43 (17.77%) Windows
9 42 (17.36%) Azure
10 40 (16.53%) PCI DSS
11 37 (15.29%) Public Sector
12 35 (14.46%) Migration
13 33 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (13.22%) SQL Server
15 31 (12.81%) CISSP
16 30 (12.40%) DNS
16 30 (12.40%) CISM
16 30 (12.40%) SaaS
17 29 (11.98%) AWS
17 29 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (11.98%) Oracle
18 28 (11.57%) DevOps
19 26 (10.74%) Marketing
20 25 (10.33%) ITIL
20 25 (10.33%) Firewall
20 25 (10.33%) Data Management
21 24 (9.92%) Risk Management
21 24 (9.92%) SAP
21 24 (9.92%) Active Directory

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (6.61%) Apache
1 16 (6.61%) Tomcat
2 12 (4.96%) Apache Solr
3 7 (2.89%) CMS
4 6 (2.48%) Confluence
5 5 (2.07%) EPiServer
5 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.65%) JBoss
6 4 (1.65%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.41%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.41%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.36%) Azure
2 30 (12.40%) SaaS
3 29 (11.98%) AWS
4 17 (7.02%) Office 365
4 17 (7.02%) PaaS
5 15 (6.20%) IaaS
6 8 (3.31%) GCP
7 6 (2.48%) npm
8 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.07%) GitHub
8 5 (2.07%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.07%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon Cognito
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.24%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (1.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.40%) DNS
2 25 (10.33%) Firewall
3 14 (5.79%) HTTP
3 14 (5.79%) SSL
4 6 (2.48%) Skype
5 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.07%) WAN
6 4 (1.65%) DHCP
6 4 (1.65%) MPLS
6 4 (1.65%) PBX
6 4 (1.65%) VoIP
6 4 (1.65%) VPN
6 4 (1.65%) Wireless
7 3 (1.24%) Network Security
7 3 (1.24%) VLAN
8 2 (0.83%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.83%) SAN
9 1 (0.41%) LAN
9 1 (0.41%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.55%) MySQL
4 7 (2.89%) Big Data
4 7 (2.89%) SAP HANA
5 6 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.48%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.07%) Power BI
7 4 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.65%) DB2
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.83%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.89%) JIRA
3 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio Code
4 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.24%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.83%) GitLab
6 2 (0.83%) Snyk
7 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.41%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.41%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (20.66%) Finance
2 37 (15.29%) Public Sector
3 26 (10.74%) Marketing
4 16 (6.61%) Legal
4 16 (6.61%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.20%) Manufacturing
6 13 (5.37%) Banking
6 13 (5.37%) Electronics
7 12 (4.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (4.55%) Law
9 10 (4.13%) Local Government
10 7 (2.89%) Retail
11 6 (2.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.83%) French Language
12 2 (0.83%) Games
13 1 (0.41%) Advertising
13 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.41%) Front Office
13 1 (0.41%) German Language
13 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (19.83%) Analyst
2 27 (11.16%) Architect
3 23 (9.50%) Business Analyst
4 22 (9.09%) Consultant
5 18 (7.44%) Developer
6 16 (6.61%) Security Consultant
7 14 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.79%) Security Analyst
7 14 (5.79%) Security Architect
8 11 (4.55%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 10 (4.13%) Office 365 Engineer
10 9 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) Information Manager
11 8 (3.31%) Security Manager
12 6 (2.48%) Angular Developer
12 6 (2.48%) Data Manager
12 6 (2.48%) GDPR Project Manager
12 6 (2.48%) Information Security Manager
12 6 (2.48%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.79%) CSS
1 14 (5.79%) HTML
1 14 (5.79%) RESTful
2 12 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (4.96%) Velocity
3 10 (4.13%) Web Services
4 8 (3.31%) .NET
5 6 (2.48%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.48%) HTML5
5 6 (2.48%) jQuery
5 6 (2.48%) Node.js
5 6 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (2.07%) Middleware
6 5 (2.07%) REST
6 5 (2.07%) SOAP
7 4 (1.65%) LDAP
7 4 (1.65%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.83%) JDBC
8 2 (0.83%) Spring
8 2 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.50%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.79%) Freedom of Information
4 12 (4.96%) Social Media
5 7 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.89%) NHS
5 7 (2.89%) User Experience
6 6 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.48%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (2.07%) Clustering
7 5 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.07%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (2.07%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.65%) FMCG
8 4 (1.65%) PKI
9 3 (1.24%) CESG
9 3 (1.24%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.24%) Replication
9 3 (1.24%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.77%) Windows
2 21 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.20%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (4.55%) Linux
4 11 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.31%) Unix
6 3 (1.24%) AIX
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.73%) Information Security
3 49 (20.25%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (19.01%) Data Protection
5 35 (14.46%) Migration
6 33 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (11.57%) DevOps
9 25 (10.33%) Data Management
9 25 (10.33%) ITIL
10 24 (9.92%) Risk Management
11 21 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (7.85%) Analytics
12 19 (7.85%) Data Modelling
12 19 (7.85%) Project Management
13 18 (7.44%) Data Privacy
14 17 (7.02%) Data Governance
14 17 (7.02%) Programme Management
14 17 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.61%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.25%) SQL
2 21 (8.68%) Java
3 19 (7.85%) Python
4 18 (7.44%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.48%) Ruby
6 6 (2.48%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.07%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.83%) BeanShell
9 2 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) ABAP
10 1 (0.41%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.41%) R
10 1 (0.41%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (12.81%) CISSP
2 30 (12.40%) CISM
3 20 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.85%) Degree
5 18 (7.44%) CISA
6 13 (5.37%) CRISC
7 12 (4.96%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.07%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.07%) ISEB
10 4 (1.65%) Postgraduate
11 3 (1.24%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.83%) CGEIT
12 2 (0.83%) CISMP
12 2 (0.83%) IISP
12 2 (0.83%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.83%) PMP
13 1 (0.41%) ISACA
13 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (23.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (16.53%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (8.26%) NIST
5 19 (7.85%) HIPAA
6 18 (7.44%) Data Quality
7 16 (6.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (4.55%) COBIT
8 11 (4.55%) QA
9 8 (3.31%) RMADS
9 8 (3.31%) SLA
10 7 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (2.48%) PMO
12 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
13 3 (1.24%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (1.24%) ISO 22301
13 3 (1.24%) ISO 31000
13 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.83%) GxP
15 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.96%) Docker
3 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.79%) Ansible
2 14 (5.79%) Puppet
3 11 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.48%) Terraform
5 4 (1.65%) Nessus
5 4 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.24%) IBM Guardium
6 3 (1.24%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 2 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) Nagios
7 2 (0.83%) SCOM
7 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.83%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.41%) Control-M
8 1 (0.41%) Icinga
8 1 (0.41%) Netcool
8 1 (0.41%) QRadar
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.98%) Oracle
3 24 (9.92%) SAP
4 18 (7.44%) Splunk
5 10 (4.13%) Google
5 10 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.72%) Cisco
7 8 (3.31%) Northgate
8 7 (2.89%) Pardot
9 6 (2.48%) Citrix
9 6 (2.48%) LogicMonitor
9 6 (2.48%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.07%) Qualys
10 5 (2.07%) Sun
10 5 (2.07%) Tealium
11 4 (1.65%) HP
11 4 (1.65%) IBM
12 3 (1.24%) EMC
12 3 (1.24%) McAfee
12 3 (1.24%) Sybase