Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 174 227
Rank change year-on-year -117 +53 +647
Contract jobs citing GDPR 712 1,531 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.64% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.68% 14.92% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 1,088 749
England median daily rate £484 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.26% -7.32%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £319
90th Percentile £625 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 7
England median hourly rate £22.19 £29.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.41% +46.80% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.34 £16.95
90th Percentile £37.87 £57.50 £28.03
UK median hourly rate £22.19 £29.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.41% +46.80% -

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 8,202 10,259 10,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.26% 11.01% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,080 6,590 7,250
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £262 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 360 315
England median hourly rate £21.42 £21.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +9.40% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.30 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +2.00% -1.59% -9.21%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GDPR in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor 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 22 September 2019. 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 -90 330 £510 +7.37% 105
South East -59 173 £475 -5.00% 92
North of England -59 85 £475 +15.15% 60
Midlands -20 66 £475 +10.14% 60
North West -31 47 £475 +14.46% 23
West Midlands -18 40 £514 +14.22% 36
Yorkshire -34 33 £425 +6.25% 29
East of England -40 28 £355 -16.47% 35
South West -57 28 £413 -1.79% 53
East Midlands -2 26 £438 -27.08% 24
North East +24 5 £488 +2.63% 8
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 152 (21.35%) Finance
2 134 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (17.84%) Information Security
4 126 (17.70%) Data Protection
5 117 (16.43%) Azure
5 117 (16.43%) Microsoft
6 103 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 98 (13.76%) Cybersecurity
8 92 (12.92%) AWS
9 89 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (11.52%) SQL
11 75 (10.53%) DevOps
12 69 (9.69%) PCI DSS
13 67 (9.41%) Project Management
13 67 (9.41%) Data Privacy
14 66 (9.27%) Legal
15 65 (9.13%) Migration
16 64 (8.99%) Analytics
17 62 (8.71%) Windows
18 61 (8.57%) CISSP
19 60 (8.43%) Security Architecture
19 60 (8.43%) Data Governance
20 59 (8.29%) Active Directory
21 55 (7.72%) Management Information System
22 54 (7.58%) Office 365
23 53 (7.44%) Degree
24 52 (7.30%) Scrum
24 52 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
24 52 (7.30%) ITIL
25 51 (7.16%) Data Management

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 38 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.53%) Confluence
3 17 (2.39%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.40%) SAS
5 9 (1.26%) CMS
6 8 (1.12%) Drupal
7 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.84%) WordPress
9 4 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.56%) Jadu
10 3 (0.42%) Apache
10 3 (0.42%) IIS
10 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.28%) Documentum
11 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
11 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.56%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.42%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.42%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.42%) SPSS
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.14%) Marvel
8 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Raiser's Edge
3 4 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.14%) FastStats
6 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 117 (16.43%) Azure
2 92 (12.92%) AWS
3 54 (7.58%) Office 365
4 33 (4.63%) GCP
5 30 (4.21%) Power Platform
6 21 (2.95%) IaaS
6 21 (2.95%) SaaS
7 18 (2.53%) OneDrive
7 18 (2.53%) PaaS
8 8 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.98%) G Suite
9 7 (0.98%) Trello
10 6 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.84%) GitHub
10 6 (0.84%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.56%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.62%) Firewall
2 37 (5.20%) Internet
3 31 (4.35%) DNS
4 24 (3.37%) Network Security
5 16 (2.25%) WAN
6 14 (1.97%) DHCP
7 10 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.26%) 3GPP
8 9 (1.26%) Skype
9 7 (0.98%) VPN
10 6 (0.84%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (0.84%) HTTP
10 6 (0.84%) LAN
10 6 (0.84%) MPLS
10 6 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (0.84%) VLAN
10 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.70%) Wireless
12 4 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.35%) Big Data
4 30 (4.21%) Power BI
5 21 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.97%) MySQL
8 12 (1.69%) QlikView
9 10 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.40%) Snowflake Schema
10 9 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (1.12%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.84%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (4.07%) JIRA
2 15 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.26%) Selenium
6 7 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.84%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.70%) JMeter
8 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.56%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.42%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.14%) Appium
12 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.14%) GitLab
12 1 (0.14%) Gradle
12 1 (0.14%) Hudson
12 1 (0.14%) tSQLt
General
1 152 (21.35%) Finance
2 66 (9.27%) Legal
3 50 (7.02%) Law
4 46 (6.46%) Public Sector
5 45 (6.32%) Banking
6 43 (6.04%) Marketing
7 30 (4.21%) Retail
8 27 (3.79%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.84%) Local Government
12 6 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.70%) Front Office
14 4 (0.56%) Advertising
14 4 (0.56%) Games
14 4 (0.56%) German Language
15 3 (0.42%) Publishing
16 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (21.91%) Analyst
2 108 (15.17%) Architect
3 68 (9.55%) Consultant
4 67 (9.41%) Business Analyst
5 61 (8.57%) Security Architect
6 51 (7.16%) Developer
7 50 (7.02%) Project Manager
8 38 (5.34%) Data Analyst
9 28 (3.93%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 25 (3.51%) Security Consultant
11 24 (3.37%) Security Engineer
12 21 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.81%) Data Business Analyst
14 19 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
14 19 (2.67%) Data Architect
14 19 (2.67%) IT Manager
15 18 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (2.39%) Security Analyst
17 15 (2.11%) Cloud Engineer
17 15 (2.11%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.74%) Web Services
2 19 (2.67%) OAuth
3 17 (2.39%) CSS
4 16 (2.25%) OpenID
4 16 (2.25%) SAML
5 15 (2.11%) JSON
5 15 (2.11%) LDAP
5 15 (2.11%) REST
6 14 (1.97%) HTML
7 13 (1.83%) Kafka
8 12 (1.69%) RESTful
8 12 (1.69%) XML
9 11 (1.54%) .NET
10 10 (1.40%) Node.js
11 9 (1.26%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.26%) HTML5
12 8 (1.12%) jQuery
13 7 (0.98%) CSS3
13 7 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.72%) Management Information System
2 43 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.95%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.54%) User Experience
7 10 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.40%) SCADA
8 9 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.26%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.98%) PKI
10 7 (0.98%) Replication
10 7 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.84%) Life Science
11 6 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.71%) Windows
2 42 (5.90%) Linux
3 15 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.54%) Unix
6 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.98%) Solaris
8 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.28%) Android
10 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (17.84%) Information Security
3 126 (17.70%) Data Protection
4 98 (13.76%) Cybersecurity
5 89 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (10.53%) DevOps
7 67 (9.41%) Data Privacy
7 67 (9.41%) Project Management
8 65 (9.13%) Migration
9 64 (8.99%) Analytics
10 60 (8.43%) Data Governance
10 60 (8.43%) Security Architecture
11 52 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (7.30%) ITIL
11 52 (7.30%) Scrum
12 51 (7.16%) Data Management
13 48 (6.74%) Data Security
14 46 (6.46%) SIEM
15 41 (5.76%) CRM
15 41 (5.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 82 (11.52%) SQL
2 37 (5.20%) Java
2 37 (5.20%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.92%) Python
4 20 (2.81%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.11%) Ruby
6 10 (1.40%) PHP
7 9 (1.26%) C
8 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.84%) VBScript
11 4 (0.56%) C#
11 4 (0.56%) Korn
11 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.28%) C++
12 2 (0.28%) Perl
12 2 (0.28%) R
12 2 (0.28%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 61 (8.57%) CISSP
2 53 (7.44%) Degree
3 47 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 43 (6.04%) CISM
5 35 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.95%) CISA
8 13 (1.83%) SANS
9 12 (1.69%) CCNP
9 12 (1.69%) CRISC
10 8 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.12%) ISEB
10 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.98%) CCIE
11 7 (0.98%) CEH
11 7 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.98%) HNC
12 6 (0.84%) CCNA
12 6 (0.84%) GIAC
12 6 (0.84%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (14.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (9.69%) PCI DSS
3 34 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 32 (4.49%) NIST
5 19 (2.67%) Data Quality
6 16 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (2.25%) QA
7 15 (2.11%) COBIT
7 15 (2.11%) IFRS
7 15 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (1.83%) Solvency II
9 10 (1.40%) PMO
10 9 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
11 7 (0.98%) SLA
12 6 (0.84%) WCAG
13 5 (0.70%) MiFID
14 4 (0.56%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.56%) NCSC
14 4 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 59 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.53%) Docker
4 10 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) KVM
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.81%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (1.83%) CASB
3 13 (1.83%) Terraform
4 11 (1.54%) SCCM
5 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.98%) Ansible
7 6 (0.84%) Nessus
7 6 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.56%) Kibana
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.42%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (0.28%) Grafana
10 2 (0.28%) Nagios
10 2 (0.28%) Packer
10 2 (0.28%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 117 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.62%) Google
3 35 (4.92%) Oracle
4 22 (3.09%) VMware
5 21 (2.95%) Cisco
6 19 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (2.67%) SAP
7 11 (1.54%) Adobe
7 11 (1.54%) Cloudera
8 10 (1.40%) IBM
8 10 (1.40%) Informatica
8 10 (1.40%) Qualys
8 10 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.26%) Tableau
10 8 (1.12%) Splunk
11 7 (0.98%) McAfee
11 7 (0.98%) SolarWinds
11 7 (0.98%) Varonis
11 7 (0.98%) Workday
12 6 (0.84%) Databricks