Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 225 273 273
Rank change year-on-year +48 0 -20
Contract jobs citing GDPR 889 302 652
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.28% 0.89% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.87% 7.49% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 191 435
10th Percentile £325 £275 £313
25th Percentile £450 £375 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £488 £478
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% +1.99% +2.80%
75th Percentile £625 £581 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 14
10th Percentile £24.86 £19.42 £14.00
25th Percentile £24.93 £24.96 £25.68
Median hourly rate £25.16 £26.15 £28.73
Median % change year-on-year -3.80% -8.97% +14.92%
75th Percentile £25.52 £30.51 £48.19
90th Percentile £25.66 £50.38 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £24.82 £26.81 £29.96
% change year-on-year -7.41% -10.53% +19.84%

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 9,010 4,032 7,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.02% 11.84% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,156 2,634 4,644
10th Percentile £268 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £502 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.74% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 199 275
10th Percentile £11.32 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.73 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +18.76% +1.45% +2.49%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.23 £53.15 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.05 £20.75
% change year-on-year +9.26% +1.45% +2.49%

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 24 January 2022.

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
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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +34 488 £550 +12.82% 119
South East -1 132 £473 -5.50% 68
North of England -8 98 £463 -1.33% 68
Yorkshire +1 58 £475 +58.33% 30
Midlands -22 55 £500 -9.09% 43
North West -32 39 £425 -19.05% 29
West Midlands -27 33 £525 -8.70% 24
East of England -20 31 £538 +30.30% 21
South West -44 21 £475 +18.75% 41
East Midlands -19 20 £500 -6.98% 19
North East - 1 £425 - 9
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 405 (45.56%) Data Protection
2 396 (44.54%) Finance
3 325 (36.56%) Social Skills
4 296 (33.30%) Legal
5 262 (29.47%) Azure
6 254 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 232 (26.10%) Financial Institution
8 229 (25.76%) Hedge funds
9 186 (20.92%) AWS
10 158 (17.77%) DevOps
11 155 (17.44%) AOP
12 153 (17.21%) Microsoft
13 149 (16.76%) Information Security
14 118 (13.27%) Analytics
15 117 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
16 116 (13.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 114 (12.82%) SQL
18 113 (12.71%) CI/CD
19 110 (12.37%) Degree
19 110 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
20 108 (12.15%) Project Management
21 106 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
22 102 (11.47%) Python
23 93 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
24 92 (10.35%) Serverless
25 91 (10.24%) Terraform
26 89 (10.01%) Data Management
27 87 (9.79%) ITIL
28 85 (9.56%) Windows
28 85 (9.56%) Banking

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 42 (4.72%) Apache Spark
2 36 (4.05%) Confluence
3 32 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.57%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.24%) Apache
7 9 (1.01%) CMS
7 9 (1.01%) JBoss
7 9 (1.01%) NetWeaver
7 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.90%) Appian
9 5 (0.56%) Jadu
9 5 (0.56%) WordPress
10 4 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.34%) IIS
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.22%) Documentum
12 2 (0.22%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.22%) nginx
12 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.01%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.34%) Cloudability
4 3 (0.34%) Eikon
4 3 (0.34%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 3 (0.34%) RMDS
5 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.22%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.22%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 262 (29.47%) Azure
2 186 (20.92%) AWS
3 92 (10.35%) Serverless
4 83 (9.34%) GCP
5 79 (8.89%) SaaS
6 73 (8.21%) PaaS
7 63 (7.09%) Microsoft 365
8 56 (6.30%) Power Platform
9 55 (6.19%) IaaS
10 52 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (4.95%) Collibra
12 39 (4.39%) Amazon S3
12 39 (4.39%) GitHub
13 37 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (3.71%) Azure Logic Apps
15 32 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
16 25 (2.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 25 (2.81%) Azure Functions
17 22 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
18 21 (2.36%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.41%) Firewall
2 36 (4.05%) DNS
3 20 (2.25%) Wireless
4 19 (2.14%) VPN
5 18 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.91%) WAN
7 16 (1.80%) DHCP
8 15 (1.69%) Internet
8 15 (1.69%) Kerberos
9 14 (1.57%) Network Security
10 11 (1.24%) Cisco IPT
10 11 (1.24%) HTTP
11 10 (1.12%) MPLS
11 10 (1.12%) SD-WAN
11 10 (1.12%) VoIP
12 9 (1.01%) PBX
12 9 (1.01%) Skype
13 6 (0.67%) LAN
13 6 (0.67%) SSL
14 5 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.30%) Big Data
3 45 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.39%) Data Lake
5 35 (3.94%) Metadata
6 33 (3.71%) Power BI
7 31 (3.49%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 24 (2.70%) MySQL
9 23 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 21 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 20 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.91%) DB2
13 16 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (1.80%) Tableau
14 15 (1.69%) Ataccama
15 14 (1.57%) BigQuery
16 13 (1.46%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.35%) NoSQL
17 12 (1.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 53 (5.96%) JIRA
2 49 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.59%) Subversion
5 20 (2.25%) ERwin
6 19 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.46%) PowerDesigner
8 12 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.12%) GitLab
10 9 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.01%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.90%) Maven
12 4 (0.45%) webpack
13 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.34%) git-flow
13 3 (0.34%) Protractor
13 3 (0.34%) Selenium
13 3 (0.34%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.34%) Toad
13 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 396 (44.54%) Finance
2 325 (36.56%) Social Skills
3 296 (33.30%) Legal
4 232 (26.10%) Financial Institution
5 117 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (9.56%) Banking
7 52 (5.85%) Presentation Skills
8 42 (4.72%) Marketing
9 37 (4.16%) Influencing Skills
10 36 (4.05%) Public Sector
10 36 (4.05%) Retail
11 30 (3.37%) Law
12 26 (2.92%) Digital Economy
13 21 (2.36%) Telecoms
14 16 (1.80%) Billing
14 16 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
15 9 (1.01%) Back Office
16 7 (0.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (0.79%) Local Government
17 6 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 182 (20.47%) Architect
2 130 (14.62%) Analyst
3 79 (8.89%) Consultant
4 58 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
5 51 (5.74%) Business Analyst
6 45 (5.06%) Developer
7 44 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 42 (4.72%) Data Engineer
9 40 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 37 (4.16%) Cloud Architect
11 36 (4.05%) Security Architect
12 32 (3.60%) Data Architect
13 31 (3.49%) Service Analyst
14 30 (3.37%) Azure Architect
14 30 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
14 30 (3.37%) Security Consultant
15 27 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
16 23 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.59%) Security Manager
17 20 (2.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.61%) .NET
2 20 (2.25%) Kafka
2 20 (2.25%) SAML
3 19 (2.14%) Middleware
3 19 (2.14%) PySpark
4 17 (1.91%) HTML
5 16 (1.80%) OpenAPI
5 16 (1.80%) Swagger
5 16 (1.80%) Web Services
6 15 (1.69%) LDAP
7 14 (1.57%) Spark Streaming
8 13 (1.46%) JSON
8 13 (1.46%) React
8 13 (1.46%) REST
8 13 (1.46%) RESTful
9 12 (1.35%) CSS
10 11 (1.24%) OAuth
11 10 (1.12%) ARM Templates
11 10 (1.12%) OpenID
11 10 (1.12%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 229 (25.76%) Hedge funds
2 46 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.95%) Public Cloud
4 42 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
5 35 (3.94%) Taxonomies
6 34 (3.82%) Data Centre
7 32 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (3.15%) NHS
9 24 (2.70%) Cloud Native
10 22 (2.47%) Analytical Mindset
11 19 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
11 19 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (2.02%) Virtual Team
13 17 (1.91%) Clustering
14 16 (1.80%) User Experience
15 14 (1.57%) Mobile App
16 12 (1.35%) Replication
17 11 (1.24%) Data Structures
17 11 (1.24%) PKI
17 11 (1.24%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 85 (9.56%) Windows
2 67 (7.54%) Linux
3 33 (3.71%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.37%) Unix
5 20 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.69%) Solaris
7 14 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.12%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.01%) AIX
11 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.45%) CentOS
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.22%) Android
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.22%) VMS
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (45.56%) Data Protection
2 254 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (17.77%) DevOps
4 155 (17.44%) AOP
5 149 (16.76%) Information Security
6 118 (13.27%) Analytics
7 113 (12.71%) CI/CD
8 110 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
9 108 (12.15%) Project Management
10 106 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 93 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (10.01%) Data Management
13 87 (9.79%) ITIL
14 83 (9.34%) Risk Management
15 78 (8.77%) Migration
16 75 (8.44%) Data Privacy
17 73 (8.21%) Decision-Making
18 72 (8.10%) Data Modelling
18 72 (8.10%) Microservices
19 71 (7.99%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 114 (12.82%) SQL
2 102 (11.47%) Python
3 49 (5.51%) Java
4 46 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 43 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 40 (4.50%) C
7 27 (3.04%) Bash
8 23 (2.59%) C#
9 19 (2.14%) C++
9 19 (2.14%) Scala
10 16 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.69%) Groovy
12 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.90%) PHP
14 7 (0.79%) VBA
15 6 (0.67%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.56%) Google Apps Script
16 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.45%) VBScript
18 3 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (12.37%) Degree
2 73 (8.21%) CISSP
3 56 (6.30%) CISM
4 31 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.70%) CISA
5 24 (2.70%) CRISC
6 23 (2.59%) Security Cleared
7 22 (2.47%) AWS Certification
8 18 (2.02%) ISEB
9 16 (1.80%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (1.12%) SANS
13 8 (0.90%) GIAC
14 7 (0.79%) FFIEC
15 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.56%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (13.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (8.55%) PCI DSS
3 58 (6.52%) NIST
4 47 (5.29%) Data Quality
5 45 (5.06%) QA
6 41 (4.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (3.15%) SLA
8 26 (2.92%) COBIT
9 25 (2.81%) MiFID
10 24 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
11 16 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (1.69%) PMO
13 14 (1.57%) NCSC
14 13 (1.46%) Accessibility
15 10 (1.12%) GRC
15 10 (1.12%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.79%) SOC 2
17 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.56%) GLBA
18 3 (0.34%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 73 (8.21%) Docker
2 66 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.79%) vSphere
6 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.56%) XenApp
7 4 (0.45%) KVM
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.45%) vCloud
7 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.22%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (10.24%) Terraform
2 79 (8.89%) Kubernetes
3 59 (6.64%) Ansible
4 21 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (1.35%) Grafana
7 11 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.12%) SCCM
9 9 (1.01%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.01%) QRadar
10 7 (0.79%) Puppet
11 5 (0.56%) Control-M
11 5 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.56%) Packer
11 5 (0.56%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 153 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.96%) Oracle
3 41 (4.61%) Databricks
4 40 (4.50%) SAP
5 38 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (4.16%) Google
7 30 (3.37%) Informatica
8 26 (2.92%) VMware
9 25 (2.81%) Red Hat
10 23 (2.59%) Splunk
11 19 (2.14%) Citrix
11 19 (2.14%) IBM
12 14 (1.57%) BiZZdesign
12 14 (1.57%) Cisco
12 14 (1.57%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.35%) Alteryx
14 11 (1.24%) Qualys
15 10 (1.12%) MuleSoft
15 10 (1.12%) Software AG
16 9 (1.01%) Sybase