Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 110 409
Rank change year-on-year -168 +299 +444
Contract jobs citing GDPR 796 2,119 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 2.33% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.27% 19.53% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 1,496 377
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £311 £325
90th Percentile £673 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 0
England median hourly rate £24.92 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.32% - -
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £21.75 -
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -

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 8,583 10,848 9,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.36% 11.91% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,309 6,948 6,403
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 337 332
England median hourly rate £23.17 £23.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +20.51% -18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.48 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.13 £52.60 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.47 £23.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -0.15% +16.05% -16.26%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -156 352 £525 +10.53% 47
South East -75 206 £475 +3.26% 15
North of England -99 92 £475 +15.15% 35
Midlands -97 66 £444 +4.41% 16
North West -72 48 £500 +15.94% 18
East of England -45 47 £475 +7.04% 7
West Midlands -70 46 £500 +17.65% 7
Yorkshire -62 35 £440 +10.00% 10
South West -103 27 £438 +4.79% 1
East Midlands -31 20 £380 -10.59% 9
North East +17 9 £450 +21.21% 7
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 185 (23.24%) Data Protection
2 163 (20.48%) Finance
3 155 (19.47%) Information Security
4 154 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
6 138 (17.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 135 (16.96%) Microsoft
8 133 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 95 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
10 91 (11.43%) PCI DSS
11 90 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 87 (10.93%) Analytics
13 86 (10.80%) SQL
14 82 (10.30%) Windows
15 79 (9.92%) Project Management
16 78 (9.80%) CISSP
17 77 (9.67%) DevOps
18 74 (9.30%) Law
18 74 (9.30%) Legal
19 70 (8.79%) Security Architecture
20 68 (8.54%) Linux
21 67 (8.42%) Data Security
22 66 (8.29%) Management Information System
23 65 (8.17%) Firewall
24 64 (8.04%) Active Directory
25 63 (7.91%) Risk Management
25 63 (7.91%) Degree
26 62 (7.79%) Security Cleared
26 62 (7.79%) Data Privacy
26 62 (7.79%) Analytical Skills

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 34 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.88%) Confluence
4 11 (1.38%) Apache
5 9 (1.13%) IIS
6 8 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.88%) CMS
7 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.88%) nginx
8 6 (0.75%) lighttpd
8 6 (0.75%) SAS
8 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.75%) WordPress
9 5 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.38%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.38%) SPSS
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) InVision
8 1 (0.13%) Marvel
8 1 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.75%) Raiser's Edge
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 133 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (6.28%) Office 365
4 40 (5.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (3.64%) Power Platform
6 20 (2.51%) PaaS
7 17 (2.14%) SaaS
8 15 (1.88%) GitHub
8 15 (1.88%) IaaS
9 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.13%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.75%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.63%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.17%) Firewall
2 55 (6.91%) Internet
3 39 (4.90%) DNS
4 34 (4.27%) Network Security
5 22 (2.76%) WAN
6 15 (1.88%) DHCP
7 11 (1.38%) MPLS
7 11 (1.38%) VPN
8 10 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.26%) Skype
9 9 (1.13%) LAN
9 9 (1.13%) VLAN
9 9 (1.13%) Wireless
10 8 (1.01%) BGP
10 8 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.75%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.75%) SMTP
12 6 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.89%) Big Data
4 30 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 29 (3.64%) Power BI
6 19 (2.39%) MySQL
6 19 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.13%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
14 7 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.88%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.75%) Amazon QuickSight
15 6 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.75%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 31 (3.89%) JIRA
2 15 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.01%) Selenium
5 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.88%) Burp Suite
6 7 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.75%) JMeter
7 6 (0.75%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.75%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.38%) sqlmap
10 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.25%) Bower
10 2 (0.25%) Grunt
10 2 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 163 (20.48%) Finance
2 74 (9.30%) Law
2 74 (9.30%) Legal
3 56 (7.04%) Banking
4 47 (5.90%) Marketing
5 44 (5.53%) Retail
6 30 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.13%) German Language
10 6 (0.75%) French Language
10 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Back Office
11 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Games
12 4 (0.50%) Local Government
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.38%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 131 (16.46%) Analyst
2 119 (14.95%) Architect
3 88 (11.06%) Consultant
4 70 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 69 (8.67%) Security Architect
6 65 (8.17%) Business Analyst
7 53 (6.66%) Developer
8 37 (4.65%) Security Consultant
9 29 (3.64%) Security Engineer
10 26 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (3.14%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 25 (3.14%) Security Manager
12 24 (3.02%) Data Analyst
12 24 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.51%) Security Analyst
14 18 (2.26%) Data Architect
14 18 (2.26%) GDPR Project Manager
15 16 (2.01%) Administrator
16 15 (1.88%) IAM Consultant
16 15 (1.88%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.03%) Web Services
2 34 (4.27%) .NET
3 28 (3.52%) OAuth
4 27 (3.39%) OpenID
5 24 (3.02%) CSS
5 24 (3.02%) SAML
6 23 (2.89%) HTML
7 21 (2.64%) REST
8 20 (2.51%) JSON
8 20 (2.51%) LDAP
9 16 (2.01%) Node.js
10 15 (1.88%) Kafka
10 15 (1.88%) Spring
11 13 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.51%) jQuery
12 12 (1.51%) Middleware
12 12 (1.51%) RESTful
13 11 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (1.26%) XML
15 9 (1.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.29%) Management Information System
2 62 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.52%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (3.27%) Data Centre
4 26 (3.27%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.01%) User Experience
7 14 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
8 12 (1.51%) NHS
9 10 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.01%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.30%) Windows
2 68 (8.54%) Linux
3 20 (2.51%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.14%) Unix
5 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.50%) Android
7 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.50%) Solaris
7 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (23.24%) Data Protection
2 155 (19.47%) Information Security
3 154 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (18.47%) Cybersecurity
5 90 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 87 (10.93%) Analytics
7 79 (9.92%) Project Management
8 77 (9.67%) DevOps
9 70 (8.79%) Security Architecture
10 67 (8.42%) Data Security
11 63 (7.91%) Risk Management
12 62 (7.79%) Data Privacy
13 60 (7.54%) ITIL
14 57 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
15 56 (7.04%) Migration
16 54 (6.78%) Data Management
17 52 (6.53%) Scrum
18 50 (6.28%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 86 (10.80%) SQL
2 51 (6.41%) Python
3 44 (5.53%) Java
4 32 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 24 (3.02%) C#
6 22 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.88%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.88%) Perl
8 12 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.13%) PHP
10 8 (1.01%) Ruby
11 7 (0.88%) C
11 7 (0.88%) Scala
12 4 (0.50%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.50%) VBA
12 4 (0.50%) VBScript
13 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (9.80%) CISSP
2 63 (7.91%) Degree
3 62 (7.79%) Security Cleared
4 48 (6.03%) CISM
5 45 (5.65%) SC Cleared
6 37 (4.65%) CISA
7 30 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.51%) SANS
9 14 (1.76%) GIAC
10 13 (1.63%) CLAS
11 12 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (1.51%) CRISC
12 11 (1.38%) CCNP
13 10 (1.26%) CCNA
14 9 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (1.01%) CCIE
15 8 (1.01%) CEH
15 8 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.01%) ISEB
16 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (17.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (11.43%) PCI DSS
3 47 (5.90%) NIST
4 34 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 29 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (3.02%) QA
7 20 (2.51%) Data Quality
8 19 (2.39%) COBIT
9 16 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (1.63%) PMO
11 10 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
11 10 (1.26%) MiFID
11 10 (1.26%) NCSC
11 10 (1.26%) PSD2
12 9 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (1.13%) IFRS
12 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
12 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (1.13%) SLA
13 6 (0.75%) COSO
System Software
1 64 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.27%) Docker
2 26 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.75%) KVM
5 4 (0.50%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.50%) HDFS
5 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.38%) Samba
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.38%) vSphere
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (1.76%) Ansible
4 11 (1.38%) Nessus
5 7 (0.88%) Terraform
5 7 (0.88%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (0.63%) Kibana
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.63%) SnapMirror
6 5 (0.63%) SnapVault
7 4 (0.50%) IBM Guardium
8 3 (0.38%) CASB
8 3 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.38%) SCCM
8 3 (0.38%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 135 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.40%) Google
2 43 (5.40%) Oracle
3 28 (3.52%) VMware
4 24 (3.02%) IBM
5 21 (2.64%) Cisco
5 21 (2.64%) SAP
6 18 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.01%) Qualys
8 15 (1.88%) Workday
9 13 (1.63%) Informatica
9 13 (1.63%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.51%) Splunk
11 11 (1.38%) Tableau
12 10 (1.26%) Imperva
12 10 (1.26%) Marketo
12 10 (1.26%) Pardot
13 9 (1.13%) Avaya
13 9 (1.13%) LogRhythm
13 9 (1.13%) McAfee