Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 222 879
Rank change year-on-year +52 +657 -17
Contract jobs citing GDPR 1,548 1,093 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.20% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.51% 9.93% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 753 8
England median daily rate £450 £476 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -7.22% +13.89%
10th Percentile £306 £319 £348
90th Percentile £650 £675 £689
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 0
England median hourly rate £29.36 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.49% - -
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +30.49% - -

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 10,669 11,004 11,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 12.11% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,879 7,249 7,350
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £232
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.87% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 317 405
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.87% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £11.04
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.35 £46.95
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £21.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year -2.97% -8.75% +11.37%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
London +39 709 £475 -9.52% 123
South East +35 317 £500 +11.11% 72
North of England +8 206 £413 -2.94% 53
Midlands +47 140 £431 +4.55% 36
North West +8 104 £415 -7.78% 32
East of England +33 102 £425 -5.56% 27
West Midlands +32 95 £450 +9.09% 26
Yorkshire -2 95 £400 -4.76% 17
South West +14 67 £420 -6.67% 51
East Midlands +35 48 £600 +45.45% 10
North East -4 7 £475 -2.56% 4
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 516 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 288 (18.60%) Information Security
3 274 (17.70%) Finance
4 259 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 255 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (13.82%) Project Management
7 188 (12.14%) Microsoft
8 161 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 159 (10.27%) Legal
10 157 (10.14%) Data Privacy
11 141 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
12 136 (8.79%) Risk Management
13 133 (8.59%) SQL
14 132 (8.53%) CISSP
15 129 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
16 126 (8.14%) Migration
17 125 (8.07%) Retail
18 119 (7.69%) PCI DSS
18 119 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
19 117 (7.56%) Law
20 106 (6.85%) Management Information System
20 106 (6.85%) CISM
21 100 (6.46%) Information Governance
22 97 (6.27%) ITIL
23 95 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
24 94 (6.07%) Degree
25 93 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
25 93 (6.01%) CISA
26 92 (5.94%) PRINCE2
26 92 (5.94%) SQL Server

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 59 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.61%) Confluence
3 22 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.29%) SAS
5 16 (1.03%) Apache
6 12 (0.78%) IIS
7 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.58%) CMS
9 7 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.32%) nginx
12 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.19%) FileNet
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 79 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.26%) InVision
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.065%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.39%) Eloqua
2 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) iTrent
4 2 (0.13%) Line 500
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.13%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.065%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.065%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.065%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 129 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (4.26%) Office 365
4 19 (1.23%) SaaS
5 18 (1.16%) PaaS
6 16 (1.03%) IaaS
7 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.58%) GitHub
10 8 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.52%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.39%) Slack
12 5 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.32%) BrowserStack
13 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.10%) Internet
2 60 (3.88%) Firewall
3 46 (2.97%) Network Security
4 31 (2.00%) DNS
5 30 (1.94%) WAN
6 25 (1.61%) DHCP
7 20 (1.29%) LAN
8 15 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (0.90%) SAN
10 13 (0.84%) VPN
11 11 (0.71%) SMS
11 11 (0.71%) SSL
12 10 (0.65%) HTTP
13 9 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.58%) MPLS
14 8 (0.52%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.45%) Intranet
15 7 (0.45%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.45%) Skype
15 7 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.29%) Big Data
4 45 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 27 (1.74%) Power BI
8 20 (1.29%) HBase
9 18 (1.16%) MySQL
9 18 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.90%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.84%) Pentaho
14 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.78%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (3.04%) JIRA
2 22 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.90%) Selenium
5 11 (0.71%) SonarQube
5 11 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.65%) WebDriver
7 7 (0.45%) GitLab
8 6 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.32%) JMeter
9 5 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.19%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.19%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.19%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.19%) TestComplete
General
1 274 (17.70%) Finance
2 159 (10.27%) Legal
3 125 (8.07%) Retail
4 117 (7.56%) Law
5 64 (4.13%) Marketing
6 50 (3.23%) Banking
7 22 (1.42%) Advertising
7 22 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.36%) Publishing
9 18 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.78%) Back Office
11 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.39%) Games
14 5 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 414 (26.74%) Analyst
2 249 (16.09%) Business Analyst
3 222 (14.34%) Project Manager
4 178 (11.50%) Architect
5 161 (10.40%) Consultant
6 118 (7.62%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 111 (7.17%) GDPR Project Manager
8 89 (5.75%) Developer
9 79 (5.10%) Security Architect
10 62 (4.01%) Data Analyst
10 62 (4.01%) Security Manager
11 50 (3.23%) Data Protection Officer
11 50 (3.23%) Security Consultant
12 49 (3.17%) GDPR Consultant
12 49 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 45 (2.91%) IT Manager
14 44 (2.84%) Security Analyst
15 37 (2.39%) Information Analyst
16 35 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
17 32 (2.07%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.55%) Web Services
2 39 (2.52%) .NET
3 26 (1.68%) HTML
3 26 (1.68%) Middleware
4 23 (1.49%) CSS
5 22 (1.42%) SAML
6 20 (1.29%) RESTful
7 19 (1.23%) OAuth
8 17 (1.10%) Kafka
9 16 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 14 (0.90%) Node.js
10 14 (0.90%) Spring
11 13 (0.84%) HTML5
11 13 (0.84%) LDAP
12 12 (0.78%) REST
13 11 (0.71%) jQuery
13 11 (0.71%) JSON
14 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 67 (4.33%) Data Centre
3 67 (4.33%) Data Protection Act
4 48 (3.10%) NHS
5 33 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
7 29 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.10%) PKI
9 17 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.84%) Freedom of Information Act
12 12 (0.78%) User Experience
13 11 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.65%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.58%) Fintech
16 8 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 82 (5.30%) Windows
2 51 (3.29%) Linux
3 37 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 23 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.97%) Mac OS
8 14 (0.90%) Unix
9 10 (0.65%) Solaris
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.32%) Android
12 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Debian
14 1 (0.065%) VMS
14 1 (0.065%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 288 (18.60%) Information Security
3 259 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 255 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (13.82%) Project Management
6 157 (10.14%) Data Privacy
7 141 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
8 136 (8.79%) Risk Management
9 126 (8.14%) Migration
10 100 (6.46%) Information Governance
11 97 (6.27%) ITIL
12 93 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (5.94%) PRINCE2
14 90 (5.81%) Analytics
15 89 (5.75%) Business Analysis
16 73 (4.72%) DevOps
17 72 (4.65%) CRM
18 70 (4.52%) Security Architecture
19 69 (4.46%) Scrum
20 68 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 133 (8.59%) SQL
2 59 (3.81%) Java
3 55 (3.55%) C#
4 47 (3.04%) Python
5 44 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 34 (2.20%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.16%) R
9 17 (1.10%) Scala
10 10 (0.65%) C
10 10 (0.65%) MATLAB
11 8 (0.52%) Perl
11 8 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.45%) PHP
12 7 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.45%) VB
13 6 (0.39%) C++
13 6 (0.39%) VBA
14 5 (0.32%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 132 (8.53%) CISSP
2 106 (6.85%) CISM
3 94 (6.07%) Degree
4 93 (6.01%) CISA
5 67 (4.33%) Security Cleared
6 54 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (2.20%) ISEB
8 23 (1.49%) CRISC
8 23 (1.49%) PMP
9 18 (1.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 16 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 16 (1.03%) CCNA
11 14 (0.90%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.84%) CCNP
13 12 (0.78%) CEH
13 12 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.71%) CCSP
14 11 (0.71%) GIAC
14 11 (0.71%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 46 (2.97%) QA
4 41 (2.65%) Data Quality
5 39 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 38 (2.45%) PMO
7 17 (1.10%) COBIT
8 15 (0.97%) NIST 800
9 14 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 13 (0.84%) MiFID
11 12 (0.78%) ISO 22301
11 12 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.58%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.58%) ISO 31000
15 8 (0.52%) PSD2
15 8 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.42%) Docker
3 15 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.65%) HDFS
5 10 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.52%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.13%) vCloud
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.13%) vSphere
10 2 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (1.16%) SCCM
2 18 (1.16%) Terraform
3 17 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (1.03%) Ansible
5 12 (0.78%) Nessus
6 9 (0.58%) Kibana
6 9 (0.58%) Oozie
6 9 (0.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 8 (0.52%) Puppet
8 6 (0.39%) Ambari
8 6 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.32%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.19%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.19%) Grafana
11 3 (0.19%) Graylog
11 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 188 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 76 (4.91%) Oracle
3 44 (2.84%) SAP
4 35 (2.26%) Google
5 31 (2.00%) VMware
6 30 (1.94%) Cisco
7 26 (1.68%) IBM
8 24 (1.55%) Tableau
9 20 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.29%) Splunk
10 17 (1.10%) Qualys
11 16 (1.03%) Talend
12 15 (0.97%) Apple
13 14 (0.90%) Citrix
14 12 (0.78%) Cloudera
14 12 (0.78%) Imperva
14 12 (0.78%) Informatica
15 10 (0.65%) ArcSight
15 10 (0.65%) McAfee
16 9 (0.58%) Barracuda Networks