Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 291 123
Rank change year-on-year +41 -168 +210
Contract jobs citing GDPR 352 764 2,048
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.90% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.69% 8.75% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 470 1,464
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £705 £673 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.92 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.45% -13.20% +2.41%
10th Percentile £19.10 £14.53 £11.99
90th Percentile £53.15 £46.13 £87.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +16.00% -10.83%

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 3,634 8,730 11,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.27% 10.29% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,169 5,470 7,049
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 360 353
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.26% +23.68%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.80 £11.62
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £22.91 £22.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.26% +0.56% +12.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +45 172 £500 -4.76% 31
North of England +82 60 £530 +6.00% 37
South East +32 60 £486 +2.37% 34
North West +58 32 £525 +5.00% 19
Yorkshire +67 25 £530 +5.47% 14
East of England +53 21 £413 -0.54% 5
Midlands +44 19 £500 +25.00% 20
South West +75 15 £550 +22.22% 16
West Midlands +41 10 £594 +25.00% 7
East Midlands +51 9 £403 +9.52% 13
North East +37 3 £550 +10.00% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 87 (24.72%) Information Security
2 86 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (20.74%) Finance
4 72 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
5 67 (19.03%) Microsoft
5 67 (19.03%) Data Protection
6 60 (17.05%) Azure
7 57 (16.19%) SQL
8 55 (15.63%) Windows
9 53 (15.06%) CISSP
10 50 (14.20%) AWS
11 47 (13.35%) PCI DSS
11 47 (13.35%) Migration
12 46 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (12.78%) CISM
14 43 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (11.65%) Analytics
16 40 (11.36%) SQL Server
17 38 (10.80%) Firewall
17 38 (10.80%) Legal
17 38 (10.80%) DevOps
18 37 (10.51%) Data Privacy
18 37 (10.51%) Data Governance
18 37 (10.51%) SaaS
18 37 (10.51%) Marketing
19 36 (10.23%) Data Modelling
20 35 (9.94%) Risk Management
20 35 (9.94%) Public Sector
21 33 (9.38%) NIST

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.98%) Apache
4 11 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 8 (2.27%) CMS
6 7 (1.99%) Confluence
7 6 (1.70%) IIS
7 6 (1.70%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.85%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) Mule
10 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.42%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Northgate Housing
2 5 (1.42%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) FastStats
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.05%) Azure
2 50 (14.20%) AWS
3 37 (10.51%) SaaS
4 30 (8.52%) Office 365
5 19 (5.40%) PaaS
6 17 (4.83%) IaaS
7 14 (3.98%) Power Platform
8 12 (3.41%) GCP
9 9 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (2.56%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.27%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.99%) Serverless
12 6 (1.70%) GitHub
12 6 (1.70%) npm
13 5 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (1.14%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.80%) Firewall
2 31 (8.81%) DNS
3 13 (3.69%) HTTP
3 13 (3.69%) SSL
4 12 (3.41%) Network Security
5 7 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.70%) Internet
6 6 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.70%) WAN
6 6 (1.70%) Wireless
7 5 (1.42%) LAN
8 4 (1.14%) Intranet
8 4 (1.14%) MPLS
8 4 (1.14%) SAN
8 4 (1.14%) Skype
8 4 (1.14%) VLAN
8 4 (1.14%) VoIP
8 4 (1.14%) VPN
9 3 (0.85%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (3.69%) Big Data
4 13 (3.69%) Data Lake
4 13 (3.69%) Power BI
5 10 (2.84%) QlikView
6 8 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.99%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.42%) BigQuery
8 5 (1.42%) MySQL
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.99%) JIRA
3 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.42%) GitLab
4 5 (1.42%) Snyk
5 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.28%) ERwin
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium
7 1 (0.28%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (20.74%) Finance
2 38 (10.80%) Legal
3 37 (10.51%) Marketing
4 35 (9.94%) Public Sector
5 17 (4.83%) Electronics
6 16 (4.55%) Banking
6 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 15 (4.26%) Telecoms
8 14 (3.98%) Retail
9 10 (2.84%) Local Government
10 9 (2.56%) Law
11 8 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.70%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.85%) Automotive
13 3 (0.85%) Games
14 2 (0.57%) French Language
14 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.57%) Publishing
15 1 (0.28%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (19.32%) Analyst
2 39 (11.08%) Architect
3 38 (10.80%) Consultant
4 30 (8.52%) Security Consultant
5 25 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 22 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 21 (5.97%) Developer
9 19 (5.40%) Security Analyst
10 16 (4.55%) Data Manager
11 14 (3.98%) Office 365 Engineer
12 13 (3.69%) Security Architect
13 12 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
14 10 (2.84%) Information Security Consultant
14 10 (2.84%) Security Officer
15 9 (2.56%) Data Architect
15 9 (2.56%) GDPR Project Manager
15 9 (2.56%) Information Manager
15 9 (2.56%) Senior Manager
16 8 (2.27%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.55%) Velocity
2 14 (3.98%) HTML
3 13 (3.69%) CSS
3 13 (3.69%) RESTful
4 11 (3.13%) Node.js
4 11 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (3.13%) Web Services
5 10 (2.84%) .NET
6 8 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.27%) jQuery
6 8 (2.27%) XML
7 7 (1.99%) HTML5
7 7 (1.99%) SOAP
8 6 (1.70%) REST
8 6 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.85%) Django
9 3 (0.85%) GraphQL
9 3 (0.85%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.85%) Spring
10 2 (0.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.81%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.26%) Social Media
4 12 (3.41%) User Experience
5 11 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.70%) Marketing Technology
10 5 (1.42%) Clustering
11 4 (1.14%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.14%) PKI
11 4 (1.14%) Replication
12 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.85%) TM Forum
12 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.63%) Windows
2 23 (6.53%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.11%) Windows 10
4 16 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (3.69%) Linux
6 5 (1.42%) Android
7 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.57%) Unix
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.72%) Information Security
2 86 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
4 67 (19.03%) Data Protection
5 47 (13.35%) Migration
6 46 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (11.65%) Analytics
9 38 (10.80%) DevOps
10 37 (10.51%) Data Governance
10 37 (10.51%) Data Privacy
11 36 (10.23%) Data Modelling
12 35 (9.94%) Risk Management
13 33 (9.38%) Data Management
14 31 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (7.67%) ITIL
16 24 (6.82%) Security Architecture
17 21 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (5.97%) Programme Management
17 21 (5.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.19%) SQL
2 29 (8.24%) Python
3 21 (5.97%) Java
4 20 (5.68%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 5 (1.42%) Ruby
7 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.85%) C
8 3 (0.85%) C#
8 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.57%) Solidity
9 2 (0.57%) VB
9 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) ABAP
10 1 (0.28%) Java 8
10 1 (0.28%) R
10 1 (0.28%) Scala
10 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (15.06%) CISSP
2 45 (12.78%) CISM
3 30 (8.52%) Security Cleared
4 26 (7.39%) CISA
5 25 (7.10%) Degree
6 14 (3.98%) CRISC
6 14 (3.98%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.84%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.99%) IISP
9 6 (1.70%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.14%) SANS
12 3 (0.85%) PhD
12 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.57%) CCNP
13 2 (0.57%) CGEIT
13 2 (0.57%) IIBA
13 2 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (13.35%) PCI DSS
3 33 (9.38%) NIST
4 25 (7.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (5.97%) HIPAA
6 20 (5.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (4.26%) QA
8 13 (3.69%) Data Quality
9 10 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (2.84%) SLA
10 9 (2.56%) NCSC
11 8 (2.27%) IFRS
11 8 (2.27%) Solvency II
12 6 (1.70%) PMO
13 5 (1.42%) COBIT
14 4 (1.14%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.85%) GxP
15 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.85%) RMADS
16 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.27%) Docker
3 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.69%) Ansible
3 13 (3.69%) Puppet
4 9 (2.56%) Terraform
5 7 (1.99%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.42%) RSA Archer
7 4 (1.14%) SCOM
8 3 (0.85%) Nessus
8 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.57%) IBM Guardium
9 2 (0.57%) Nagios
9 2 (0.57%) SCCM
9 2 (0.57%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Icinga
10 1 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 67 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.82%) SAP
3 23 (6.53%) Oracle
4 19 (5.40%) Google
5 16 (4.55%) Splunk
6 10 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.56%) Adobe
7 9 (2.56%) Cisco
7 9 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.27%) Northgate
9 6 (1.70%) LogicMonitor
10 4 (1.14%) Databricks
10 4 (1.14%) EMC
10 4 (1.14%) IBM
10 4 (1.14%) McAfee
10 4 (1.14%) Qualys
11 3 (0.85%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.85%) Dell
11 3 (0.85%) Siebel
11 3 (0.85%) VMware