Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 244 104
Rank change year-on-year -15 -140 +580
Contract jobs citing GDPR 595 1,021 2,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.13% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.77% 10.49% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 647 1,551
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% -2.63%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £652 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% +46.80% -
10th Percentile £25.68 £16.01 £13.04
90th Percentile £52.38 £43.20 £68.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.21% +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 6,093 9,729 11,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.99% 10.81% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,785 6,158 7,823
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 330 316
England median hourly rate £25.60 £21.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.08% +1.50% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.98 £11.43
90th Percentile £53.30 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £25.05 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.27% -2.33% -

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 -2 235 £495 -3.41% 137
South East +20 137 £500 +5.26% 83
North of England +13 94 £448 +5.29% 115
Midlands +2 55 £538 +34.38% 73
North West +33 49 £413 +6.45% 60
West Midlands +18 46 £550 +37.50% 33
South West +27 44 £425 -8.60% 20
Yorkshire +12 37 £450 +5.88% 48
East of England -11 28 £400 -14.44% 31
East Midlands +22 9 £464 +6.92% 40
North East +19 8 £475 +11.76% 7
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 126 (21.18%) Data Protection
2 121 (20.34%) Information Security
3 116 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (19.16%) Finance
5 109 (18.32%) Azure
6 107 (17.98%) Microsoft
7 85 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 76 (12.77%) SQL
9 69 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 67 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
11 65 (10.92%) Public Sector
12 62 (10.42%) Analytics
12 62 (10.42%) Office 365
13 61 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (9.92%) CISSP
15 58 (9.75%) Windows
15 58 (9.75%) SharePoint
16 57 (9.58%) PCI DSS
17 55 (9.24%) DevOps
18 54 (9.08%) Data Privacy
18 54 (9.08%) AWS
19 52 (8.74%) Data Modelling
19 52 (8.74%) Management Information System
20 51 (8.57%) Migration
21 50 (8.40%) Legal
22 49 (8.24%) Project Management
22 49 (8.24%) SQL Server
23 48 (8.07%) CRM
23 48 (8.07%) Risk Management
23 48 (8.07%) Security Cleared

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 58 (9.75%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.02%) IIS
2 12 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.51%) ArcGIS
3 9 (1.51%) CMS
3 9 (1.51%) Confluence
4 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Apache
6 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.34%) nginx
6 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) Mule
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.84%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.50%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) iTrent
6 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 109 (18.32%) Azure
2 62 (10.42%) Office 365
3 54 (9.08%) AWS
4 30 (5.04%) Power Platform
5 25 (4.20%) SaaS
6 20 (3.36%) PaaS
7 17 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (2.86%) IaaS
8 14 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
10 10 (1.68%) Azure Stack
11 9 (1.51%) Google Analytics
12 8 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.18%) Serverless
14 6 (1.01%) G Suite
15 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.67%) Veeva
16 3 (0.50%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.06%) Firewall
2 27 (4.54%) Network Security
3 15 (2.52%) DNS
4 14 (2.35%) WAN
5 12 (2.02%) LAN
5 12 (2.02%) VPN
6 11 (1.85%) Internet
6 11 (1.85%) Intranet
7 10 (1.68%) Skype
8 9 (1.51%) MPLS
8 9 (1.51%) SAN
9 8 (1.34%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (1.34%) DHCP
10 7 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.18%) VLAN
10 7 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.01%) VoIP
12 5 (0.84%) DMZ
12 5 (0.84%) Extranet
12 5 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.04%) Power BI
3 24 (4.03%) QlikView
3 24 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.86%) Data Lake
6 15 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (2.52%) Data Mining
7 13 (2.18%) Big Data
8 11 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.51%) GIS
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (1.01%) SSDT
11 5 (0.84%) Spatial Data
11 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) JIRA
2 10 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.51%) Burp Suite
4 6 (1.01%) Selenium
5 4 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.34%) Appium
7 2 (0.34%) Postman
7 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.17%) ERwin
8 1 (0.17%) Gradle
8 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.17%) Moq
8 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (19.16%) Finance
2 65 (10.92%) Public Sector
3 50 (8.40%) Legal
4 36 (6.05%) Marketing
5 30 (5.04%) Retail
6 22 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.36%) Law
8 18 (3.03%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.69%) Banking
9 16 (2.69%) Local Government
10 12 (2.02%) Electronics
10 12 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.68%) Publishing
12 9 (1.51%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.18%) Automotive
14 5 (0.84%) Advertising
14 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.67%) Front Office
16 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 128 (21.51%) Analyst
2 105 (17.65%) Architect
3 43 (7.23%) Business Analyst
3 43 (7.23%) Data Analyst
4 41 (6.89%) Security Architect
5 40 (6.72%) Consultant
6 29 (4.87%) Project Manager
7 28 (4.71%) Developer
8 26 (4.37%) Data Architect
9 21 (3.53%) Security Analyst
10 19 (3.19%) Security Consultant
11 18 (3.03%) Data Manager
12 16 (2.69%) Information Officer
13 12 (2.02%) Data Business Analyst
13 12 (2.02%) Data Protection Officer
13 12 (2.02%) Information Analyst
13 12 (2.02%) Security Manager
14 11 (1.85%) Information Specialist
14 11 (1.85%) Network Architect
14 11 (1.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.04%) Web Services
2 24 (4.03%) XML
3 15 (2.52%) HTML
4 14 (2.35%) REST
5 13 (2.18%) CSS
6 10 (1.68%) Node.js
7 9 (1.51%) SOAP
8 7 (1.18%) .NET
8 7 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (1.18%) Velocity
9 6 (1.01%) XSLT
10 5 (0.84%) Ajax
10 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.84%) Flash
10 5 (0.84%) jQuery
10 5 (0.84%) JSON
10 5 (0.84%) Middleware
10 5 (0.84%) RESTful
10 5 (0.84%) Silverlight
10 5 (0.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.74%) Management Information System
2 40 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (3.19%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.35%) User Experience
6 13 (2.18%) Freedom of Information
7 12 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.68%) Social Media
9 9 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
13 4 (0.67%) NHS
13 4 (0.67%) Replication
13 4 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.75%) Windows
2 22 (3.70%) Linux
3 20 (3.36%) Windows 10
4 15 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.51%) Android
5 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.84%) Solaris
8 4 (0.67%) Unix
9 3 (0.50%) OS/400
9 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Debian
10 2 (0.34%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.18%) Data Protection
2 121 (20.34%) Information Security
3 116 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
6 62 (10.42%) Analytics
7 61 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (9.24%) DevOps
9 54 (9.08%) Data Privacy
10 52 (8.74%) Data Modelling
11 51 (8.57%) Migration
12 49 (8.24%) Project Management
13 48 (8.07%) CRM
13 48 (8.07%) Risk Management
14 41 (6.89%) Data Governance
15 39 (6.55%) ITIL
15 39 (6.55%) Validation
16 37 (6.22%) Security Architecture
17 36 (6.05%) ETL
18 35 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 76 (12.77%) SQL
2 28 (4.71%) Python
3 17 (2.86%) Java
4 14 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.35%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.18%) C#
6 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
6 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.67%) C
7 4 (0.67%) Korn
8 3 (0.50%) Ruby
8 3 (0.50%) VBA
9 2 (0.34%) ABAP
9 2 (0.34%) Java 8
9 2 (0.34%) Solidity
9 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) R
10 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (9.92%) CISSP
2 48 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 43 (7.23%) CISM
3 43 (7.23%) Degree
4 26 (4.37%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.87%) CISA
6 17 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.69%) SANS
8 15 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.18%) TOGAF Certification
10 12 (2.02%) GIAC
11 11 (1.85%) CLAS
12 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (1.18%) CCIE
14 6 (1.01%) CCNP
14 6 (1.01%) ISEB
14 6 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (9.58%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.71%) NIST
4 22 (3.70%) Data Quality
5 19 (3.19%) QA
6 18 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (2.69%) IFRS
7 16 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (2.69%) Solvency II
8 10 (1.68%) NCSC
9 9 (1.51%) COBIT
10 7 (1.18%) RMADS
10 7 (1.18%) SLA
11 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.67%) GAMP
12 4 (0.67%) MiFID
12 4 (0.67%) PMO
13 3 (0.50%) GxP
13 3 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.34%) Docker
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (2.02%) Nessus
3 10 (1.68%) RSA Archer
4 8 (1.34%) SCCM
5 6 (1.01%) CASB
5 6 (1.01%) Terraform
6 4 (0.67%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.50%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.34%) SCOM
8 2 (0.34%) WSUS
9 1 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.17%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 107 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.72%) Oracle
3 31 (5.21%) SAP
4 21 (3.53%) Google
5 20 (3.36%) Cisco
5 20 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.86%) VMware
7 12 (2.02%) McAfee
8 11 (1.85%) Qualys
8 11 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.51%) Adobe
9 9 (1.51%) ESRI
9 9 (1.51%) Rapid7
10 8 (1.34%) Meraki
11 7 (1.18%) Databricks
12 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.84%) Citrix
12 5 (0.84%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.84%) hybris
12 5 (0.84%) Splunk