Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 224 157
Rank change year-on-year -39 -67 +656
Contract jobs citing GDPR 722 1,207 1,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.26% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.17% 11.78% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 826 1,181
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - -
10th Percentile £300 £318 £313
90th Percentile £638 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £469
% change year-on-year - +1.28% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 8
England median hourly rate £26.59 £29.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +46.80% -
10th Percentile £12.38 £16.01 £10.99
90th Percentile £52.38 £52.25 £28.02
UK median hourly rate £26.59 £29.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +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 7,870 10,246 12,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.54% 10.71% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,950 6,534 7,966
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 366 326
England median hourly rate £21.42 £20.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +3.99% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.61 £50.39
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.73% +1.23% -11.11%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -38 301 £500 - 108
South East +18 173 £500 -1.23% 63
North of England +3 106 £441 +3.76% 84
Midlands +11 75 £478 +12.47% 74
North West +16 58 £450 +9.09% 41
West Midlands +8 54 £550 +29.41% 52
Yorkshire -1 43 £425 - 40
South West -10 38 £400 -9.60% 19
East of England -31 26 £429 -4.72% 26
East Midlands +21 21 £350 -41.67% 22
North East +15 5 £450 -5.26% 3
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 151 (20.91%) Finance
2 143 (19.81%) Data Protection
3 136 (18.84%) Information Security
4 131 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (14.82%) Microsoft
6 106 (14.68%) Azure
7 96 (13.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 95 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (10.53%) SQL
9 76 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
10 71 (9.83%) PCI DSS
11 70 (9.70%) CISSP
12 65 (9.00%) AWS
12 65 (9.00%) DevOps
12 65 (9.00%) Public Sector
13 64 (8.86%) Project Management
13 64 (8.86%) Management Information System
14 61 (8.45%) Legal
15 59 (8.17%) Data Privacy
15 59 (8.17%) Office 365
16 58 (8.03%) Migration
16 58 (8.03%) Windows
17 57 (7.89%) Data Governance
18 56 (7.76%) SharePoint
19 54 (7.48%) Oracle
20 53 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
20 53 (7.34%) Degree
20 53 (7.34%) Security Architecture
21 52 (7.20%) ITIL
22 51 (7.06%) CISM

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 56 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.66%) Confluence
3 11 (1.52%) CMS
4 9 (1.25%) ArcGIS
4 9 (1.25%) Drupal
5 8 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.97%) IIS
7 6 (0.83%) SAS
8 4 (0.55%) Jadu
8 4 (0.55%) WordPress
9 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.28%) Apache
10 2 (0.28%) Documentum
10 2 (0.28%) nginx
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.55%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) InVision
7 1 (0.14%) Marvel
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.55%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.28%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.68%) Azure
2 65 (9.00%) AWS
3 59 (8.17%) Office 365
4 27 (3.74%) Power Platform
5 23 (3.19%) SaaS
6 21 (2.91%) IaaS
7 16 (2.22%) PaaS
8 15 (2.08%) OneDrive
9 14 (1.94%) GCP
10 13 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.97%) Trello
13 6 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.83%) Azure Stack
13 6 (0.83%) G Suite
13 6 (0.83%) Serverless
14 5 (0.69%) GitHub
15 4 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.55%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.82%) Firewall
2 29 (4.02%) Network Security
3 26 (3.60%) Internet
4 24 (3.32%) DNS
5 19 (2.63%) WAN
6 13 (1.80%) DHCP
6 13 (1.80%) Skype
7 11 (1.52%) LAN
8 10 (1.39%) Cisco IPT
8 10 (1.39%) VPN
9 9 (1.25%) 3GPP
9 9 (1.25%) Intranet
10 8 (1.11%) MPLS
11 7 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.97%) VLAN
11 7 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.83%) SAN
12 6 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (0.69%) HTTP
13 5 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.74%) Power BI
3 25 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.91%) Big Data
5 16 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.08%) QlikView
7 13 (1.80%) Data Lake
7 13 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (1.39%) GIS
8 10 (1.39%) MySQL
8 10 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.97%) Spatial Data
11 6 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.83%) SSDT
12 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
13 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (2.49%) JIRA
2 11 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.25%) Burp Suite
3 9 (1.25%) Selenium
4 5 (0.69%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.42%) Appium
6 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.42%) JMeter
7 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Gradle
8 1 (0.14%) Hudson
8 1 (0.14%) JBehave
General
1 151 (20.91%) Finance
2 65 (9.00%) Public Sector
3 61 (8.45%) Legal
4 42 (5.82%) Marketing
4 42 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 41 (5.68%) Retail
6 33 (4.57%) Law
7 27 (3.74%) Banking
8 17 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.66%) Local Government
11 8 (1.11%) Electronics
11 8 (1.11%) Publishing
12 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.69%) Advertising
13 5 (0.69%) Front Office
14 4 (0.55%) Automotive
14 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 177 (24.52%) Analyst
2 128 (17.73%) Architect
3 79 (10.94%) Business Analyst
4 66 (9.14%) Security Architect
5 53 (7.34%) Consultant
6 48 (6.65%) Developer
6 48 (6.65%) Project Manager
7 44 (6.09%) Data Analyst
8 24 (3.32%) Data Architect
8 24 (3.32%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 22 (3.05%) Data Business Analyst
9 22 (3.05%) Security Consultant
10 21 (2.91%) Security Analyst
11 19 (2.63%) IT Manager
12 16 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (1.94%) Information Analyst
13 14 (1.94%) Programme Manager
13 14 (1.94%) Technical Analyst
14 13 (1.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (1.80%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.37%) Web Services
2 19 (2.63%) CSS
3 16 (2.22%) HTML
3 16 (2.22%) XML
4 15 (2.08%) REST
5 12 (1.66%) RESTful
6 11 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.25%) OAuth
8 8 (1.11%) Middleware
9 7 (0.97%) jQuery
9 7 (0.97%) SOAP
10 6 (0.83%) .NET
10 6 (0.83%) JSON
10 6 (0.83%) Node.js
10 6 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.83%) XSLT
11 5 (0.69%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.69%) HTML5
11 5 (0.69%) LDAP
11 5 (0.69%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.86%) Management Information System
2 38 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 13 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
7 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.39%) Social Media
8 9 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.25%) SCADA
8 9 (1.25%) User Experience
9 7 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.83%) Replication
11 5 (0.69%) Blog
11 5 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.69%) Clustering
11 5 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.03%) Windows
2 24 (3.32%) Linux
3 19 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.11%) Unix
6 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.97%) Solaris
8 5 (0.69%) Android
9 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.42%) OS/400
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.81%) Data Protection
2 136 (18.84%) Information Security
3 131 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (9.00%) DevOps
7 64 (8.86%) Project Management
8 59 (8.17%) Data Privacy
9 58 (8.03%) Migration
10 57 (7.89%) Data Governance
11 53 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (7.34%) Security Architecture
12 52 (7.20%) ITIL
13 51 (7.06%) Analytics
14 46 (6.37%) Data Management
14 46 (6.37%) Risk Management
15 44 (6.09%) Scrum
16 43 (5.96%) CRM
17 40 (5.54%) Project Delivery
18 36 (4.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 76 (10.53%) SQL
2 29 (4.02%) Java
2 29 (4.02%) Python
3 26 (3.60%) PowerShell
4 24 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.08%) Ruby
6 11 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.11%) PHP
8 6 (0.83%) C
8 6 (0.83%) Korn
9 3 (0.42%) C#
9 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.28%) ABAP
10 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.28%) VBScript
11 1 (0.14%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.14%) Perl
11 1 (0.14%) R
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (9.70%) CISSP
2 53 (7.34%) Degree
3 51 (7.06%) CISM
4 49 (6.79%) Security Cleared
5 29 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.60%) CISA
7 24 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
9 13 (1.80%) SANS
10 12 (1.66%) CCIE
10 12 (1.66%) CRISC
10 12 (1.66%) GIAC
11 11 (1.52%) CLAS
12 10 (1.39%) CCNP
12 10 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.25%) HNC
14 7 (0.97%) CGEIT
14 7 (0.97%) HND
14 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (13.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (9.83%) PCI DSS
3 41 (5.68%) NIST
4 33 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 25 (3.46%) Data Quality
6 18 (2.49%) COBIT
7 15 (2.08%) IFRS
7 15 (2.08%) QA
7 15 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (2.08%) Solvency II
8 10 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.39%) PMO
9 9 (1.25%) SLA
10 7 (0.97%) NCSC
10 7 (0.97%) RMADS
11 6 (0.83%) GAMP
11 6 (0.83%) WCAG
12 5 (0.69%) MiFID
13 4 (0.55%) GxP
13 4 (0.55%) HIPAA
System Software
1 38 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.97%) Docker
3 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.55%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.94%) CASB
2 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (1.52%) Terraform
3 10 (1.39%) Nessus
4 9 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.11%) SCCM
6 7 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.55%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.42%) IBM Guardium
9 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.28%) Kibana
9 2 (0.28%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.14%) Ansible
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.14%) QRadar
10 1 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.48%) Oracle
3 25 (3.46%) Google
4 23 (3.19%) SAP
5 22 (3.05%) Cisco
6 21 (2.91%) VMware
7 20 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.08%) McAfee
9 11 (1.52%) Adobe
10 10 (1.39%) Qualys
11 9 (1.25%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.25%) Databricks
11 9 (1.25%) ESRI
11 9 (1.25%) Informatica
11 9 (1.25%) Rapid7
12 8 (1.11%) Citrix
13 7 (0.97%) Meraki
13 7 (0.97%) OneTrust
13 7 (0.97%) SolarWinds
13 7 (0.97%) Splunk