Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 104 683
Rank change year-on-year -137 +579 +185
Contract jobs citing GDPR 1,024 2,212 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 2.37% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.62% 18.60% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 1,549 119
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £357
90th Percentile £650 £650 £703
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 0
England median hourly rate £29.36 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.80% - -
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 9,644 11,891 10,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.63% 12.75% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,099 7,789 6,822
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £234
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 316 366
England median hourly rate £21.07 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -2.33% -14.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.43 £10.94
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.21 £21.50
% change year-on-year -0.98% -1.37% -14.85%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -149 441 £513 +2.50% 145
South East -103 203 £475 +5.56% 63
North of England -93 136 £425 - 95
Midlands -67 114 £400 -3.03% 60
West Midlands -59 81 £400 -3.03% 39
East of England -18 75 £460 +2.22% 26
Yorkshire -69 71 £425 -2.86% 22
North West -65 55 £388 -8.82% 69
South West -61 45 £465 +13.41% 52
East Midlands -24 30 £434 +5.15% 21
North East -18 10 £425 -1.45% 4
South Coast +2 2 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 331 (32.32%) Data Protection
2 222 (21.68%) Information Security
3 218 (21.29%) Finance
4 190 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (14.75%) Microsoft
6 140 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 132 (12.89%) Project Management
8 127 (12.40%) Cybersecurity
9 122 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 115 (11.23%) PCI DSS
11 112 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 110 (10.74%) Law
13 104 (10.16%) CISSP
14 99 (9.67%) Risk Management
15 97 (9.47%) Management Information System
16 93 (9.08%) Internet
17 88 (8.59%) SQL
17 88 (8.59%) Migration
18 86 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
19 83 (8.11%) ITIL
19 83 (8.11%) Legal
20 81 (7.91%) Retail
21 78 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
22 77 (7.52%) Analytics
23 76 (7.42%) Data Privacy
24 71 (6.93%) CISM
25 68 (6.64%) Firewall
26 67 (6.54%) Windows
26 67 (6.54%) CRM
27 66 (6.45%) DevOps

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 42 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.56%) Confluence
2 16 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.37%) IIS
5 13 (1.27%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.98%) Apache
7 8 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.59%) nginx
9 5 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.49%) CMS
9 5 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.49%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.49%) WordPress
10 4 (0.39%) lighttpd
10 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.098%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 25 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.78%) FastStats
3 6 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.098%) Maximo
7 1 (0.098%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.098%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.098%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.098%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.098%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.098%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.098%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.098%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 112 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (6.15%) Office 365
4 23 (2.25%) SaaS
5 21 (2.05%) PaaS
6 20 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.66%) IaaS
8 12 (1.17%) GitHub
9 9 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.78%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.49%) G Suite
13 4 (0.39%) Akamai
13 4 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.29%) Serverless
15 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
15 2 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.08%) Internet
2 68 (6.64%) Firewall
3 52 (5.08%) Network Security
4 25 (2.44%) DNS
5 23 (2.25%) Skype
5 23 (2.25%) WAN
6 19 (1.86%) LAN
7 18 (1.76%) VPN
8 17 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (1.37%) MPLS
10 13 (1.27%) DHCP
11 12 (1.17%) HTTP
12 10 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (0.98%) VLAN
13 9 (0.88%) NFC
13 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
14 8 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
15 7 (0.68%) SNMP
15 7 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.03%) Big Data
4 28 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.46%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.37%) Sqoop
10 13 (1.27%) Power BI
11 12 (1.17%) MS Access
11 12 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.98%) MySQL
12 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.88%) Cloudera CDH
13 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.68%) DataStax
14 7 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (3.71%) JIRA
2 21 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.98%) SonarQube
5 8 (0.78%) ERwin
5 8 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.68%) ER Studio
6 7 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.49%) Selenium
8 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.39%) Toad
10 3 (0.29%) Hudson
10 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.20%) Bower
11 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.20%) Grunt
11 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 218 (21.29%) Finance
2 110 (10.74%) Law
3 83 (8.11%) Legal
4 81 (7.91%) Retail
5 47 (4.59%) Banking
6 42 (4.10%) Marketing
7 18 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.66%) German Language
9 16 (1.56%) French Language
10 14 (1.37%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.98%) Back Office
12 9 (0.88%) Advertising
12 9 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
16 3 (0.29%) Front Office
16 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.29%) Local Government
16 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (23.05%) Analyst
2 147 (14.36%) Architect
3 137 (13.38%) Business Analyst
4 128 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 113 (11.04%) Consultant
6 64 (6.25%) Developer
6 64 (6.25%) Security Consultant
7 58 (5.66%) Security Architect
8 55 (5.37%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 53 (5.18%) Security Manager
10 42 (4.10%) Data Analyst
11 35 (3.42%) GDPR Project Manager
11 35 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (3.22%) Security Analyst
13 31 (3.03%) Information Security Consultant
14 27 (2.64%) Security Project Manager
15 26 (2.54%) IT Manager
16 24 (2.34%) Information Analyst
17 23 (2.25%) Information Manager
18 22 (2.15%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.91%) .NET
2 33 (3.22%) Web Services
3 16 (1.56%) HTML
4 15 (1.46%) Middleware
4 15 (1.46%) REST
5 14 (1.37%) OAuth
6 13 (1.27%) CSS
6 13 (1.27%) Node.js
7 11 (1.07%) OpenID
8 8 (0.78%) RESTful
8 8 (0.78%) Spring
8 8 (0.78%) XML
9 7 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.68%) LAMP
9 7 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
9 7 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (0.68%) SAML
10 6 (0.59%) LDAP
10 6 (0.59%) React
10 6 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.47%) Management Information System
2 86 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 45 (4.39%) Data Protection Act
5 28 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.54%) Freedom of Information
7 23 (2.25%) FMCG
8 21 (2.05%) NHS
9 17 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.17%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.07%) User Experience
12 10 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
14 8 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.78%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.78%) Fintech
14 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.78%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.54%) Windows
2 59 (5.76%) Linux
3 25 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.95%) Unix
5 10 (0.98%) Android
6 9 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.88%) Solaris
7 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.20%) Debian
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.098%) AIX
12 1 (0.098%) VMS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (32.32%) Data Protection
2 222 (21.68%) Information Security
3 190 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (12.89%) Project Management
5 127 (12.40%) Cybersecurity
6 122 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 99 (9.67%) Risk Management
8 88 (8.59%) Migration
9 83 (8.11%) ITIL
10 77 (7.52%) Analytics
11 76 (7.42%) Data Privacy
12 67 (6.54%) CRM
13 66 (6.45%) DevOps
14 63 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (5.86%) Business Analysis
16 57 (5.57%) Change Management
16 57 (5.57%) Security Architecture
17 55 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
18 54 (5.27%) Information Governance
19 53 (5.18%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 88 (8.59%) SQL
2 41 (4.00%) C#
2 41 (4.00%) Python
3 39 (3.81%) Java
4 29 (2.83%) T-SQL
5 25 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 19 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.56%) Scala
8 13 (1.27%) PHP
8 13 (1.27%) Ruby
9 12 (1.17%) Perl
10 11 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.88%) VBA
12 8 (0.78%) C
13 7 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.59%) Go
14 6 (0.59%) VB
15 5 (0.49%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (10.16%) CISSP
2 71 (6.93%) CISM
3 60 (5.86%) Degree
4 54 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 50 (4.88%) CISA
6 31 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 27 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.56%) ISEB
9 15 (1.46%) SANS
10 13 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 13 (1.27%) CLAS
11 12 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.07%) CREST Certified
12 11 (1.07%) CRISC
12 11 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (0.98%) CCNP
13 10 (0.98%) CCSP
13 10 (0.98%) GIAC
14 9 (0.88%) IISP
15 8 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (11.23%) PCI DSS
3 46 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (3.03%) QA
5 30 (2.93%) Data Quality
6 22 (2.15%) MiFID
7 21 (2.05%) COBIT
8 19 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (1.46%) HIPAA
10 15 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 14 (1.37%) PMO
12 13 (1.27%) ISO 9001
13 11 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
13 11 (1.07%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
14 10 (0.98%) ISO 31000
15 8 (0.78%) PSD2
16 7 (0.68%) COSO
16 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.27%) Docker
4 10 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.88%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 5 (0.49%) HDFS
7 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.39%) KVM
8 4 (0.39%) Samba
8 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.20%) Firmware
10 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.098%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.098%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (1.56%) Ansible
2 14 (1.37%) Terraform
3 13 (1.27%) Nessus
4 12 (1.17%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.17%) Oozie
5 10 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.88%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 6 (0.59%) Puppet
8 5 (0.49%) Salt
9 4 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.39%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.39%) vRealize
10 3 (0.29%) Kibana
10 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.29%) SCCM
10 3 (0.29%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.29%) SnapVault
11 2 (0.20%) Ambari
11 2 (0.20%) CASB
Vendors
1 151 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.98%) Oracle
3 34 (3.32%) Google
4 31 (3.03%) SAP
5 27 (2.64%) VMware
6 26 (2.54%) Cisco
7 22 (2.15%) IBM
7 22 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.15%) Splunk
8 17 (1.66%) Qualys
9 14 (1.37%) Imperva
9 14 (1.37%) Verint
10 13 (1.27%) BT
10 13 (1.27%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.27%) Speakerbus
11 11 (1.07%) Avaya
11 11 (1.07%) McAfee
11 11 (1.07%) Okta
12 10 (0.98%) Informatica
12 10 (0.98%) Workday