Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 262 98
Rank change year-on-year +12 -164 +497
Contract jobs citing GDPR 563 929 2,336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.05% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.84% 9.77% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 596 1,668
Median daily rate £493 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £322 £316 £313
90th Percentile £700 £673 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £481 £450
% change year-on-year -1.30% +6.94% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +58.73% -
10th Percentile £25.68 £16.01 £11.64
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.60 £90.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.27
% change year-on-year - +91.57% -

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 5,722 9,505 11,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.07% 10.75% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,521 6,007 7,619
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £233 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 313 331
Median hourly rate £25.68 £22.00 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.73% +0.46% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.48 £10.64 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £25.60 £22.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +16.34% -1.12% +3.49%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +21 220 £495 -5.71% 96
South East +35 118 £500 +3.90% 66
North of England +40 105 £450 +5.88% 83
North West +42 55 £413 +4.76% 41
Midlands +15 46 £586 +46.50% 38
Yorkshire +37 44 £450 +1.12% 36
South West +32 38 £450 -5.51% 16
West Midlands +25 34 £650 +62.50% 20
East of England +7 32 £410 -14.36% 21
East Midlands +16 12 £401 +5.59% 18
North East +17 6 £513 +20.59% 6
South Coast 0 1 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 122 (21.67%) Information Security
2 117 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (20.25%) Data Protection
4 109 (19.36%) Finance
5 105 (18.65%) Azure
6 101 (17.94%) Microsoft
7 98 (17.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 83 (14.74%) Cybersecurity
9 79 (14.03%) SQL
10 69 (12.26%) CISSP
11 66 (11.72%) Analytics
12 63 (11.19%) Public Sector
13 62 (11.01%) Windows
14 59 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (10.48%) AWS
15 58 (10.30%) Data Modelling
15 58 (10.30%) Legal
15 58 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (10.12%) PCI DSS
16 57 (10.12%) Office 365
17 56 (9.95%) SharePoint
18 55 (9.77%) Security Cleared
19 54 (9.59%) CISM
20 53 (9.41%) Data Privacy
21 52 (9.24%) Firewall
21 52 (9.24%) Management Information System
22 51 (9.06%) DevOps
23 50 (8.88%) Risk Management
23 50 (8.88%) Migration
24 49 (8.70%) 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 56 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.31%) CMS
2 13 (2.31%) IIS
2 13 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.60%) ArcGIS
4 6 (1.07%) Confluence
5 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.36%) Apache
7 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.89%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.89%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) iTrent
6 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 105 (18.65%) Azure
2 59 (10.48%) AWS
3 57 (10.12%) Office 365
4 30 (5.33%) SaaS
5 23 (4.09%) Power Platform
6 22 (3.91%) PaaS
7 19 (3.37%) IaaS
8 15 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.95%) Azure Stack
11 10 (1.78%) Azure Machine Learning
12 9 (1.60%) Google Analytics
13 7 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.24%) GCP
13 7 (1.24%) Serverless
14 6 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.89%) GitHub
16 4 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
16 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.24%) Firewall
2 24 (4.26%) Network Security
3 16 (2.84%) DNS
4 13 (2.31%) Internet
4 13 (2.31%) LAN
4 13 (2.31%) WAN
5 12 (2.13%) Intranet
6 10 (1.78%) VPN
7 9 (1.60%) Skype
8 8 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.42%) MPLS
8 8 (1.42%) SAN
9 7 (1.24%) Wireless
10 6 (1.07%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (1.07%) VoIP
11 5 (0.89%) DMZ
11 5 (0.89%) Extranet
11 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.71%) DHCP
12 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.91%) Data Lake
3 22 (3.91%) Power BI
4 21 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.37%) QlikView
6 16 (2.84%) Data Mining
7 15 (2.66%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.60%) Big Data
9 9 (1.60%) GIS
10 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.89%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.89%) Spatial Data
12 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.71%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.60%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.42%) JIRA
4 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) GitLab
5 3 (0.53%) Selenium
5 3 (0.53%) Snyk
6 2 (0.36%) Appium
6 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.18%) Gradle
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) Moq
7 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (19.36%) Finance
2 63 (11.19%) Public Sector
3 58 (10.30%) Legal
4 42 (7.46%) Marketing
5 30 (5.33%) Retail
6 24 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.73%) Law
8 18 (3.20%) Manufacturing
9 17 (3.02%) Electronics
9 17 (3.02%) Local Government
10 15 (2.66%) Banking
11 10 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.78%) Publishing
12 8 (1.42%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.24%) Automotive
14 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.36%) Advertising
15 2 (0.36%) Games
15 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (20.78%) Analyst
2 93 (16.52%) Architect
3 47 (8.35%) Consultant
4 45 (7.99%) Business Analyst
5 40 (7.10%) Security Architect
6 37 (6.57%) Data Analyst
7 29 (5.15%) Project Manager
7 29 (5.15%) Security Consultant
8 27 (4.80%) Developer
9 23 (4.09%) Data Architect
10 21 (3.73%) Security Analyst
11 20 (3.55%) Data Manager
12 17 (3.02%) Security Officer
13 14 (2.49%) Information Officer
13 14 (2.49%) Information Security Officer
14 13 (2.31%) Data Engineer
14 13 (2.31%) Security Manager
15 12 (2.13%) Information Specialist
15 12 (2.13%) Office 365 Engineer
15 12 (2.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.80%) Web Services
2 25 (4.44%) XML
3 18 (3.20%) HTML
4 17 (3.02%) CSS
5 13 (2.31%) REST
5 13 (2.31%) Velocity
6 10 (1.78%) SOAP
7 9 (1.60%) .NET
7 9 (1.60%) Node.js
8 6 (1.07%) jQuery
8 6 (1.07%) XSLT
9 5 (0.89%) Ajax
9 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.89%) Flash
9 5 (0.89%) JSON
9 5 (0.89%) RESTful
9 5 (0.89%) Silverlight
9 5 (0.89%) XHTML
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 43 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.33%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (2.84%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.66%) User Experience
6 14 (2.49%) Freedom of Information
6 14 (2.49%) Social Media
7 12 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.89%) Marketing Technology
11 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.71%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (0.71%) NHS
13 3 (0.53%) Blog
13 3 (0.53%) iSeries
13 3 (0.53%) LIMS
13 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.01%) Windows
2 25 (4.44%) Windows 10
3 15 (2.66%) Linux
3 15 (2.66%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.78%) Android
4 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.53%) OS/400
8 3 (0.53%) Unix
9 2 (0.36%) Debian
9 2 (0.36%) VMS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (21.67%) Information Security
2 117 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (20.25%) Data Protection
4 83 (14.74%) Cybersecurity
5 66 (11.72%) Analytics
6 59 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (10.30%) Data Modelling
7 58 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (9.41%) Data Privacy
9 51 (9.06%) DevOps
10 50 (8.88%) Migration
10 50 (8.88%) Risk Management
11 46 (8.17%) Data Governance
12 40 (7.10%) Project Management
13 39 (6.93%) CRM
14 37 (6.57%) Validation
15 36 (6.39%) Security Architecture
16 35 (6.22%) ETL
17 33 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (5.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.03%) SQL
2 33 (5.86%) Python
3 17 (3.02%) Java
4 15 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.24%) C#
5 7 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.89%) C
7 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.53%) VBA
9 2 (0.36%) ABAP
9 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.36%) Java 8
9 2 (0.36%) Korn
9 2 (0.36%) Ruby
9 2 (0.36%) Solidity
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (12.26%) CISSP
2 55 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 54 (9.59%) CISM
4 39 (6.93%) Degree
5 27 (4.80%) CISA
6 26 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.84%) SANS
9 15 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (2.13%) GIAC
12 11 (1.95%) CLAS
13 10 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (1.78%) CRISC
14 8 (1.42%) IISP
15 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 6 (1.07%) CCIE
17 5 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (17.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (10.12%) PCI DSS
3 49 (8.70%) NIST
4 20 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 19 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (3.02%) IFRS
6 17 (3.02%) NCSC
6 17 (3.02%) QA
6 17 (3.02%) Solvency II
7 13 (2.31%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.60%) RMADS
9 8 (1.42%) SLA
10 7 (1.24%) COBIT
11 6 (1.07%) GxP
12 5 (0.89%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.71%) GAMP
13 4 (0.71%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.36%) Docker
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (2.13%) Nessus
3 10 (1.78%) RSA Archer
4 5 (0.89%) SCCM
4 5 (0.89%) Terraform
5 4 (0.71%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.71%) CASB
6 3 (0.53%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.53%) SCOM
6 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.36%) WSUS
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.18%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.18%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.18%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 101 (17.94%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.22%) Oracle
3 28 (4.97%) SAP
4 18 (3.20%) Google
5 15 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.49%) Cisco
7 13 (2.31%) McAfee
7 13 (2.31%) VMware
8 11 (1.95%) Qualys
9 9 (1.60%) Adobe
9 9 (1.60%) ESRI
9 9 (1.60%) Rapid7
10 7 (1.24%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.07%) Databricks
12 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.89%) Meraki
13 4 (0.71%) Citrix
13 4 (0.71%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.71%) Remedy
13 4 (0.71%) Tableau