Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 260 284
Rank change year-on-year -14 +24 -183
Contract jobs citing GDPR 426 442 821
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.00% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.48% 9.90% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 282 487
10th Percentile £275 £350 £313
25th Percentile £400 £413 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £575 £602 £575
90th Percentile £700 £713 £673
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 8
10th Percentile £15.05 £26.25 £19.55
25th Percentile £17.63 £32.81 £20.35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £50.50 £24.92
Median % change year-on-year -50.50% +102.65% +36.40%
75th Percentile £28.18 £53.00 £33.88
90th Percentile £50.01 £54.73 £48.73
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £51.50 £24.92
% change year-on-year -51.46% +106.66% +38.14%

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 5,025 4,465 8,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.03% 10.08% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,273 2,862 5,651
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
25th Percentile £366 £353 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £588 £566 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 198 309
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.08 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.19 £17.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.95 £23.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -8.91% +13.61% -5.84%
75th Percentile £39.63 £47.50 £41.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.52 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.76% +11.25% -3.64%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -12 228 £513 +2.50% 90
South East +24 70 £475 -5.00% 59
North of England +12 54 £438 -15.66% 70
Yorkshire +27 34 £325 -33.67% 21
Midlands -17 20 £450 -30.77% 26
South West +36 17 £420 -23.64% 23
North West -5 17 £450 -12.20% 37
West Midlands -11 13 £400 -41.82% 17
East of England +14 11 £500 +25.00% 18
East Midlands +4 7 £500 +24.61% 9
North East +20 3 £536 +0.94% 12
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 128 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (27.00%) Finance
3 106 (24.88%) Social Skills
4 93 (21.83%) Data Protection
5 89 (20.89%) Azure
6 76 (17.84%) Information Security
7 71 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 66 (15.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 66 (15.49%) Analytics
9 54 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (12.44%) SQL
11 52 (12.21%) TOGAF
12 50 (11.74%) Project Management
12 50 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (11.74%) Data Privacy
12 50 (11.74%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (11.50%) Marketing
13 49 (11.50%) Project Delivery
14 48 (11.27%) Data Management
14 48 (11.27%) Legal
14 48 (11.27%) AWS
15 47 (11.03%) Data Modelling
16 44 (10.33%) PCI DSS
17 43 (10.09%) Migration
17 43 (10.09%) Data Quality
18 42 (9.86%) Degree
19 39 (9.15%) Security Cleared
20 38 (8.92%) Data Governance
20 38 (8.92%) NIST
21 37 (8.69%) Microsoft 365

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 21 (4.93%) Jadu
2 19 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.23%) Apache Spark
4 15 (3.52%) CMS
4 15 (3.52%) Confluence
5 13 (3.05%) WordPress
6 8 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.64%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.17%) Apache
9 4 (0.94%) JBoss
9 4 (0.94%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.23%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 18 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.29%) Chatbot
2 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.70%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.47%) Shopify
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 89 (20.89%) Azure
2 48 (11.27%) AWS
3 37 (8.69%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (6.34%) SaaS
5 23 (5.40%) IaaS
6 19 (4.46%) Power Platform
7 18 (4.23%) PaaS
8 13 (3.05%) GCP
9 11 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.64%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.64%) Serverless
12 6 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (1.17%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.17%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.94%) GitHub
15 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.93%) Firewall
2 16 (3.76%) DNS
3 11 (2.58%) Internet
4 8 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.88%) VPN
5 7 (1.64%) Skype
6 6 (1.41%) DHCP
6 6 (1.41%) PBX
6 6 (1.41%) SMS
6 6 (1.41%) WAN
6 6 (1.41%) Wireless
7 5 (1.17%) DMARC
7 5 (1.17%) SD-WAN
7 5 (1.17%) SMTP
8 4 (0.94%) MPLS
8 4 (0.94%) Network Security
8 4 (0.94%) VoIP
9 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.23%) Power BI
4 16 (3.76%) Big Data
5 14 (3.29%) Tableau
6 13 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.58%) Data Lake
9 10 (2.35%) Data Vault
9 10 (2.35%) MySQL
10 9 (2.11%) Star Schema
11 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.88%) Redis
12 7 (1.64%) SAP HANA
13 6 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (1.41%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.41%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.17%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.40%) JIRA
3 10 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.35%) PowerDesigner
4 7 (1.64%) ERwin
4 7 (1.64%) Subversion
5 5 (1.17%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.17%) Cypress.io
5 5 (1.17%) JUnit
5 5 (1.17%) Mockito
5 5 (1.17%) Selenium
5 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.94%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.94%) Gradle
6 4 (0.94%) Maven
6 4 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.70%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.70%) LSMW
7 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (27.00%) Finance
2 106 (24.88%) Social Skills
3 54 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (11.50%) Marketing
5 48 (11.27%) Legal
6 31 (7.28%) Law
7 27 (6.34%) Banking
8 26 (6.10%) Influencing Skills
9 23 (5.40%) Public Sector
10 16 (3.76%) Financial Institution
11 14 (3.29%) Games
12 13 (3.05%) Local Government
12 13 (3.05%) Manufacturing
13 12 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
13 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
14 11 (2.58%) Billing
14 11 (2.58%) Retail
15 10 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (2.11%) Digital Economy
17 8 (1.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (18.78%) Architect
2 64 (15.02%) Analyst
3 37 (8.69%) Consultant
4 30 (7.04%) Developer
5 28 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 26 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (5.63%) Data Architect
8 21 (4.93%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.69%) Security Architect
10 15 (3.52%) Data Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) Security Consultant
12 13 (3.05%) Information Manager
13 12 (2.82%) Data Manager
13 12 (2.82%) Data Protection Officer
13 12 (2.82%) Digital Architect
13 12 (2.82%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.58%) Data Modeller
15 9 (2.11%) Cloud Architect
15 9 (2.11%) PHP Developer
15 9 (2.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.69%) RESTful
2 17 (3.99%) Web Services
3 15 (3.52%) HTML
4 14 (3.29%) CSS
5 13 (3.05%) JSON
6 11 (2.58%) CSS3
6 11 (2.58%) HTML5
6 11 (2.58%) Twig
7 10 (2.35%) Middleware
8 9 (2.11%) Spring
8 9 (2.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 8 (1.88%) SOAP
10 7 (1.64%) REST
11 6 (1.41%) Node.js
12 5 (1.17%) Velocity
13 4 (0.94%) Kafka
13 4 (0.94%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.70%) .NET
14 3 (0.70%) LDAP
14 3 (0.70%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.51%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.40%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (4.93%) User Experience
4 18 (4.23%) Social Media
5 15 (3.52%) Hedge funds
6 14 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.05%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.82%) Reference Data
8 12 (2.82%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (2.58%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (2.58%) NHS
10 9 (2.11%) Cloud Native
10 9 (2.11%) Mobile Games
11 7 (1.64%) Clustering
11 7 (1.64%) FMCG
11 7 (1.64%) Replication
12 6 (1.41%) Marketing Technology
13 5 (1.17%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.45%) Windows
2 32 (7.51%) Linux
3 13 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.11%) Solaris
4 9 (2.11%) Unix
5 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.17%) Android
9 4 (0.94%) AIX
9 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.70%) CentOS
10 3 (0.70%) SUSE
10 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (21.83%) Data Protection
3 76 (17.84%) Information Security
4 66 (15.49%) Analytics
5 52 (12.21%) TOGAF
6 50 (11.74%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (11.74%) Data Privacy
6 50 (11.74%) Project Management
6 50 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (11.50%) Project Delivery
8 48 (11.27%) Data Management
9 47 (11.03%) Data Modelling
10 43 (10.09%) Migration
11 38 (8.92%) Data Governance
12 37 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (8.45%) ITIL
13 36 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (7.75%) Decision-Making
15 31 (7.28%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.44%) SQL
2 30 (7.04%) Python
3 28 (6.57%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.16%) PHP
5 20 (4.69%) Java
6 17 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.64%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.17%) ES6
9 5 (1.17%) Java 8
10 4 (0.94%) C
10 4 (0.94%) Perl
11 3 (0.70%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.47%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.47%) Go
12 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (9.86%) Degree
2 39 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.75%) CISSP
3 33 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.23%) CISM
5 13 (3.05%) CRISC
6 11 (2.58%) CISA
6 11 (2.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.17%) FFIEC
8 5 (1.17%) SANS
9 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.94%) GIAC
9 4 (0.94%) ISEB
10 3 (0.70%) CCNP
10 3 (0.70%) CCSP
10 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (15.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (10.33%) PCI DSS
3 43 (10.09%) Data Quality
4 38 (8.92%) NIST
5 18 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (2.82%) GRC
6 12 (2.82%) SLA
7 11 (2.58%) HIPAA
7 11 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.58%) QA
8 9 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (1.88%) COBIT
10 6 (1.41%) NIST 800
11 5 (1.17%) PMO
12 3 (0.70%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.70%) MiFID
12 3 (0.70%) NCSC
12 3 (0.70%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.47%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.05%) Docker
3 11 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) HDFS
5 2 (0.47%) NFS
5 2 (0.47%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.23%) KVM
6 1 (0.23%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.82%) Ansible
3 4 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.94%) Puppet
3 4 (0.94%) Terraform
4 3 (0.70%) CASB
4 3 (0.70%) Control-M
4 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.70%) Icinga
4 3 (0.70%) Netcool
4 3 (0.70%) QRadar
4 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.23%) Grafana
6 1 (0.23%) Juju
6 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 71 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.51%) Oracle
3 26 (6.10%) IBM
4 24 (5.63%) SAP
5 19 (4.46%) VMware
6 14 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.82%) Cisco
8 11 (2.58%) Adobe
8 11 (2.58%) Google
9 10 (2.35%) BiZZdesign
10 7 (1.64%) Citrix
10 7 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.41%) Okta
11 6 (1.41%) Splunk
12 5 (1.17%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.17%) Sage
12 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.94%) Dell
13 4 (0.94%) EMC
13 4 (0.94%) Software AG