Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 259 249
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 -147
Contract jobs citing GDPR 358 596 1,010
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.97% 1.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 9.71% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 412 668
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £252 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Median hourly rate £26.81 £28.73 £29.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.70% -2.15% +52.52%
10th Percentile £16.75 £25.68 £16.01
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.88 £43.20
UK median hourly rate £27.87 £35.00 £29.36
% change year-on-year -20.37% +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 4,116 6,135 9,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.79% 10.00% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 3,979 6,246
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £263 £238 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.39% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 253 319
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.22% +0.73%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.85 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -1.48%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +20 175 £494 -0.25% 107
South East +41 77 £475 -5.00% 48
North of England +36 55 £445 -1.11% 52
Yorkshire +36 27 £300 -33.33% 14
North West +26 26 £513 +16.48% 31
Midlands +11 11 £563 +7.14% 34
South West +45 10 £463 +8.82% 23
East of England +39 7 £460 +15.00% 17
East Midlands +26 7 £538 +2.38% 10
West Midlands -9 4 £625 +13.64% 24
North East +27 2 £536 +12.89% 7
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 94 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (23.74%) Finance
3 65 (18.16%) Data Protection
4 57 (15.92%) Information Security
5 53 (14.80%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (14.53%) PCI DSS
7 51 (14.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (14.25%) Microsoft
8 50 (13.97%) SQL
9 49 (13.69%) Legal
10 44 (12.29%) Azure
11 42 (11.73%) Project Management
12 41 (11.45%) Security Cleared
13 39 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (10.89%) NIST
14 37 (10.34%) CISSP
15 36 (10.06%) Oracle
15 36 (10.06%) AWS
16 35 (9.78%) Linux
17 34 (9.50%) Windows
17 34 (9.50%) SC Cleared
18 32 (8.94%) TOGAF
18 32 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
18 32 (8.94%) Data Privacy
18 32 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 31 (8.66%) Public Sector
19 31 (8.66%) Data Modelling
19 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (8.66%) Degree
20 29 (8.10%) Data Management

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 17 (4.75%) Jadu
2 11 (3.07%) CMS
2 11 (3.07%) Confluence
2 11 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.68%) IIS
4 5 (1.40%) JBoss
4 5 (1.40%) WordPress
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.12%) nginx
6 3 (0.84%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.84%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.56%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 32 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.35%) Chatbot
3 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.84%) Minerva
2 3 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.84%) SAP TEM
3 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.56%) Shopify
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.29%) Azure
2 36 (10.06%) AWS
3 20 (5.59%) SaaS
4 19 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (3.91%) IaaS
6 12 (3.35%) GitHub
6 12 (3.35%) PaaS
7 11 (3.07%) GCP
8 10 (2.79%) Power Platform
9 9 (2.51%) Serverless
10 8 (2.23%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (1.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (1.12%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (1.12%) AWS CodeCommit
14 4 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.19%) Firewall
2 12 (3.35%) Network Security
3 9 (2.51%) DNS
4 8 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.96%) WAN
6 6 (1.68%) Skype
6 6 (1.68%) VPN
6 6 (1.68%) Wireless
7 5 (1.40%) BGP
7 5 (1.40%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (1.40%) Internet
7 5 (1.40%) PBX
8 4 (1.12%) SAN
9 3 (0.84%) DHCP
9 3 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.84%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.84%) MPLS
9 3 (0.84%) VoIP
10 2 (0.56%) LAN
10 2 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.79%) Power BI
4 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.96%) MySQL
6 6 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.68%) Tableau
7 5 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.40%) Big Data
7 5 (1.40%) Data Vault
7 5 (1.40%) DB2
7 5 (1.40%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (5.59%) JIRA
2 17 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.96%) Burp Suite
4 5 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.12%) IntelliJ
5 4 (1.12%) Maven
5 4 (1.12%) Sublime Text
6 3 (0.84%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.84%) Serena SBM
6 3 (0.84%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.84%) Subversion
6 3 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.56%) sqlmap
7 2 (0.56%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.28%) kappa
8 1 (0.28%) Mockito
8 1 (0.28%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) Snyk
General
1 85 (23.74%) Finance
2 49 (13.69%) Legal
3 31 (8.66%) Public Sector
4 28 (7.82%) Marketing
5 27 (7.54%) Law
6 16 (4.47%) Local Government
7 15 (4.19%) Banking
8 14 (3.91%) Retail
9 10 (2.79%) Digital Economy
9 10 (2.79%) Financial Institution
10 9 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (2.51%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.96%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.40%) Electronics
13 4 (1.12%) Games
13 4 (1.12%) Publishing
14 3 (0.84%) Advertising
14 3 (0.84%) International Banking
15 2 (0.56%) Billing
15 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (18.72%) Analyst
2 60 (16.76%) Architect
3 40 (11.17%) Consultant
4 24 (6.70%) Developer
4 24 (6.70%) Security Architect
5 22 (6.15%) Business Analyst
5 22 (6.15%) Data Manager
5 22 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 17 (4.75%) Security Consultant
7 15 (4.19%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.63%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (3.63%) Team Leader
10 11 (3.07%) Security Manager
11 10 (2.79%) Data Architect
11 10 (2.79%) Junior
12 8 (2.23%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (2.23%) Technical Business Analyst
13 7 (1.96%) Data Consultant
13 7 (1.96%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.82%) Web Services
2 22 (6.15%) CSS
2 22 (6.15%) HTML
3 20 (5.59%) JSON
4 18 (5.03%) RESTful
5 15 (4.19%) CSS3
5 15 (4.19%) HTML5
6 13 (3.63%) Twig
7 9 (2.51%) Middleware
8 7 (1.96%) Node.js
9 6 (1.68%) Spring
10 5 (1.40%) LDAP
11 4 (1.12%) .NET
11 4 (1.12%) REST
11 4 (1.12%) SOAP
11 4 (1.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (0.84%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.84%) SAP PI
12 3 (0.84%) Web Dynpro
12 3 (0.84%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.54%) User Experience
4 17 (4.75%) NHS
5 15 (4.19%) Social Media
6 13 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.79%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (2.51%) Analytical Mindset
8 9 (2.51%) Freedom of Information Act
8 9 (2.51%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.23%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.68%) Clustering
11 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.68%) Replication
12 5 (1.40%) PKI
12 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.78%) Linux
2 34 (9.50%) Windows
3 18 (5.03%) Unix
4 11 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.51%) Solaris
6 5 (1.40%) AIX
6 5 (1.40%) Android
6 5 (1.40%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.40%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.84%) CentOS
8 3 (0.84%) SUSE
8 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.16%) Data Protection
3 57 (15.92%) Information Security
4 53 (14.80%) Cybersecurity
5 42 (11.73%) Project Management
6 32 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 32 (8.94%) Data Privacy
6 32 (8.94%) TOGAF
7 31 (8.66%) Data Modelling
7 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (8.10%) Data Management
8 29 (8.10%) DevOps
9 28 (7.82%) Analytics
9 28 (7.82%) Data Security
10 26 (7.26%) Project Delivery
11 25 (6.98%) Change Management
11 25 (6.98%) ITIL
11 25 (6.98%) Security Architecture
12 24 (6.70%) Migration
12 24 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.97%) SQL
2 24 (6.70%) JavaScript
3 20 (5.59%) PHP
4 18 (5.03%) Java
4 18 (5.03%) Python
5 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.68%) C
6 6 (1.68%) Perl
7 5 (1.40%) VBA
8 4 (1.12%) ABAP
8 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.84%) ANSI SQL
9 3 (0.84%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.56%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.56%) BeanShell
10 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.34%) CISSP
3 34 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 31 (8.66%) Degree
5 24 (6.70%) CISM
6 14 (3.91%) CISA
7 10 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.79%) CRISC
7 10 (2.79%) SANS
8 9 (2.51%) CCSP
9 6 (1.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.68%) ISEB
9 6 (1.68%) OSCP
9 6 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.12%) CCNP
10 4 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.84%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.84%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (14.53%) PCI DSS
2 51 (14.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (10.89%) NIST
4 23 (6.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (5.87%) Data Quality
6 11 (3.07%) COBIT
7 10 (2.79%) QA
8 9 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (2.51%) SLA
9 8 (2.23%) HIPAA
9 8 (2.23%) NCSC
10 5 (1.40%) NIST 800
10 5 (1.40%) RMADS
11 3 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.84%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.84%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.56%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.68%) Docker
5 3 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.56%) NFS
6 2 (0.56%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.28%) HDFS
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.07%) Ansible
2 8 (2.23%) Nessus
2 8 (2.23%) Terraform
3 6 (1.68%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.12%) Kibana
4 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.84%) Control-M
5 3 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.84%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (0.84%) Icinga
5 3 (0.84%) Netcool
5 3 (0.84%) QRadar
5 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.84%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.28%) CASB
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.06%) Oracle
3 18 (5.03%) IBM
3 18 (5.03%) SAP
4 13 (3.63%) Cisco
4 13 (3.63%) VMware
5 12 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.79%) Google
6 10 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.23%) Splunk
8 7 (1.96%) Qualys
9 5 (1.40%) Arista
9 5 (1.40%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (1.40%) OneTrust
9 5 (1.40%) Sage
9 5 (1.40%) Sun
10 4 (1.12%) Adobe
10 4 (1.12%) Dell
10 4 (1.12%) Infoblox
10 4 (1.12%) Symantec