Period
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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 251 252 263
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 +48
Contract jobs citing GDPR 785 558 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.06% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.38% 8.57% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 351 230
10th Percentile £363 £275 £320
25th Percentile £426 £398 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £539 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.80% - -
75th Percentile £675 £594 £600
90th Percentile £775 £725 £713
UK median daily rate £543 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +8.60% +1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 6
10th Percentile £14.66 £14.57 £18.50
25th Percentile £16.20 £16.94 £21.19
Median hourly rate £24.66 £24.50 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year +0.66% -21.60% +33.89%
75th Percentile £27.06 £48.54 £47.56
90th Percentile £28.75 £67.68 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £25.54 £24.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +4.26% -42.69% +83.16%

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 9,362 6,512 4,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 12.35% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,482 4,270 2,662
10th Percentile £290 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £365 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £675 £642
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 293 174
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.36 £12.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.72
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -7.55% +1.61%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.50 £46.38
90th Percentile £69.88 £56.50 £54.41
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +0.65%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -22 397 £600 +14.89% 70
South East +49 180 £475 +18.75% 49
North of England -51 66 £456 +1.39% 43
Midlands -20 51 £550 +25.71% 27
West Midlands -24 42 £550 +29.41% 11
North West -15 40 £438 -18.60% 27
South West -8 23 £450 +7.14% 23
East of England -12 21 £510 +2.00% 14
Yorkshire -45 21 £550 +39.24% 10
East Midlands -13 8 £415 -12.63% 15
North East -7 5 £580 +9.43% 6
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 302 (38.47%) Finance
2 292 (37.20%) Social Skills
3 282 (35.92%) Data Protection
4 228 (29.04%) Legal
5 216 (27.52%) Agile
6 154 (19.62%) Azure
7 146 (18.60%) Hedge funds
7 146 (18.60%) Financial Institution
8 144 (18.34%) Information Security
9 140 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 130 (16.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 123 (15.67%) AWS
12 120 (15.29%) Microsoft
13 108 (13.76%) SQL
14 102 (12.99%) Analytics
15 100 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
16 99 (12.61%) Project Management
17 97 (12.36%) AOP
18 94 (11.97%) Degree
18 94 (11.97%) Migration
18 94 (11.97%) Risk Management
19 92 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
20 84 (10.70%) NIST
21 82 (10.45%) CI/CD
21 82 (10.45%) DevOps
21 82 (10.45%) CISSP
22 77 (9.81%) Python
23 75 (9.55%) Project Delivery
24 71 (9.04%) ITIL
25 67 (8.54%) Banking

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 34 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.69%) Confluence
3 21 (2.68%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.02%) Apache
8 7 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.64%) JBoss
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.38%) IIS
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.25%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.13%) Drupal
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.40%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (1.15%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.38%) iTrent
5 3 (0.38%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.25%) Cloudability
6 2 (0.25%) Eikon
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.25%) RMDS
6 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 154 (19.62%) Azure
2 123 (15.67%) AWS
3 54 (6.88%) Power Platform
4 48 (6.11%) SaaS
5 46 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (5.22%) IaaS
7 40 (5.10%) GCP
7 40 (5.10%) Serverless
8 32 (4.08%) PaaS
9 29 (3.69%) Amazon S3
10 26 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (3.06%) Azure DevOps
12 23 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (2.42%) PowerApps
14 17 (2.17%) AWS Step Functions
15 16 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
16 15 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (1.91%) Azure Logic Apps
17 14 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.28%) Firewall
2 44 (5.61%) DNS
3 29 (3.69%) DHCP
4 18 (2.29%) Network Security
5 16 (2.04%) VPN
6 13 (1.66%) WAN
7 9 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.02%) Kerberos
8 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.89%) MQTT
9 7 (0.89%) NetScaler
9 7 (0.89%) SD-WAN
10 6 (0.76%) BGP
10 6 (0.76%) Internet
10 6 (0.76%) MPLS
10 6 (0.76%) OSPF
10 6 (0.76%) VLAN
10 6 (0.76%) Wireless
11 5 (0.64%) IPsec
11 5 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.22%) Power BI
2 40 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 38 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.33%) Big Data
6 23 (2.93%) Data Lake
7 19 (2.42%) Metadata
8 14 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 14 (1.78%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.66%) MySQL
10 12 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.40%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.40%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.40%) Tableau
12 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 56 (7.13%) JIRA
2 33 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.91%) ERwin
6 14 (1.78%) Subversion
7 8 (1.02%) Selenium
8 7 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.64%) Maven
9 5 (0.64%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.38%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.38%) Gradle
11 3 (0.38%) JUnit
11 3 (0.38%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 302 (38.47%) Finance
2 292 (37.20%) Social Skills
3 228 (29.04%) Legal
4 146 (18.60%) Financial Institution
5 92 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (8.54%) Banking
7 47 (5.99%) Presentation Skills
8 44 (5.61%) Public Sector
9 42 (5.35%) Marketing
9 42 (5.35%) Retail
10 29 (3.69%) Law
11 28 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
12 27 (3.44%) Telecoms
13 20 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
14 18 (2.29%) Digital Economy
15 15 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (1.78%) Local Government
17 12 (1.53%) Multimedia
18 11 (1.40%) Billing
19 10 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (21.27%) Architect
2 132 (16.82%) Analyst
3 77 (9.81%) Solutions Architect
4 55 (7.01%) Developer
5 49 (6.24%) Project Manager
6 47 (5.99%) Business Analyst
7 46 (5.86%) Consultant
8 45 (5.73%) Security Manager
9 36 (4.59%) Data Architect
10 35 (4.46%) Data Engineer
11 29 (3.69%) Data Analyst
12 28 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
13 25 (3.18%) Security Architect
14 24 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.17%) Security Consultant
16 16 (2.04%) Data Business Analyst
17 15 (1.91%) Linux Engineer
17 15 (1.91%) Service Analyst
18 14 (1.78%) Digital Architect
18 14 (1.78%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.06%) HTML
2 23 (2.93%) Kafka
3 21 (2.68%) AngularJS
4 20 (2.55%) .NET
5 19 (2.42%) CSS
6 18 (2.29%) Node.js
6 18 (2.29%) REST
7 17 (2.17%) SAML
8 16 (2.04%) HTML5
8 16 (2.04%) JSON
8 16 (2.04%) React
9 15 (1.91%) LDAP
9 15 (1.91%) OAuth
9 15 (1.91%) Spring
9 15 (1.91%) XML
10 14 (1.78%) RESTful
11 13 (1.66%) CSS3
11 13 (1.66%) OpenID
12 11 (1.40%) Middleware
13 10 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 146 (18.60%) Hedge funds
2 65 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
4 33 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.82%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.31%) Legacy Systems
7 25 (3.18%) Freedom of Information
8 22 (2.80%) User Experience
9 20 (2.55%) Reference Data
10 19 (2.42%) Clustering
11 17 (2.17%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.91%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (1.91%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.91%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.66%) Freedom of Information Act
13 13 (1.66%) NHS
14 12 (1.53%) IoT
15 9 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 9 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 65 (8.28%) Windows
2 54 (6.88%) Linux
3 38 (4.84%) Unix
4 28 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 23 (2.93%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.68%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.66%) Solaris
10 10 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.76%) Android
13 4 (0.51%) CentOS
13 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (35.92%) Data Protection
2 216 (27.52%) Agile
3 144 (18.34%) Information Security
4 140 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 102 (12.99%) Analytics
6 100 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
7 99 (12.61%) Project Management
8 97 (12.36%) AOP
9 94 (11.97%) Migration
9 94 (11.97%) Risk Management
10 82 (10.45%) CI/CD
10 82 (10.45%) DevOps
11 75 (9.55%) Project Delivery
12 71 (9.04%) ITIL
13 63 (8.03%) Change Management
13 63 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 62 (7.90%) Data Modelling
15 60 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (7.39%) Data Management
17 57 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 108 (13.76%) SQL
2 77 (9.81%) Python
3 49 (6.24%) PowerShell
4 46 (5.86%) Java
5 30 (3.82%) Scala
6 26 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.80%) C
8 20 (2.55%) Bash
8 20 (2.55%) VBScript
9 14 (1.78%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.53%) Perl
12 11 (1.40%) VBA
13 10 (1.27%) C#
14 9 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.76%) C++
15 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.64%) Ruby
17 4 (0.51%) ES6
17 4 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (11.97%) Degree
2 82 (10.45%) CISSP
3 66 (8.41%) CISM
4 34 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.31%) CISA
6 24 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 23 (2.93%) AWS Certification
7 23 (2.93%) CRISC
8 20 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (2.42%) SANS
10 18 (2.29%) GIAC
11 16 (2.04%) ISEB
12 15 (1.91%) FFIEC
13 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 11 (1.40%) CCSK
15 7 (0.89%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.89%) MCSE
15 7 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (16.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (10.70%) NIST
3 57 (7.26%) QA
4 53 (6.75%) PCI DSS
5 38 (4.84%) Data Quality
6 28 (3.57%) NIST 800
7 25 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (2.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (2.55%) PMO
11 15 (1.91%) SOC 2
12 14 (1.78%) GRC
13 12 (1.53%) NCSC
14 11 (1.40%) Accessibility
15 9 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (1.02%) PSD2
16 8 (1.02%) SLA
17 6 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 4 (0.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.44%) Docker
4 19 (2.42%) XenApp
5 16 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.40%) vSphere
7 8 (1.02%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.76%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.25%) HDFS
10 2 (0.25%) NFS
10 2 (0.25%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) vCloud
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (4.20%) Terraform
2 31 (3.95%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.18%) SCCM
4 24 (3.06%) Ansible
5 12 (1.53%) CASB
6 11 (1.40%) Control-M
7 8 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.89%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.76%) QRadar
9 6 (0.76%) SELinux
9 6 (0.76%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.51%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.50%) VMware
3 45 (5.73%) Oracle
4 42 (5.35%) SAP
5 28 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 27 (3.44%) Symantec
7 26 (3.31%) Google
8 22 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (2.68%) Citrix
10 19 (2.42%) Ivanti
10 19 (2.42%) ServiceNow
11 18 (2.29%) Red Hat
12 16 (2.04%) IBM
13 13 (1.66%) Adobe
14 11 (1.40%) Databricks
15 10 (1.27%) Informatica
15 10 (1.27%) Qualys
16 9 (1.15%) BMC
16 9 (1.15%) CyberArk
16 9 (1.15%) Sitecore