Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 273 307
Rank change year-on-year +63 +34 -126
Contract jobs citing GDPR 834 236 711
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.31% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.52% 8.08% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 160 438
10th Percentile £316 £285 £281
25th Percentile £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% +2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £629 £575 £569
90th Percentile £750 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £530 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +11.29% +0.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
10th Percentile £15.33 £18.50 £14.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £21.05
Median % change year-on-year -7.00% +27.74% -18.02%
75th Percentile £50.02 £30.34 £29.96
90th Percentile £75.25 £32.43 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £21.05
% change year-on-year -7.00% +27.74% -18.02%

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 7,930 2,920 8,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.44% 11.41% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,346 1,828 5,691
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 136 370
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.84 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.83 £14.03
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £20.95
Median % change year-on-year -8.34% +9.38% +4.33%
75th Percentile £46.63 £45.00 £46.98
90th Percentile £62.37 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.06 £22.25 £20.89
% change year-on-year -9.87% +6.51% +5.81%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +18 465 £550 +12.82% 150
South East -19 94 £525 +31.25% 68
North of England -22 90 £475 - 81
Midlands -21 72 £525 +5.00% 43
Yorkshire -7 56 £450 +35.34% 19
West Midlands -28 53 £494 -1.25% 24
North West -42 31 £513 -2.38% 51
South West -24 21 £500 +25.00% 36
East of England -36 21 £525 +31.25% 32
East Midlands -30 15 £575 +4.55% 19
North East - 3 £469 - 11
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 294 (35.25%) Data Protection
2 293 (35.13%) Finance
3 277 (33.21%) Social Skills
4 238 (28.54%) Azure
5 201 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (22.54%) Legal
7 154 (18.47%) Microsoft
8 152 (18.23%) Information Security
9 147 (17.63%) AWS
10 136 (16.31%) Financial Institution
11 135 (16.19%) Hedge funds
12 125 (14.99%) Cybersecurity
13 118 (14.15%) Degree
14 116 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 115 (13.79%) DevOps
16 114 (13.67%) Analytics
17 107 (12.83%) SQL
18 99 (11.87%) Data Management
19 93 (11.15%) Project Management
20 90 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 85 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
21 85 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
22 82 (9.83%) Data Privacy
22 82 (9.83%) AOP
23 79 (9.47%) Python
24 78 (9.35%) Kubernetes
24 78 (9.35%) NIST
25 77 (9.23%) PCI DSS
25 77 (9.23%) Risk Management
26 76 (9.11%) CISSP

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 38 (4.56%) Apache Spark
2 26 (3.12%) Confluence
3 25 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.80%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.56%) CMS
6 11 (1.32%) WordPress
7 10 (1.20%) Appian
7 10 (1.20%) Jadu
8 8 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.84%) Documentum
10 5 (0.60%) Apache
10 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.48%) JBoss
11 4 (0.48%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.08%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.72%) Cloudability
4 4 (0.48%) Magento
5 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.36%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) Shopify
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 238 (28.54%) Azure
2 147 (17.63%) AWS
3 67 (8.03%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (7.67%) GCP
5 61 (7.31%) SaaS
6 55 (6.59%) Collibra
7 45 (5.40%) IaaS
8 44 (5.28%) PaaS
9 38 (4.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (4.32%) Serverless
11 32 (3.84%) Power Platform
12 29 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (2.16%) GitHub
15 13 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (1.44%) Azure Sentinel
17 11 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
17 11 (1.32%) Amazon S3
18 10 (1.20%) Azure Functions
19 9 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.64%) Firewall
2 26 (3.12%) DNS
3 23 (2.76%) Network Security
4 15 (1.80%) Internet
4 15 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.44%) HTTP
6 9 (1.08%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.96%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.96%) SMS
7 8 (0.96%) Wireless
8 7 (0.84%) VPN
8 7 (0.84%) WAN
9 6 (0.72%) DHCP
9 6 (0.72%) Intranet
9 6 (0.72%) MPLS
10 5 (0.60%) DMARC
10 5 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.48%) SD-WAN
11 4 (0.48%) Skype
11 4 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.52%) Big Data
2 39 (4.68%) Metadata
3 37 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (4.32%) SQL Server
5 24 (2.88%) Power BI
6 21 (2.52%) Data Lake
6 21 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.40%) Ataccama
7 20 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.16%) IBM InfoSphere
10 17 (2.04%) MySQL
11 14 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.68%) Tableau
12 13 (1.56%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.20%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.20%) Redis
14 8 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 61 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.64%) JIRA
3 38 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.12%) Subversion
5 24 (2.88%) PowerDesigner
6 22 (2.64%) ERwin
7 11 (1.32%) Maven
8 10 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.84%) CruiseControl
9 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.72%) MSI
10 6 (0.72%) webpack
11 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.48%) CircleCI
12 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.48%) GitLab
12 4 (0.48%) Gradle
12 4 (0.48%) Selenium
12 4 (0.48%) Serena SBM
13 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 293 (35.13%) Finance
2 277 (33.21%) Social Skills
3 188 (22.54%) Legal
4 136 (16.31%) Financial Institution
5 85 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (8.03%) Banking
7 42 (5.04%) Marketing
8 40 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
9 38 (4.56%) Public Sector
10 37 (4.44%) Retail
11 35 (4.20%) Digital Economy
12 31 (3.72%) Influencing Skills
12 31 (3.72%) Law
13 18 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
14 16 (1.92%) Telecoms
15 15 (1.80%) Billing
16 9 (1.08%) Advertising
16 9 (1.08%) Electronics
16 9 (1.08%) Games
17 8 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 194 (23.26%) Architect
2 125 (14.99%) Analyst
3 69 (8.27%) Consultant
4 53 (6.35%) Security Architect
5 50 (6.00%) Developer
6 48 (5.76%) Business Analyst
7 43 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
8 41 (4.92%) Cloud Architect
8 41 (4.92%) Data Architect
9 40 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 37 (4.44%) Azure Architect
11 23 (2.76%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (2.76%) Data Engineer
11 23 (2.76%) Information Manager
12 22 (2.64%) Data Modeller
12 22 (2.64%) Governance Manager
12 22 (2.64%) Security Consultant
12 22 (2.64%) Service Analyst
13 21 (2.52%) Data Protection Officer
14 20 (2.40%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.00%) HTML
2 21 (2.52%) RESTful
3 18 (2.16%) .NET
3 18 (2.16%) CSS
4 13 (1.56%) Node.js
4 13 (1.56%) React
4 13 (1.56%) SAML
4 13 (1.56%) Web Services
5 12 (1.44%) Middleware
5 12 (1.44%) Spring
6 11 (1.32%) REST
7 10 (1.20%) OAuth
8 8 (0.96%) LDAP
8 8 (0.96%) Swagger
9 7 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.84%) SOAP
9 7 (0.84%) Velocity
10 6 (0.72%) ARM Templates
10 6 (0.72%) Enzyme
10 6 (0.72%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.19%) Hedge funds
2 61 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 50 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
4 37 (4.44%) Taxonomies
5 35 (4.20%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.84%) NHS
7 31 (3.72%) Cloud Native
8 27 (3.24%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.88%) Virtual Team
10 19 (2.28%) User Experience
11 18 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
14 12 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (1.44%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.20%) Clustering
15 10 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.39%) Windows
2 46 (5.52%) Linux
3 27 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.92%) Unix
5 15 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.32%) Android
6 11 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.08%) Solaris
8 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.48%) AIX
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.24%) CentOS
12 2 (0.24%) SUSE
12 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (35.25%) Data Protection
2 201 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (18.23%) Information Security
4 125 (14.99%) Cybersecurity
5 115 (13.79%) DevOps
6 114 (13.67%) Analytics
7 99 (11.87%) Data Management
8 93 (11.15%) Project Management
9 90 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 82 (9.83%) AOP
11 82 (9.83%) Data Privacy
12 77 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 72 (8.63%) Data Modelling
14 71 (8.51%) ITIL
15 68 (8.15%) TOGAF
16 66 (7.91%) Data Governance
17 65 (7.79%) Decision-Making
18 64 (7.67%) Data Security
19 63 (7.55%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 107 (12.83%) SQL
2 79 (9.47%) Python
3 64 (7.67%) Java
4 42 (5.04%) JavaScript
5 39 (4.68%) C
6 36 (4.32%) PowerShell
7 20 (2.40%) C++
8 15 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.80%) C#
8 15 (1.80%) PHP
9 8 (0.96%) Groovy
9 8 (0.96%) Scala
10 7 (0.84%) ANSI SQL
10 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.72%) Perl
11 6 (0.72%) Ruby
11 6 (0.72%) VBA
12 4 (0.48%) Go
13 2 (0.24%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (14.15%) Degree
2 76 (9.11%) CISSP
3 40 (4.80%) CISM
4 35 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.48%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.12%) CRISC
7 23 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.52%) CISA
9 20 (2.40%) ISEB
10 14 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.68%) FFIEC
11 12 (1.44%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.32%) Master's Degree
13 10 (1.20%) PMP
13 10 (1.20%) SANS
14 9 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (1.08%) GIAC
15 8 (0.96%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.84%) CSSLP
17 6 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (9.35%) NIST
3 77 (9.23%) PCI DSS
4 66 (7.91%) Data Quality
5 34 (4.08%) MiFID
6 32 (3.84%) SLA
7 28 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 27 (3.24%) QA
9 22 (2.64%) PMO
10 21 (2.52%) NIST 800
11 17 (2.04%) Accessibility
11 17 (2.04%) GRC
12 11 (1.32%) SOC 2
13 8 (0.96%) COBIT
13 8 (0.96%) NCSC
14 6 (0.72%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.60%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 75 (8.99%) Docker
2 60 (7.19%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.96%) vSphere
7 7 (0.84%) XenApp
8 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.24%) vCloud
10 2 (0.24%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 78 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 66 (7.91%) Terraform
3 48 (5.76%) Ansible
4 25 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.92%) SCCM
7 14 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.32%) QRadar
9 10 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.96%) Puppet
11 7 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.84%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.72%) Control-M
13 5 (0.60%) CASB
14 4 (0.48%) Grafana
15 3 (0.36%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.36%) HP Fortify
15 3 (0.36%) Packer
15 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 154 (18.47%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.68%) Oracle
3 35 (4.20%) Google
3 35 (4.20%) Informatica
4 34 (4.08%) IBM
5 33 (3.96%) SAP
6 25 (3.00%) BiZZdesign
6 25 (3.00%) Splunk
7 21 (2.52%) Ivanti
7 21 (2.52%) VMware
8 18 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.80%) Alteryx
9 15 (1.80%) Qualys
9 15 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.56%) Citrix
10 13 (1.56%) Databricks
11 12 (1.44%) Cisco
12 10 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.96%) EMC
13 8 (0.96%) Ericsson