Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 April 2019 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 90 172
Rank change year-on-year -70 +82 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 44 140 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 2.42% 0.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.35% 21.77% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 74 17
North West median daily rate £388 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +18.60% -
10th Percentile £154 £341 £266
90th Percentile £550 £619 £613
England median daily rate £488 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £15.77 -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £18.27 -
% change year-on-year +88.83% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 527 643 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.45% 11.12% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 384 328
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £200 £221 £220
90th Percentile £616 £600 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 25
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £33.90 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.50% +26.74% -28.68%
10th Percentile £15.35 £12.93 £10.70
90th Percentile £51.21 £76.28 £49.35
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +4.65% -8.51%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GDPR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GDPR in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the North West over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Manchester -57 25 £388 -19.48% 17
Lancashire -8 6 £344 -23.61% 1
Merseyside -18 6 £500 +2.56% 4
Cheshire +6 5 - - 9
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 16 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Internet
4 10 (22.73%) Law
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) Information Security
6 6 (13.64%) Finance
6 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
7 5 (11.36%) CISSP
7 5 (11.36%) Firewall
7 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (11.36%) Information Governance
8 4 (9.09%) DevOps
8 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Confluence
8 4 (9.09%) Security Architecture
8 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (9.09%) HP ALM
8 4 (9.09%) JIRA
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) CISA
8 4 (9.09%) CISM
8 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
9 3 (6.82%) Windows
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL
9 3 (6.82%) WAN

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) OPENHousing
2 1 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Internet
2 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.55%) MPLS
4 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.55%) Skype
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) BGP
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) OSPF
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
General
1 10 (22.73%) Law
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.64%) Analyst
1 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Information Governance Officer
3 4 (9.09%) Information Officer
3 4 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Officer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) Spring
2 2 (4.55%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (6.82%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.55%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) Scrum
4 6 (13.64%) Information Security
5 5 (11.36%) Information Governance
6 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (9.09%) DevOps
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Data Privacy
7 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL
7 3 (6.82%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (6.82%) Security Management
7 3 (6.82%) System Testing
8 2 (4.55%) CRM
8 2 (4.55%) MVC
8 2 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Java
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) CISSP
1 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) CISA
2 4 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CLAS
3 1 (2.27%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
2 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.27%) IFRS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 22301
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.27%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Capita
3 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.55%) jetNEXUS
3 2 (4.55%) OneTrust
3 2 (4.55%) Symantec
3 2 (4.55%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.27%) BT
4 1 (2.27%) hybris
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Nimsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat