Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 115 217
Rank change year-on-year -52 +102 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 56 89 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.57% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.61% 15.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 2
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -7.74% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £416
90th Percentile £525 £638 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £30.34 - -
England median hourly rate £29.36 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 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 583 578 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.68% 10.17% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 348 399
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -3.38%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £594 £600 £582
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 24
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.37% -24.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.88 £9.56 £9.19
90th Percentile £64.20 £60.88 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.08 £20.60 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.55% -8.44% +2.27%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -27 27 £413 - 36
Cheshire -4 13 £400 -8.57% 13
Lancashire -16 8 £250 - 5
Merseyside -24 2 £500 +11.11% 8
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 13 (23.21%) Information Security
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Data Protection
3 8 (14.29%) CISM
3 8 (14.29%) CISSP
3 8 (14.29%) NHS
4 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 7 (12.50%) Firewall
4 7 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
5 6 (10.71%) CISA
5 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (10.71%) Legal
5 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 6 (10.71%) Migration
6 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.93%) SQL
6 5 (8.93%) Project Management
6 5 (8.93%) Network Security
7 4 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (7.14%) PCI QSA
7 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (7.14%) PA-DSS
7 4 (7.14%) Big Data
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2

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 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) Internet
3 3 (5.36%) Skype
3 3 (5.36%) WAN
3 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 2 (3.57%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) PSTN
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Big Data
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.79%) QlikView
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) German Language
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Consultant
1 12 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.07%) Security Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Compliance Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Security Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Security Compliance Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) NHS Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Head of IT
8 2 (3.57%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) JMS
1 2 (3.57%) Spring
1 2 (3.57%) Struts
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) J2EE
2 1 (1.79%) LAMP
2 1 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.79%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.79%) Struts2
2 1 (1.79%) XHTML
2 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) NHS
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
1 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Information Security
2 10 (17.86%) Data Protection
3 7 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) Project Management
5 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.36%) CRM
7 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
7 3 (5.36%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (5.36%) Service Management
8 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security Management
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL
8 2 (3.57%) Security Management
8 2 (3.57%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) C
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) CISM
1 8 (14.29%) CISSP
2 6 (10.71%) CISA
3 4 (7.14%) PCI QSA
4 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CEH
5 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.79%) GIAC
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) SANS
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.14%) PA-DSS
3 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.57%) IASME
3 2 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (1.79%) PSD2
4 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Sentry
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) Veeam
5 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.79%) jetNEXUS
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) RedGate
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard