Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 January 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 193 115
Rank change year-on-year +13 -78 +232
Contract jobs citing GDPR 145 201 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 1.28% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.77% 10.32% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 143 236
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% -18.14%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £285
90th Percentile £633 £600 £625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
South East median hourly rate £11.50 £25.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.00% +194.12% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £25.00 £7.75
90th Percentile £12.25 £25.00 £9.25
England median hourly rate £29.96 £27.18 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.23% +46.92% -

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,346 1,948 2,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.60% 12.37% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1,124 1,316
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £221 £231
90th Percentile £589 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 56 63
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -20.00% +43.43%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.50 £12.68
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.18 £20.25 £20.55
% change year-on-year +14.47% -1.48% -11.95%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GDPR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +20 68 £525 +7.69% 26
Berkshire +2 38 £520 +15.56% 17
Hampshire +13 37 £519 +22.06% 8
Buckinghamshire +33 30 £533 +18.33% 6
Surrey +28 20 £450 -7.69% 25
West Sussex +15 12 £500 -3.85% 2
East Sussex +10 5 £575 +4.55% 6
Kent +1 2 £380 +6.67%
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 36 (24.83%) Information Security
1 36 (24.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (22.76%) Data Protection
3 32 (22.07%) Azure
4 26 (17.93%) CISSP
4 26 (17.93%) Security Architecture
5 24 (16.55%) PCI DSS
6 23 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (14.48%) Firewall
8 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
9 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (13.79%) Windows
10 18 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (11.72%) TOGAF
11 17 (11.72%) Degree
12 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
12 15 (10.34%) PowerShell
12 15 (10.34%) Oracle
12 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
12 15 (10.34%) DevOps
12 15 (10.34%) Power BI
12 15 (10.34%) Power Platform
12 15 (10.34%) NIST
13 14 (9.66%) Project Delivery
13 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (9.66%) Risk Management
13 14 (9.66%) Finance
13 14 (9.66%) Active Directory

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) Apache
2 2 (1.38%) Documentum
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) nginx
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) iTrent
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.07%) Azure
2 15 (10.34%) Power Platform
3 12 (8.28%) AWS
4 6 (4.14%) SaaS
5 4 (2.76%) IaaS
6 3 (2.07%) PaaS
7 2 (1.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.69%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.69%) Route 53
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) Firewall
2 12 (8.28%) DNS
3 6 (4.14%) Network Security
4 4 (2.76%) DHCP
4 4 (2.76%) Internet
5 3 (2.07%) 3GPP
5 3 (2.07%) MPLS
5 3 (2.07%) SAN
5 3 (2.07%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (2.07%) VPN
5 3 (2.07%) WAN
6 2 (1.38%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.38%) Intranet
6 2 (1.38%) LAN
6 2 (1.38%) SSH
6 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.69%) MQTT
7 1 (0.69%) VLAN
7 1 (0.69%) VoIP
7 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) Power BI
2 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.83%) SSDT
5 6 (4.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (4.14%) QlikView
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.38%) Big Data
7 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.38%) JIRA
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.69%) Appium
3 1 (0.69%) Postman
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (9.66%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Legal
2 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.90%) Retail
4 9 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 9 (6.21%) Publishing
5 7 (4.83%) Local Government
6 4 (2.76%) Law
6 4 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.07%) Automotive
7 3 (2.07%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Architect
2 30 (20.69%) Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) Security Architect
4 12 (8.28%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.90%) Data Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Azure Specialist
6 8 (5.52%) Information Specialist
7 7 (4.83%) Data Business Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Information Governance Specialist
8 6 (4.14%) Administrator
8 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) DevSecOps Architect
9 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
9 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.45%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Head of Security
10 4 (2.76%) Information Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Information Officer
10 4 (2.76%) Information Security Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (3.45%) Middleware
3 2 (1.38%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) RESTful
4 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.97%) Data Structures
4 10 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.45%) Replication
7 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.07%) iSeries
8 3 (2.07%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.38%) PKI
9 2 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.69%) Clustering
10 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.79%) Windows
2 12 (8.28%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) Unix
5 3 (2.07%) OS/400
5 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Debian
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.83%) Information Security
2 33 (22.76%) Data Protection
3 26 (17.93%) Security Architecture
4 23 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.86%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (11.72%) TOGAF
9 15 (10.34%) DevOps
10 14 (9.66%) Project Delivery
10 14 (9.66%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.97%) Analytics
11 13 (8.97%) OWASP
11 13 (8.97%) Security Management
11 13 (8.97%) SIEM
12 12 (8.28%) Information Governance
12 12 (8.28%) Patch Management
13 11 (7.59%) Service Delivery
13 11 (7.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.28%) SQL
3 5 (3.45%) Korn
4 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.38%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) R
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (17.93%) CISSP
2 17 (11.72%) Degree
3 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.97%) CISM
4 13 (8.97%) TOGAF Certification
5 12 (8.28%) GIAC
5 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.59%) CLAS
6 11 (7.59%) SANS
7 9 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (4.14%) CISA
8 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.45%) HNC
10 4 (2.76%) CCIE
10 4 (2.76%) CRISC
11 3 (2.07%) CGEIT
11 3 (2.07%) ISEB
12 2 (1.38%) CCNA
12 2 (1.38%) MCSE
12 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (16.55%) PCI DSS
3 15 (10.34%) NIST
4 12 (8.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (6.21%) QA
6 8 (5.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (4.14%) Data Quality
8 3 (2.07%) GAMP
8 3 (2.07%) SLA
9 2 (1.38%) COBIT
9 2 (1.38%) GxP
9 2 (1.38%) PMO
10 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.69%) NCSC
10 1 (0.69%) NIST 800
System Software
1 14 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.76%) XenApp
4 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) Nessus
2 4 (2.76%) RSA Archer
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
2 4 (2.76%) Terraform
3 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.34%) Oracle
3 12 (8.28%) VMware
4 10 (6.90%) Qualys
5 9 (6.21%) McAfee
5 9 (6.21%) Rapid7
6 5 (3.45%) Citrix
6 5 (3.45%) hybris
6 5 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.45%) SAP
7 4 (2.76%) Cisco
7 4 (2.76%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.07%) Meraki
8 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.07%) Symantec
9 2 (1.38%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.38%) HP
9 2 (1.38%) Teradata
10 1 (0.69%) Mitel
10 1 (0.69%) WatchGuard