Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 May 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)
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 294 110
Rank change year-on-year +51 -184 +354
Contract jobs citing GDPR 473 830 2,356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.91% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.20% 8.77% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 501 1,703
Median daily rate £475 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £699 £673 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £23.55 £19.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.08 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +44.83% -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,639 9,467 12,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.90% 10.43% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,724 5,816 7,863
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £647 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 367 361
Median hourly rate £26.48 £22.75 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.40% -0.42% -0.46%
10th Percentile £13.07 £10.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.35 £52.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £24.30 £23.17
% change year-on-year -7.20% +4.84% +0.01%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GDPR as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GDPR.

Daily rate trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GDPR.

Hourly rate trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 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
England +31 406 £500 +1.01% 129
UK excluding London +51 279 £450 - 111
London +57 180 £500 -4.76% 25
North of England +76 74 £513 +20.59% 34
South East +21 70 £450 -5.26% 31
Scotland +64 45 £320 -23.81% 7
North West +46 38 £525 +61.54% 18
Yorkshire +61 32 £450 +4.05% 8
Midlands +37 32 £594 +26.67% 26
Work from Home +23 30 £575 +10.58% 16
East of England +37 25 £400 -16.45% 3
South West +44 21 £538 +19.44% 9
West Midlands +29 21 £719 +36.90% 18
East Midlands +39 11 £401 +5.59% 8
Wales +30 11 £465 -22.50% 1
North East +14 4 £531 +25.00% 8

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for GDPR.

1 121 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.16%) Finance
3 109 (23.04%) Information Security
4 108 (22.83%) Microsoft
5 95 (20.08%) SQL
6 92 (19.45%) Data Protection
7 84 (17.76%) Azure
8 82 (17.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 79 (16.70%) Cybersecurity
10 76 (16.07%) Windows
11 69 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
12 67 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
12 67 (14.16%) Migration
13 66 (13.95%) Public Sector
14 65 (13.74%) Analytics
15 60 (12.68%) Office 365
16 58 (12.26%) SQL Server
17 57 (12.05%) CISSP
18 56 (11.84%) Data Governance
19 54 (11.42%) Microsoft Office
19 54 (11.42%) Data Modelling
20 52 (10.99%) CISM
20 52 (10.99%) SharePoint
21 51 (10.78%) Data Privacy
22 50 (10.57%) AWS
23 46 (9.73%) Legal
24 44 (9.30%) Security Cleared
24 44 (9.30%) SaaS
24 44 (9.30%) DevOps
25 43 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 52 (10.99%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.96%) Apache
4 13 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.54%) IIS
6 11 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 11 (2.33%) CMS
7 8 (1.69%) Confluence
8 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.63%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.63%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (11.42%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.06%) Chatbot
5 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.06%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.21%) FastStats
5 1 (0.21%) iTrent
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 84 (17.76%) Azure
2 60 (12.68%) Office 365
3 50 (10.57%) AWS
4 44 (9.30%) SaaS
5 22 (4.65%) PaaS
6 21 (4.44%) IaaS
7 18 (3.81%) Power Platform
8 15 (3.17%) OneDrive
9 13 (2.75%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.90%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.69%) GCP
12 7 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.48%) Serverless
13 5 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.06%) GitHub
13 5 (1.06%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.67%) Firewall
2 35 (7.40%) DNS
3 20 (4.23%) Network Security
4 13 (2.75%) HTTP
5 12 (2.54%) SSL
6 9 (1.90%) Internet
7 8 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.48%) Intranet
8 7 (1.48%) LAN
8 7 (1.48%) WAN
9 6 (1.27%) MPLS
9 6 (1.27%) SAN
9 6 (1.27%) Skype
9 6 (1.27%) VoIP
9 6 (1.27%) VPN
9 6 (1.27%) Wireless
10 5 (1.06%) DMZ
10 5 (1.06%) Extranet
10 5 (1.06%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.02%) QlikView
4 19 (4.02%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (3.81%) Data Lake
6 17 (3.59%) Power BI
7 16 (3.38%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (3.38%) Data Mining
8 15 (3.17%) Big Data
9 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.69%) Oracle Smart View
11 7 (1.48%) MySQL
12 6 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.06%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 16 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.69%) JIRA
3 7 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.06%) GitLab
4 5 (1.06%) Snyk
4 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio Code
5 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.42%) ERwin
7 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.21%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 119 (25.16%) Finance
2 66 (13.95%) Public Sector
3 46 (9.73%) Legal
4 43 (9.09%) Marketing
5 19 (4.02%) Electronics
5 19 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.81%) Banking
7 17 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 15 (3.17%) Retail
9 11 (2.33%) Local Government
10 10 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.90%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.90%) Law
12 5 (1.06%) Publishing
12 5 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.85%) Automotive
13 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 94 (19.87%) Analyst
2 54 (11.42%) Consultant
3 52 (10.99%) Architect
4 35 (7.40%) Data Analyst
5 30 (6.34%) Developer
6 28 (5.92%) Business Analyst
7 25 (5.29%) Security Consultant
8 24 (5.07%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.44%) Data Manager
9 21 (4.44%) Security Analyst
10 19 (4.02%) Office 365 Engineer
11 17 (3.59%) Security Architect
11 17 (3.59%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (3.38%) Data Architect
12 16 (3.38%) Security Officer
13 15 (3.17%) Information Manager
13 15 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (2.75%) Information Security Officer
15 11 (2.33%) Office 365 Consultant
15 11 (2.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.23%) XML
2 19 (4.02%) Velocity
3 18 (3.81%) Web Services
4 17 (3.59%) HTML
5 16 (3.38%) CSS
6 12 (2.54%) .NET
6 12 (2.54%) RESTful
7 11 (2.33%) Node.js
7 11 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (2.11%) jQuery
8 10 (2.11%) SOAP
9 9 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (1.69%) REST
11 7 (1.48%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.27%) Django
12 6 (1.27%) HTML5
13 5 (1.06%) Ajax
13 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.06%) Silverlight
13 5 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.81%) Social Media
3 18 (3.81%) User Experience
4 16 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.27%) Marketing Technology
10 5 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.63%) CESG
12 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.63%) PACS
12 3 (0.63%) PKI
12 3 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.07%) Windows
2 42 (8.88%) Windows 10
3 24 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.69%) Android
6 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.48%) Linux
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (23.04%) Information Security
3 92 (19.45%) Data Protection
4 79 (16.70%) Cybersecurity
5 69 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (14.16%) Migration
7 65 (13.74%) Analytics
8 56 (11.84%) Data Governance
9 54 (11.42%) Data Modelling
10 51 (10.78%) Data Privacy
11 44 (9.30%) DevOps
12 41 (8.67%) Risk Management
13 38 (8.03%) Data Analysis
13 38 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (7.82%) Project Management
15 34 (7.19%) ITIL
16 30 (6.34%) Data Management
16 30 (6.34%) Waterfall
17 29 (6.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.08%) SQL
2 39 (8.25%) Python
3 32 (6.77%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.29%) Java
5 15 (3.17%) VBA
6 14 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.48%) C
7 7 (1.48%) C#
7 7 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.48%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.27%) Ruby
9 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.63%) Perl
11 2 (0.42%) Scala
11 2 (0.42%) Solidity
11 2 (0.42%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) ABAP
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (12.05%) CISSP
2 52 (10.99%) CISM
3 44 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 32 (6.77%) Degree
5 25 (5.29%) CISA
6 21 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (2.33%) CRISC
10 8 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.69%) IISP
11 6 (1.27%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.06%) CEH
12 5 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.85%) SANS
14 3 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (17.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 40 (8.46%) NIST
4 21 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (4.44%) HIPAA
5 17 (3.59%) IFRS
5 17 (3.59%) Solvency II
6 16 (3.38%) QA
6 16 (3.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (2.75%) NCSC
8 12 (2.54%) Data Quality
8 12 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (2.33%) SLA
10 5 (1.06%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (1.06%) PMO
11 4 (0.85%) GxP
11 4 (0.85%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.85%) RMADS
12 3 (0.63%) HL7
12 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 33 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.11%) Docker
3 6 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.63%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (2.75%) Ansible
2 13 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.75%) Puppet
3 10 (2.11%) RSA Archer
4 6 (1.27%) Terraform
5 5 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.06%) Nessus
5 5 (1.06%) SCCM
6 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.85%) SCOM
7 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.42%) IBM Guardium
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
8 2 (0.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.21%) CASB
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.21%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.61%) Oracle
3 25 (5.29%) SAP
4 22 (4.65%) Google
5 16 (3.38%) Splunk
6 12 (2.54%) Cisco
6 12 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.90%) Adobe
9 6 (1.27%) LogicMonitor
10 5 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.06%) Citrix
10 5 (1.06%) Databricks
10 5 (1.06%) McAfee
11 4 (0.85%) EMC
11 4 (0.85%) IBM
11 4 (0.85%) VMware
12 3 (0.63%) Avaya
12 3 (0.63%) Dell
12 3 (0.63%) ESRI