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 3 months to 29 May 2017 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 650 655
Rank change year-on-year +333 +5  
Contract jobs citing GDPR 300 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.84% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GDPR is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5134 6114 6524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.47% 11.38% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3331 3953 4142
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 206 196
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +22.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.45% +37.77%  

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GDPR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR over the 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +326 295 £500 - 47
London +140 129 £500 - 27
South East - 74 £500 - 11
City of London - 32 £525 - 3
North West - 29 £550 - 3
Yorkshire - 20 £390 - 3
East of England - 17 £500 - 2
West Sussex - 17 £475 - 2
Surrey - 15 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 15 £390 - 1
Leeds - 14 £390 -
Berkshire - 14 £540 - 3
Hampshire - 13 £525 - 2
Reading - 13 £540 - 2
Manchester - 10 £550 - 3
Liverpool - 9 £600 -
Merseyside - 9 £600 -
South West - 9 £450 -
West Midlands - 8 £413 - 1
Essex - 8 £525 -
Birmingham - 7 £413 -
East Midlands - 5 £475 -
East Grinstead - 5 £415 -
Crawley - 4 £500 -
Brighton - 4 £433 -
Havant - 4 £563 -
Southampton - 4 £510 -
Bristol - 4 £430 -
Cheshire - 4 £343 -
East Sussex - 4 £433 -

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GDPR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GDPR.

1 242 (55.00%) Data Protection
2 171 (38.86%) Finance
3 92 (20.91%) Information Security
4 91 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (17.50%) Data Privacy
7 73 (16.59%) PCI DSS
8 68 (15.45%) Project Management
9 58 (13.18%) Legal
10 56 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 53 (12.05%) Data Protection Act
12 45 (10.23%) Degree
13 41 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
14 38 (8.64%) Business Analysis
15 37 (8.41%) CISSP
16 36 (8.18%) CISM
17 35 (7.95%) Retail
17 35 (7.95%) Data Governance
18 34 (7.73%) GAP Analysis
19 33 (7.50%) Microsoft
19 33 (7.50%) Data Management
20 28 (6.36%) Banking
21 27 (6.14%) Marketing
21 27 (6.14%) SQL
22 26 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (5.91%) Waterfall
23 25 (5.68%) Data Modelling
24 24 (5.45%) Data Analysis
24 24 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
25 23 (5.23%) PRINCE2

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 6 (1.36%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.68%) IBM Domino
3 3 (0.68%) JBoss
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.18%) Office 365
3 13 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.82%) IaaS
4 8 (1.82%) Mimecast
4 8 (1.82%) PaaS
5 2 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.23%) Firewall
2 6 (1.36%) Skype
3 3 (0.68%) DHCP
3 3 (0.68%) DNS
3 3 (0.68%) VPN
4 2 (0.45%) Intranet
4 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.23%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.36%) Big Data
4 6 (1.36%) DB2
5 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.45%) MS Access
6 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.45%) ERwin
1 2 (0.45%) Gatling
1 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 171 (38.86%) Finance
2 58 (13.18%) Legal
3 35 (7.95%) Retail
4 28 (6.36%) Banking
5 27 (6.14%) Marketing
6 11 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.27%) Law
8 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.59%) Local Government
10 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.91%) Electronics
12 4 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Billing
15 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.23%) French Language
15 1 (0.23%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 122 (27.73%) Analyst
2 102 (23.18%) Project Manager
3 96 (21.82%) Business Analyst
4 53 (12.05%) Consultant
5 44 (10.00%) Architect
6 37 (8.41%) Programme Manager
7 31 (7.05%) Security Consultant
8 28 (6.36%) Data Business Analyst
9 22 (5.00%) Security Manager
10 20 (4.55%) Data Consultant
11 19 (4.32%) Data Architect
11 19 (4.32%) Data Manager
12 18 (4.09%) Security Architect
13 17 (3.86%) Data Analyst
13 17 (3.86%) Data Protection Analyst
14 14 (3.18%) Security Analyst
15 13 (2.95%) Compliance Manager
15 13 (2.95%) Data Protection Manager
16 12 (2.73%) Security Project Manager
17 11 (2.50%) Data Protection Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.68%) Java EE
2 2 (0.45%) Apache Camel
2 2 (0.45%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) REST
3 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.05%) Data Protection Act
2 26 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.36%) PKI
5 6 (1.36%) PMI
6 5 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.68%) FMCG
7 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.68%) W3C
8 2 (0.45%) AS400
8 2 (0.45%) CCTV
8 2 (0.45%) EPoS
8 2 (0.45%) Fintech
8 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.45%) RIA
8 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.45%) User Experience
9 1 (0.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.41%) Windows
2 9 (2.05%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (55.00%) Data Protection
2 92 (20.91%) Information Security
3 91 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (17.50%) Data Privacy
6 68 (15.45%) Project Management
7 41 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
8 38 (8.64%) Business Analysis
9 35 (7.95%) Data Governance
10 34 (7.73%) GAP Analysis
11 33 (7.50%) Data Management
12 26 (5.91%) Waterfall
13 25 (5.68%) Data Modelling
14 24 (5.45%) Data Analysis
15 23 (5.23%) PRINCE2
16 18 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (4.09%) Information Governance
17 17 (3.86%) Change Management
17 17 (3.86%) SDLC
18 16 (3.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.14%) SQL
2 8 (1.82%) C
2 8 (1.82%) Java
3 7 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.23%) C#
4 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (10.23%) Degree
2 37 (8.41%) CISSP
3 36 (8.18%) CISM
4 18 (4.09%) CISA
5 12 (2.73%) ISEB
6 10 (2.27%) SANS
7 9 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (2.05%) CLAS
8 8 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.82%) Security Cleared
8 8 (1.82%) SSCP
9 7 (1.59%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.36%) CRISC
10 6 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.91%) PMP
12 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.68%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (16.59%) PCI DSS
2 56 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.77%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.73%) PMO
5 9 (2.05%) COBIT
6 8 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.14%) Solvency II
8 5 (1.14%) WCAG
9 3 (0.68%) MiFID
10 1 (0.23%) BS7799
10 1 (0.23%) IFRS
10 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.23%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.45%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 33 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.27%) Oracle
3 8 (1.82%) Qualys
3 8 (1.82%) Splunk
3 8 (1.82%) Tufin
4 7 (1.59%) SAP
5 6 (1.36%) IBM
5 6 (1.36%) Informatica
5 6 (1.36%) VMware
6 5 (1.14%) Siebel
7 4 (0.91%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.68%) Google
8 3 (0.68%) McAfee
8 3 (0.68%) Proofpoint
8 3 (0.68%) Workday
9 2 (0.45%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.45%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.45%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.45%) Talend
London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £320 - £340 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
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