Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 855 893
Rank change year-on-year +700 +38 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 1784 36 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 0.034% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.59% 0.30% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 27 0
UK median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 -
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.75
10th Percentile £10.99 - £10.63
90th Percentile £28.02 - £13.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.75

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 13132 11937 13459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.34% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8585 7781 8508
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 424 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.82 £11.61
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.53 £51.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year -19.00% +11.73% +14.74%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 17 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 23 November 2017. 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 +683 1655 £475 - 161
UK excluding London +515 917 £425 -2.86% 95
London +447 839 £500 +5.26% 73
South East +258 334 £432 -33.54% 21
North of England +241 215 £450 -21.74% 30
Yorkshire - 125 £425 - 10
Midlands +135 118 £398 -9.14% 19
Scotland +81 86 £425 +30.77% 3
East of England - 85 £425 - 9
North West +101 81 £425 -26.09% 11
West Midlands +104 75 £400 -8.57% 13
South West - 59 £425 - 9
East Midlands - 40 £380 - 5
Wales +29 19 £525 +40.00% 1
North East - 9 £791 - 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £588 - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 773 (43.33%) Data Protection
2 558 (31.28%) Finance
3 374 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 335 (18.78%) Information Security
5 300 (16.82%) Project Management
6 261 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
7 213 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 189 (10.59%) Business Analysis
9 183 (10.26%) Data Privacy
10 182 (10.20%) Legal
11 169 (9.47%) PCI DSS
12 166 (9.30%) Banking
13 146 (8.18%) Data Protection Act
14 136 (7.62%) GAP Analysis
15 133 (7.46%) Risk Management
16 128 (7.17%) Data Governance
17 119 (6.67%) PRINCE2
18 118 (6.61%) Data Management
19 115 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
20 107 (6.00%) Retail
20 107 (6.00%) Degree
21 100 (5.61%) Data Analysis
22 98 (5.49%) Information Governance
23 96 (5.38%) CISSP
24 94 (5.27%) Marketing
25 89 (4.99%) Data Security
26 87 (4.88%) Data Mapping
27 85 (4.76%) Data Modelling
28 82 (4.60%) CRM
28 82 (4.60%) SQL

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 35 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (0.78%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.62%) Confluence
4 11 (0.62%) SAS
5 6 (0.34%) IIS
6 4 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.22%) Drupal
6 4 (0.22%) WordPress
7 3 (0.17%) CMS
7 3 (0.17%) JBoss
7 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
3 44 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.67%) FastStats
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Actimize
6 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.11%) Workfront
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.056%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.056%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.056%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.35%) Office 365
4 25 (1.40%) SaaS
5 16 (0.90%) GitHub
5 16 (0.90%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.56%) IaaS
7 7 (0.39%) PaaS
8 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.056%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.056%) Heroku
11 1 (0.056%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.056%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.056%) Serverless
11 1 (0.056%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.24%) Firewall
2 17 (0.95%) Internet
3 16 (0.90%) SMS
4 15 (0.84%) Network Security
5 13 (0.73%) LAN
5 13 (0.73%) WAN
6 7 (0.39%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.39%) SAN
6 7 (0.39%) SSL
7 6 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
7 6 (0.34%) SSH
7 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.28%) Intranet
8 5 (0.28%) WLAN
9 4 (0.22%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (0.22%) DMZ
9 4 (0.22%) MPLS
9 4 (0.22%) OSPF
9 4 (0.22%) VoIP
9 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (2.13%) Big Data
3 23 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 22 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 13 (0.73%) SQL Server
8 12 (0.67%) QlikView
9 11 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.50%) Power BI
11 8 (0.45%) DB2
12 7 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.34%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.28%) MySQL
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.22%) Data Mart
16 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.17%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 21 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.01%) JIRA
3 17 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 17 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.90%) GitLab
4 16 (0.90%) Mockito
5 4 (0.22%) ERwin
6 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.11%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.11%) ProC
6 2 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.056%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.056%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.056%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.056%) Mocha
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.056%) Protractor
7 1 (0.056%) Selenium
7 1 (0.056%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.056%) Vagrant
General
1 558 (31.28%) Finance
2 182 (10.20%) Legal
3 166 (9.30%) Banking
4 107 (6.00%) Retail
5 94 (5.27%) Marketing
6 55 (3.08%) Law
7 44 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 42 (2.35%) Retail Banking
9 36 (2.02%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.07%) Advertising
12 16 (0.90%) Back Office
13 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.67%) Front Office
15 10 (0.56%) Games
15 10 (0.56%) Private Banking
16 9 (0.50%) Local Government
17 8 (0.45%) Automotive
17 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 540 (30.27%) Analyst
2 405 (22.70%) Business Analyst
3 401 (22.48%) Project Manager
4 276 (15.47%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 276 (15.47%) GDPR Project Manager
5 194 (10.87%) Consultant
6 137 (7.68%) Architect
7 97 (5.44%) GDPR Consultant
8 86 (4.82%) Programme Manager
9 78 (4.37%) Data Analyst
10 75 (4.20%) Security Consultant
11 62 (3.48%) Security Analyst
12 60 (3.36%) Security Manager
13 59 (3.31%) GDPR Programme Manager
14 55 (3.08%) Data Business Analyst
15 54 (3.03%) Data Protection Officer
16 49 (2.75%) Data Architect
17 45 (2.52%) IT Manager
18 44 (2.47%) Data Manager
19 43 (2.41%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.96%) Web Services
2 23 (1.29%) REST
3 20 (1.12%) Spring
4 17 (0.95%) JSON
4 17 (0.95%) RESTful
5 16 (0.90%) JMX
6 11 (0.62%) SOAP
7 8 (0.45%) HTML
8 6 (0.34%) .NET
8 6 (0.34%) OAuth
9 4 (0.22%) CSS
9 4 (0.22%) OpenID
9 4 (0.22%) SAML
9 4 (0.22%) XML
10 3 (0.17%) Apache Camel
10 3 (0.17%) Guice
10 3 (0.17%) RESTEasy
11 2 (0.11%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.11%) SAPUI5
11 2 (0.11%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.18%) Data Protection Act
2 115 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 34 (1.91%) Freedom of Information
5 28 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 23 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 16 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (0.73%) Freedom of Information Act
10 12 (0.67%) FMCG
11 11 (0.62%) PMI
12 10 (0.56%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.50%) Equities
13 9 (0.50%) PKI
14 8 (0.45%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.45%) Fintech
15 7 (0.39%) NHS
15 7 (0.39%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 78 (4.37%) Windows
2 41 (2.30%) Linux
3 20 (1.12%) Unix
4 16 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.056%) AIX
10 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (43.33%) Data Protection
2 374 (20.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 335 (18.78%) Information Security
4 300 (16.82%) Project Management
5 261 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (10.59%) Business Analysis
7 183 (10.26%) Data Privacy
8 136 (7.62%) GAP Analysis
9 133 (7.46%) Risk Management
10 128 (7.17%) Data Governance
11 119 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 118 (6.61%) Data Management
13 100 (5.61%) Data Analysis
14 98 (5.49%) Information Governance
15 89 (4.99%) Data Security
16 87 (4.88%) Data Mapping
17 85 (4.76%) Data Modelling
18 82 (4.60%) CRM
19 79 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
20 74 (4.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.60%) SQL
2 41 (2.30%) Java
3 16 (0.90%) C
4 9 (0.50%) VBA
5 5 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.17%) PHP
7 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.11%) Python
8 1 (0.056%) C#
8 1 (0.056%) C++
8 1 (0.056%) ES6
8 1 (0.056%) Go
8 1 (0.056%) Scala
8 1 (0.056%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (6.00%) Degree
2 96 (5.38%) CISSP
3 64 (3.59%) CISM
4 45 (2.52%) CISA
4 45 (2.52%) ISEB
5 44 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.91%) PMP
7 30 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 23 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (1.23%) SANS
11 14 (0.78%) SSCP
12 11 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.45%) ISACA
14 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.39%) CEH
15 7 (0.39%) CRISC
16 6 (0.34%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 169 (9.47%) PCI DSS
3 66 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 44 (2.47%) PMO
5 41 (2.30%) MiFID
6 32 (1.79%) QA
7 28 (1.57%) COBIT
8 24 (1.35%) Solvency II
9 21 (1.18%) PSD2
10 18 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.67%) EMIR
14 11 (0.62%) IFRS
15 10 (0.56%) FATCA
16 9 (0.50%) NIST 800
17 8 (0.45%) SLA
18 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
18 7 (0.39%) IFRS 9
18 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 41 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.50%) Docker
4 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.11%) IAG
6 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.056%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.07%) Puppet
2 10 (0.56%) SCCM
3 8 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.45%) Terraform
4 7 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.28%) SCOM
6 4 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.22%) Nessus
7 3 (0.17%) Ambari
7 3 (0.17%) Ansible
7 3 (0.17%) WSUS
8 2 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.056%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.056%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 76 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 62 (3.48%) Oracle
3 25 (1.40%) Qualys
4 21 (1.18%) VMware
5 20 (1.12%) SAP
6 18 (1.01%) Cloudera
6 18 (1.01%) Splunk
7 15 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.84%) Tableau
8 12 (0.67%) CheckPoint
9 11 (0.62%) Cisco
9 11 (0.62%) IBM
10 10 (0.56%) Palo Alto
10 10 (0.56%) Siebel
10 10 (0.56%) Tufin
11 9 (0.50%) AlienVault
12 8 (0.45%) JDA
12 8 (0.45%) McAfee
13 7 (0.39%) Informatica
13 7 (0.39%) Teradata