Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 876 905
Rank change year-on-year +656 +29 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 1138 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.012% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.54% 0.11% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 11 1
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £406 £450
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 - -

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 11929 12110 13306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.09% 11.31% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7775 7860 8470
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 433 456
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £24.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.37% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.93 £46.98 £56.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.25 £21.55
% change year-on-year -16.83% +17.17% +7.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 15 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 19 September 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 +647 1073 £476 -7.07% 116
UK excluding London +459 612 £439 +8.00% 56
London +375 513 £525 +16.67% 66
South East +210 227 £450 -30.77% 11
North of England +223 160 £425 -26.09% 14
North West +105 80 £450 -21.74% 3
Yorkshire - 78 £420 - 10
Midlands +91 68 £413 +1.54% 7
East of England - 63 £450 - 8
Scotland - 49 £450 - 2
South West - 41 £450 - 10
West Midlands +65 38 £413 +1.54% 6
East Midlands - 24 £413 - 1
Wales +1 7 £375 - 3
North East - 2 £488 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 538 (47.28%) Data Protection
2 416 (36.56%) Finance
3 238 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 201 (17.66%) Project Management
5 200 (17.57%) Information Security
6 175 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (12.83%) PCI DSS
8 143 (12.57%) Data Privacy
9 136 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 120 (10.54%) Legal
11 112 (9.84%) Business Analysis
12 111 (9.75%) Banking
13 98 (8.61%) Data Protection Act
14 95 (8.35%) GAP Analysis
15 93 (8.17%) Retail
16 86 (7.56%) Data Governance
17 82 (7.21%) Data Management
18 79 (6.94%) Degree
19 70 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
20 69 (6.06%) Risk Management
20 69 (6.06%) Data Modelling
21 68 (5.98%) CISSP
22 66 (5.80%) PRINCE2
22 66 (5.80%) Information Governance
23 65 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (5.62%) Marketing
25 61 (5.36%) Data Quality
26 60 (5.27%) Microsoft
27 59 (5.18%) SQL
28 56 (4.92%) CISM

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 27 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.70%) SAS
4 8 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.62%) Confluence
6 5 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.26%) JBoss
7 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.088%) CMS
9 1 (0.088%) Drupal
9 1 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.088%) IIS
9 1 (0.088%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.088%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.79%) FastStats
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Actimize
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.088%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.088%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.088%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.90%) Office 365
3 24 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.58%) GitHub
5 16 (1.41%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.88%) IaaS
7 9 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.79%) PaaS
7 9 (0.79%) SaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.088%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.088%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.088%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.088%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.55%) Firewall
2 12 (1.05%) Internet
3 10 (0.88%) Network Security
4 9 (0.79%) SMS
5 8 (0.70%) LAN
5 8 (0.70%) Skype
6 7 (0.62%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.53%) WAN
8 5 (0.44%) Intranet
8 5 (0.44%) SSH
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (0.35%) Wireless
10 3 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.26%) SSL
10 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.26%) VPN
11 2 (0.18%) DNS
11 2 (0.18%) SAN
11 2 (0.18%) VoIP
11 2 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.37%) Big Data
2 23 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 14 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 13 (1.14%) SQL Server
6 11 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.79%) DB2
8 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.35%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.35%) MySQL
10 4 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.26%) DataStax
11 3 (0.26%) MS Access
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.26%) Spark SQL
11 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.67%) Cucumber
3 17 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.41%) GitLab
4 16 (1.41%) Mockito
5 10 (0.88%) JIRA
6 5 (0.44%) ERwin
7 2 (0.18%) Gatling
7 2 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.088%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.088%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.088%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.088%) Protractor
8 1 (0.088%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.088%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 416 (36.56%) Finance
2 120 (10.54%) Legal
3 111 (9.75%) Banking
4 93 (8.17%) Retail
5 64 (5.62%) Marketing
6 29 (2.55%) Law
6 29 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.23%) Back Office
11 11 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.79%) Local Government
13 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.53%) Advertising
15 5 (0.44%) Automotive
15 5 (0.44%) Electronics
15 5 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.35%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 312 (27.42%) Analyst
2 269 (23.64%) Project Manager
3 225 (19.77%) Business Analyst
4 185 (16.26%) GDPR Project Manager
5 137 (12.04%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 118 (10.37%) Consultant
7 94 (8.26%) Architect
8 67 (5.89%) Programme Manager
9 58 (5.10%) GDPR Consultant
10 48 (4.22%) Security Manager
11 46 (4.04%) Data Analyst
12 43 (3.78%) Security Analyst
13 42 (3.69%) Security Consultant
14 38 (3.34%) Data Business Analyst
15 37 (3.25%) GDPR Programme Manager
16 34 (2.99%) Data Manager
17 33 (2.90%) Data Architect
17 33 (2.90%) Information Manager
18 32 (2.81%) Information Security Manager
19 31 (2.72%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.28%) Web Services
2 20 (1.76%) Spring
3 17 (1.49%) JSON
3 17 (1.49%) RESTful
4 16 (1.41%) JMX
4 16 (1.41%) REST
5 5 (0.44%) Apache Camel
5 5 (0.44%) OAuth
6 4 (0.35%) Middleware
7 3 (0.26%) .NET
7 3 (0.26%) Guice
7 3 (0.26%) HTML
7 3 (0.26%) OpenID
7 3 (0.26%) RESTEasy
8 2 (0.18%) CSS
8 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.18%) SAML
8 2 (0.18%) SOAP
8 2 (0.18%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.61%) Data Protection Act
2 65 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.02%) Virtual Team
5 19 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.58%) Freedom of Information
7 13 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 11 (0.97%) Data Centre
9 10 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.79%) PKI
11 8 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.53%) CMDB
12 6 (0.53%) Fintech
12 6 (0.53%) FMCG
12 6 (0.53%) RIA
13 5 (0.44%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.44%) Freedom of Information Act
13 5 (0.44%) PMI
13 5 (0.44%) User Experience
14 4 (0.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.60%) Windows
2 27 (2.37%) Linux
3 16 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.53%) Unix
8 1 (0.088%) CentOS
8 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (47.28%) Data Protection
2 238 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 201 (17.66%) Project Management
4 200 (17.57%) Information Security
5 175 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (12.57%) Data Privacy
7 112 (9.84%) Business Analysis
8 95 (8.35%) GAP Analysis
9 86 (7.56%) Data Governance
10 82 (7.21%) Data Management
11 70 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
12 69 (6.06%) Data Modelling
12 69 (6.06%) Risk Management
13 66 (5.80%) Information Governance
13 66 (5.80%) PRINCE2
14 52 (4.57%) Data Analysis
15 50 (4.39%) CRM
16 46 (4.04%) Data Mapping
17 43 (3.78%) Waterfall
18 42 (3.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (5.18%) SQL
2 31 (2.72%) Java
3 13 (1.14%) C
4 7 (0.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.18%) VBA
7 1 (0.088%) C#
7 1 (0.088%) Go
7 1 (0.088%) PHP
7 1 (0.088%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.088%) Python
7 1 (0.088%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (6.94%) Degree
2 68 (5.98%) CISSP
3 56 (4.92%) CISM
4 27 (2.37%) ISEB
5 26 (2.28%) CISA
6 22 (1.93%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.67%) PMP
9 16 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.32%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.23%) SANS
12 12 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.97%) SSCP
14 10 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (0.88%) CLAS
15 8 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.44%) ISACA
17 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.26%) CRISC
17 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (12.83%) PCI DSS
2 136 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (5.36%) Data Quality
4 30 (2.64%) PMO
5 23 (2.02%) MiFID
6 21 (1.85%) COBIT
7 18 (1.58%) QA
8 14 (1.23%) Solvency II
9 13 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.62%) EMIR
11 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.44%) WCAG
13 4 (0.35%) FATCA
13 4 (0.35%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.26%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.26%) SLA
15 2 (0.18%) BS7799
15 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.70%) Docker
4 3 (0.26%) IAG
5 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.67%) Puppet
2 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.70%) Terraform
3 7 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (0.62%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.26%) Ambari
5 3 (0.26%) Ansible
5 3 (0.26%) SCCM
5 3 (0.26%) WSUS
6 2 (0.18%) Nessus
6 2 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.088%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.088%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.088%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.088%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (5.27%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.04%) Oracle
3 16 (1.41%) Cloudera
4 15 (1.32%) Splunk
5 13 (1.14%) Qualys
6 11 (0.97%) SAP
7 10 (0.88%) IBM
7 10 (0.88%) Tufin
7 10 (0.88%) VMware
8 9 (0.79%) Informatica
8 9 (0.79%) Siebel
9 8 (0.70%) JDA
9 8 (0.70%) Teradata
10 7 (0.62%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.62%) Tableau
11 6 (0.53%) Cisco
11 6 (0.53%) Google
11 6 (0.53%) McAfee
11 6 (0.53%) Palo Alto