Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 306 141
Rank change year-on-year +44 -165 +161
Contract jobs citing GDPR 336 777 1,959
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.85% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.24% 8.30% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 494 1,387
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £291 £311 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 22
Median hourly rate £30.75 £26.50 £31.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% -15.54% +11.92%
10th Percentile £18.90 £15.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £42.13 £43.25 £84.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.48 £29.00 £30.34
% change year-on-year +5.10% -4.40% +8.20%

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 3,637 9,360 11,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.33% 10.27% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 5,795 7,450
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 419 386
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -5.38% +9.83%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.63 £53.15 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.52 £22.88 £22.25
% change year-on-year -1.54% +2.82% +11.24%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +33 302 £500 - 146
UK excluding London +63 173 £475 +5.56% 110
London +57 151 £500 -4.76% 43
North of England +96 54 £540 +20.00% 44
South East +63 46 £461 -2.89% 24
Work from Home +13 43 £500 -4.76% 19
North West +60 27 £550 +15.79% 19
Yorkshire +73 25 £530 +24.71% 18
Scotland +73 25 £308 -18.00% 4
Midlands +55 19 £475 - 17
East of England +64 16 £426 -10.42% 8
East Midlands +49 10 £403 +11.81% 9
South West +64 9 £600 +41.18% 10
West Midlands +39 9 £488 -11.36% 8
Wales +32 3 £425 -12.14% 3
North East +32 2 £536 +2.14% 7

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 90 (26.79%) Information Security
2 85 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (21.73%) Finance
4 71 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (20.83%) Data Protection
6 67 (19.94%) Microsoft
7 66 (19.64%) Cybersecurity
8 64 (19.05%) SQL
9 58 (17.26%) Windows
10 54 (16.07%) Migration
11 51 (15.18%) Azure
12 48 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (13.99%) CISSP
14 45 (13.39%) CISM
14 45 (13.39%) PCI DSS
14 45 (13.39%) Public Sector
15 43 (12.80%) AWS
16 39 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (11.31%) SQL Server
18 37 (11.01%) Legal
18 37 (11.01%) Marketing
19 35 (10.42%) Risk Management
19 35 (10.42%) DevOps
20 34 (10.12%) Analytics
20 34 (10.12%) Office 365
20 34 (10.12%) Firewall
21 33 (9.82%) Oracle
21 33 (9.82%) SaaS
21 33 (9.82%) Data Governance
22 31 (9.23%) NIST

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 22 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.17%) Apache
2 14 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.27%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.79%) CMS
5 5 (1.49%) Confluence
6 4 (1.19%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.89%) JBoss
7 3 (0.89%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.19%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) FastStats
4 1 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.18%) Azure
2 43 (12.80%) AWS
3 34 (10.12%) Office 365
4 33 (9.82%) SaaS
5 17 (5.06%) PaaS
6 16 (4.76%) IaaS
7 12 (3.57%) GCP
8 10 (2.98%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.98%) Power Platform
9 9 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (2.68%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.08%) Serverless
11 6 (1.79%) GitHub
11 6 (1.79%) npm
12 5 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.49%) Google Analytics
13 4 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.12%) Firewall
2 30 (8.93%) DNS
3 13 (3.87%) HTTP
3 13 (3.87%) SSL
4 10 (2.98%) Network Security
5 7 (2.08%) Wireless
6 6 (1.79%) Skype
6 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.79%) WAN
7 5 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.89%) DHCP
8 3 (0.89%) Internet
8 3 (0.89%) Intranet
8 3 (0.89%) LAN
8 3 (0.89%) MPLS
8 3 (0.89%) PBX
8 3 (0.89%) VoIP
8 3 (0.89%) VPN
9 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (3.57%) Big Data
5 11 (3.27%) Data Lake
5 11 (3.27%) MySQL
6 9 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
6 9 (2.68%) Power BI
7 6 (1.79%) QlikView
7 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.49%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (1.49%) BigQuery
8 5 (1.49%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio Code
3 5 (1.49%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.49%) GitLab
3 5 (1.49%) JIRA
3 5 (1.49%) Snyk
4 3 (0.89%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.60%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 73 (21.73%) Finance
2 45 (13.39%) Public Sector
3 37 (11.01%) Legal
3 37 (11.01%) Marketing
4 17 (5.06%) Banking
5 16 (4.76%) Electronics
5 16 (4.76%) Retail
6 14 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 13 (3.87%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.57%) Law
9 10 (2.98%) Local Government
9 10 (2.98%) Retail Banking
10 9 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.89%) Games
12 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.60%) French Language
12 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Publishing
12 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (21.43%) Analyst
2 46 (13.69%) Consultant
3 29 (8.63%) Architect
3 29 (8.63%) Security Consultant
4 28 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.14%) Developer
6 23 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.36%) Security Analyst
8 17 (5.06%) Data Analyst
9 14 (4.17%) Security Architect
9 14 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 13 (3.87%) Data Manager
11 12 (3.57%) Information Manager
11 12 (3.57%) Office 365 Engineer
12 11 (3.27%) Security Officer
13 10 (2.98%) Information Security Consultant
14 9 (2.68%) Security Manager
14 9 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
15 8 (2.38%) Information Security Officer
15 8 (2.38%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.17%) RESTful
2 13 (3.87%) Velocity
3 12 (3.57%) CSS
3 12 (3.57%) HTML
4 11 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (3.27%) Web Services
5 10 (2.98%) Node.js
6 9 (2.68%) .NET
7 8 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.79%) HTML5
8 6 (1.79%) jQuery
8 6 (1.79%) Middleware
8 6 (1.79%) REST
8 6 (1.79%) SOAP
8 6 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.49%) Django
9 5 (1.49%) Spring
10 4 (1.19%) OAuth
11 3 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (0.89%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.87%) Freedom of Information
4 12 (3.57%) Social Media
5 11 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.38%) User Experience
7 7 (2.08%) Marketing Technology
8 5 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.49%) Clustering
8 5 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.49%) PKI
8 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.19%) FMCG
9 4 (1.19%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.19%) NHS
9 4 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.19%) Replication
10 3 (0.89%) CESG
10 3 (0.89%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.26%) Windows
2 26 (7.74%) Windows 10
3 22 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (2.38%) Linux
6 4 (1.19%) Unix
7 3 (0.89%) Android
7 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.79%) Information Security
2 85 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.83%) Data Protection
4 66 (19.64%) Cybersecurity
5 54 (16.07%) Migration
6 48 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (10.42%) DevOps
8 35 (10.42%) Risk Management
9 34 (10.12%) Analytics
10 33 (9.82%) Data Governance
11 31 (9.23%) Data Management
12 30 (8.93%) Data Privacy
13 26 (7.74%) Data Modelling
13 26 (7.74%) ITIL
14 24 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (6.85%) Project Management
16 21 (6.25%) Scrum
16 21 (6.25%) Security Architecture
17 20 (5.95%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.05%) SQL
2 31 (9.23%) Python
3 28 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 23 (6.85%) Java
5 9 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.68%) VBA
6 8 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.49%) Ruby
9 4 (1.19%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.19%) C
9 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.60%) Solidity
10 2 (0.60%) VB
11 1 (0.30%) ABAP
11 1 (0.30%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) Java 8
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) Scala
11 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (13.99%) CISSP
2 45 (13.39%) CISM
3 26 (7.74%) Security Cleared
4 25 (7.44%) CISA
4 25 (7.44%) Degree
5 15 (4.46%) CRISC
6 12 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.98%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (2.08%) IISP
10 6 (1.79%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.89%) SANS
13 2 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (0.60%) CASP
13 2 (0.60%) CGEIT
13 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (13.39%) PCI DSS
3 31 (9.23%) NIST
4 21 (6.25%) HIPAA
4 21 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (5.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (4.76%) Data Quality
6 16 (4.76%) QA
7 11 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.98%) SLA
9 8 (2.38%) COBIT
9 8 (2.38%) NCSC
10 6 (1.79%) PMO
11 3 (0.89%) GxP
11 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.89%) RMADS
12 2 (0.60%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.87%) Docker
3 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.87%) Ansible
2 13 (3.87%) Puppet
3 12 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.68%) Terraform
5 4 (1.19%) Nessus
5 4 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.89%) SCOM
7 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (0.60%) Nagios
7 2 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Icinga
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) QRadar
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.82%) Oracle
3 21 (6.25%) SAP
4 16 (4.76%) Google
4 16 (4.76%) Splunk
5 12 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.68%) Cisco
7 8 (2.38%) Northgate
8 7 (2.08%) Adobe
9 6 (1.79%) Citrix
9 6 (1.79%) LogicMonitor
9 6 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.49%) Pardot
11 4 (1.19%) Databricks
11 4 (1.19%) EMC
11 4 (1.19%) Qualys
11 4 (1.19%) Tealium
12 3 (0.89%) IBM
12 3 (0.89%) Siebel
12 3 (0.89%) Sun