Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 695 874
Rank change year-on-year +590 +179 -
Contract jobs citing GDPR 2,377 151 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 0.16% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.06% 1.35% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,653 123 0
UK median daily rate £458 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £451 -
% change year-on-year -5.66% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 2
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.75
10th Percentile £13.44 - £10.63
90th Percentile £66.75 - £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 13,160 11,165 12,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.63% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,318 7,958
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 388 447
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.85 £11.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.98 £25.50
% change year-on-year +2.39% -13.82% +27.50%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +582 2,206 £463 -3.90% 337
UK excluding London +452 1,249 £425 -5.66% 213
London +416 1,088 £500 -4.76% 145
South East +242 409 £450 -10.00% 42
North of England +221 284 £425 -10.53% 55
Midlands +175 229 £413 -4.35% 40
Yorkshire +124 157 £431 -28.13% 20
West Midlands +126 152 £413 -4.35% 25
Scotland +81 111 £425 +82.80% 12
North West +103 109 £425 +6.12% 29
East of England +75 98 £450 - 36
South West +83 86 £410 +92.71% 19
East Midlands - 70 £413 - 15
Wales - 30 £419 - 9
North East - 18 £431 - 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £588 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 899 (37.82%) Data Protection
2 608 (25.58%) Finance
3 488 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 467 (19.65%) Information Security
5 346 (14.56%) Project Management
6 329 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
7 268 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 255 (10.73%) Legal
9 221 (9.30%) Business Analysis
10 215 (9.05%) PCI DSS
11 200 (8.41%) Data Privacy
12 181 (7.61%) Risk Management
13 176 (7.40%) CISSP
14 171 (7.19%) GAP Analysis
15 170 (7.15%) Data Governance
16 169 (7.11%) Data Protection Act
17 155 (6.52%) Banking
18 154 (6.48%) Information Governance
19 153 (6.44%) Data Management
20 147 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
21 146 (6.14%) PRINCE2
22 142 (5.97%) Degree
23 139 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
24 134 (5.64%) Management Information System
25 131 (5.51%) SQL
26 123 (5.17%) CISM
26 123 (5.17%) Data Mapping
27 120 (5.05%) Retail
28 119 (5.01%) Data Security
28 119 (5.01%) Microsoft

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 46 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 20 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 19 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (0.63%) SAS
5 14 (0.59%) Confluence
6 10 (0.42%) Apache
7 9 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.29%) CMS
8 7 (0.29%) IIS
9 5 (0.21%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.21%) WordPress
10 4 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.17%) Drupal
10 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.084%) JBoss
12 2 (0.084%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 97 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
3 61 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 58 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.25%) FastStats
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.084%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.084%) Maximo
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.084%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.084%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.042%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.042%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.042%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.042%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 101 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.19%) Office 365
4 25 (1.05%) SaaS
5 17 (0.72%) GitHub
6 16 (0.67%) IaaS
7 14 (0.59%) PaaS
8 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.25%) Serverless
12 5 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.13%) Taleo
15 2 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.084%) Google Drive
15 2 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.86%) Firewall
2 39 (1.64%) Network Security
3 33 (1.39%) WAN
4 30 (1.26%) LAN
5 24 (1.01%) MPLS
6 23 (0.97%) SMS
7 21 (0.88%) VLAN
8 18 (0.76%) Internet
8 18 (0.76%) SNMP
9 17 (0.72%) SAN
10 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 10 (0.42%) SSL
12 8 (0.34%) DNS
13 6 (0.25%) DHCP
13 6 (0.25%) Intranet
13 6 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
13 6 (0.25%) Wireless
14 5 (0.21%) IPsec
14 5 (0.21%) VoIP
14 5 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.61%) Big Data
2 46 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 41 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 25 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 22 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.76%) MySQL
10 17 (0.72%) Power BI
11 14 (0.59%) HBase
12 13 (0.55%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.50%) QlikView
14 10 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.38%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 8 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.29%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.35%) JIRA
4 17 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 17 (0.72%) GitLab
5 16 (0.67%) Mockito
6 15 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.38%) Subversion
7 9 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.17%) Selenium
8 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.13%) ERwin
10 2 (0.084%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.084%) Mocha
10 2 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.084%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.084%) ProC
10 2 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.084%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.084%) Vagrant
General
1 608 (25.58%) Finance
2 255 (10.73%) Legal
3 155 (6.52%) Banking
4 120 (5.05%) Retail
5 103 (4.33%) Marketing
6 83 (3.49%) Law
7 45 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.72%) Retail Banking
9 32 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.09%) Advertising
11 18 (0.76%) Front Office
11 18 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.72%) Games
13 16 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.67%) Local Government
14 14 (0.59%) Back Office
15 13 (0.55%) Publishing
16 10 (0.42%) Automotive
17 9 (0.38%) Billing
17 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 719 (30.25%) Analyst
2 535 (22.51%) Business Analyst
3 496 (20.87%) Project Manager
4 377 (15.86%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 338 (14.22%) GDPR Project Manager
6 262 (11.02%) Consultant
7 188 (7.91%) Architect
8 132 (5.55%) GDPR Consultant
9 109 (4.59%) Security Consultant
10 98 (4.12%) Data Analyst
11 81 (3.41%) Data Protection Officer
11 81 (3.41%) Security Architect
12 77 (3.24%) Programme Manager
13 71 (2.99%) Data Business Analyst
14 60 (2.52%) IT Manager
14 60 (2.52%) Security Manager
15 59 (2.48%) GDPR Programme Manager
16 56 (2.36%) Security Analyst
17 54 (2.27%) Data Manager
18 53 (2.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.77%) Web Services
2 25 (1.05%) REST
2 25 (1.05%) RESTful
3 20 (0.84%) Spring
4 19 (0.80%) JSON
5 16 (0.67%) .NET
5 16 (0.67%) JMX
6 14 (0.59%) Middleware
7 11 (0.46%) HTML
7 11 (0.46%) Kafka
7 11 (0.46%) SOAP
8 10 (0.42%) SAML
8 10 (0.42%) Velocity
9 9 (0.38%) CNTK
9 9 (0.38%) MXNet
9 9 (0.38%) TensorFlow
9 9 (0.38%) Theano
10 7 (0.29%) OAuth
10 7 (0.29%) OAuth2
10 7 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.11%) Data Protection Act
2 147 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.06%) Freedom of Information
5 34 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.01%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 24 (1.01%) Fintech
7 21 (0.88%) FMCG
8 20 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
9 19 (0.80%) PKI
10 18 (0.76%) NHS
11 16 (0.67%) PMI
12 15 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.55%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.50%) Derivative
15 12 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 108 (4.54%) Windows
2 52 (2.19%) Linux
3 47 (1.98%) Unix
4 17 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 16 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.17%) CentOS
7 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.042%) AIX
9 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (37.82%) Data Protection
2 488 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 467 (19.65%) Information Security
4 346 (14.56%) Project Management
5 329 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
6 221 (9.30%) Business Analysis
7 200 (8.41%) Data Privacy
8 181 (7.61%) Risk Management
9 171 (7.19%) GAP Analysis
10 170 (7.15%) Data Governance
11 154 (6.48%) Information Governance
12 153 (6.44%) Data Management
13 146 (6.14%) PRINCE2
14 139 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
15 123 (5.17%) Data Mapping
16 119 (5.01%) Data Security
17 110 (4.63%) Data Analysis
18 103 (4.33%) ITIL
19 101 (4.25%) Change Management
20 98 (4.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 131 (5.51%) SQL
2 63 (2.65%) Java
3 36 (1.51%) Python
4 32 (1.35%) C
5 24 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 19 (0.80%) PowerShell
6 19 (0.80%) Scala
7 16 (0.67%) C#
8 14 (0.59%) Perl
9 13 (0.55%) VBA
10 8 (0.34%) C++
11 6 (0.25%) Go
12 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.17%) ES6
13 4 (0.17%) R
14 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.13%) VB
15 2 (0.084%) Gremlin
15 2 (0.084%) PHP
Qualifications
1 176 (7.40%) CISSP
2 142 (5.97%) Degree
3 123 (5.17%) CISM
4 80 (3.37%) CISA
5 62 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 52 (2.19%) ISEB
7 43 (1.81%) PMP
8 39 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 34 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 29 (1.22%) CRISC
11 26 (1.09%) SANS
12 23 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (0.72%) CCNP
16 14 (0.59%) CCNA
16 14 (0.59%) CEH
17 13 (0.55%) SSCP
18 11 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
19 10 (0.42%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 215 (9.05%) PCI DSS
3 58 (2.44%) PMO
4 56 (2.36%) Data Quality
5 46 (1.94%) COBIT
6 43 (1.81%) QA
7 41 (1.72%) MiFID
8 32 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 30 (1.26%) Solvency II
10 20 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.80%) PSD2
12 18 (0.76%) NIST 800
13 15 (0.63%) FATCA
14 14 (0.59%) IFRS
15 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
15 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 10 (0.42%) IFRS 9
17 9 (0.38%) EMIR
18 8 (0.34%) COSO
19 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 40 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.67%) Docker
3 12 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.17%) vSphere
7 3 (0.13%) Snort
8 2 (0.084%) IAG
8 2 (0.084%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.084%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (0.76%) Puppet
2 10 (0.42%) Nessus
2 10 (0.42%) SCCM
3 8 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.21%) SCOM
6 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.17%) Ansible
6 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.17%) QRadar
7 3 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.13%) Terraform
7 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.084%) Ambari
8 2 (0.084%) Nagios
Vendors
1 119 (5.01%) Microsoft
2 86 (3.62%) Oracle
3 31 (1.30%) SAP
4 25 (1.05%) VMware
5 21 (0.88%) Cisco
5 21 (0.88%) Qualys
6 19 (0.80%) Capita
7 18 (0.76%) CyberArk
7 18 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (0.76%) Splunk
8 17 (0.72%) CheckPoint
9 14 (0.59%) Google
10 13 (0.55%) Cloudera
11 12 (0.50%) AlienVault
11 12 (0.50%) Tableau
12 11 (0.46%) IBM
12 11 (0.46%) Talend
13 10 (0.42%) McAfee
13 10 (0.42%) Workday
14 9 (0.38%) Palo Alto