Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 294 214
Rank change year-on-year +24 -80 -32
Contract jobs citing GDPR 294 740 1,365
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.88% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.57% 8.38% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 500 949
Median daily rate £494 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £313
90th Percentile £656 £601 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 20
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.19 £29.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.01% -25.65% +49.24%
10th Percentile £19.10 £14.00 £15.68
90th Percentile £45.00 £36.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.91 £18.52 £21.17
% change year-on-year +56.05% -12.50% +5.84%

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 3,429 8,827 11,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.66% 10.47% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 5,503 7,156
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 401 408
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.05 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -3.82% +9.40%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £11.21
90th Percentile £54.81 £56.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.36 £21.76
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.73% +9.83%

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 26 October 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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 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 +30 269 £488 +2.63% 195
London +88 156 £488 -2.50% 47
UK excluding London +23 115 £475 +5.56% 156
Work from Home -56 59 £500 +11.11% 53
South East +57 37 £525 +6.06% 49
North of England +57 36 £494 +9.72% 42
North West +45 21 £538 +13.16% 24
Midlands +44 16 £500 +8.11% 27
Yorkshire +55 15 £318 -25.29% 16
Scotland +55 9 £500 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +34 9 £500 +5.26% 13
East of England +74 8 £400 -4.48% 10
South West +87 7 £400 -2.44% 20
East Midlands +27 7 £550 +22.22% 14
Wales +36 2 £563 +44.23% 3

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 84 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.15%) Data Protection
3 69 (23.47%) SQL
4 62 (21.09%) Finance
5 57 (19.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
7 50 (17.01%) Information Security
7 50 (17.01%) Windows
7 50 (17.01%) PCI DSS
8 47 (15.99%) Microsoft
9 46 (15.65%) Oracle
10 43 (14.63%) Public Sector
11 39 (13.27%) Azure
12 36 (12.24%) SQL Server
12 36 (12.24%) ITIL
12 36 (12.24%) Project Management
13 35 (11.90%) Management Information System
14 34 (11.56%) DevOps
15 33 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (11.22%) Migration
15 33 (11.22%) CISSP
16 32 (10.88%) Java
16 32 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
17 31 (10.54%) SaaS
17 31 (10.54%) Data Management
18 30 (10.20%) Active Directory
18 30 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (9.86%) NIST
19 29 (9.86%) AWS
20 28 (9.52%) Data Security

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 21 (7.14%) Apache
1 21 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.74%) Apache Solr
3 8 (2.72%) JBoss
4 7 (2.38%) CMS
4 7 (2.38%) IIS
5 6 (2.04%) Confluence
5 6 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.04%) NetWeaver
5 6 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.36%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.02%) nginx
9 2 (0.68%) Drupal
9 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Documentum
10 1 (0.34%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 32 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.38%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.34%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.27%) Azure
2 31 (10.54%) SaaS
3 29 (9.86%) AWS
4 12 (4.08%) PaaS
5 11 (3.74%) Office 365
6 10 (3.40%) IaaS
7 9 (3.06%) GitHub
8 7 (2.38%) GCP
9 6 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (2.04%) Serverless
10 5 (1.70%) npm
11 4 (1.36%) Amazon Cognito
11 4 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.36%) AWS CodeCommit
11 4 (1.36%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.82%) DNS
1 23 (7.82%) Firewall
2 15 (5.10%) SSL
3 13 (4.42%) HTTP
4 9 (3.06%) Network Security
5 8 (2.72%) WAN
6 7 (2.38%) VPN
6 7 (2.38%) Wireless
7 6 (2.04%) DHCP
7 6 (2.04%) MPLS
7 6 (2.04%) PBX
7 6 (2.04%) Skype
7 6 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.04%) VoIP
8 5 (1.70%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (1.36%) SAN
10 3 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.02%) VLAN
11 2 (0.68%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.76%) MySQL
2 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.06%) SAP HANA
5 8 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (2.04%) DB2
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.36%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.36%) Power BI
10 3 (1.02%) Big Data
10 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.68%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.38%) JIRA
3 5 (1.70%) Visual Studio Code
4 4 (1.36%) IntelliJ
4 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.36%) Maven
4 4 (1.36%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.36%) Sublime Text
5 3 (1.02%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.68%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.34%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.34%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.34%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 62 (21.09%) Finance
2 43 (14.63%) Public Sector
3 24 (8.16%) Legal
4 15 (5.10%) Banking
4 15 (5.10%) Marketing
5 11 (3.74%) Local Government
6 10 (3.40%) Law
6 10 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.72%) Retail
8 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.04%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.70%) Electronics
10 5 (1.70%) Front Office
11 3 (1.02%) Digital Economy
11 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.68%) Games
13 1 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (17.35%) Analyst
2 43 (14.63%) Architect
3 28 (9.52%) Consultant
4 22 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 20 (6.80%) Developer
6 19 (6.46%) Data Manager
6 19 (6.46%) Security Architect
7 18 (6.12%) Security Consultant
8 16 (5.44%) Security Manager
9 15 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.40%) Data Analyst
10 10 (3.40%) Information Manager
10 10 (3.40%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.06%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 9 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.38%) Data Architect
12 7 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.04%) Information Security Consultant
13 6 (2.04%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.76%) CSS
1 14 (4.76%) HTML
1 14 (4.76%) Web Services
2 11 (3.74%) .NET
2 11 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (3.40%) Middleware
4 9 (3.06%) Node.js
5 8 (2.72%) RESTful
6 7 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 7 (2.38%) jQuery
7 6 (2.04%) SAP Basis
8 5 (1.70%) HTML5
8 5 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.70%) WSDL
9 4 (1.36%) JSON
9 4 (1.36%) Murex MxML
9 4 (1.36%) OAuth
9 4 (1.36%) REST
9 4 (1.36%) SOAP
9 4 (1.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 33 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.80%) User Experience
4 15 (5.10%) Freedom of Information
5 11 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (3.40%) NHS
7 8 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.72%) PKI
8 7 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.38%) Freedom of Information Act
8 7 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (2.04%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.70%) Clustering
10 5 (1.70%) Derivative
10 5 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.36%) Marketing Technology
11 4 (1.36%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.01%) Windows
2 27 (9.18%) Linux
3 22 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.80%) Unix
5 14 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.70%) AIX
6 5 (1.70%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.36%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.02%) Android
8 3 (1.02%) Solaris
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.15%) Data Protection
3 55 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (17.01%) Information Security
5 36 (12.24%) ITIL
5 36 (12.24%) Project Management
6 34 (11.56%) DevOps
7 33 (11.22%) Migration
8 31 (10.54%) Data Management
9 30 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (9.52%) Data Security
11 27 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (8.84%) TOGAF
13 25 (8.50%) Data Modelling
14 21 (7.14%) Analytics
14 21 (7.14%) Business Analysis
14 21 (7.14%) Data Privacy
14 21 (7.14%) Security Architecture
15 20 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.47%) SQL
2 32 (10.88%) Java
3 19 (6.46%) PowerShell
4 17 (5.78%) Python
5 10 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.72%) Ruby
7 5 (1.70%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.36%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.36%) C
8 4 (1.36%) Perl
8 4 (1.36%) PHP
8 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.36%) VBA
9 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.68%) BeanShell
10 2 (0.68%) C#
10 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (11.22%) CISSP
2 26 (8.84%) CISM
2 26 (8.84%) Degree
3 22 (7.48%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.46%) CISA
5 17 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.40%) CRISC
7 6 (2.04%) ISEB
7 6 (2.04%) SANS
8 4 (1.36%) Postgraduate
9 3 (1.02%) IISP
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.68%) CGEIT
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (17.01%) PCI DSS
3 29 (9.86%) NIST
4 23 (7.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (7.14%) HIPAA
6 20 (6.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (6.80%) Data Quality
7 17 (5.78%) COBIT
8 13 (4.42%) SLA
9 11 (3.74%) QA
10 8 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (2.38%) PMO
12 6 (2.04%) RMADS
13 5 (1.70%) ISO 9001
14 4 (1.36%) ISAE 3402
14 4 (1.36%) ISO 22301
14 4 (1.36%) ISO 31000
14 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.68%) IFRS
15 2 (0.68%) NCSC
System Software
1 30 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.10%) Docker
3 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.12%) Ansible
2 14 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.42%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.42%) Puppet
4 9 (3.06%) Terraform
5 6 (2.04%) Nessus
5 6 (2.04%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (1.36%) IBM Guardium
7 4 (1.36%) Kibana
7 4 (1.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.02%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) Nagios
9 2 (0.68%) QRadar
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
9 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) CASB
10 1 (0.34%) Icinga
Vendors
1 47 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 46 (15.65%) Oracle
3 18 (6.12%) SAP
3 18 (6.12%) Splunk
4 14 (4.76%) Cisco
5 9 (3.06%) Google
5 9 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.72%) Northgate
7 7 (2.38%) IBM
7 7 (2.38%) Qualys
7 7 (2.38%) Sun
8 6 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (2.04%) Citrix
8 6 (2.04%) Pardot
9 5 (1.70%) LogicMonitor
9 5 (1.70%) Murex
10 4 (1.36%) HP
10 4 (1.36%) McAfee
10 4 (1.36%) Tealium
10 4 (1.36%) VMware