Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 403 898
Rank change year-on-year +291 +495 -32
Contract jobs citing GDPR 2,247 531 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 0.58% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.45% 4.97% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,585 402 0
UK median daily rate £450 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 -
% change year-on-year -10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 0
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.32% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.93% - -

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 12,176 10,681 12,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 11.72% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,798 6,912 7,776
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.70% +0.63%
10th Percentile £256 £244 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 420
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -18.78% +14.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £55.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.90 £27.00
% change year-on-year +18.09% -26.30% +28.57%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor 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 21 June 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 +265 2,115 £450 -10.00% 326
UK excluding London +253 1,220 £425 -10.53% 236
London +235 988 £480 -4.00% 105
South East +153 397 £460 -8.00% 49
North of England +108 279 £413 -13.16% 75
Midlands +137 224 £425 - 47
North West +75 152 £431 -13.75% 40
West Midlands +93 140 £425 +3.03% 35
Yorkshire +58 117 £400 -15.79% 24
South West +88 110 £418 -7.79% 24
East of England +54 103 £444 -1.39% 25
East Midlands +67 79 £425 -10.53% 12
Scotland +24 70 £400 -11.11% 10
Wales +33 39 £448 +19.33% 3
North East +6 10 £371 -25.75% 11
Channel Islands - 2 £513 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 789 (35.11%) Data Protection
2 433 (19.27%) Finance
3 418 (18.60%) Information Security
4 395 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 321 (14.29%) Project Management
6 320 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
7 253 (11.26%) Legal
8 208 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 208 (9.26%) Data Privacy
9 197 (8.77%) PCI DSS
10 193 (8.59%) Microsoft
11 177 (7.88%) SQL
12 169 (7.52%) CISSP
13 161 (7.17%) Information Governance
14 157 (6.99%) Business Analysis
15 154 (6.85%) Retail
16 151 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
16 151 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
17 146 (6.50%) Risk Management
17 146 (6.50%) PRINCE2
18 143 (6.36%) Management Information System
18 143 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
19 142 (6.32%) GAP Analysis
20 123 (5.47%) CISM
21 122 (5.43%) Law
22 120 (5.34%) Migration
23 118 (5.25%) SQL Server
24 116 (5.16%) ITIL
25 115 (5.12%) Data Mapping
26 113 (5.03%) Degree

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 59 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.02%) SAS
3 19 (0.85%) Apache
4 17 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.45%) Confluence
5 10 (0.45%) IIS
5 10 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.40%) CMS
7 7 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.18%) WordPress
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.13%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.089%) Moodle
12 2 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 107 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) InVision
9 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.089%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.045%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.13%) Maximo
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.089%) Line 500
6 2 (0.089%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.089%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.089%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.089%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.089%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.045%) iTrent
7 1 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 151 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.29%) Office 365
4 17 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 16 (0.71%) SaaS
6 15 (0.67%) IaaS
7 10 (0.45%) PaaS
8 9 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.27%) Slack
11 5 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.22%) GitHub
11 5 (0.22%) Serverless
12 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.18%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.18%) Taleo
13 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.80%) Firewall
2 54 (2.40%) Network Security
3 39 (1.74%) Internet
4 32 (1.42%) WAN
5 27 (1.20%) DNS
5 27 (1.20%) SMS
6 26 (1.16%) LAN
7 21 (0.93%) DHCP
8 19 (0.85%) MPLS
9 17 (0.76%) SAN
10 16 (0.71%) SNMP
11 15 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (0.67%) VLAN
12 13 (0.58%) VPN
13 12 (0.53%) Wireless
14 11 (0.49%) Intranet
14 11 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (0.45%) SSL
15 10 (0.45%) TCP/IP
16 7 (0.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.71%) Big Data
3 58 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (1.78%) MySQL
5 36 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.29%) Power BI
9 28 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 28 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 24 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.85%) HBase
12 18 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (0.76%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.62%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (1.42%) Git (software)
1 32 (1.42%) JIRA
2 30 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.67%) Selenium
5 12 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 7 (0.31%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.27%) Subversion
10 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.22%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.22%) TestComplete
11 4 (0.18%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.18%) GitLab
11 4 (0.18%) JMeter
11 4 (0.18%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.13%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.13%) HP UFT
General
1 433 (19.27%) Finance
2 253 (11.26%) Legal
3 154 (6.85%) Retail
4 122 (5.43%) Law
5 97 (4.32%) Marketing
6 87 (3.87%) Banking
7 39 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.20%) Publishing
9 23 (1.02%) Advertising
9 23 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.67%) Games
12 11 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.49%) Local Government
13 10 (0.45%) Front Office
14 9 (0.40%) Back Office
14 9 (0.40%) Billing
14 9 (0.40%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 605 (26.92%) Analyst
2 411 (18.29%) Business Analyst
3 395 (17.58%) Project Manager
4 259 (11.53%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 254 (11.30%) GDPR Project Manager
6 244 (10.86%) Architect
7 238 (10.59%) Consultant
8 107 (4.76%) Security Architect
9 105 (4.67%) GDPR Consultant
10 98 (4.36%) Developer
11 91 (4.05%) Data Protection Officer
12 77 (3.43%) Data Analyst
13 76 (3.38%) Security Consultant
14 72 (3.20%) Security Manager
15 59 (2.63%) IT Manager
16 55 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.40%) Data Business Analyst
18 46 (2.05%) Data Consultant
19 45 (2.00%) Programme Manager
19 45 (2.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.45%) Web Services
2 37 (1.65%) .NET
3 31 (1.38%) CSS
3 31 (1.38%) HTML
4 25 (1.11%) Middleware
5 20 (0.89%) RESTful
6 19 (0.85%) Kafka
7 17 (0.76%) SAML
8 16 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 16 (0.71%) Node.js
9 13 (0.58%) XML
10 12 (0.53%) HTML5
10 12 (0.53%) OAuth
11 11 (0.49%) LDAP
11 11 (0.49%) REST
11 11 (0.49%) Spring
11 11 (0.49%) Velocity
12 10 (0.45%) jQuery
12 10 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
1 143 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 112 (4.98%) Data Protection Act
3 50 (2.23%) Data Centre
4 48 (2.14%) Freedom of Information
5 40 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (1.60%) NHS
7 29 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.11%) Fintech
9 22 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (0.80%) PKI
12 17 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
13 14 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.58%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.53%) User Experience
16 10 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 108 (4.81%) Windows
2 43 (1.91%) Linux
3 42 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 31 (1.38%) Unix
5 26 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 24 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.22%) Solaris
11 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.045%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.045%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (35.11%) Data Protection
2 418 (18.60%) Information Security
3 395 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 321 (14.29%) Project Management
5 320 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (9.26%) Data Privacy
7 161 (7.17%) Information Governance
8 157 (6.99%) Business Analysis
9 151 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
10 146 (6.50%) PRINCE2
10 146 (6.50%) Risk Management
11 142 (6.32%) GAP Analysis
12 120 (5.34%) Migration
13 116 (5.16%) ITIL
14 115 (5.12%) Data Mapping
15 105 (4.67%) Data Governance
16 104 (4.63%) Data Management
17 102 (4.54%) Analytics
18 100 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
19 94 (4.18%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 177 (7.88%) SQL
2 66 (2.94%) Java
3 59 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 58 (2.58%) Python
5 48 (2.14%) C#
6 44 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 28 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 26 (1.16%) Scala
9 25 (1.11%) C
10 20 (0.89%) C++
11 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.67%) Perl
13 13 (0.58%) Ruby
14 9 (0.40%) R
15 8 (0.36%) VB
16 6 (0.27%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.27%) Go
17 5 (0.22%) HiveQL
17 5 (0.22%) PHP
17 5 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 169 (7.52%) CISSP
2 123 (5.47%) CISM
3 113 (5.03%) Degree
4 87 (3.87%) CISA
5 81 (3.60%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.05%) ISEB
8 38 (1.69%) PMP
9 30 (1.34%) CRISC
10 29 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.89%) CCNA
13 18 (0.80%) CCNP
13 18 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (0.67%) GIAC
15 13 (0.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 11 (0.49%) SANS
17 10 (0.45%) CEH
17 10 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 197 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 57 (2.54%) PMO
4 55 (2.45%) Data Quality
5 51 (2.27%) QA
6 47 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (1.96%) COBIT
8 21 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (0.89%) MiFID
9 20 (0.89%) NIST 800
10 14 (0.62%) COSO
11 13 (0.58%) ISO 22301
12 12 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.53%) PSD2
13 11 (0.49%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.49%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.45%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.40%) IFRS
16 8 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 7 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 74 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.20%) Docker
3 15 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.22%) vSphere
8 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.089%) Snort
9 2 (0.089%) vCloud
9 2 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.089%) XenApp
10 1 (0.045%) IAG
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.045%) RACF
10 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (0.89%) SCCM
3 16 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (0.62%) Nessus
5 8 (0.36%) Kibana
5 8 (0.36%) Terraform
6 7 (0.31%) Ansible
6 7 (0.31%) CASB
7 6 (0.27%) Puppet
7 6 (0.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.13%) Grafana
10 3 (0.13%) Graylog
10 3 (0.13%) Nagios
10 3 (0.13%) Packer
10 3 (0.13%) QRadar
10 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.089%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 193 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.27%) Oracle
3 43 (1.91%) SAP
4 40 (1.78%) Google
5 36 (1.60%) Cisco
6 32 (1.42%) VMware
7 25 (1.11%) IBM
7 25 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (1.11%) Splunk
8 19 (0.85%) Capita
9 18 (0.80%) Tableau
10 16 (0.71%) CheckPoint
10 16 (0.71%) Teradata
11 15 (0.67%) Apple
12 14 (0.62%) CyberArk
12 14 (0.62%) Imperva
13 12 (0.53%) LogRhythm
13 12 (0.53%) Qualys
13 12 (0.53%) Talend
14 10 (0.45%) Citrix