Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 302 200 192
Rank change year-on-year -102 -8 +702
Contract jobs citing GDPR 725 1,452 1,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.41% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.22% 12.82% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 999 946
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +1.12% +1.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 7
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £29.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.32% +46.80% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.03 £16.95
90th Percentile £37.50 £57.50 £28.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.52 £21.17 £20.00
% change year-on-year -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 8,823 11,323 12,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.37% 10.97% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,497 7,173 8,054
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £256
90th Percentile £633 £625 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.46% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 398 367
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +8.80% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.21 £10.63
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.67 £21.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +9.40% -20.00%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -99 682 £475 +5.56% 467
UK excluding London -74 418 £450 +1.12% 344
London -89 302 £500 +2.56% 146
South East -40 153 £475 -5.00% 90
North of England -23 96 £475 +15.15% 90
Midlands -6 67 £475 +6.74% 62
North West -4 52 £475 +15.15% 38
West Midlands -5 42 £477 +5.89% 47
Yorkshire -2 39 £425 +2.41% 39
South West -38 36 £411 -2.08% 58
Scotland -14 29 £375 -11.76% 12
East of England -32 29 £400 -7.25% 23
East Midlands +18 25 £400 -33.33% 15
Wales +6 7 £390 -23.90% 6
North East +16 5 £488 +2.63% 13
Northern Ireland +8 3 - - 5

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 153 (21.10%) Finance
2 142 (19.59%) Information Security
3 138 (19.03%) Data Protection
4 135 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 106 (14.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 101 (13.93%) Azure
8 90 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
10 82 (11.31%) AWS
11 81 (11.17%) SQL
12 71 (9.79%) Migration
13 70 (9.66%) Analytics
14 68 (9.38%) Data Privacy
14 68 (9.38%) PCI DSS
15 67 (9.24%) Project Management
16 66 (9.10%) CISSP
17 63 (8.69%) Legal
18 60 (8.28%) Data Governance
18 60 (8.28%) DevOps
19 58 (8.00%) Office 365
19 58 (8.00%) Management Information System
20 57 (7.86%) Data Management
21 56 (7.72%) Scrum
22 54 (7.45%) CISM
23 52 (7.17%) Windows
24 51 (7.03%) Active Directory
25 50 (6.90%) Degree
25 50 (6.90%) Security Architecture
26 49 (6.76%) Public Sector

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 42 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.07%) Confluence
4 11 (1.52%) SAS
5 9 (1.24%) CMS
6 8 (1.10%) Drupal
6 8 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.83%) WordPress
8 5 (0.69%) IIS
9 4 (0.55%) Apache
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.55%) Jadu
10 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.28%) Documentum
11 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
11 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 46 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.55%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.41%) SPSS
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.14%) InVision
9 1 (0.14%) Marvel
9 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.28%) Raiser's Edge
4 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 101 (13.93%) Azure
2 82 (11.31%) AWS
3 58 (8.00%) Office 365
4 27 (3.72%) Power Platform
5 23 (3.17%) SaaS
6 22 (3.03%) GCP
6 22 (3.03%) IaaS
7 20 (2.76%) PaaS
8 16 (2.21%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.10%) Google Tag Manager
10 7 (0.97%) Trello
11 6 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.83%) G Suite
11 6 (0.83%) Serverless
12 5 (0.69%) GitHub
13 4 (0.55%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.41%) Firewall
2 26 (3.59%) DNS
3 25 (3.45%) Internet
4 22 (3.03%) Network Security
5 15 (2.07%) WAN
6 13 (1.79%) Skype
7 12 (1.66%) DHCP
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.24%) 3GPP
10 7 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (0.97%) VPN
11 6 (0.83%) HTTP
11 6 (0.83%) Intranet
11 6 (0.83%) LAN
11 6 (0.83%) MPLS
11 6 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (0.83%) VLAN
12 5 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.28%) Big Data
4 27 (3.72%) Power BI
5 19 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.79%) MySQL
8 12 (1.66%) Data Lake
8 12 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.66%) QlikView
9 11 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
14 5 (0.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 35 (4.83%) JIRA
2 16 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.38%) Selenium
5 8 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.83%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.69%) Balsamiq
8 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.69%) JMeter
8 5 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.28%) Appium
10 2 (0.28%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.28%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.14%) GitLab
11 1 (0.14%) Hudson
11 1 (0.14%) JBehave
General
1 153 (21.10%) Finance
2 63 (8.69%) Legal
3 49 (6.76%) Public Sector
4 41 (5.66%) Banking
5 38 (5.24%) Marketing
6 33 (4.55%) Law
7 30 (4.14%) Telecoms
8 27 (3.72%) Retail
9 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.10%) Local Government
12 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.69%) Advertising
13 5 (0.69%) Front Office
14 4 (0.55%) Games
14 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.41%) Publishing
16 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 182 (25.10%) Analyst
2 106 (14.62%) Architect
3 82 (11.31%) Business Analyst
4 68 (9.38%) Consultant
5 55 (7.59%) Security Architect
6 50 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 47 (6.48%) Developer
8 42 (5.79%) Data Analyst
9 31 (4.28%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 28 (3.86%) Security Analyst
11 27 (3.72%) Security Consultant
12 22 (3.03%) Data Business Analyst
13 21 (2.90%) Data Architect
13 21 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (2.76%) IT Manager
15 17 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.34%) Security Engineer
16 16 (2.21%) GDPR Project Manager
17 14 (1.93%) Data Consultant
18 13 (1.79%) GDPR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.10%) Web Services
2 17 (2.34%) OAuth
3 16 (2.21%) REST
4 15 (2.07%) CSS
4 15 (2.07%) HTML
5 13 (1.79%) OpenID
5 13 (1.79%) RESTful
5 13 (1.79%) SAML
6 12 (1.66%) JSON
6 12 (1.66%) LDAP
7 10 (1.38%) Kafka
7 10 (1.38%) XML
8 9 (1.24%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.24%) HTML5
8 9 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (1.10%) Middleware
10 7 (0.97%) CSS3
10 7 (0.97%) Node.js
11 6 (0.83%) .NET
11 6 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 35 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (2.21%) Public Cloud
5 14 (1.93%) User Experience
6 12 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.24%) SCADA
8 9 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.83%) NHS
11 6 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.83%) PKI
11 6 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.17%) Windows
2 30 (4.14%) Linux
3 15 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.93%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.52%) Unix
6 9 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.97%) Solaris
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.41%) Android
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Debian
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.59%) Information Security
2 138 (19.03%) Data Protection
3 135 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
6 71 (9.79%) Migration
7 70 (9.66%) Analytics
8 68 (9.38%) Data Privacy
9 67 (9.24%) Project Management
10 60 (8.28%) Data Governance
10 60 (8.28%) DevOps
11 57 (7.86%) Data Management
12 56 (7.72%) Scrum
13 50 (6.90%) Security Architecture
14 48 (6.62%) ITIL
15 47 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
15 47 (6.48%) Data Security
16 43 (5.93%) ETL
16 43 (5.93%) Risk Management
17 41 (5.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (11.17%) SQL
2 32 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.72%) Java
4 22 (3.03%) Python
5 19 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.93%) Ruby
7 12 (1.66%) PHP
8 10 (1.38%) C
9 8 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.69%) Korn
10 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.41%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.41%) VBScript
12 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.28%) C#
13 1 (0.14%) ABAP
13 1 (0.14%) Perl
13 1 (0.14%) Scala
13 1 (0.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 66 (9.10%) CISSP
2 54 (7.45%) CISM
3 50 (6.90%) Degree
4 40 (5.52%) Security Cleared
5 29 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.62%) CISA
8 13 (1.79%) ISEB
9 12 (1.66%) SANS
10 11 (1.52%) CRISC
11 9 (1.24%) CCNP
12 8 (1.10%) CCIE
12 8 (1.10%) HNC
12 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.97%) HND
14 6 (0.83%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.69%) GIAC
15 5 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (14.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (9.38%) PCI DSS
3 33 (4.55%) NIST
4 27 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 25 (3.45%) Data Quality
6 20 (2.76%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (2.34%) QA
7 17 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (2.07%) COBIT
9 13 (1.79%) IFRS
9 13 (1.79%) Solvency II
10 10 (1.38%) PMO
11 9 (1.24%) HIPAA
11 9 (1.24%) NCSC
12 7 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.83%) SLA
13 6 (0.83%) WCAG
14 5 (0.69%) GAMP
14 5 (0.69%) MiFID
15 4 (0.55%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.24%) Docker
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (1.79%) Terraform
3 12 (1.66%) CASB
3 12 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.52%) SCCM
5 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.69%) Nessus
8 4 (0.55%) Ansible
8 4 (0.55%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.55%) Kibana
8 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.41%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.28%) Packer
10 2 (0.28%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.14%) QRadar
11 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 120 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.24%) Oracle
3 33 (4.55%) Google
4 24 (3.31%) SAP
5 22 (3.03%) VMware
6 21 (2.90%) Cisco
7 18 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.93%) Adobe
9 10 (1.38%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.24%) Informatica
11 8 (1.10%) Databricks
11 8 (1.10%) OneTrust
12 7 (0.97%) Citrix
12 7 (0.97%) IBM
12 7 (0.97%) McAfee
12 7 (0.97%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.97%) SolarWinds
12 7 (0.97%) Splunk
12 7 (0.97%) Tableau
12 7 (0.97%) Varonis