Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 114 384
Rank change year-on-year -183 +270 +502
Contract jobs citing GDPR 814 2,217 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 2.19% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.63% 18.52% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 1,559 421
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -27.01%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £673 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +10.59% -10.53% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 2
UK median hourly rate £24.92 £21.75 £28.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.57% -22.42% -
10th Percentile £15.38 £12.16 £28.01
90th Percentile £38.38 £85.75 £28.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £28.04
% change year-on-year +43.24% -34.01% -

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 9,433 11,968 10,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.35% 11.84% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,780 7,632 7,040
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £245
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 361
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +15.00% -16.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.46 £22.50 £19.90
% change year-on-year +17.59% +13.07% -22.72%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -176 772 £500 +11.11% 110
UK excluding London -164 455 £470 +10.59% 91
London -152 346 £525 +10.53% 42
South East -77 196 £475 +2.70% 13
North of England -92 88 £488 +18.18% 36
Midlands -83 66 £438 +2.94% 12
North West -62 49 £500 +15.94% 22
East of England -48 45 £488 +11.43% 7
West Midlands -73 44 £488 +14.71% 7
Yorkshire -57 32 £475 +18.75% 6
South West -96 25 £450 +7.14%
East Midlands -29 22 £380 -10.59% 5
Scotland -23 20 £405 +1.25% 18
Wales -18 16 £550 +22.22%
North East +22 7 £463 +24.58% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 194 (23.83%) Data Protection
2 166 (20.39%) Finance
3 160 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (19.16%) Information Security
5 142 (17.44%) Microsoft
5 142 (17.44%) Cybersecurity
6 141 (17.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 138 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 104 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
9 92 (11.30%) Analytics
10 91 (11.18%) PCI DSS
11 90 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 87 (10.69%) SQL
13 80 (9.83%) Law
14 79 (9.71%) CISSP
15 78 (9.58%) Windows
15 78 (9.58%) Project Management
16 77 (9.46%) DevOps
17 70 (8.60%) Management Information System
18 69 (8.48%) Legal
18 69 (8.48%) Active Directory
18 69 (8.48%) Security Architecture
19 68 (8.35%) Data Privacy
19 68 (8.35%) Data Security
20 64 (7.86%) Security Cleared
21 63 (7.74%) Firewall
22 62 (7.62%) Linux
23 60 (7.37%) Banking
23 60 (7.37%) Degree
23 60 (7.37%) Identity Access Management

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 35 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.70%) Confluence
3 20 (2.46%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.35%) Apache
4 11 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.11%) SAS
6 8 (0.98%) IIS
6 8 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.86%) nginx
8 6 (0.74%) CMS
8 6 (0.74%) lighttpd
8 6 (0.74%) WordPress
9 5 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.37%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.37%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.37%) SPSS
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.12%) Marvel
8 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.74%) Raiser's Edge
3 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.12%) FastStats
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 138 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (6.63%) Office 365
4 41 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (3.69%) Power Platform
6 19 (2.33%) PaaS
7 17 (2.09%) SaaS
8 14 (1.72%) GitHub
8 14 (1.72%) IaaS
9 11 (1.35%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.74%) BrowserStack
12 6 (0.74%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.74%) Firewall
2 56 (6.88%) Internet
3 37 (4.55%) DNS
4 30 (3.69%) Network Security
5 20 (2.46%) WAN
6 12 (1.47%) DHCP
6 12 (1.47%) Skype
7 11 (1.35%) MPLS
8 10 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.23%) VPN
9 9 (1.11%) Wireless
10 8 (0.98%) BGP
10 8 (0.98%) VLAN
11 7 (0.86%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (0.86%) LAN
11 7 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.74%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.74%) Intranet
12 6 (0.74%) SMTP
12 6 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.93%) Big Data
5 30 (3.69%) Power BI
6 22 (2.70%) MySQL
7 20 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.84%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.35%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (0.98%) Snowflake Schema
16 7 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.86%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.74%) Amazon QuickSight
17 6 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.74%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 39 (4.79%) JIRA
2 15 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.11%) Selenium
5 8 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.86%) Burp Suite
6 7 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.86%) JMeter
6 7 (0.86%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.74%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.74%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.37%) Balsamiq
8 3 (0.37%) sqlmap
9 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.25%) JUnit
9 2 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 166 (20.39%) Finance
2 80 (9.83%) Law
3 69 (8.48%) Legal
4 60 (7.37%) Banking
5 52 (6.39%) Marketing
6 43 (5.28%) Retail
7 34 (4.18%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.98%) German Language
10 8 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.74%) Back Office
12 5 (0.61%) French Language
12 5 (0.61%) Local Government
12 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.49%) Advertising
13 4 (0.49%) Games
13 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.37%) Electronics
14 3 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (17.08%) Analyst
2 121 (14.86%) Architect
3 91 (11.18%) Consultant
4 73 (8.97%) Business Analyst
5 66 (8.11%) Security Architect
6 65 (7.99%) Project Manager
7 54 (6.63%) Developer
8 38 (4.67%) Security Consultant
9 29 (3.56%) Security Engineer
10 26 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 25 (3.07%) GDPR Business Analyst
12 24 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (2.83%) Security Analyst
13 23 (2.83%) Security Manager
14 20 (2.46%) Data Architect
15 19 (2.33%) GDPR Project Manager
16 17 (2.09%) Data Engineer
17 16 (1.97%) IT Manager
18 15 (1.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.16%) Web Services
2 34 (4.18%) OAuth
3 30 (3.69%) .NET
4 28 (3.44%) REST
5 26 (3.19%) CSS
5 26 (3.19%) OpenID
6 24 (2.95%) HTML
7 23 (2.83%) SAML
8 22 (2.70%) JSON
9 19 (2.33%) LDAP
10 17 (2.09%) Node.js
11 16 (1.97%) Kafka
11 16 (1.97%) Spring
12 14 (1.72%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.72%) SOAP
13 13 (1.60%) RESTful
13 13 (1.60%) XML
14 12 (1.47%) Middleware
15 11 (1.35%) jQuery
15 11 (1.35%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.60%) Management Information System
2 57 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.33%) User Experience
7 16 (1.97%) Freedom of Information
8 12 (1.47%) NHS
9 11 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
11 9 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.98%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.58%) Windows
2 62 (7.62%) Linux
3 23 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.84%) Unix
5 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.49%) Android
7 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.49%) Solaris
7 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (23.83%) Data Protection
2 160 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (19.16%) Information Security
4 142 (17.44%) Cybersecurity
5 92 (11.30%) Analytics
6 90 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (9.58%) Project Management
8 77 (9.46%) DevOps
9 69 (8.48%) Security Architecture
10 68 (8.35%) Data Privacy
10 68 (8.35%) Data Security
11 60 (7.37%) Identity Access Management
12 59 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (7.25%) ITIL
12 59 (7.25%) Risk Management
13 57 (7.00%) Migration
14 55 (6.76%) Data Management
15 54 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (6.63%) Scrum
16 52 (6.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.69%) SQL
2 52 (6.39%) Python
3 44 (5.41%) Java
4 30 (3.69%) PowerShell
5 24 (2.95%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.58%) C#
7 15 (1.84%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.72%) Perl
9 13 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.23%) PHP
11 8 (0.98%) C
11 8 (0.98%) Ruby
12 7 (0.86%) Scala
13 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.49%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.49%) R
14 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.49%) VBA
14 4 (0.49%) VBScript
15 3 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (9.71%) CISSP
2 64 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 60 (7.37%) Degree
4 50 (6.14%) CISM
5 46 (5.65%) SC Cleared
6 36 (4.42%) CISA
7 27 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.58%) SANS
9 14 (1.72%) GIAC
10 13 (1.60%) CLAS
11 12 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (1.47%) CRISC
12 11 (1.35%) ISEB
13 10 (1.23%) CCNP
14 9 (1.11%) CEH
15 8 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.86%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.86%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (17.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (11.18%) PCI DSS
3 45 (5.53%) NIST
4 32 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 30 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (2.58%) Data Quality
6 21 (2.58%) QA
7 19 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (2.21%) COBIT
9 12 (1.47%) PMO
10 11 (1.35%) Government Security Classifications
10 11 (1.35%) MiFID
11 10 (1.23%) PSD2
12 9 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (1.11%) IFRS
12 9 (1.11%) ISO 9001
12 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (1.11%) NCSC
12 9 (1.11%) SLA
13 7 (0.86%) HIPAA
System Software
1 69 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.19%) Docker
3 24 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.74%) KVM
6 4 (0.49%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.49%) HDFS
6 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) IAG
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (1.47%) Nessus
4 10 (1.23%) Ansible
5 7 (0.86%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 6 (0.74%) Kibana
6 6 (0.74%) Terraform
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.61%) SnapMirror
7 5 (0.61%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.49%) IBM Guardium
8 4 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.37%) CASB
9 3 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.37%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.37%) SCCM
9 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.25%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 142 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.28%) Google
2 43 (5.28%) Oracle
3 26 (3.19%) VMware
4 22 (2.70%) Cisco
4 22 (2.70%) SAP
5 19 (2.33%) IBM
5 19 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.84%) Qualys
7 13 (1.60%) Informatica
7 13 (1.60%) Workday
8 12 (1.47%) Splunk
8 12 (1.47%) Tableau
9 11 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.23%) Imperva
10 10 (1.23%) Marketo
10 10 (1.23%) Pardot
11 9 (1.11%) Avaya
11 9 (1.11%) LogRhythm
11 9 (1.11%) McAfee