Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 250 277 253
Rank change year-on-year +27 -24 +54
Contract jobs citing GDPR 951 539 492
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 0.92% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.26% 7.56% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 345 308
10th Percentile £350 £280 £308
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £548 £500 £498
Median % change year-on-year +9.50% +0.50% +2.05%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £600
90th Percentile £775 £725 £708
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 13
10th Percentile £16.07 £15.45 £20.85
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate £25.54 £25.00 £50.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.17% -50.50% +102.65%
75th Percentile £28.75 £30.85 £52.25
90th Percentile £42.95 £50.01 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.37 £25.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year -6.52% -50.50% +90.57%

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 11,518 7,129 5,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.23% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,904 4,769 3,291
10th Percentile £295 £263 £250
25th Percentile £405 £365 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £561
90th Percentile £719 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 299 235
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.36 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.44 £14.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +47.62% -8.70% +5.75%
75th Percentile £50.77 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £69.02 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.25% -6.67% -1.81%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +28 790 £550 +10.00% 218
Work from Home +60 512 £510 +4.62% 69
London +3 404 £575 +11.92% 84
UK excluding London +33 369 £500 +13.64% 148
South East +41 161 £494 +3.95% 28
North of England -23 82 £425 -2.86% 53
Midlands -20 49 £575 +27.78% 21
North West -12 41 £425 -10.53% 29
West Midlands -18 41 £600 +50.00% 14
Yorkshire -32 35 £425 +21.43% 14
South West -17 27 £450 +5.88% 21
Scotland +4 24 £480 +18.15% 10
East of England -16 23 £510 +2.00% 9
East Midlands -19 8 £338 -32.50% 7
North East -4 6 £578 +8.96% 11
Wales -15 4 £575 +10.05% 6
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 357 (37.54%) Finance
2 354 (37.22%) Data Protection
3 334 (35.12%) Social Skills
4 259 (27.23%) Legal
5 231 (24.29%) Agile
6 180 (18.93%) Azure
7 179 (18.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 179 (18.82%) Information Security
8 162 (17.03%) Financial Institution
9 160 (16.82%) Hedge funds
10 152 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 151 (15.88%) AWS
12 133 (13.99%) Microsoft
13 119 (12.51%) Cybersecurity
14 115 (12.09%) Analytics
14 115 (12.09%) Migration
15 109 (11.46%) Risk Management
15 109 (11.46%) Project Management
16 103 (10.83%) CISSP
16 103 (10.83%) Degree
16 103 (10.83%) AOP
17 102 (10.73%) SQL
18 101 (10.62%) NIST
19 100 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
20 95 (9.99%) DevOps
21 89 (9.36%) Banking
22 87 (9.15%) CI/CD
23 86 (9.04%) CISM
24 84 (8.83%) Python
25 83 (8.73%) ITIL

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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.68%) Confluence
3 25 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.95%) Apache
5 9 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.63%) CMS
7 6 (0.63%) JBoss
8 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.42%) SAS
8 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.21%) IIS
10 2 (0.21%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 36 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) Eikon
5 3 (0.32%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 3 (0.32%) RMDS
5 3 (0.32%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.21%) Cloudability
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 180 (18.93%) Azure
2 151 (15.88%) AWS
3 56 (5.89%) Microsoft 365
4 55 (5.78%) GCP
5 52 (5.47%) Serverless
6 51 (5.36%) Power Platform
6 51 (5.36%) SaaS
7 49 (5.15%) IaaS
8 45 (4.73%) PaaS
9 33 (3.47%) Amazon S3
9 33 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (2.31%) PowerApps
12 19 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (1.89%) Azure Logic Apps
13 18 (1.89%) GitHub
14 16 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (1.58%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.05%) Firewall
2 39 (4.10%) DNS
3 23 (2.42%) DHCP
3 23 (2.42%) Network Security
4 16 (1.68%) Kerberos
4 16 (1.68%) WAN
5 14 (1.47%) VPN
6 11 (1.16%) NGFW
7 10 (1.05%) Cisco IPT
8 9 (0.95%) Internet
8 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.84%) SD-WAN
9 8 (0.84%) Wireless
10 7 (0.74%) LAN
10 7 (0.74%) MPLS
10 7 (0.74%) MQTT
11 6 (0.63%) BGP
11 6 (0.63%) OSPF
11 6 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.63%) Big Data
3 35 (3.68%) Power BI
3 35 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 31 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (2.84%) Metadata
6 22 (2.31%) Data Lake
7 21 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.89%) MySQL
9 16 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
11 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.37%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.16%) NoSQL
15 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 60 (6.31%) JIRA
2 40 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.00%) Subversion
6 15 (1.58%) ERwin
7 9 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.63%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.63%) Maven
9 6 (0.63%) Selenium
9 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.53%) Serena SBM
10 5 (0.53%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.42%) JUnit
11 4 (0.42%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.32%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.32%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 357 (37.54%) Finance
2 334 (35.12%) Social Skills
3 259 (27.23%) Legal
4 162 (17.03%) Financial Institution
5 100 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (9.36%) Banking
7 72 (7.57%) Public Sector
8 56 (5.89%) Presentation Skills
9 42 (4.42%) Law
9 42 (4.42%) Retail
10 40 (4.21%) Marketing
11 35 (3.68%) Telecoms
12 34 (3.58%) Influencing Skills
13 26 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
14 21 (2.21%) Digital Economy
15 18 (1.89%) Local Government
16 16 (1.68%) Multimedia
17 13 (1.37%) Billing
18 12 (1.26%) Manufacturing
19 11 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 207 (21.77%) Architect
2 147 (15.46%) Analyst
3 89 (9.36%) Solutions Architect
4 75 (7.89%) Consultant
5 66 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 61 (6.41%) Business Analyst
7 53 (5.57%) Developer
8 44 (4.63%) Security Manager
9 41 (4.31%) Security Architect
10 40 (4.21%) Data Architect
11 36 (3.79%) Data Engineer
12 30 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
13 28 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
14 27 (2.84%) Data Analyst
15 26 (2.73%) Security Consultant
16 25 (2.63%) Service Analyst
17 23 (2.42%) Cloud Engineer
18 19 (2.00%) Data Business Analyst
18 19 (2.00%) GDPR Project Manager
19 18 (1.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.94%) Kafka
2 23 (2.42%) .NET
2 23 (2.42%) LDAP
3 21 (2.21%) HTML
3 21 (2.21%) SAML
4 19 (2.00%) Node.js
5 18 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 17 (1.79%) CSS
7 15 (1.58%) JSON
7 15 (1.58%) Middleware
7 15 (1.58%) Spark Streaming
7 15 (1.58%) XML
8 14 (1.47%) OAuth
8 14 (1.47%) REST
8 14 (1.47%) Spring
9 13 (1.37%) OpenID
10 12 (1.26%) PySpark
10 12 (1.26%) React
11 11 (1.16%) HTML5
11 11 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 160 (16.82%) Hedge funds
2 78 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 50 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 40 (4.21%) Public Cloud
5 37 (3.89%) Freedom of Information
6 32 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (3.15%) Cloud Native
8 28 (2.94%) NHS
9 22 (2.31%) Legacy Systems
10 21 (2.21%) Reference Data
11 20 (2.10%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
13 17 (1.79%) User Experience
14 16 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
14 16 (1.68%) Clustering
15 14 (1.47%) Credit Risk
15 14 (1.47%) Data Centre
16 13 (1.37%) Replication
17 12 (1.26%) IoT
18 10 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.68%) Windows
2 58 (6.10%) Linux
3 35 (3.68%) Unix
4 26 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.79%) Solaris
6 17 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.53%) CentOS
8 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.42%) AIX
9 4 (0.42%) Android
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (37.22%) Data Protection
2 231 (24.29%) Agile
3 179 (18.82%) Information Security
4 152 (15.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 119 (12.51%) Cybersecurity
6 115 (12.09%) Analytics
6 115 (12.09%) Migration
7 109 (11.46%) Project Management
7 109 (11.46%) Risk Management
8 103 (10.83%) AOP
9 95 (9.99%) DevOps
10 87 (9.15%) CI/CD
11 83 (8.73%) ITIL
12 81 (8.52%) Data Privacy
12 81 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
13 71 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 68 (7.15%) Change Management
14 68 (7.15%) Project Delivery
15 66 (6.94%) Data Management
16 63 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 102 (10.73%) SQL
2 84 (8.83%) Python
3 55 (5.78%) PowerShell
4 46 (4.84%) Java
5 27 (2.84%) C
6 25 (2.63%) Bash
6 25 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.63%) Scala
7 15 (1.58%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.47%) VBA
9 13 (1.37%) VBScript
10 11 (1.16%) Perl
11 9 (0.95%) C#
11 9 (0.95%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.53%) Ruby
12 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.42%) ES6
13 4 (0.42%) Go
13 4 (0.42%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 103 (10.83%) CISSP
1 103 (10.83%) Degree
2 86 (9.04%) CISM
3 35 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.47%) CISA
5 26 (2.73%) AWS Certification
6 25 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.52%) CRISC
7 24 (2.52%) ISEB
8 21 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (2.00%) GIAC
11 16 (1.68%) SANS
12 15 (1.58%) FFIEC
13 12 (1.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (1.16%) CCSK
15 9 (0.95%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.95%) MCSE
16 8 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (18.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (10.62%) NIST
3 68 (7.15%) PCI DSS
4 54 (5.68%) QA
5 33 (3.47%) Data Quality
6 30 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 29 (3.05%) NIST 800
8 28 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (2.84%) PMO
10 19 (2.00%) SOC 2
11 15 (1.58%) GRC
12 13 (1.37%) Accessibility
13 11 (1.16%) COBIT
13 11 (1.16%) NCSC
14 10 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (1.05%) PSD2
15 8 (0.84%) SLA
16 6 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 51 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.21%) Docker
3 35 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.37%) XenApp
6 9 (0.95%) vSphere
7 8 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.63%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.32%) HDFS
12 2 (0.21%) NFS
12 2 (0.21%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) vCloud
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (4.52%) Terraform
2 42 (4.42%) Kubernetes
3 30 (3.15%) Ansible
4 23 (2.42%) SCCM
5 16 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (1.26%) Control-M
6 12 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.95%) CASB
8 7 (0.74%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.74%) QRadar
8 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.63%) Grafana
9 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.53%) Opsgenie
10 5 (0.53%) SELinux
11 4 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 133 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.36%) Oracle
3 45 (4.73%) SAP
4 43 (4.52%) VMware
5 27 (2.84%) Google
6 26 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 22 (2.31%) CyberArk
9 19 (2.00%) Citrix
9 19 (2.00%) Symantec
10 18 (1.89%) SolarWinds
11 16 (1.68%) IBM
11 16 (1.68%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.47%) Qualys
13 13 (1.37%) Adobe
13 13 (1.37%) Databricks
13 13 (1.37%) Ivanti
13 13 (1.37%) Sitecore
14 12 (1.26%) F5
15 11 (1.16%) Cisco