Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 247 119
Rank change year-on-year -14 -128 +656
Contract jobs citing GDPR 702 1,107 2,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.12% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.59% 10.32% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 723 1,510
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +1.87% -9.20%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% +46.80% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.01 £13.14
90th Percentile £52.33 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.46 £20.00
% change year-on-year +79.83% -2.69% -

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 7,320 10,727 12,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.16% 10.86% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,498 6,746 8,491
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £258
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 366 355
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -1.72% -8.44%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £20.25 £22.35
% change year-on-year +20.38% -9.40% -8.80%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 -20 651 £475 +2.15% 424
UK excluding London -17 419 £450 - 334
London 0 270 £500 - 128
South East +16 142 £500 +2.04% 71
North of England +19 104 £443 +4.24% 92
Midlands +9 68 £500 +17.65% 67
North West +16 53 £450 +20.00% 46
West Midlands +14 52 £550 +29.41% 33
Yorkshire +9 45 £425 - 38
South West -1 37 £400 -13.51% 32
Scotland +4 32 £410 -8.89% 15
East of England -17 27 £400 -13.04% 35
East Midlands +12 16 £450 -25.00% 34
Wales +33 9 £465 -31.11% 21
North East +12 6 £446 +4.82% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 162 (23.08%) Finance
2 152 (21.65%) Data Protection
3 140 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (18.95%) Information Security
5 127 (18.09%) Microsoft
6 126 (17.95%) Azure
7 99 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 93 (13.25%) SQL
9 82 (11.68%) Public Sector
10 81 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (10.97%) Cybersecurity
12 74 (10.54%) Migration
13 72 (10.26%) Office 365
14 69 (9.83%) CISSP
15 68 (9.69%) DevOps
16 67 (9.54%) Analytics
16 67 (9.54%) Windows
17 66 (9.40%) SharePoint
18 64 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
18 64 (9.12%) PCI DSS
19 61 (8.69%) AWS
20 60 (8.55%) Management Information System
21 59 (8.40%) Project Management
21 59 (8.40%) Data Privacy
22 57 (8.12%) SQL Server
23 56 (7.98%) Legal
23 56 (7.98%) Security Cleared
24 55 (7.83%) Data Governance
25 54 (7.69%) CISM
26 53 (7.55%) Oracle

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 66 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.28%) Confluence
3 15 (2.14%) IIS
4 13 (1.85%) CMS
5 12 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.14%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.85%) Drupal
8 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.57%) Jadu
9 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.57%) WordPress
10 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.28%) Apache
11 2 (0.28%) Documentum
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
11 2 (0.28%) SAS
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.57%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.57%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) iTrent
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 126 (17.95%) Azure
2 72 (10.26%) Office 365
3 61 (8.69%) AWS
4 29 (4.13%) SaaS
5 26 (3.70%) PaaS
5 26 (3.70%) Power Platform
6 24 (3.42%) IaaS
7 16 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
8 13 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.57%) Azure Machine Learning
9 11 (1.57%) Azure Stack
10 10 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (1.42%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.28%) OneDrive
12 7 (1.00%) Trello
13 6 (0.85%) G Suite
13 6 (0.85%) GCP
14 5 (0.71%) Serverless
15 4 (0.57%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.98%) Firewall
2 27 (3.85%) Network Security
3 23 (3.28%) DNS
4 15 (2.14%) WAN
5 14 (1.99%) Internet
5 14 (1.99%) Skype
5 14 (1.99%) VPN
6 13 (1.85%) DHCP
7 12 (1.71%) Intranet
8 11 (1.57%) LAN
9 9 (1.28%) SAN
10 8 (1.14%) MPLS
10 8 (1.14%) VLAN
11 7 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.85%) HTTP
13 5 (0.71%) DMZ
13 5 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.70%) Power BI
3 25 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.85%) Big Data
5 20 (2.85%) QlikView
6 19 (2.71%) Data Lake
7 16 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (1.85%) Data Mining
9 12 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.42%) GIS
11 7 (1.00%) SSDT
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.71%) Oracle Smart View
13 5 (0.71%) Spatial Data
13 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (3.13%) JIRA
2 14 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.28%) Burp Suite
3 9 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.85%) Selenium
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.28%) Appium
7 2 (0.28%) Balsamiq
7 2 (0.28%) Postman
7 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.14%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.14%) ERwin
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) Moq
8 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 162 (23.08%) Finance
2 82 (11.68%) Public Sector
3 56 (7.98%) Legal
4 34 (4.84%) Marketing
5 27 (3.85%) Retail
6 24 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.13%) Banking
7 22 (3.13%) Local Government
8 20 (2.85%) Law
8 20 (2.85%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.42%) Electronics
11 10 (1.42%) Publishing
12 8 (1.14%) Advertising
13 6 (0.85%) Automotive
14 5 (0.71%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.71%) Front Office
14 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 161 (22.93%) Analyst
2 120 (17.09%) Architect
3 57 (8.12%) Business Analyst
4 56 (7.98%) Security Architect
5 54 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 49 (6.98%) Consultant
7 42 (5.98%) Developer
8 38 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 28 (3.99%) Data Architect
10 27 (3.85%) Security Analyst
11 20 (2.85%) Data Business Analyst
11 20 (2.85%) Security Consultant
12 18 (2.56%) Information Officer
13 17 (2.42%) GDPR Business Analyst
14 15 (2.14%) Azure Engineer
14 15 (2.14%) Information Analyst
15 14 (1.99%) Data Manager
15 14 (1.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (1.99%) Network Architect
16 13 (1.85%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.41%) Web Services
2 22 (3.13%) XML
3 18 (2.56%) HTML
4 17 (2.42%) CSS
5 15 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (1.85%) REST
7 9 (1.28%) jQuery
8 8 (1.14%) .NET
9 7 (1.00%) Node.js
9 7 (1.00%) SOAP
10 6 (0.85%) JSON
10 6 (0.85%) Middleware
10 6 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.85%) Velocity
10 6 (0.85%) XSLT
11 5 (0.71%) Ajax
11 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.71%) Flash
11 5 (0.71%) Silverlight
11 5 (0.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.55%) Management Information System
2 47 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.56%) Data Protection Act
4 24 (3.42%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.28%) User Experience
6 12 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.57%) Freedom of Information
8 10 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.42%) Social Media
9 8 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.14%) SCADA
9 8 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.00%) Replication
11 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.71%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.57%) NHS
13 4 (0.57%) Tandem
13 4 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.54%) Windows
2 30 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 26 (3.70%) Linux
4 15 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.14%) Android
8 7 (1.00%) Solaris
9 6 (0.85%) Unix
10 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.43%) OS/400
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.28%) Debian
12 2 (0.28%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (21.65%) Data Protection
2 140 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (18.95%) Information Security
4 81 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (10.97%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (10.54%) Migration
7 68 (9.69%) DevOps
8 67 (9.54%) Analytics
9 64 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
10 59 (8.40%) Data Privacy
10 59 (8.40%) Project Management
11 55 (7.83%) Data Governance
12 49 (6.98%) Risk Management
13 47 (6.70%) ITIL
13 47 (6.70%) Security Architecture
14 45 (6.41%) Data Modelling
15 44 (6.27%) CRM
16 39 (5.56%) Information Governance
17 38 (5.41%) ETL
17 38 (5.41%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 93 (13.25%) SQL
2 35 (4.99%) Python
3 25 (3.56%) PowerShell
4 24 (3.42%) Java
5 21 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.28%) Ruby
7 12 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.85%) C#
9 5 (0.71%) C
9 5 (0.71%) Korn
9 5 (0.71%) PHP
9 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.71%) VBA
10 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.28%) ABAP
11 2 (0.28%) Perl
11 2 (0.28%) VBScript
12 1 (0.14%) Scala
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 69 (9.83%) CISSP
2 56 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 54 (7.69%) CISM
4 50 (7.12%) Degree
5 33 (4.70%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.70%) CISA
7 19 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.28%) SANS
9 15 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (1.71%) GIAC
12 11 (1.57%) CLAS
13 10 (1.42%) CCIE
14 8 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (1.14%) CRISC
15 7 (1.00%) ISEB
15 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (9.12%) PCI DSS
3 43 (6.13%) NIST
4 28 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (2.99%) Data Quality
6 18 (2.56%) QA
7 16 (2.28%) COBIT
7 16 (2.28%) IFRS
7 16 (2.28%) Solvency II
8 12 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (1.42%) NCSC
10 9 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (1.14%) PMO
11 8 (1.14%) WCAG
12 7 (1.00%) RMADS
12 7 (1.00%) SLA
13 6 (0.85%) GAMP
14 5 (0.71%) GxP
14 5 (0.71%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.71%) MiFID
System Software
1 46 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.57%) Docker
4 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.57%) XenApp
5 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (1.85%) CASB
3 12 (1.71%) Nessus
3 12 (1.71%) SCCM
4 10 (1.42%) Terraform
5 5 (0.71%) RSA Archer
5 5 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.43%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Guardium
8 2 (0.28%) QRadar
8 2 (0.28%) SCOM
8 2 (0.28%) WSUS
9 1 (0.14%) Ansible
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.55%) Oracle
3 26 (3.70%) SAP
4 25 (3.56%) Google
5 24 (3.42%) Cisco
5 24 (3.42%) VMware
6 19 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (2.14%) McAfee
8 11 (1.57%) Qualys
9 10 (1.42%) Adobe
9 10 (1.42%) Meraki
10 9 (1.28%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.28%) Databricks
10 9 (1.28%) Rapid7
11 8 (1.14%) ESRI
11 8 (1.14%) Splunk
12 7 (1.00%) Apple
12 7 (1.00%) Citrix
12 7 (1.00%) OneTrust
13 6 (0.85%) ServiceNow