Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CREST Certified qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 January 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.

CREST Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 224 239
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 -
Contract jobs citing CREST Certified 11 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.14% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 0.96% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
City of London median daily rate £550 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

CREST Certified is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 997 934 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.12% 14.93% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 653 799
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £240
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +8.06% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 19
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% -6.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.43 £13.65
90th Percentile £30.75 £21.70 £30.08
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.44% -5.90% +18.18%

CREST Certified
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CREST Certified as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CREST Certified in the City of London

CREST Certified
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CREST Certified in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CREST Certified in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CREST Certified also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CREST Certified.

1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (27.27%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) Cyberattack
4 3 (27.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (27.27%) SANS
4 3 (27.27%) Cyber Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) GDPR
5 2 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) GIAC
5 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (18.18%) IaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) CEH
5 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Economics

CREST Certified
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (27.27%) Cyberattack
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (27.27%) Cyber Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (27.27%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (18.18%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Economics
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) SANS
2 2 (18.18%) CEH
2 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) GIAC
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (18.18%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP