Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 234 230
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +60
Contract jobs citing CREST Certified 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.014% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.94% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
City of London median daily rate £600 £550 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% +20.00%
10th Percentile £575 £475 £482
90th Percentile £625 £636 £535
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £505
% change year-on-year +9.09% +8.91% +18.82%
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 962 956 1,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.74% 14.07% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 677 784
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £299 £275
90th Percentile £676 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 26 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -8.01% +6.95%
10th Percentile £13.55 £13.31 £16.13
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.77 £79.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% +8.99%

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 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CREST Certified 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for CREST Certified.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
1 1 (100.00%) Social Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Remediation Plan

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacker
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Remediation Plan
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Social Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP