Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 249 228
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21 +37
Contract jobs citing CREST Certified 3 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.042% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.87% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +11.68% +15.88%
10th Percentile £518 £475 £394
90th Percentile £623 £636 £538
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £510
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +10.27%
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 991 1,035 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.92% 14.39% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 737 701
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £685 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.86 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +9.21% +3.54%

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 14 December 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 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) HIPAA
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) OSCP
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Kali Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Thought Leadership
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET

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 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacker
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Thought Leadership
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) OSCP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley