Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 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.

Cyber Essentials
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 254 233
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.074% 0.028% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.89% 0.25% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
City of London median daily rate £515 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.64% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £471 £434 £410
90th Percentile £567 £531 £490
Central London median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Cyber Essentials 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 advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 564 809 826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.39% 11.49% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 585 613
City of London median daily rate £521 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £319
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 6
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £15.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.26% +10.91% -56.35%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.78 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.44 £66.50 £17.18
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +41.94% +10.71% -55.56%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

Cyber Essentials
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 Cyber Essentials in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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 Cyber Essentials.

1 4 (80.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System

Cyber Essentials
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Information Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SANS
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) GDPR
4 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) iManage
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) VMware