Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 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 PLUS
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 - 114
Rank change year-on-year - +114 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 2 0 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% - 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - - £625
England median daily rate £475 £551 £488
% change year-on-year -13.83% +13.08% +27.87%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 East Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 239 98 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.09% 15.24% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 53 114
10th Percentile £125 £270 £150
25th Percentile £198 £313 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £385 £350 £376
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% -11.47%
75th Percentile £488 £450 £472
90th Percentile £550 £519 £531
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 20
10th Percentile " £9.10 £10.55
25th Percentile £9.00 £9.26 £10.58
Median hourly rate £9.81 £10.04 £11.60
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% -13.45% -20.03%
75th Percentile £10.95 £12.28 £14.07
90th Percentile £12.14 £13.31 £16.10
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.76% -5.79%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the East Midlands

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (100.00%) SD-WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) SD-WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper