Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 19 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 65 112
Rank change year-on-year -31 +47 +29
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 3 2 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.21% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.32% 2.08% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -63.64% +10.00% +112.77%
England median daily rate £500 £500 £453
% change year-on-year - +10.31% -9.35%

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 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 228 96 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.71% 15.79% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 52 118
10th Percentile £122 £266 £150
25th Percentile £198 £312 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £355 £383
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% -7.19% -10.00%
75th Percentile £485 £450 £474
90th Percentile £575 £519 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 21
10th Percentile " £9.16 "
25th Percentile £9.00 £9.39 £10.58
Median hourly rate £9.59 £12.02 £11.60
Median % change year-on-year -20.20% +3.64% -20.03%
75th Percentile £10.55 £19.50 £14.28
90th Percentile £12.14 £29.40 £16.00
England median hourly rate £20.11 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -10.62% +7.14% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the East Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the East Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 1 £200 -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (66.67%) SD-WAN
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence

Cyber Essentials
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) SD-WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware