Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 9 December 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 of England
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 - 160
Rank change year-on-year - +160 +48
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 6 0 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% - 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% - 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
10th Percentile £414 " £285
25th Percentile " " £286
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 - £333
75th Percentile £650 " £397
90th Percentile " " £506
England median daily rate £550 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -15.00%

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 of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 335 165 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.04% 12.24% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 86 272
10th Percentile £131 £198 £124
25th Percentile £215 £306 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £403 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +0.63% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £534 £488 £500
90th Percentile £650 £547 £624
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 43
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.95 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.38 £13.38 £11.08
Median hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.37% +50.00% -5.71%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £32.44
90th Percentile £49.43 " £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.95 £22.82 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.22% +11.32% +2.50%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the East of England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the East of England

Cyber Essentials
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the East of England over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the East of England

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Hertfordshire - 3 £600 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) GDPR
2 3 (50.00%) NIST
3 2 (33.33%) NCSC
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 31000
3 2 (33.33%) Samsung
3 2 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) CRISC
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Android

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (16.67%) Runbook
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISM
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 2 (33.33%) CRISC
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) GDPR
2 3 (50.00%) NIST
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 31000
3 2 (33.33%) NCSC
4 1 (16.67%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Samsung
2 1 (16.67%) Darktrace
2 1 (16.67%) FireEye
2 1 (16.67%) IronPort
2 1 (16.67%) LogRhythm
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk