Period
to 1 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 1 June 2020 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.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 513 753 765
Rank change year-on-year +240 +12 -37
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 69 78 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.093% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 50
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £436 £445 £421
90th Percentile £713 £638 £703
UK median daily rate £575 £540 £563
% change year-on-year +6.48% -4.00% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £80.00 £43.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.05% -33.85% +17.25%
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £51.72 £65.00
% change year-on-year +54.69% -20.43% +17.25%

CESG Certified Professional 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,632 15,884 17,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.45% 19.02% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,723 9,635 10,601
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 701 777
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

CESG Certified Professional
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CESG Certified Professional as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CESG Certified Professional in England

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CESG Certified Professional in England.

Daily rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in England

CESG Certified Professional
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CESG Certified Professional in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in England

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CESG Certified Professional in England.

Hourly rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in England

CESG Certified Professional
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CESG Certified Professional in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in England

CESG Certified Professional
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional within the England region over the 6 months to 1 June 2020. 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
London +187 27 £575 +4.55% 1
North of England +119 21 £609 +24.92%
North West +66 12 £575 +17.95%
South West +40 10 £500 - 3
South East +117 8 £525 -8.70% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £675 -
Midlands +87 2 £550 -
West Midlands +68 1 £550 -
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
CESG Certified Professional
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 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 England region with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional.

1 48 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 46 (66.67%) CISSP
3 33 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (44.93%) Security Architecture
4 31 (44.93%) Risk Management
5 30 (43.48%) SC Cleared
6 28 (40.58%) CISM
7 24 (34.78%) Information Security
7 24 (34.78%) AWS
8 22 (31.88%) DV Cleared
9 19 (27.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (24.64%) CESG
10 17 (24.64%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
11 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (23.19%) Azure
12 15 (21.74%) Business Analysis
13 14 (20.29%) Firewall
13 14 (20.29%) NCSC
13 14 (20.29%) Public Sector
14 12 (17.39%) GDPR
14 12 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (15.94%) CRISC
15 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
16 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
17 9 (13.04%) JSP 440
17 9 (13.04%) RMADS
17 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
17 9 (13.04%) Windows
18 8 (11.59%) VMware

CESG Certified Professional
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 24 (34.78%) AWS
2 16 (23.19%) Azure
3 8 (11.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (10.14%) GCP
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon S3
5 5 (7.25%) GitHub
6 3 (4.35%) IaaS
7 2 (2.90%) PaaS
7 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) Firewall
2 6 (8.70%) VPN
3 5 (7.25%) Network Security
4 4 (5.80%) Internet
4 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.35%) NAS
5 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 3 (4.35%) Wireless
6 2 (2.90%) DMZ
6 2 (2.90%) WAN
7 1 (1.45%) DHCP
7 1 (1.45%) DNS
7 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Big Data
2 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Bitbucket
1 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.25%) GitLab
1 5 (7.25%) Snyk
2 3 (4.35%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 14 (20.29%) Public Sector
2 8 (11.59%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Local Government
4 2 (2.90%) Police
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Consultant
2 30 (43.48%) Security Consultant
3 20 (28.99%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 12 (17.39%) Architect
4 12 (17.39%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.35%) CISSP Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Security Compliance Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Security Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Security Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (2.90%) Product Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) CESG
2 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) CMDB
6 2 (2.90%) SCADA
7 1 (1.45%) CCTV
7 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (44.93%) Risk Management
2 31 (44.93%) Security Architecture
3 24 (34.78%) Information Security
4 17 (24.64%) Information Assurance
4 17 (24.64%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.74%) Business Analysis
7 12 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (11.59%) Open Source
9 8 (11.59%) Project Planning
10 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 7 (10.14%) Security Management
11 6 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (8.70%) Data Governance
12 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure as Code
12 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (7.25%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) Java
1 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 46 (66.67%) CISSP
3 30 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 28 (40.58%) CISM
5 22 (31.88%) DV Cleared
6 11 (15.94%) CRISC
7 8 (11.59%) CLAS
8 5 (7.25%) AWS Certification
8 5 (7.25%) CEH
9 4 (5.80%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.80%) SANS
9 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.35%) GIAC
10 3 (4.35%) IISP
11 2 (2.90%) CISMP
12 1 (1.45%) CCIE
12 1 (1.45%) CISA
12 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.45%) Degree
12 1 (1.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.29%) NCSC
3 12 (17.39%) GDPR
4 9 (13.04%) JSP 440
4 9 (13.04%) RMADS
5 7 (10.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (5.80%) NIST
7 3 (4.35%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
8 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (1.45%) ISO 31000
9 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) VMware NSX
4 3 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Terraform
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) Nessus
3 2 (2.90%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.90%) OpenVAS
3 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) Puppet
3 2 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.90%) ThinApp
3 2 (2.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) VMware
2 5 (7.25%) CyberArk
3 4 (5.80%) Citrix
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) Ivanti
5 2 (2.90%) Juniper
6 1 (1.45%) CA
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.45%) SAP