Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 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.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 423 651 792
Rank change year-on-year +228 +141 -21
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 111 63 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.097% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 39 43
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £419 £425 £465
90th Percentile £678 £652 £648
UK median daily rate £544 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +6.10% -2.38% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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 7,980 14,030 17,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.34% 21.50% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,172 9,098 10,721
Median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +3.50% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 564 742
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +28.83% +15.99%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.16 £12.55
90th Percentile £61.88 £57.50 £51.70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £25.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% +30.81% +12.12%

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 19 January 2021.

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
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 19 January 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
South West +109 48 £501 -1.09% 4
South East +151 26 £525 - 4
London +115 21 £575 -5.74% 7
North of England +87 6 £593 +30.22% 2
North West +71 6 £593 +30.22% 2
East of England - 2 £625 -
West Midlands +47 1 £500 -
Midlands +47 1 £500 +5.26% 1
CESG Certified Professional
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 93 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 75 (67.57%) CISSP
3 69 (62.16%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (57.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (54.95%) CISM
6 56 (50.45%) Risk Management
7 54 (48.65%) Information Security
8 50 (45.05%) SC Cleared
9 47 (42.34%) Information Assurance
10 46 (41.44%) NCSC
11 35 (31.53%) Security Architecture
12 34 (30.63%) JSP 440
13 32 (28.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 31 (27.93%) DV Cleared
14 31 (27.93%) Management Information System
15 27 (24.32%) Security Management
15 27 (24.32%) RMADS
16 24 (21.62%) CRISC
17 23 (20.72%) Risk Assessment
18 21 (18.92%) ISMS
19 20 (18.02%) Remediation Plan
19 20 (18.02%) NIST
19 20 (18.02%) CESG
20 18 (16.22%) Cyber Essentials
20 18 (16.22%) Information Security Management
21 17 (15.32%) AWS
22 16 (14.41%) CEH
23 13 (11.71%) GAP Analysis
23 13 (11.71%) Legal
23 13 (11.71%) SOA

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 3 (2.70%) Moodle
2 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.32%) AWS
2 13 (11.71%) Azure
3 10 (9.01%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (9.01%) PaaS
3 10 (9.01%) SaaS
4 8 (7.21%) IaaS
5 3 (2.70%) Serverless
6 1 (0.90%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.70%) IPv4
2 3 (2.70%) IPv6
2 3 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.80%) Network Security
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) VPN
General
1 13 (11.71%) Legal
2 12 (10.81%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Electronics
4 3 (2.70%) Finance
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (43.24%) Consultant
2 45 (40.54%) Security Consultant
3 21 (18.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 20 (18.02%) Coordinator
5 19 (17.12%) Architect
5 19 (17.12%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 16 (14.41%) Security Architect
7 12 (10.81%) Information Security Consultant
8 9 (8.11%) Security Manager
9 8 (7.21%) Security Advisor
10 6 (5.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 5 (4.50%) Analyst
11 5 (4.50%) Security Assurance Manager
12 4 (3.60%) Information Security Advisor
12 4 (3.60%) Information Security Manager
13 3 (2.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 3 (2.70%) Information Architect
13 3 (2.70%) Information Manager
13 3 (2.70%) Security Analyst
13 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.93%) Management Information System
2 20 (18.02%) CESG
3 5 (4.50%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.80%) Linux
1 2 (1.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (62.16%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (50.45%) Risk Management
3 54 (48.65%) Information Security
4 47 (42.34%) Information Assurance
5 35 (31.53%) Security Architecture
6 27 (24.32%) Security Management
7 23 (20.72%) Risk Assessment
8 21 (18.92%) ISMS
9 20 (18.02%) Remediation Plan
10 18 (16.22%) Information Security Management
11 13 (11.71%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (11.71%) SOA
12 12 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (10.81%) Due Diligence
12 12 (10.81%) SABSA
13 10 (9.01%) SIEM
14 9 (8.11%) MODAF
14 9 (8.11%) TOGAF
15 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (6.31%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 75 (67.57%) CISSP
3 61 (54.95%) CISM
4 50 (45.05%) SC Cleared
5 31 (27.93%) DV Cleared
6 24 (21.62%) CRISC
7 16 (14.41%) CEH
8 9 (8.11%) CLAS
8 9 (8.11%) Degree
9 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (6.31%) SSCP
11 5 (4.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (3.60%) CCSP
12 4 (3.60%) CISA
12 4 (3.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (3.60%) ISSAP
13 3 (2.70%) CCNP
14 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.80%) CREST Certified
14 2 (1.80%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (57.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (41.44%) NCSC
3 34 (30.63%) JSP 440
4 32 (28.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 27 (24.32%) RMADS
6 20 (18.02%) NIST
7 18 (16.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (8.11%) NIST 800
9 8 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (3.60%) GDPR
10 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
10 4 (3.60%) QA
11 1 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (0.90%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (2.70%) Cisco
1 3 (2.70%) Juniper
1 3 (2.70%) SAP
1 3 (2.70%) VMware
2 2 (1.80%) Capita
3 1 (0.90%) Google
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.90%) Remedy
3 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
3 1 (0.90%) Splunk