Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 December 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 822 813
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +42
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 54 50 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 28
England median daily rate £500 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.43% +14.00%
10th Percentile £363 £318 £313
90th Percentile £585 £541 £701
UK median daily rate £500 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.98% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK median hourly rate - - £70.00

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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,166 11,995 10,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.59% 12.62% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,508 7,932 7,162
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 318 388
England median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.30 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.72% -7.56% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
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 Cyber Essentials within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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 +17 24 £540 +35.00% 16
South East -6 13 £525 +23.53% 15
North of England -5 6 £500 -4.76% 12
East of England - 5 £375 - 3
North West - 5 £500 - 6
South West -31 4 £422 +5.56% 6
Midlands -20 2 - - 4
West Midlands -26 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 6
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 28 (51.85%) Information Security
2 27 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 18 (33.33%) GDPR
4 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
6 12 (22.22%) CISSP
7 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (20.37%) SIEM
8 10 (18.52%) Windows
9 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Legal
9 9 (16.67%) Finance
9 9 (16.67%) Data Protection
10 8 (14.81%) Office 365
10 8 (14.81%) CISM
11 7 (12.96%) Linux
11 7 (12.96%) Firewall
11 7 (12.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
12 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (11.11%) Business Continuity
12 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 6 (11.11%) Service Management
12 6 (11.11%) Project Management
13 5 (9.26%) CISA

Cyber Essentials
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 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (5.56%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) MPLS
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) SSH
4 1 (1.85%) Telnet
4 1 (1.85%) VLAN
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.85%) WLAN
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
1 9 (16.67%) Legal
2 5 (9.26%) Law
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Project Manager
2 10 (18.52%) Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Security Manager
3 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Information Manager
3 8 (14.81%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Office 365 Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Solaris
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Information Security
2 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
4 11 (20.37%) SIEM
4 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.11%) Information Assurance
6 6 (11.11%) Project Management
6 6 (11.11%) Service Management
7 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 4 (7.41%) Data Security
8 4 (7.41%) Information Management
8 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (7.41%) Security Operations
8 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
1 1 (1.85%) Python
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) CISSP
2 8 (14.81%) CISM
3 5 (9.26%) CISA
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CEH
6 2 (3.70%) ISEB
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.70%) PCI QSA
6 2 (3.70%) SANS
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.85%) CRISC
7 1 (1.85%) OSCP
7 1 (1.85%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (33.33%) GDPR
2 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (5.56%) COBIT
6 2 (3.70%) IASME
6 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.85%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) QRadar
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) Nessus
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) Citrix
3 4 (7.41%) Qualys
3 4 (7.41%) Splunk
3 4 (7.41%) Varonis
4 3 (5.56%) AlienVault
4 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.70%) Sony
6 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.85%) iManage
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.85%) Okta
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat