Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 698 807 805
Rank change year-on-year +109 -2 +35
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 75 53 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.056% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 46
England median daily rate £428 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.35% +21.21% -1.79%
10th Percentile £310 £363 £316
90th Percentile £622 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £488 £413
% change year-on-year -12.82% +18.18% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 7,996 10,196 11,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.50% 10.72% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,039 6,516 7,834
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £240 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 349 327
England median hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +10.00% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.23 £50.23 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.49% +8.80% -14.89%

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 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 November 2019. 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 +93 25 £425 -15.00% 12
South West +5 14 £414 +0.91% 6
Midlands +40 11 £545 - 14
East of England +38 9 £433 +15.33% 6
South East +37 8 £393 -25.24% 11
West Midlands +41 7 £545 - 10
North of England +34 7 £475 -5.00% 10
North West +15 4 £488 -2.50% 7
East Midlands - 4 £550 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 3
North East - 1 - -
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 (37.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (36.00%) Information Security
3 25 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (28.00%) Firewall
5 20 (26.67%) NIST
6 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
7 18 (24.00%) Windows
7 18 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
8 17 (22.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (21.33%) CISSP
9 16 (21.33%) Management Information System
9 16 (21.33%) VMware
10 15 (20.00%) Finance
10 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
12 13 (17.33%) Security Management
12 13 (17.33%) CISM
13 12 (16.00%) Office 365
13 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (16.00%) SIEM
14 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
14 11 (14.67%) Azure
14 11 (14.67%) SCCM
14 11 (14.67%) ISMS
14 11 (14.67%) Security Operations
14 11 (14.67%) GDPR
15 10 (13.33%) Nessus

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 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Office 365
2 11 (14.67%) Azure
3 6 (8.00%) Mimecast
4 5 (6.67%) AWS
5 4 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (5.33%) OneDrive
5 4 (5.33%) SaaS
6 2 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.67%) IaaS
6 2 (2.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) Firewall
2 7 (9.33%) Internet
2 7 (9.33%) LAN
3 6 (8.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) Network Security
4 3 (4.00%) VPN
4 3 (4.00%) Wireless
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.67%) DKIM
5 2 (2.67%) DNS
5 2 (2.67%) Skype
5 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.33%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.33%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Local Government
6 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Architect
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.67%) IT Manager
3 8 (10.67%) Security Manager
3 8 (10.67%) Security Project Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Risk Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Risk Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.33%) NHS
4 4 (5.33%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.67%) CMDB
6 2 (2.67%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.33%) pSOS
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Information Security
2 25 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (22.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
5 13 (17.33%) Security Management
6 12 (16.00%) SIEM
7 11 (14.67%) ISMS
7 11 (14.67%) Security Operations
8 10 (13.33%) Patch Management
9 9 (12.00%) ITIL
9 9 (12.00%) OWASP
9 9 (12.00%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (9.33%) Antivirus Management
11 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (8.00%) Data Protection
12 6 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (8.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) CISSP
2 13 (17.33%) CISM
3 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.00%) Degree
6 5 (6.67%) CISA
6 5 (6.67%) CRISC
6 5 (6.67%) SANS
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.67%) CCSP
8 2 (2.67%) CEH
9 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.33%) CISMP
9 1 (1.33%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.33%) IISP
9 1 (1.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (1.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (37.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (26.67%) NIST
3 18 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 11 (14.67%) GDPR
5 10 (13.33%) COBIT
5 10 (13.33%) PCI DSS
6 6 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (6.67%) NCSC
8 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
9 3 (4.00%) SLA
10 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
2 10 (13.33%) Nessus
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.33%) AirWatch
4 4 (5.33%) WSUS
5 3 (4.00%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.67%) CASB
6 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.33%) Nmap
7 1 (1.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.33%) VMware
3 9 (12.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco
4 6 (8.00%) Forcepoint
5 5 (6.67%) Qualys
6 3 (4.00%) Aruba
6 3 (4.00%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Symantec
6 3 (4.00%) Veeam
7 2 (2.67%) AlienVault
7 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix
7 2 (2.67%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.67%) Mercator
7 2 (2.67%) Mitel
7 2 (2.67%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.67%) SAP
7 2 (2.67%) Splunk
8 1 (1.33%) Darktrace