Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 742 817 781
Rank change year-on-year +75 -36 +63
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 71 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.83% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 18
England median daily rate £463 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £311 £338 £349
90th Percentile £604 £560 £553
UK median daily rate £469 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -3.30% +2.11% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 8,561 11,220 9,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.22% 12.09% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,291 7,248 6,312
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 325 325
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -12.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.15 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +47 19 £563 +17.19% 3
South East +26 16 £456 -5.93% 2
South West - 12 £452 - 2
North of England - 10 £350 - 2
East of England - 9 £475 -
Midlands 0 5 £260 -48.64% 4
North West - 5 £388 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £230 -
West Midlands -4 4 £230 -52.82% 4
East Midlands +22 1 £260 -52.73%
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 49 (69.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (46.48%) Information Security
4 25 (35.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
6 18 (25.35%) Windows
7 16 (22.54%) Firewall
7 16 (22.54%) SIEM
7 16 (22.54%) GDPR
8 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (21.13%) Management Information System
9 14 (19.72%) Security Architecture
10 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
10 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
10 13 (18.31%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
11 12 (16.90%) CISSP
12 11 (15.49%) Service Management
12 11 (15.49%) Security Operations
13 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
13 10 (14.08%) CISM
13 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
13 10 (14.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (12.68%) ITIL
14 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
14 9 (12.68%) Degree
14 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.63%) Office 365
4 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Firewall
2 8 (11.27%) DNS
3 5 (7.04%) VPN
3 5 (7.04%) WAN
4 4 (5.63%) DHCP
4 4 (5.63%) LAN
4 4 (5.63%) Skype
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.23%) MPLS
6 2 (2.82%) Internet
6 2 (2.82%) Network Security
6 2 (2.82%) SSL
6 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
6 2 (2.82%) WLAN
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.41%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
1 8 (11.27%) Legal
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Project Manager
1 11 (15.49%) Security Manager
2 9 (12.68%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Consultant
2 9 (12.68%) Security Consultant
3 8 (11.27%) Information Manager
3 8 (11.27%) Information Security Manager
3 8 (11.27%) Security Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Security Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.04%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Security Officer
8 3 (4.23%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Cyberattack
2 5 (7.04%) NHS
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.63%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.23%) CESG
5 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.41%) Unix
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (46.48%) Information Security
3 16 (22.54%) SIEM
4 14 (19.72%) Security Architecture
5 13 (18.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (15.49%) Security Operations
6 11 (15.49%) Service Management
7 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (12.68%) ITIL
8 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (9.86%) Data Security
9 7 (9.86%) Project Management
10 6 (8.45%) Data Protection
10 6 (8.45%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (8.45%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (8.45%) Security Management
10 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.82%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) CISSP
3 10 (14.08%) CISM
4 9 (12.68%) Degree
5 6 (8.45%) SANS
6 3 (4.23%) CISA
6 3 (4.23%) ECDL
7 2 (2.82%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.82%) CRISC
7 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (1.41%) APMG
8 1 (1.41%) CCNA
8 1 (1.41%) CCNP
8 1 (1.41%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (69.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (35.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 16 (22.54%) GDPR
4 10 (14.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
6 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (8.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (2.82%) COBIT
8 2 (2.82%) JSP 440
8 2 (2.82%) RMADS
9 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
9 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Firmware
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) XenApp
3 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) QRadar
3 3 (4.23%) WSUS
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.82%) MIIS
4 2 (2.82%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
4 5 (7.04%) Splunk
4 5 (7.04%) VMware
5 4 (5.63%) AlienVault
5 4 (5.63%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.63%) Fortinet
5 4 (5.63%) IBM
5 4 (5.63%) LogRhythm
5 4 (5.63%) McAfee
6 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Meraki
7 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.82%) Qualys
7 2 (2.82%) Sophos
8 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.41%) Varonis