Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 789 826
Rank change year-on-year -11 +37 +24
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 51 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.058% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 36
England median daily rate £500 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -4.07% +14.67%
10th Percentile £357 £315 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £663
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +15.63% -6.98% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 10,060 11,231 11,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.76% 12.29% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,441 7,449 7,274
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 316 412
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.54 £10.61
90th Percentile £50.06 £47.79 £47.48
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.77% +5.19%

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 October 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 20 October 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 -6 24 £500 +9.59% 24
South East -7 11 £525 +23.53% 6
East of England +8 5 £375 -29.41% 1
North West -9 4 £463 +54.17% 6
Midlands -18 4 £235 -35.62% 9
North of England -21 4 £463 +12.12% 14
West Midlands -17 3 - - 8
South West -28 3 £410 +2.50% 4
East Midlands - 1 £235 - 1
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (49.02%) Information Security
1 25 (49.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (41.18%) PCI DSS
3 17 (33.33%) GDPR
4 13 (25.49%) CISSP
5 12 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 12 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 12 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (19.61%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (19.61%) SIEM
7 9 (17.65%) Office 365
8 8 (15.69%) Linux
8 8 (15.69%) Finance
8 8 (15.69%) Legal
9 7 (13.73%) Service Management
9 7 (13.73%) CISM
9 7 (13.73%) Firewall
9 7 (13.73%) Windows
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.76%) ITIL
10 6 (11.76%) CISA
11 5 (9.80%) Data Security
11 5 (9.80%) Security Management
11 5 (9.80%) CEH
11 5 (9.80%) Information Assurance
11 5 (9.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (7.84%) Security Operations
12 4 (7.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (7.84%) Degree

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 (7.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
1 8 (15.69%) Legal
2 4 (7.84%) Law
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Security Manager
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Information Manager
3 9 (17.65%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 8 (15.69%) Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Security Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Security Project Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Information Officer
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security Project Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Office 365 Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Security Officer
9 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Smart Energy
3 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (3.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Information Security
2 12 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 12 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 10 (19.61%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (19.61%) SIEM
3 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.73%) Service Management
5 6 (11.76%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Data Security
6 5 (9.80%) Information Assurance
6 5 (9.80%) Security Management
7 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
7 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.84%) Information Management
7 4 (7.84%) Information Security Management
7 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Security Operations
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) CISSP
2 7 (13.73%) CISM
3 6 (11.76%) CISA
4 5 (9.80%) CEH
5 4 (7.84%) Degree
6 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) CRISC
7 2 (3.92%) ISEB
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.92%) PCI QSA
7 2 (3.92%) SANS
8 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.96%) OSCP
8 1 (1.96%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (49.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (41.18%) PCI DSS
3 17 (33.33%) GDPR
4 5 (9.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (7.84%) COBIT
5 4 (7.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (3.92%) IASME
7 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Ansible
1 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.92%) Nagios
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) QRadar
1 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Citrix
3 3 (5.88%) AlienVault
3 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco
3 3 (5.88%) Ivanti
3 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
3 3 (5.88%) Qualys
3 3 (5.88%) Splunk
3 3 (5.88%) Varonis
4 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.92%) Sony
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.96%) Virgin Media
5 1 (1.96%) VMware