Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 744 819
Rank change year-on-year +275 +75 -25
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 43 73 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.088% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.36% 0.87% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 38
Median daily rate £533 £469 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -1.32% +18.75%
10th Percentile £323 £308 £341
90th Percentile £814 £611 £575
UK median daily rate £540 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +16.76% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.64% - -
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -33.64% - -

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 3,161 8,438 10,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.40% 10.20% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 5,271 6,793
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £259 £233 £258
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 376 349
Median hourly rate £26.98 £22.18 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.65% -11.29% +26.50%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £55.50 £52.95
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.18% -5.38% +14.81%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +208 25 £530 +2.91% 5
North of England +125 6 £800 +140.60% 4
North West +89 6 £800 +128.57% 3
South East +170 4 - - 3
South West +91 3 £303 -42.65% 5
East of England +75 3 £541 +27.18% 2
Midlands +86 2 £538 +16.85% 3
East Midlands +64 1 £525 +101.92% 1
West Midlands +64 1 £550 +0.92% 2
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 34 (79.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (74.42%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (46.51%) GDPR
4 19 (44.19%) Information Security
5 17 (39.53%) Windows
5 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
6 16 (37.21%) ITIL
7 15 (34.88%) Apache
7 15 (34.88%) DNS
7 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
7 15 (34.88%) SaaS
8 14 (32.56%) Splunk
8 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (32.56%) HIPAA
8 14 (32.56%) Tomcat
8 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
9 13 (30.23%) Java
9 13 (30.23%) CISSP
9 13 (30.23%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (30.23%) Puppet
9 13 (30.23%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (30.23%) Ansible
10 12 (27.91%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (27.91%) Web Application Development
10 12 (27.91%) SQL
10 12 (27.91%) SSL
10 12 (27.91%) HTTP
11 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
11 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared

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 15 (34.88%) Apache
2 14 (32.56%) Tomcat
3 11 (25.58%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.88%) SaaS
2 5 (11.63%) Azure
3 4 (9.30%) AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon Macie
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeBuild
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeCommit
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 12 (27.91%) HTTP
2 12 (27.91%) SSL
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) Skype
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Power BI
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.63%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Consultant
1 7 (16.28%) Security Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Chief Information Officer
2 5 (11.63%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 5 (11.63%) Chief Security Officer
2 5 (11.63%) CIO
2 5 (11.63%) Information Security Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Information Security Officer
2 5 (11.63%) Security Officer
3 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.98%) Compliance Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Site Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (2.33%) Apollo GraphQL
2 1 (2.33%) GraphQL
2 1 (2.33%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) ModSecurity
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) NHS
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.33%) CCTV
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
1 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.33%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (44.19%) Information Security
3 16 (37.21%) ITIL
4 13 (30.23%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (27.91%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (27.91%) Web Application Development
6 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
7 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.60%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
8 8 (18.60%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (16.28%) Data Protection
9 7 (16.28%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (13.95%) Information Assurance
10 6 (13.95%) Scrum
11 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (11.63%) DevOps
11 5 (11.63%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
2 13 (30.23%) Java
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) Python
4 5 (11.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) CISSP
2 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) CISA
4 9 (20.93%) CISM
5 5 (11.63%) IISP
6 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.98%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) CRISC
8 2 (4.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (2.33%) Degree
9 1 (2.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (79.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (46.51%) GDPR
3 14 (32.56%) HIPAA
4 11 (25.58%) NCSC
4 11 (25.58%) NIST
5 9 (20.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (18.60%) SLA
7 3 (6.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
8 2 (4.65%) JSP 440
8 2 (4.65%) NIST 800
8 2 (4.65%) RMADS
9 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
9 1 (2.33%) ISO 31000
9 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
9 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Docker
3 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) Ansible
1 13 (30.23%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (30.23%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.98%) SCCM
4 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.65%) Nagios
4 2 (4.65%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) Nessus
5 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Splunk
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) LogicMonitor
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) EMC
5 2 (4.65%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) WALLIX