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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 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.

SANS Institute
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 702 578 563
Rank change year-on-year -124 -15 +159
Contract jobs citing SANS 57 55 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 33
10th Percentile £455 £402 £375
25th Percentile £520 £615 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £688 £713 £525
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +35.71% -
75th Percentile £763 £800 £600
90th Percentile £770 - £718
UK median daily rate £683 £713 £525
% change year-on-year -4.21% +35.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £63.30 - -
Median hourly rate £66.90 - -
75th Percentile £71.50 - -
90th Percentile £75.10 - -
UK median hourly rate £66.90 - -

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,215 9,786 9,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.02% 20.82% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,486 6,289 6,364
10th Percentile £334 £300 £275
25th Percentile £425 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £585 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 465 343
10th Percentile £13.41 £14.17 £14.50
25th Percentile £19.06 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate £41.43 £36.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.50% +32.73% -8.33%
75th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £47.90
90th Percentile £68.00 £60.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £36.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year +23.29% +16.43% -0.19%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in England

SANS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for SANS in England

SANS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SANS in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SANS in England

SANS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for SANS in England

SANS
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 SANS within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -99 44 £688 -4.35% 12
South West -22 7 £800 +55.64% 2
South East -46 3 - - 6
North of England -44 1 £800 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £800 -
SANS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 34 (59.65%) CISSP
1 34 (59.65%) Information Security
1 34 (59.65%) NIST
2 32 (56.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (43.86%) Security Architecture
4 25 (43.86%) GIAC
5 21 (36.84%) SABSA
6 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (33.33%) CISA
7 17 (29.82%) Risk Management
8 16 (28.07%) GDPR
9 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
9 14 (24.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 14 (24.56%) CRISC
9 14 (24.56%) CCSK
10 13 (22.81%) Firewall
10 13 (22.81%) Agile
10 13 (22.81%) Computer Science
11 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 12 (21.05%) COBIT
11 12 (21.05%) SIEM
11 12 (21.05%) NIST 800
12 11 (19.30%) Project Delivery
12 11 (19.30%) Data Loss Prevention
12 11 (19.30%) Azure
12 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
12 11 (19.30%) CISM
12 11 (19.30%) CI/CD
13 10 (17.54%) Edge Computing

SANS
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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) InVision
1 1 (1.75%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Azure
2 10 (17.54%) GCP
3 8 (14.04%) IaaS
3 8 (14.04%) SaaS
4 6 (10.53%) AWS
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.51%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) Wireshark
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security
5 2 (3.51%) 5G
5 2 (3.51%) BGP
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) HTTP
5 2 (3.51%) OSPF
5 2 (3.51%) SD-WAN
5 2 (3.51%) SNMP
5 2 (3.51%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.75%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.75%) Cypress.io
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) PostCSS
2 1 (1.75%) Postman
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
2 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
3 7 (12.28%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Banking
5 4 (7.02%) Legal
5 4 (7.02%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Social Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Police
7 1 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Electronics
7 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) Marketing
7 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Architect
1 24 (42.11%) Security Architect
2 15 (26.32%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Database Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Security Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Security Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Incident Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Security Incident Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.26%) IT Security Officer
8 3 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Security Officer
9 2 (3.51%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) CSS3
2 1 (1.75%) GraphQL
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.75%) OpenID
2 1 (1.75%) Puppeteer
2 1 (1.75%) React
2 1 (1.75%) Sass
2 1 (1.75%) Spring
2 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.75%) Web Components
2 1 (1.75%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (17.54%) IoT
2 10 (17.54%) Robotics
3 9 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.75%) CESG
6 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Information Security
2 31 (54.39%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (43.86%) Security Architecture
4 21 (36.84%) SABSA
5 17 (29.82%) Risk Management
6 13 (22.81%) Agile
6 13 (22.81%) Computer Science
7 12 (21.05%) SIEM
8 11 (19.30%) CI/CD
8 11 (19.30%) Data Loss Prevention
8 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
8 11 (19.30%) Project Delivery
9 10 (17.54%) Edge Computing
9 10 (17.54%) Network Packet Analysis
9 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (15.79%) ITIL
10 9 (15.79%) Time Management
11 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (14.04%) Security Operations
12 7 (12.28%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) ES6
4 1 (1.75%) ES7
4 1 (1.75%) Go
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) Rust
4 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) CISSP
2 25 (43.86%) GIAC
3 19 (33.33%) CISA
3 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (24.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 14 (24.56%) CCSK
4 14 (24.56%) CRISC
5 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 11 (19.30%) CISM
7 10 (17.54%) CEH
7 10 (17.54%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (17.54%) CREST Certified
7 10 (17.54%) Degree
8 8 (14.04%) FFIEC
9 7 (12.28%) GCIH
10 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
10 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 5 (8.77%) OSCP
12 4 (7.02%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (7.02%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (59.65%) NIST
2 32 (56.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (28.07%) GDPR
4 12 (21.05%) COBIT
4 12 (21.05%) NIST 800
5 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (8.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (7.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (7.02%) HIPAA
8 3 (5.26%) GRC
8 3 (5.26%) ISO 22301
9 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
10 1 (1.75%) Def Stans
10 1 (1.75%) NCSC
10 1 (1.75%) QA
10 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) CSIRT
1 4 (7.02%) QRadar
2 2 (3.51%) CASB
2 2 (3.51%) Kibana
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Splunk
2 8 (14.04%) Google
3 6 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco
4 5 (8.77%) CyberArk
5 3 (5.26%) Trend Micro
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) Aruba
6 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.51%) Meraki
6 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.75%) Checkmarx
7 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.75%) Netsparker
7 1 (1.75%) SAP