Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 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 PLUS
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 550 356 555
Rank change year-on-year -194 +199 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 11 1 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.062% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
10th Percentile £353 " £535
25th Percentile £400 £638 £569
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £675 £650
Median % change year-on-year -29.63% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £700 £713 £694
90th Percentile £735 " £705
England median daily rate £475 £551 £488
% change year-on-year -13.83% +13.08% +27.87%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,364 1,626 3,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.24% 11.45% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,007 1,101 2,684
10th Percentile £330 £304 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.60% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £719 £671 £663
England median daily rate £500 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +5.54% +5.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 51
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.53 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.11 £17.96 £13.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.73% +18.92% -26.00%
75th Percentile £33.75 £28.99 £26.84
90th Percentile £48.61 £51.06 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.54 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -7.70% +5.95% -2.91%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS within the London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
South London - 1 £550 - 2
Cyber Essentials PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 11 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
5 4 (36.36%) GDPR
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) Legal
6 3 (27.27%) Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) CESG
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy
7 2 (18.18%) PCI QSA
7 2 (18.18%) CREST Certified
7 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
7 2 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (18.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 2 (18.18%) SOC 2
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
8 1 (9.09%) GRC
8 1 (9.09%) Social Skills
8 1 (9.09%) Influencing Skills

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Snyk
1 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
1 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Influencing Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Information
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Security
3 1 (9.09%) Information Governance Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Officer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Internal Audit
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (9.09%) DevSecOps
5 1 (9.09%) Due Diligence
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CREST Certified
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
1 2 (18.18%) PCI QSA
1 2 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
2 1 (9.09%) CISMP
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (36.36%) GDPR
3 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (18.18%) SOC 2
5 1 (9.09%) BS7799
5 1 (9.09%) GRC
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (9.09%) NCSC
5 1 (9.09%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CASB
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 1 (9.09%) Splunk