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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 17 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.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
England > London
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 569 457 423
Rank change year-on-year -112 -34 +183
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 17 4 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.044% 0.017% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.14% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
10th Percentile £449 - -
25th Percentile £475 £503 £214
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £603 £242
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +148.97% -56.00%
75th Percentile £588 £706 £378
90th Percentile - £718 £393
England median daily rate £425 £650 £296
% change year-on-year -34.62% +119.41% -37.63%

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 4,961 2,842 2,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.87% 11.96% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,484 1,936 1,585
10th Percentile £350 £317 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 21 46
10th Percentile £20.27 £14.00 £15.73
25th Percentile £26.00 £14.46 £18.96
Median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +122.50% -33.44% +43.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £38.75 £39.91
90th Percentile £68.38 £39.00 £54.38
England median hourly rate £29.12 £21.00 £24.30
% change year-on-year +38.67% -13.58% +16.41%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 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
Central London -33 4 £575 +13.86% 5
Cyber Essentials PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 17 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (88.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (64.71%) Information Security
5 9 (52.94%) NIST
6 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
7 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) CISSP
8 6 (35.29%) CISM
8 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (29.41%) Azure
9 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (29.41%) Due Diligence
9 5 (29.41%) Project Delivery
9 5 (29.41%) GDPR
9 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
9 5 (29.41%) Windows
9 5 (29.41%) Agile
9 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
9 5 (29.41%) QA
9 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
10 4 (23.53%) VMware
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (23.53%) Citrix
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (23.53%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (23.53%) Compliance Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) GCP
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Presentation Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) Games
5 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Compliance Specialist
1 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Security Compliance Specialist
1 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Security Incident Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Auditor
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (64.71%) Information Security
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (29.41%) Agile
6 5 (29.41%) Due Diligence
6 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
6 5 (29.41%) Project Delivery
6 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
7 4 (23.53%) Architecture Roadmap
7 4 (23.53%) Compliance Management
7 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Blue Team
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (17.65%) Red Team
8 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISM
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CISA
3 3 (17.65%) GIAC
3 3 (17.65%) SANS
4 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.88%) CCSP
4 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) CRISC
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (88.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (52.94%) NIST
4 5 (29.41%) GDPR
4 5 (29.41%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) GRC
5 4 (23.53%) ISO 22301
6 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (11.76%) NCSC
6 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
7 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (5.88%) IASME
7 1 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (5.88%) NIST 800
7 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (5.88%) SLA
7 1 (5.88%) SOC 2
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Citrix
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Google