Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 December 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 510 615 611
Rank change year-on-year +105 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 27 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.080% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 18
London median daily rate £425 £540 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.30% +28.96% -18.29%
10th Percentile £322 £374 £312
90th Percentile £663 £600 £590
England median daily rate £425 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 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 3,282 4,730 6,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.77% 10.17% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,251 3,309 4,457
London median daily rate £495 £480 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -1.03% +4.86%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 69 76
London median hourly rate £18.85 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.87% +32.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.45 £54.76 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.58 £20.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.58% -3.64% -6.67%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. 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
Central London +52 5 £350 -26.32% 5
North London - 1 £375 -
South London - 1 - -
West London - 1 £505 - 4
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 7 (25.93%) Information Security
5 6 (22.22%) Nessus
5 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (22.22%) Security Hardening
5 6 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 6 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
6 5 (18.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.81%) CISSP
7 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.81%) VMware
7 4 (14.81%) SCCM
7 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
7 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (14.81%) WSUS
7 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
7 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
7 4 (14.81%) Antivirus Management
8 3 (11.11%) Storage Management
8 3 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management

Cyber Essentials
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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Burp Suite
1 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Administrator
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (7.41%) Security Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Chief Technology Officer
4 1 (3.70%) Head of Operations
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Platform Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Information Security
2 6 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 6 (22.22%) Security Hardening
2 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
3 5 (18.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Antivirus Management
4 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
4 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Design
5 3 (11.11%) Storage Management
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CISSP
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CISA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCSP
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.70%) CRISC
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (11.11%) NIST
4 2 (7.41%) COBIT
4 2 (7.41%) GDPR
4 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (3.70%) NCSC
5 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Nessus
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) WSUS
3 2 (7.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Aruba
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Mercator
5 1 (3.70%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) CommVault
5 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Sage
5 1 (3.70%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) Veeam