Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 597 624 569
Rank change year-on-year +27 -55 +9
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 26 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.041% 0.067%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.32% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 16
London median daily rate £540 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.43% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £374 £312 £360
90th Percentile £600 £605 £663
England median daily rate £500 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.74% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £70.00

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 4,532 5,943 4,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.25% 12.98% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 4,246 3,382
London median daily rate £480 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £275
90th Percentile £656 £675 £651
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 71
London median hourly rate £20.88 £18.85 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.74% -16.22% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.68 £12.48 £12.15
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -3.67%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -14 4 £438 -2.78% 8
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 9 (34.62%) GDPR
4 8 (30.77%) SIEM
5 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
6 6 (23.08%) Service Management
6 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (19.23%) CISSP
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Security Management
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) VMware
8 4 (15.38%) Legal
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (15.38%) Data Security
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
8 4 (15.38%) Varonis
8 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
9 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
9 3 (11.54%) Office 365
9 3 (11.54%) Information Governance
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (11.54%) vSphere

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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) SMTP
3 1 (3.85%) SNMP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Telnet
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Security Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Security Project Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Information Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) GDPR Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Healthcare Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Service Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (30.77%) SIEM
4 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
5 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Service Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Management
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Data Security
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (11.54%) Information Governance
8 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
9 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
9 2 (7.69%) ITSM
9 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) CEH
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) PCI QSA
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) GDPR
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 6 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (7.69%) COBIT
4 2 (7.69%) IASME
5 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.85%) ISO 22301
5 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) QRadar
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) Varonis
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Qualys
4 2 (7.69%) AlienVault
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) iManage
5 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds