Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 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
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 539 607
Rank change year-on-year +196 +68 +3
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 30 21 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.057% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.03% 0.61% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 21
Median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £105 £311 £361
90th Percentile £550 £698 £600
England median daily rate £520 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -47.86% - -

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 1,475 3,470 4,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.27% 9.50% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 2,373 3,410
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -1.35%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £669 £663
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -28.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £18.98 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.07 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.38 £22.40
% change year-on-year +23.96% -4.55% +11.99%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 2020. 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 +138 4 £488 -9.30% 3
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 24 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (60.00%) GDPR
4 17 (56.67%) ITIL
5 14 (46.67%) Apache
5 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) Splunk
5 14 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 14 (46.67%) SaaS
5 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (43.33%) HIPAA
6 13 (43.33%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (43.33%) DNS
6 13 (43.33%) Tomcat
6 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
7 12 (40.00%) Java
7 12 (40.00%) Puppet
7 12 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (40.00%) Ansible
8 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (36.67%) Web Application Development
8 11 (36.67%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) SSL
8 11 (36.67%) SLA
8 11 (36.67%) HTTP
9 10 (33.33%) RabbitMQ

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 14 (46.67%) Apache
2 13 (43.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (33.33%) Apache Solr
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) SaaS
2 3 (10.00%) AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon Macie
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CodeBuild
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CodeCommit
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Power Platform
4 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 11 (36.67%) HTTP
2 11 (36.67%) SSL
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Intranet
4 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
1 5 (16.67%) Legal
1 5 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Chief Technology Officer
1 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Site Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Release Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Server Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.33%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (3.33%) Apollo GraphQL
2 1 (3.33%) GraphQL
2 1 (3.33%) JMS
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (13.33%) NHS
3 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
1 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (56.67%) ITIL
3 13 (43.33%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (36.67%) Web Application Development
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Information Security
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (26.67%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (16.67%) DevOps
10 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
11 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
11 4 (13.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 4 (13.33%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) CISM
2 5 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (6.67%) CRISC
4 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (3.33%) CCSP
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (60.00%) GDPR
3 13 (43.33%) HIPAA
4 11 (36.67%) SLA
5 9 (30.00%) NIST
6 5 (16.67%) NIST 800
7 4 (13.33%) NCSC
7 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Docker
3 2 (6.67%) DFS Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) Ansible
1 12 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (40.00%) Puppet
2 5 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Nagios
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Splunk
2 5 (16.67%) LogicMonitor
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Twitter