Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 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
England > London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 549 370 528
Rank change year-on-year -179 +158 +106
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 32 18 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.085% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.67% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 18
10th Percentile £383 " £326
25th Percentile £481 £105 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £394 £388
Median % change year-on-year +39.68% +1.61% -25.48%
75th Percentile £650 £456 £505
90th Percentile £773 £524 £625
England median daily rate £550 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -15.00%

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 4,751 1,896 3,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.60% 11.67% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 1,326 2,660
10th Percentile £335 £305 £297
25th Percentile £428 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 7 56
10th Percentile £16.23 £19.18 £12.00
25th Percentile £21.84 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.22 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +2.97% +40.21% -22.44%
75th Percentile £33.56 £39.07 £28.00
90th Percentile £46.49 £51.73 £44.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.70% +12.20% +1.26%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 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
Central London -55 2 £625 +78.57% 9
South London - 1 £550 - 2
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 25 (78.13%) Information Security
2 23 (71.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (50.00%) CISSP
5 15 (46.88%) GDPR
6 14 (43.75%) CISA
7 13 (40.63%) NIST
8 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
9 11 (34.38%) Data Protection
10 9 (28.13%) Degree
10 9 (28.13%) Security Management
10 9 (28.13%) CISM
10 9 (28.13%) GRC
11 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
12 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (21.88%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (18.75%) Social Skills
13 6 (18.75%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
13 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (15.63%) CRISC
14 5 (15.63%) Azure
14 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (15.63%) Service Management
14 5 (15.63%) NIST 800
14 5 (15.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (15.63%) Internal Audit

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 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Azure
2 2 (6.25%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Sentinel
3 1 (3.13%) GCP
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) Snyk
1 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
1 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Influencing Skills
2 6 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
3 4 (12.50%) Legal
4 3 (9.38%) Local Government
4 3 (9.38%) Public Sector
5 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Retail
6 1 (3.13%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Security Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Security Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Compliance Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Security Compliance Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.25%) CESG
3 2 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 1 (3.13%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Reinsurance
4 1 (3.13%) SCADA
4 1 (3.13%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Information Security
2 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 11 (34.38%) Data Protection
5 9 (28.13%) Security Management
6 6 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Internal Audit
7 5 (15.63%) Service Management
8 4 (12.50%) Data Security
8 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
8 4 (12.50%) Information Security Management
8 4 (12.50%) ISMS
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) SIEM
9 3 (9.38%) Threat Modelling
9 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) CISSP
2 14 (43.75%) CISA
3 9 (28.13%) CISM
3 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) CRISC
4 5 (15.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 3 (9.38%) PCI QSA
7 2 (6.25%) CREST Certified
7 2 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) SANS
7 2 (6.25%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
8 1 (3.13%) CISMP
8 1 (3.13%) GIAC
8 1 (3.13%) GSNA
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (71.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (46.88%) GDPR
3 13 (40.63%) NIST
4 9 (28.13%) GRC
5 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 7 (21.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (15.63%) NIST 800
8 4 (12.50%) NCSC
9 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (6.25%) COBIT
10 2 (6.25%) SOC 2
11 1 (3.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (3.13%) BS7799
11 1 (3.13%) COSO
11 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
11 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (3.13%) ITGC
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CASB
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.13%) Darktrace
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Qualys
3 1 (3.13%) Rapid7
3 1 (3.13%) Sophos
3 1 (3.13%) Splunk