Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 598 618 594
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 -1
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 24 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.052% 0.049% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 17
London median daily rate £500 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.42% +10.67%
10th Percentile £374 £312 £320
90th Percentile £578 £585 £710
England median daily rate £500 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +21.21% -1.79% +12.00%
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 4,748 6,083 5,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.22% 12.92% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,318 4,339 3,551
London median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £270
90th Percentile £652 £675 £645
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 74 65
London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.16 £12.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.10 £62.94
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.77% +4.75%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 -21 6 £463 +8.82% 6
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 11 (45.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (41.67%) Data Protection
4 9 (37.50%) GDPR
5 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (29.17%) SIEM
5 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (29.17%) Legal
6 6 (25.00%) CISSP
6 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Office 365
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Law
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
8 4 (16.67%) ITSM
8 4 (16.67%) Data Security
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (12.50%) Ivanti
9 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Qualys
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 3 (12.50%) Varonis

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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) FTP
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) SNMP
4 1 (4.17%) SSH
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) Telnet
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 7 (29.17%) Legal
2 5 (20.83%) Law
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Security Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Information Officer
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Officer
4 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Governance Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) GDPR Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Data Security
5 4 (16.67%) ITSM
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Security Management
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (8.33%) IT Governance
7 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) CEH
2 2 (8.33%) CISA
2 2 (8.33%) CISM
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) PCI QSA
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) PCI DSS
2 9 (37.50%) GDPR
3 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (8.33%) COBIT
4 2 (8.33%) IASME
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 22301
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) QRadar
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
1 5 (20.83%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.50%) Ivanti
3 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (12.50%) Qualys
3 3 (12.50%) Varonis
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) AlienVault
4 2 (8.33%) Sony
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) iManage
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk