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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 532 446 395
Rank change year-on-year -86 -51 +183
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 45 26 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.92% 0.90% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 22
10th Percentile £400 £409 £214
25th Percentile £425 £503 £221
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £563 £363
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +55.17% -35.56%
75th Percentile £588 £597 £524
90th Percentile £652 £725 £540
England median daily rate £500 £503 £425
% change year-on-year -0.50% +18.24% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £26.25 - -
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
75th Percentile £28.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +97.62% +15.07% -33.64%

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 4,916 2,904 2,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.84% 11.96% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,460 1,976 1,511
10th Percentile £350 £314 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £656 £601 £588
90th Percentile £756 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 22 46
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.00 £15.73
25th Percentile £25.25 £14.91 £18.96
Median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +122.50% -33.44% +44.33%
75th Percentile £49.25 £36.94 £39.91
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.98 £54.38
England median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +13.64%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -36 4 £575 +2.22% 7
West London - 1 £450 -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 30 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (51.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (48.89%) Information Security
4 18 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 17 (37.78%) NIST
6 16 (35.56%) Public Sector
6 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
7 14 (31.11%) Windows
8 12 (26.67%) CISSP
8 12 (26.67%) CISM
8 12 (26.67%) Risk Management
9 11 (24.44%) VMware
9 11 (24.44%) Project Management
9 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (24.44%) Azure
9 11 (24.44%) GDPR
10 10 (22.22%) ITIL
10 10 (22.22%) Data Security
11 9 (20.00%) Firewall
11 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (20.00%) Agile
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (17.78%) Information Assurance
12 8 (17.78%) Security Architecture
12 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
12 8 (17.78%) Cisco
13 7 (15.56%) CISA

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:

Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (11.11%) AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) GCP
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 16 (35.56%) Public Sector
2 6 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Electronics
7 1 (2.22%) Games
7 1 (2.22%) Local Government
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing
7 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 11 (24.44%) Security Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Security Project Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
5 6 (13.33%) Security Specialist
6 5 (11.11%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Compliance Specialist
7 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Security Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Security Compliance Specialist
8 3 (6.67%) Incident Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Security Incident Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) JSON Web Signature
1 2 (4.44%) OAuth
1 2 (4.44%) OpenID
1 2 (4.44%) SAML
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Smart City
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (48.89%) Information Security
3 12 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 11 (24.44%) Project Management
4 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (22.22%) Data Security
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) Agile
6 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (17.78%) Information Assurance
7 8 (17.78%) Security Architecture
7 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
8 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) SABSA
9 6 (13.33%) Due Diligence
9 6 (13.33%) Information Security Management
9 6 (13.33%) Security Management
9 6 (13.33%) Security Operations
9 6 (13.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) CISM
1 12 (26.67%) CISSP
2 7 (15.56%) CISA
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) CRISC
4 4 (8.89%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (6.67%) GIAC
5 3 (6.67%) SANS
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) IISP
7 1 (2.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (2.22%) CCSP
7 1 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 17 (37.78%) NIST
4 11 (24.44%) GDPR
5 7 (15.56%) NCSC
6 5 (11.11%) QA
7 4 (8.89%) GRC
7 4 (8.89%) ISO 22301
8 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
9 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (4.44%) NIST 800
9 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (2.22%) COBIT
10 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (2.22%) IASME
10 1 (2.22%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (2.22%) SLA
10 1 (2.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CSIRT
2 2 (4.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.22%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.22%) Nessus
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) VMware
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) SAP