Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 19 January 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 > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 249 240
Rank change year-on-year +66 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.24% 0.040% 0.076%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.37% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Midlands median daily rate £550 £325 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -36.89% +37.33%
10th Percentile £501 £313 £297
90th Percentile £635 £338 £550
England median daily rate £420 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -16.00% +14.29% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 506 758 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.05% 10.19% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 469 610
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +3.86%
10th Percentile £201 £260 £213
90th Percentile £584 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 43
Midlands median hourly rate £14.54 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.74% -17.19% -36.00%
10th Percentile £11.22 £9.98 £8.44
90th Percentile £35.79 £25.40 £48.95
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £20.55
% change year-on-year +18.55% -1.48% -11.95%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
West Midlands +41 6 £560 +72.15% 8
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 2
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 9 (75.00%) NIST
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Office 365
3 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) NCSC
3 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (41.67%) Public Sector
4 5 (41.67%) SIEM
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) OWASP
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
6 3 (25.00%) Privileged Identity Management
6 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) UML
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (8.33%) AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (41.67%) Public Sector
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Information
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Security
5 1 (8.33%) Information Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (41.67%) SIEM
3 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (33.33%) OWASP
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 3 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Privileged Identity Management
4 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CEH
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MBCS
4 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) NIST
2 6 (50.00%) NCSC
3 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (8.33%) QRadar
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam