Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 245 231
Rank change year-on-year +72 -14 +19
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 9 4 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.21% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% 0.55% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Median daily rate £544 £230 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +136.41% -55.12% -
10th Percentile £514 £128 £500
90th Percentile £569 £390 £550
England median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -15.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 435 733 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.13% 9.89% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 470 657
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.31%
10th Percentile £198 £225 £239
90th Percentile £606 £600 £560
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -25.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £9.93 £10.99
90th Percentile £36.75 £29.75 £45.13
Median hourly rate £25.68 £22.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +16.73% +0.46% +6.83%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion 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

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

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 2 April 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
East Midlands - 6 £538 - 2
West Midlands +55 3 £544 +136.41%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 8 (88.89%) NCSC
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) NIST
3 5 (55.56%) Public Sector
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (22.22%) ISMS
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) SAP
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) UML
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) CISSP
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 2 (22.22%) Electronics
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Azure
3 1 (11.11%) AWS
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (55.56%) Public Sector
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Information Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Advisor
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) CCTV
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) DevSecOps
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) OWASP
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (11.11%) CCSP
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
3 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (11.11%) CISA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) NCSC
2 5 (55.56%) NIST
3 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (11.11%) ISO 31000
4 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) VMware