Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 25 May 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 > North of England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 296 -
Rank change year-on-year +85 - +301
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 6 10 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 0.10% 0.091% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.03% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £800 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +128.57% - -
England median daily rate £438 £463 £500
% change year-on-year -5.41% -7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £18.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -47.86% - -

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 North of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 581 1,066 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.92% 9.75% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 684 871
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £186 £200 £225
90th Percentile £650 £588 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 62
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -22.09% +45.10%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.23 £67.50
Median hourly rate £27.43 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.89% - +9.76%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the North of England

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the North of England

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
North West +54 6 £800 +106.45%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 North of England region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (83.33%) CISA
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (83.33%) IISP
2 5 (83.33%) GDPR
2 5 (83.33%) IT Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) NCSC
2 5 (83.33%) NIST
2 5 (83.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (16.67%) ISMS
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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:

General
1 2 (33.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Chief Information Officer
1 5 (83.33%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 5 (83.33%) Chief Security Officer
1 5 (83.33%) CIO
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security Officer
1 5 (83.33%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) IT Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISM
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) CISA
2 5 (83.33%) IISP
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) GDPR
2 5 (83.33%) NCSC
2 5 (83.33%) NIST