Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 361 384
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 12 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.072% 0.071% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.58% 0.55% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
South East median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £473 £325 £273
90th Percentile £645 £520 £338
England median daily rate £500 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,083 2,192 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.45% 12.98% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,307 1,136
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £220 £238 £220
90th Percentile £593 £560 £567
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 70 105
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £21.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +3.02% -0.90%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +11.99% -12.42% +5.96%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 14 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
Thames Valley +17 6 £531 +16.76% 4
Berkshire -4 5 £525 +14.13%
Surrey - 4 £525 - 5
Hampshire -22 2 £550 +29.41% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £538 +19.44%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 South East region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 7 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 4 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
5 4 (33.33%) Virtual Team
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (25.00%) ISMS
7 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) GDPR
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (16.67%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) CISSP
8 1 (8.33%) Retail
8 1 (8.33%) CEH
8 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Energy
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
1 7 (58.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) ISMS
5 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) OWASP
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CEH
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CRISC
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (16.67%) GDPR
4 1 (8.33%) COBIT
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) Virgin Media