Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 380 366
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14 +15
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 12 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.087% 0.067% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
South East median daily rate £438 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £359 £473 £325
90th Percentile £631 £645 £520
England median daily rate £475 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 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 1,715 2,092 2,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.45% 12.68% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 1,232 1,253
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £215 £231
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 67 64
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £22.20 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.01% -5.55% +30.56%
10th Percentile £13.95 £12.25 £12.28
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.42 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.73% +11.66% -11.77%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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
Surrey +46 6 £390 -25.71% 2
Hampshire +8 5 £475 -13.64% 1
Thames Valley +22 1 - -
Berkshire -14 1 - -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (66.67%) GDPR
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (33.33%) OWASP
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (33.33%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) Legal
4 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (33.33%) NIST
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) SANS
5 3 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) NHS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Military
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Risk Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Risk Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (8.33%) SOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (33.33%) OWASP
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) ISMS
5 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
2 3 (25.00%) CRISC
2 3 (25.00%) SANS
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) GDPR
1 8 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (33.33%) NIST
2 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (25.00%) COBIT
4 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Qualys