Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 779 724
Rank change year-on-year +3 -55 +66
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 103 103 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 110
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £391 £420
90th Percentile £700 £650 £739
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £52.50 £73.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -28.33% +47.98%
10th Percentile £62.50 £36.50 £70.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £62.01 £84.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £52.50 £74.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% -29.05% +71.10%

CESG Certified Professional is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,996 18,633 22,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.56% 18.75% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,244 11,369 13,950
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 902 846
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

CESG Certified Professional
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CESG Certified Professional as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional.

Contractor daily rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England -3 88 £525 -4.55% 25
UK excluding London -36 64 £525 -4.55% 21
London -1 39 £550 -8.33% 7
South West -29 16 £525 -4.55% 10
South East -22 13 £544 +3.57% 5
North of England -29 12 £475 -24.00% 2
Wales -17 11 £700 +21.74% 3
North East +8 6 £475 - 1
Midlands -15 5 £250 - 1
Scotland -23 4 £575 +91.67%
North West -24 4 £575 -8.00% 1
East of England +8 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
West Midlands -18 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 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 with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional.

1 74 (71.84%) CISSP
2 66 (64.08%) Security Cleared
3 56 (54.37%) SC Cleared
4 49 (47.57%) Information Assurance
5 48 (46.60%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (41.75%) Information Security
7 40 (38.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 39 (37.86%) Security Architecture
9 28 (27.18%) CISM
10 27 (26.21%) CESG
11 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
12 21 (20.39%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (19.42%) Degree
14 19 (18.45%) Firewall
15 18 (17.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 17 (16.50%) Management Information System
16 17 (16.50%) TOGAF
17 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (14.56%) ISSAP
18 15 (14.56%) SABSA
19 14 (13.59%) DV Cleared
19 14 (13.59%) JSP 440
19 14 (13.59%) CISMP
20 13 (12.62%) CISA
20 13 (12.62%) Data Centre
21 12 (11.65%) Protective Monitoring
21 12 (11.65%) Docker
22 11 (10.68%) Kubernetes
23 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
23 10 (9.71%) PKI

CESG Certified Professional
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (1.94%) ArcGIS
1 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) Firewall
2 9 (8.74%) Network Security
3 6 (5.83%) DMZ
3 6 (5.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.83%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.88%) VPN
5 3 (2.91%) Internet
6 1 (0.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.94%) GIS
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Legal
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (48.54%) Architect
2 42 (40.78%) Security Architect
3 17 (16.50%) Consultant
4 16 (15.53%) Security Manager
5 12 (11.65%) Security Consultant
6 10 (9.71%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Information Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Information Manager
7 9 (8.74%) Information Assurance Architect
7 9 (8.74%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (5.83%) Information Officer
8 6 (5.83%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Information Assurance Officer
9 5 (4.85%) Information Security Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Lead Security Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Security Advisor
10 4 (3.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) SAML
2 4 (3.88%) Node.js
3 2 (1.94%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.97%) .NET
4 1 (0.97%) LDAP
4 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.21%) CESG
2 17 (16.50%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.62%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.71%) PKI
5 6 (5.83%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (5.83%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (5.83%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.83%) RIA
6 3 (2.91%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.91%) SCADA
7 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.97%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Linux
1 9 (8.74%) Windows
2 6 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
2 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Information Assurance
2 48 (46.60%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (41.75%) Information Security
4 39 (37.86%) Security Architecture
5 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
6 21 (20.39%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (16.50%) TOGAF
8 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (14.56%) SABSA
10 12 (11.65%) Protective Monitoring
11 10 (9.71%) Cryptography
12 8 (7.77%) ITIL
12 8 (7.77%) Open Source
13 7 (6.80%) IT Strategy
13 7 (6.80%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
14 6 (5.83%) Identity Management
14 6 (5.83%) MODAF
14 6 (5.83%) PRINCE2
14 6 (5.83%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.83%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) C
3 1 (0.97%) Dart
3 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (71.84%) CISSP
2 66 (64.08%) Security Cleared
3 56 (54.37%) SC Cleared
4 28 (27.18%) CISM
5 20 (19.42%) Degree
6 15 (14.56%) ISSAP
7 14 (13.59%) CISMP
7 14 (13.59%) DV Cleared
8 13 (12.62%) CISA
9 7 (6.80%) CLAS
9 7 (6.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 7 (6.80%) ISSEP
10 6 (5.83%) HND
11 4 (3.88%) CRISC
11 4 (3.88%) SSCP
12 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.91%) CREST Certified
12 3 (2.91%) GIAC
13 2 (1.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (1.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (38.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (17.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 14 (13.59%) JSP 440
4 9 (8.74%) RMADS
5 7 (6.80%) GDPR
6 6 (5.83%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (4.85%) COBIT
7 5 (4.85%) PCI DSS
8 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Docker
2 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.88%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle
2 4 (3.88%) Progress
2 4 (3.88%) SAP
2 4 (3.88%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.94%) ESRI
4 1 (0.97%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.97%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.97%) Fujitsu
4 1 (0.97%) IBM
4 1 (0.97%) Intel
4 1 (0.97%) LogLogic
4 1 (0.97%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.97%) McAfee
4 1 (0.97%) Splunk