Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 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.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 759 792 779
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13 -75
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 99 99 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 57
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £425 £384 £450
90th Percentile £635 £745 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +2.60% -9.09% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £65.00 £60.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% +7.55% -21.51%
10th Percentile £41.25 £62.50 £47.75
90th Percentile £60.87 £82.14 £61.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £65.00 £60.44
% change year-on-year -33.85% +7.55% -24.46%

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 17,551 19,543 18,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.87% 18.84% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,602 11,668 11,693
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.74% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 924 974
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.91 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.53% -16.98% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.02
90th Percentile £56.72 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.17 £31.68
% change year-on-year +39.07% -20.54% +9.22%

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 15 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Top 12 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 15 July 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
England +24 90 £525 -3.67% 24
UK excluding London +61 85 £513 +2.60% 19
South West -3 40 £477 -4.60% 14
South East +58 32 £575 +20.10% 2
London +33 12 £550 -8.33% 5
Wales +4 5 £500 -21.57%
Scotland +22 2 £550 -4.35%
East of England +14 2 £450 -
West Midlands +12 2 - - 3
Midlands +10 2 - - 3
North West +7 2 £488 -10.96%
North of England +7 2 £488 -2.50%

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 76 (76.77%) Security Cleared
2 58 (58.59%) Information Assurance
3 53 (53.54%) CISSP
4 48 (48.48%) DV Cleared
5 45 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (41.41%) SC Cleared
7 35 (35.35%) Information Security
8 34 (34.34%) CESG
9 33 (33.33%) Risk Management
10 30 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (24.24%) Management Information System
12 22 (22.22%) C
12 22 (22.22%) SIEM
13 21 (21.21%) Firewall
14 19 (19.19%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (18.18%) Cisco
15 18 (18.18%) ITIL
15 18 (18.18%) TOGAF
15 18 (18.18%) CREST Certified
16 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (16.16%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (16.16%) Systems Engineering
17 16 (16.16%) Cryptography
17 16 (16.16%) MODAF
18 15 (15.15%) Wireshark
18 15 (15.15%) RMADS
18 15 (15.15%) Service Delivery
19 14 (14.14%) Intrusion Detection
20 13 (13.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 13 (13.13%) ArcSight

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 (2.02%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.03%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) Firewall
2 15 (15.15%) Wireshark
3 14 (14.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.03%) FTP
6 3 (3.03%) Network Security
6 3 (3.03%) SMTP
7 2 (2.02%) IPsec
7 2 (2.02%) SSH
8 1 (1.01%) DNS
8 1 (1.01%) HTTP
8 1 (1.01%) VPN
8 1 (1.01%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (11.11%) Electronics
2 10 (10.10%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.07%) Marketing
3 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Architect
1 26 (26.26%) Security Architect
2 24 (24.24%) Consultant
3 20 (20.20%) Security Consultant
4 13 (13.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 12 (12.12%) Security Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Analyst
6 10 (10.10%) Security Advisor
7 9 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 7 (7.07%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) SOC Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Architect
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Security Architect
11 4 (4.04%) Designer
11 4 (4.04%) Security Assurance Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Security Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Security Specialist
12 3 (3.03%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 3 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) JFC
2 1 (1.01%) OAuth
2 1 (1.01%) OpenID
2 1 (1.01%) REST
2 1 (1.01%) SAML
2 1 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.34%) CESG
2 24 (24.24%) Management Information System
3 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (16.16%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
3 4 (4.04%) Unix
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.59%) Information Assurance
2 45 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (35.35%) Information Security
4 33 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 22 (22.22%) SIEM
6 18 (18.18%) ITIL
6 18 (18.18%) TOGAF
7 16 (16.16%) Cryptography
7 16 (16.16%) MODAF
7 16 (16.16%) Systems Engineering
8 15 (15.15%) Service Delivery
9 13 (13.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (12.12%) Security Architecture
11 11 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
12 9 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
13 8 (8.08%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (8.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (76.77%) Security Cleared
2 53 (53.54%) CISSP
3 48 (48.48%) DV Cleared
4 41 (41.41%) SC Cleared
5 19 (19.19%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (18.18%) CREST Certified
7 12 (12.12%) CEH
7 12 (12.12%) CISM
8 10 (10.10%) CCNA
8 10 (10.10%) SANS
9 8 (8.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 7 (7.07%) CISMP
11 6 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (5.05%) Degree
12 5 (5.05%) ISSAP
13 4 (4.04%) SSCP
14 3 (3.03%) CCNP
14 3 (3.03%) CCSP
14 3 (3.03%) MCSE
14 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.15%) RMADS
3 13 (13.13%) NCSC
4 10 (10.10%) JSP 440
5 6 (6.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (6.06%) ISO 9001
6 4 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (3.03%) COBIT
8 2 (2.02%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
9 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.02%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Nessus
2 4 (4.04%) QRadar
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) Cisco
2 13 (13.13%) ArcSight
3 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.08%) CA
4 8 (8.08%) McAfee
5 7 (7.07%) SAP
6 5 (5.05%) Juniper
7 3 (3.03%) AlienVault
7 3 (3.03%) Intel
7 3 (3.03%) LogLogic
7 3 (3.03%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.03%) Splunk
8 1 (1.01%) Google
8 1 (1.01%) IBM