Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 505 666 804
Rank change year-on-year +161 +138 +5
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 125 61 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.090% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 41 48
Median daily rate £570 £525 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.47% -4.09%
10th Percentile £423 £450 £453
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £530
% change year-on-year - -0.94% +8.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +54.55% - -

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 10,445 14,550 19,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 21.47% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,776 9,463 11,933
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £260
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 568 854
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.98% +15.45% +14.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £32.25 £27.17 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.72% -1.22% +10.00%

CESG Certified Professional
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CESG Certified Professional.

Daily rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CESG Certified Professional.

Hourly rate trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +181 107 £560 +6.67% 25
UK excluding London +193 85 £525 - 21
South West +91 39 £505 -8.18% 3
London +83 27 £575 -11.20% 5
South East +127 26 £525 - 8
Work from Home -197 24 £538 -23.21% 5
Wales +30 12 £575 - 1
North of England +86 5 £575 +26.37% 5
North West +59 5 £575 +26.37% 2
East of England - 2 £625 -
Midlands +39 1 £500 +5.26% 4
West Midlands +33 1 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 109 (87.20%) Security Cleared
2 90 (72.00%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (61.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (57.60%) CISSP
5 69 (55.20%) SC Cleared
6 67 (53.60%) Information Security
7 63 (50.40%) Risk Management
8 60 (48.00%) Information Assurance
9 55 (44.00%) CISM
10 46 (36.80%) NCSC
11 42 (33.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 40 (32.00%) DV Cleared
13 38 (30.40%) Security Architecture
14 37 (29.60%) CESG
15 32 (25.60%) JSP 440
16 28 (22.40%) AWS
16 28 (22.40%) Management Information System
17 25 (20.00%) Security Management
18 24 (19.20%) RMADS
18 24 (19.20%) CRISC
19 22 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
20 21 (16.80%) NIST
21 20 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
22 18 (14.40%) CCSP
22 18 (14.40%) ISMS
23 17 (13.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
23 17 (13.60%) Azure
23 17 (13.60%) Remediation Plan
24 16 (12.80%) Cyber Essentials
24 16 (12.80%) IISP

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 11 (8.80%) IIS
2 3 (2.40%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.40%) AWS
2 17 (13.60%) Azure
3 11 (8.80%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (8.80%) PaaS
3 11 (8.80%) SaaS
4 9 (7.20%) IaaS
5 4 (3.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.40%) Serverless
7 2 (1.60%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (3.20%) Network Security
3 2 (1.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) IPv4
4 1 (0.80%) IPv6
4 1 (0.80%) SCCP
4 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.80%) Big Data
General
1 14 (11.20%) Public Sector
2 10 (8.00%) Legal
3 5 (4.00%) Electronics
3 5 (4.00%) Finance
3 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.00%) Marketing
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (37.60%) Consultant
2 45 (36.00%) Security Consultant
3 24 (19.20%) Architect
4 23 (18.40%) Security Architect
5 22 (17.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 21 (16.80%) Coordinator
7 20 (16.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 14 (11.20%) Security Manager
9 12 (9.60%) Information Security Consultant
10 10 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 10 (8.00%) Security Advisor
11 9 (7.20%) Risk Manager
12 7 (5.60%) Analyst
13 6 (4.80%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 6 (4.80%) Information Assurance Consultant
14 5 (4.00%) Security Analyst
15 4 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 4 (3.20%) Information Architect
15 4 (3.20%) Information Security Architect
15 4 (3.20%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.60%) CESG
2 28 (22.40%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.40%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.80%) CMDB
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) PKI
7 1 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.60%) Linux
1 2 (1.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (72.00%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (53.60%) Information Security
3 63 (50.40%) Risk Management
4 60 (48.00%) Information Assurance
5 38 (30.40%) Security Architecture
6 25 (20.00%) Security Management
7 20 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (14.40%) ISMS
9 17 (13.60%) Remediation Plan
10 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (12.00%) SABSA
10 15 (12.00%) SFIA
11 14 (11.20%) Information Security Management
12 13 (10.40%) Due Diligence
13 12 (9.60%) Data Management
13 12 (9.60%) SOA
14 11 (8.80%) GAP Analysis
14 11 (8.80%) SIEM
14 11 (8.80%) TOGAF
15 9 (7.20%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.40%) C
Qualifications
1 109 (87.20%) Security Cleared
2 72 (57.60%) CISSP
3 69 (55.20%) SC Cleared
4 55 (44.00%) CISM
5 40 (32.00%) DV Cleared
6 24 (19.20%) CRISC
7 22 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (14.40%) CCSP
9 17 (13.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 16 (12.80%) IISP
11 15 (12.00%) CEH
12 12 (9.60%) CLAS
13 10 (8.00%) Degree
14 6 (4.80%) SSCP
15 4 (3.20%) CISA
15 4 (3.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 3 (2.40%) AWS Certification
16 3 (2.40%) CCNP
16 3 (2.40%) ISSAP
16 3 (2.40%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (61.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (36.80%) NCSC
3 42 (33.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 32 (25.60%) JSP 440
5 24 (19.20%) RMADS
6 21 (16.80%) NIST
7 16 (12.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (6.40%) NIST 800
9 6 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (4.00%) GDPR
11 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
11 4 (3.20%) QA
12 1 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.80%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 5 (4.00%) Remedy
1 5 (4.00%) SAP
2 4 (3.20%) Okta
2 4 (3.20%) Splunk
3 3 (2.40%) Google
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.40%) VMware
4 1 (0.80%) BT
4 1 (0.80%) Capita
4 1 (0.80%) Riverbed