Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 740 693
Rank change year-on-year -47 -47 +111
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 99 92 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.097% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 122
UK median daily rate £545 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £373 £450 £440
90th Percentile £705 £673 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £529
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.07% +18.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £60.44 £77.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.55% -21.51% +50.48%
10th Percentile £62.50 £47.75 £69.50
90th Percentile £79.21 £61.69 £85.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.44 £80.00
% change year-on-year +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 19,463 18,793 23,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.81% 19.74% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,559 11,551 14,829
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £592 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 959 841
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.17 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.25% +12.50% +24.44%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 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 -51 90 £520 -5.45% 30
UK excluding London -8 66 £500 -9.09% 19
London -31 31 £600 - 15
North of England -13 20 £475 -22.45% 2
South West +8 16 £500 -2.44% 7
South East -14 13 £488 -2.50% 4
North West -18 13 £548 -10.61% 1
Midlands -3 9 £250 -54.55% 1
West Midlands -7 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Scotland - 4 £575 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
Wales - 3 £638 - 2
North East 0 2 £438 -
East of England -2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 59 (59.60%) CISSP
2 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
3 51 (51.52%) Information Security
4 49 (49.49%) Information Assurance
5 45 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 37 (37.37%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (34.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (27.27%) CESG
8 27 (27.27%) Security Architecture
9 22 (22.22%) Degree
9 22 (22.22%) CISM
10 20 (20.20%) CISMP
11 16 (16.16%) Risk Management
12 15 (15.15%) Security Management
13 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (13.13%) TOGAF
14 13 (13.13%) Risk Assessment
14 13 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (13.13%) Firewall
14 13 (13.13%) Data Centre
15 12 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
16 11 (11.11%) Information Security Management
16 11 (11.11%) Java
16 11 (11.11%) Docker
16 11 (11.11%) Kubernetes
16 11 (11.11%) Node.js
17 10 (10.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 10 (10.10%) Legal
18 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
18 9 (9.09%) ITIL

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 7 (7.07%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.13%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.06%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.03%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) VPN
4 2 (2.02%) Network Security
5 1 (1.01%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 10 (10.10%) Legal
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (37.37%) Architect
2 30 (30.30%) Security Architect
3 27 (27.27%) Security Manager
4 13 (13.13%) Information Manager
5 12 (12.12%) Information Security Manager
6 11 (11.11%) Consultant
7 10 (10.10%) Information Architect
8 9 (9.09%) Information Assurance Architect
9 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 7 (7.07%) Security Advisor
10 7 (7.07%) Security Assurance Manager
11 6 (6.06%) Category Manager
11 6 (6.06%) Information Officer
11 6 (6.06%) Security Consultant
12 5 (5.05%) Information Assurance Officer
12 5 (5.05%) Information Security Architect
13 4 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 4 (4.04%) Data Centre Manager
13 4 (4.04%) Lead Architect
13 4 (4.04%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) Node.js
2 7 (7.07%) CSS
2 7 (7.07%) HTML
2 7 (7.07%) JSON
3 6 (6.06%) SAML
4 5 (5.05%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) CESG
2 13 (13.13%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.06%) SCADA
5 3 (3.03%) PKI
5 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.02%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.02%) NHS
6 2 (2.02%) RIA
7 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.04%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.52%) Information Security
2 49 (49.49%) Information Assurance
3 37 (37.37%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 16 (16.16%) Risk Management
6 15 (15.15%) Security Management
7 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (13.13%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (13.13%) TOGAF
9 12 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
10 11 (11.11%) Information Security Management
11 9 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (9.09%) ITIL
12 8 (8.08%) SABSA
13 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.07%) Security Operations
14 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
14 6 (6.06%) Identity Management
14 6 (6.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) Java
2 8 (8.08%) SQL
3 7 (7.07%) COBOL
3 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.07%) PHP
3 7 (7.07%) Python
3 7 (7.07%) Ruby
4 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (59.60%) CISSP
2 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
3 45 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 22 (22.22%) CISM
4 22 (22.22%) Degree
5 20 (20.20%) CISMP
6 9 (9.09%) IISP
7 6 (6.06%) CLAS
7 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.05%) CISA
8 5 (5.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.02%) CCNP
10 2 (2.02%) CRISC
10 2 (2.02%) MCSE
10 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (34.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (9.09%) RMADS
4 8 (8.08%) PCI DSS
5 6 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (5.05%) COBIT
6 5 (5.05%) GDPR
6 5 (5.05%) JSP 440
7 3 (3.03%) ISO 22301
8 1 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.01%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.04%) Puppet
3 2 (2.02%) QRadar
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle
2 4 (4.04%) Progress
2 4 (4.04%) TIBCO
3 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco
3 3 (3.03%) VMware
4 2 (2.02%) AlienVault
4 2 (2.02%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.02%) Capita
4 2 (2.02%) Intel
4 2 (2.02%) LogLogic
4 2 (2.02%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.02%) McAfee
4 2 (2.02%) SAP
4 2 (2.02%) Splunk
5 1 (1.01%) Fujitsu