Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 746 725
Rank change year-on-year -52 -21 +59
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 86 76 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.41% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 82
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +21.55%
10th Percentile £421 £450 £425
90th Percentile £727 £668 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £507
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.50% +15.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
UK median hourly rate £96.78 £60.87 £83.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.99% -27.32% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £96.78 £60.87 £83.75
% change year-on-year +58.99% -27.32% -

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 19,359 18,649 22,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.16% 20.45% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,636 11,809 14,080
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £235 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 913 907
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +3.45% +45.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.67 £52.14 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +54.76%

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 25 April 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 25 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Top 14 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 25 April 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 -20 81 £550 +4.76% 22
UK excluding London +7 65 £500 -4.76% 16
South West +33 31 £488 -4.88% 1
North of England +6 18 £523 +4.40% 1
London -59 18 £600 +9.09% 6
North West +6 14 £545 +8.89% 1
Midlands +5 8 £700 +27.27% 5
South East -37 5 £470 -8.29% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
East Midlands - 4 £700 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 5
Scotland - 2 £438 -
Wales - 1 £575 -
North East - 1 £733 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 48 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 44 (51.16%) Information Security
3 43 (50.00%) CISSP
4 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
5 32 (37.21%) CESG
6 28 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (31.40%) Information Assurance
8 21 (24.42%) Risk Management
8 21 (24.42%) Security Architecture
9 18 (20.93%) Security Management
10 16 (18.60%) CISM
10 16 (18.60%) TOGAF
11 15 (17.44%) JSP 440
12 14 (16.28%) RMADS
12 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 14 (16.28%) Legal
12 14 (16.28%) Information Security Management
12 14 (16.28%) CLAS
13 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (13.95%) Degree
14 12 (13.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 12 (13.95%) IISP
15 11 (12.79%) Customer Requirements
15 11 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
15 11 (12.79%) ITIL
16 10 (11.63%) Finance
17 9 (10.47%) Management Information System
17 9 (10.47%) Penetration Testing

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 8 (9.30%) IIS
2 6 (6.98%) ArcGIS
2 6 (6.98%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Apache Hive
1 6 (6.98%) Big Data
1 6 (6.98%) GIS
1 6 (6.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.98%) Maven
1 6 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.28%) Legal
2 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.63%) Finance
4 7 (8.14%) Electronics
4 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Architect
2 23 (26.74%) Security Architect
3 18 (20.93%) Consultant
3 18 (20.93%) Security Manager
4 17 (19.77%) Security Consultant
5 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Security Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Security Assurance Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Category Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Security Advisor
7 6 (6.98%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 4 (4.65%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Information Assurance Practitioner
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) CSS
1 8 (9.30%) HTML
1 8 (9.30%) JSON
1 8 (9.30%) ModSecurity
1 8 (9.30%) Node.js
2 6 (6.98%) OAuth
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.21%) CESG
2 9 (10.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) SCADA
4 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Unix
2 4 (4.65%) CentOS
2 4 (4.65%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) Information Security
2 28 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (31.40%) Information Assurance
4 21 (24.42%) Risk Management
4 21 (24.42%) Security Architecture
5 18 (20.93%) Security Management
6 16 (18.60%) TOGAF
7 14 (16.28%) Information Security Management
8 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.79%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (12.79%) ITIL
9 11 (12.79%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (10.47%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (9.30%) DevOps
11 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (9.30%) Security Operations
12 7 (8.14%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (8.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) COBOL
1 8 (9.30%) Java
1 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
1 8 (9.30%) PHP
1 8 (9.30%) Python
1 8 (9.30%) Ruby
1 8 (9.30%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) Dart
3 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 43 (50.00%) CISSP
3 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
4 16 (18.60%) CISM
5 14 (16.28%) CLAS
6 12 (13.95%) Degree
6 12 (13.95%) IISP
7 8 (9.30%) CISMP
7 8 (9.30%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.33%) CCSP
11 2 (2.33%) CISA
11 2 (2.33%) CITP
11 2 (2.33%) MBCS
12 1 (1.16%) CCNP
12 1 (1.16%) ISEB
12 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) JSP 440
2 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (16.28%) RMADS
3 12 (13.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (8.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (4.65%) ISO 22301
6 3 (3.49%) GDPR
6 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.16%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) SAP
3 6 (6.98%) ESRI
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
5 4 (4.65%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Capita
8 1 (1.16%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.16%) Intel
8 1 (1.16%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.16%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.16%) McAfee
8 1 (1.16%) Splunk