Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 769 758 732
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 +59
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 100 95 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 71
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £414 £366 £350
90th Percentile £709 £675 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
UK median hourly rate £70.89 £78.75 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.98% +82.08% -
10th Percentile £36.50 £64.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £96.78 £85.04 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.89 £78.75 £43.25
% change year-on-year -9.98% +82.08% -

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 19,031 19,872 21,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 20.50% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,708 12,462 13,099
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £248 £249
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 885 1,034
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.48 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.76 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.47% -2.68% +43.59%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -28 82 £550 +4.76% 35
UK excluding London -2 65 £513 -2.38% 25
London -38 30 £594 +10.98% 9
South West +8 26 £475 -7.32% 9
South East -47 9 £550 +4.76% 9
Scotland - 8 £375 -
Wales +15 7 £575 -
North of England +33 6 £733 +8.59% 3
Midlands +10 5 £700 +115.88% 2
North West -2 4 £475 -29.63% 1
East of England -10 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 £700 - 1
North East +59 2 £733 +46.60% 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £733 - 1
West Midlands +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 61 (61.00%) CISSP
2 60 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 46 (46.00%) SC Cleared
4 44 (44.00%) Information Security
5 37 (37.00%) Risk Management
5 37 (37.00%) CESG
6 33 (33.00%) Information Assurance
7 28 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (20.00%) Security Architecture
9 19 (19.00%) TOGAF
9 19 (19.00%) CLAS
9 19 (19.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (18.00%) RMADS
11 17 (17.00%) CISM
12 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
12 16 (16.00%) JSP 440
13 15 (15.00%) SABSA
13 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
14 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (13.00%) Finance
16 12 (12.00%) Security Management
17 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
18 10 (10.00%) Windows
18 10 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (10.00%) DevOps
18 10 (10.00%) Degree
18 10 (10.00%) DV Cleared
19 9 (9.00%) PCI DSS

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 6 (6.00%) ArcGIS
1 6 (6.00%) IIS
1 6 (6.00%) nginx
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.00%) IaaS
4 3 (3.00%) PaaS
4 3 (3.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) Network Security
2 6 (6.00%) Firewall
3 2 (2.00%) SSL
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.00%) 802.11
4 1 (1.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.00%) CDMA
4 1 (1.00%) GSM
4 1 (1.00%) LAN
4 1 (1.00%) LTE
4 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.00%) SMS
4 1 (1.00%) TETRA
4 1 (1.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Apache Hive
1 6 (6.00%) Big Data
1 6 (6.00%) GIS
1 6 (6.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.00%) Power BI
3 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.00%) Maven
1 6 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.00%) Finance
3 8 (8.00%) Legal
4 7 (7.00%) Electronics
4 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (7.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (43.00%) Architect
2 34 (34.00%) Security Architect
3 25 (25.00%) Consultant
4 23 (23.00%) Security Consultant
5 10 (10.00%) Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) Security Specialist
7 6 (6.00%) Security Manager
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Information Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Security Advisor
8 5 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (3.00%) Information Specialist
10 3 (3.00%) IT Security Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) ModSecurity
2 2 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) jQuery
3 1 (1.00%) JSON
3 1 (1.00%) OAuth
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (37.00%) CESG
2 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.00%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.00%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (4.00%) PKI
5 4 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.00%) TM Forum
6 3 (3.00%) BYOD
6 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.00%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.00%) SCADA
8 1 (1.00%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Unix
2 6 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.00%) CentOS
4 2 (2.00%) Solaris
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.00%) Information Security
2 37 (37.00%) Risk Management
3 33 (33.00%) Information Assurance
4 28 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 19 (19.00%) TOGAF
7 18 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (15.00%) SABSA
9 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (12.00%) Security Management
11 10 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (10.00%) DevOps
12 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (9.00%) ITIL
12 9 (9.00%) Migration
12 9 (9.00%) Open Source
12 9 (9.00%) SIEM
13 8 (8.00%) Information Management
13 8 (8.00%) OWASP
14 7 (7.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) Dart
2 2 (2.00%) C
2 2 (2.00%) Java
2 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) COBOL
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (61.00%) CISSP
2 60 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 46 (46.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (19.00%) CLAS
5 17 (17.00%) CISM
6 10 (10.00%) Degree
6 10 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 9 (9.00%) ISSAP
8 8 (8.00%) IISP
9 7 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.00%) CISMP
11 4 (4.00%) CISA
11 4 (4.00%) MCSE
11 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (4.00%) PCI QSA
11 4 (4.00%) SANS
12 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (3.00%) CCNP
12 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (2.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (19.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 18 (18.00%) RMADS
4 16 (16.00%) JSP 440
5 9 (9.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (5.00%) GDPR
6 5 (5.00%) NIST 800
7 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (4.00%) PA-DSS
8 3 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.00%) COBIT
10 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (1.00%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (1.00%) ISO 14001
10 1 (1.00%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
10 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.00%) XenApp
3 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Ansible
2 3 (3.00%) QRadar
3 2 (2.00%) Nessus
3 2 (2.00%) Nmap
4 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Cloudera
3 7 (7.00%) SAP
4 6 (6.00%) ESRI
5 5 (5.00%) LogRhythm
6 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.00%) AlienVault
7 3 (3.00%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.00%) Intel
7 3 (3.00%) LogLogic
7 3 (3.00%) McAfee
7 3 (3.00%) Splunk
8 2 (2.00%) Cisco
8 2 (2.00%) ForgeRock
8 2 (2.00%) Qualys
9 1 (1.00%) Citrix
9 1 (1.00%) Dell
9 1 (1.00%) VMware