Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 796 781
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 97 90 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 64
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +8.37% -7.73%
10th Percentile £453 £366 £374
90th Percentile £700 £673 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £52.50 £78.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.62% -33.33% +76.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 £52.50 £78.75
% change year-on-year +27.62% -33.33% +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 20,047 19,303 20,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 18.81% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,918 11,867 13,122
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 885 850
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +8.00%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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 +11 83 £525 -4.55% 29
UK excluding London -12 71 £550 +12.82% 28
London +7 26 £500 -14.89% 4
South East -9 19 £575 +9.52% 7
South West -15 19 £525 +10.53% 8
Wales -21 12 £700 +21.74% 3
North of England -8 10 £490 +3.16% 2
North East -4 6 £475 -
Midlands -18 6 £275 -54.17% 5
West Midlands -16 4 - - 4
East of England -7 3 - - 3
East Midlands +8 2 £275 -54.17% 1
North West -11 2 £663 +39.47% 2
Scotland -15 2 £625 +66.67%
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 75 (77.32%) CISSP
2 68 (70.10%) Security Cleared
3 51 (52.58%) SC Cleared
3 51 (52.58%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (41.24%) Information Security
5 35 (36.08%) CISM
5 35 (36.08%) Information Assurance
6 33 (34.02%) Security Architecture
7 30 (30.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (26.80%) CESG
9 25 (25.77%) DV Cleared
10 24 (24.74%) Risk Management
11 23 (23.71%) Management Information System
12 22 (22.68%) CISA
12 22 (22.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 21 (21.65%) ISSAP
14 20 (20.62%) JSP 440
15 19 (19.59%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (16.49%) TOGAF
17 15 (15.46%) Firewall
17 15 (15.46%) SABSA
18 14 (14.43%) Degree
18 14 (14.43%) PKI
19 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (12.37%) ISSEP
20 12 (12.37%) Cryptography
21 11 (11.34%) HMG Infosec
21 11 (11.34%) Identity Access Management
22 10 (10.31%) Network Security
22 10 (10.31%) RMADS

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 (2.06%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) IaaS
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Firewall
2 10 (10.31%) Network Security
3 7 (7.22%) VPN
4 6 (6.19%) DMZ
5 2 (2.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Architect
2 39 (40.21%) Security Architect
3 27 (27.84%) Consultant
4 23 (23.71%) Security Consultant
5 14 (14.43%) Security Manager
6 10 (10.31%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 9 (9.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (6.19%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (6.19%) Security Specialist
9 5 (5.15%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) Information Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Information Security Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Security Assurance Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Security Technical Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.09%) Security Advisor
11 3 (3.09%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.80%) CESG
2 23 (23.71%) Management Information System
3 14 (14.43%) PKI
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.19%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (6.19%) Freedom of Information Act
4 6 (6.19%) N-Tier
4 6 (6.19%) RIA
5 4 (4.12%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.06%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) Smart Energy
6 2 (2.06%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Linux
3 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.58%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (41.24%) Information Security
3 35 (36.08%) Information Assurance
4 33 (34.02%) Security Architecture
5 24 (24.74%) Risk Management
6 19 (19.59%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (16.49%) TOGAF
8 15 (15.46%) SABSA
9 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.37%) Cryptography
11 11 (11.34%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (10.31%) Security Management
13 9 (9.28%) IT Strategy
13 9 (9.28%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
15 7 (7.22%) CRAMM
15 7 (7.22%) ITIL
16 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
16 6 (6.19%) Matrix Management
16 6 (6.19%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) Dart
2 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (77.32%) CISSP
2 68 (70.10%) Security Cleared
3 51 (52.58%) SC Cleared
4 35 (36.08%) CISM
5 25 (25.77%) DV Cleared
6 22 (22.68%) CISA
7 21 (21.65%) ISSAP
8 14 (14.43%) Degree
9 12 (12.37%) ISSEP
10 9 (9.28%) CRISC
11 8 (8.25%) CLAS
12 7 (7.22%) CISMP
12 7 (7.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 6 (6.19%) HND
14 4 (4.12%) CEH
14 4 (4.12%) SSCP
15 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (3.09%) CREST Certified
15 3 (3.09%) GIAC
16 2 (2.06%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (22.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 20 (20.62%) JSP 440
4 11 (11.34%) HMG Infosec
5 10 (10.31%) RMADS
6 9 (9.28%) GDPR
7 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Progress
3 3 (3.09%) SAP
4 2 (2.06%) ESRI
4 2 (2.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.03%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.03%) Intel
5 1 (1.03%) LogLogic
5 1 (1.03%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.03%) McAfee
5 1 (1.03%) Splunk