The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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.

Cyber Essentials
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 633 643
Rank change year-on-year +47 +10  
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 24 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.033% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.29% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 1
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cyber Essentials is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5495 6228 6328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.56% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 4025 4084
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 216 197
Median hourly rate £25.06 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.50% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.29 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 24 £475 - 13
London +8 7 £475 - 3
South West +2 7 £400 -27.27%
South East - 5 £508 - 3
Exeter - 5 £400 -
Hampshire - 5 £508 - 1
Devon - 5 £400 -
Southampton - 4 £515 - 1
East of England - 4 £531 -
Essex - 3 £550 -
North West +23 1 £300 -36.84% 4
City of London -3 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £513 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £550 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Essentials also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 19 (46.34%) Information Security
2 18 (43.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (41.46%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
5 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
5 12 (29.27%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (26.83%) CISSP
6 11 (26.83%) Finance
7 9 (21.95%) GDPR
8 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 8 (19.51%) CISM
8 8 (19.51%) Firewall
8 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
8 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
9 7 (17.07%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) Network Security
9 7 (17.07%) Office 365
10 6 (14.63%) ITIL
10 6 (14.63%) CESG
10 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
10 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (12.20%) Information Management
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco
11 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
12 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (9.76%) ISMS
12 4 (9.76%) SIEM

Cyber Essentials
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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) Network Security
3 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 2 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) VoIP
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (2.44%) OLAP
2 1 (2.44%) OLTP
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) SSDT
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Consultant
3 8 (19.51%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Security Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Security Project Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Business Change Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Business Change Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Business Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Business Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Change Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Change Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Information Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) MDX
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (14.63%) CESG
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.88%) NHS
4 2 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Information Security
2 17 (41.46%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
4 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
5 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Information Management
7 4 (9.76%) Cryptography
7 4 (9.76%) ISMS
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) SIEM
8 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
8 3 (7.32%) ERP
8 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance
8 3 (7.32%) Information Security Management
8 3 (7.32%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) CISSP
2 8 (19.51%) CISM
2 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) CEH
4 4 (9.76%) CISA
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.32%) CRISC
6 2 (4.88%) CASP
6 2 (4.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) SANS
6 2 (4.88%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (4.88%) SSCP
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
3 9 (21.95%) GDPR
4 5 (12.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 31000
6 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (2.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) McAfee
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Splunk
3 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
3 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.88%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.88%) Qualys
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Sophos
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Avaya
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) NetApp
4 1 (2.44%) RedGate
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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