Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 840 867
Rank change year-on-year +27 +27 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 58 59 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.055% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.48% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 18
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +14.00% -
10th Percentile £314 £313 £307
90th Percentile £575 £656 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year -0.58% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12316 12215 13504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 11.48% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8077 7902 8633
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 447 464
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 12 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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 +34 53 £413 -4.07% 17
UK excluding London +54 35 £425 -0.58% 8
London -5 17 £456 +6.10% 9
South East +25 12 £425 +30.77% 1
South West +17 9 £400 -6.98% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £365 -14.12% 2
Scotland +22 4 £330 -
Midlands +21 4 £365 -14.12% 2
East of England - 4 £531 -
North of England +87 2 £413 -13.16% 4
North West +32 1 £300 -36.84% 1
North East - 1 £525 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 37 (63.79%) Information Security
2 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (25.86%) Data Protection
5 14 (24.14%) PCI DSS
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
7 12 (20.69%) CISSP
7 12 (20.69%) GDPR
8 11 (18.97%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 10 (17.24%) ITIL
10 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
10 9 (15.52%) CISM
10 9 (15.52%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (13.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (13.79%) Network Security
11 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Nessus
11 8 (13.79%) CEH
11 8 (13.79%) Firewall
11 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
12 7 (12.07%) CESG
12 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (10.34%) Migration
13 6 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (10.34%) Information Management
13 6 (10.34%) Data Security

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 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) SaaS
3 2 (3.45%) IaaS
3 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Firewall
1 8 (13.79%) Network Security
2 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.90%) LAN
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.45%) Internet
5 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.45%) VLAN
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.72%) SMS
6 1 (1.72%) VoIP
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (1.72%) OLAP
1 1 (1.72%) OLTP
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 9 (15.52%) Security Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Change Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Business Change Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Business Manager
6 6 (10.34%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.62%) Business Change Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Business Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Change Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Information Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Security Risk Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Protection Act
1 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) CESG
3 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.62%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.17%) NHS
5 3 (5.17%) PMI
6 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Solaris
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Information Security
2 22 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (25.86%) Data Protection
4 10 (17.24%) ITIL
4 10 (17.24%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Data Security
6 6 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (10.34%) Information Management
6 6 (10.34%) Migration
6 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (8.62%) Information Security Management
7 5 (8.62%) ISMS
7 5 (8.62%) Security Management
8 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (5.17%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (1.72%) Python
2 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) CISSP
2 9 (15.52%) CISM
3 8 (13.79%) CEH
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) CASP
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) CISA
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (5.17%) SSCP
6 2 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.45%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (3.45%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (3.45%) CLAS
6 2 (3.45%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (24.14%) PCI DSS
3 12 (20.69%) GDPR
4 9 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (13.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (5.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (5.17%) NIST 800
7 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (1.72%) COBIT
8 1 (1.72%) ISO 22301
8 1 (1.72%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.72%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Nessus
2 5 (8.62%) Nmap
3 1 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Splunk
3 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
3 3 (5.17%) LogRhythm
3 3 (5.17%) McAfee
3 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
3 3 (5.17%) Qualys
3 3 (5.17%) Sophos
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) RedGate
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Symantec