Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 852 882
Rank change year-on-year +34 +30 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 47 41 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.038% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.34% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 5
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £323 £325 £425
90th Percentile £575 £718 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% -
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 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 11276 12219 13139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.79% 11.21% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7328 7895 8348
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 420 404
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.59 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.01% +7.63%

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 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 10 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 16 August 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 +71 46 £425 -10.53% 15
UK excluding London +69 29 £425 -2.86% 12
London +6 14 £475 -9.52% 4
South East +32 13 £425 - 4
South West +19 8 £400 -27.27% 1
East of England - 4 £531 -
North of England +62 3 £300 -36.84% 5
North West +33 2 £288 -39.47% 4
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 32 (68.09%) Information Security
2 21 (44.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (36.17%) PCI DSS
5 15 (31.91%) Data Protection
6 12 (25.53%) Windows
6 12 (25.53%) CISSP
7 11 (23.40%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
8 9 (19.15%) CISM
8 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) GDPR
9 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Nessus
10 7 (14.89%) CEH
10 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
10 7 (14.89%) CESG
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) Network Security
11 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (12.77%) Data Security
11 6 (12.77%) Linux
11 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 5 (10.64%) Security Management
12 5 (10.64%) Information Security Management
12 5 (10.64%) Firewall

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 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Network Security
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (2.13%) OLAP
2 1 (2.13%) OLTP
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Security Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Change Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Business Change Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Business Change Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Business Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Business Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Change Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) GDPR Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Security Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) MDX
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (14.89%) CESG
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.38%) NHS
4 3 (6.38%) PMI
5 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Information Security
2 19 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (31.91%) Data Protection
4 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 8 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Data Security
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) Cryptography
7 5 (10.64%) Information Management
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security Management
7 5 (10.64%) ISMS
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) Security Management
7 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) CISSP
2 9 (19.15%) CISM
2 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) CEH
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) CCNA
5 4 (8.51%) CISA
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CASP
6 3 (6.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.38%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (6.38%) SSCP
7 2 (4.26%) CLAS
7 2 (4.26%) CRISC
7 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) SANS
8 1 (2.13%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (44.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (36.17%) PCI DSS
3 8 (17.02%) GDPR
4 6 (12.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.13%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.13%) ISO 31000
6 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Nessus
2 4 (8.51%) Nmap
3 1 (2.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Splunk
3 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 3 (6.38%) LogRhythm
3 3 (6.38%) McAfee
3 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.38%) Qualys
3 3 (6.38%) Sophos
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) RedGate
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) VMware