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 7 March 2021 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 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.
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK
Number of daily rates quoted
Median daily rate
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
UK excluding London median daily rate
Number of hourly rates quoted
Median hourly rate
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
Median hourly rate
% change year-on-year
Cyber Essentials Job Vacancy Trend
Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.
Cyber Essentials Contractor Daily Rate Trend
3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials.
Cyber Essentials Daily Rate Histogram
Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.
Cyber Essentials Contractor Hourly Rate Trend
3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials.
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 7 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.
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
For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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 Cyber Essentials.
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: