Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 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.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 789 848
Rank change year-on-year -43 +59 +18
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 46 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.045% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 19
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £335 £321 £383
90th Percentile £575 £586 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +2.11% -9.52% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 12,226 10,727 12,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 11.71% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,816 6,943 7,739
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 359 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.97% +11.77%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £52.55 £52.50 £55.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.15% -25.00% +22.96%

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 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 9 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 25 June 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 -34 42 £493 +3.68% 50
UK excluding London -31 26 £485 +2.11% 33
London -46 19 £480 +1.05% 17
Midlands -4 14 £500 - 10
South East -12 9 £485 -5.83% 7
West Midlands - 9 £488 - 10
East Midlands -1 2 £393 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
Wales -12 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 30 (65.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (63.04%) Information Security
3 22 (47.83%) PCI DSS
4 21 (45.65%) GDPR
5 18 (39.13%) CISSP
6 14 (30.43%) Risk Management
7 12 (26.09%) Data Protection
8 11 (23.91%) Network Security
9 9 (19.57%) SIEM
10 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
10 8 (17.39%) CISM
10 8 (17.39%) Firewall
10 8 (17.39%) Security Management
10 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
11 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
11 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
11 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (15.22%) ITIL
11 7 (15.22%) VPN
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 6 (13.04%) Windows
12 6 (13.04%) CISA
12 6 (13.04%) Cisco
12 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
12 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (13.04%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (13.04%) Degree

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Network Security
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) VPN
4 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.70%) VLAN
5 4 (8.70%) Wireless
6 3 (6.52%) BGP
6 3 (6.52%) OSPF
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) DMVPN
7 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.35%) HSRP
7 2 (4.35%) Internet
7 2 (4.35%) IPsec
7 2 (4.35%) MPLS
7 2 (4.35%) SMS
7 2 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (4.35%) SSL
7 2 (4.35%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.17%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
1 11 (23.91%) Security Manager
2 10 (21.74%) Security Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Information Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Information Security Manager
4 7 (15.22%) Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Security Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Head of Information
8 3 (6.52%) Head of Information Security
8 3 (6.52%) Head of Security
8 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
9 2 (4.35%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Cyberattack
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 14 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 12 (26.09%) Data Protection
4 9 (19.57%) SIEM
5 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
5 8 (17.39%) Security Management
5 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
6 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
6 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
7 6 (13.04%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (10.87%) Information Assurance
8 5 (10.87%) ISMS
8 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.70%) Information Management
9 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Java
1 2 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) CISM
3 6 (13.04%) CISA
3 6 (13.04%) Degree
4 5 (10.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) CEH
6 3 (6.52%) CISMP
6 3 (6.52%) GIAC
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) PCI QSA
7 2 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCNP
8 1 (2.17%) CCSA
8 1 (2.17%) CCSE
8 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CRISC
8 1 (2.17%) SANS
8 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (65.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (47.83%) PCI DSS
3 21 (45.65%) GDPR
4 4 (8.70%) COBIT
4 4 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) QRadar
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Qualys
4 3 (6.52%) Juniper
4 3 (6.52%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.35%) AlienVault
5 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) Huawei
6 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.17%) Meraki
6 1 (2.17%) Polycom
6 1 (2.17%) Splunk
6 1 (2.17%) Virgin Media
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Zscaler