Period
to 25 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 789 876
Rank change year-on-year -47 +87 -24
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 48 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.036% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 10
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -
10th Percentile £332 £396 £358
90th Percentile £550 £561 £719
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +3.68% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £67.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £67.50 -

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 12,771 10,586 12,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 11.61% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,255 6,904 7,839
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 350 421
UK median hourly rate £22.92 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -6.25% +9.17%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.83 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.23% -10.10% +13.64%

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 April 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 April 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 -9 44 £475 - 35
UK excluding London -8 25 £493 +3.68% 24
London -38 22 £444 -11.25% 11
Midlands +12 13 £513 - 6
South East -11 9 £480 -20.00% 11
West Midlands - 8 £488 - 5
East Midlands -8 2 £550 - 1
Scotland -27 2 £450 -18.18%
Wales -10 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (60.42%) Information Security
3 23 (47.92%) GDPR
4 20 (41.67%) PCI DSS
5 16 (33.33%) CISSP
6 13 (27.08%) Network Security
7 12 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
9 9 (18.75%) VPN
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
10 8 (16.67%) SIEM
10 8 (16.67%) Firewall
10 8 (16.67%) Security Management
10 8 (16.67%) Business Continuity
10 8 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 8 (16.67%) Windows
10 8 (16.67%) CISM
11 7 (14.58%) ITIL
11 7 (14.58%) Information Security Management
11 7 (14.58%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.50%) Cisco
13 5 (10.42%) Linux
13 5 (10.42%) Active Directory

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 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.33%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.08%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) Network Security
2 9 (18.75%) VPN
3 8 (16.67%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (10.42%) VLAN
5 4 (8.33%) Wireless
6 3 (6.25%) BGP
6 3 (6.25%) OSPF
6 3 (6.25%) SSL
6 3 (6.25%) WAN
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (4.17%) DMVPN
7 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) IPsec
7 2 (4.17%) MPLS
7 2 (4.17%) SMS
7 2 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (4.17%) TACACS
7 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) IDOL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
2 9 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Head of Information
6 3 (6.25%) Head of Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) Head of Security
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Cyberattack
4 2 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Solaris
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Information Security
2 12 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
5 8 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 8 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 8 (16.67%) Security Management
5 8 (16.67%) SIEM
6 7 (14.58%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (14.58%) Information Security Management
6 7 (14.58%) ITIL
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.42%) Data Privacy
8 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance
8 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (8.33%) ISMS
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) CISSP
2 8 (16.67%) CISM
3 5 (10.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) CISA
4 4 (8.33%) CISMP
4 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) GIAC
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) SSCP
6 2 (4.17%) PCI QSA
6 2 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (47.92%) GDPR
3 20 (41.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (8.33%) COBIT
6 1 (2.08%) HIPAA
6 1 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) QRadar
2 1 (2.08%) Nessus
2 1 (2.08%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) Juniper
3 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.25%) Qualys
4 1 (2.08%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) Huawei
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) iManage
4 1 (2.08%) Intel
4 1 (2.08%) Meraki
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Polycom
4 1 (2.08%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com