Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 800 857
Rank change year-on-year -30 +57 +12
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 41 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.052% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.45% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 16
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -
10th Percentile £312 £313 £305
90th Percentile £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £563
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% -
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 13,130 11,172 12,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 11.64% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,586 7,321 8,063
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 390 455
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.99 £11.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.42 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.33% -11.96% +15.99%

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 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 11 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 23 February 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 -27 36 £450 +4.65% 27
London -45 21 £400 -11.60% 10
UK excluding London -9 18 £500 +8.11% 19
Midlands +5 6 £519 - 4
South East -3 6 £455 +40.00% 7
Scotland -13 4 £425 -22.73% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £550 - 1
North of England +30 1 £525 +13.51% 6
South West +14 1 £400 -
West Midlands +5 1 £525 - 3
North East - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 22 (53.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (46.34%) GDPR
4 13 (31.71%) PCI DSS
5 12 (29.27%) Data Protection
5 12 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (26.83%) Network Security
7 10 (24.39%) CISSP
7 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 8 (19.51%) Firewall
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.07%) SIEM
10 7 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (17.07%) Security Operations
10 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.07%) CISM
10 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
11 6 (14.63%) Finance
11 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
11 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (14.63%) VPN
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (12.20%) Office 365
12 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.20%) COBIT
12 5 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (12.20%) Linux

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 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Office 365
3 4 (9.76%) IaaS
3 4 (9.76%) SaaS
4 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.32%) PaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Network Security
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 6 (14.63%) VPN
4 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (12.20%) VLAN
5 4 (9.76%) Internet
5 4 (9.76%) LAN
5 4 (9.76%) WAN
6 3 (7.32%) SSL
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless
7 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.44%) DHCP
8 1 (2.44%) DNS
8 1 (2.44%) FTP
8 1 (2.44%) HTTP
8 1 (2.44%) SMS
8 1 (2.44%) SMTP
8 1 (2.44%) SNMP
8 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) IDOL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Security Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Business Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Information
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Information Security
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Security
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) IT Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.32%) Cyberattack
4 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.88%) CESG
5 2 (4.88%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) iSeries
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Solaris
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 12 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (29.27%) Data Protection
3 9 (21.95%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
4 7 (17.07%) Security Operations
4 7 (17.07%) SIEM
5 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
5 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity
6 5 (12.20%) Data Security
6 5 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (12.20%) Information Security Management
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 5 (12.20%) Security Management
6 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (9.76%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (9.76%) ISMS
7 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) CISSP
2 7 (17.07%) CISM
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) CISA
4 3 (7.32%) GIAC
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) SSCP
5 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.88%) CEH
5 2 (4.88%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (4.88%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (4.88%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.44%) CISMP
6 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) OSCP
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (53.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (46.34%) GDPR
3 13 (31.71%) PCI DSS
4 7 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (12.20%) COBIT
6 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.44%) QA
6 1 (2.44%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
1 2 (4.88%) QRadar
2 1 (2.44%) Nmap
2 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) Qualys
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.44%) EMC
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) iManage
4 1 (2.44%) Intapp
4 1 (2.44%) Intel
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.44%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) VMware