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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 647 626
Rank change year-on-year +71 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 19 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.13% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 1
Median daily rate £475 £540 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.03% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 5318 6200 6351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.09% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 4007 3853
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 193 178
Median hourly rate £22.70 £24.75 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £47.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 15 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 19 £475 -12.03% 16
London +37 9 £444 -17.82% 8
City of London - 4 £450 - 2
York - 3 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £363 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 3
North West - 3 £363 -
South East +16 2 £600 - 1
Hampshire +5 2 £600 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £600 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Salford - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 15 (45.45%) Information Security
2 13 (39.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Firewall
4 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
4 8 (24.24%) CESG
4 8 (24.24%) GDPR
5 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.21%) CISSP
6 6 (18.18%) Windows
6 6 (18.18%) CISA
6 6 (18.18%) CISM
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Degree
7 5 (15.15%) Wireless
7 5 (15.15%) CRM
8 4 (12.12%) Web Services
8 4 (12.12%) ERP
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Contract Management
8 4 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef

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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) Wireless
3 3 (9.09%) 5G
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
3 3 (9.09%) Telepresence
3 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Blockchain
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
1 7 (21.21%) Security Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Security Advisor
2 5 (15.15%) Security Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Business Information Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) CISSP Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) CESG
2 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.09%) Internet of Things
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) CoreOS
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Information Security
2 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.12%) Contract Management
5 4 (12.12%) ERP
5 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 3 (9.09%) Information Governance
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) CISSP
2 6 (18.18%) CISA
2 6 (18.18%) CISM
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) CRISC
5 2 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.03%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) CEH
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) NCDA
6 1 (3.03%) NCIE
6 1 (3.03%) VCAP
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (24.24%) GDPR
2 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (9.09%) ISO27005
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 3 (9.09%) Mesos
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco
1 3 (9.09%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Avaya
3 1 (3.03%) Dell
3 1 (3.03%) Epicor
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.03%) NetApp