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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cyber Essentials
UK
Rank 566 631 630
Rank change year-on-year +65 -1  
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 17 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.15% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Median daily rate £475 £540 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £563 -
% change year-on-year -15.55% -  
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 5230 5941 6415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.16% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3446 3773 3889
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 200 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

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 3 months to 27 March 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 +59 17 £475 -12.03% 11
London +39 9 £444 -17.82% 7
City of London - 4 £450 - 2
York - 3 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £363 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 2
North West - 3 £363 -
Leicester - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Salford - 1 £275 -

Cyber Essentials
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (48.78%) Information Security
2 15 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) PCI DSS
4 10 (24.39%) Windows
5 9 (21.95%) CISSP
5 9 (21.95%) Finance
6 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
6 8 (19.51%) CISM
6 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
7 7 (17.07%) Internet
7 7 (17.07%) Cisco
7 7 (17.07%) Degree
7 7 (17.07%) CESG
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.63%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (14.63%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (14.63%) ERP
8 6 (14.63%) CRM
8 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.63%) CISA
8 6 (14.63%) SIEM
8 6 (14.63%) GDPR
9 5 (12.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (12.20%) CRISC
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure

Cyber Essentials
Top Related 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 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) Internet
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security
3 5 (12.20%) Wireless
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.76%) Telepresence
4 4 (9.76%) VPN
4 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) 5G
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) DNS
7 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Blockchain
1 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Security Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Security Advisor
4 5 (12.20%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Information Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.32%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) CESG
3 6 (14.63%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (9.76%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.76%) Internet of Things
5 4 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (7.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
8 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) CoreOS
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Information Security
2 11 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
5 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) CRM
5 6 (14.63%) ERP
5 6 (14.63%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (14.63%) SIEM
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
7 4 (9.76%) High Availability
7 4 (9.76%) Process Management
7 4 (9.76%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (9.76%) Security Management
7 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) CISSP
3 8 (19.51%) CISM
3 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) Degree
5 6 (14.63%) CISA
6 5 (12.20%) CRISC
7 3 (7.32%) CEH
7 3 (7.32%) MCSA
7 3 (7.32%) MCSE
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.88%) CCNA
8 2 (4.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.88%) CISMP
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.88%) MCP
9 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.44%) NCDA
9 1 (2.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (24.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.63%) GDPR
4 5 (12.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (7.32%) ISO27005
6 2 (4.88%) GPG13
6 2 (4.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (4.88%) RMADS
6 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Docker
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Ansible
1 4 (9.76%) Kubernetes
1 4 (9.76%) Mesos
1 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 4 (9.76%) Google
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
3 2 (4.88%) Forcepoint
3 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.88%) Sophos
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Avaya
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) Epicor
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.44%) NetApp
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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