Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 12 December 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 207 189
Rank change year-on-year +48 -18 +15
Contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.038% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.01% 0.36% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
West Midlands median daily rate £545 - £365
10th Percentile £520 - £249
90th Percentile £593 - £473
England median daily rate £425 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 348 557 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.46% 10.72% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 356 359
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +1.94% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £200
90th Percentile £595 £588 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -40.34% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.96 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.90 £24.90 £53.75
England median hourly rate £22.80 £20.04 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -4.58% -6.67%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Essentials in the West Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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
Birmingham - 4 £545 - 1
Coventry - 2 £587 - 1
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 7 (100.00%) NIST
2 4 (57.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 4 (57.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) Forcepoint
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Azure
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
2 4 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
2 4 (57.14%) OneDrive
2 4 (57.14%) Mimecast
2 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
3 3 (42.86%) OWASP
3 3 (42.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 4 (57.14%) Mimecast
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
1 4 (57.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Security Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
1 4 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Antivirus Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Identity Management
2 3 (42.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (42.86%) OWASP
2 3 (42.86%) Privileged Identity Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (42.86%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) NIST
2 3 (42.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Forcepoint
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware