Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 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.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 293 282
Rank change year-on-year +112 -11 -35
Contract jobs citing NCSC 20 2 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.38% 0.022% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.72% 0.25% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Median daily rate £427 £698 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.78% +63.35% -20.56%
10th Percentile £413 £542 £413
90th Percentile £454 £891 £692
London median daily rate £500 £700 £650
% change year-on-year -28.57% +7.69% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

NCSC 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 Central London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 538 792 1,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.30% 8.86% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 565 779
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £293 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £661
London median daily rate £488 £500 £498
% change year-on-year -2.50% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £38.48 £22.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.89% +41.94% +6.90%
10th Percentile £22.73 £14.27 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £41.44 £67.28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +4.76% -16.00%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing NCSC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in Central London

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NCSC in Central London.

Daily rate trend for NCSC in Central London

NCSC
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NCSC in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NCSC in Central London

NCSC
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCSC within the Central London region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
City of London +89 17 £427 -18.67%
West End of London - 1 - -
City of Westminster - 1 - -
NCSC
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NCSC 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 Central London region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 16 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (75.00%) NIST
3 13 (65.00%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (65.00%) Public Cloud
4 12 (60.00%) ISACA
4 12 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (60.00%) GIAC
5 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security
6 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
7 3 (15.00%) CISSP
7 3 (15.00%) AWS
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) OWASP
8 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) Use Case
8 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.00%) Azure
8 2 (10.00%) SIEM
8 2 (10.00%) GCP
8 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre

NCSC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (10.00%) GCP
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Auditor
3 2 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Security Advisor
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Auditor
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 1 (5.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Auditor
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Advisor
4 1 (5.00%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Service Owner
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SOC Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Cyberthreat
1 13 (65.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) OWASP
4 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Go
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) GIAC
1 12 (60.00%) ISACA
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) NIST
2 12 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Apple
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Splunk