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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 27 May 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 - 143
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing NCSC 5 0 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% - 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% - 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 13
10th Percentile £613 - £413
25th Percentile £615 - £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £636 - £427
75th Percentile £665 - £454
90th Percentile £671 - -
Central London median daily rate £623 £571 £427
% change year-on-year +8.93% +33.83% -40.49%

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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 646 375 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.31% 13.04% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 257 259
10th Percentile £352 £336 £248
25th Percentile £463 £414 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £520 £485
Median % change year-on-year +8.17% +7.22% -7.62%
75th Percentile £650 £621 £575
90th Percentile £775 £750 £638
Central London median daily rate £563 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +8.17% +9.47% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
10th Percentile £19.13 £14.10 £17.96
25th Percentile £23.06 £14.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +117.50% -48.05% +118.01%
75th Percentile £61.94 £23.75 £47.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £24.95 £61.25
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £38.48
% change year-on-year +107.50% -48.02% +117.87%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the City of London

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NCSC in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for NCSC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) NIST
2 2 (40.00%) SABSA
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Agile
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) VPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) DWDM
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment

NCSC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) AWS
1 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (20.00%) GCP
1 1 (20.00%) Power Platform
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) DWDM
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SDH
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPLS
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) cloud-init
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) SABSA
2 1 (20.00%) Business Case
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cyber Resilience
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) ISMS
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) NIST
2 1 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Packer
1 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto