Period
to 24 November 2020

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 24 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 216 250
Rank change year-on-year +97 +34 -5
Contract jobs citing NCSC 2 3 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.052% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.06% 0.55% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £238 - £525
10th Percentile £231 - £429
90th Percentile £244 - £718
Central London median daily rate £269 - £675
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 188 548 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.59% 9.55% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 396 489
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £301 £305 £272
90th Percentile £638 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.16% +26.67%
Median hourly rate £81.00 £17.98 £19.00
% change year-on-year +350.44% -5.36% +26.67%

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 24 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Lumension
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) IPv4
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) IPv4
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) HP StoreVirtual
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Lumension
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec