Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 5 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 337 567 599
Rank change year-on-year +230 +32 -9
Contract jobs citing NCSC 42 25 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.73% 0.65% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 21
Median daily rate £427 £706 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.54% +8.65% +22.35%
10th Percentile £325 £554 £414
90th Percentile £619 £940 £750
England median daily rate £454 £590 £550
% change year-on-year -23.05% +7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £77.50 - -

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,536 3,855 5,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.93% 9.64% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 2,638 3,618
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 77
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.96% -15.64% +23.46%
10th Percentile £18.65 £12.50 £13.90
90th Percentile £44.55 £52.25 £60.60
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +20.45% -11.11% +23.75%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in London

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for NCSC in London

NCSC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NCSC in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NCSC in London

NCSC
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 5 August 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
Central London +142 14 £427 -40.49% 2
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 London region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 19 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (38.10%) NIST
5 14 (33.33%) Public Cloud
5 14 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 13 (30.95%) ITIL
6 13 (30.95%) Windows
6 13 (30.95%) DNS
6 13 (30.95%) Data Protection
6 13 (30.95%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (28.57%) Government Security Classifications
7 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (28.57%) ISACA
7 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (28.57%) GIAC
8 11 (26.19%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
8 11 (26.19%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (26.19%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 10 (23.81%) HP StoreVirtual
9 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
9 10 (23.81%) Patch Management
9 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008

NCSC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (23.81%) IIS
1 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon GuardDuty
1 3 (7.14%) AWS
1 3 (7.14%) Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon Macie
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CodeBuild
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CodeCommit
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CodeDeploy
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CodePipeline
3 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DNS
2 10 (23.81%) DHCP
2 10 (23.81%) SAN
3 7 (16.67%) IPv4
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
5 5 (11.90%) Network Security
6 2 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) DKIM
7 1 (2.38%) DMARC
7 1 (2.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Power BI
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (21.43%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Police
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Technical Support
3 7 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Support Officer
3 7 (16.67%) Technical Support Officer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Auditor
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) Security Advisor
5 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Auditor
6 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (2.38%) Apollo GraphQL
2 1 (2.38%) GraphQL
2 1 (2.38%) JMS
2 1 (2.38%) React
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Spring
2 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 13 (30.95%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (23.81%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
8 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (4.76%) PKI
8 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (2.38%) CESG
9 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 13 (30.95%) Data Protection
3 13 (30.95%) ITIL
4 12 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (26.19%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) High Availability
6 10 (23.81%) Patch Management
7 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.67%) SIEM
9 6 (14.29%) Information Security
9 6 (14.29%) Network Management
10 4 (9.52%) Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Change Management
11 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
11 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
11 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (28.57%) GIAC
3 12 (28.57%) ISACA
4 11 (26.19%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) CISSP
7 6 (14.29%) MCSA
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (2.38%) CREST Certified
9 1 (2.38%) Degree
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.38%) SANS
9 1 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (38.10%) NIST
3 12 (28.57%) Government Security Classifications
4 9 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (7.14%) COBIT
6 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (4.76%) RMADS
7 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
2 11 (26.19%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.76%) Docker
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (16.67%) WSUS
3 3 (7.14%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 2 (4.76%) Consul
4 2 (4.76%) Packer
4 2 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) Lumension
2 7 (16.67%) Sophos
2 7 (16.67%) Symantec
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) ArcSight
4 4 (9.52%) Splunk
5 3 (7.14%) Micro Focus
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) AlienVault
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle