Period
to

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 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 510 436 384
Rank change year-on-year -74 -52 +179
Contract jobs citing NCSC 67 36 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.36% 1.24% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 36
10th Percentile £451 £506 £350
25th Percentile £515 £513 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £613 £452
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +35.51% -35.43%
75th Percentile £684 £713 £612
90th Percentile £705 £800 £621
England median daily rate £625 £545 £550
% change year-on-year +14.68% -0.91% -3.51%

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 4,916 2,904 2,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.84% 11.96% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,460 1,976 1,511
10th Percentile £350 £314 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £656 £601 £588
90th Percentile £756 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 22 46
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.00 £15.73
25th Percentile £25.25 £14.91 £18.96
Median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +122.50% -33.44% +44.33%
75th Percentile £49.25 £36.94 £39.91
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.98 £54.38
England median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +13.64%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -28 6 £623 +8.93% 2
West London - 1 £850 - 2
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.30%) Information Security
3 26 (38.81%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (29.85%) SABSA
4 20 (29.85%) AWS
4 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
4 20 (29.85%) Agile
5 18 (26.87%) DevOps
6 17 (25.37%) TOGAF
6 17 (25.37%) Public Sector
7 15 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (22.39%) Information Assurance
8 14 (20.90%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (20.90%) GCP
8 14 (20.90%) PKI
8 14 (20.90%) Information Security Management
8 14 (20.90%) Security Management
8 14 (20.90%) VMware
8 14 (20.90%) Linux
8 14 (20.90%) CI/CD
8 14 (20.90%) Terraform
9 13 (19.40%) Python
9 13 (19.40%) Network Security
10 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
10 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (17.91%) CentOS
10 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (17.91%) Ansible
10 12 (17.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (17.91%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 11 (16.42%) nginx
1 11 (16.42%) Traefik
2 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.85%) AWS
2 14 (20.90%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (20.90%) GCP
3 12 (17.91%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (17.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (16.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (16.42%) Azure
5 7 (10.45%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.99%) IaaS
7 2 (2.99%) PaaS
8 1 (1.49%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) Network Security
2 12 (17.91%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.93%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
4 2 (2.99%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) BGP
5 1 (1.49%) DWDM
5 1 (1.49%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) OSPF
5 1 (1.49%) SDH
5 1 (1.49%) VPLS
5 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) Power BI
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
1 11 (16.42%) GitLab
1 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) JUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) Snyk
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 17 (25.37%) Public Sector
2 9 (13.43%) Finance
3 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.96%) Electronics
4 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
4 6 (8.96%) Marketing
5 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 4 (5.97%) Social Skills
6 3 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) German Language
7 2 (2.99%) Italian Language
7 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.49%) Aviation
8 1 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.49%) Local Government
8 1 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Architect
2 18 (26.87%) Security Architect
3 12 (17.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Network Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Network Security Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Security Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Network Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Security Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Technical Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Microsoft 365 Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Security Consultant
8 5 (7.46%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) cloud-init
2 2 (2.99%) JSON Web Signature
2 2 (2.99%) OAuth
2 2 (2.99%) OpenID
2 2 (2.99%) SAML
2 2 (2.99%) Spring
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.49%) ARM Templates
3 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.49%) Java EE
3 1 (1.49%) JPA
3 1 (1.49%) JSP
3 1 (1.49%) JSTL
3 1 (1.49%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) React
3 1 (1.49%) Servlets
3 1 (1.49%) STL
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) PKI
2 11 (16.42%) Clustering
2 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.49%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) CentOS
2 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.49%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Unix
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Information Security
2 26 (38.81%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (29.85%) Agile
3 20 (29.85%) SABSA
4 18 (26.87%) DevOps
5 17 (25.37%) TOGAF
6 15 (22.39%) Information Assurance
7 14 (20.90%) CI/CD
7 14 (20.90%) Information Security Management
7 14 (20.90%) Security Management
8 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
9 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
9 11 (16.42%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
9 11 (16.42%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (14.93%) Microservices
10 10 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (11.94%) OWASP
11 8 (11.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Python
2 11 (16.42%) Bash
2 11 (16.42%) Go
2 11 (16.42%) Ruby
3 3 (4.48%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) Ada
4 1 (1.49%) SQL
4 1 (1.49%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.94%) CISSP
4 5 (7.46%) CISM
5 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.48%) CISA
5 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) CCNP
6 2 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.99%) IISP
6 2 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (1.49%) CLAS
7 1 (1.49%) CRISC
7 1 (1.49%) GIAC
7 1 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.93%) COBIT
2 10 (14.93%) NIST
3 9 (13.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (11.94%) GDPR
5 7 (10.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (4.48%) QA
7 2 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (16.42%) Docker
3 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) Terraform
2 12 (17.91%) Ansible
2 12 (17.91%) Kubernetes
2 12 (17.91%) Packer
3 11 (16.42%) Consul
3 11 (16.42%) Docker Swarm
3 11 (16.42%) Graphite
3 11 (16.42%) HAProxy
3 11 (16.42%) Istio
3 11 (16.42%) linkerd
3 11 (16.42%) Podman
3 11 (16.42%) Prometheus
3 11 (16.42%) Puppet
3 11 (16.42%) ZABBIX
4 4 (5.97%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.99%) SCCM
6 1 (1.49%) Nessus
6 1 (1.49%) SCOM
6 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) VMware
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) PagerDuty
2 11 (16.42%) Splunk
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.99%) Mavenir
4 2 (2.99%) Nokia
4 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.49%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.49%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.49%) Juniper
5 1 (1.49%) Okta
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) Sophos
5 1 (1.49%) Tufin