Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 598 612
Rank change year-on-year +99 +14 -
Contract jobs citing NCSC 38 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.088% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.16% 0.87% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 18
London median daily rate £595 £638 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -1.92% -
10th Percentile £501 £410 £494
90th Percentile £775 £841 £725
England median daily rate £560 £569 £660
% change year-on-year -1.54% -13.83% -8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
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 3,282 4,730 6,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.77% 10.17% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,251 3,309 4,457
London median daily rate £495 £480 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -1.03% +4.86%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 69 76
London median hourly rate £18.85 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.87% +32.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.45 £54.76 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.58 £20.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.58% -3.64% -6.67%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in London

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NCSC in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NCSC in London

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor 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 15 December 2019. 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
South London +56 11 £550 - 2
Central London +53 5 £620 +3.33% 3
East London +40 2 £475 -32.14%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
1 24 (63.16%) AWS
2 22 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 19 (50.00%) NIST
4 18 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (34.21%) CISSP
6 13 (34.21%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) Information Security
7 12 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (28.95%) DevSecOps
9 9 (23.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (23.68%) Network Security
9 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.05%) WAN
10 8 (21.05%) CCSP
10 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (21.05%) Firewall
10 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
10 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
10 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 8 (21.05%) Visualisation
10 8 (21.05%) Cyber Assurance
10 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
10 8 (21.05%) Terraform
10 8 (21.05%) Police
11 7 (18.42%) Public Sector
11 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (18.42%) Security Hardening

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 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 24 (63.16%) AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Azure
3 4 (10.53%) IaaS
3 4 (10.53%) PaaS
3 4 (10.53%) SaaS
4 2 (5.26%) GCP
5 1 (2.63%) G Suite
5 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Network Security
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) WAN
3 5 (13.16%) DHCP
3 5 (13.16%) SAN
4 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 4 (10.53%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Artifactory
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) GitLab
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.63%) CF BOSH
4 1 (2.63%) Snyk
General
1 8 (21.05%) Police
2 7 (18.42%) Public Sector
3 6 (15.79%) Law
4 5 (13.16%) Finance
5 2 (5.26%) Electronics
5 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Consultant
1 8 (21.05%) Security Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) AWS Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Head of Security
5 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (13.16%) Keycloak
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 7 (18.42%) PKI
4 4 (10.53%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) CESG
6 1 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) DevOps
4 12 (31.58%) Information Security
5 11 (28.95%) DevSecOps
6 8 (21.05%) Cyber Assurance
6 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 8 (21.05%) Visualisation
7 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
7 7 (18.42%) Open Source
7 7 (18.42%) Protective Monitoring
7 7 (18.42%) Security Hardening
7 7 (18.42%) Security Management
7 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
1 7 (18.42%) Go
1 7 (18.42%) Python
1 7 (18.42%) Ruby
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (34.21%) CISSP
4 9 (23.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (21.05%) CCSP
6 7 (18.42%) CRISC
6 7 (18.42%) GIAC
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
9 4 (10.53%) CISM
9 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.26%) CEH
10 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (2.63%) CISA
11 1 (2.63%) CREST Certified
11 1 (2.63%) ISACA
11 1 (2.63%) ISSAP
11 1 (2.63%) MCSA
11 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) NIST
2 12 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (15.79%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (7.89%) GDPR
6 2 (5.26%) COBIT
6 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Docker
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Terraform
2 7 (18.42%) Kubernetes
3 5 (13.16%) Ansible
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Sysdig
4 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.89%) WSUS
5 2 (5.26%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.63%) Nessus
6 1 (2.63%) Nexpose
6 1 (2.63%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Lumension
2 3 (7.89%) Sophos
2 3 (7.89%) Symantec
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
4 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) OpenText
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Qualys
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) Veracode