Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 527 619
Rank change year-on-year +206 +92 -13
Contract jobs citing NCSC 43 29 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.080% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.98% 0.84% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 20
Median daily rate £388 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.42% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £254 £513 £412
90th Percentile £641 £895 £714
England median daily rate £500 £575 £538
% change year-on-year -13.04% +6.98% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year -3.23% - -

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 1,441 3,466 4,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.19% 9.51% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 2,368 3,443
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -1.81%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £280
90th Percentile £652 £669 £663
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 71
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -28.08% +30.00%
10th Percentile £18.98 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.07 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £26.36 £21.34 £22.37
% change year-on-year +23.52% -4.58% +11.83%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +139 4 £269 - 2
East London +48 2 £700 +47.37%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 32 (74.42%) Security Cleared
2 30 (69.77%) SC Cleared
3 21 (48.84%) Windows
4 18 (41.86%) Data Protection
4 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
5 13 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
6 12 (27.91%) ITIL
6 12 (27.91%) DNS
6 12 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (27.91%) Government Security Classifications
7 11 (25.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 11 (25.58%) Firewall
7 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (25.58%) AWS
8 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
8 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
8 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
8 10 (23.26%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
8 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
8 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (23.26%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (20.93%) HP StoreVirtual
9 9 (20.93%) Patch Management
9 9 (20.93%) IIS
9 9 (20.93%) HP

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 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (20.93%) IIS
1 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) AWS
2 8 (18.60%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (16.28%) Amazon S3
3 7 (16.28%) Azure
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon Macie
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeBuild
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.33%) SaaS
6 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) DNS
2 11 (25.58%) Firewall
3 9 (20.93%) DHCP
3 9 (20.93%) SAN
4 7 (16.28%) IPv4
5 5 (11.63%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) SSL
7 1 (2.33%) DKIM
7 1 (2.33%) DMARC
7 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Power BI
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Snyk
General
1 7 (16.28%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Local Government
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Security Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Support Officer
3 7 (16.28%) Technical Support
3 7 (16.28%) Technical Support Officer
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Database Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.33%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) CISSP Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) IAM Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (2.33%) Apollo GraphQL
2 1 (2.33%) GraphQL
2 1 (2.33%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) React
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Spring
2 1 (2.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 9 (20.93%) HP StoreVirtual
3 8 (18.60%) Public Cloud
4 6 (13.95%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (6.98%) Cyberattack
6 2 (4.65%) CESG
6 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (4.65%) PKI
7 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
4 9 (20.93%) Mac OS
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Data Protection
2 12 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) High Availability
4 9 (20.93%) Patch Management
5 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
5 8 (18.60%) Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Information Security
7 6 (13.95%) Log Correlation
7 6 (13.95%) Network Management
7 6 (13.95%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (13.95%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (9.30%) Project Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) SIEM
10 3 (6.98%) Log Aggregation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) C
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) Security Cleared
2 30 (69.77%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (16.28%) CISSP
5 5 (11.63%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (9.30%) MCSA
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (6.98%) CISM
7 3 (6.98%) DBS Check
8 2 (4.65%) CRISC
8 2 (4.65%) Degree
9 1 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.33%) CREST Certified
9 1 (2.33%) GIAC
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.33%) SANS
9 1 (2.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (27.91%) Government Security Classifications
3 11 (25.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (9.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (9.30%) NIST
5 2 (4.65%) NIST 800
5 2 (4.65%) RMADS
6 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
2 10 (23.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.65%) Docker
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (16.28%) WSUS
3 3 (6.98%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (6.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.65%) Ansible
4 2 (4.65%) Consul
4 2 (4.65%) Packer
4 2 (4.65%) Puppet
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
5 1 (2.33%) Nessus
5 1 (2.33%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 7 (16.28%) Lumension
2 7 (16.28%) Sophos
2 7 (16.28%) Symantec
3 5 (11.63%) SolarWinds
4 4 (9.30%) ArcSight
4 4 (9.30%) Splunk
5 3 (6.98%) Micro Focus
5 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) AlienVault
7 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) SAP