Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for NIST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NIST over the 6 months to 1 April 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 271 279
Rank change year-on-year +87 +8 -34
Contract jobs citing NIST 26 22 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.49% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.80% 2.77% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 12
Median daily rate £427 £538 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.56% -12.24% -9.26%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £470
90th Percentile £608 £644 £718
London median daily rate £533 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -11.25% +9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

NIST 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 Central London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 542 793 1,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.24% 8.91% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 566 783
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £297 £310 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
London median daily rate £488 £500 £490
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Median hourly rate £38.48 £22.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.89% +41.94% +5.62%
10th Percentile £22.73 £14.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.01 £67.28
Median hourly rate £32.45 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +47.50% +3.53% -12.08%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in Central London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for NIST in Central London

NIST
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST in Central London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NIST in Central London

NIST
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 April 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
City of London +87 26 £427 -20.56% 6
NIST
London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NIST 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 Central London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (57.69%) NCSC
4 14 (53.85%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (50.00%) Public Cloud
5 13 (50.00%) GIAC
6 12 (46.15%) Risk Management
6 12 (46.15%) ISACA
7 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (30.77%) CISSP
9 6 (23.08%) Security Operations
10 5 (19.23%) SIEM
10 5 (19.23%) Information Security
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
11 4 (15.38%) Network Security
11 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
12 3 (11.54%) Security Monitoring
12 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
12 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Use Case
12 3 (11.54%) Qualys
12 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Splunk
12 3 (11.54%) AWS
12 3 (11.54%) Windows

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Azure
2 2 (7.69%) GCP
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) International Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Auditor
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Advisor
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Auditor
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 10 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 5 (19.23%) Information Security
5 5 (19.23%) SIEM
6 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (11.54%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (11.54%) Use Case
8 2 (7.69%) DevSecOps
8 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) OWASP
8 2 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
9 1 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
9 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure as Code
9 1 (3.85%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) GIAC
2 12 (46.15%) ISACA
3 8 (30.77%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCENT
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) CISA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CISM
5 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) FFIEC
5 2 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CGEIT
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) GCIH
6 1 (3.85%) SANS
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (57.69%) NCSC
3 3 (11.54%) COBIT
3 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.69%) GDPR
4 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (3.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Qualys
1 3 (11.54%) Splunk
2 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
2 2 (7.69%) Remedy
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec