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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 27 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 159 133 138
Rank change year-on-year -26 +5 +83
Contract jobs citing NIST 24 18 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.63% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.72% 4.80% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 18
10th Percentile - £418 £413
25th Percentile £350 £463 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £650 £427
Median % change year-on-year -6.92% +52.22% -22.36%
75th Percentile £650 £684 £465
90th Percentile £750 £775 £591
Central London median daily rate £610 £575 £427
% change year-on-year +6.09% +34.66% -20.56%

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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 646 375 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.31% 13.04% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 257 259
10th Percentile £352 £336 £248
25th Percentile £463 £414 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £520 £485
Median % change year-on-year +8.17% +7.22% -7.62%
75th Percentile £650 £621 £575
90th Percentile £775 £750 £638
Central London median daily rate £563 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +8.17% +9.47% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
10th Percentile £19.13 £14.10 £17.96
25th Percentile £23.06 £14.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +117.50% -48.05% +118.01%
75th Percentile £61.94 £23.75 £47.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £24.95 £61.25
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £38.48
% change year-on-year +107.50% -48.02% +117.87%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the City of London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NIST in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for NIST in the City of London

NIST
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for NIST in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 17 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
3 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 10 (41.67%) Information Security
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) COBIT
4 9 (37.50%) Regtech
5 8 (33.33%) Social Skills
5 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Remediation Plan
7 6 (25.00%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (20.83%) ServiceNow
8 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
8 5 (20.83%) CISSP
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
9 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) Change Management
9 4 (16.67%) Project Management
9 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) AWS
9 4 (16.67%) Degree

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) BGP
2 1 (4.17%) DWDM
2 1 (4.17%) MPLS
2 1 (4.17%) OSPF
2 1 (4.17%) SDH
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) VPLS
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 6 (25.00%) Documentation Skills
4 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
5 4 (16.67%) Banking
5 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) IT Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) IT Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Process Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
1 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (4.17%) Legacy Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
2 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Regtech
4 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Remediation Plan
6 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
8 4 (16.67%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
9 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
9 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
10 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) CISM
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CISA
4 2 (8.33%) GIAC
5 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.17%) CompTIA CySA+
5 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.17%) CRISC
5 1 (4.17%) GCIH
5 1 (4.17%) GSEC
5 1 (4.17%) ISACA
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) SANS
5 1 (4.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (8.33%) COSO
4 2 (8.33%) GRC
4 2 (8.33%) NCSC
4 2 (8.33%) SOC 2
5 1 (4.17%) GDPR
5 1 (4.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (4.17%) ITGC
5 1 (4.17%) NIST 800
5 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.17%) QA
5 1 (4.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Nessus
2 3 (12.50%) Nexpose
3 1 (4.17%) QRadar
3 1 (4.17%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) ServiceNow
2 4 (16.67%) CrowdStrike
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) Sophos
3 3 (12.50%) Varonis
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Juniper
4 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Qualys
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk