Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 November 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 391 507 527
Rank change year-on-year +116 +20 +32
Contract jobs citing NIST 161 131 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.66% 2.74% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 85 94
London median daily rate £600 £565 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +7.62% -4.55%
10th Percentile £450 £360 £399
90th Percentile £775 £900 £725
England median daily rate £575 £550 £513
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.32% -3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 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 3,455 4,788 6,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.58% 10.32% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,361 3,345 4,352
London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 75
London median hourly rate £18.70 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.43% +32.50% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.21
90th Percentile £39.65 £57.50 £48.80
England median hourly rate £21.46 £22.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.90% +10.49% -11.77%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NIST in London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for NIST in London

NIST
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 NIST within the London region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
Central London +43 26 £600 +15.66% 16
East London +34 10 £600 -9.43% 2
South London +45 7 £550 +15.79% 3
West London +30 5 £550 -1.12% 3
North London - 2 £725 -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 103 (63.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (55.28%) Information Security
3 62 (38.51%) Finance
4 61 (37.89%) CISSP
5 51 (31.68%) COBIT
6 50 (31.06%) AWS
7 48 (29.81%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (29.19%) ITIL
9 40 (24.84%) SIEM
9 40 (24.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 37 (22.98%) Linux
10 37 (22.98%) Risk Management
11 36 (22.36%) Vulnerability Management
12 35 (21.74%) Security Operations
12 35 (21.74%) PCI DSS
12 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 34 (21.12%) Firewall
14 32 (19.88%) OWASP
15 30 (18.63%) Qualys
16 29 (18.01%) CISM
16 29 (18.01%) Splunk
17 27 (16.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 26 (16.15%) Security Architecture
19 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
19 25 (15.53%) Python
19 25 (15.53%) SABSA
20 24 (14.91%) Azure
21 23 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 23 (14.29%) Security Management
22 22 (13.66%) NIST 800

NIST
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 3 (1.86%) Confluence
2 1 (0.62%) IIS
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (31.06%) AWS
2 24 (14.91%) Azure
3 10 (6.21%) GCP
4 7 (4.35%) SaaS
5 5 (3.11%) IaaS
5 5 (3.11%) PaaS
6 4 (2.48%) Route 53
7 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.24%) GitHub
8 2 (1.24%) Office 365
8 2 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.62%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.12%) Firewall
2 15 (9.32%) Network Security
3 12 (7.45%) VPN
4 10 (6.21%) WAN
5 7 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.86%) LAN
6 3 (1.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.62%) BGP
7 1 (0.62%) DHCP
7 1 (0.62%) DNS
7 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.62%) IPsec
7 1 (0.62%) MPLS
7 1 (0.62%) OSPF
7 1 (0.62%) SNMP
7 1 (0.62%) SSL
7 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) DB2
1 3 (1.86%) MySQL
2 2 (1.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.48%) Burp Suite
2 4 (2.48%) SonarQube
3 3 (1.86%) JIRA
3 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.24%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.62%) Hudson
5 1 (0.62%) Snyk
5 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (38.51%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Banking
3 7 (4.35%) Police
4 6 (3.73%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.48%) Electronics
6 4 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.48%) Law
6 4 (2.48%) Marketing
7 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) International Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Retail
8 1 (0.62%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (19.88%) Security Engineer
2 30 (18.63%) Analyst
3 25 (15.53%) Security Analyst
4 22 (13.66%) Architect
5 20 (12.42%) Security Architect
6 19 (11.80%) Consultant
7 18 (11.18%) Security Consultant
8 11 (6.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (4.97%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Security Officer
9 8 (4.97%) Security Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (4.35%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Information Officer
11 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.73%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.73%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) Node.js
2 6 (3.73%) JSON
2 6 (3.73%) Web Services
3 3 (1.86%) .NET
3 3 (1.86%) OpenID
3 3 (1.86%) RESTful
4 2 (1.24%) LDAP
4 2 (1.24%) REST
4 2 (1.24%) SAML
4 2 (1.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.62%) OAuth
5 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.83%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.35%) PMI
7 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.48%) PKI
10 3 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.86%) FMCG
10 3 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.62%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.98%) Linux
2 23 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (9.94%) Windows
4 11 (6.83%) Debian
4 11 (6.83%) openSUSE
4 11 (6.83%) Ubuntu
4 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (55.28%) Information Security
2 48 (29.81%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (29.19%) ITIL
4 40 (24.84%) SIEM
5 37 (22.98%) Risk Management
6 36 (22.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 35 (21.74%) Security Operations
8 32 (19.88%) OWASP
9 27 (16.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 26 (16.15%) Security Architecture
11 25 (15.53%) SABSA
12 23 (14.29%) Security Management
13 19 (11.80%) Identity Management
13 19 (11.80%) Threat Intelligence
14 17 (10.56%) DevOps
14 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (9.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 14 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (8.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.53%) Python
2 17 (10.56%) Ruby
3 15 (9.32%) Java
3 15 (9.32%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.73%) Perl
6 5 (3.11%) C
7 3 (1.86%) C++
7 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 61 (37.89%) CISSP
2 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 29 (18.01%) CISM
4 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.04%) Degree
6 20 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (11.80%) SANS
8 18 (11.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 16 (9.94%) CCSP
9 16 (9.94%) CISA
9 16 (9.94%) CRISC
10 11 (6.83%) PMI Certification
11 9 (5.59%) GIAC
12 6 (3.73%) FFIEC
13 4 (2.48%) AWS Certification
13 4 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 4 (2.48%) PgMP
14 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (1.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (63.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (31.68%) COBIT
3 40 (24.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 35 (21.74%) PCI DSS
5 22 (13.66%) NIST 800
6 18 (11.18%) NCSC
7 17 (10.56%) GDPR
8 13 (8.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (6.83%) HIPAA
10 7 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (3.11%) Basel II
11 5 (3.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (3.11%) EMIR
11 5 (3.11%) MiFID
12 4 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (2.48%) PMO
13 3 (1.86%) GLBA
14 2 (1.24%) SLA
15 1 (0.62%) COSO
15 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.11%) Docker
3 2 (1.24%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.62%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.62%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) Nessus
2 10 (6.21%) SELinux
3 7 (4.35%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.73%) Suricata
4 6 (3.73%) Terraform
5 4 (2.48%) CASB
6 3 (1.86%) Ansible
6 3 (1.86%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.24%) Puppet
7 2 (1.24%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.62%) Nmap
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.62%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (18.63%) Qualys
2 29 (18.01%) Splunk
3 13 (8.07%) Symantec
4 12 (7.45%) Adobe
5 11 (6.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.59%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.73%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.73%) Oracle
8 5 (3.11%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.11%) Cisco
8 5 (3.11%) SAP
9 4 (2.48%) ForgeRock
9 4 (2.48%) Ping Identity
9 4 (2.48%) Remedy
10 3 (1.86%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.86%) Imperva
10 3 (1.86%) Intel
10 3 (1.86%) McAfee
10 3 (1.86%) Sybase
10 3 (1.86%) VMware