Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 367 435
Rank change year-on-year +102 +68 +82
Contract jobs citing NIST 162 120 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.72% 4.66% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 80 123
Median daily rate £550 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £383
90th Percentile £775 £740 £885
England median daily rate £550 £550 £570
% change year-on-year - -3.51% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 2,098 2,575 4,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.55% 9.46% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,423 1,846 3,075
Median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £297
90th Percentile £675 £659 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 43 61
Median hourly rate £23.11 £25.68 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.01% +22.29% +3.45%
10th Percentile £17.15 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.60 £50.90 £43.75
Median hourly rate £20.90 £23.68 £20.25
% change year-on-year -11.72% +16.94% -1.72%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for NIST in London

NIST
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST in London over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 +74 20 £500 -15.33% 10
South London +41 2 £525 -4.55%
West London +29 2 £513 +11.66% 2
East London +26 1 £825 +37.50% 6
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 92 (56.79%) Cybersecurity
2 86 (53.09%) Information Security
3 64 (39.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (36.42%) Finance
5 55 (33.95%) Risk Management
6 51 (31.48%) CISSP
7 40 (24.69%) SIEM
8 38 (23.46%) Banking
9 37 (22.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 35 (21.60%) Security Monitoring
11 31 (19.14%) Windows
11 31 (19.14%) Linux
11 31 (19.14%) CISM
11 31 (19.14%) COBIT
12 25 (15.43%) TOGAF
12 25 (15.43%) Security Architecture
13 22 (13.58%) Firewall
13 22 (13.58%) GDPR
13 22 (13.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 21 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
14 21 (12.96%) Azure
14 21 (12.96%) Investment Management
15 20 (12.35%) Degree
15 20 (12.35%) AWS
15 20 (12.35%) FFIEC
16 19 (11.73%) SABSA
17 18 (11.11%) PaaS
17 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
17 18 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
18 17 (10.49%) ArchiMate

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 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.62%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.96%) Azure
2 20 (12.35%) AWS
3 18 (11.11%) PaaS
4 16 (9.88%) SaaS
5 11 (6.79%) IaaS
6 9 (5.56%) GCP
7 8 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.62%) G Suite
8 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Serverless
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) Firewall
2 11 (6.79%) Network Security
3 9 (5.56%) WAN
4 8 (4.94%) LAN
5 7 (4.32%) Internet
6 6 (3.70%) Multicast
7 4 (2.47%) VPN
8 3 (1.85%) BGP
8 3 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.85%) SSL
9 2 (1.23%) Intranet
9 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.62%) DNS
10 1 (0.62%) HTTP
10 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) ReSharper
2 3 (1.85%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.85%) Hudson
2 3 (1.85%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.62%) GitLab
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 59 (36.42%) Finance
2 38 (23.46%) Banking
3 14 (8.64%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.17%) Legal
4 10 (6.17%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.09%) International Banking
5 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.47%) Electronics
6 4 (2.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.47%) Retail
7 3 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.23%) Advertising
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.62%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (29.63%) Architect
2 41 (25.31%) Security Architect
3 35 (21.60%) Analyst
4 30 (18.52%) Consultant
5 27 (16.67%) Security Analyst
6 23 (14.20%) Risk Analyst
6 23 (14.20%) Security Consultant
7 22 (13.58%) Information Analyst
7 22 (13.58%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (11.73%) Information Risk Analyst
8 19 (11.73%) Security Risk Analyst
9 12 (7.41%) Business Analyst
9 12 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (6.17%) Information Security Consultant
11 9 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
11 9 (5.56%) Security Incident Analyst
12 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 8 (4.94%) Risk Consultant
13 7 (4.32%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) .NET
2 5 (3.09%) .NET Framework
2 5 (3.09%) REST
3 3 (1.85%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.85%) YAML
4 2 (1.23%) SAML
5 1 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.62%) JSON
5 1 (0.62%) Kafka
5 1 (0.62%) Middleware
5 1 (0.62%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.62%) OAuth
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.17%) AS400
3 10 (6.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.09%) CESG
5 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.09%) Internet of Things
5 5 (3.09%) iSeries
5 5 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.09%) Robotics
5 5 (3.09%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.47%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.14%) Linux
1 31 (19.14%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Unix
3 8 (4.94%) Solaris
3 8 (4.94%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.85%) Kali Linux
4 3 (1.85%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.23%) Android
5 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.62%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.79%) Cybersecurity
2 86 (53.09%) Information Security
3 55 (33.95%) Risk Management
4 40 (24.69%) SIEM
5 37 (22.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 35 (21.60%) Security Monitoring
7 25 (15.43%) Security Architecture
7 25 (15.43%) TOGAF
8 21 (12.96%) Investment Management
8 21 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (11.73%) SABSA
10 18 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
11 17 (10.49%) ArchiMate
12 16 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.02%) DevOps
14 13 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
15 12 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (7.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.85%) SQL
3 2 (1.23%) C
4 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.62%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (31.48%) CISSP
2 31 (19.14%) CISM
3 20 (12.35%) Degree
3 20 (12.35%) FFIEC
4 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (8.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
7 12 (7.41%) CRISC
8 10 (6.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (5.56%) CISA
9 9 (5.56%) SANS
9 9 (5.56%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (3.70%) CCSP
10 6 (3.70%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.47%) CEH
11 4 (2.47%) GIAC
12 3 (1.85%) GCIA
12 3 (1.85%) GCIH
12 3 (1.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (39.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.14%) COBIT
3 22 (13.58%) GDPR
4 17 (10.49%) PCI DSS
5 15 (9.26%) NIST 800
6 14 (8.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (8.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (8.02%) NCSC
8 7 (4.32%) HIPAA
9 6 (3.70%) QA
10 3 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (1.85%) ISO 31000
11 2 (1.23%) FedRAMP
11 2 (1.23%) JSP 440
11 2 (1.23%) RMADS
11 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.62%) FISMA
12 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.56%) Docker
4 5 (3.09%) KVM
4 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.70%) Terraform
3 5 (3.09%) Ansible
4 4 (2.47%) CSIRT
4 4 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.85%) Nessus
6 1 (0.62%) CASB
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.62%) Consul
6 1 (0.62%) Grafana
6 1 (0.62%) Istio
6 1 (0.62%) Kibana
6 1 (0.62%) logstash
6 1 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.62%) QRadar
6 1 (0.62%) Rancher
6 1 (0.62%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (4.94%) VMware
3 7 (4.32%) SAP
3 7 (4.32%) Sparx
4 5 (3.09%) CyberArk
4 5 (3.09%) Google
4 5 (3.09%) Intel
5 4 (2.47%) Cisco
5 4 (2.47%) Oracle
6 3 (1.85%) Arista
7 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.23%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) Twitter
8 1 (0.62%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.62%) Qualys
8 1 (0.62%) Rapid7