Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 306 445 526
Rank change year-on-year +139 +81 +4
Contract jobs citing NIST 70 137 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.61% 3.55% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 104 74
Median daily rate £454 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £319 £386 £387
90th Percentile £731 £768 £768
England median daily rate £488 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -15.22% - +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £77.50

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 1,518 3,859 5,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.93% 9.64% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 2,643 3,580
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 77
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.00% +23.46%
10th Percentile £19.34 £12.50 £13.90
90th Percentile £45.28 £51.35 £60.60
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +23.13% -10.20% +22.81%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 +124 20 £427 -30.29% 5
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 46 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (62.86%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (42.86%) Information Security
4 28 (40.00%) CISSP
4 28 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 21 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (30.00%) SIEM
6 20 (28.57%) Finance
7 19 (27.14%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
8 16 (22.86%) GIAC
8 16 (22.86%) NCSC
9 13 (18.57%) Firewall
9 13 (18.57%) PCI DSS
9 13 (18.57%) Public Cloud
10 12 (17.14%) ISACA
10 12 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (17.14%) CISA
10 12 (17.14%) Public Sector
11 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.71%) COBIT
12 10 (14.29%) Network Security
12 10 (14.29%) CISM
12 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
13 9 (12.86%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (12.86%) Project Management
13 9 (12.86%) Problem-Solving

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 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) JBoss
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) LibreOffice
1 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Azure
2 4 (5.71%) AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Office 365
3 3 (4.29%) GCP
3 3 (4.29%) GitHub
3 3 (4.29%) Google Docs
3 3 (4.29%) Slack
4 2 (2.86%) G Suite
4 2 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.43%) Serverless
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) Firewall
2 10 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.43%) HTTP
5 1 (1.43%) LAN
5 1 (1.43%) VPN
5 1 (1.43%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) International Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Architect
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Consultant
2 11 (15.71%) Security Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Information Manager
7 4 (5.71%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Compliance Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (18.57%) Public Cloud
3 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.29%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.29%) Wiki
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.43%) Blog
7 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (62.86%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (42.86%) Information Security
3 28 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 21 (30.00%) SIEM
4 21 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
6 12 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
9 9 (12.86%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (12.86%) Project Management
10 8 (11.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (11.43%) Information Security Management
10 8 (11.43%) Security Management
10 8 (11.43%) Security Monitoring
11 7 (10.00%) Cyber Resilience
11 7 (10.00%) ITIL
11 7 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) C++
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) CISSP
2 16 (22.86%) GIAC
3 12 (17.14%) CISA
3 12 (17.14%) ISACA
4 10 (14.29%) CISM
5 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (11.43%) FFIEC
7 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.57%) CCNA
8 6 (8.57%) Degree
9 4 (5.71%) CCENT
9 4 (5.71%) CRISC
9 4 (5.71%) GCED
9 4 (5.71%) GSEC
9 4 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (5.71%) SANS
10 3 (4.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
10 3 (4.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (22.86%) NCSC
3 13 (18.57%) PCI DSS
4 11 (15.71%) COBIT
5 8 (11.43%) GDPR
5 8 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (4.29%) PMO
8 2 (2.86%) HIPAA
8 2 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (1.43%) FedRAMP
9 1 (1.43%) QA
9 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.86%) CASB
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) Grafana
3 1 (1.43%) Istio
3 1 (1.43%) Kibana
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Packer
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) VMware
2 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
2 4 (5.71%) Remedy
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
3 3 (4.29%) Google
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Splunk
4 2 (2.86%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.86%) Qualys
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.86%) Sparx
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) NetApp
5 1 (1.43%) SAP