Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 374 265 375
Rank change year-on-year -109 +110 +122
Contract jobs citing NIST 214 150 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.83% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.40% 7.21% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 113 90
10th Percentile £421 £414 £413
25th Percentile £497 £488 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £594 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% - +2.22%
75th Percentile £661 £650 £650
90th Percentile £758 £735 £763
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 4,868 2,080 3,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.94% 11.56% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,380 1,434 2,228
10th Percentile £350 £305 £305
25th Percentile £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +1.02%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £663
England median daily rate £509 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 11 46
10th Percentile £18.41 £17.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £25.75 £18.98 £14.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £26.22 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +69.72% +40.21% -10.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £38.75 £29.66
90th Percentile - £50.39 £44.97
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.05 £20.21
% change year-on-year +23.52% +4.18% -0.20%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -48 25 £550 +3.04% 25
West London -18 7 - - 3
South London -12 5 £750 +42.86% 1
East London -5 3 £450 -45.45% 5
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 108 (50.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (47.20%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (35.51%) Finance
4 74 (34.58%) Risk Management
5 63 (29.44%) CISSP
5 63 (29.44%) Information Security
6 58 (27.10%) Azure
7 51 (23.83%) OWASP
8 46 (21.50%) CISM
9 45 (21.03%) Security Architecture
10 39 (18.22%) AWS
10 39 (18.22%) GDPR
11 38 (17.76%) COBIT
12 32 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (14.95%) PCI DSS
13 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (13.55%) Social Skills
15 28 (13.08%) Firewall
15 28 (13.08%) SABSA
16 26 (12.15%) Management Information System
17 25 (11.68%) Data Security
17 25 (11.68%) CISA
17 25 (11.68%) Windows
17 25 (11.68%) Application Security
18 24 (11.21%) ITIL
18 24 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
19 23 (10.75%) NIST 800
19 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
19 23 (10.75%) Linux
19 23 (10.75%) Penetration Testing

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 5 (2.34%) Apache Spark
1 5 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.93%) Confluence
2 2 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.93%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 58 (27.10%) Azure
2 39 (18.22%) AWS
3 20 (9.35%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (7.94%) GCP
5 13 (6.07%) IaaS
6 11 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (5.14%) Azure Sentinel
6 11 (5.14%) SaaS
6 11 (5.14%) Serverless
7 10 (4.67%) Amazon S3
8 8 (3.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (3.27%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.80%) Azure Monitor
10 6 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (2.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (2.34%) AWS CloudTrail
11 5 (2.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (2.34%) PaaS
11 5 (2.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.08%) Firewall
2 12 (5.61%) Network Security
3 9 (4.21%) Internet
4 8 (3.74%) VPN
5 6 (2.80%) HTTP
6 5 (2.34%) DNS
7 4 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.87%) ICMP
8 3 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.93%) 5G
9 2 (0.93%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.93%) SSL
10 1 (0.47%) 3G
10 1 (0.47%) 4G
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.47%) PPP
10 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.47%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.80%) Data Lake
2 6 (2.80%) Power BI
3 5 (2.34%) Amazon Athena
3 5 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.47%) HBase
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.40%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (1.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.47%) Snyk
3 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (35.51%) Finance
2 29 (13.55%) Social Skills
3 21 (9.81%) Banking
4 17 (7.94%) Financial Institution
5 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.01%) Legal
6 13 (6.07%) Public Sector
7 11 (5.14%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (4.67%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (4.67%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.80%) Law
9 6 (2.80%) Retail
10 5 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.93%) Electronics
12 2 (0.93%) Games
12 2 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (21.03%) Architect
2 40 (18.69%) Security Architect
3 37 (17.29%) Consultant
4 25 (11.68%) Analyst
4 25 (11.68%) Security Consultant
5 19 (8.88%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.07%) Security Specialist
7 12 (5.61%) Security Analyst
7 12 (5.61%) Security Manager
8 10 (4.67%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (4.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (4.21%) Risk Consultant
10 8 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) IT Consultant
10 8 (3.74%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 7 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (3.27%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) OAuth
2 5 (2.34%) Kafka
2 5 (2.34%) Middleware
2 5 (2.34%) OAuth2
2 5 (2.34%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (1.87%) OpenID
4 3 (1.40%) .NET
4 3 (1.40%) SAML
5 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Blueprints
6 1 (0.47%) J2EE
6 1 (0.47%) JSON Web Signature
6 1 (0.47%) LDAP
6 1 (0.47%) Node.js
6 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.47%) REST
6 1 (0.47%) SOAP
6 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.14%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.27%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.40%) PMI
7 3 (1.40%) User Experience
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.93%) Robotics
8 2 (0.93%) SCADA
8 2 (0.93%) Smart City
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.68%) Windows
2 23 (10.75%) Linux
3 4 (1.87%) Unix
4 3 (1.40%) Kali Linux
4 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Android
5 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.93%) CentOS
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (47.20%) Cybersecurity
2 74 (34.58%) Risk Management
3 63 (29.44%) Information Security
4 51 (23.83%) OWASP
5 45 (21.03%) Security Architecture
6 32 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (13.08%) SABSA
9 25 (11.68%) Application Security
9 25 (11.68%) Data Security
10 24 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
10 24 (11.21%) ITIL
11 23 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (10.28%) CI/CD
12 22 (10.28%) SIEM
13 21 (9.81%) ISMS
14 19 (8.88%) Analytics
15 18 (8.41%) Data Protection
15 18 (8.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.01%) Python
2 12 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.67%) SQL
4 9 (4.21%) C#
5 8 (3.74%) Java
6 7 (3.27%) Bash
7 3 (1.40%) Rust
8 2 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 63 (29.44%) CISSP
2 46 (21.50%) CISM
3 25 (11.68%) CISA
4 22 (10.28%) Degree
5 19 (8.88%) CRISC
5 19 (8.88%) FFIEC
6 13 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 11 (5.14%) SANS
9 10 (4.67%) PMI Certification
9 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.74%) GIAC
10 8 (3.74%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.27%) ISACA
11 7 (3.27%) PMP
12 5 (2.34%) GSEC
13 4 (1.87%) CEH
13 4 (1.87%) CSSLP
13 4 (1.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (1.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (50.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (18.22%) GDPR
3 38 (17.76%) COBIT
4 32 (14.95%) PCI DSS
5 23 (10.75%) NIST 800
6 19 (8.88%) GRC
7 18 (8.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (7.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (6.07%) GLBA
10 13 (6.07%) NCSC
11 12 (5.61%) SOC 2
12 6 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (2.34%) Data Quality
13 5 (2.34%) QA
14 3 (1.40%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.93%) COSO
15 2 (0.93%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.93%) ITGC
System Software
1 17 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Snort
4 1 (0.47%) vCloud
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (4.21%) RSA Archer
3 8 (3.74%) Terraform
4 7 (3.27%) Nessus
5 5 (2.34%) Ansible
6 4 (1.87%) CASB
6 4 (1.87%) QRadar
7 3 (1.40%) Nmap
8 2 (0.93%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.93%) Salt
8 2 (0.93%) SCCM
9 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.47%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.47%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.74%) Cisco
3 6 (2.80%) VMware
4 5 (2.34%) Databricks
4 5 (2.34%) Google
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle
4 5 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.87%) ArcSight
5 4 (1.87%) ForeScout
5 4 (1.87%) LogRhythm
5 4 (1.87%) Splunk
6 3 (1.40%) Meraki
6 3 (1.40%) Qualys
7 2 (0.93%) McAfee
7 2 (0.93%) Rapid7
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.47%) Varonis
8 1 (0.47%) Vyatta