Period
to

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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 333 337 340
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +109
Contract jobs citing NIST 279 171 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.70% 5.17% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 119 45
10th Percentile £453 £448 -
25th Percentile £525 £513 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £645 £638 £463
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% +37.84% -26.00%
75th Percentile £738 £703 £600
90th Percentile £820 £775 £755
England median daily rate £645 £600 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -12.50%

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 4,898 3,308 1,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.43% 12.16% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,462 2,263 1,350
10th Percentile £355 £323 £300
25th Percentile £456 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £619 £588
90th Percentile £775 £694 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 29 37
10th Percentile £18.15 £14.20 £15.77
25th Percentile £21.84 £20.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £31.72
Median % change year-on-year +91.11% -29.07% +51.84%
75th Percentile £49.25 £31.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £38.80 £54.65
England median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year +28.57% -8.34% +1.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -19 32 £616 -5.19% 16
East London - 9 £760 - 4
West London -16 2 £850 +45.92% 7
South London -12 1 £675 +28.57%
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 167 (59.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 151 (54.12%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (42.65%) Information Security
4 105 (37.63%) Finance
5 102 (36.56%) Risk Management
6 75 (26.88%) CISSP
6 75 (26.88%) Security Architecture
7 66 (23.66%) Social Skills
8 57 (20.43%) Azure
9 50 (17.92%) CISM
10 49 (17.56%) PCI DSS
11 48 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (16.49%) Degree
12 46 (16.49%) COBIT
12 46 (16.49%) GDPR
13 43 (15.41%) Agile
14 42 (15.05%) Data Loss Prevention
15 41 (14.70%) SABSA
16 39 (13.98%) Project Management
17 38 (13.62%) NIST 800
18 37 (13.26%) CISA
19 34 (12.19%) Firewall
19 34 (12.19%) Management Information System
19 34 (12.19%) SANS
19 34 (12.19%) Vulnerability Management
19 34 (12.19%) FFIEC
20 33 (11.83%) CRISC
21 31 (11.11%) AWS
21 31 (11.11%) SaaS
21 31 (11.11%) ITIL

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 8 (2.87%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.43%) Confluence
3 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.43%) Azure
2 31 (11.11%) AWS
2 31 (11.11%) SaaS
3 23 (8.24%) IaaS
4 21 (7.53%) GCP
5 13 (4.66%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (4.30%) Azure DevOps
7 11 (3.94%) Power Platform
7 11 (3.94%) Serverless
8 10 (3.58%) PaaS
9 8 (2.87%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (2.87%) Azure Functions
9 8 (2.87%) Azure Monitor
9 8 (2.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 5 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.08%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.72%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.19%) Firewall
2 29 (10.39%) Network Security
3 7 (2.51%) DNS
4 6 (2.15%) SSL
5 5 (1.79%) WAN
6 4 (1.43%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.72%) 5G
7 2 (0.72%) VPN
8 1 (0.36%) BGP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.36%) DWDM
8 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.36%) Internet
8 1 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.36%) MPLS
8 1 (0.36%) OSPF
8 1 (0.36%) SDH
8 1 (0.36%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.23%) Power BI
2 8 (2.87%) Data Lake
3 5 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.79%) Metadata
3 5 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.08%) Big Data
4 3 (1.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.79%) JIRA
3 4 (1.43%) GitLab
3 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.72%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (37.63%) Finance
2 66 (23.66%) Social Skills
3 27 (9.68%) Banking
4 23 (8.24%) Public Sector
5 19 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.09%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (5.38%) Retail
8 10 (3.58%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (2.15%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (1.08%) Law
13 3 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.72%) Electronics
14 2 (0.72%) International Banking
14 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (27.60%) Architect
2 68 (24.37%) Security Architect
3 51 (18.28%) Analyst
4 40 (14.34%) Consultant
5 29 (10.39%) Security Manager
6 28 (10.04%) Security Consultant
7 25 (8.96%) Security Analyst
8 22 (7.89%) Security Engineer
9 17 (6.09%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (4.66%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.30%) Business Analyst
11 12 (4.30%) Senior Architect
12 11 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (3.94%) Senior Security Architect
13 10 (3.58%) GCP Architect
13 10 (3.58%) Information Manager
13 10 (3.58%) Information Security Manager
13 10 (3.58%) Risk Manager
13 10 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.87%) Kafka
1 8 (2.87%) LDAP
1 8 (2.87%) Spark Streaming
2 7 (2.51%) OAuth
3 6 (2.15%) OpenID
4 5 (1.79%) Celery
4 5 (1.79%) Django
4 5 (1.79%) FastAPI
4 5 (1.79%) Flask
4 5 (1.79%) SAML
5 3 (1.08%) Middleware
6 2 (0.72%) JSON Web Signature
6 2 (0.72%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.36%) SPML
7 1 (0.36%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.19%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.30%) Cloud Native
2 12 (4.30%) Robotics
3 10 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (3.58%) IoT
4 9 (3.23%) CESG
5 8 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.15%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.08%) PKI
9 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.45%) Linux
1 18 (6.45%) Windows
2 8 (2.87%) Unix
3 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.72%) Android
4 2 (0.72%) CentOS
4 2 (0.72%) Kali Linux
4 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (54.12%) Cybersecurity
2 119 (42.65%) Information Security
3 102 (36.56%) Risk Management
4 75 (26.88%) Security Architecture
5 48 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (15.41%) Agile
7 42 (15.05%) Data Loss Prevention
8 41 (14.70%) SABSA
9 39 (13.98%) Project Management
10 34 (12.19%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (11.11%) ITIL
12 29 (10.39%) OWASP
13 28 (10.04%) CI/CD
14 26 (9.32%) Analytics
14 26 (9.32%) Data Security
14 26 (9.32%) Security Management
14 26 (9.32%) Security Operations
14 26 (9.32%) SIEM
15 25 (8.96%) Identity Access Management
15 25 (8.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.81%) Python
2 13 (4.66%) SQL
3 12 (4.30%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.58%) C#
5 9 (3.23%) Bash
6 8 (2.87%) Java
6 8 (2.87%) VB
6 8 (2.87%) VBScript
7 5 (1.79%) Go
8 3 (1.08%) C
9 2 (0.72%) Perl
9 2 (0.72%) Rust
Qualifications
1 75 (26.88%) CISSP
2 50 (17.92%) CISM
3 46 (16.49%) Degree
4 37 (13.26%) CISA
5 34 (12.19%) FFIEC
5 34 (12.19%) SANS
6 33 (11.83%) CRISC
7 29 (10.39%) Security Cleared
8 25 (8.96%) GIAC
9 19 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 18 (6.45%) SC Cleared
11 17 (6.09%) CCSK
12 10 (3.58%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.87%) CEH
14 7 (2.51%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.51%) PMP
15 6 (2.15%) CGEIT
15 6 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (59.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (17.56%) PCI DSS
3 46 (16.49%) COBIT
3 46 (16.49%) GDPR
4 38 (13.62%) NIST 800
5 27 (9.68%) GRC
6 19 (6.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (6.81%) NCSC
7 18 (6.45%) GLBA
8 17 (6.09%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (3.94%) COSO
10 10 (3.58%) Data Quality
10 10 (3.58%) SOC 2
11 9 (3.23%) QA
12 8 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (2.87%) PMO
13 4 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (1.08%) ITGC
15 2 (0.72%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 15 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.51%) Docker
3 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.02%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.15%) CSIRT
3 5 (1.79%) Ansible
3 5 (1.79%) CASB
3 5 (1.79%) Nessus
4 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.43%) SCCM
5 3 (1.08%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.08%) Packer
5 3 (1.08%) RSA Archer
5 3 (1.08%) Terraform
6 2 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.72%) Nmap
6 2 (0.72%) QRadar
6 2 (0.72%) Salt
7 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.02%) Google
3 11 (3.94%) Okta
4 8 (2.87%) Databricks
4 8 (2.87%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.51%) LogRhythm
5 7 (2.51%) Oracle
5 7 (2.51%) Splunk
6 5 (1.79%) Sophos
6 5 (1.79%) Sparx
7 4 (1.43%) Cisco
7 4 (1.43%) CrowdStrike
7 4 (1.43%) McAfee
7 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.43%) VMware
8 3 (1.08%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.08%) Rapid7
8 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.08%) SAP