Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 353 437 508
Rank change year-on-year +84 +71 +12
Contract jobs citing NIST 110 177 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.51% 4.00% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 127 93
Median daily rate £533 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £413 £380 £445
90th Percentile £738 £850 £750
England median daily rate £550 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 2,437 4,422 5,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.64% 10.40% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,667 2,950 4,083
Median daily rate £490 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 96
Median hourly rate £32.45 £22.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.50% +3.53% -12.08%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.33 £13.19
90th Percentile £50.20 £44.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate £25.68 £22.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +16.73% +0.46% +6.83%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +98 26 £427 -20.56% 6
South London - 7 £550 - 2
West London +39 3 £418 -21.50%
East London +52 2 £475 -29.63% 1
North London - 2 £725 -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 70 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (50.91%) Information Security
4 52 (47.27%) CISSP
5 47 (42.73%) Risk Management
6 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
6 31 (28.18%) NCSC
7 27 (24.55%) Firewall
8 26 (23.64%) SIEM
9 25 (22.73%) CISM
10 23 (20.91%) Network Security
11 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (19.09%) Finance
11 21 (19.09%) GIAC
11 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
12 19 (17.27%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (16.36%) AWS
13 18 (16.36%) Public Cloud
13 18 (16.36%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (15.45%) Security Architecture
14 17 (15.45%) Public Sector
15 16 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (14.55%) GDPR
15 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 16 (14.55%) COBIT
16 15 (13.64%) Windows
16 15 (13.64%) Linux
16 15 (13.64%) Security Operations
17 14 (12.73%) Security Management

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 (0.91%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.36%) AWS
2 14 (12.73%) Azure
3 5 (4.55%) IaaS
3 5 (4.55%) PaaS
3 5 (4.55%) SaaS
4 4 (3.64%) GCP
5 3 (2.73%) Office 365
6 2 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.82%) Route 53
7 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.91%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) Firewall
2 23 (20.91%) Network Security
3 9 (8.18%) WAN
4 5 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.91%) DNS
7 1 (0.91%) LAN
7 1 (0.91%) NAS
7 1 (0.91%) SAN
7 1 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket
1 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.64%) GitLab
1 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (19.09%) Finance
2 17 (15.45%) Public Sector
3 8 (7.27%) Police
4 7 (6.36%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.45%) Electronics
5 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.64%) Law
7 3 (2.73%) Banking
7 3 (2.73%) Legal
8 2 (1.82%) International Banking
9 1 (0.91%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Architect
2 19 (17.27%) Analyst
3 18 (16.36%) Security Architect
4 16 (14.55%) Security Analyst
5 14 (12.73%) Consultant
5 14 (12.73%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.27%) Coordinator
6 8 (7.27%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 8 (7.27%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Information Manager
8 6 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (5.45%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Azure Architect
9 4 (3.64%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Cyberthreat
1 18 (16.36%) Public Cloud
2 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.91%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.73%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.82%) CESG
8 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Linux
1 15 (13.64%) Windows
2 9 (8.18%) CentOS
3 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (50.91%) Information Security
3 47 (42.73%) Risk Management
4 26 (23.64%) SIEM
5 19 (17.27%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (15.45%) Security Architecture
8 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 15 (13.64%) Security Operations
10 14 (12.73%) OWASP
10 14 (12.73%) Security Management
11 13 (11.82%) Data Protection
11 13 (11.82%) Information Security Management
12 12 (10.91%) DevSecOps
12 12 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (9.09%) Programme Management
14 9 (8.18%) Malware Analysis
14 9 (8.18%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.18%) C++
2 7 (6.36%) Python
3 6 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (47.27%) CISSP
2 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
3 25 (22.73%) CISM
4 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (19.09%) GIAC
4 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
5 13 (11.82%) ISACA
6 11 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 11 (10.00%) CCSP
6 11 (10.00%) CEH
6 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 10 (9.09%) CISA
7 10 (9.09%) CRISC
7 10 (9.09%) Degree
8 9 (8.18%) CCENT
8 9 (8.18%) CCNA
8 9 (8.18%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (7.27%) SANS
10 6 (5.45%) FFIEC
11 4 (3.64%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (28.18%) NCSC
3 16 (14.55%) COBIT
3 16 (14.55%) GDPR
3 16 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (10.91%) PCI DSS
5 9 (8.18%) NIST 800
5 9 (8.18%) PMO
6 7 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.91%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) VMware NSX
2 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.64%) Ansible
2 4 (3.64%) Nessus
2 4 (3.64%) Terraform
3 2 (1.82%) CASB
3 2 (1.82%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.82%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.82%) SELinux
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.91%) Nmap
4 1 (0.91%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Palo Alto
1 9 (8.18%) Qualys
1 9 (8.18%) Remedy
1 9 (8.18%) VMware
2 8 (7.27%) Splunk
3 6 (5.45%) SAP
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle
5 3 (2.73%) Cisco
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.73%) Symantec
6 2 (1.82%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.91%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.91%) CrowdStrike
7 1 (0.91%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.91%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.91%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.91%) Sun
7 1 (0.91%) Trend Micro