Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 529 524
Rank change year-on-year +93 -5 +42
Contract jobs citing NIST 159 116 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.92% 2.21% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 77 55
London median daily rate £619 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £438
90th Percentile £773 £715 £703
England median daily rate £590 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +2.61% +9.52% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 4,056 5,241 5,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.86% 11.27% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,770 3,695 3,620
London median daily rate £500 £485 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -1.92% +9.89%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 62
London median hourly rate £21.16 £25.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +26.58% -8.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.65 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.35 £66.20 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -14.61%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NIST in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NIST in London

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NIST in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor 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 20 July 2019. 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 +18 24 £606 -3.00% 16
West London +21 4 £531 +1.19% 6
East London +10 3 £675 - 3
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 96 (60.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (52.83%) Information Security
3 60 (37.74%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (33.33%) Finance
5 52 (32.70%) Amazon AWS
6 47 (29.56%) PCI DSS
7 45 (28.30%) SIEM
7 45 (28.30%) Linux
8 44 (27.67%) Qualys
9 42 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (25.79%) CISSP
10 41 (25.79%) COBIT
10 41 (25.79%) Security Operations
11 39 (24.53%) Splunk
11 39 (24.53%) Jenkins
12 38 (23.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 35 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 35 (22.01%) DevOps
14 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
14 34 (21.38%) ITIL
15 32 (20.13%) RHCE
16 30 (18.87%) Puppet
16 30 (18.87%) SELinux
16 30 (18.87%) AWS Certification
16 30 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
16 30 (18.87%) Ansible
17 29 (18.24%) Threat Management
17 29 (18.24%) Data Analysis
18 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
18 27 (16.98%) Git (software)

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 2 (1.26%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (32.70%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.55%) IaaS
3 12 (7.55%) PaaS
3 12 (7.55%) SaaS
4 7 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.52%) Office 365
6 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.63%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.95%) Firewall
2 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.89%) LAN
3 3 (1.89%) Network Security
3 3 (1.89%) VLAN
3 3 (1.89%) WAN
4 2 (1.26%) BGP
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.26%) DHCP
4 2 (1.26%) DMVPN
4 2 (1.26%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.26%) Internet
4 2 (1.26%) IPsec
4 2 (1.26%) MPLS
4 2 (1.26%) OSPF
4 2 (1.26%) SNMP
4 2 (1.26%) SSH
4 2 (1.26%) SSL
4 2 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.26%) Big Data
2 1 (0.63%) DB2
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Jenkins
2 27 (16.98%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.89%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.89%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.63%) Snyk
General
1 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) German Language
3 3 (1.89%) Legal
3 3 (1.89%) Military
3 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.26%) Law
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (26.42%) Consultant
2 40 (25.16%) Security Consultant
3 25 (15.72%) Security Engineer
4 20 (12.58%) Architect
5 19 (11.95%) Security Architect
6 14 (8.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (8.18%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (7.55%) Analyst
8 12 (7.55%) Security Analyst
9 11 (6.92%) Security Specialist
10 10 (6.29%) Security Manager
11 9 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 8 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (5.03%) DevSecOps Engineer
12 8 (5.03%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (5.03%) IT Architect
12 8 (5.03%) IT Consultant
12 8 (5.03%) IT Security Architect
12 8 (5.03%) IT Security Consultant
13 7 (4.40%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.98%) Web Services
2 10 (6.29%) Node.js
3 2 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.26%) OpenID
3 2 (1.26%) REST
4 1 (0.63%) JSON
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) Management Information System
2 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.89%) CESG
5 3 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.26%) PMI
6 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) EPoS
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.30%) Linux
2 42 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (15.09%) Windows
4 11 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.29%) Debian
5 10 (6.29%) openSUSE
5 10 (6.29%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.66%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.40%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.63%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.83%) Information Security
2 60 (37.74%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (28.30%) SIEM
4 41 (25.79%) Security Operations
5 38 (23.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 35 (22.01%) DevOps
7 34 (21.38%) ITIL
8 29 (18.24%) Data Analysis
8 29 (18.24%) Threat Management
9 27 (16.98%) Risk Management
10 24 (15.09%) OWASP
11 23 (14.47%) SABSA
12 22 (13.84%) Vulnerability Management
13 20 (12.58%) Security Management
14 18 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (10.69%) Change Management
15 17 (10.69%) Incident Management
16 16 (10.06%) Security Architecture
16 16 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.69%) Python
2 13 (8.18%) Ruby
3 12 (7.55%) Java
4 10 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.14%) Perl
6 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (25.79%) CISSP
2 32 (20.13%) RHCE
3 30 (18.87%) AWS Certification
4 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
5 24 (15.09%) SC Cleared
6 23 (14.47%) CISM
7 15 (9.43%) Degree
8 11 (6.92%) SANS
9 9 (5.66%) CISA
10 5 (3.14%) CRISC
11 4 (2.52%) FFIEC
12 3 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.89%) MCSE
12 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.26%) GIAC
13 2 (1.26%) IISP
13 2 (1.26%) ISSAP
13 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (60.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (29.56%) PCI DSS
3 41 (25.79%) COBIT
4 35 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (7.55%) NCSC
6 11 (6.92%) GDPR
7 9 (5.66%) NIST 800
8 4 (2.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.52%) HIPAA
8 4 (2.52%) ITGC
8 4 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.89%) PMO
10 2 (1.26%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.63%) COSO
11 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.63%) GLBA
11 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.03%) XenApp
2 8 (5.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.63%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (18.87%) Ansible
1 30 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (18.87%) Puppet
1 30 (18.87%) SELinux
2 16 (10.06%) Nessus
3 11 (6.92%) Terraform
4 7 (4.40%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.26%) Suricata
6 1 (0.63%) CASB
6 1 (0.63%) EnCase
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Guardium
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) Nmap
Vendors
1 44 (27.67%) Qualys
2 39 (24.53%) Splunk
3 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
4 12 (7.55%) Adobe
5 9 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (5.03%) Citrix
7 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.89%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.89%) Axiomatics
8 3 (1.89%) Cisco
8 3 (1.89%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.89%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.89%) Ping Identity
8 3 (1.89%) Symantec
9 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.26%) Juniper
9 2 (1.26%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.26%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.63%) Imperva
10 1 (0.63%) Veracode