Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 404 509
Rank change year-on-year +135 +105 +20
Contract jobs citing NIST 99 156 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.66% 4.50% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 107 83
Median daily rate £538 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £324 £450 £360
90th Percentile £771 £775 £800
England median daily rate £545 £575 £538
% change year-on-year -5.22% +6.98% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 1,486 3,463 4,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.33% 9.50% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 2,369 3,400
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -1.35%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £670 £663
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -28.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £18.98 £12.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £52.07 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.34 £22.37
% change year-on-year +24.18% -4.58% +11.83%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +123 12 £625 +1.01% 3
West London +50 1 - - 1
East London +38 1 £825 +24.53% 1
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 58 (58.59%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (50.51%) Information Security
3 46 (46.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (39.39%) Finance
5 35 (35.35%) CISSP
6 33 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 31 (31.31%) SIEM
8 22 (22.22%) CISM
8 22 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
9 21 (21.21%) Linux
10 20 (20.20%) Windows
10 20 (20.20%) Risk Management
11 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (16.16%) Firewall
13 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (16.16%) PCI DSS
13 16 (16.16%) TOGAF
14 15 (15.15%) AWS
14 15 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (14.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 14 (14.14%) Project Management
15 14 (14.14%) Azure
16 13 (13.13%) COBIT
16 13 (13.13%) Network Security
16 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (13.13%) Banking
16 13 (13.13%) Threat Intelligence
16 13 (13.13%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 12 (12.12%) GDPR

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 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) JBoss
3 1 (1.01%) nginx
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.02%) LibreOffice
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) AWS
2 14 (14.14%) Azure
3 12 (12.12%) PaaS
4 7 (7.07%) GCP
5 4 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.04%) G Suite
5 4 (4.04%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.02%) GitHub
6 2 (2.02%) Google Docs
6 2 (2.02%) IaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Office 365
6 2 (2.02%) Slack
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Serverless
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.16%) Firewall
2 13 (13.13%) Network Security
3 7 (7.07%) WAN
4 6 (6.06%) LAN
4 6 (6.06%) VPN
5 3 (3.03%) Internet
5 3 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.03%) Multicast
5 3 (3.03%) SSL
5 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.02%) DNS
6 2 (2.02%) HTTP
6 2 (2.02%) Intranet
6 2 (2.02%) SNMP
6 2 (2.02%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (2.02%) VSAN
6 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) DB2
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Hudson
1 3 (3.03%) ReSharper
2 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.02%) GitLab
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
General
1 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 11 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.04%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Billing
6 2 (2.02%) Electronics
6 2 (2.02%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.01%) International Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Local Government
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Architect
2 22 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 18 (18.18%) Consultant
4 15 (15.15%) Security Consultant
5 13 (13.13%) Analyst
6 12 (12.12%) Security Analyst
7 11 (11.11%) Security Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) Information Analyst
8 10 (10.10%) Information Security Analyst
9 8 (8.08%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) Information Risk Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (7.07%) Security Risk Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) Technical Architect
11 6 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (6.06%) Security Technical Architect
12 5 (5.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architect
13 4 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.03%) REST
2 3 (3.03%) YAML
3 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.02%) Kafka
3 2 (2.02%) LDAP
3 2 (2.02%) ModSecurity
3 2 (2.02%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.01%) JSON
4 1 (1.01%) Middleware
4 1 (1.01%) OAuth
4 1 (1.01%) SAML
4 1 (1.01%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 10 (10.10%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.07%) N-Tier
3 7 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.04%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.03%) AS400
6 3 (3.03%) CESG
6 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.02%) iSeries
7 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.02%) Replication
7 2 (2.02%) Robotics
7 2 (2.02%) User Experience
7 2 (2.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Linux
2 20 (20.20%) Windows
3 8 (8.08%) Unix
4 6 (6.06%) Solaris
4 6 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.02%) AIX
7 1 (1.01%) Android
7 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.01%) HPUX
7 1 (1.01%) MVS
7 1 (1.01%) SUSE
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.59%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (50.51%) Information Security
3 33 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 31 (31.31%) SIEM
5 22 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
6 20 (20.20%) Risk Management
7 17 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (16.16%) TOGAF
9 15 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (14.14%) Project Management
11 13 (13.13%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 13 (13.13%) Threat Intelligence
12 12 (12.12%) Security Operations
13 11 (11.11%) Data Protection
14 10 (10.10%) ArchiMate
14 10 (10.10%) DevOps
14 10 (10.10%) Investment Management
14 10 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (10.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.04%) SQL
2 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.03%) Python
3 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.02%) C
3 2 (2.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (35.35%) CISSP
2 22 (22.22%) CISM
3 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.10%) CISA
4 10 (10.10%) CRISC
5 9 (9.09%) FFIEC
5 9 (9.09%) GCIA
5 9 (9.09%) GCIH
5 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.08%) GIAC
6 8 (8.08%) SANS
7 7 (7.07%) CCNA
7 7 (7.07%) CCNP
7 7 (7.07%) GCED
7 7 (7.07%) GREM
7 7 (7.07%) GSEC
8 6 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (6.06%) Degree
8 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (46.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (16.16%) PCI DSS
3 14 (14.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (13.13%) COBIT
5 12 (12.12%) GDPR
6 9 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (9.09%) NIST 800
7 6 (6.06%) NCSC
8 4 (4.04%) QA
9 2 (2.02%) HIPAA
9 2 (2.02%) ISO 31000
9 2 (2.02%) PMO
10 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) Docker
2 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) KVM
3 3 (3.03%) Xen
4 2 (2.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Kubernetes
1 6 (6.06%) Terraform
2 4 (4.04%) CASB
3 3 (3.03%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.02%) Ansible
4 2 (2.02%) Avamar
4 2 (2.02%) Consul
4 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.02%) Grafana
4 2 (2.02%) Istio
4 2 (2.02%) Kibana
4 2 (2.02%) logstash
4 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.02%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.02%) Rancher
4 2 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Cisco
2 9 (9.09%) Sparx
2 9 (9.09%) VMware
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.05%) CyberArk
4 5 (5.05%) Google
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 4 (4.04%) IBM
5 4 (4.04%) Oracle
6 3 (3.03%) BeyondTrust
6 3 (3.03%) HP
6 3 (3.03%) Intel
7 2 (2.02%) Carbon Black
7 2 (2.02%) CommVault
7 2 (2.02%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (2.02%) Darktrace
7 2 (2.02%) Dell
7 2 (2.02%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.02%) Netskope