Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 298 448
Rank change year-on-year -59 +150 +85
Contract jobs citing NIST 193 64 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.78% 4.20% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 33 104
10th Percentile £477 £325 £418
25th Percentile £525 £440 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £550 £625
Median % change year-on-year +15.91% -12.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £708 £675 £675
90th Percentile £775 £775 £775
England median daily rate £600 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +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 4,037 1,522 4,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.07% 11.27% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,793 1,000 2,848
10th Percentile £325 £304 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £711 £663 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 57
10th Percentile £14.44 £15.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.99 £16.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £22.00 £17.84
Median % change year-on-year +17.05% +23.32% -25.29%
75th Percentile £31.88 £49.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £46.39 £54.20 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.52 £21.05
% change year-on-year -10.38% +7.02% +5.23%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -36 24 £650 +39.04% 37
West London - 12 £575 - 8
South London - 1 £750 - 2
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 112 (58.03%) Cybersecurity
2 104 (53.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (43.52%) Information Security
4 76 (39.38%) Finance
5 72 (37.31%) CISSP
6 67 (34.72%) Azure
7 59 (30.57%) Risk Management
8 53 (27.46%) GDPR
9 51 (26.42%) Security Architecture
10 45 (23.32%) AWS
11 39 (20.21%) CISM
12 36 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (18.65%) GCP
13 34 (17.62%) PCI DSS
14 33 (17.10%) Firewall
14 33 (17.10%) NIST 800
15 31 (16.06%) CISA
15 31 (16.06%) COBIT
16 30 (15.54%) Social Skills
17 29 (15.03%) Degree
17 29 (15.03%) TOGAF
17 29 (15.03%) ITIL
18 28 (14.51%) CRISC
19 27 (13.99%) Project Management
20 26 (13.47%) SIEM
20 26 (13.47%) SaaS
20 26 (13.47%) Security Operations
21 25 (12.95%) FFIEC
21 25 (12.95%) Google
22 24 (12.44%) OWASP

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 4 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.04%) Apache
2 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (2.07%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 67 (34.72%) Azure
2 45 (23.32%) AWS
3 36 (18.65%) GCP
4 26 (13.47%) SaaS
5 24 (12.44%) IaaS
6 23 (11.92%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (7.25%) PaaS
8 13 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (4.15%) Serverless
10 7 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (3.11%) Google Workspace
12 5 (2.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (2.59%) Azure Sentinel
13 4 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (1.55%) Azure Functions
14 3 (1.55%) OpenShift
15 2 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (1.04%) AWS KMS
15 2 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.10%) Firewall
2 17 (8.81%) Network Security
3 9 (4.66%) Internet
4 6 (3.11%) NAS
5 5 (2.59%) VPN
6 4 (2.07%) DNS
7 3 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.55%) HTTP
7 3 (1.55%) ICMP
8 2 (1.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.52%) DHCP
9 1 (0.52%) Intranet
9 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.52%) MPLS
9 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.52%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.07%) Data Lake
1 4 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.04%) Big Data
2 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.52%) DB2
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.04%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.04%) Selenium
2 2 (1.04%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) AppScan
3 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (39.38%) Finance
2 30 (15.54%) Social Skills
3 20 (10.36%) Banking
4 13 (6.74%) Legal
4 13 (6.74%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.15%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.11%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.04%) International Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.04%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (35.23%) Architect
2 54 (27.98%) Security Architect
3 26 (13.47%) Consultant
4 25 (12.95%) Security Engineer
5 18 (9.33%) Analyst
5 18 (9.33%) Security Consultant
6 17 (8.81%) Security Manager
7 14 (7.25%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.70%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Senior Architect
9 10 (5.18%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 10 (5.18%) Risk Consultant
10 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 8 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.15%) Security Project Manager
10 8 (4.15%) Senior Security Architect
10 8 (4.15%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.18%) OpenID
2 8 (4.15%) OAuth
3 7 (3.63%) SAML
4 3 (1.55%) LDAP
4 3 (1.55%) Middleware
4 3 (1.55%) OAuth2
4 3 (1.55%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.55%) SPML
5 2 (1.04%) XACML
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.44%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.36%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.18%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.66%) N-Tier
4 9 (4.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.15%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.55%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.55%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.04%) AS400
10 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.52%) Clustering
11 1 (0.52%) PKI
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.44%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Linux
3 5 (2.59%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.55%) Solaris
5 2 (1.04%) Android
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.52%) Unix
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (58.03%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (43.52%) Information Security
3 59 (30.57%) Risk Management
4 51 (26.42%) Security Architecture
5 36 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (15.03%) ITIL
6 29 (15.03%) TOGAF
7 27 (13.99%) Project Management
8 26 (13.47%) Security Operations
8 26 (13.47%) SIEM
9 24 (12.44%) OWASP
9 24 (12.44%) Risk Assessment
9 24 (12.44%) SDLC
10 23 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (11.40%) Identity Access Management
11 22 (11.40%) SABSA
11 22 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (10.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 19 (9.84%) Scrum
14 17 (8.81%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.59%) Python
1 5 (2.59%) SQL
2 4 (2.07%) Java
2 4 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 72 (37.31%) CISSP
2 39 (20.21%) CISM
3 31 (16.06%) CISA
4 29 (15.03%) Degree
5 28 (14.51%) CRISC
6 25 (12.95%) FFIEC
7 16 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (7.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 14 (7.25%) SANS
9 13 (6.74%) GIAC
10 10 (5.18%) ISACA
11 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.66%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (3.63%) CCSP
12 7 (3.63%) PMI Certification
12 7 (3.63%) PMP
13 6 (3.11%) AWS Certification
13 6 (3.11%) OSCP
14 5 (2.59%) CSSLP
15 4 (2.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (53.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (27.46%) GDPR
3 34 (17.62%) PCI DSS
4 33 (17.10%) NIST 800
5 31 (16.06%) COBIT
6 22 (11.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (9.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (9.33%) SOC 2
8 17 (8.81%) GRC
9 9 (4.66%) QA
9 9 (4.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (2.59%) GLBA
10 5 (2.59%) HIPAA
10 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.55%) FedRAMP
12 2 (1.04%) COSO
12 2 (1.04%) FISMA
13 1 (0.52%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.52%) ITGC
13 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 17 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.59%) Docker
4 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (4.15%) RSA Archer
3 5 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.59%) SCCM
4 4 (2.07%) CASB
4 4 (2.07%) Nexpose
4 4 (2.07%) Terraform
5 3 (1.55%) QRadar
6 2 (1.04%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.04%) Nessus
6 2 (1.04%) SCOM
7 1 (0.52%) AppDetective
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.52%) Nmap
7 1 (0.52%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (12.95%) Google
2 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.70%) VMware
4 7 (3.63%) Cisco
4 7 (3.63%) CrowdStrike
4 7 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.59%) Oracle
5 5 (2.59%) Qualys
5 5 (2.59%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.59%) Sparx
6 4 (2.07%) ForeScout
6 4 (2.07%) Meraki
6 4 (2.07%) Okta
6 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.07%) Splunk
7 3 (1.55%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.55%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.55%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.04%) Veracode