Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 339 463
Rank change year-on-year +2 +124 +41
Contract jobs citing NIST 156 73 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.02% 3.67% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 54 111
10th Percentile £441 £413 £363
25th Percentile £513 £414 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £465 £625
Median % change year-on-year +37.10% -25.60% +13.64%
75th Percentile £698 £608 £700
90th Percentile £775 £688 £800
England median daily rate £600 £519 £600
% change year-on-year +15.66% -13.54% +4.35%

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 3,109 1,991 4,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.08% 10.95% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,128 1,388 2,982
10th Percentile £320 £300 £310
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £583
90th Percentile £690 £658 £675
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 59
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.89 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.56 £19.81 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.06 £30.89 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -35.07% +48.84% -5.47%
75th Percentile £30.19 £41.48 £25.44
90th Percentile £38.88 £53.98 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.81 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% +3.66% +0.46%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -4 21 £625 +46.37% 10
West London +9 7 £583 +39.35% 3
South London +32 2 £525 -17.65% 2
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 90 (57.69%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (49.36%) Information Security
3 72 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (42.31%) Finance
5 60 (38.46%) CISSP
6 55 (35.26%) Risk Management
7 39 (25.00%) Azure
7 39 (25.00%) Security Architecture
8 33 (21.15%) GDPR
9 31 (19.87%) TOGAF
10 29 (18.59%) AWS
10 29 (18.59%) COBIT
11 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (17.95%) CISM
12 27 (17.31%) Degree
12 27 (17.31%) CRISC
12 27 (17.31%) GCP
13 26 (16.67%) FFIEC
13 26 (16.67%) Social Skills
14 24 (15.38%) NIST 800
14 24 (15.38%) SABSA
14 24 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
15 23 (14.74%) Banking
16 22 (14.10%) Firewall
16 22 (14.10%) SIEM
17 21 (13.46%) SaaS
17 21 (13.46%) ITIL
18 20 (12.82%) Windows
18 20 (12.82%) CISA
19 19 (12.18%) Google

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 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.64%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.00%) Azure
2 29 (18.59%) AWS
3 27 (17.31%) GCP
4 21 (13.46%) SaaS
5 13 (8.33%) IaaS
6 10 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (5.13%) PaaS
8 7 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (1.92%) Google Workspace
10 3 (1.92%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.92%) Serverless
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.64%) AWS KMS
11 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.64%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) Firewall
2 17 (10.90%) Network Security
3 6 (3.85%) NAS
4 5 (3.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) Intranet
5 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.64%) DB2
2 1 (0.64%) MySQL
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) JIRA
2 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.92%) Selenium
3 2 (1.28%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.28%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.64%) AppScan
4 1 (0.64%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.64%) ReSharper
General
1 66 (42.31%) Finance
2 26 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 23 (14.74%) Banking
4 16 (10.26%) Public Sector
5 11 (7.05%) Legal
6 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
8 5 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.92%) International Banking
10 2 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.28%) Electronics
10 2 (1.28%) Marketing
10 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.64%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.64%) Law
11 1 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (40.38%) Architect
2 53 (33.97%) Security Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Consultant
4 18 (11.54%) Analyst
5 15 (9.62%) Security Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) Security Engineer
6 13 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
7 12 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 8 (5.13%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Information Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Information Security Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (4.49%) Risk Manager
11 6 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Senior Security Architect
11 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.49%) OpenID
2 6 (3.85%) OAuth
3 5 (3.21%) SAML
4 3 (1.92%) LDAP
4 3 (1.92%) OAuth2
4 3 (1.92%) SPML
5 2 (1.28%) XACML
6 1 (0.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Public Cloud
2 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.05%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (5.77%) N-Tier
5 7 (4.49%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.56%) AS400
8 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.56%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.56%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.92%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.64%) PKI
11 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Windows
2 13 (8.33%) Linux
3 7 (4.49%) Mac OS
4 5 (3.21%) Solaris
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) Unix
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (57.69%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (49.36%) Information Security
3 55 (35.26%) Risk Management
4 39 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 31 (19.87%) TOGAF
6 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (15.38%) SABSA
8 22 (14.10%) SIEM
9 21 (13.46%) ITIL
10 18 (11.54%) SDLC
10 18 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (10.90%) ArchiMate
12 16 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (10.26%) Project Management
13 15 (9.62%) Scrum
13 15 (9.62%) Security Operations
14 14 (8.97%) Identity Access Management
14 14 (8.97%) OWASP
15 13 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) Java
3 2 (1.28%) Python
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) C#
4 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (38.46%) CISSP
2 28 (17.95%) CISM
3 27 (17.31%) CRISC
3 27 (17.31%) Degree
4 26 (16.67%) FFIEC
5 20 (12.82%) CISA
6 13 (8.33%) SANS
7 11 (7.05%) GIAC
7 11 (7.05%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (5.77%) ISACA
9 8 (5.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
10 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.21%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.92%) OSCP
13 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.92%) PMP
14 2 (1.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (21.15%) GDPR
3 29 (18.59%) COBIT
4 24 (15.38%) NIST 800
5 18 (11.54%) PCI DSS
6 17 (10.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (7.69%) GRC
9 10 (6.41%) QA
10 8 (5.13%) HIPAA
11 7 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (4.49%) SOC 2
12 5 (3.21%) GLBA
12 5 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (2.56%) NCSC
14 3 (1.92%) FISMA
15 2 (1.28%) COSO
15 2 (1.28%) FedRAMP
16 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
16 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.13%) Docker
3 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.92%) Nexpose
3 3 (1.92%) RSA Archer
3 3 (1.92%) SCCM
4 2 (1.28%) Terraform
5 1 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.64%) Ansible
5 1 (0.64%) AppDetective
5 1 (0.64%) CASB
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.64%) Nessus
5 1 (0.64%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.64%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (12.18%) Google
2 14 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.85%) VMware
5 5 (3.21%) CrowdStrike
5 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.21%) Sparx
6 4 (2.56%) ForeScout
6 4 (2.56%) Okta
6 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.92%) Qualys
7 3 (1.92%) SAP
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle
8 2 (1.28%) Splunk
8 2 (1.28%) Veracode
9 1 (0.64%) Apple
9 1 (0.64%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.64%) LogRhythm