Period
to 8 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 8 December 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 > East of England
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 89 154
Rank change year-on-year -44 +65 +53
Contract jobs citing NIST 8 4 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.40% 2.42% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
10th Percentile £416 £429 £413
25th Percentile £494 £455 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £519 £689
Median % change year-on-year +15.66% -24.66% +37.70%
75th Percentile £644 £592 £729
90th Percentile £650 £623 £775
England median daily rate £600 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +6.98%

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 the East of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 334 165 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.98% 12.29% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 86 271
10th Percentile £131 £198 £124
25th Percentile £215 £306 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £403 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +0.63% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £534 £488 £500
90th Percentile £650 £547 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 43
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.95 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.38 £13.38 £11.08
Median hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.37% +50.00% -5.71%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £32.44
90th Percentile £49.43 " £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.69 £22.66 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.69% +10.54% +2.50%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the East of England

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NIST in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for NIST in the East of England

NIST
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST in the East of England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NIST in the East of England

NIST
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the East of England region over the 6 months to 8 December 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
Hertfordshire -19 5 £600 - 3
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -23 1 £500 +17.65% 3
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for NIST.

1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (62.50%) GDPR
4 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) CISM
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (37.50%) CRISC
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Splunk
6 2 (25.00%) SIEM
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) ISO 31000
6 2 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (25.00%) Social Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (25.00%) SaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Web Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Runbook
6 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) CRISC
4 2 (25.00%) CISA
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) GDPR
2 3 (37.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 31000
3 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (12.50%) GRC
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Darktrace
2 1 (12.50%) FireEye
2 1 (12.50%) IronPort
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
2 1 (12.50%) VMware