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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 124 114 114
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +69
Contract jobs citing NIST 18 5 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.72% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.01% 1.89% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
10th Percentile £488 £369 -
25th Percentile £519 £389 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £425 £395
Median % change year-on-year +47.06% +7.59% -24.76%
75th Percentile £705 £450 £420
90th Percentile £725 - £431
England median daily rate £648 £600 £525
% change year-on-year +8.04% +14.29% -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 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 359 264 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.33% 13.29% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 152 129
10th Percentile £163 £160 £261
25th Percentile £313 £218 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £383 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £562 £500 £510
90th Percentile £688 £574 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 13
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.96 £16.63
25th Percentile £13.06 £12.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% +40.63%
75th Percentile £44.87 £20.26 £27.75
90th Percentile £67.36 £48.63 £44.00
England median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year +26.19% -8.34% +2.14%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -9 11 £663 +65.63% 1
Hertfordshire -3 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire -8 3 £549 - 1
Essex - 1 - -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 15 (83.33%) Information Security
2 14 (77.78%) CISSP
3 13 (72.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (72.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (61.11%) SIEM
6 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (55.56%) CISM
7 9 (50.00%) Internet
7 9 (50.00%) ISMS
8 8 (44.44%) Proofpoint
8 8 (44.44%) SaaS
8 8 (44.44%) ISACA
8 8 (44.44%) Mimecast
8 8 (44.44%) FireEye
8 8 (44.44%) Symantec
8 8 (44.44%) Information Security Management
8 8 (44.44%) Security Management
8 8 (44.44%) Zscaler
9 7 (38.89%) Palo Alto
10 5 (27.78%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (27.78%) Legal
10 5 (27.78%) Social Skills
11 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (22.22%) Firewall
11 4 (22.22%) Finance
11 4 (22.22%) Project Management
11 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
11 4 (22.22%) CRISC

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Mimecast
1 8 (44.44%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) SD-WAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
1 5 (27.78%) Social Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Head of Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Head of Information
2 5 (27.78%) Head of Security
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Information Strategy Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Information Security
2 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (72.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (61.11%) SIEM
4 9 (50.00%) ISMS
5 8 (44.44%) Information Security Management
5 8 (44.44%) Security Management
6 5 (27.78%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (22.22%) Coaching
7 4 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
9 2 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
9 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Bash
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) CISSP
2 10 (55.56%) CISM
3 8 (44.44%) ISACA
4 4 (22.22%) CRISC
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) CCNP
6 2 (11.11%) GIAC
6 2 (11.11%) GSEC
7 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (5.56%) CCDP
7 1 (5.56%) CCSP
7 1 (5.56%) CEH
7 1 (5.56%) CISA
7 1 (5.56%) CSSLP
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) OSCP
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (11.11%) GRC
4 2 (11.11%) NCSC
4 2 (11.11%) NIST 800
4 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (5.56%) COBIT
5 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (5.56%) GDPR
5 1 (5.56%) GPG13
5 1 (5.56%) ISO 31000
5 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) Nexpose
1 1 (5.56%) Observium
1 1 (5.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) FireEye
1 8 (44.44%) Proofpoint
1 8 (44.44%) Symantec
1 8 (44.44%) Zscaler
2 7 (38.89%) Palo Alto
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Computacenter
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds