Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 517 669
Rank change year-on-year +199 +152 +37
Contract jobs citing NIST 175 278 209
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 3.45% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 188 143
Median daily rate £550 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.98% +4.88%
10th Percentile £377 £429 £375
90th Percentile £706 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £563 £525
% change year-on-year -2.22% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,974 8,061 10,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.61% 10.41% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,741 5,070 6,545
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - -
10th Percentile £263 £242 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 363 363
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £22.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -4.25% +11.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.00 £61.20 £50.62
Median hourly rate £26.22 £21.34 £22.00
% change year-on-year +22.87% -3.00% +10.00%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in England

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for NIST in England

NIST
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NIST in England

NIST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NIST in England.

Hourly rate trend for NIST in England

NIST
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 30 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
London +140 100 £550 -8.33% 16
South East +182 45 £545 -0.91% 29
Midlands +70 9 £588 +7.80% 7
South West +95 8 £450 -33.36% 7
West Midlands +53 6 £625 +14.68% 6
East of England +81 5 £425 -38.27% 6
North of England +108 4 £575 +9.52% 11
East Midlands +46 3 £550 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 4
North West +73 1 - - 7
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for NIST.

1 106 (60.57%) Information Security
1 106 (60.57%) Cybersecurity
2 97 (55.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (38.29%) CISSP
4 51 (29.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 44 (25.14%) CISM
5 44 (25.14%) Finance
6 43 (24.57%) Risk Management
7 42 (24.00%) SIEM
8 36 (20.57%) Security Architecture
9 34 (19.43%) PCI DSS
10 30 (17.14%) Linux
11 28 (16.00%) Windows
12 27 (15.43%) Firewall
12 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (15.43%) GDPR
13 26 (14.86%) Security Management
13 26 (14.86%) Management Information System
14 25 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
15 24 (13.71%) COBIT
15 24 (13.71%) Security Monitoring
16 23 (13.14%) CRISC
16 23 (13.14%) OWASP
16 23 (13.14%) Azure
16 23 (13.14%) Security Testing
16 23 (13.14%) TOGAF
16 23 (13.14%) CISA
16 23 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (12.57%) Information Security Management

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (7.43%) Confluence
2 6 (3.43%) IIS
2 6 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.57%) JBoss
3 1 (0.57%) nginx
3 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) LibreOffice
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.14%) Azure
2 21 (12.00%) AWS
3 17 (9.71%) PaaS
4 9 (5.14%) SaaS
5 8 (4.57%) GCP
5 8 (4.57%) Office 365
6 6 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.86%) G Suite
8 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.71%) IaaS
8 3 (1.71%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.14%) GitHub
9 2 (1.14%) Google Docs
9 2 (1.14%) Slack
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.57%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.43%) Firewall
2 19 (10.86%) Network Security
3 8 (4.57%) WAN
4 7 (4.00%) LAN
4 7 (4.00%) VPN
5 5 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.86%) SSL
5 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.29%) HTTP
6 4 (2.29%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.71%) Internet
7 3 (1.71%) Multicast
8 2 (1.14%) DNS
8 2 (1.14%) Intranet
8 2 (1.14%) SAN
8 2 (1.14%) SNMP
8 2 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.14%) VSAN
8 2 (1.14%) Wireless
9 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.29%) DB2
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.57%) Power BI
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) JIRA
2 10 (5.71%) Selenium
3 6 (3.43%) ReSharper
4 4 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.29%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.71%) Hudson
6 2 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.14%) GitLab
6 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.57%) Burp Suite
General
1 44 (25.14%) Finance
2 13 (7.43%) Banking
3 12 (6.86%) Public Sector
4 9 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.57%) Legal
6 7 (4.00%) Retail
7 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.71%) Marketing
10 2 (1.14%) Billing
10 2 (1.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.57%) Advertising
11 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.57%) International Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Local Government
11 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (29.14%) Architect
2 46 (26.29%) Security Architect
3 34 (19.43%) Consultant
4 27 (15.43%) Security Consultant
5 23 (13.14%) Security Engineer
6 20 (11.43%) Analyst
7 17 (9.71%) Security Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Information Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Information Security Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (4.57%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.00%) Information Risk Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Product Manager
11 7 (4.00%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.29%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
2 6 (3.43%) REST
3 5 (2.86%) ModSecurity
4 3 (1.71%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) YAML
5 2 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.14%) Kafka
5 2 (1.14%) LDAP
5 2 (1.14%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) JSON
6 1 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.57%) OAuth
6 1 (0.57%) SAML
6 1 (0.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.86%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.43%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 9 (5.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 8 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (4.00%) N-Tier
8 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.29%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (2.29%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.71%) AS400
10 3 (1.71%) CESG
10 3 (1.71%) Clustering
10 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.14%) Linux
2 28 (16.00%) Windows
3 9 (5.14%) Unix
4 6 (3.43%) Solaris
4 6 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.71%) Android
5 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.71%) MVS
5 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.57%) HPUX
7 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) SUSE
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (60.57%) Cybersecurity
1 106 (60.57%) Information Security
2 51 (29.14%) Vulnerability Management
3 43 (24.57%) Risk Management
4 42 (24.00%) SIEM
5 36 (20.57%) Security Architecture
6 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (14.86%) Security Management
8 25 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 24 (13.71%) Security Monitoring
10 23 (13.14%) OWASP
10 23 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (13.14%) Security Testing
10 23 (13.14%) TOGAF
11 22 (12.57%) DevOps
11 22 (12.57%) Information Security Management
12 21 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (10.86%) Data Protection
13 19 (10.86%) Project Management
14 18 (10.29%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.43%) Python
2 12 (6.86%) C
3 11 (6.29%) C#
3 11 (6.29%) Java
3 11 (6.29%) VB.NET
4 10 (5.71%) C++
4 10 (5.71%) PHP
5 7 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.29%) SQL
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (38.29%) CISSP
2 44 (25.14%) CISM
3 23 (13.14%) CISA
3 23 (13.14%) CRISC
4 19 (10.86%) Security Cleared
5 17 (9.71%) Degree
6 16 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (8.57%) GIAC
7 15 (8.57%) SANS
8 10 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (5.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (5.14%) FFIEC
9 9 (5.14%) GCIA
9 9 (5.14%) GCIH
9 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.57%) CEH
10 8 (4.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 8 (4.57%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (4.00%) GCED
11 7 (4.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (55.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (19.43%) PCI DSS
3 27 (15.43%) GDPR
4 24 (13.71%) COBIT
5 22 (12.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (10.86%) NCSC
6 19 (10.86%) NIST 800
7 17 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (9.14%) QA
9 8 (4.57%) ISO 31000
10 6 (3.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (2.29%) HIPAA
12 4 (2.29%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (2.29%) ISO 22301
12 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
12 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (2.29%) JSP 440
12 4 (2.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.14%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.43%) Docker
5 3 (1.71%) KVM
5 3 (1.71%) Xen
6 2 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (6.86%) HP ALM
1 12 (6.86%) HP Fortify
2 11 (6.29%) Terraform
3 8 (4.57%) CASB
4 6 (3.43%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.43%) Nessus
5 4 (2.29%) IBM Guardium
5 4 (2.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (1.71%) Ansible
6 3 (1.71%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.14%) Consul
7 2 (1.14%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.14%) Grafana
7 2 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.14%) Kibana
7 2 (1.14%) logstash
7 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) Rancher
7 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Cisco
2 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.14%) Qualys
3 15 (8.57%) HP
4 13 (7.43%) ArcSight
5 12 (6.86%) Black Duck
5 12 (6.86%) Micro Focus
5 12 (6.86%) Sonatype
6 11 (6.29%) VMware
7 10 (5.71%) IBM
7 10 (5.71%) Oracle
8 9 (5.14%) Sparx
9 8 (4.57%) SAP
9 8 (4.57%) Splunk
10 7 (4.00%) CyberArk
11 6 (3.43%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (3.43%) Google
11 6 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (3.43%) Tripwire
12 5 (2.86%) CrowdStrike