Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 520 664 711
Rank change year-on-year +144 +47 +72
Contract jobs citing NIST 271 202 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.37% 1.99% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 137 90
England median daily rate £575 £538 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% +4.88% -2.38%
10th Percentile £425 £380 £370
90th Percentile £750 £704 £675
UK median daily rate £563 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £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 8,036 10,143 11,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.36% 10.84% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,041 6,496 7,494
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £230 £253 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 355 315
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £59.75 £50.06 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +8.80% -14.89%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in England

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NIST in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NIST in England

NIST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NIST in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NIST in England

NIST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NIST in England.

Contractor 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 21 October 2019. 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 +114 150 £613 +11.36% 36
South East +35 53 £550 +2.33% 19
Midlands +71 24 £545 +14.74% 9
West Midlands +51 20 £545 +14.74% 5
South West -14 14 £675 +55.23% 5
East of England +34 13 £669 +21.68% 3
North of England +47 12 £544 -13.00% 18
North West +28 12 £544 -13.00% 14
East Midlands - 4 £575 - 4
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 150 (55.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (49.08%) Information Security
3 88 (32.47%) Cybersecurity
4 81 (29.89%) Finance
5 78 (28.78%) CISSP
6 71 (26.20%) SIEM
7 65 (23.99%) AWS
8 61 (22.51%) COBIT
9 56 (20.66%) Azure
10 55 (20.30%) PCI DSS
10 55 (20.30%) ITIL
10 55 (20.30%) Linux
11 52 (19.19%) CISM
11 52 (19.19%) OWASP
12 51 (18.82%) Security Architecture
12 51 (18.82%) Security Operations
13 46 (16.97%) Vulnerability Management
14 45 (16.61%) Firewall
15 44 (16.24%) Risk Management
16 43 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (15.50%) Windows
18 41 (15.13%) Security Cleared
19 40 (14.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 35 (12.92%) Python
21 34 (12.55%) Security Management
21 34 (12.55%) Identity Management
21 34 (12.55%) SABSA
22 33 (12.18%) SANS
22 33 (12.18%) Splunk
22 33 (12.18%) GDPR

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 6 (2.21%) Confluence
1 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (23.99%) AWS
2 56 (20.66%) Azure
3 27 (9.96%) SaaS
4 21 (7.75%) IaaS
5 15 (5.54%) PaaS
6 13 (4.80%) Office 365
7 12 (4.43%) GCP
8 7 (2.58%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.48%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.48%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.74%) GitHub
11 2 (0.74%) Route 53
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.37%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.61%) Firewall
2 17 (6.27%) Network Security
3 16 (5.90%) VPN
4 12 (4.43%) LAN
4 12 (4.43%) WAN
5 11 (4.06%) DNS
5 11 (4.06%) Internet
6 8 (2.95%) HTTP
6 8 (2.95%) HTTPS
6 8 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.95%) SMTP
7 6 (2.21%) 3GPP
7 6 (2.21%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.74%) SAN
10 1 (0.37%) DHCP
10 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.37%) SNMP
10 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.11%) DB2
1 3 (1.11%) MySQL
2 2 (0.74%) Big Data
2 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (8.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (2.21%) JIRA
4 5 (1.85%) Burp Suite
4 5 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.85%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.48%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.74%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.37%) Snyk
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (29.89%) Finance
2 11 (4.06%) Banking
3 10 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.85%) Legal
6 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Military
7 3 (1.11%) Police
8 2 (0.74%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (24.35%) Architect
2 51 (18.82%) Security Architect
3 43 (15.87%) Security Engineer
4 39 (14.39%) Analyst
5 34 (12.55%) Security Analyst
6 33 (12.18%) Consultant
7 30 (11.07%) Security Consultant
8 21 (7.75%) Security Manager
9 14 (5.17%) Security Specialist
10 13 (4.80%) Security Officer
11 11 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 11 (4.06%) IT Manager
12 10 (3.69%) Information Security Manager
12 10 (3.69%) Information Security Officer
12 10 (3.69%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (3.69%) Security Operations Analyst
13 9 (3.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 9 (3.32%) DevSecOps Engineer
13 9 (3.32%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.80%) Node.js
1 13 (4.80%) Web Services
2 7 (2.58%) JSON
3 5 (1.85%) OpenID
3 5 (1.85%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.11%) .NET
4 3 (1.11%) RESTful
4 3 (1.11%) SAML
5 2 (0.74%) LDAP
5 2 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.37%) Kafka
6 1 (0.37%) MassTransit
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.37%) Middleware
6 1 (0.37%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.37%) OAuth
6 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.33%) Management Information System
2 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.90%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.17%) PKI
4 14 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.80%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (4.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.58%) PMI
8 7 (2.58%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.21%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.21%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.48%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.30%) Linux
2 42 (15.50%) Windows
3 25 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.80%) Debian
5 13 (4.80%) openSUSE
5 13 (4.80%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.95%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.21%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.48%) Solaris
10 3 (1.11%) Unix
11 2 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (49.08%) Information Security
2 88 (32.47%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (26.20%) SIEM
4 55 (20.30%) ITIL
5 52 (19.19%) OWASP
6 51 (18.82%) Security Architecture
6 51 (18.82%) Security Operations
7 46 (16.97%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (16.24%) Risk Management
9 43 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (12.55%) Identity Management
10 34 (12.55%) SABSA
10 34 (12.55%) Security Management
11 32 (11.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 31 (11.44%) DevOps
13 26 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
14 23 (8.49%) DevSecOps
14 23 (8.49%) Threat Intelligence
15 21 (7.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.92%) Python
2 25 (9.23%) JavaScript
3 19 (7.01%) Java
3 19 (7.01%) Ruby
4 14 (5.17%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.80%) SQL
6 11 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.21%) Perl
8 4 (1.48%) C
9 3 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 78 (28.78%) CISSP
2 52 (19.19%) CISM
3 41 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 33 (12.18%) SANS
5 28 (10.33%) Degree
6 25 (9.23%) SC Cleared
7 24 (8.86%) CISA
7 24 (8.86%) CRISC
8 22 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.06%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (3.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (3.69%) CCIE
10 10 (3.69%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (3.32%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.95%) CCSP
12 8 (2.95%) GCFA
12 8 (2.95%) GCIA
12 8 (2.95%) GCIH
12 8 (2.95%) OSCP
12 8 (2.95%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (55.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (22.51%) COBIT
3 55 (20.30%) PCI DSS
4 40 (14.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (12.18%) GDPR
6 21 (7.75%) NIST 800
7 19 (7.01%) NCSC
8 17 (6.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (5.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (4.80%) HIPAA
11 5 (1.85%) Basel II
11 5 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (1.85%) EMIR
11 5 (1.85%) MiFID
12 4 (1.48%) COSO
13 3 (1.11%) GLBA
13 3 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.17%) Docker
3 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.48%) XenApp
3 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.74%) OpenDJ
4 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (7.75%) Nessus
2 12 (4.43%) Terraform
3 10 (3.69%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.69%) SELinux
4 8 (2.95%) HP Fortify
5 7 (2.58%) Ansible
6 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.21%) Suricata
7 4 (1.48%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.48%) CASB
7 4 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.48%) Puppet
7 4 (1.48%) QRadar
7 4 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.11%) IBM Guardium
8 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.74%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (12.18%) Splunk
2 32 (11.81%) Qualys
3 23 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.54%) Symantec
5 14 (5.17%) Adobe
6 11 (4.06%) Cisco
6 11 (4.06%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.58%) Forcepoint
8 7 (2.58%) ForgeRock
8 7 (2.58%) McAfee
8 7 (2.58%) Oracle
8 7 (2.58%) Ping Identity
8 7 (2.58%) VMware
9 6 (2.21%) Axiomatics
10 5 (1.85%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.85%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.85%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.48%) IBM
11 4 (1.48%) Pega