Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 387 555 674
Rank change year-on-year +168 +119 +45
Contract jobs citing NIST 134 268 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.17% 3.16% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 187 147
Median daily rate £488 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.22% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £319 £425 £401
90th Percentile £788 £728 £725
UK median daily rate £513 £570 £550
% change year-on-year -10.09% +3.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £77.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year - -54.84% -

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 3,211 8,489 10,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.28% 10.22% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,895 5,315 6,809
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £258 £233 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 374 346
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -10.20% +22.81%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.46 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +19.32% -3.30% +9.19%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +139 70 £454 -24.33% 19
South East +129 22 £613 +15.02% 1
Midlands +91 17 £538 -2.27% 3
West Midlands +64 12 £625 +14.68% 3
North of England +114 9 £513 -2.38% 6
East of England +87 9 £395 -24.76% 3
South West +78 6 £650 -5.45% 3
North West +72 6 £800 +47.13% 4
East Midlands +56 5 £425 -29.17%
Yorkshire +76 2 £510 +13.33% 1
North East +34 1 £513 -2.38% 1
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 83 (61.94%) Information Security
2 80 (59.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (55.22%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (47.76%) CISSP
5 47 (35.07%) Risk Management
6 33 (24.63%) CISM
7 31 (23.13%) Finance
8 30 (22.39%) GDPR
9 29 (21.64%) Security Management
9 29 (21.64%) COBIT
9 29 (21.64%) SIEM
10 28 (20.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (20.90%) Security Architecture
11 27 (20.15%) NCSC
12 26 (19.40%) Management Information System
12 26 (19.40%) Information Security Management
13 25 (18.66%) CISA
13 25 (18.66%) GIAC
13 25 (18.66%) Security Operations
14 24 (17.91%) PCI DSS
15 23 (17.16%) Security Cleared
16 22 (16.42%) Degree
17 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (14.93%) Cyberthreat
18 20 (14.93%) Information Assurance
19 19 (14.18%) Public Sector
20 18 (13.43%) Firewall
20 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
21 17 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
21 17 (12.69%) Risk Assessment

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 4 (2.99%) IIS
2 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.75%) JBoss
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) LibreOffice
1 3 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Azure
2 10 (7.46%) Office 365
3 7 (5.22%) AWS
4 5 (3.73%) GCP
5 3 (2.24%) GitHub
5 3 (2.24%) Google Docs
5 3 (2.24%) PaaS
5 3 (2.24%) Slack
6 2 (1.49%) G Suite
7 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Serverless
7 1 (0.75%) Twilio
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) Firewall
2 15 (11.19%) Network Security
3 5 (3.73%) Internet
4 4 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.99%) LAN
4 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.99%) WAN
5 2 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) 4G
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.75%) PPP
6 1 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.49%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.75%) VersionOne
General
1 31 (23.13%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.97%) Legal
5 5 (3.73%) Banking
5 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.73%) Marketing
6 4 (2.99%) Retail
7 3 (2.24%) Electronics
8 2 (1.49%) International Banking
8 2 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (1.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Architect
2 28 (20.90%) Security Architect
3 19 (14.18%) Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) Consultant
4 18 (13.43%) Security Consultant
5 17 (12.69%) Security Analyst
6 13 (9.70%) Security Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Information Security Consultant
8 10 (7.46%) Information Manager
8 10 (7.46%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) Information Architect
9 8 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (4.48%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 6 (4.48%) Information Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Information Security Officer
10 6 (4.48%) Security Officer
11 5 (3.73%) Chief Information Officer
11 5 (3.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) .NET
2 2 (1.49%) SAML
2 2 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.75%) J2EE
3 1 (0.75%) JSON
3 1 (0.75%) LDAP
3 1 (0.75%) OAuth
3 1 (0.75%) OpenID
3 1 (0.75%) RESTful
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
3 1 (0.75%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Management Information System
2 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (14.93%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (9.70%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.99%) Blog
7 4 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.99%) Wiki
8 3 (2.24%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.49%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.49%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.75%) CESG
10 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.96%) Linux
1 12 (8.96%) Windows
2 4 (2.99%) CentOS
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Unix
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (61.94%) Information Security
2 74 (55.22%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (35.07%) Risk Management
4 29 (21.64%) Security Management
4 29 (21.64%) SIEM
5 28 (20.90%) Security Architecture
5 28 (20.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (19.40%) Information Security Management
7 25 (18.66%) Security Operations
8 20 (14.93%) Information Assurance
9 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (12.69%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (11.19%) Computer Science
11 15 (11.19%) Threat Intelligence
12 13 (9.70%) Data Protection
12 13 (9.70%) ITIL
13 12 (8.96%) Project Management
13 12 (8.96%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.99%) C++
2 4 (2.99%) Python
3 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (47.76%) CISSP
2 33 (24.63%) CISM
3 25 (18.66%) CISA
3 25 (18.66%) GIAC
4 23 (17.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (16.42%) Degree
6 16 (11.94%) SC Cleared
7 14 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (9.70%) ISACA
9 8 (5.97%) FFIEC
9 8 (5.97%) IISP
9 8 (5.97%) SANS
10 6 (4.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (4.48%) CCNA
10 6 (4.48%) CRISC
11 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.73%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.99%) GCED
12 4 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (2.99%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (59.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.39%) GDPR
3 29 (21.64%) COBIT
4 27 (20.15%) NCSC
5 24 (17.91%) PCI DSS
6 16 (11.94%) NIST 800
7 12 (8.96%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (2.99%) HIPAA
9 4 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.99%) PMO
10 3 (2.24%) AICPA
11 2 (1.49%) FedRAMP
11 2 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (1.49%) ISO 22301
11 2 (1.49%) ISO 31000
11 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.49%) JSP 440
11 2 (1.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.99%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Terraform
2 4 (2.99%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.24%) Puppet
4 2 (1.49%) CASB
4 2 (1.49%) IBM Guardium
4 2 (1.49%) Nessus
4 2 (1.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.75%) Grafana
5 1 (0.75%) Istio
5 1 (0.75%) Kibana
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Packer
5 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Cisco
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.97%) VMware
4 5 (3.73%) Palo Alto
4 5 (3.73%) Splunk
5 4 (2.99%) Qualys
5 4 (2.99%) Remedy
6 3 (2.24%) Google
6 3 (2.24%) IBM
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle
6 3 (2.24%) SAP
7 2 (1.49%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.49%) F5
7 2 (1.49%) Imperva
7 2 (1.49%) McAfee
7 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.49%) Sun
7 2 (1.49%) Trend Micro
7 2 (1.49%) Tripwire