Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 466 617 663
Rank change year-on-year +151 +46 +92
Contract jobs citing NIST 253 229 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.73% 2.34% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 155 119
England median daily rate £550 £550 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.84% -2.86%
10th Percentile £400 £378 £388
90th Percentile £750 £840 £722
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year +37.25% - -

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 6,789 9,797 11,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.24% 10.76% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,249 6,209 7,861
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £232 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 333 307
England median hourly rate £24.05 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.79% -1.72% -10.77%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.61% -3.60% -10.03%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 +124 144 £575 +2.22% 27
South East +74 37 £544 +1.16% 7
Midlands +57 23 £550 -21.43% 11
East of England +47 18 £669 +33.85% 6
West Midlands +48 15 £562 -19.71% 11
North West +36 15 £513 +7.89% 4
North of England +32 15 £513 +13.89% 7
South West +13 13 £538 +22.87% 2
East Midlands +31 8 £500 +42.86%
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 143 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 125 (49.41%) Information Security
3 98 (38.74%) CISSP
4 89 (35.18%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (26.88%) Finance
6 66 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 63 (24.90%) CISM
8 62 (24.51%) Risk Management
8 62 (24.51%) SIEM
9 55 (21.74%) AWS
10 47 (18.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 46 (18.18%) Firewall
12 45 (17.79%) Security Architecture
13 43 (17.00%) GDPR
14 41 (16.21%) Linux
14 41 (16.21%) PCI DSS
14 41 (16.21%) Security Operations
15 40 (15.81%) SC Cleared
16 39 (15.42%) Azure
16 39 (15.42%) COBIT
17 38 (15.02%) OWASP
18 35 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
18 35 (13.83%) ITIL
18 35 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
19 34 (13.44%) Vulnerability Management
20 33 (13.04%) NCSC
21 32 (12.65%) Network Security
21 32 (12.65%) Security Management
21 32 (12.65%) Data Protection
22 30 (11.86%) Management Information System

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 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.98%) Confluence
3 2 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.74%) AWS
2 39 (15.42%) Azure
3 15 (5.93%) SaaS
4 13 (5.14%) IaaS
4 13 (5.14%) Office 365
5 10 (3.95%) PaaS
6 7 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.37%) GCP
8 5 (1.98%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.58%) Route 53
10 2 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.79%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.40%) Firebase
11 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.18%) Firewall
2 32 (12.65%) Network Security
3 13 (5.14%) VPN
4 12 (4.74%) WAN
5 9 (3.56%) DNS
6 8 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.98%) Internet
8 4 (1.58%) HTTP
9 3 (1.19%) 3GPP
9 3 (1.19%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.19%) LAN
9 3 (1.19%) SAN
9 3 (1.19%) SMTP
9 3 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.79%) SCCP
10 2 (0.79%) SSL
10 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.40%) DMZ
11 1 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) DB2
2 2 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.37%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.98%) JIRA
3 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.58%) GitLab
5 2 (0.79%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.40%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Hudson
6 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (26.88%) Finance
2 20 (7.91%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.56%) Banking
4 9 (3.56%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.56%) Police
5 8 (3.16%) Electronics
5 8 (3.16%) Marketing
6 7 (2.77%) Retail
7 5 (1.98%) Law
8 4 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Legal
10 2 (0.79%) International Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 64 (25.30%) Architect
2 48 (18.97%) Security Architect
3 42 (16.60%) Analyst
4 34 (13.44%) Security Analyst
5 33 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 27 (10.67%) Consultant
7 23 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 20 (7.91%) Security Manager
9 18 (7.11%) Security Officer
10 15 (5.93%) Information Security Officer
11 14 (5.53%) Information Officer
12 10 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 9 (3.56%) Coordinator
13 9 (3.56%) Information Manager
13 9 (3.56%) Operations Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Security Assurance Coordinator
13 9 (3.56%) Security Operations Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.16%) Information Security Manager
14 8 (3.16%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.56%) .NET
2 8 (3.16%) Web Services
3 5 (1.98%) JSON
4 3 (1.19%) RESTful
5 2 (0.79%) LDAP
5 2 (0.79%) REST
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Node.js
6 1 (0.40%) OAuth
6 1 (0.40%) OpenID
6 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 26 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.51%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.93%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (5.93%) Public Cloud
5 14 (5.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.77%) PKI
6 7 (2.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.98%) PMI
8 5 (1.98%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.58%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.58%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.21%) Linux
2 29 (11.46%) Windows
3 11 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.77%) CentOS
5 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.19%) Unix
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.40%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (49.41%) Information Security
2 89 (35.18%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (24.51%) Risk Management
3 62 (24.51%) SIEM
4 45 (17.79%) Security Architecture
5 41 (16.21%) Security Operations
6 38 (15.02%) OWASP
7 35 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (13.83%) ITIL
8 34 (13.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (12.65%) Data Protection
9 32 (12.65%) Security Management
10 29 (11.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 26 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (9.88%) Threat Intelligence
13 23 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (8.30%) Identity Management
16 20 (7.91%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.49%) Python
2 13 (5.14%) Bash Shell
3 11 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.56%) C
4 9 (3.56%) C++
5 8 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.77%) Java
6 7 (2.77%) Perl
7 6 (2.37%) Ruby
8 5 (1.98%) SQL
9 2 (0.79%) C#
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (38.74%) CISSP
2 66 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 63 (24.90%) CISM
4 40 (15.81%) SC Cleared
5 35 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (11.86%) Degree
7 28 (11.07%) SANS
8 26 (10.28%) CISA
9 25 (9.88%) CRISC
10 20 (7.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 20 (7.91%) CCSP
11 19 (7.51%) DV Cleared
12 16 (6.32%) GIAC
13 13 (5.14%) CEH
14 10 (3.95%) Network+ Certification
15 9 (3.56%) PMI Certification
16 7 (2.77%) CCENT
16 7 (2.77%) CCIE
16 7 (2.77%) CCNA
16 7 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (56.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (18.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 43 (17.00%) GDPR
4 41 (16.21%) PCI DSS
5 39 (15.42%) COBIT
6 33 (13.04%) NCSC
7 21 (8.30%) NIST 800
8 15 (5.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (5.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (3.56%) HIPAA
11 8 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (3.16%) PMO
12 5 (1.98%) Basel II
12 5 (1.98%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (1.98%) EMIR
12 5 (1.98%) MiFID
13 4 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (1.19%) SLA
15 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.35%) Docker
3 7 (2.77%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.35%) Nessus
2 9 (3.56%) SELinux
3 8 (3.16%) Ansible
3 8 (3.16%) Terraform
4 7 (2.77%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.77%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.98%) CASB
5 5 (1.98%) RSA Archer
5 5 (1.98%) Suricata
6 4 (1.58%) QRadar
7 3 (1.19%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.19%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Guardium
8 2 (0.79%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.79%) SCCM
9 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 26 (10.28%) Splunk
2 23 (9.09%) Qualys
3 15 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.53%) Cisco
5 12 (4.74%) Symantec
6 11 (4.35%) Oracle
7 10 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.95%) VMware
8 9 (3.56%) Palo Alto
8 9 (3.56%) Remedy
8 9 (3.56%) SAP
9 6 (2.37%) McAfee
10 5 (1.98%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.58%) IBM
12 3 (1.19%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.19%) HP
12 3 (1.19%) Proofpoint
13 2 (0.79%) Imperva
13 2 (0.79%) Intel
13 2 (0.79%) TippingPoint