Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 538 646 713
Rank change year-on-year +108 +67 +68
Contract jobs citing NIST 286 207 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.26% 1.88% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 152 73
England median daily rate £590 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £425
90th Percentile £743 £706 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £563 £525
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £77.50 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £68.75 -
% change year-on-year -49.09% - -

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 8,778 11,014 10,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.59% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,501 7,058 6,732
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 356 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -14.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +93 159 £619 +7.61% 43
South East +34 67 £525 -12.13% 17
Midlands +32 18 £563 +2.27% 9
South West -15 18 £694 +63.24% 6
North of England +35 16 £525 -16.00% 4
West Midlands +18 13 £548 +16.80% 5
North West +15 12 £563 -10.00% 3
East of England +10 5 £525 -4.33% 1
North East +22 3 £488 -22.00% 1
East Midlands +22 3 £600 +26.32% 4
Yorkshire +25 1 £450 +11.11%
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 179 (62.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (54.55%) Information Security
3 116 (40.56%) Cybersecurity
4 87 (30.42%) PCI DSS
5 84 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (26.92%) CISSP
7 66 (23.08%) Linux
7 66 (23.08%) Finance
8 65 (22.73%) SIEM
9 60 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 60 (20.98%) DevOps
9 60 (20.98%) Security Operations
10 57 (19.93%) COBIT
11 53 (18.53%) OWASP
12 51 (17.83%) ITIL
13 50 (17.48%) Jenkins
14 49 (17.13%) Risk Management
15 48 (16.78%) Qualys
16 46 (16.08%) Windows
16 46 (16.08%) CISM
16 46 (16.08%) Security Architecture
17 44 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 44 (15.38%) Splunk
18 43 (15.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 43 (15.03%) Management Information System
19 42 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 42 (14.69%) GDPR
20 41 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (12.24%) Firewall
21 35 (12.24%) Security Cleared

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 (2.10%) IIS
2 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 84 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (11.54%) SaaS
4 29 (10.14%) IaaS
5 24 (8.39%) PaaS
6 20 (6.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (3.85%) Office 365
8 8 (2.80%) Serverless
9 7 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.75%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.05%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.05%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.24%) Firewall
2 17 (5.94%) Internet
3 15 (5.24%) Network Security
4 12 (4.20%) LAN
4 12 (4.20%) WAN
5 7 (2.45%) DNS
6 6 (2.10%) HTTP
6 6 (2.10%) SMTP
6 6 (2.10%) VPN
7 5 (1.75%) 3GPP
7 5 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.75%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.05%) NFC
9 3 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.05%) VLAN
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.70%) DMVPN
10 2 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.70%) Big Data
2 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.35%) DB2
2 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.35%) MySQL
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (17.48%) Jenkins
2 29 (10.14%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (6.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.45%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.75%) JIRA
6 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.40%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.35%) Snyk
General
1 66 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.15%) Legal
4 7 (2.45%) Banking
4 7 (2.45%) Law
5 5 (1.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.05%) Back Office
6 3 (1.05%) German Language
6 3 (1.05%) Military
6 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.70%) Electronics
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (20.63%) Architect
1 59 (20.63%) Consultant
2 52 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 50 (17.48%) Security Architect
4 32 (11.19%) Analyst
5 30 (10.49%) Security Engineer
6 29 (10.14%) Security Analyst
7 21 (7.34%) Security Manager
8 19 (6.64%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (6.29%) Security Specialist
10 15 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 15 (5.24%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 13 (4.55%) Information Manager
13 11 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
14 9 (3.15%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 9 (3.15%) IT Consultant
14 9 (3.15%) IT Security Consultant
14 9 (3.15%) Security Officer
15 8 (2.80%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.84%) Web Services
2 12 (4.20%) Node.js
3 5 (1.75%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.40%) OpenID
5 3 (1.05%) JSON
5 3 (1.05%) REST
6 2 (0.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Graph
6 2 (0.70%) SAML
7 1 (0.35%) Kafka
7 1 (0.35%) LDAP
7 1 (0.35%) MassTransit
7 1 (0.35%) Middleware
7 1 (0.35%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.03%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.24%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.50%) PKI
7 9 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.15%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.45%) CESG
10 6 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.08%) Linux
2 46 (16.08%) Windows
3 44 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.20%) Debian
5 12 (4.20%) openSUSE
5 12 (4.20%) Solaris
5 12 (4.20%) Ubuntu
6 11 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.05%) Unix
9 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (54.55%) Information Security
2 116 (40.56%) Cybersecurity
3 65 (22.73%) SIEM
4 60 (20.98%) DevOps
4 60 (20.98%) Security Operations
5 53 (18.53%) OWASP
6 51 (17.83%) ITIL
7 49 (17.13%) Risk Management
8 46 (16.08%) Security Architecture
9 43 (15.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 41 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (11.89%) Identity Access Management
11 34 (11.89%) SABSA
11 34 (11.89%) Security Management
12 33 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (10.84%) DevSecOps
14 29 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (10.14%) Data Analysis
14 29 (10.14%) Threat Management
15 28 (9.79%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.19%) Python
2 21 (7.34%) Java
3 17 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.24%) Ruby
5 10 (3.50%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.50%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.50%) SQL
6 7 (2.45%) C#
7 5 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (26.92%) CISSP
2 46 (16.08%) CISM
3 35 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 32 (11.19%) RHCE
4 32 (11.19%) SC Cleared
5 30 (10.49%) AWS Certification
6 27 (9.44%) CISA
7 26 (9.09%) Degree
8 25 (8.74%) SANS
9 21 (7.34%) CRISC
10 16 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (3.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (3.15%) GCIA
11 9 (3.15%) GCIH
12 7 (2.45%) CEH
13 6 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (2.10%) IISP
13 6 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (2.10%) OSCP
14 5 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (62.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (30.42%) PCI DSS
3 57 (19.93%) COBIT
4 42 (14.69%) GDPR
4 42 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 29 (10.14%) NCSC
6 16 (5.59%) NIST 800
7 10 (3.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (2.10%) HIPAA
9 6 (2.10%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.75%) ISO 31000
11 4 (1.40%) ITGC
12 3 (1.05%) COSO
12 3 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (1.05%) ISO 22301
12 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (1.05%) PMO
13 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.70%) GLBA
System Software
1 22 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.50%) Docker
3 8 (2.80%) XenApp
3 8 (2.80%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.70%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.70%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.35%) Snort
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (11.89%) Puppet
2 30 (10.49%) Ansible
2 30 (10.49%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (10.49%) SELinux
3 21 (7.34%) Nessus
4 18 (6.29%) Terraform
5 10 (3.50%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.80%) HP Fortify
7 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.40%) IBM Guardium
8 4 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.05%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (0.70%) CASB
10 2 (0.70%) Suricata
11 1 (0.35%) EnCase
11 1 (0.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 48 (16.78%) Qualys
2 44 (15.38%) Splunk
3 34 (11.89%) Red Hat
4 27 (9.44%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.90%) Adobe
5 14 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.80%) Citrix
6 8 (2.80%) Okta
7 7 (2.45%) Cisco
8 6 (2.10%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.10%) Axiomatics
8 6 (2.10%) Black Duck
8 6 (2.10%) ForgeRock
8 6 (2.10%) Ping Identity
8 6 (2.10%) SAP
8 6 (2.10%) Symantec
9 5 (1.75%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.75%) McAfee
10 4 (1.40%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle