Period
to 18 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NIST 800 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NIST 800 over the 6 months to 18 September 2021 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.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 657 460 798
Rank change year-on-year -197 +338 +59
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 58 18 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.069% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.74% 0.59% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 7 14
10th Percentile £543 £620 £583
25th Percentile £619 £625 £619
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £680 £650 £638
Median % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.96% -1.92%
75th Percentile £750 £681 £656
90th Percentile £775 £688 £704
UK median daily rate £675 £650 £638
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.96% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £76.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £76.75 - -

NIST 800 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 7,794 3,034 9,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.34% 11.60% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,241 1,881 5,783
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.39% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 147 375
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.38 £15.39 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.15 £22.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.42% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £45.91 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £62.26 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.28 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.99% +1.31% +6.37%

NIST 800
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NIST 800 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NIST 800 in England

NIST 800
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NIST 800 in England.

Daily rate trend for NIST 800 in England

NIST 800
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST 800 in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NIST 800 in England

NIST 800
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 800 within the England region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. 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 -163 33 £688 +10.00% 5
South East -90 8 £650 -
South West -38 5 £700 +7.69% 2
North West - 4 £445 - 2
North of England - 4 £445 - 2
West Midlands -64 1 £550 -15.38% 1
Midlands -79 1 £550 -15.38% 1
NIST 800
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NIST 800 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 800.

1 51 (87.93%) NIST
2 35 (60.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (56.90%) CISSP
4 32 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (44.83%) Finance
6 24 (41.38%) Information Security
7 22 (37.93%) Security Architecture
8 19 (32.76%) GDPR
9 18 (31.03%) SABSA
9 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
9 18 (31.03%) CISA
10 16 (27.59%) FFIEC
11 14 (24.14%) SaaS
12 13 (22.41%) CRISC
12 13 (22.41%) SANS
12 13 (22.41%) Firewall
12 13 (22.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (20.69%) IaaS
13 12 (20.69%) Azure
14 11 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
15 10 (17.24%) GIAC
15 10 (17.24%) CISM
15 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
15 10 (17.24%) Social Skills
15 10 (17.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (15.52%) Remediation Plan

NIST 800
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 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) SaaS
2 12 (20.69%) Azure
2 12 (20.69%) IaaS
3 8 (13.79%) GCP
4 5 (8.62%) AWS
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (5.17%) PaaS
7 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.45%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.72%) AWS KMS
8 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.72%) Serverless
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) NAS
3 3 (5.17%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.45%) TestRail
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Social Skills
3 9 (15.52%) Banking
4 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.17%) Legal
6 3 (5.17%) Marketing
7 2 (3.45%) Back Office
7 2 (3.45%) Electronics
7 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.72%) Military
8 1 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Architect
1 27 (46.55%) Security Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Senior Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Senior Security Architect
3 9 (15.52%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) IT Architect
4 5 (8.62%) IT Security Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Compliance Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 3 (5.17%) IT Support
5 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Cryptography Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
1 11 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.17%) CESG
2 3 (5.17%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (41.38%) Information Security
3 22 (37.93%) Security Architecture
4 18 (31.03%) Risk Management
4 18 (31.03%) SABSA
5 13 (22.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (15.52%) Remediation Plan
6 9 (15.52%) TOGAF
7 7 (12.07%) Information Assurance
7 7 (12.07%) OWASP
8 6 (10.34%) ITIL
8 6 (10.34%) Release Management
8 6 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.62%) Attestation
9 5 (8.62%) CMMI
9 5 (8.62%) Internal Audit
9 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.90%) DevSecOps
10 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (6.90%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
1 1 (1.72%) Python
1 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) CISSP
2 18 (31.03%) CISA
3 16 (27.59%) FFIEC
4 13 (22.41%) CRISC
4 13 (22.41%) SANS
5 10 (17.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (17.24%) CISM
5 10 (17.24%) GIAC
6 8 (13.79%) Degree
6 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) ISACA
8 3 (5.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (5.17%) CLAS
8 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
9 2 (3.45%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (87.93%) NIST
2 35 (60.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (32.76%) GDPR
4 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (13.79%) COBIT
7 6 (10.34%) NCSC
8 5 (8.62%) GRC
9 4 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (5.17%) ISO 22301
10 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (3.45%) COSO
11 2 (3.45%) ISO 31000
11 2 (3.45%) RMADS
12 1 (1.72%) HIPAA
12 1 (1.72%) ITGC
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) RSA Archer
1 2 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.45%) Gemalto
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Thales
5 1 (1.72%) Cadence
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Dell
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle
5 1 (1.72%) Sparx