Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 818 880
Rank change year-on-year -13 +62 +4
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 50 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.029% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 7 15
UK median daily rate £650 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £549 £455 £500
90th Percentile £734 £610 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,370 11,140 12,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.94% 11.73% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,910 7,235 7,980
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 374 422
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +4.53%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +4.65%

NIST 800
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NIST 800 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NIST 800.

Contractor daily rate trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NIST 800 over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
England -7 50 £650 +30.00% 6
UK excluding London -14 29 £650 +30.00% 5
London -40 21 £675 +25.58% 3
South East - 20 £650 - 2
North of England - 5 £625 -
Midlands -4 4 £600 +20.00%
North West - 3 £625 -
North East - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for NIST 800.

1 49 (98.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (74.00%) Security Architecture
3 32 (64.00%) OWASP
4 29 (58.00%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (50.00%) Finance
5 25 (50.00%) Middleware
5 25 (50.00%) CISSP
6 24 (48.00%) GDPR
7 23 (46.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (46.00%) CISM
8 21 (42.00%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (36.00%) Cloud Operations
10 17 (34.00%) CISA
11 16 (32.00%) Scrum
11 16 (32.00%) Kanban
12 10 (20.00%) Firewall
13 8 (16.00%) Degree
14 7 (14.00%) COBIT
14 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (14.00%) Office 365
14 7 (14.00%) Windows
14 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
15 6 (12.00%) Web Services
15 6 (12.00%) Unix
15 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
15 6 (12.00%) IaaS
15 6 (12.00%) Android
16 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
16 5 (10.00%) Security Testing

NIST 800
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Office 365
3 6 (12.00%) IaaS
4 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (4.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) Network Security
2 5 (10.00%) VPN
2 5 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.00%) Big Data
1 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Architect
2 40 (80.00%) Security Architect
3 20 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (28.00%) AWS Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Cloud Specialist
7 4 (8.00%) Security Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) AWS Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Security Technical Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Web Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Web Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) Middleware
2 6 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) OAuth
3 2 (4.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Android
2 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.00%) Solaris
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Security Architecture
2 32 (64.00%) OWASP
3 29 (58.00%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (36.00%) Cloud Operations
5 16 (32.00%) Kanban
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 6 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (10.00%) Information Security
7 5 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) DevOps
8 4 (8.00%) Malware Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (6.00%) Computer Security
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.00%) Information Assurance
9 3 (6.00%) Privileged Access Management
9 3 (6.00%) Remediation Plan
9 3 (6.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) CISSP
2 23 (46.00%) CISM
3 17 (34.00%) CISA
4 8 (16.00%) Degree
5 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) GCFA
7 1 (2.00%) GCFE
7 1 (2.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (98.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (48.00%) GDPR
3 7 (14.00%) COBIT
3 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (6.00%) FISMA
5 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) EnCase
1 3 (6.00%) FTK
1 3 (6.00%) Nessus
1 3 (6.00%) Nmap
1 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.00%) CASB
2 2 (4.00%) CSIRT
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Cloudera
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco
2 3 (6.00%) CyberArk
3 2 (4.00%) CA
3 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (4.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.00%) McAfee
4 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.00%) Thycotic
4 1 (2.00%) Varonis