Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 844 863
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 +47
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 32 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.034% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 15
UK median daily rate £650 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £506 £454 £440
90th Percentile £725 £600 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £375 £500
% change year-on-year +73.33% -25.00% -
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 11,258 11,800 12,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.04% 12.12% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,166 7,700 7,853
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 365 431
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -8.51% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.04 £48.09 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +0.85% -21.57% +18.33%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -26 27 £650 +36.84% 6
UK excluding London -4 22 £650 +73.33% 3
South East - 12 £650 - 1
London -15 10 £700 +47.37% 3
North of England - 5 £625 -
Scotland - 5 £500 -
North West - 3 £625 -
North East - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 27 (84.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (68.75%) OWASP
2 22 (68.75%) Security Architecture
3 19 (59.38%) Middleware
4 17 (53.13%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (53.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (46.88%) GDPR
6 13 (40.63%) Finance
7 12 (37.50%) Scrum
7 12 (37.50%) CISM
7 12 (37.50%) CISSP
7 12 (37.50%) Kanban
7 12 (37.50%) Cloud Operations
8 11 (34.38%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (34.38%) CISA
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (21.88%) Office 365
9 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
11 5 (15.63%) ISACA
11 5 (15.63%) Firewall
11 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (15.63%) WAN
11 5 (15.63%) VPN
11 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
11 5 (15.63%) Degree
11 5 (15.63%) COBIT
11 5 (15.63%) Network Security
11 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
11 5 (15.63%) CESG

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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.88%) Office 365
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
1 5 (15.63%) Network Security
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.25%) HBase
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Architect
1 24 (75.00%) Security Architect
2 14 (43.75%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (15.63%) AWS Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Network Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Network Security Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Risk Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Information Assurance Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Information Risk Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) AWS Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) OAuth
2 2 (6.25%) SAML
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (15.63%) CESG
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Android
1 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) OWASP
1 22 (68.75%) Security Architecture
2 17 (53.13%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (37.50%) Cloud Operations
3 12 (37.50%) Kanban
3 12 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
5 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
7 2 (6.25%) Data Security
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.13%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.25%) Perl
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CISM
1 12 (37.50%) CISSP
2 11 (34.38%) CISA
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 5 (15.63%) ISACA
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (84.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (46.88%) GDPR
3 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (15.63%) COBIT
5 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) CASB
1 2 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Cloudera
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) CyberArk
3 2 (6.25%) CA
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Forcepoint
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.13%) Thycotic
4 1 (3.13%) Varonis