Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 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.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 506 834 857
Rank change year-on-year +328 +23 -29
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 26 15 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.017% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.72% 0.16% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 40
Median daily rate £600 £638 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £550 £577 £534
90th Percentile £675 £666 £739
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £638 £650
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 3,617 9,327 11,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.47% 10.27% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 5,765 7,444
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 420 383
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.18 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.58% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.83 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +6.66% +10.00%

NIST 800
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NIST 800 over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 9 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 12 August 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
UK excluding London +244 25 £650 +1.96% 1
England +310 18 £650 +1.96% 4
Midlands - 10 £650 -
West Midlands - 10 £650 -
Scotland +81 7 £590 +180.95%
South West +98 4 £650 -13.33%
South East +169 3 - - 1
Work from Home -17 2 £600 - 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 25 (96.15%) NIST
2 23 (88.46%) Information Security
3 22 (84.62%) CISSP
3 22 (84.62%) Risk Management
4 20 (76.92%) Management Information System
5 18 (69.23%) Information Security Management
5 18 (69.23%) Security Management
5 18 (69.23%) COBIT
6 13 (50.00%) Security Architecture
6 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
8 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
8 11 (42.31%) Azure
8 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (42.31%) CISM
9 10 (38.46%) Regulatory Compliance
9 10 (38.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (34.62%) IT Audit
10 9 (34.62%) Service Design
10 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
10 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
10 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
10 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (34.62%) GIAC
11 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
11 8 (30.77%) Umbraco
11 8 (30.77%) CISA
11 8 (30.77%) ITIL
11 8 (30.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS

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 8 (30.77%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
1 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
1 6 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (15.38%) Electronics
3 4 (15.38%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Architect
2 13 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Information Architect
4 6 (23.08%) Information Security Architect
5 5 (19.23%) Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) Security Consultant
6 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
8 2 (7.69%) Azure Architect
8 2 (7.69%) CISSP Consultant
9 1 (3.85%) CISSP Specialist
9 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Information Systems Architect
9 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
9 1 (3.85%) IT Security Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Architect
9 1 (3.85%) Technology Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (76.92%) Management Information System
2 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberattack
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Information Security
2 22 (84.62%) Risk Management
3 18 (69.23%) Information Security Management
3 18 (69.23%) Security Management
4 13 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (50.00%) Security Architecture
5 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
6 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (38.46%) Regulatory Compliance
8 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
8 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (34.62%) IT Audit
8 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
8 9 (34.62%) Service Design
9 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL
10 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
11 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
11 4 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) CISSP
2 11 (42.31%) CISM
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) GIAC
4 8 (30.77%) CISA
5 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.69%) CRISC
8 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.85%) CEH
8 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
8 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (96.15%) NIST
2 18 (69.23%) COBIT
3 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (38.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (30.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (11.54%) QA
7 2 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (7.69%) JSP 440
7 2 (7.69%) NCSC
7 2 (7.69%) RMADS
8 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) CollabNet