Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 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
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 644 840
Rank change year-on-year +20 +196 +33
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 50 13 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 8
10th Percentile £480 " £359
25th Percentile £619 £625 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £663 £725
Median % change year-on-year +1.89% -8.62% +16.00%
75th Percentile £698 £688 £763
90th Percentile £726 " £946
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £663 £725
% change year-on-year +1.89% -8.62% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50

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 6,138 5,242 9,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.96% 10.10% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,115 3,301 6,181
10th Percentile £263 £233 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £558
90th Percentile £669 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 234 338
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.19 £10.60
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.72
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.17% -5.86%
75th Percentile £38.81 £47.06 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year -6.44% +11.19% -5.23%

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 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 10 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 9 May 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
England +40 47 £675 +1.89% 9
UK excluding London +63 22 £675 +1.89% 5
London -8 20 £650 - 5
Midlands +25 11 £700 +3.70%
West Midlands +12 11 £700 +3.70%
Work from Home - 11 £700 - 2
South East +56 8 £575 - 4
South West +39 2 - -
North West - 1 £300 -
North of England - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 with a requirement for NIST 800.

1 45 (90.00%) NIST
2 29 (58.00%) CISSP
3 27 (54.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (46.00%) Security Architecture
5 20 (40.00%) Information Security
6 19 (38.00%) Risk Management
7 18 (36.00%) COBIT
7 18 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (32.00%) Finance
9 15 (30.00%) GIAC
9 15 (30.00%) Information Assurance
10 12 (24.00%) Security Management
10 12 (24.00%) CISA
11 11 (22.00%) CISM
11 11 (22.00%) Firewall
11 11 (22.00%) Information Security Management
12 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 10 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
13 9 (18.00%) CRISC
13 9 (18.00%) SABSA
13 9 (18.00%) FFIEC
14 8 (16.00%) Release Management
14 8 (16.00%) Banking
14 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
14 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (14.00%) ISACA
15 7 (14.00%) SANS
15 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
15 7 (14.00%) Azure

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 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Azure
2 6 (12.00%) GCP
2 6 (12.00%) SaaS
3 5 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (8.00%) AWS
5 2 (4.00%) PaaS
6 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.00%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) NAS
3 4 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) SD-WAN
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.00%) Social Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.00%) Legal
5 3 (6.00%) Marketing
5 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (4.00%) Electronics
6 2 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) French Language
7 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Architect
1 23 (46.00%) Security Architect
2 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Information Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) IT Architect
6 4 (8.00%) IT Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support
6 4 (8.00%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Information Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) ModSecurity
2 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Cybercrime
3 2 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.00%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Security Architecture
2 20 (40.00%) Information Security
3 19 (38.00%) Risk Management
4 18 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (30.00%) Information Assurance
6 12 (24.00%) Security Management
7 11 (22.00%) Information Security Management
8 10 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
9 9 (18.00%) SABSA
10 8 (16.00%) Release Management
11 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
11 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (12.00%) CMMI
12 6 (12.00%) ITIL
12 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
13 5 (10.00%) IT Audit
13 5 (10.00%) OWASP
13 5 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
14 4 (8.00%) SOA
14 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) CISSP
2 15 (30.00%) GIAC
3 12 (24.00%) CISA
4 11 (22.00%) CISM
5 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (18.00%) CRISC
6 9 (18.00%) FFIEC
7 7 (14.00%) ISACA
7 7 (14.00%) SANS
8 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (8.00%) Degree
10 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
11 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (4.00%) Master's Degree
12 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (90.00%) NIST
2 27 (54.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (36.00%) COBIT
4 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (12.00%) GDPR
6 4 (8.00%) NCSC
6 4 (8.00%) RMADS
7 3 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (6.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (6.00%) JSP 440
8 2 (4.00%) COSO
8 2 (4.00%) ISO 31000
8 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
9 1 (2.00%) FedRAMP
9 1 (2.00%) FISMA
9 1 (2.00%) GLBA
9 1 (2.00%) HIPAA
9 1 (2.00%) PMO
9 1 (2.00%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) RSA Archer
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Google
3 4 (8.00%) SAP
4 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Splunk