Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 861 870
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +31
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 22 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 12
UK median daily rate £650 £475 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -15.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £475 £446 £429
90th Percentile £731 £605 £773
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £338 £563
% change year-on-year +92.59% -40.00% -
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 11,140 13,053 11,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.72% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,057 8,575 7,619
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 361 413
UK median hourly rate £20.08 £20.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% -8.44% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.06% -13.42% +11.11%

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 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 5 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 16 December 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
UK excluding London -2 16 £650 +92.59% 6
England -23 14 £650 +36.84% 8
Scotland - 8 £500 - 1
South East - 8 £650 - 2
London +2 6 £700 +47.37% 3

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 14 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Middleware
2 10 (45.45%) OWASP
2 10 (45.45%) Information Assurance
2 10 (45.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (40.91%) Security Architecture
3 9 (40.91%) COBIT
4 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 8 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (36.36%) CESG
4 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 8 (36.36%) ISACA
4 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (36.36%) GDPR
5 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (31.82%) Kanban
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) CISSP
6 6 (27.27%) CISM
6 6 (27.27%) Office 365
7 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (22.73%) Network Security
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) CISA
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
1 11 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 9 (40.91%) Risk Manager
3 7 (31.82%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Information Manager
3 7 (31.82%) Information Risk Manager
4 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Network Architect
5 4 (18.18%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Azure Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Cloud Specialist
7 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
7 2 (9.09%) IT Risk Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
8 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (36.36%) CESG
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Information Assurance
1 10 (45.45%) OWASP
2 9 (40.91%) Security Architecture
3 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 8 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (31.82%) Kanban
4 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Operations
6 2 (9.09%) Computer Security
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SIEM
6 2 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISACA
2 6 (27.27%) CISM
2 6 (27.27%) CISSP
3 5 (22.73%) CISA
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) GCIA
5 2 (9.09%) GCIH
5 2 (9.09%) GIAC
5 2 (9.09%) SANS
6 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (40.91%) COBIT
3 8 (36.36%) GDPR
3 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Darktrace
2 2 (9.09%) Dell
2 2 (9.09%) FireEye
2 2 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft