Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 767 875 866
Rank change year-on-year +108 -9 +24
Contract jobs citing NIST 800 25 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 18
UK median daily rate £625 £650 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +36.84% -15.56%
10th Percentile £415 £475 £441
90th Percentile £725 £730 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £650 £338
% change year-on-year -7.69% +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 8,454 11,346 13,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.53% 10.84% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,278 7,176 8,677
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 397 372
UK median hourly rate £21.17 £20.24 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.18% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.45 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.51% -3.75% -20.00%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +119 24 £631 -2.88% 15
London +107 19 £631 -8.18% 3
UK excluding London +93 6 £600 -7.69% 13
South East +59 3 £650 - 6
Scotland +38 1 £210 -58.00% 1
North West - 1 £638 - 2
North of England - 1 £638 - 3
East of England - 1 £550 - 2

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 24 (96.00%) NIST
2 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Information Security
4 9 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (32.00%) Azure
6 7 (28.00%) CISSP
7 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
7 6 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (20.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) AWS
9 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (16.00%) DevOps
9 4 (16.00%) GCP
9 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (16.00%) Python
9 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (16.00%) GDPR
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (12.00%) Workshop Facilitation
10 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
10 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
10 3 (12.00%) JIRA
10 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
10 3 (12.00%) VPN

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 (12.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Azure
2 5 (20.00%) AWS
3 4 (16.00%) GCP
4 3 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (12.00%) Office 365
4 3 (12.00%) SaaS
5 2 (8.00%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (8.00%) IaaS
5 2 (8.00%) PaaS
5 2 (8.00%) Route 53
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) CircleCI
3 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Head of Security
3 3 (12.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) ForgeRock Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Head of IT
4 2 (8.00%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (8.00%) Head of IT Services
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (4.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Compliance
5 1 (4.00%) IAM Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) OpenID
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (12.00%) Workshop Facilitation
6 2 (8.00%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (8.00%) Privileged Identity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CISSP
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (12.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) IISP
4 2 (8.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CGEIT
5 1 (4.00%) GCIH
5 1 (4.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (96.00%) NIST
2 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (16.00%) GDPR
4 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (8.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Terraform
2 2 (8.00%) CASB
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Axiomatics
2 2 (8.00%) ForgeRock
2 2 (8.00%) Ping Identity
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Proofpoint
3 1 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) VMware