The table below looks at the statistics for RMADS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 555 579 550
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -29
Contract jobs citing RMADS 67 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.076% 0.078%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.50% 0.84% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 24
Average daily rate £500 £435 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £443 £520
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -14.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £85.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4465 4663 4567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.71% 9.05% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2874 2822
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 151 201
Average hourly rate £25.75 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

RMADS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RMADS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

RMADS Jobs Demand Trend in England

RMADS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RMADS across the England region.

RMADS Daily Rate Trend in England

RMADS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMADS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

RMADS Daily Rate Histogram in England

RMADS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RMADS across the England region.

RMADS Hourly Rate Trend in England

RMADS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 29 £450 +5.26% 1
London -16 16 £625 +6.38%
South West +10 11 £486 +13.74%
North West - 8 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £465 -
West Midlands - 2 £465 -
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RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RMADS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RMADS.

1 77 (66.38%) Security Cleared
2 68 (58.62%) Information Assurance
3 58 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (49.14%) CESG Certified Professional
5 51 (43.97%) CISSP
6 50 (43.10%) Information Security
7 45 (38.79%) SC Cleared
7 45 (38.79%) CLAS
8 43 (37.07%) Risk Management
9 30 (25.86%) DV Cleared
10 29 (25.00%) CESG
10 29 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 23 (19.83%) Security Architecture
12 22 (18.97%) JSP 440
12 22 (18.97%) PKI
13 20 (17.24%) Data Protection
13 20 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (16.38%) Management Information System
14 19 (16.38%) Internet
15 17 (14.66%) Firewall
15 17 (14.66%) ISMS
16 15 (12.93%) Ethical Hacking
17 14 (12.07%) CEH
18 13 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (10.34%) Cryptography
19 12 (10.34%) VPN
19 12 (10.34%) CISM
20 11 (9.48%) Cybersecurity
21 10 (8.62%) IISP

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RMADS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RMADS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.76%) IIS
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.86%) IaaS
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) Internet
2 17 (14.66%) Firewall
3 12 (10.34%) VPN
4 8 (6.90%) IPsec
5 5 (4.31%) FTP
5 5 (4.31%) SMTP
5 5 (4.31%) SSH
6 2 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
1 5 (4.31%) Legal
2 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Consultant
2 35 (30.17%) Security Consultant
3 17 (14.66%) Information Security Consultant
4 15 (12.93%) Architect
5 14 (12.07%) Security Architect
6 13 (11.21%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 11 (9.48%) Security Advisor
8 10 (8.62%) Information Assurance Practitioner
9 9 (7.76%) Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) IT Consultant
10 8 (6.90%) IT Security Consultant
10 8 (6.90%) Security Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) CLAS Consultant
11 6 (5.17%) Security Manager
12 5 (4.31%) Information Security Specialist
12 5 (4.31%) Information Specialist
12 5 (4.31%) Security Assurance Manager
12 5 (4.31%) Security Specialist
12 5 (4.31%) Service Manager
13 4 (3.45%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.00%) CESG
2 22 (18.97%) PKI
3 19 (16.38%) Management Information System
4 12 (10.34%) Cryptography
5 10 (8.62%) CESG CLAS
6 7 (6.03%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (5.17%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
8 5 (4.31%) Statistics
9 4 (3.45%) SCADA
10 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Windows
2 9 (7.76%) Unix
3 6 (5.17%) Linux
4 5 (4.31%) Windows Vista
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Information Assurance
2 50 (43.10%) Information Security
3 43 (37.07%) Risk Management
4 23 (19.83%) Security Architecture
5 20 (17.24%) Data Protection
5 20 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (14.66%) ISMS
7 15 (12.93%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (9.48%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (6.90%) Business Continuity
10 8 (6.90%) SABSA
11 7 (6.03%) Change Management
11 7 (6.03%) ITIL
12 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
12 6 (5.17%) Service Management
12 6 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
13 5 (4.31%) Business Continuity Management
13 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) C
2 1 (0.86%) Java
2 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
2 1 (0.86%) Python
2 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (66.38%) Security Cleared
2 57 (49.14%) CESG Certified Professional
3 51 (43.97%) CISSP
4 45 (38.79%) CLAS
4 45 (38.79%) SC Cleared
5 30 (25.86%) DV Cleared
6 14 (12.07%) CEH
7 12 (10.34%) CISM
8 10 (8.62%) IISP
9 9 (7.76%) ISSAP
10 5 (4.31%) Degree
11 4 (3.45%) GCIA
11 4 (3.45%) GCIH
11 4 (3.45%) GIAC
11 4 (3.45%) GSEC
12 2 (1.72%) CISA
12 2 (1.72%) CITP
12 2 (1.72%) ISEB
12 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.72%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 22 (18.97%) JSP 440
4 10 (8.62%) PCI DSS
5 7 (6.03%) ISO27005
6 5 (4.31%) QA
7 3 (2.59%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (1.72%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.86%) BS25999
9 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.31%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Citrix
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle