The table below looks at the statistics for Risk Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Risk Assessment over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 124 115 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 19 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.84% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
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£500 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.12%
Risk Assessment
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Risk Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Risk Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Risk Assessment across the North West region.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Risk Assessment across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Risk Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment across the North West region.

Risk Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Risk Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Manchester -2 10 £513 +46.42%
Cheshire -13 3 £450 +40.62% 6
Merseyside -3 1 £375 -21.05% 1
Cumbria - - - -
Risk Assessment
England

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) Information Security
2 12 (37.50%) CISSP
3 11 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (28.13%) Banking
5 7 (21.88%) GIAC
5 7 (21.88%) CISM
5 7 (21.88%) COBIT
5 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) CRISC
6 6 (18.75%) CRAMM
6 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Windows
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
9 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) CISMP
9 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.38%) C
9 3 (9.38%) UNIX
9 3 (9.38%) SABSA
9 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
10 2 (6.25%) 4G
10 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) LTE

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 4G
1 2 (6.25%) LTE
1 2 (6.25%) 3G
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Security Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) IT Risk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Data Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Information Security
2 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) CRAMM
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) SABSA
6 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Security Management
7 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) GIAC
2 7 (21.88%) CISM
2 7 (21.88%) CRISC
3 3 (9.38%) CISMP
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.88%) COBIT
3 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (3.13%) BS7799
5 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
5 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Cramer
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy