The first table below looks at the demand for Risk Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Management
Rank 83 67 89
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 45 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 2.59% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.66% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 23
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£425 £363 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -16.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £239 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -0.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £17.75 £24.39
% change year-on-year
+52.11% -27.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Risk Management
England

Risk Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Risk Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Risk Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Risk Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Risk Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Risk Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Risk Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Risk Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Risk Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Risk Management
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 Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cheshire 0 18 £425 +58.13% 6
Manchester -16 16 £308 -29.31% 5
Merseyside -4 2 £365 -17.15% 1
Lancashire -20 2 £540 +54.28%
Risk Management
England

Risk Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Risk Management 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 Management.

1 45 (44.12%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Information Security
3 22 (21.57%) Banking
3 22 (21.57%) Project Management
4 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (15.69%) Change Management
5 16 (15.69%) CISSP
6 14 (13.73%) Management Information System
7 13 (12.75%) Security Architecture
8 12 (11.76%) Security Management
9 11 (10.78%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.80%) QA
11 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (8.82%) CESG
11 9 (8.82%) Validation
11 9 (8.82%) ITIL
11 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.84%) Firewall
13 7 (6.86%) Programme Management
13 7 (6.86%) Windows
13 7 (6.86%) COBIT
14 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
14 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (5.88%) Retail
14 6 (5.88%) TOGAF
14 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
14 6 (5.88%) Service Management
15 5 (4.90%) Quality Management
15 5 (4.90%) Risk Assessment
15 5 (4.90%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Risk Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.92%) CMS
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.96%) CICS
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Project
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.98%) WAN
5 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.96%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (44.12%) Finance
2 22 (21.57%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.96%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 14 (13.73%) Consultant
4 12 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.78%) Architect
5 11 (10.78%) Risk Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Security Architect
7 8 (7.84%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Risk Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Compliance Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) IT Risk Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (2.94%) Service Manager
11 3 (2.94%) Developer
12 2 (1.96%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) .NET
1 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.82%) CESG
3 4 (3.92%) CMDB
4 3 (2.94%) GIS
4 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.94%) Open Source
4 3 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.96%) RMADS
6 1 (0.98%) Tandem
6 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Windows
2 4 (3.92%) UNIX
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Information Security
2 22 (21.57%) Project Management
3 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (15.69%) Change Management
5 13 (12.75%) Security Architecture
6 12 (11.76%) Security Management
7 11 (10.78%) Business Analysis
8 9 (8.82%) Validation
8 9 (8.82%) ITIL
9 7 (6.86%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (5.88%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.88%) Service Management
11 5 (4.90%) Quality Management
11 5 (4.90%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (4.90%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.96%) PL/1
1 2 (1.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.98%) VBA
2 1 (0.98%) C
2 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) CISSP
2 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) Degree
4 3 (2.94%) CISM
4 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) CEH
5 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) CRISC
6 1 (0.98%) GIAC
6 1 (0.98%) CISA
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.98%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) QA
2 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.86%) COBIT
4 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.96%) Basel III
4 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) IBM
4 2 (1.96%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.96%) IronPort
4 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.96%) McAfee
4 2 (1.96%) Sophos
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix
5 1 (0.98%) Primavera
5 1 (0.98%) Northgate
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