The table below looks at the statistics for RMADS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 149 152 138
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing RMADS 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.78% 1.86% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £855 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +64.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £800 £500
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £84.05 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £82.50 £60.87 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+35.53% +41.55%
RMADS
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
255 429 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.41% 10.07% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 276 157
Median daily rate £409 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 24
Median hourly rate £60.75 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.54% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £25.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

RMADS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing RMADS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

RMADS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RMADS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RMADS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RMADS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

RMADS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

RMADS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cumbria - 2 - -
RMADS
England

RMADS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RMADS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for RMADS.

1 8 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (87.50%) Information Assurance
3 6 (75.00%) JSP 440
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) PKI
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) CLAS
4 4 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (50.00%) CESG
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) CLAS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CESG
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Assurance
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (50.00%) CLAS
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) JSP 440
2 4 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft