The table below looks at the statistics for RMADS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 126 129 131
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing RMADS 11 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.26% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.63% 2.68% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Average daily rate £486 £428 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.74% -17.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £307 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £425 £520
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - -
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 South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
303 299 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.66% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 183 229
Average daily rate £400 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 30
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.34 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £42.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

RMADS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RMADS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RMADS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RMADS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RMADS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMADS across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

RMADS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

RMADS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RMADS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RMADS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £438 -
Wiltshire +1 4 £486 -
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England

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Information Assurance
2 12 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) CISSP
3 10 (66.67%) Information Security
4 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (60.00%) JSP 440
4 9 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (53.33%) CLAS
6 7 (46.67%) IISP
6 7 (46.67%) Algorithms
6 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 7 (46.67%) Internet
6 7 (46.67%) C
6 7 (46.67%) IIS
7 5 (33.33%) CESG
8 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (20.00%) ISMS
9 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) Legal
9 3 (20.00%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (6.67%) Service Management
10 1 (6.67%) CISA
10 1 (6.67%) CISM
10 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (6.67%) Linux
10 1 (6.67%) Python

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (46.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Information Assurance Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Assurance Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Security Assurance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (33.33%) CESG
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Information Assurance
2 10 (66.67%) Information Security
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (20.00%) ISMS
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) QMS
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Auditing
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) CISSP
4 8 (53.33%) CLAS
5 7 (46.67%) IISP
6 4 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (6.67%) CEH
8 1 (6.67%) CISA
8 1 (6.67%) CISM
8 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (60.00%) JSP 440
2 3 (20.00%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland