The table below looks at the statistics for BS25999 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BS25999 over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 25999
Rank 602 594 568
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing BS25999 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£429 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.77% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £415 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £355 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.77% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4560 4306 3867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 7.88% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2946 2599 2309
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 150
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

BS25999
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BS25999 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

BS25999 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BS25999
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BS25999 within the UK.

BS25999 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BS25999
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BS25999 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

BS25999 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BS25999
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BS25999 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
England -9 9 £429 +20.77% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £206 +3.12%
Milton Keynes -3 5 £206 +3.12%
South East -19 5 £206 +3.12%
East Midlands - 3 £650 -
Nottingham - 3 £650 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £650 -
South West - 1 £675 -

BS25999
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS25999 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 BS25999.

1 12 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (50.00%) BCP
2 6 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Law
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) PHP
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Business Transformation
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) BC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act

BS25999
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS25999 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 BS25999. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Head of Technology
2 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Author
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (50.00%) BCP
2 6 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Business Transformation
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Network Management
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) C++
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) BC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
2 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco