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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BS 25999
Rank 604 572 559
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -13
Contract jobs citing BS25999 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.070% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
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£183 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.12% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £183 £310 £425
% change year-on-year
-41.12% -27.05%
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
4271 3813 3865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.49% 7.34% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2665 2336 2243
Average daily rate £400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 131 219
Average hourly rate £21.24 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.38% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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
Top 13 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 21 November 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
England -25 3 £183 -41.12% 1
South East -19 2 £183 -41.12%
London 0 1 - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Leicester - - - -
East of England - - - -

BS25999
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) BCP
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) CISA
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) GIAC
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) GSEC
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper

BS25999
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) BCP
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) OWASP
5 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) GSEC
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PCI QSA
3 1 (12.50%) ISACA
3 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Novell eDirectory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco