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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 25999
Rank 624 606 585
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs citing BS25999 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.090% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£205 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.44% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £378 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £510 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
-54.44% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £147.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £147.50 - -

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
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 £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

BS25999 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BS25999
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BS25999 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BS25999
Top 5 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 4 September 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 +1 9 £205 -54.44% 3
South East -17 8 £200 -55.55% 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £200 -
South West - 1 £675 -

BS25999
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 8 (57.14%) Business Continuity Planning
2 8 (57.14%) BCP
3 6 (42.86%) Business Continuity Management
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) C++
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Law
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
6 3 (21.43%) Network Management
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 3 (21.43%) BC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) Information Security

BS25999
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (35.71%) MS Excel
1 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Head of Technology
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planner
3 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Author
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) CESG
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 8 (57.14%) BCP
2 8 (57.14%) Business Continuity Planning
3 6 (42.86%) Business Continuity Management
4 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Network Management
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) C++
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CCA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Intel
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco