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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 25999
Rank 584 579 536
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -43
Contract jobs citing BS25999 2 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.026% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.045% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate
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- £325 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +140.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £135
% change year-on-year
- +122.22%
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
4417 4272 3495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.89% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2550 2013
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £246 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 179 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £46.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -6.57%

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 12 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 1 April 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 -18 2 - - 1
South East -21 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

BS25999
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Law
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) CITP
5 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (20.00%) ISMS
5 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (20.00%) Security Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco

BS25999
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Services Director
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) ISMS
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (20.00%) Security Management
5 1 (20.00%) BCP
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CITP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (20.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Intel
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper