The first table below looks at the demand for BS7799 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BS7799 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BS 7799
Rank 573 560 564
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing BS7799 15 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.006% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.078% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 9
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£514 £370 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.85% -29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £370 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £370 £651
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £370 £525
% change year-on-year
+38.85% -29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4280 3839 4419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.51% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2596 2293 2387
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 146 246
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%

BS7799
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BS7799 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

BS7799 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BS7799
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BS7799 within the UK.

BS7799 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BS7799
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BS7799 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

BS7799 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BS7799
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BS7799 within the UK.

BS7799 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BS7799
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BS7799 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -18 15 £514 +38.85% 1
North West - 9 £520 -
Hampshire -5 3 £225 -39.18%
South East -10 3 £225 -39.18%
London +14 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Worcester - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS7799 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 BS7799.

1 13 (56.52%) Management Information System
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
2 10 (43.48%) CESG
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 9 (39.13%) Zachman Framework
3 9 (39.13%) TOGAF
3 9 (39.13%) Data Protection
3 9 (39.13%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (34.78%) Security Architecture
4 8 (34.78%) CISA
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 6 (26.09%) Information Security Management
6 6 (26.09%) Security Management
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) UNIX
8 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) MCITP
9 3 (13.04%) PKI
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.04%) Active Directory

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS7799 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 BS7799. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Lync
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Security Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (13.04%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (4.35%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Management Information System
2 10 (43.48%) CESG
3 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.04%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
2 9 (39.13%) Zachman Framework
2 9 (39.13%) TOGAF
2 9 (39.13%) Data Protection
2 9 (39.13%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (34.78%) Security Architecture
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 6 (26.09%) Information Security Management
5 6 (26.09%) Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) MOF
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 3 (13.04%) QMS
8 2 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 8 (34.78%) CISA
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) MCSE
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
3 2 (8.70%) BS15000
3 2 (8.70%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) ISO 14001
4 1 (4.35%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
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