The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
BS 7799
Rank 618 611 578
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -33
Contract jobs citing BS7799 8 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.002% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.021% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £320 - £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 - £510
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
5065 4857 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2979 2596
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 174 170
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £11.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
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 9 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 4 £320 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
London +8 2 - - 1
South East - 2 £320 -
Croydon - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £320 -
West Sussex - 2 £320 -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Change Management
4 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (35.71%) OpenView
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) CA
4 5 (35.71%) Peregrine
4 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (35.71%) Network Management
5 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Change Control
5 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
5 4 (28.57%) PKI
5 4 (28.57%) HMG Infosec
5 4 (28.57%) e-Health
5 4 (28.57%) Internet
5 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (28.57%) OPNET
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 4 (28.57%) CLAS
6 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) Finance

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) ISDN
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) PBX
3 2 (14.29%) PSTN
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Network Support
1 5 (35.71%) Network Support Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) CLAS Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Access Control Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 4 (28.57%) e-Health
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Change Management
4 5 (35.71%) Network Management
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 4 (28.57%) Change Control
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Fault Management
6 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) ISMS
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) QMS
6 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CLAS
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) HMG Infosec
2 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OpenView
2 4 (28.57%) OPNET
3 1 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) CA
1 5 (35.71%) HP
1 5 (35.71%) Peregrine
2 2 (14.29%) Avaya
2 2 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) Aruba
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco