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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 7799
Rank 597 578 542
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -36
Contract jobs citing BS7799 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.095% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£369 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -10.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
4307 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 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 22 May 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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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 -23 7 £369 +11.74% 1
London - 4 £338 - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £338 -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) Information Security
4 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
5 4 (40.00%) BCP
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
5 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (30.00%) CISSP
7 2 (20.00%) CICS
7 2 (20.00%) NHS
7 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (20.00%) Local Government
7 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (20.00%) RACF
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
8 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (10.00%) Line Management
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
8 1 (10.00%) Data Protection

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) JRun
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Information Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Security Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ISPF
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ISAPI
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Informatics
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (40.00%) BCP
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) SIEM
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JCL
1 1 (10.00%) REXX
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISACA
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) CA
1 1 (10.00%) NetApp