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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BS 7799
Rank 592 575 573
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing BS7799 14 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.008% 0.031%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.10% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
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£514 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 - £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 - £525
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
4465 3864 4570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.33% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2707 2272 2485
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 162 250
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 14 £514 - 2
North West - 8 £530 -
South East - 3 £225 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £225 -
London +15 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Worcester - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 14 (58.33%) CESG
2 14 (58.33%) CISSP
3 13 (54.17%) Zachman Framework
3 13 (54.17%) TOGAF
3 13 (54.17%) Protective Monitoring
4 12 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 12 (50.00%) CISA
5 11 (45.83%) Security Architecture
6 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
7 8 (33.33%) Security Management
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
9 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) VMware
11 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) WSUS
11 3 (12.50%) MCITP
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 3 (12.50%) ISEB
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (12.50%) SAN
11 3 (12.50%) Windows
11 3 (12.50%) MCSE
11 3 (12.50%) MS Excel

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Lync
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Lead Security Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Information Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) NHS Information Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Service Operations Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 14 (58.33%) CESG
3 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 13 (54.17%) Protective Monitoring
2 13 (54.17%) Zachman Framework
2 13 (54.17%) TOGAF
3 12 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 11 (45.83%) Security Architecture
5 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 8 (33.33%) Security Management
6 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) MOF
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) QMS
7 3 (12.50%) Time Management
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) Process Management
8 2 (8.33%) CMMI
8 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) CISSP
2 12 (50.00%) CISA
3 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) MCITP
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (8.33%) SLA
3 2 (8.33%) BS15000
3 2 (8.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (4.17%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco