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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 7799
Rank 596 559 532
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -27
Contract jobs citing BS7799 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.070% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
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£425 £510 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +240.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £510 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £22.32
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
4269 4089 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.88% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2520 2429 1949
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 135 171 164
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 £11.50 £10.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 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 27 March 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 -17 3 £425 -16.66%
East of England - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
London - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Security
3 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
4 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (55.56%) Information Management
4 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (55.56%) HND
4 5 (55.56%) BCP
5 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (33.33%) CISSP
6 3 (33.33%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) Data Security
7 2 (22.22%) Network Security
8 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Retail
8 1 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) COBIT
8 1 (11.11%) Informatics
8 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (11.11%) Security Management
8 1 (11.11%) Finance

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (66.67%) Security Officer
2 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
2 5 (55.56%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (33.33%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) Informatics
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Security
2 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 6 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (55.56%) BCP
3 5 (55.56%) Information Management
3 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Data Security
5 1 (11.11%) Security Management
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) E-business
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) E-Discovery
5 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) HND
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) CISA
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) COBIT
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP