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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BS 7799
Rank 586 564 556
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs citing BS7799 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £270 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £270 £160
% change year-on-year
- +68.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -

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
4123 3763 3576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.60% 7.35% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2574 2249 2067
Average daily rate £400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 139 231
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £21.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 7 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 24 December 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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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 -26 6 - - 1
London +14 2 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
Crawley - - - -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (66.67%) Information Security
2 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (38.89%) CISSP
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
6 6 (33.33%) CISA
6 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (27.78%) Computer Security
7 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
7 5 (27.78%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
7 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
7 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (27.78%) CESG
7 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (27.78%) TOGAF
8 4 (22.22%) BCP
8 4 (22.22%) HND
8 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 4 (22.22%) Information Management
8 4 (22.22%) Security Management
8 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) MCITP
9 3 (16.67%) WSUS

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Lync
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Security Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Information Security Officer
1 5 (27.78%) Security Officer
2 3 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Information Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Author
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
4 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (27.78%) CESG
3 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (27.78%) TOGAF
4 5 (27.78%) Computer Security
4 5 (27.78%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (22.22%) Information Management
5 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Security Management
5 4 (22.22%) BCP
6 3 (16.67%) MOF
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) QMS
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) CISA
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) HND
6 3 (16.67%) MCSE
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (16.67%) MCITP
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 2 (11.11%) BS15000
3 2 (11.11%) ISO 14001
4 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.56%) COBIT
4 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) WSUS
1 3 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco