The table below looks at the statistics for Risk Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Risk Assessment over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Assessment
UK
Rank 402 404 405
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 201 235 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.55% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 149 79
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £775 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £405
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.32 £46.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.52 £76.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.44 £52.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +66.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Risk Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Risk Assessment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Risk Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Risk Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK.

Risk Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Risk Assessment
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Risk Assessment Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 184 £475 -1.80% 46
London +9 95 £475 -17.39% 17
South East +7 40 £500 +12.04% 8
Milton Keynes +10 16 £525 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £525 +16.66% 2
North West +24 15 £600 +66.66% 2
East of England +13 13 £425 -15.00% 2
Manchester +19 11 £600 +24.48%
Hampshire +13 11 £538 +19.77% 2
South West -2 10 £500 +11.11% 9
South Wales +24 9 £538 +19.44%
Wales +14 9 £538 +11.68% 2
Hertfordshire - 8 - - 1
Cardiff +26 7 £575 +27.77%
City of London -10 7 £438 -2.77% 3
Bristol +6 6 £500 +5.82% 2
Surrey +12 5 £375 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +2 5 £381 -19.31% 4
Scotland +20 4 £273 -48.09% 1
West Yorkshire +19 4 £425 -12.82% 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £425 -12.82% 2
Bedfordshire +6 3 £425 -32.00% 1
Berkshire +2 3 £464 +37.40% 2
Wiltshire -3 3 £775 +132.20% 1
Corsham -11 3 £775 +150.00%
Cheshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh +16 2 - -
Bromley +11 2 £400 -23.80%
Birmingham +1 2 £306 - 1
West Sussex -5 2 - -

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Risk Assessment.

1 125 (32.22%) Finance
2 118 (30.41%) Risk Management
3 117 (30.15%) Information Security
4 75 (19.33%) CISSP
5 70 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
6 64 (16.49%) Management Information System
7 63 (16.24%) Security Cleared
8 52 (13.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 52 (13.40%) Project Management
8 52 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (13.14%) Banking
10 46 (11.86%) Windows
11 45 (11.60%) Degree
11 45 (11.60%) SC Cleared
12 40 (10.31%) ITIL
13 37 (9.54%) CISM
13 37 (9.54%) CESG
14 34 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (8.25%) Unix
15 32 (8.25%) Security Architecture
16 31 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (7.73%) Telecoms
18 29 (7.47%) RMADS
19 27 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
19 27 (6.96%) Change Management
19 27 (6.96%) CESG Certified Professional
20 26 (6.70%) Microsoft
20 26 (6.70%) Systems Analysis
20 26 (6.70%) ISMS
20 26 (6.70%) DV Cleared

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.55%) TPMS
2 5 (1.29%) Confluence
3 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.93%) MS Office
2 15 (3.87%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.35%) MS Project
4 8 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) Simulink
5 4 (1.03%) Stateflow
5 4 (1.03%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.77%) HFM
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) Kondor
4 1 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.03%) PaaS
5 3 (0.77%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Office 365
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.93%) Firewall
2 21 (5.41%) Network Security
2 21 (5.41%) Wireless
3 16 (4.12%) IPsec
4 12 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (2.84%) Internet
5 11 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.32%) 2G
6 9 (2.32%) 3G
6 9 (2.32%) 4G
6 9 (2.32%) LAN
6 9 (2.32%) MVNO
6 9 (2.32%) WAN
7 7 (1.80%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (1.80%) LTE
7 7 (1.80%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (1.80%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.03%) SSL
9 3 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.77%) Big Data
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) GIS
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 14 (3.61%) JIRA
2 12 (3.09%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.55%) Selenium
5 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.03%) Protractor
5 4 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.52%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.26%) LSMW
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
General
1 125 (32.22%) Finance
2 51 (13.14%) Banking
3 30 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.19%) Legal
5 17 (4.38%) Retail
6 12 (3.09%) Military
7 11 (2.84%) Electronics
8 10 (2.58%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.06%) Law
9 8 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.80%) Marketing
11 5 (1.29%) Front Office
12 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.77%) Publishing
13 3 (0.77%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Games
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 77 (19.85%) Analyst
2 49 (12.63%) Consultant
3 47 (12.11%) Architect
4 31 (7.99%) Security Analyst
4 31 (7.99%) Security Architect
5 30 (7.73%) Security Consultant
6 27 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 26 (6.70%) Security Advisor
8 23 (5.93%) Security Manager
9 17 (4.38%) Security Officer
10 16 (4.12%) Information Manager
10 16 (4.12%) Information Security Manager
10 16 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.61%) Information Security Officer
12 13 (3.35%) Information Security Consultant
12 13 (3.35%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (2.84%) Risk Analyst
14 11 (2.84%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.58%) Middleware
2 6 (1.55%) HTML
3 5 (1.29%) CSS
4 3 (0.77%) JSON
4 3 (0.77%) PostGIS
4 3 (0.77%) RSS
4 3 (0.77%) XML
4 3 (0.77%) XSLT
5 2 (0.52%) .NET
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.26%) Java EE
6 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 52 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (9.54%) CESG
4 21 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.09%) Credit Risk
7 9 (2.32%) Cyber Defence
8 8 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.29%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.03%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.03%) Life Science
11 4 (1.03%) PMI
12 3 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.77%) NHS
12 3 (0.77%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.77%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.86%) Windows
2 32 (8.25%) Unix
3 23 (5.93%) Linux
4 13 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.32%) Solaris
6 4 (1.03%) AIX
7 3 (0.77%) CentOS
7 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.52%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) NetWare
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (30.41%) Risk Management
2 117 (30.15%) Information Security
3 70 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (13.40%) Project Management
5 40 (10.31%) ITIL
6 34 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (8.25%) Security Architecture
8 31 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (6.96%) Change Management
9 27 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (6.70%) ISMS
10 26 (6.70%) Systems Analysis
11 25 (6.44%) Cryptography
11 25 (6.44%) Incident Management
12 21 (5.41%) Security Management
12 21 (5.41%) Service Delivery
13 20 (5.15%) Analytics
13 20 (5.15%) Information Assurance
14 17 (4.38%) Data Protection
14 17 (4.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.67%) C
2 15 (3.87%) SQL
3 10 (2.58%) C++
4 9 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.06%) Java
6 6 (1.55%) C#
7 4 (1.03%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.03%) Python
8 3 (0.77%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (19.33%) CISSP
2 63 (16.24%) Security Cleared
3 45 (11.60%) Degree
3 45 (11.60%) SC Cleared
4 37 (9.54%) CISM
5 27 (6.96%) CESG Certified Professional
6 26 (6.70%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.90%) CISA
8 17 (4.38%) ISEB
8 17 (4.38%) ISSAP
9 10 (2.58%) CLAS
10 9 (2.32%) CRISC
11 8 (2.06%) IISP
12 5 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.29%) CEH
12 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.03%) CCNA
13 4 (1.03%) CREST Certified
13 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.77%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (13.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (7.47%) RMADS
3 25 (6.44%) PCI DSS
4 24 (6.19%) QA
5 11 (2.84%) GDPR
5 11 (2.84%) ISO26262
6 10 (2.58%) ISO27005
6 10 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (1.80%) COBIT
8 7 (1.80%) Def Stans
8 7 (1.80%) DO-178B
8 7 (1.80%) IEC 61508
8 7 (1.80%) MISRA
8 7 (1.80%) MISRA C
9 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
9 5 (1.29%) Solvency II
10 4 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (1.03%) ISO 9000
10 4 (1.03%) ISO27002
System Software
1 8 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) XenApp
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) NFS
4 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) QRadar
2 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.52%) Nessus
4 2 (0.52%) Nmap
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.35%) Citrix
3 12 (3.09%) Splunk
4 11 (2.84%) Cisco
5 10 (2.58%) CA
5 10 (2.58%) Oracle
5 10 (2.58%) SAP
6 7 (1.80%) Sourcefire
6 7 (1.80%) Trend Micro
6 7 (1.80%) VMware
7 6 (1.55%) Dell
7 6 (1.55%) F5
7 6 (1.55%) Palo Alto
7 6 (1.55%) Symantec
8 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.03%) Actimize
9 4 (1.03%) Qualys
10 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
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