The table below looks at the statistics for Risk Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Risk Assessment over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 390 356 387
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +31
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 245 244 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 136 125
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£469 £425 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £17.75 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+238.02% -51.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £17.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+238.02% -55.62%

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
42686 39199 42460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26643 24141 24595
Average daily rate £412 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1099 1524
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Risk Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 15 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 15 September 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 -12 215 £475 +11.76% 51
London -38 92 £475 +5.55% 22
South East -11 51 £375 -11.76% 9
City of London +30 29 £469 +1.35% 9
South West -5 29 £481 +14.58% 5
Scotland -3 24 £400 +128.57% 3
Berkshire +11 21 £420 +150.74% 2
West Midlands -9 17 £425 +15.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 16 £425 -2.85%
North West -6 15 £500 +51.97% 4
Somerset - 14 £500 -
Taunton - 11 £491 -
Milton Keynes +6 9 £425 -
Manchester +2 9 £513 +46.42% 1
Edinburgh -8 9 - -
Shropshire - 8 £450 - 1
East Midlands +7 6 £425 -18.66% 2
Telford - 6 £500 - 1
Devon - 6 £383 -
Surrey +3 5 £325 -29.34%
Reading +2 5 £430 +179.67% 1
Birmingham -3 5 £275 -31.25%
Hampshire -11 5 £288 +27.77% 2
Wiltshire -14 4 £520 +42.32% 1
Glasgow -18 4 £500 +185.71%
Slough - 4 £475 - 1
Swindon -5 3 £520 +23.69%
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
Northamptonshire 0 2 £300 -42.58%
Cheshire -8 2 - -

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 129 (27.27%) Finance
2 125 (26.43%) Information Security
3 92 (19.45%) Risk Management
4 75 (15.86%) CISSP
5 73 (15.43%) Project Management
6 68 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (13.74%) ITIL
8 63 (13.32%) Security Cleared
9 62 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 61 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 60 (12.68%) Firewall
12 55 (11.63%) SC Cleared
13 52 (10.99%) Management Information System
14 51 (10.78%) Banking
15 49 (10.36%) Cisco
16 47 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (9.73%) Windows
18 45 (9.51%) MS Excel
19 44 (9.30%) Change Management
20 42 (8.88%) MS Project
21 41 (8.67%) Microsoft
21 41 (8.67%) CISM
21 41 (8.67%) Degree
21 41 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
22 39 (8.25%) Penetration Testing
22 39 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
23 37 (7.82%) Security Architecture
24 36 (7.61%) Juniper
24 36 (7.61%) MS Office
24 36 (7.61%) Network Security

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (3.38%) MS Project Server
2 5 (1.06%) Apache
2 5 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.85%) Node.js
4 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.42%) Documentum
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Site Server
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 42 (8.88%) MS Project
3 39 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (7.61%) MS Office
5 25 (5.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) Stata
7 1 (0.21%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Summit
2 4 (0.85%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.42%) PaaS
2 2 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.68%) Firewall
2 36 (7.61%) Network Security
3 33 (6.98%) VPN
4 21 (4.44%) OSPF
5 20 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (3.81%) BGP
7 17 (3.59%) Internet
7 17 (3.59%) IPsec
8 16 (3.38%) MPLS
8 16 (3.38%) SSL
8 16 (3.38%) Cisco PIX
9 14 (2.96%) Wireless
10 13 (2.75%) WAN
10 13 (2.75%) VoIP
11 12 (2.54%) SNMP
11 12 (2.54%) FWSM
12 10 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 9 (1.90%) LAN
14 7 (1.48%) DNS
14 7 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.90%) Big Data
2 7 (1.48%) MS Access
3 5 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) KDB
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Rational Rose
1 2 (0.42%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.21%) Introscope
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (0.21%) JProfiler
2 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.21%) Toad
2 1 (0.21%) Ant
2 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 129 (27.27%) Finance
2 51 (10.78%) Banking
3 34 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.50%) Legal
5 20 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 19 (4.02%) Retail
7 13 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.90%) Advertising
10 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.27%) Front Office
12 5 (1.06%) Marketing
13 4 (0.85%) Back Office
13 4 (0.85%) Billing
13 4 (0.85%) Automotive
13 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Law
14 2 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (19.03%) Analyst
2 67 (14.16%) Consultant
3 54 (11.42%) Project Manager
4 43 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 40 (8.46%) Security Analyst
6 37 (7.82%) Architect
7 28 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 19 (4.02%) Security Engineer
8 19 (4.02%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (3.81%) Coordinator
10 17 (3.59%) Programme Manager
10 17 (3.59%) Risk Analyst
11 14 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
12 13 (2.75%) Risk Manager
12 13 (2.75%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (2.75%) Tester
12 13 (2.75%) Information Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.54%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.44%) JSP
2 14 (2.96%) XML
3 13 (2.75%) .NET
4 11 (2.33%) HTML
4 11 (2.33%) Web Services
5 7 (1.48%) CSS
6 6 (1.27%) Struts
7 5 (1.06%) Swing
7 5 (1.06%) Spring
8 4 (0.85%) WAP
8 4 (0.85%) WML
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.63%) Middleware
10 2 (0.42%) JDBC
10 2 (0.42%) SOAP
10 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.42%) JSON
10 2 (0.42%) Android SDK
11 1 (0.21%) Java RMI
11 1 (0.21%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.99%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.07%) RMADS
4 21 (4.44%) CESG
5 18 (3.81%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.90%) SCADA
7 9 (1.90%) Economics
8 7 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.48%) Firmware
8 7 (1.48%) Statistics
8 7 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.27%) FMCG
9 6 (1.27%) Clustering
9 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.06%) NHS
10 5 (1.06%) PMI
10 5 (1.06%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.73%) Windows
2 21 (4.44%) Linux
3 16 (3.38%) UNIX
4 8 (1.69%) Solaris
5 7 (1.48%) Android
5 7 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.27%) AIX
7 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.85%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.42%) VMS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (26.43%) Information Security
2 92 (19.45%) Risk Management
3 73 (15.43%) Project Management
4 68 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (13.74%) ITIL
6 61 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 47 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (9.30%) Change Management
9 39 (8.25%) Penetration Testing
10 37 (7.82%) Security Architecture
11 30 (6.34%) Project Planning
12 29 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (5.92%) Security Management
14 27 (5.71%) Migration
15 25 (5.29%) Service Delivery
16 20 (4.23%) Business Continuity
17 19 (4.02%) Programme Management
17 19 (4.02%) Data Protection
18 18 (3.81%) Waterfall
18 18 (3.81%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.44%) Java
2 20 (4.23%) C
3 9 (1.90%) SQL
3 9 (1.90%) C++
4 7 (1.48%) Perl
5 6 (1.27%) C#
5 6 (1.27%) Tcl
6 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.85%) VB
7 3 (0.63%) Python
7 3 (0.63%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.63%) Ruby
7 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (15.86%) CISSP
2 63 (13.32%) Security Cleared
3 55 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 41 (8.67%) Degree
4 41 (8.67%) CISM
5 28 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.07%) CISA
7 14 (2.96%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (2.96%) GIAC
8 13 (2.75%) CCIE
8 13 (2.75%) CCSP
8 13 (2.75%) CCNP
9 11 (2.33%) CCDP
10 9 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.90%) CRISC
11 8 (1.69%) CEH
12 7 (1.48%) ISEB
13 5 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.13%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.23%) QA
4 19 (4.02%) JSP 440
5 16 (3.38%) COBIT
6 14 (2.96%) SLA
7 10 (2.11%) ISO 9001
8 8 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (1.69%) GAMP
8 8 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.06%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.21%) BS15000
11 1 (0.21%) BS7799
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.27%) Terminal Server
2 6 (1.27%) Nmap
3 4 (0.85%) ProxySG
3 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.69%) Nessus
3 6 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.21%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (10.36%) Cisco
2 41 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.61%) Juniper
4 26 (5.50%) CheckPoint
5 23 (4.86%) SAP
6 21 (4.44%) F5
7 16 (3.38%) HP
7 16 (3.38%) Oracle
8 11 (2.33%) IBM
8 11 (2.33%) Nokia
8 11 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 10 (2.11%) Redback
9 10 (2.11%) Radware
10 5 (1.06%) Splunk
10 5 (1.06%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.06%) Qualys
11 4 (0.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (0.85%) IronPort
11 4 (0.85%) MobileIron
11 4 (0.85%) VMware
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Rate: Neg
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
NES Global Talent
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago