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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 405 375 385
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 221 231 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 128 136
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£475 £429 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -11.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.25 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.30% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.25 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £25.75 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £20.25 £28.67
% change year-on-year
+75.30% -29.35%

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 -36 191 £469 +9.13% 46
London -25 86 £475 +5.55% 18
South East -11 36 £413 -5.71% 7
City of London +32 31 £475 - 7
South West -7 26 £475 +13.09% 3
Scotland +3 23 £509 +85.00% 3
West Midlands -9 17 £400 +3.22% 3
North West -13 15 £500 +56.49% 5
Berkshire +12 11 £475 +183.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £425 -5.29%
Somerset - 10 £488 -
Edinburgh -4 9 - -
Manchester -6 9 £513 +46.42% 1
Taunton - 9 £481 -
Glasgow -7 7 £518 +88.18% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £425 -18.66%
Surrey +2 6 £325 -26.88%
Devon - 6 £383 -
Shropshire - 6 £475 -
Birmingham -2 5 £275 -31.25% 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £539 +47.67% 2
Telford - 5 £500 -
Reading +10 4 £430 +156.71% 1
Milton Keynes 0 4 £413 -5.71%
Swindon -5 4 £539 +28.33% 1
Hampshire -8 3 £395 +75.55% 1
Northamptonshire 0 2 - -
Cheshire -9 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 128 (27.77%) Finance
2 125 (27.11%) Information Security
3 94 (20.39%) Risk Management
4 76 (16.49%) Project Management
5 75 (16.27%) CISSP
6 63 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 61 (13.23%) ITIL
9 60 (13.02%) PRINCE2
10 57 (12.36%) Security Cleared
11 56 (12.15%) Firewall
12 55 (11.93%) Management Information System
13 50 (10.85%) SC Cleared
13 50 (10.85%) Banking
14 47 (10.20%) Cisco
15 46 (9.98%) Change Management
15 46 (9.98%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (9.11%) MS Project
16 42 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
17 41 (8.89%) Windows
17 41 (8.89%) MS Excel
17 41 (8.89%) CISM
18 40 (8.68%) Degree
19 38 (8.24%) Penetration Testing
20 36 (7.81%) Microsoft
21 35 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
22 34 (7.38%) Network Security
22 34 (7.38%) Juniper
22 34 (7.38%) MS Office
23 33 (7.16%) VPN

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.47%) MS Project Server
2 5 (1.08%) Apache
2 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.87%) Node.js
4 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.65%) Documentum
5 2 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Site Server
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (9.11%) MS Project
2 41 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 35 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (7.38%) MS Office
5 25 (5.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.22%) Stata
7 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Summit
2 4 (0.87%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
2 2 (0.43%) PaaS
2 2 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.15%) Firewall
2 34 (7.38%) Network Security
3 33 (7.16%) VPN
4 21 (4.56%) OSPF
5 20 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (3.90%) BGP
7 17 (3.69%) IPsec
8 16 (3.47%) Internet
8 16 (3.47%) SSL
8 16 (3.47%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (3.25%) MPLS
10 14 (3.04%) Wireless
11 13 (2.82%) VoIP
12 12 (2.60%) FWSM
12 12 (2.60%) WAN
12 12 (2.60%) SNMP
13 10 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.52%) DNS
14 7 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.95%) Big Data
2 8 (1.74%) MS Access
3 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.43%) KDB
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Rational Rose
2 3 (0.65%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Introscope
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) Toad
4 1 (0.22%) Ant
4 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.22%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 128 (27.77%) Finance
2 50 (10.85%) Banking
3 33 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.77%) Legal
5 21 (4.56%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.69%) Retail
7 14 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.74%) Advertising
10 6 (1.30%) Front Office
11 5 (1.08%) Marketing
12 4 (0.87%) Back Office
12 4 (0.87%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Billing
13 3 (0.65%) Automotive
14 2 (0.43%) Law
14 2 (0.43%) Publishing
14 2 (0.43%) Games
14 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (20.17%) Analyst
2 69 (14.97%) Consultant
3 51 (11.06%) Project Manager
4 45 (9.76%) Security Consultant
5 40 (8.68%) Security Analyst
6 33 (7.16%) Architect
7 31 (6.72%) Business Analyst
8 22 (4.77%) Information Security Consultant
9 19 (4.12%) Risk Analyst
10 18 (3.90%) Coordinator
10 18 (3.90%) Security Engineer
11 17 (3.69%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.82%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (2.82%) Risk Manager
12 13 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
12 13 (2.82%) Information Analyst
12 13 (2.82%) Risk Consultant
13 12 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.60%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.56%) JSP
2 14 (3.04%) XML
3 13 (2.82%) .NET
4 11 (2.39%) HTML
4 11 (2.39%) Web Services
5 7 (1.52%) CSS
6 6 (1.30%) Struts
7 5 (1.08%) Spring
7 5 (1.08%) Swing
8 4 (0.87%) WML
8 4 (0.87%) WAP
9 3 (0.65%) Middleware
9 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.43%) Android SDK
10 2 (0.43%) JDBC
10 2 (0.43%) SOAP
10 2 (0.43%) JSON
10 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.22%) ODBC
11 1 (0.22%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.93%) Management Information System
2 42 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.99%) RMADS
4 20 (4.34%) CESG
5 17 (3.69%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.95%) Economics
7 9 (1.95%) SCADA
8 7 (1.52%) Statistics
9 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.30%) Clustering
9 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.30%) FMCG
10 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.08%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.08%) PMI
11 4 (0.87%) NHS
11 4 (0.87%) Human Factors
11 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.89%) Windows
2 19 (4.12%) Linux
3 15 (3.25%) UNIX
4 8 (1.74%) Solaris
5 7 (1.52%) Android
6 6 (1.30%) AIX
6 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.43%) VMS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (27.11%) Information Security
2 94 (20.39%) Risk Management
3 76 (16.49%) Project Management
4 63 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (13.23%) ITIL
6 60 (13.02%) PRINCE2
7 46 (9.98%) Change Management
7 46 (9.98%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (8.24%) Penetration Testing
9 33 (7.16%) Security Architecture
10 30 (6.51%) Project Planning
11 28 (6.07%) Security Management
12 25 (5.42%) Migration
12 25 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (4.99%) Service Delivery
14 22 (4.77%) Business Continuity
15 21 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (4.12%) Programme Management
17 18 (3.90%) Waterfall
17 18 (3.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.77%) Java
2 21 (4.56%) C
3 8 (1.74%) C++
4 7 (1.52%) Perl
4 7 (1.52%) SQL
5 6 (1.30%) C#
5 6 (1.30%) Tcl
6 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.87%) VB
6 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.65%) Ruby
7 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.65%) Python
7 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (16.27%) CISSP
2 57 (12.36%) Security Cleared
3 50 (10.85%) SC Cleared
4 41 (8.89%) CISM
5 40 (8.68%) Degree
6 28 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.42%) CISA
8 14 (3.04%) Check Point Certification
9 13 (2.82%) CCIE
9 13 (2.82%) CCSP
9 13 (2.82%) CCNP
10 12 (2.60%) CRISC
10 12 (2.60%) GIAC
11 11 (2.39%) CCDP
12 9 (1.95%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.74%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.74%) CEH
14 7 (1.52%) ISEB
15 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (6.07%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.77%) QA
4 19 (4.12%) JSP 440
5 18 (3.90%) COBIT
6 10 (2.17%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (1.74%) GAMP
7 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.08%) ISO 14001
8 5 (1.08%) SLA
9 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.22%) BS7799
10 1 (0.22%) BS15000
10 1 (0.22%) P3O
10 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.52%) Firmware
3 6 (1.30%) Terminal Server
3 6 (1.30%) Nmap
4 4 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.74%) Nessus
3 6 (1.30%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (0.87%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 47 (10.20%) Cisco
2 36 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.38%) Juniper
4 24 (5.21%) CheckPoint
5 23 (4.99%) SAP
6 19 (4.12%) F5
7 16 (3.47%) Oracle
8 15 (3.25%) HP
9 11 (2.39%) IBM
9 11 (2.39%) Nokia
10 10 (2.17%) Radware
10 10 (2.17%) Redback
11 9 (1.95%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.08%) Qualys
12 5 (1.08%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.08%) Splunk
13 4 (0.87%) MobileIron
13 4 (0.87%) Ericsson
13 4 (0.87%) VMware
14 3 (0.65%) Huawei
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Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
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Worcestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Argyll Scott
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Norfolk
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £500 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago