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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 426 365 397
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +32
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 190 225 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.58% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 128 123
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£475 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £168 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £423
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.80 £18.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £31.75 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +1.25%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -64 162 £475 +11.76% 41
London -32 86 £500 +11.11% 16
City of London +16 33 £475 -2.56% 6
South East -29 32 £400 +138.80% 8
Scotland +2 23 £500 +92.30% 1
South West -27 11 £539 +20.44% 4
North West -17 10 £500 +56.73% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £425 -2.85% 1
Surrey -4 9 £325 -26.88%
Berkshire -8 9 £475 +183.58% 2
West Midlands -16 9 £380 -9.52% 2
Glasgow 0 8 £518 -
Edinburgh -5 8 £300 +150.00% 1
Wiltshire -8 6 £545 +29.64% 2
East Midlands +6 5 £425 -18.66%
Swindon -4 5 £545 +29.64%
East of England -17 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Manchester - 5 £513 - 2
Milton Keynes -4 4 £438 - 1
Reading -13 4 £495 +195.52%
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 - 1
Slough - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire -5 2 - -
West Yorkshire -10 2 - - 2
Cheshire -10 2 - - 5
Nottinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Nottingham - 2 £413 -
Bedford - 2 £325 -
Chester +10 1 - -

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 135 (29.28%) Finance
2 120 (26.03%) Information Security
3 107 (23.21%) Risk Management
4 78 (16.92%) Project Management
5 70 (15.18%) CISSP
6 64 (13.88%) ITIL
6 64 (13.88%) Management Information System
7 63 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (13.67%) PRINCE2
8 58 (12.58%) Security Cleared
9 55 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 53 (11.50%) Banking
11 50 (10.85%) Firewall
12 49 (10.63%) SC Cleared
13 47 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (9.98%) Change Management
14 46 (9.98%) Cisco
15 44 (9.54%) Degree
15 44 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (9.11%) MS Project
17 41 (8.89%) Windows
18 40 (8.68%) MS Excel
19 39 (8.46%) CISM
19 39 (8.46%) Security Architecture
20 38 (8.24%) Network Security
21 36 (7.81%) Microsoft
22 34 (7.38%) MS Office
22 34 (7.38%) Telecoms
22 34 (7.38%) Penetration Testing
22 34 (7.38%) MS PowerPoint

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (3.04%) MS Project Server
2 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.87%) Node.js
4 3 (0.65%) Documentum
4 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Site Server
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (9.11%) MS Project
2 40 (8.68%) MS Excel
3 34 (7.38%) MS Office
3 34 (7.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (5.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Stata
6 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Summit
2 4 (0.87%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
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 50 (10.85%) Firewall
2 38 (8.24%) Network Security
3 32 (6.94%) VPN
4 20 (4.34%) OSPF
5 18 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (3.69%) Internet
7 16 (3.47%) SSL
7 16 (3.47%) BGP
8 15 (3.25%) IPsec
9 14 (3.04%) Cisco PIX
10 13 (2.82%) Wireless
11 12 (2.60%) MPLS
11 12 (2.60%) WAN
12 11 (2.39%) VoIP
13 10 (2.17%) SNMP
13 10 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (2.17%) FWSM
14 7 (1.52%) LAN
14 7 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.60%) MS Access
2 7 (1.52%) Big Data
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.43%) KDB
5 2 (0.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Rational Rose
2 3 (0.65%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.43%) yacc
3 2 (0.43%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.22%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) Introscope
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Toad
4 1 (0.22%) Ant
4 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
General
1 135 (29.28%) Finance
2 53 (11.50%) Banking
3 34 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.99%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.56%) Legal
6 18 (3.90%) Retail
7 15 (3.25%) Front Office
8 14 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.95%) Advertising
11 8 (1.74%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.08%) Back Office
12 5 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 5 (1.08%) Marketing
13 4 (0.87%) Automotive
14 3 (0.65%) Law
15 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.43%) Publishing
16 1 (0.22%) Military
16 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (18.44%) Analyst
2 70 (15.18%) Consultant
3 50 (10.85%) Project Manager
4 48 (10.41%) Security Consultant
5 34 (7.38%) Security Analyst
6 30 (6.51%) Business Analyst
7 27 (5.86%) Architect
8 23 (4.99%) Information Security Consultant
9 19 (4.12%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.25%) Coordinator
10 15 (3.25%) Security Engineer
10 15 (3.25%) Risk Manager
11 14 (3.04%) Risk Analyst
12 13 (2.82%) Risk Consultant
13 11 (2.39%) Security Manager
13 11 (2.39%) Developer
14 10 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
14 10 (2.17%) Planning Manager
15 9 (1.95%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.12%) .NET
1 19 (4.12%) JSP
2 14 (3.04%) XML
3 12 (2.60%) HTML
4 11 (2.39%) Web Services
5 7 (1.52%) CSS
6 6 (1.30%) Struts
7 5 (1.08%) Swing
7 5 (1.08%) Spring
8 4 (0.87%) WPF
8 4 (0.87%) WAP
8 4 (0.87%) WML
9 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.43%) JDBC
9 2 (0.43%) SOAP
9 2 (0.43%) Middleware
9 2 (0.43%) HTML5
9 2 (0.43%) Android SDK
9 2 (0.43%) JSON
10 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.88%) Management Information System
2 47 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.34%) RMADS
4 17 (3.69%) CESG
5 14 (3.04%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.74%) SCADA
7 8 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.52%) Statistics
8 7 (1.52%) Clustering
9 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.08%) Physics
10 5 (1.08%) FMCG
10 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.08%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.08%) PMI
10 5 (1.08%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.89%) Windows
2 22 (4.77%) Linux
3 18 (3.90%) UNIX
4 11 (2.39%) Solaris
5 7 (1.52%) Android
6 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.65%) AIX
9 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (26.03%) Information Security
2 107 (23.21%) Risk Management
3 78 (16.92%) Project Management
4 64 (13.88%) ITIL
5 63 (13.67%) PRINCE2
5 63 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (9.98%) Change Management
7 44 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (8.46%) Security Architecture
9 34 (7.38%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (5.86%) Project Planning
11 26 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (5.42%) Security Management
13 24 (5.21%) Migration
14 23 (4.99%) Business Continuity
14 23 (4.99%) Risk Analysis
15 22 (4.77%) Data Protection
16 21 (4.56%) Service Delivery
17 20 (4.34%) Programme Management
17 20 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.56%) Java
2 18 (3.90%) C
3 15 (3.25%) C++
4 13 (2.82%) C#
5 10 (2.17%) SQL
6 8 (1.74%) Perl
7 7 (1.52%) Tcl
8 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.65%) VB
9 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.65%) Ruby
9 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.43%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 70 (15.18%) CISSP
2 58 (12.58%) Security Cleared
3 49 (10.63%) SC Cleared
4 44 (9.54%) Degree
5 39 (8.46%) CISM
6 26 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.69%) CISA
8 14 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
9 12 (2.60%) GIAC
9 12 (2.60%) CRISC
10 11 (2.39%) CCNP
11 10 (2.17%) ISEB
11 10 (2.17%) CCIE
11 10 (2.17%) CCSP
11 10 (2.17%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.74%) CCDP
12 8 (1.74%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.08%) PMP
13 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.29%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.34%) COBIT
4 18 (3.90%) QA
5 15 (3.25%) JSP 440
6 9 (1.95%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (1.74%) GAMP
8 5 (1.08%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.87%) SLA
10 3 (0.65%) BS7799
11 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.22%) P3O
12 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.22%) BS15000
System Software
1 12 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.52%) Firmware
3 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.65%) Nmap
3 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.08%) Nessus
3 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.22%) nmon
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (9.98%) Cisco
2 36 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.16%) Juniper
4 27 (5.86%) CheckPoint
5 20 (4.34%) Oracle
6 19 (4.12%) SAP
7 16 (3.47%) F5
8 12 (2.60%) Nokia
8 12 (2.60%) HP
9 11 (2.39%) IBM
9 11 (2.39%) Radware
9 11 (2.39%) Redback
10 10 (2.17%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.08%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.08%) Qualys
11 5 (1.08%) Splunk
12 4 (0.87%) MobileIron
12 4 (0.87%) Cyber-Ark
13 3 (0.65%) AlgoSec
13 3 (0.65%) Tufin
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £999.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worcestershire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £700 - 725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £600 - 725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
OCS Resourcing
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Via Resource
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: 550+ per day
Posted: 25 days ago