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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 355 339 400
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +61
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 269 258 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.48% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.66% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 142 114
Average daily rate
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£450 £427 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £229 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.12%

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -20 240 £450 +3.86% 40
London -36 101 £475 +4.68% 17
South East -8 59 £375 -11.76% 3
City of London +27 31 £475 -9.52% 5
South West -6 31 £475 +13.09% 3
Berkshire +20 25 £370 +120.89%
Scotland -6 22 £500 +185.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £410 -6.28%
North West -3 19 £500 +42.85% 9
West Midlands +1 17 £450 +22.03%
Somerset +1 14 £500 -
Milton Keynes +3 13 £410 -3.52%
Taunton -3 11 £491 -
Manchester +5 10 £513 +46.42% 1
Edinburgh -1 9 - -
Shropshire +6 7 £475 -
Reading +6 6 £365 +117.91%
East Midlands +3 6 £425 -18.66% 1
Devon - 6 £383 -
Birmingham +2 5 £275 -31.25%
Hampshire -4 5 £288 +27.77%
Telford -4 5 £501 -
Wiltshire -8 5 £500 +36.98% 1
West Yorkshire +6 4 £463 -11.90% 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £463 +2.77% 2
Swindon -5 4 £500 +19.04% 1
Glasgow -10 4 £500 +185.71%
Bracknell - 4 £500 -
Slough +6 3 £345 -
Leeds +4 3 £463 -

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 144 (29.27%) Finance
2 126 (25.61%) Information Security
3 98 (19.92%) Risk Management
4 80 (16.26%) CISSP
5 78 (15.85%) Project Management
6 70 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (13.62%) ITIL
8 64 (13.01%) PRINCE2
9 61 (12.40%) Firewall
9 61 (12.40%) Security Cleared
10 60 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 55 (11.18%) Management Information System
12 54 (10.98%) Banking
13 53 (10.77%) SC Cleared
14 52 (10.57%) Cisco
15 50 (10.16%) MS Excel
16 49 (9.96%) Windows
17 47 (9.55%) Microsoft
18 45 (9.15%) MS Project
18 45 (9.15%) CISM
19 44 (8.94%) MS PowerPoint
20 42 (8.54%) Change Management
21 39 (7.93%) Telecoms
21 39 (7.93%) Degree
22 38 (7.72%) Network Security
22 38 (7.72%) Security Architecture
23 37 (7.52%) Penetration Testing
23 37 (7.52%) MS Office
24 36 (7.32%) Juniper
25 32 (6.50%) VPN

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (3.25%) MS Project Server
2 7 (1.42%) Apache
3 6 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.81%) Node.js
5 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Web AS
6 2 (0.41%) Documentum
6 2 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) Site Server
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.15%) MS Project
3 44 (8.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (7.52%) MS Office
5 27 (5.49%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) Stata
7 1 (0.20%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Summit
2 4 (0.81%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) PaaS
2 2 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (12.40%) Firewall
2 38 (7.72%) Network Security
3 32 (6.50%) VPN
4 23 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (4.27%) Internet
5 21 (4.27%) OSPF
6 18 (3.66%) BGP
7 17 (3.46%) IPsec
8 16 (3.25%) MPLS
8 16 (3.25%) SSL
8 16 (3.25%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (2.64%) Wireless
9 13 (2.64%) VoIP
10 12 (2.44%) WAN
10 12 (2.44%) SNMP
10 12 (2.44%) FWSM
11 10 (2.03%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (2.03%) LAN
12 6 (1.22%) DNS
12 6 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.83%) Big Data
2 8 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.42%) MS Access
4 4 (0.81%) DB2
4 4 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.41%) KDB
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Rational Rose
1 2 (0.41%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.20%) Introscope
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (0.20%) JProfiler
2 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.20%) Toad
2 1 (0.20%) Ant
2 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 144 (29.27%) Finance
2 54 (10.98%) Banking
3 39 (7.93%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.30%) Legal
5 20 (4.07%) Investment Banking
6 18 (3.66%) Retail
7 12 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.03%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.63%) Advertising
11 6 (1.22%) Front Office
12 5 (1.02%) Marketing
13 4 (0.81%) Back Office
13 4 (0.81%) Billing
13 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.61%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.61%) Automotive
15 2 (0.41%) Law
15 2 (0.41%) Publishing
15 2 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (19.31%) Analyst
2 62 (12.60%) Consultant
3 59 (11.99%) Project Manager
4 41 (8.33%) Architect
5 40 (8.13%) Security Consultant
6 39 (7.93%) Security Analyst
7 29 (5.89%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.86%) Coordinator
8 19 (3.86%) Security Engineer
8 19 (3.86%) Risk Analyst
9 17 (3.46%) Information Security Consultant
9 17 (3.46%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
11 15 (3.05%) Security Architect
12 13 (2.64%) Risk Manager
12 13 (2.64%) Tester
13 12 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.44%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.44%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.27%) JSP
2 15 (3.05%) XML
3 14 (2.85%) .NET
4 12 (2.44%) Web Services
5 11 (2.24%) HTML
6 7 (1.42%) CSS
7 6 (1.22%) Struts
8 5 (1.02%) Swing
8 5 (1.02%) Spring
9 4 (0.81%) WAP
9 4 (0.81%) WML
10 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.61%) Middleware
11 2 (0.41%) JDBC
11 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.20%) JSON
12 1 (0.20%) Android SDK
12 1 (0.20%) SOAP
12 1 (0.20%) Java RMI
12 1 (0.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.18%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.49%) RMADS
3 21 (4.27%) CESG
4 18 (3.66%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (2.03%) Economics
5 10 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (1.63%) Statistics
6 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.42%) SCADA
7 7 (1.42%) FMCG
8 6 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.22%) Clustering
8 6 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.02%) NHS
9 5 (1.02%) Firmware
9 5 (1.02%) PMI
9 5 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.96%) Windows
2 21 (4.27%) Linux
3 19 (3.86%) UNIX
4 8 (1.63%) Solaris
4 8 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.22%) Android
5 6 (1.22%) AIX
6 5 (1.02%) VMS
6 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.81%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (25.61%) Information Security
2 98 (19.92%) Risk Management
3 78 (15.85%) Project Management
4 70 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (13.62%) ITIL
6 64 (13.01%) PRINCE2
7 42 (8.54%) Change Management
8 38 (7.72%) Security Architecture
9 37 (7.52%) Penetration Testing
10 31 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 31 (6.30%) Project Planning
11 29 (5.89%) Security Management
12 28 (5.69%) Service Delivery
13 26 (5.28%) Migration
14 23 (4.67%) Programme Management
15 21 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (4.07%) Business Continuity
16 20 (4.07%) Service Management
17 19 (3.86%) Information Security Management
17 19 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.27%) C
2 20 (4.07%) Java
3 10 (2.03%) SQL
3 10 (2.03%) C++
4 7 (1.42%) Perl
5 6 (1.22%) C#
5 6 (1.22%) Tcl
6 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.81%) VB
6 4 (0.81%) Python
7 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.61%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) F#
Qualifications
1 80 (16.26%) CISSP
2 61 (12.40%) Security Cleared
3 53 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 45 (9.15%) CISM
5 39 (7.93%) Degree
6 28 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.67%) CISA
8 14 (2.85%) Check Point Certification
9 13 (2.64%) CCIE
9 13 (2.64%) CCSP
9 13 (2.64%) CCNP
9 13 (2.64%) GIAC
10 11 (2.24%) CCDP
11 10 (2.03%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.83%) CRISC
12 9 (1.83%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.42%) ISEB
15 6 (1.22%) CEH
16 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.47%) QA
4 20 (4.07%) SLA
5 19 (3.86%) JSP 440
6 15 (3.05%) COBIT
7 10 (2.03%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (1.22%) GAMP
8 6 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.02%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.20%) BS15000
11 1 (0.20%) BS7799
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.20%) Basel III
11 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.20%) P3O
11 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 9 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.22%) Terminal Server
2 6 (1.22%) Nmap
3 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
3 4 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.42%) Nessus
3 6 (1.22%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 52 (10.57%) Cisco
2 47 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.32%) Juniper
4 27 (5.49%) SAP
5 26 (5.28%) CheckPoint
6 21 (4.27%) F5
7 17 (3.46%) Oracle
8 15 (3.05%) IBM
8 15 (3.05%) HP
9 11 (2.24%) Nokia
9 11 (2.24%) Blue Coat
10 10 (2.03%) Redback
10 10 (2.03%) Radware
11 6 (1.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 5 (1.02%) Qualys
12 5 (1.02%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.02%) Splunk
13 4 (0.81%) MobileIron
13 4 (0.81%) IronPort
13 4 (0.81%) VMware
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