The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RMADS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 548 550 501
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -49
Contract jobs citing RMADS 28 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.051% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +23.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £803 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £550 £423
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +30.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15660 15644 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.60% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9676 9532 8203
Average daily rate £425 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 622 776
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

RMADS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RMADS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

RMADS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RMADS
Daily Rate Trend

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

RMADS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RMADS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

RMADS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RMADS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RMADS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RMADS
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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 -28 25 £463 -15.13% 5
London +9 12 £575 +6.48% 1
South East -14 8 £431 -17.85%
South West -18 3 £563 +7.14% 2
Reading - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Scotland -2 1 £650 -
Bristol -7 1 £500 -3.84% 1
Gloucester - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Plymouth - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Avon - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMADS 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 RMADS.

1 45 (66.18%) Security Cleared
2 38 (55.88%) Information Assurance
3 33 (48.53%) SC Cleared
4 30 (44.12%) CESG
5 28 (41.18%) CESG CLAS
6 26 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (36.76%) Information Security
8 21 (30.88%) Risk Management
9 20 (29.41%) Security Architecture
10 19 (27.94%) CISSP
11 12 (17.65%) CISM
12 10 (14.71%) DV Cleared
13 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
13 9 (13.24%) Firewall
14 8 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (11.76%) Degree
14 8 (11.76%) JSP 440
15 7 (10.29%) ISMS
15 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
15 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (10.29%) CISA
15 7 (10.29%) Active Directory
16 6 (8.82%) JSP
16 6 (8.82%) Legal
16 6 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
17 5 (7.35%) Protective Monitoring
17 5 (7.35%) IIS
18 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
18 4 (5.88%) Migration
18 4 (5.88%) SABSA

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMADS 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 RMADS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Summit
1 1 (1.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.47%) Big Data
General
1 6 (8.82%) Legal
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Local Government
4 2 (2.94%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Finance
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Consultant
2 13 (19.12%) Security Consultant
3 11 (16.18%) CLAS Consultant
3 11 (16.18%) Security Advisor
4 10 (14.71%) Architect
4 10 (14.71%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.76%) Information Manager
5 8 (11.76%) Coordinator
6 6 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 5 (7.35%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Compliance Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Information Assurance Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Lead Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Lead Security Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) JSP
2 1 (1.47%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (44.12%) CESG
2 28 (41.18%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.41%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Information Assurance
2 25 (36.76%) Information Security
3 21 (30.88%) Risk Management
4 20 (29.41%) Security Architecture
5 8 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.29%) ISMS
6 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.35%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (5.88%) SABSA
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (4.41%) ITIL
9 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (2.94%) SOA
10 2 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (66.18%) Security Cleared
2 33 (48.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (27.94%) CISSP
4 12 (17.65%) CISM
5 10 (14.71%) DV Cleared
6 8 (11.76%) Degree
7 7 (10.29%) CISA
8 4 (5.88%) CISMP
9 2 (2.94%) Postgraduate
9 2 (2.94%) CEH
10 1 (1.47%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (11.76%) JSP 440
3 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.94%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.47%) SLA
5 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.47%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Cisco
1 1 (1.47%) Juniper
1 1 (1.47%) Capita
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