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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 509 567 551
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -16
Contract jobs citing RMADS 87 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.028% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.092% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 9 26
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£500 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £550 £444
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 - £16.00

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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

RMADS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RMADS
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 RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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 +46 78 £500 -9.09% 7
London +37 32 £525 +10.99% 4
South West - 32 £495 - 1
Somerset - 24 £495 -
City of London +27 8 £503 -4.00% 3
South East - 6 £500 - 2
North West 0 4 £520 -
Birmingham -3 3 £600 +9.09%
West Midlands -17 3 £600 +9.09%
Wiltshire - 2 £411 -
Berkshire - 2 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £418 -
Reading - 1 £475 -
Reigate - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bath - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 93 (60.78%) Risk Management
2 90 (58.82%) CESG
3 88 (57.52%) Security Cleared
4 76 (49.67%) CESG CLAS
5 74 (48.37%) Information Security
6 66 (43.14%) SC Cleared
7 63 (41.18%) Information Assurance
8 51 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 45 (29.41%) Security Architecture
10 41 (26.80%) JSP 440
11 40 (26.14%) Management Information System
12 35 (22.88%) CISSP
13 25 (16.34%) ITIL
14 22 (14.38%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (13.73%) JSP
16 19 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
17 17 (11.11%) DV Cleared
18 16 (10.46%) SOA
19 15 (9.80%) Data Security
20 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management
20 14 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
21 13 (8.50%) IaaS
21 13 (8.50%) Firewall
21 13 (8.50%) Cisco
21 13 (8.50%) Technical Architecture
22 12 (7.84%) CEH
22 12 (7.84%) Manufacturing
22 12 (7.84%) ISO 9000
22 12 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
23 11 (7.19%) Active Directory

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) IaaS
2 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.31%) SaaS
3 2 (1.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.50%) Firewall
2 9 (5.88%) DNS
2 9 (5.88%) DHCP
2 9 (5.88%) LDAP
2 9 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (4.58%) Internet
4 4 (2.61%) WAN
4 4 (2.61%) LAN
4 4 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.31%) Network Security
5 2 (1.31%) SAN
5 2 (1.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.96%) Big Data
3 2 (1.31%) IDOL
General
1 12 (7.84%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Law
3 2 (1.31%) Local Government
4 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (35.95%) Consultant
2 36 (23.53%) CLAS Consultant
3 22 (14.38%) Security Consultant
3 22 (14.38%) Security Advisor
4 17 (11.11%) Architect
5 16 (10.46%) Coordinator
6 12 (7.84%) Security Architect
7 8 (5.23%) Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) CLAS Security Consultant
9 6 (3.92%) Designer
9 6 (3.92%) Security Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (3.27%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.27%) Security Officer
10 5 (3.27%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Information Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Information Security Consultant
10 5 (3.27%) Information Architect
10 5 (3.27%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 5 (3.27%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.73%) JSP
2 9 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (58.82%) CESG
2 76 (49.67%) CESG CLAS
3 40 (26.14%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.92%) Statistics
7 3 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.31%) Open Source
8 2 (1.31%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.65%) Derivative
9 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) Wiki
9 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.61%) Windows
2 3 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (60.78%) Risk Management
2 74 (48.37%) Information Security
3 63 (41.18%) Information Assurance
4 45 (29.41%) Security Architecture
5 25 (16.34%) ITIL
6 22 (14.38%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (10.46%) SOA
9 15 (9.80%) Data Security
10 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (8.50%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (7.19%) Incident Management
12 11 (7.19%) ITIL V3
12 11 (7.19%) ISMS
13 10 (6.54%) OWASP
13 10 (6.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (6.54%) TOGAF
14 9 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.61%) C
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (57.52%) Security Cleared
2 66 (43.14%) SC Cleared
3 35 (22.88%) CISSP
4 17 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 12 (7.84%) CEH
6 9 (5.88%) Degree
7 7 (4.58%) CISM
8 6 (3.92%) CISA
9 2 (1.31%) SSCP
9 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.31%) CCSP
9 2 (1.31%) GIAC
10 1 (0.65%) MBA
10 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (26.80%) JSP 440
3 12 (7.84%) ISO 9000
4 8 (5.23%) SLA
5 3 (1.96%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.96%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.65%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 13 (8.50%) Cisco
2 11 (7.19%) Juniper
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) HP
5 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.31%) BT
5 2 (1.31%) Capita
6 1 (0.65%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Siebel
6 1 (0.65%) CA
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