The table below looks at the statistics for RMADS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 613 608 536
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -72
Contract jobs citing RMADS 38 38 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.067% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.75% 0.70% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 62
Median daily rate £500 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £448 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £855 £776
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 £523
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £72.50 £56.08 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.29% +30.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £51.17 £31.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.70 £60.98 £52.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 £56.08 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+29.29% +30.40%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5087 5416 5163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.42% 9.49% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3235 3520 3148
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 196 211
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.67 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% +7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.35 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

RMADS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RMADS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance 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 28 July 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 24 £500 -35.48% 4
South East +22 18 £513 -2.61% 2
Wales +17 13 £500 -14.89%
South Wales +20 12 £500 -13.04%
Newport +5 12 £500 -13.04%
Buckinghamshire - 10 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £513 -
South West +3 4 £543 +21.22%
East of England +24 2 £306 - 1
Bristol 0 2 £520 +16.20%
Wiltshire - 2 £543 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £306 - 1
London +2 1 £545 -7.62%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £600 -
Cambridge - 1 £288 - 1
Chichester - 1 £475 -
Swindon - 1 £600 -
Berkshire - 1 £600 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RMADS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RMADS.

1 85 (75.22%) Security Cleared
2 73 (64.60%) CESG Certified Professional
3 65 (57.52%) CISSP
4 64 (56.64%) Information Assurance
5 62 (54.87%) SC Cleared
6 54 (47.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (40.71%) Risk Management
8 43 (38.05%) CLAS
9 38 (33.63%) CESG
10 37 (32.74%) Information Security
11 31 (27.43%) Security Architecture
12 29 (25.66%) Internet
13 24 (21.24%) DV Cleared
13 24 (21.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 23 (20.35%) JSP 440
15 22 (19.47%) PKI
15 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (19.47%) Management Information System
16 20 (17.70%) ISMS
17 17 (15.04%) Windows
18 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
18 16 (14.16%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (14.16%) Cryptography
18 16 (14.16%) CEH
19 15 (13.27%) Penetration Testing
19 15 (13.27%) CISM
19 15 (13.27%) Firewall
19 15 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
20 14 (12.39%) Unix
21 13 (11.50%) IPsec

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.42%) IIS
3 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.88%) IaaS
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.66%) Internet
2 15 (13.27%) Firewall
3 13 (11.50%) IPsec
4 12 (10.62%) SMTP
5 11 (9.73%) VPN
6 10 (8.85%) FTP
6 10 (8.85%) SSH
7 4 (3.54%) Wireless
8 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (3.54%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Legal
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Consultant
2 30 (26.55%) Security Consultant
3 27 (23.89%) Architect
4 26 (23.01%) Security Architect
5 14 (12.39%) Security Advisor
6 12 (10.62%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 11 (9.73%) CLAS Consultant
7 11 (9.73%) Information Security Consultant
8 8 (7.08%) Information Assurance Practitioner
9 7 (6.19%) IT Consultant
9 7 (6.19%) IT Security Consultant
10 5 (4.42%) CISSP Architect
10 5 (4.42%) CISSP Consultant
10 5 (4.42%) CLAS Security Consultant
10 5 (4.42%) Information Assurance Leader
10 5 (4.42%) Security Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 4 (3.54%) Information Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Information Security Manager
12 3 (2.65%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) Middleware
1 1 (0.88%) RESTful
1 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.63%) CESG
2 22 (19.47%) Management Information System
2 22 (19.47%) PKI
3 16 (14.16%) Cryptography
4 13 (11.50%) CESG CLAS
5 12 (10.62%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.42%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.54%) SCADA
8 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.77%) Statistics
9 1 (0.88%) BYOD
9 1 (0.88%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Unix
3 12 (10.62%) Windows Vista
4 6 (5.31%) Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (56.64%) Information Assurance
2 46 (40.71%) Risk Management
3 37 (32.74%) Information Security
4 31 (27.43%) Security Architecture
5 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (17.70%) ISMS
7 16 (14.16%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (13.27%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (11.50%) Network Architecture
10 10 (8.85%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (8.85%) OWASP
10 10 (8.85%) Patch Management
11 8 (7.08%) Fuzz Testing
11 8 (7.08%) SABSA
11 8 (7.08%) Scrum
11 8 (7.08%) Security Testing
12 7 (6.19%) Business Continuity
13 6 (5.31%) Data Protection
14 5 (4.42%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.19%) C
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
2 1 (0.88%) Python
2 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (75.22%) Security Cleared
2 73 (64.60%) CESG Certified Professional
3 65 (57.52%) CISSP
4 62 (54.87%) SC Cleared
5 43 (38.05%) CLAS
6 24 (21.24%) DV Cleared
7 16 (14.16%) CEH
8 15 (13.27%) CISM
9 9 (7.96%) ISSAP
10 6 (5.31%) IISP
11 5 (4.42%) Degree
12 4 (3.54%) GCIA
12 4 (3.54%) GCIH
12 4 (3.54%) GIAC
12 4 (3.54%) GSEC
13 2 (1.77%) CISA
13 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.77%) ISEB
14 1 (0.88%) MBCS
14 1 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (47.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (21.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (20.35%) JSP 440
4 4 (3.54%) HMG Infosec
5 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.88%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.85%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Citrix
2 12 (10.62%) Oracle
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