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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
UK
Rank 562 560 577
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing RMADS 35 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.80% 1.20% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 19
Median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £326 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £761 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.83% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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
4357 5165 4750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.73% 10.17% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2826 3175 2931
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 203 181
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.27% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 15 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +10 35 £525 +10.52% 3
South East +5 19 £525 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes +15 15 £507 +12.55%
Buckinghamshire +13 15 £507 +12.55%
West Midlands -2 7 £433 -
Coventry -11 7 £433 -
London +7 5 £637 +7.05% 2
South West +11 4 £650 +36.84%
Hampshire +2 3 £600 +33.33%
Bristol -2 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £650 -
Berkshire +14 1 £525 -
Maidenhead - 1 £525 -
Corsham - 1 £650 -
Swindon - 1 - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 59 (75.64%) Security Cleared
2 48 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 42 (53.85%) Risk Management
4 34 (43.59%) Management Information System
5 33 (42.31%) CESG
5 33 (42.31%) CESG Certified Professional
6 32 (41.03%) Information Assurance
7 30 (38.46%) DV Cleared
8 28 (35.90%) CISSP
8 28 (35.90%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (35.90%) Kalman Filter
9 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 24 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
11 23 (29.49%) Cryptography
12 22 (28.21%) Patch Management
13 21 (26.92%) PCI DSS
14 20 (25.64%) Firewall
15 19 (24.36%) IPsec
15 19 (24.36%) TCP/IP
15 19 (24.36%) Nessus
16 18 (23.08%) ISMS
16 18 (23.08%) SIEM
16 18 (23.08%) Information Security
17 17 (21.79%) VMware
17 17 (21.79%) Cisco
17 17 (21.79%) LAN
17 17 (21.79%) WAN
17 17 (21.79%) vSphere
17 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (21.79%) Cisco ASA

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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) Firewall
2 19 (24.36%) IPsec
2 19 (24.36%) TCP/IP
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (21.79%) LAN
3 17 (21.79%) WAN
4 14 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (16.67%) Wireless
6 6 (7.69%) SMTP
7 5 (6.41%) Internet
8 2 (2.56%) FTP
8 2 (2.56%) Network Security
8 2 (2.56%) SSH
9 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.85%) Legal
1 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Security Manager
2 15 (19.23%) Consultant
3 14 (17.95%) Security Advisor
4 12 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 11 (14.10%) Operational Security Manager
5 11 (14.10%) Security Operations Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Information Assurance Leader
7 7 (8.97%) Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Security Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Coordinator
9 5 (6.41%) Information Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Information Assurance Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Security Assurance Coordinator
10 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Lead Architect
10 4 (5.13%) Security Architect
11 3 (3.85%) Operations Manager
12 2 (2.56%) Network Engineer
12 2 (2.56%) Network Manager
12 2 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.59%) Management Information System
2 33 (42.31%) CESG
3 23 (29.49%) Cryptography
4 7 (8.97%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (7.69%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.85%) PKI
8 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.28%) BYOD
9 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Vista
4 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.85%) Risk Management
2 32 (41.03%) Information Assurance
3 28 (35.90%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (35.90%) Kalman Filter
4 24 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
5 22 (28.21%) Patch Management
6 18 (23.08%) Information Security
6 18 (23.08%) ISMS
6 18 (23.08%) SIEM
7 17 (21.79%) Identity Access Management
8 16 (20.51%) Security Operations
9 14 (17.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
11 7 (8.97%) Business Continuity
11 7 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (8.97%) Data Protection
11 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
11 7 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (8.97%) Service Management
12 6 (7.69%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 59 (75.64%) Security Cleared
2 48 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 33 (42.31%) CESG Certified Professional
4 30 (38.46%) DV Cleared
5 28 (35.90%) CISSP
6 10 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (10.26%) BC Cleared
8 6 (7.69%) CEH
8 6 (7.69%) CISM
8 6 (7.69%) CLAS
9 2 (2.56%) CISMP
9 2 (2.56%) CRISC
9 2 (2.56%) Degree
10 1 (1.28%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (26.92%) PCI DSS
3 15 (19.23%) JSP 440
4 8 (10.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.56%) GPG13
6 1 (1.28%) COBIT
6 1 (1.28%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.28%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.28%) ISO27002
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (21.79%) vSphere
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) Nessus
2 17 (21.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) AlienVault
1 17 (21.79%) Cisco
1 17 (21.79%) VMware
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) Citrix
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Qualys
4 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.28%) Capita