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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 558 518 507
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -11
Contract jobs citing RMADS 49 64 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +24.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £453 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £802 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £590 £431
% change year-on-year
-20.76% +36.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £60.98 £28.99 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+110.34% -

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 27 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 22 May 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 -51 34 £435 -26.70% 17
South East -6 13 £426 +6.56% 1
Wales +16 10 £588 -
South Wales +12 9 £575 -
South West +2 9 £428 -17.78% 1
Newport -2 9 £575 -
London -9 9 £600 +9.09% 3
East Sussex - 7 £419 - 1
Somerset +11 5 £420 -19.23%
Lewes - 5 - - 1
Taunton +10 4 £374 -28.07%
Hampshire -3 3 £588 +67.85%
Scotland -4 3 £354 -13.98%
Edinburgh - 3 £354 -
Surrey +6 2 £428 -
City of London - 2 £425 - 2
East of England +8 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Andover - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Bath - 1 £420 -
Brighton - 1 £413 -
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 39 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 38 (48.72%) Risk Management
4 35 (44.87%) SC Cleared
4 35 (44.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (43.59%) Information Security
6 23 (29.49%) CESG
7 20 (25.64%) CISSP
8 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 18 (23.08%) JSP 440
9 15 (19.23%) ISMS
9 15 (19.23%) CESG CLAS
10 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 13 (16.67%) JSP
11 11 (14.10%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (12.82%) Migration
13 9 (11.54%) Network Architecture
14 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
14 7 (8.97%) Firewall
15 6 (7.69%) Practice Management
15 6 (7.69%) Legal
15 6 (7.69%) Internet
15 6 (7.69%) Data Protection
16 5 (6.41%) Degree
16 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
16 5 (6.41%) Finance
17 4 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
17 4 (5.13%) Change Management
17 4 (5.13%) CISM

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.28%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (1.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) LDAP
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.28%) MVNO
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.28%) LTE
5 1 (1.28%) LAN
5 1 (1.28%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.28%) WAN
5 1 (1.28%) DHCP
5 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.28%) TETRA
General
1 6 (7.69%) Legal
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Consultant
2 19 (24.36%) Architect
3 18 (23.08%) Security Architect
4 15 (19.23%) Security Manager
5 14 (17.95%) Information Manager
5 14 (17.95%) Information Security Manager
6 11 (14.10%) CLAS Consultant
7 8 (10.26%) Security Officer
8 7 (8.97%) Coordinator
8 7 (8.97%) Senior Manager
8 7 (8.97%) Security Consultant
9 6 (7.69%) Chief Information Security Officer
9 6 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (7.69%) Chief Information Officer
9 6 (7.69%) Chief Security Officer
9 6 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Officer
10 5 (6.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 4 (5.13%) Information Specialist
11 4 (5.13%) Security Advisor
12 3 (3.85%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) JSP
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) CESG
2 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 15 (19.23%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) BYOD
6 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.28%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 38 (48.72%) Risk Management
3 34 (43.59%) Information Security
4 15 (19.23%) ISMS
5 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 11 (14.10%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (12.82%) Migration
8 9 (11.54%) Network Architecture
9 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.69%) Practice Management
10 6 (7.69%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (5.13%) Change Management
11 4 (5.13%) ITIL
11 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.13%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.13%) Security Testing
11 4 (5.13%) SABSA
12 3 (3.85%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (25.64%) CISSP
4 5 (6.41%) Degree
5 4 (5.13%) CISM
5 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) CISA
6 2 (2.56%) CISMP
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (44.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (23.08%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.85%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.56%) Juniper
1 2 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (1.28%) BMC
2 1 (1.28%) Remedy