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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 563 539 511
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -28
Contract jobs citing RMADS 36 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.060% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 15
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£425 £518 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.95% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £523 £498
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +5.02%
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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 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 25 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 27 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 -7 32 £438 -15.54% 10
South East -22 13 £425 -15.00% 3
London 0 12 £500 - 1
South West -9 5 £500 -4.30% 2
Scotland -4 4 £358 -
West Midlands -6 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £523 -
Bath - 2 £523 -
Bristol -1 1 £500 -3.84%
Gloucester - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Avon - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 41 (56.94%) Information Assurance
2 40 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 31 (43.06%) Information Security
4 30 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (40.28%) SC Cleared
6 27 (37.50%) CESG
6 27 (37.50%) Risk Management
7 23 (31.94%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (20.83%) CISSP
9 14 (19.44%) Security Architecture
10 13 (18.06%) ISMS
11 10 (13.89%) Migration
11 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
11 10 (13.89%) JSP 440
12 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
13 8 (11.11%) CISM
13 8 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
14 7 (9.72%) Firewall
14 7 (9.72%) JSP
14 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
15 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
15 6 (8.33%) Legal
16 5 (6.94%) CISA
16 5 (6.94%) ITIL
16 5 (6.94%) CISMP
17 4 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
17 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
17 4 (5.56%) Degree

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 4 (5.56%) IIS
1 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Summit
1 1 (1.39%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.78%) LDAP
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.39%) Big Data
General
1 6 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Consultant
2 15 (20.83%) Information Manager
3 14 (19.44%) Information Security Manager
3 14 (19.44%) Security Manager
4 12 (16.67%) CLAS Consultant
4 12 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Security Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Coordinator
7 7 (9.72%) Senior Manager
7 7 (9.72%) Security Advisor
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Information Security Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Chief Information Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Chief Security Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Security Officer
9 4 (5.56%) Information Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Information Assurance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) JSP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (37.50%) CESG
2 23 (31.94%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.39%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Information Assurance
2 31 (43.06%) Information Security
3 27 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 14 (19.44%) Security Architecture
5 13 (18.06%) ISMS
6 10 (13.89%) Migration
7 8 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.94%) ITIL
10 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (5.56%) SABSA
11 3 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (4.17%) Change Management
11 3 (4.17%) Information Management
12 2 (2.78%) TOGAF
12 2 (2.78%) Validation
Qualifications
1 40 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.28%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) CISSP
4 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
5 8 (11.11%) CISM
6 5 (6.94%) CISA
6 5 (6.94%) CISMP
7 4 (5.56%) Degree
8 2 (2.78%) CEH
9 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.89%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.39%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.39%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (1.39%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco
1 2 (2.78%) Juniper
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