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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 601 574 591
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing RMADS 29 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.59% 1.25% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 27
Median daily rate £500 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £605 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
4889 5584 5234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.81% 10.07% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3182 3430 3366
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 213 217
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 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 17 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 7 December 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 -14 29 £500 +11.11% 2
South East +1 13 £500 +11.11%
Milton Keynes +26 11 £500 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +26 11 £500 +14.28%
West Midlands -9 9 £433 +15.36%
Coventry - 7 £433 -
London -5 4 £775 +29.16% 1
South West +9 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Croydon - 3 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £600 +33.33%
Birmingham -6 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £650 -
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £650 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £350 -
Devon - 1 £350 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 66 (77.65%) Security Cleared
2 52 (61.18%) SC Cleared
3 48 (56.47%) Risk Management
4 42 (49.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 38 (44.71%) Information Assurance
5 38 (44.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (38.82%) Management Information System
6 33 (38.82%) CISSP
7 30 (35.29%) CESG
8 28 (32.94%) DV Cleared
9 25 (29.41%) Patch Management
10 24 (28.24%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (27.06%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (23.53%) Cryptography
12 20 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (22.35%) PCI DSS
14 18 (21.18%) SIEM
14 18 (21.18%) IPsec
14 18 (21.18%) Information Security
14 18 (21.18%) Firewall
15 17 (20.00%) VMware
15 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 17 (20.00%) Cisco
15 17 (20.00%) LAN
15 17 (20.00%) WAN
15 17 (20.00%) Nessus
15 17 (20.00%) vSphere
15 17 (20.00%) ISMS
15 17 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (20.00%) 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 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) Firewall
1 18 (21.18%) IPsec
2 17 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (20.00%) LAN
2 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (20.00%) WAN
3 14 (16.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (11.76%) Internet
5 9 (10.59%) Wireless
6 8 (9.41%) SMTP
7 5 (5.88%) FTP
7 5 (5.88%) SSH
8 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.18%) Legal
1 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Security Manager
2 17 (20.00%) Consultant
3 14 (16.47%) Security Advisor
3 14 (16.47%) Security Consultant
4 11 (12.94%) Operational Security Manager
4 11 (12.94%) Security Operations Manager
5 10 (11.76%) Architect
5 10 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Information Assurance Leader
7 6 (7.06%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Security Assurance Coordinator
9 4 (4.71%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Information Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Operations Manager
11 2 (2.35%) IT Consultant
11 2 (2.35%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 33 (38.82%) Management Information System
2 30 (35.29%) CESG
3 20 (23.53%) Cryptography
4 8 (9.41%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.71%) PKI
6 3 (3.53%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.35%) BYOD
7 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 8 (9.41%) Unix
3 7 (8.24%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) Risk Management
2 38 (44.71%) Information Assurance
3 25 (29.41%) Patch Management
4 24 (28.24%) Kalman Filter
5 23 (27.06%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (21.18%) Information Security
7 18 (21.18%) SIEM
8 17 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
8 17 (20.00%) ISMS
9 16 (18.82%) Security Operations
10 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (15.29%) Security Architecture
12 10 (11.76%) Network Architecture
13 9 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (9.41%) Business Continuity
14 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
15 7 (8.24%) OWASP
15 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (8.24%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 66 (77.65%) Security Cleared
2 52 (61.18%) SC Cleared
3 42 (49.41%) CESG Certified Professional
4 33 (38.82%) CISSP
5 28 (32.94%) DV Cleared
6 10 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (10.59%) CEH
8 8 (9.41%) BC Cleared
8 8 (9.41%) CLAS
9 4 (4.71%) CISM
10 2 (2.35%) CISMP
10 2 (2.35%) CRISC
11 1 (1.18%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (44.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.35%) PCI DSS
3 16 (18.82%) JSP 440
4 10 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.35%) GPG13
6 1 (1.18%) COBIT
6 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.18%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (20.00%) vSphere
2 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.88%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Nessus
1 17 (20.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) AlienVault
1 17 (20.00%) Cisco
1 17 (20.00%) VMware
2 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.41%) Citrix
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
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