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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 589 627 551
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -76
Contract jobs citing RMADS 45 37 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.063% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.91% 0.67% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 68
Median daily rate £500 £800 £502
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +59.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £855 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £800 £500
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Median hourly rate £82.50 £60.87 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.53% +41.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £82.50 £60.87 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+35.53% +41.55%

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
4968 5507 5432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.44% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3192 3444 3338
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 215 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £59.74 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

RMADS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RMADS
Top 25 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 27 August 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 +24 37 £513 -35.93% 14
South East +21 16 £525 - 5
London +12 12 £495 -16.10% 5
Buckinghamshire - 11 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £525 -
Croydon - 8 £483 - 1
Wales - 8 £500 -
Newport - 7 £500 -
South Wales - 7 £500 -
South West +8 6 £500 +11.73% 2
East of England +23 2 £306 -61.71%
North West +9 2 - - 1
Bristol -2 2 £395 -11.73%
Exeter - 2 - - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £306 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 £600 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £288 -
Chichester - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 £600 - 1
Swindon - 1 £600 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £600 - 1

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 81 (77.88%) Security Cleared
2 62 (59.62%) SC Cleared
2 62 (59.62%) CESG Certified Professional
3 57 (54.81%) Information Assurance
4 55 (52.88%) CISSP
5 53 (50.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (46.15%) Risk Management
7 43 (41.35%) CESG
8 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
9 30 (28.85%) CLAS
10 28 (26.92%) Information Security
11 26 (25.00%) DV Cleared
12 23 (22.12%) Internet
13 22 (21.15%) Firewall
13 22 (21.15%) ISMS
13 22 (21.15%) Patch Management
14 21 (20.19%) Cryptography
15 20 (19.23%) JSP 440
15 20 (19.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 20 (19.23%) Security Architecture
16 19 (18.27%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (17.31%) IPsec
17 18 (17.31%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
17 18 (17.31%) Windows
18 15 (14.42%) Network Architecture
18 15 (14.42%) Oracle
18 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
18 15 (14.42%) Client/Server
18 15 (14.42%) SMTP

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 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) IaaS
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.12%) Internet
2 22 (21.15%) Firewall
3 18 (17.31%) IPsec
4 15 (14.42%) SMTP
5 11 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (10.58%) FTP
5 11 (10.58%) LAN
5 11 (10.58%) SSH
5 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
5 11 (10.58%) WAN
6 10 (9.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (6.73%) VPN
8 6 (5.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (2.88%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Legal
2 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (30.77%) Consultant
2 23 (22.12%) Security Consultant
3 16 (15.38%) Security Advisor
4 14 (13.46%) Architect
4 14 (13.46%) Security Architect
5 10 (9.62%) Security Manager
6 9 (8.65%) CLAS Consultant
6 9 (8.65%) Information Assurance Leader
6 9 (8.65%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 7 (6.73%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) CISSP Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) IT Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Operational Security Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Security Operations Manager
11 3 (2.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
11 3 (2.88%) Information Manager
11 3 (2.88%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 43 (41.35%) CESG
2 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 21 (20.19%) Cryptography
4 15 (14.42%) Client/Server
5 14 (13.46%) PKI
6 10 (9.62%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.85%) SCADA
8 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.96%) BYOD
8 1 (0.96%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
8 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 14 (13.46%) Unix
2 14 (13.46%) Windows Vista
3 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.81%) Information Assurance
2 48 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 28 (26.92%) Information Security
4 22 (21.15%) ISMS
4 22 (21.15%) Patch Management
5 20 (19.23%) Security Architecture
6 19 (18.27%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (17.31%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (14.42%) Network Architecture
9 13 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (11.54%) Security Operations
11 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (10.58%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (10.58%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (10.58%) OWASP
11 11 (10.58%) SIEM
12 10 (9.62%) Fuzz Testing
12 10 (9.62%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (5.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) C
2 1 (0.96%) Java
2 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
2 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (77.88%) Security Cleared
2 62 (59.62%) CESG Certified Professional
2 62 (59.62%) SC Cleared
3 55 (52.88%) CISSP
4 30 (28.85%) CLAS
5 26 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 12 (11.54%) CEH
6 12 (11.54%) CISM
7 6 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (4.81%) IISP
9 4 (3.85%) BC Cleared
9 4 (3.85%) GCIA
9 4 (3.85%) GCIH
9 4 (3.85%) GIAC
9 4 (3.85%) GSEC
9 4 (3.85%) ISSAP
10 3 (2.88%) Degree
11 1 (0.96%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (50.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (19.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 20 (19.23%) JSP 440
3 12 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.85%) HMG Infosec
5 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.96%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
1 11 (10.58%) Sendmail
1 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (10.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) Nessus
1 11 (10.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Citrix
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle
3 11 (10.58%) AlienVault
3 11 (10.58%) Cisco
3 11 (10.58%) VMware
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