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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 592 522 562
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +40
Contract jobs citing RMADS 39 90 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.16% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.50% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 73 12
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£775 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £448 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £620 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £800 £500 £550
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £60.87 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.87 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+41.55% -

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
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

RMADS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RMADS
Top 20 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 31 August 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 -80 32 £775 +55.00% 5
London -22 9 £590 +12.38% 4
North West -25 9 £855 +64.42%
Liverpool +2 7 £855 +67.64%
Merseyside -4 7 £855 +67.64%
South East -31 5 - - 1
South West -32 5 £448 -8.90%
Gloucestershire -1 3 - -
East Midlands -6 3 £325 +36.84%
Derby - 3 £325 -
Derbyshire - 3 £325 -
Lancashire -8 2 £490 -34.22%
Hampshire -9 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £448 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £800 -
Preston - 1 £490 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £800 -
Surrey - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £800 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 50 (58.14%) Risk Management
2 49 (56.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (53.49%) Security Cleared
4 42 (48.84%) Information Security
5 40 (46.51%) Information Assurance
6 33 (38.37%) CISSP
7 32 (37.21%) SC Cleared
8 29 (33.72%) CESG
9 24 (27.91%) Management Information System
10 22 (25.58%) JSP 440
11 21 (24.42%) ISMS
12 19 (22.09%) CESG CLAS
13 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
14 16 (18.60%) JSP
15 14 (16.28%) CISM
15 14 (16.28%) Security Management
16 13 (15.12%) Programme Management
17 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
18 10 (11.63%) Firewall
19 9 (10.47%) Network Architecture
19 9 (10.47%) DV Cleared
19 9 (10.47%) Data Protection
19 9 (10.47%) Finance
20 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
20 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
20 8 (9.30%) Internet
21 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
21 7 (8.14%) Data Protection Act
22 6 (6.98%) Security Testing
22 6 (6.98%) ITIL

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Summit
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) Firewall
2 8 (9.30%) Internet
3 4 (4.65%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
5 1 (1.16%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.16%) TETRA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.16%) LTE
5 1 (1.16%) MVNO
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Consultant
2 17 (19.77%) Architect
3 16 (18.60%) Security Architect
4 14 (16.28%) Security Manager
5 12 (13.95%) Security Officer
5 12 (13.95%) Information Manager
6 10 (11.63%) Information Security Manager
6 10 (11.63%) CLAS Consultant
7 8 (9.30%) Chief Security Officer
8 7 (8.14%) Security Advisor
9 6 (6.98%) Security Consultant
10 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Manager
10 5 (5.81%) Chief Information Officer
10 5 (5.81%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 5 (5.81%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Information Security Officer
11 4 (4.65%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 4 (4.65%) Information Security Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) JSP
2 3 (3.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (33.72%) CESG
2 24 (27.91%) Management Information System
3 19 (22.09%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (8.14%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (5.81%) PKI
6 4 (4.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Frameworx
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.14%) Risk Management
2 42 (48.84%) Information Security
3 40 (46.51%) Information Assurance
4 21 (24.42%) ISMS
5 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
6 14 (16.28%) Security Management
7 13 (15.12%) Programme Management
8 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (10.47%) Network Architecture
9 9 (10.47%) Data Protection
10 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.98%) Practice Management
12 6 (6.98%) Migration
12 6 (6.98%) ITIL
12 6 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (6.98%) Security Testing
13 5 (5.81%) Information Security Management
14 4 (4.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.37%) CISSP
3 32 (37.21%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) CISM
5 9 (10.47%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) Degree
6 4 (4.65%) CISA
7 2 (2.33%) CGEIT
7 2 (2.33%) ISSEP
7 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CCNA
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CISMP
8 1 (1.16%) MBA
8 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (56.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (25.58%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.49%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (3.49%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.33%) Remedy
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco
2 1 (1.16%) Juniper
2 1 (1.16%) BMC
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