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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
UK
Rank 576 552 582
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +30
Contract jobs citing RMADS 32 76 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.15% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.71% 1.50% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 18
Median daily rate £550 £563 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £688 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -

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
4492 5067 4996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.89% 9.74% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 3135 3012
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 198 167
Median hourly rate £22.95 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.35% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -2 32 £550 -2.22% 2
South East +14 19 £550 +22.22%
Milton Keynes +8 11 £550 -
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £550 -
Hampshire +9 7 £600 +37.14%
South West +16 6 £763 +60.52% 1
London +7 4 £628 +4.62% 1
Corsham - 4 £763 -
Wiltshire - 4 £763 -
East of England +4 3 £550 -35.29%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £550 -
Winchester +4 2 £488 +11.42%
Bristol +2 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 £525 -
Maidenhead - 1 £525 -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 49 (69.01%) Security Cleared
2 45 (63.38%) Risk Management
3 37 (52.11%) SC Cleared
4 31 (43.66%) CESG
5 29 (40.85%) Risk Assessment
5 29 (40.85%) CESG Certified Professional
6 28 (39.44%) Management Information System
6 28 (39.44%) CISSP
6 28 (39.44%) Information Assurance
7 27 (38.03%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (36.62%) DV Cleared
9 21 (29.58%) Information Security
10 20 (28.17%) Cryptography
11 19 (26.76%) ISMS
11 19 (26.76%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (23.94%) IPsec
13 16 (22.54%) JSP 440
14 15 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (19.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 13 (18.31%) Security Architecture
16 13 (18.31%) Wireless
17 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
17 11 (15.49%) Windows
18 10 (14.08%) CLAS
18 10 (14.08%) Patch Management
19 9 (12.68%) Firewall
19 9 (12.68%) Business Continuity
19 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
20 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
20 8 (11.27%) Nessus

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 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) IPsec
2 13 (18.31%) Wireless
3 9 (12.68%) Firewall
4 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.45%) LAN
5 6 (8.45%) WAN
6 4 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.23%) Internet
7 3 (4.23%) SMTP
8 2 (2.82%) Network Security
9 1 (1.41%) FTP
9 1 (1.41%) SSH
9 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.23%) Legal
1 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Security Advisor
2 16 (22.54%) Consultant
3 12 (16.90%) Security Consultant
3 12 (16.90%) Security Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Operational Security Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Security Operations Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Information Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Information Assurance Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Information Assurance Leader
5 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Security Assurance Coordinator
7 3 (4.23%) CLAS Security Advisor
8 2 (2.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Security Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 31 (43.66%) CESG
2 28 (39.44%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.27%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (9.86%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.82%) BYOD
6 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 3 (4.23%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) Risk Management
2 29 (40.85%) Risk Assessment
3 28 (39.44%) Information Assurance
4 27 (38.03%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (29.58%) Information Security
6 20 (28.17%) Cryptography
7 19 (26.76%) ISMS
7 19 (26.76%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (18.31%) Security Architecture
9 10 (14.08%) Patch Management
10 9 (12.68%) Business Continuity
10 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
11 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
12 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.86%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (9.86%) Service Management
12 7 (9.86%) SIEM
13 6 (8.45%) Security Management
13 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (69.01%) Security Cleared
2 37 (52.11%) SC Cleared
3 29 (40.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 28 (39.44%) CISSP
5 26 (36.62%) DV Cleared
6 10 (14.08%) CLAS
7 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (7.04%) CISM
8 4 (5.63%) BC Cleared
8 4 (5.63%) CEH
9 2 (2.82%) CISMP
9 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.82%) CRISC
9 2 (2.82%) Degree
10 1 (1.41%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) JSP 440
2 15 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (19.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.82%) GPG13
6 1 (1.41%) COBIT
6 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.41%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.45%) vSphere
2 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Nessus
2 6 (8.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.82%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) AlienVault
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco
2 6 (8.45%) VMware
3 3 (4.23%) Citrix
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Qualys
4 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.41%) Capita