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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 573 589 589
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing RMADS 74 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 1.01% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 24
Median daily rate £500 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £370 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £618 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £443 £520
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -14.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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
4967 5065 5075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.93% 9.08% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3148 3099 3068
Median daily rate £425 £405 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 166 227
Median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.33 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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 3 May 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 3 May 2016.

RMADS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RMADS
Top 30 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 3 May 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 +4 64 £494 +13.50% 1
South East +10 29 £450 +5.26% 1
London -23 13 £638 +8.51%
South West +3 11 £486 +13.74%
North West - 8 - -
Hampshire +2 7 £430 -14.00%
Gloucestershire - 7 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £525 -
Berkshire - 5 - -
Reading - 5 - -
Wiltshire +3 4 £486 -
Winchester -4 4 £430 -0.28%
Wales -5 4 £550 -8.33%
Swansea - 4 £550 -
West Wales - 4 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £525 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 4 - -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Basingstoke -6 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £465 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £465 -
Gatwick - 2 £450 -
Coventry - 2 £465 -
Yorkshire - 2 £465 -
West Midlands - 2 £465 -
City of London +30 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £488 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 87 (65.41%) Security Cleared
2 79 (59.40%) Information Assurance
3 64 (48.12%) Information Security
4 61 (45.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (45.86%) CESG Certified Professional
5 56 (42.11%) CISSP
6 55 (41.35%) SC Cleared
7 53 (39.85%) CLAS
8 50 (37.59%) Risk Management
9 37 (27.82%) CESG
10 32 (24.06%) DV Cleared
11 30 (22.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 29 (21.80%) JSP 440
13 27 (20.30%) Management Information System
14 25 (18.80%) PKI
15 23 (17.29%) Security Architecture
16 21 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
17 20 (15.04%) Data Protection
18 19 (14.29%) Firewall
18 19 (14.29%) Internet
19 17 (12.78%) CISM
19 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (12.78%) ISMS
20 15 (11.28%) Ethical Hacking
20 15 (11.28%) CESG CLAS
21 14 (10.53%) VPN
21 14 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
21 14 (10.53%) CEH
21 14 (10.53%) Security Testing
22 12 (9.02%) Cryptography

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 9 (6.77%) IIS
2 5 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.75%) IaaS
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) Firewall
1 19 (14.29%) Internet
2 14 (10.53%) VPN
3 8 (6.02%) IPsec
4 5 (3.76%) FTP
4 5 (3.76%) SMTP
4 5 (3.76%) SSH
5 2 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (3.76%) Finance
1 5 (3.76%) Legal
2 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (45.86%) Consultant
2 39 (29.32%) Security Consultant
3 22 (16.54%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 19 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
5 15 (11.28%) Architect
6 14 (10.53%) Security Architect
7 13 (9.77%) CLAS Consultant
8 12 (9.02%) Security Advisor
9 10 (7.52%) Information Assurance Practitioner
10 9 (6.77%) Analyst
11 8 (6.02%) IT Consultant
11 8 (6.02%) IT Security Consultant
11 8 (6.02%) Security Analyst
12 6 (4.51%) CLAS Security Consultant
12 6 (4.51%) Security Manager
13 5 (3.76%) CISSP Consultant
13 5 (3.76%) Information Security Specialist
13 5 (3.76%) Information Specialist
13 5 (3.76%) Security Assurance Manager
13 5 (3.76%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.82%) CESG
2 27 (20.30%) Management Information System
3 25 (18.80%) PKI
4 15 (11.28%) CESG CLAS
5 12 (9.02%) Cryptography
6 7 (5.26%) Algorithms
7 6 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (4.51%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (3.76%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.76%) Statistics
9 4 (3.01%) SCADA
10 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) Unix
3 6 (4.51%) Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.40%) Information Assurance
2 64 (48.12%) Information Security
3 50 (37.59%) Risk Management
4 23 (17.29%) Security Architecture
5 21 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (15.04%) Data Protection
7 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.78%) ISMS
8 15 (11.28%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (10.53%) Security Testing
10 11 (8.27%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (8.27%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (6.77%) Programme Management
12 8 (6.02%) Business Continuity
12 8 (6.02%) ITIL
12 8 (6.02%) SABSA
12 8 (6.02%) Scrum
13 7 (5.26%) Change Management
14 6 (4.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.77%) C
2 1 (0.75%) Java
2 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
2 1 (0.75%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (65.41%) Security Cleared
2 61 (45.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 56 (42.11%) CISSP
4 55 (41.35%) SC Cleared
5 53 (39.85%) CLAS
6 32 (24.06%) DV Cleared
7 17 (12.78%) CISM
8 14 (10.53%) CEH
9 10 (7.52%) IISP
10 9 (6.77%) ISSAP
11 5 (3.76%) Degree
12 4 (3.01%) GCIA
12 4 (3.01%) GCIH
12 4 (3.01%) GIAC
12 4 (3.01%) GSEC
13 3 (2.26%) CISA
14 2 (1.50%) CITP
14 2 (1.50%) ISEB
14 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.50%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (45.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 29 (21.80%) JSP 440
4 11 (8.27%) PCI DSS
5 7 (5.26%) ISO27005
6 5 (3.76%) QA
7 3 (2.26%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (1.50%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.75%) BS25999
9 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.75%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.76%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.76%) Citrix
2 5 (3.76%) Oracle