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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 564 511 527
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +16
Contract jobs citing RMADS 39 75 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £800 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £545 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.09% +21.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -

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
17275 17101 16540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.36% 31.83% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10761 10497 9770
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 659 718
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 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 -60 24 £675 +18.42% 2
Wales +11 10 £588 -
South Wales +10 9 £575 -
Newport -4 9 £575 -
North West -31 7 £855 +11.03%
Merseyside - 7 £855 -
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
South West -15 6 £374 -28.07%
South East -25 5 £550 +10.00% 1
Taunton +10 4 £374 -28.07%
Somerset -3 4 £374 -28.07%
Hampshire -1 3 £588 +17.50% 1
London -1 3 £675 +18.42% 1
Surrey - 2 £428 -
East of England -7 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 46 (60.53%) Risk Management
2 40 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
4 37 (48.68%) Information Assurance
4 37 (48.68%) Information Security
5 34 (44.74%) SC Cleared
6 26 (34.21%) CESG
6 26 (34.21%) CISSP
7 21 (27.63%) Management Information System
7 21 (27.63%) ISMS
8 20 (26.32%) JSP 440
9 19 (25.00%) Security Architecture
10 17 (22.37%) CESG CLAS
11 15 (19.74%) JSP
12 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
13 11 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (14.47%) Programme Management
14 10 (13.16%) Migration
14 10 (13.16%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (11.84%) Network Architecture
16 7 (9.21%) CISM
16 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
16 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (7.89%) Practice Management
17 6 (7.89%) Internet
18 5 (6.58%) Finance
18 5 (6.58%) Legal
18 5 (6.58%) Firewall
19 4 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
19 4 (5.26%) Change Management

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Summit
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.32%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 5 (6.58%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (1.32%) LAN
5 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) DHCP
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) TETRA
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.32%) LTE
5 1 (1.32%) MVNO
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
1 5 (6.58%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Consultant
2 16 (21.05%) Architect
3 15 (19.74%) Security Architect
3 15 (19.74%) Security Manager
4 14 (18.42%) Information Security Manager
4 14 (18.42%) Information Manager
5 10 (13.16%) CLAS Consultant
6 8 (10.53%) Security Officer
6 8 (10.53%) Security Consultant
7 7 (9.21%) Senior Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Security Advisor
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Information Security Officer
8 6 (7.89%) Coordinator
8 6 (7.89%) Chief Information Officer
8 6 (7.89%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 6 (7.89%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (7.89%) Chief Security Officer
9 4 (5.26%) Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) JSP
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) CESG
2 21 (27.63%) Management Information System
3 17 (22.37%) CESG CLAS
4 10 (13.16%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) BYOD
6 1 (1.32%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Risk Management
2 37 (48.68%) Information Security
2 37 (48.68%) Information Assurance
3 21 (27.63%) ISMS
4 19 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 11 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (14.47%) Programme Management
7 10 (13.16%) Migration
8 9 (11.84%) Network Architecture
9 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.89%) Practice Management
11 4 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (5.26%) Change Management
11 4 (5.26%) ITIL
11 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.26%) Security Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (3.95%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
2 34 (44.74%) SC Cleared
3 26 (34.21%) CISSP
4 7 (9.21%) CISM
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) MBA
6 1 (1.32%) CISMP
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CISA
6 1 (1.32%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (26.32%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.95%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.63%) Cisco
1 2 (2.63%) Juniper
2 1 (1.32%) BMC
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy