The table below looks at the statistics for RMADS skills 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
Rank 560 577 555
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing RMADS 59 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.047% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.16% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 13
Average daily rate £480 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £788 £804 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £555
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.98 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 - -

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
5104 4797 4354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.92% 9.47% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3150 2945 2533
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 175 163
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 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 5 February 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
Top 26 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 52 £480 -6.34% 5
South East +20 22 £450 +12.50% 4
London -7 11 £595 +3.47%
Yorkshire - 10 £410 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £410 -
Sheffield - 9 £410 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Hampshire +8 4 £438 -7.89% 1
South West +4 4 £475 -6.40% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £480 -
Coventry - 4 £480 -
East of England - 3 £850 -
Essex - 3 £850 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 -
Winchester - 2 £438 -
West Sussex - 2 £595 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £838 -
Worthing - 2 £595 -
City of London +33 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 £475 +21.79%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 92 (70.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (66.92%) Information Security
3 86 (66.15%) Information Assurance
4 66 (50.77%) Security Cleared
5 60 (46.15%) Risk Management
6 55 (42.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 50 (38.46%) CLAS
8 43 (33.08%) Data Protection
9 38 (29.23%) Management Information System
10 33 (25.38%) JSP 440
11 30 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
12 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
12 29 (22.31%) DV Cleared
13 27 (20.77%) Firewall
13 27 (20.77%) Security Management
13 27 (20.77%) CISSP
14 23 (17.69%) ISMS
15 21 (16.15%) PCI DSS
16 20 (15.38%) PKI
16 20 (15.38%) CESG
16 20 (15.38%) VPN
17 19 (14.62%) Asset Management
18 18 (13.85%) Information Security Management
19 15 (11.54%) Performance Metrics
19 15 (11.54%) Business Continuity
19 15 (11.54%) ITIL
20 14 (10.77%) Operations Management
21 13 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
21 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
21 13 (10.00%) QA

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (9.23%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.77%) MS Project
1 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.77%) Firewall
2 20 (15.38%) VPN
3 9 (6.92%) Internet
4 4 (3.08%) IPsec
5 2 (1.54%) LAN
5 2 (1.54%) VoIP
5 2 (1.54%) WAN
6 1 (0.77%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.77%) DNS
6 1 (0.77%) FTP
6 1 (0.77%) LTE
6 1 (0.77%) MVNO
6 1 (0.77%) Network Security
6 1 (0.77%) SMTP
6 1 (0.77%) SSH
6 1 (0.77%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (9.23%) Legal
2 8 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.31%) Law
4 2 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (33.08%) Consultant
2 28 (21.54%) Security Consultant
3 23 (17.69%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 19 (14.62%) Information Security Consultant
5 17 (13.08%) Analyst
5 17 (13.08%) Information Security Specialist
5 17 (13.08%) Information Specialist
5 17 (13.08%) Security Analyst
5 17 (13.08%) Security Specialist
6 12 (9.23%) IT Analyst
6 12 (9.23%) IT Security Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Information Manager
7 10 (7.69%) Security Officer
8 9 (6.92%) Security Manager
9 8 (6.15%) Security Advisor
10 7 (5.38%) IT Consultant
10 7 (5.38%) IT Security Consultant
10 7 (5.38%) Security Assurance Manager
11 6 (4.62%) CLAS Consultant
11 6 (4.62%) Information Assurance Practitioner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.23%) Management Information System
2 20 (15.38%) CESG
2 20 (15.38%) PKI
3 15 (11.54%) Performance Metrics
4 13 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (6.15%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.62%) Cryptography
9 4 (3.08%) Smart Meter
9 4 (3.08%) Statistics
10 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.77%) Frameworx
10 1 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.77%) Unix
1 1 (0.77%) Windows
1 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (66.92%) Information Security
2 86 (66.15%) Information Assurance
3 60 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 43 (33.08%) Data Protection
5 27 (20.77%) Security Management
6 23 (17.69%) ISMS
7 19 (14.62%) Asset Management
8 18 (13.85%) Information Security Management
9 15 (11.54%) Business Continuity
9 15 (11.54%) ITIL
10 14 (10.77%) Operations Management
11 13 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
11 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
12 12 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (8.46%) Data Security
13 11 (8.46%) Ethical Hacking
14 10 (7.69%) Analytics
14 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (6.92%) GAP Analysis
15 9 (6.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.92%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (50.77%) Security Cleared
2 50 (38.46%) CLAS
3 30 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
4 29 (22.31%) DV Cleared
4 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
5 27 (20.77%) CISSP
6 13 (10.00%) IISP
7 9 (6.92%) Degree
8 5 (3.85%) CISM
9 4 (3.08%) CEH
9 4 (3.08%) CISA
9 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.54%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.54%) CITP
10 2 (1.54%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.54%) ISEB
10 2 (1.54%) ISSEP
10 2 (1.54%) MBCS
11 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (70.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (42.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 33 (25.38%) JSP 440
4 21 (16.15%) PCI DSS
5 13 (10.00%) QA
6 7 (5.38%) ISO27005
7 4 (3.08%) SLA
8 3 (2.31%) ISO27002
9 2 (1.54%) GPG13
10 1 (0.77%) BS25999
10 1 (0.77%) CESG Infosec
10 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.77%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (0.77%) BMC
1 1 (0.77%) Citrix
1 1 (0.77%) Intel
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy
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