The table below looks at the statistics for SABSA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SABSA over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 575 609 590
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs citing SABSA 72 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.048% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.061% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 19 24
Median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £330 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £640 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £523 £525
% change year-on-year
+7.55% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45369 44062 42291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.62% 78.90% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29987 27471 26430
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1287 1211
Median hourly rate £33.50 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

SABSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SABSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SABSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SABSA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SABSA within the UK.

SABSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SABSA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SABSA within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SABSA within the UK.

SABSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SABSA
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 SABSA within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 +25 71 £575 +9.52% 12
London +16 35 £575 +9.00% 8
North West - 14 £655 -
South East -9 10 £498 -5.18% 4
Blackpool - 10 £675 -
Lancashire - 10 £675 -
Surrey -5 4 £459 -16.59% 1
Midlands - 4 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £525 - 2
East of England - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £600 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £600 -
Feltham +6 2 £513 -0.48%
City of London - 2 £625 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £472 -
Redhill - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £472 -
South West - 2 £675 -
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Middlesex -8 1 £525 +10.52%
Wakefield - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Peel - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £650 - 2
Slough - 1 £525 -
Croydon - 1 £472 -
Westminster - 1 £625 -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SABSA 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 SABSA.

1 116 (88.55%) TOGAF
2 92 (70.23%) CISSP
3 76 (58.02%) Security Architecture
4 65 (49.62%) Information Security
5 48 (36.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (34.35%) CISM
6 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (34.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 37 (28.24%) Security Management
8 36 (27.48%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (26.72%) Degree
10 30 (22.90%) CESG Certified Professional
11 28 (21.37%) CLAS
11 28 (21.37%) PCI DSS
11 28 (21.37%) Oracle
12 26 (19.85%) CISA
13 25 (19.08%) Risk Management
13 25 (19.08%) Project Management
14 24 (18.32%) IIS
14 24 (18.32%) PRINCE2
15 22 (16.79%) Finance
16 21 (16.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 20 (15.27%) ITIL
17 20 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (15.27%) Zachman Framework
17 20 (15.27%) Protective Monitoring
18 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
18 19 (14.50%) Legal
18 19 (14.50%) IBM
18 19 (14.50%) Security Operations

SABSA
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 24 (18.32%) IIS
2 7 (5.34%) Tuxedo
3 6 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.58%) iPlanet
3 6 (4.58%) MQSeries
3 6 (4.58%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.58%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) BusinessWare
1 6 (4.58%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.05%) SaaS
3 3 (2.29%) IaaS
4 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Firewall
2 9 (6.87%) Internet
3 8 (6.11%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.58%) DB2
2 6 (4.58%) DB2 UDB
2 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 19 (14.50%) Legal
3 6 (4.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (80.15%) Architect
2 97 (74.05%) Security Architect
3 25 (19.08%) CISSP Architect
4 12 (9.16%) TOGAF Architect
5 11 (8.40%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 8 (6.11%) SABSA Security Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Digital Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Information Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Information Security Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.58%) CLAS Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Lead Security Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Senior Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Senior Manager
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.82%) Digital Technical Architect
10 4 (3.05%) Senior Digital Architect
10 4 (3.05%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Middleware
2 6 (4.58%) Ajax
2 6 (4.58%) MSMQ
2 6 (4.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) CESG
2 17 (12.98%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (12.98%) Smartcard
3 15 (11.45%) Management Information System
4 13 (9.92%) Data Centre
5 11 (8.40%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.63%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (7.63%) Mathematics
6 10 (7.63%) Private Cloud
7 9 (6.87%) Driving Licence
8 8 (6.11%) PKI
9 7 (5.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (4.58%) AS400
10 6 (4.58%) Cryptography
11 5 (3.82%) FMCG
12 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (2.29%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (2.29%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (2.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) AIX
2 6 (4.58%) Solaris
2 6 (4.58%) Unix
2 6 (4.58%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.58%) zOS
3 5 (3.82%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (88.55%) TOGAF
2 76 (58.02%) Security Architecture
3 65 (49.62%) Information Security
4 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (34.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (28.24%) Security Management
6 36 (27.48%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (19.08%) Project Management
7 25 (19.08%) Risk Management
8 24 (18.32%) PRINCE2
9 20 (15.27%) ITIL
9 20 (15.27%) Protective Monitoring
9 20 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (15.27%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (14.50%) Security Operations
11 18 (13.74%) Waterfall
12 15 (11.45%) Data Protection
12 15 (11.45%) Quality Management
13 14 (10.69%) Business Development
14 13 (9.92%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) Java
2 7 (5.34%) COBOL
3 1 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (70.23%) CISSP
2 45 (34.35%) CISM
3 35 (26.72%) Degree
4 30 (22.90%) CESG Certified Professional
5 28 (21.37%) CLAS
6 26 (19.85%) CISA
7 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
8 18 (13.74%) IISP
9 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
10 14 (10.69%) ISSAP
11 13 (9.92%) CISMP
12 11 (8.40%) SANS
13 8 (6.11%) GIAC
13 8 (6.11%) ISACA
14 7 (5.34%) CEH
14 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (4.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (4.58%) CCSP
16 4 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
17 2 (1.53%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (36.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (21.37%) PCI DSS
3 21 (16.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (12.98%) ISO27005
5 16 (12.21%) COBIT
6 13 (9.92%) ISAE 3402
6 13 (9.92%) ISO 9001
7 8 (6.11%) RMADS
8 4 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (2.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (2.29%) JSP 440
10 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
10 2 (1.53%) GxP
11 1 (0.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.58%) ClearTrust
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) StatsD
Vendors
1 28 (21.37%) Oracle
2 19 (14.50%) IBM
3 17 (12.98%) Cisco
4 16 (12.21%) ArcSight
5 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.92%) Barracuda Networks
6 13 (9.92%) Intel Security
6 13 (9.92%) Qualys
6 13 (9.92%) Tripwire
7 11 (8.40%) Sun
8 9 (6.87%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.34%) SAP
9 7 (5.34%) VMware
10 6 (4.58%) BEA
10 6 (4.58%) CA
10 6 (4.58%) Vitria
11 4 (3.05%) Splunk
12 2 (1.53%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.76%) Apigee
13 1 (0.76%) Mashery
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