The table below looks at the statistics for SABSA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SABSA over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 585 564 538
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -26
Contract jobs citing SABSA 27 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.056% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.074% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 3
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£524 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £523 £525 £475
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

SABSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SABSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 May 2015.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SABSA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 -19 25 £525 - 7
South East -7 13 £526 +0.09%
London -15 9 £530 +4.69% 6
Middlesex +7 7 £475 -9.52%
Surrey - 3 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £668 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £668 -
Feltham - 3 £515 -
Leatherhead - 3 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 - - 1

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SABSA 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 SABSA.

1 56 (86.15%) Security Architecture
2 53 (81.54%) TOGAF
3 37 (56.92%) CISSP
4 30 (46.15%) Cyber Security
5 28 (43.08%) Information Security
5 28 (43.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (38.46%) CISM
7 23 (35.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (27.69%) Degree
8 18 (27.69%) ISSAP
9 17 (26.15%) CESG
10 14 (21.54%) Management Information System
11 13 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.46%) Finance
13 11 (16.92%) IIS
13 11 (16.92%) CESG CLAS
13 11 (16.92%) COBIT
14 10 (15.38%) ITIL
14 10 (15.38%) Firewall
15 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
15 9 (13.85%) Information Assurance
16 7 (10.77%) Time Management
16 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
16 7 (10.77%) Windows
17 6 (9.23%) Linux
17 6 (9.23%) Oracle
17 6 (9.23%) Network Security
17 6 (9.23%) Mobile Computing

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SABSA 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 SABSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) SaaS
2 4 (6.15%) PaaS
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) Firewall
2 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (9.23%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) Wireless
4 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.62%) SSL
4 3 (4.62%) SAN
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.08%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Publishing
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (76.92%) Architect
2 46 (70.77%) Security Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Security Advisor
7 4 (6.15%) Cyber Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Lead Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (4.62%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Network Team Leader
8 3 (4.62%) Lead Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) SOAP
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) OAuth
3 1 (1.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) CESG
2 14 (21.54%) Management Information System
3 11 (16.92%) CESG CLAS
4 6 (9.23%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.15%) RMADS
7 3 (4.62%) SCADA
8 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
8 2 (3.08%) User Experience
9 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (86.15%) Security Architecture
2 53 (81.54%) TOGAF
3 30 (46.15%) Cyber Security
4 28 (43.08%) Information Security
5 23 (35.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
7 10 (15.38%) ITIL
8 9 (13.85%) Information Assurance
9 7 (10.77%) Time Management
9 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (7.69%) Project Management
10 5 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.15%) Security Management
11 4 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (6.15%) Protective Monitoring
12 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
12 3 (4.62%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) CISSP
2 25 (38.46%) CISM
3 18 (27.69%) ISSAP
3 18 (27.69%) Degree
4 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.69%) CISMP
7 3 (4.62%) CISA
8 2 (3.08%) Postgraduate
8 2 (3.08%) GIAC
8 2 (3.08%) GCIA
8 2 (3.08%) GCIH
8 2 (3.08%) MBCS
8 2 (3.08%) CITP
8 2 (3.08%) ISACA
8 2 (3.08%) GCED
9 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.92%) COBIT
3 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco
3 3 (4.62%) Juniper
3 3 (4.62%) Websense
3 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
3 3 (4.62%) F5
3 3 (4.62%) ArcSight
3 3 (4.62%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Cyber-Ark