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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 572 569 593
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing SABSA 23 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
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£513 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £665 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £650 -
% change year-on-year
-21.53% -
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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 21 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 22 August 2014. 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 -12 23 £511 +7.63% 9
North West +11 11 £510 -
London +16 7 £525 +13.51% 2
South East 0 2 £533 -18.07% 3
South West - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Telford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 30 (73.17%) Security Architecture
2 29 (70.73%) TOGAF
3 28 (68.29%) CISSP
4 17 (41.46%) Cyber Security
5 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (34.15%) Zachman Framework
6 14 (34.15%) CISM
7 13 (31.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (31.71%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (29.27%) CESG
9 11 (26.83%) Information Security
9 11 (26.83%) Cisco
10 10 (24.39%) CESG CLAS
11 9 (21.95%) COBIT
12 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Firewall
13 7 (17.07%) Network Security
13 7 (17.07%) Degree
13 7 (17.07%) SIEM
13 7 (17.07%) ISSAP
14 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
14 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (14.63%) Finance
15 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
15 5 (12.20%) ITIL
15 5 (12.20%) IIS
16 4 (9.76%) XML
16 4 (9.76%) VMS
16 4 (9.76%) DB2
16 4 (9.76%) E-business

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) Network Security
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.76%) Internet
5 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
5 3 (7.32%) IGRP
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) DMZ
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.44%) FWSM
7 1 (2.44%) IPsec
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.44%) FTP
7 1 (2.44%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
2 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (78.05%) Architect
2 24 (58.54%) Security Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Security Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (4.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Security Advisor
6 2 (4.88%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Security Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) IT Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Java EE
2 1 (2.44%) WSDL
2 1 (2.44%) JMS
2 1 (2.44%) XSD
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) CESG
2 10 (24.39%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.32%) RMADS
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.44%) SCADA
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) VMS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Security Architecture
2 29 (70.73%) TOGAF
3 17 (41.46%) Cyber Security
4 14 (34.15%) Zachman Framework
5 13 (31.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (31.71%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (26.83%) Information Security
7 7 (17.07%) SIEM
8 5 (12.20%) ITIL
9 4 (9.76%) E-business
10 3 (7.32%) Security Management
10 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
11 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.88%) B2B
11 2 (4.88%) Project Management
11 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
11 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
11 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 1 (2.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) C
2 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (68.29%) CISSP
2 14 (34.15%) CISM
3 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) Degree
4 7 (17.07%) ISSAP
5 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) CISMP
7 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) GIAC
8 1 (2.44%) CEH
8 1 (2.44%) CISA
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (21.95%) COBIT
3 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco
2 4 (9.76%) Juniper
2 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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