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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 563 557 567
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SABSA 60 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.091% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 6
Average daily rate £540 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £439 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £732 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £510 £572
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
41233 39767 38206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.35% 77.75% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26971 25392 23073
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1059 1170
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £51.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 25 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 13 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 +30 58 £540 +2.85% 6
North West +1 21 £638 +23.78%
London -3 18 £500 -16.66% 6
South East +18 10 £500 -
Cheshire +3 10 £700 +21.73%
Lancashire 0 9 £463 -6.93%
Warrington -3 9 £700 +21.73%
Leeds - 9 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £650 -
Yorkshire - 9 £650 -
Surrey +4 8 £408 -18.50%
Redhill - 4 - -
Blackpool -12 3 £500 +0.50%
Lytham St Annes - 2 £469 -
Reigate - 1 - -
Westmorland - 1 £502 -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 93 (84.55%) TOGAF
2 65 (59.09%) Security Architecture
3 60 (54.55%) CISSP
4 41 (37.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 40 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (34.55%) Information Security
7 35 (31.82%) Security Management
8 33 (30.00%) Security Operations
9 32 (29.09%) Risk Management
10 31 (28.18%) CISM
11 28 (25.45%) Identity Management
12 27 (24.55%) Oracle
12 27 (24.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 26 (23.64%) Degree
13 26 (23.64%) Protective Monitoring
14 25 (22.73%) Zachman Framework
14 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (20.91%) Legal
16 21 (19.09%) SIEM
17 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (17.27%) Finance
18 19 (17.27%) Linux
19 18 (16.36%) CLAS
20 17 (15.45%) Security Testing
20 17 (15.45%) IIS
21 16 (14.55%) IBM
21 16 (14.55%) Firewall
21 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
22 15 (13.64%) CESG Certified Professional
22 15 (13.64%) CISA

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (15.45%) IIS
2 9 (8.18%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (8.18%) iPlanet
2 9 (8.18%) MQSeries
2 9 (8.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.18%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.18%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.36%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.18%) BusinessWare
1 9 (8.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.55%) SaaS
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 4 (3.64%) PaaS
4 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) Firewall
2 7 (6.36%) Network Security
3 6 (5.45%) Internet
4 4 (3.64%) SAN
5 3 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) DB2
1 9 (8.18%) DB2 UDB
2 7 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.64%) Big Data
General
1 23 (20.91%) Legal
2 19 (17.27%) Finance
3 9 (8.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.73%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (85.45%) Architect
2 86 (78.18%) Security Architect
3 9 (8.18%) Security Manager
4 8 (7.27%) CISSP Architect
4 8 (7.27%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 7 (6.36%) Information Architect
5 7 (6.36%) Information Security Architect
6 6 (5.45%) Lead Architect
6 6 (5.45%) Lead Security Architect
6 6 (5.45%) SABSA Security Architect
6 6 (5.45%) TOGAF Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Applications Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Designer
7 5 (4.55%) Security Assurance Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Digital Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) MSMQ
1 9 (8.18%) Web Services
2 7 (6.36%) Middleware
3 6 (5.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.09%) CESG
5 9 (8.18%) AS400
5 9 (8.18%) PKI
6 8 (7.27%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (7.27%) FMCG
6 8 (7.27%) Private Cloud
6 8 (7.27%) Smartcard
7 7 (6.36%) Cryptography
7 7 (6.36%) Driving Licence
8 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.73%) Mathematics
9 3 (2.73%) Online Games
9 3 (2.73%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.82%) BYOD
10 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.82%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Linux
2 13 (11.82%) Windows
3 9 (8.18%) AIX
3 9 (8.18%) Solaris
3 9 (8.18%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (8.18%) zOS
4 7 (6.36%) Unix
5 5 (4.55%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (84.55%) TOGAF
2 65 (59.09%) Security Architecture
3 41 (37.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 40 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (34.55%) Information Security
6 35 (31.82%) Security Management
7 33 (30.00%) Security Operations
8 32 (29.09%) Risk Management
9 28 (25.45%) Identity Management
10 26 (23.64%) Protective Monitoring
11 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (22.73%) Zachman Framework
12 21 (19.09%) SIEM
13 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (15.45%) Security Testing
15 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (13.64%) Project Management
17 14 (12.73%) Identity Access Management
18 13 (11.82%) SDLC
19 12 (10.91%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) Java
2 7 (6.36%) COBOL
3 2 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (54.55%) CISSP
2 31 (28.18%) CISM
3 26 (23.64%) Degree
4 18 (16.36%) CLAS
5 15 (13.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (13.64%) CISA
6 13 (11.82%) SANS
6 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
7 12 (10.91%) GIAC
8 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 9 (8.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (8.18%) CCSP
10 8 (7.27%) IISP
11 7 (6.36%) ISACA
12 5 (4.55%) ISSAP
13 4 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (2.73%) GCED
14 3 (2.73%) GCIA
14 3 (2.73%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (24.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
3 9 (8.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (7.27%) ISO27005
5 7 (6.36%) COBIT
5 7 (6.36%) ISAE 3402
5 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
6 6 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (2.73%) ISO27002
8 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.91%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Active Directory
1 9 (8.18%) ClearTrust
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) Oracle
2 16 (14.55%) IBM
3 13 (11.82%) SAP
4 12 (10.91%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.18%) BEA
6 9 (8.18%) CA
6 9 (8.18%) Vitria
7 8 (7.27%) Cisco
8 7 (6.36%) ArcSight
8 7 (6.36%) Barracuda Networks
8 7 (6.36%) Intel Security
8 7 (6.36%) Qualys
8 7 (6.36%) Sun
8 7 (6.36%) Tripwire
8 7 (6.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.91%) Siebel
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
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Rate: £500 - £525 Per Day Day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £520 - £560 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago