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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 544 556 525
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs citing SABSA 33 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.014% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 1
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£515 £530 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £572 -
% change year-on-year
-12.58% -
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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 19 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 26 January 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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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 -2 27 £520 -1.42% 2
London +19 18 £613 +16.11% 2
City of London - 4 £625 - 1
South East - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Avon - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
South West - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Telford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 45 (76.27%) Security Architecture
2 40 (67.80%) TOGAF
3 31 (52.54%) CISSP
4 26 (44.07%) Cyber Security
5 22 (37.29%) CESG
6 20 (33.90%) Security Cleared
7 19 (32.20%) CESG CLAS
8 18 (30.51%) Zachman Framework
9 17 (28.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (28.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
10 16 (27.12%) Information Security
11 15 (25.42%) CISM
12 14 (23.73%) COBIT
13 13 (22.03%) ITIL
14 12 (20.34%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (18.64%) Degree
15 11 (18.64%) Information Assurance
15 11 (18.64%) Finance
16 10 (16.95%) ISSAP
17 9 (15.25%) Technical Architecture
17 9 (15.25%) Firewall
17 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
18 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
19 7 (11.86%) RMADS
19 7 (11.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 7 (11.86%) Data Protection Act
19 7 (11.86%) Network Security
19 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
19 7 (11.86%) Cisco

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (8.47%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
1 4 (6.78%) PaaS
1 4 (6.78%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (15.25%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) Network Security
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
4 3 (5.08%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
3 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (76.27%) Architect
2 37 (62.71%) Security Architect
3 16 (27.12%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Security Advisor
6 4 (6.78%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Information Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Cyber Security Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (5.08%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) OAuth
2 1 (1.69%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) CESG
2 19 (32.20%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
4 7 (11.86%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (11.86%) RMADS
5 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.08%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (3.39%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (3.39%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.69%) SCADA
8 1 (1.69%) Online Games
8 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Security Architecture
2 40 (67.80%) TOGAF
3 26 (44.07%) Cyber Security
4 18 (30.51%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (28.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (27.12%) Information Security
7 13 (22.03%) ITIL
8 11 (18.64%) Information Assurance
9 9 (15.25%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
11 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.47%) Time Management
13 5 (8.47%) Protective Monitoring
14 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
14 4 (6.78%) Project Management
14 4 (6.78%) UML
14 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
15 3 (5.08%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 31 (52.54%) CISSP
2 20 (33.90%) Security Cleared
3 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
4 15 (25.42%) CISM
5 11 (18.64%) Degree
6 10 (16.95%) ISSAP
7 3 (5.08%) CISA
8 2 (3.39%) Postgraduate
8 2 (3.39%) GIAC
8 2 (3.39%) MBCS
8 2 (3.39%) CITP
8 2 (3.39%) ISACA
8 2 (3.39%) CEH
9 1 (1.69%) GCED
9 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) GCIA
9 1 (1.69%) GCIH
9 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (23.73%) COBIT
3 5 (8.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Juniper
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.08%) Websense
4 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.08%) F5
4 3 (5.08%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.69%) ArcSight