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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 559 574 556
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing SABSA 36 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.021% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 0
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£520 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £572 -
% change year-on-year
-10.40% -
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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 23 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 19 December 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 -7 29 £520 -0.95% 4
London +20 11 £550 +4.76% 3
South East - 7 £550 -
Surrey - 6 £550 -
East of England - 3 £675 -
City of London - 2 £588 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
South West - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Telford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (76.36%) Security Architecture
2 41 (74.55%) TOGAF
3 29 (52.73%) CISSP
4 24 (43.64%) Cyber Security
5 20 (36.36%) Zachman Framework
5 20 (36.36%) CESG
6 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
7 17 (30.91%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Information Security
9 13 (23.64%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) CISM
10 12 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (20.00%) COBIT
11 11 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (18.18%) Finance
12 10 (18.18%) Information Assurance
13 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
13 9 (16.36%) Firewall
14 8 (14.55%) Cisco
14 8 (14.55%) Degree
14 8 (14.55%) Data Protection
15 7 (12.73%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (12.73%) Network Security
15 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (12.73%) ISSAP
16 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
16 6 (10.91%) Juniper
16 6 (10.91%) Oracle

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (3.64%) JBoss
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
1 3 (5.45%) PaaS
1 3 (5.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (16.36%) Firewall
3 7 (12.73%) Network Security
4 3 (5.45%) SSL
4 3 (5.45%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Architect
2 36 (65.45%) Security Architect
3 16 (29.09%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cyber Security Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Security Advisor
7 3 (5.45%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.64%) CLAS Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) OAuth
2 1 (1.82%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) CESG
2 17 (30.91%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
4 7 (12.73%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.45%) RMADS
7 2 (3.64%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (3.64%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.82%) SCADA
8 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Security Architecture
2 41 (74.55%) TOGAF
3 24 (43.64%) Cyber Security
4 20 (36.36%) Zachman Framework
5 15 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (23.64%) Information Security
6 13 (23.64%) ITIL
7 10 (18.18%) Information Assurance
8 8 (14.55%) Data Protection
9 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (9.09%) Security Management
11 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 5 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
12 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
12 4 (7.27%) Project Management
12 4 (7.27%) UML
12 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) CISSP
2 19 (34.55%) Security Cleared
3 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
4 12 (21.82%) CISM
5 8 (14.55%) Degree
6 7 (12.73%) ISSAP
7 3 (5.45%) CISA
8 2 (3.64%) ISACA
8 2 (3.64%) CITP
8 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) MBCS
8 2 (3.64%) Postgraduate
8 2 (3.64%) CEH
9 1 (1.82%) GIAC
9 1 (1.82%) ISEB
9 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.00%) COBIT
3 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco
2 6 (10.91%) Juniper
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.45%) Websense
4 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.45%) F5
4 3 (5.45%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
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