The table below looks at the statistics for SABSA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SABSA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
UK
Rank 571 566 581
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing SABSA 25 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.14% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 26
Median daily rate £624 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.90% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £451 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £744
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £500 £520
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

SABSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SABSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SABSA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 25 £624 +18.90% 19
London +5 23 £634 +17.31% 8
South East +6 2 £531 +11.25% 1
City of London -2 2 £630 - 5
Berkshire - 2 £531 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £525 -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SABSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SABSA.

1 48 (87.27%) TOGAF
2 32 (58.18%) Information Security
3 30 (54.55%) Security Architecture
4 27 (49.09%) CISSP
5 22 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (36.36%) CISM
6 20 (36.36%) Finance
7 14 (25.45%) Banking
8 13 (23.64%) Identity Management
8 13 (23.64%) Data Protection
9 12 (21.82%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (20.00%) SIEM
10 11 (20.00%) CISA
11 10 (18.18%) Management Information System
11 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (18.18%) Open Source
11 10 (18.18%) Security Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.36%) Information Assurance
12 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (16.36%) GIAC
13 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
13 8 (14.55%) PCI DSS
13 8 (14.55%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (14.55%) Varonis
14 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
14 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Firewall
1 4 (7.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
2 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Big Data
1 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
General
1 20 (36.36%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (76.36%) Architect
2 34 (61.82%) Security Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Information Architect
4 9 (16.36%) Information Security Architect
5 8 (14.55%) Lead Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Information Assurance Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Information Assurance Leader
7 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 3 (5.45%) CISSP Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Lead Security Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Security Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Security Technical Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Author
10 2 (3.64%) Software Development Team Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Software Team Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) JSON
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
1 1 (1.82%) OAuth
1 1 (1.82%) REST
1 1 (1.82%) SAML
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
1 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.55%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
4 5 (9.09%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (87.27%) TOGAF
2 32 (58.18%) Information Security
3 30 (54.55%) Security Architecture
4 22 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (23.64%) Data Protection
5 13 (23.64%) Identity Management
6 12 (21.82%) Data Loss Prevention
7 11 (20.00%) SIEM
8 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (18.18%) Open Source
8 10 (18.18%) Security Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Information Assurance
9 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
11 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (10.91%) ITIL
13 5 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
13 5 (9.09%) Security Management
13 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) CISSP
2 20 (36.36%) CISM
3 11 (20.00%) CISA
4 9 (16.36%) GIAC
5 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) CCNA
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 3 (5.45%) GISP
7 3 (5.45%) IISP
8 2 (3.64%) CLAS
9 1 (1.82%) CCNP
9 1 (1.82%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.82%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.73%) COBIT
3 5 (9.09%) RMADS
4 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.82%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) vCloud
1 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Varonis
2 3 (5.45%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.45%) HP
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Splunk
2 3 (5.45%) Symantec
3 1 (1.82%) Aveksa
3 1 (1.82%) Capita
3 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
3 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.82%) VMware