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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 588 597 608
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing SABSA 54 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.064% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.081% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 16
Median daily rate £600 £524 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £348 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £593 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £518 £525
% change year-on-year
+15.88% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43607 44569 42344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.56% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29001 28695 26629
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1203 1227
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 26 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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 54 £600 +14.28% 10
London +27 25 £600 +4.34% 7
North West - 14 £628 -
Blackpool - 9 £675 -
Lancashire - 9 £675 -
Yorkshire - 5 £588 - 1
Midlands - 5 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
South West +6 3 £600 +9.09%
Cheshire - 3 £600 -
Warrington - 3 £600 -
Bristol - 3 £600 -
Leeds - 3 £475 -
Feltham 0 2 £525 +1.94%
South East -4 2 £528 +0.86% 2
Birmingham -9 2 £375 -25.00%
West Midlands -20 2 £375 -25.00%
Manchester - 2 £600 -
City of London +34 1 £625 - 1
Middlesex -11 1 £530 +39.47%
Berkshire - 1 £525 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Peel - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £525 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £625 -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 100 (86.21%) TOGAF
2 80 (68.97%) CISSP
3 70 (60.34%) Information Security
4 64 (55.17%) Security Architecture
5 50 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (33.62%) CISM
7 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (25.86%) PCI DSS
9 28 (24.14%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (22.41%) Degree
10 26 (22.41%) Project Management
11 25 (21.55%) PRINCE2
11 25 (21.55%) CESG Certified Professional
12 23 (19.83%) CESG
13 22 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
15 19 (16.38%) Security Management
15 19 (16.38%) ITIL
15 19 (16.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 19 (16.38%) CLAS
16 18 (15.52%) IIS
16 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
17 17 (14.66%) Firewall
17 17 (14.66%) CISA
17 17 (14.66%) ISSAP
18 16 (13.79%) CISMP
18 16 (13.79%) Finance
18 16 (13.79%) Oracle
18 16 (13.79%) COBIT
19 15 (12.93%) Zachman Framework

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 18 (15.52%) IIS
2 4 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.45%) iPlanet
2 4 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.86%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) BusinessWare
1 4 (3.45%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) SaaS
3 3 (2.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) Firewall
2 10 (8.62%) Internet
3 7 (6.03%) Network Security
4 2 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) DB2
1 4 (3.45%) DB2 UDB
1 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Legal
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.59%) Publishing
5 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (78.45%) Architect
2 86 (74.14%) Security Architect
3 23 (19.83%) CISSP Architect
4 16 (13.79%) TOGAF Architect
5 12 (10.34%) SABSA Security Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Delivery Manager
6 11 (9.48%) Lead Security Architect
7 9 (7.76%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (7.76%) Information Architect
7 9 (7.76%) Information Security Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Azure Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 7 (6.03%) AWS Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Security Manager
10 5 (4.31%) CLAS Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Security Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Zachman Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Web Services
2 4 (3.45%) Ajax
2 4 (3.45%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.86%) Middleware
3 1 (0.86%) Node.js
3 1 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) CESG
2 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.21%) CESG CLAS
3 13 (11.21%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (11.21%) Smartcard
4 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 8 (6.90%) PKI
7 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (6.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (5.17%) Private Cloud
9 5 (4.31%) Driving Licence
10 4 (3.45%) AS400
10 4 (3.45%) Cryptography
10 4 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (2.59%) FMCG
12 2 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.17%) Linux
1 6 (5.17%) Unix
2 4 (3.45%) AIX
2 4 (3.45%) Solaris
2 4 (3.45%) Windows
2 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (86.21%) TOGAF
2 70 (60.34%) Information Security
3 64 (55.17%) Security Architecture
4 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (24.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (22.41%) Project Management
7 25 (21.55%) PRINCE2
8 22 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (16.38%) ITIL
9 19 (16.38%) Security Management
10 15 (12.93%) Zachman Framework
11 14 (12.07%) SIEM
11 14 (12.07%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.34%) ITIL V3
12 12 (10.34%) Risk Management
12 12 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.48%) Quality Management
13 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.48%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.17%) Java
2 1 (0.86%) COBOL
2 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (68.97%) CISSP
2 39 (33.62%) CISM
3 26 (22.41%) Degree
4 25 (21.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 19 (16.38%) CLAS
7 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
8 17 (14.66%) CISA
8 17 (14.66%) ISSAP
9 16 (13.79%) CISMP
10 14 (12.07%) IISP
11 11 (9.48%) CEH
12 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (5.17%) SANS
13 5 (4.31%) GIAC
13 5 (4.31%) ISACA
14 4 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (3.45%) CCSP
15 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (1.72%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (25.86%) PCI DSS
3 19 (16.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (13.79%) COBIT
5 13 (11.21%) ISO27005
6 9 (7.76%) ISAE 3402
6 9 (7.76%) ISO 9001
7 8 (6.90%) RMADS
8 5 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (4.31%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.72%) GxP
10 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.45%) ClearTrust
2 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Cisco
2 13 (11.21%) IBM
3 12 (10.34%) ArcSight
4 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.76%) Barracuda Networks
5 9 (7.76%) Intel Security
5 9 (7.76%) Qualys
5 9 (7.76%) Tripwire
6 7 (6.03%) Sun
7 6 (5.17%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.31%) SAP
9 4 (3.45%) BEA
9 4 (3.45%) CA
9 4 (3.45%) Splunk
9 4 (3.45%) Vitria
10 2 (1.72%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.86%) Apigee
11 1 (0.86%) Mashery
11 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow