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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 611 591 593
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing SABSA 50 51 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.090% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.11% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 14
Median daily rate £600 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £495
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.11%
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
44695 45488 42364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 79.85% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 29430 26290
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 £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 23 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 July 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 +2 50 £600 +13.20% 12
London -10 23 £550 +3.77% 7
North West - 13 £655 - 1
Blackpool - 9 £675 -
Lancashire - 9 £675 -
Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 1
Leeds - 5 £438 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £438 - 1
South East -1 4 £530 -3.63% 1
South West -1 4 £600 +9.09%
Bristol - 4 £600 -
Manchester - 4 £600 - 1
Feltham +1 3 £550 -
Midlands - 3 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £525 - 1
Birmingham -15 1 £375 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -30 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £530 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
Slough - 1 £525 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Peel - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 97 (85.84%) TOGAF
2 78 (69.03%) CISSP
3 67 (59.29%) Information Security
4 60 (53.10%) Security Architecture
5 50 (44.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (31.86%) CISM
7 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (25.66%) PCI DSS
9 27 (23.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (23.01%) Project Management
11 25 (22.12%) PRINCE2
12 24 (21.24%) CESG
12 24 (21.24%) CESG Certified Professional
13 22 (19.47%) Degree
14 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
15 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
15 19 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (15.93%) ITIL
16 18 (15.93%) CLAS
17 17 (15.04%) ISSAP
17 17 (15.04%) CISMP
18 16 (14.16%) Firewall
18 16 (14.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (14.16%) COBIT
19 15 (13.27%) Finance
20 14 (12.39%) CESG CLAS
20 14 (12.39%) IIS
20 14 (12.39%) Zachman Framework
21 13 (11.50%) CISA
21 13 (11.50%) Security Management

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 14 (12.39%) IIS
2 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.54%) iPlanet
2 4 (3.54%) MQSeries
2 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.54%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) BusinessWare
1 4 (3.54%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) IaaS
2 4 (3.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) Firewall
2 10 (8.85%) Internet
3 7 (6.19%) Network Security
4 2 (1.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) DB2
1 4 (3.54%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.77%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Retail
3 6 (5.31%) Legal
4 4 (3.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (76.99%) Architect
2 82 (72.57%) Security Architect
3 21 (18.58%) CISSP Architect
4 13 (11.50%) TOGAF Architect
5 11 (9.73%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (9.73%) Lead Security Architect
6 10 (8.85%) Information Architect
6 10 (8.85%) Information Security Architect
6 10 (8.85%) SABSA Security Architect
7 9 (7.96%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Azure Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Security Manager
9 7 (6.19%) AWS Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Security Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Zachman Architect
12 4 (3.54%) TOGAF Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Web Services
2 4 (3.54%) MSMQ
3 3 (2.65%) Ajax
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) Node.js
4 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) CESG
2 14 (12.39%) CESG CLAS
3 13 (11.50%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.85%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.96%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (7.96%) Smartcard
6 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
6 8 (7.08%) PKI
7 7 (6.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (6.19%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.31%) Private Cloud
9 5 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (3.54%) AS400
10 4 (3.54%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (3.54%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (2.65%) Cryptography
11 3 (2.65%) FMCG
12 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) Unix
2 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 4 (3.54%) AIX
3 4 (3.54%) Solaris
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (85.84%) TOGAF
2 67 (59.29%) Information Security
3 60 (53.10%) Security Architecture
4 31 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (23.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (23.01%) Project Management
7 25 (22.12%) PRINCE2
8 19 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (15.93%) ITIL
10 14 (12.39%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (11.50%) Security Management
12 12 (10.62%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.62%) SIEM
13 11 (9.73%) ITIL V3
13 11 (9.73%) Supplier Management
13 11 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (8.85%) Waterfall
15 9 (7.96%) Data Protection
15 9 (7.96%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 78 (69.03%) CISSP
2 36 (31.86%) CISM
3 24 (21.24%) CESG Certified Professional
4 22 (19.47%) Degree
5 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
6 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
7 18 (15.93%) CLAS
8 17 (15.04%) CISMP
8 17 (15.04%) ISSAP
9 13 (11.50%) CISA
10 12 (10.62%) CEH
11 10 (8.85%) IISP
12 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (3.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (3.54%) CCSP
13 4 (3.54%) ISACA
13 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (2.65%) GIAC
14 3 (2.65%) SANS
15 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (44.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (25.66%) PCI DSS
3 16 (14.16%) COBIT
3 16 (14.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (7.96%) ISO27005
5 8 (7.08%) RMADS
6 6 (5.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (5.31%) ISAE 3402
6 6 (5.31%) ISO 9001
6 6 (5.31%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.77%) GxP
8 1 (0.88%) GPG13
8 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.54%) ClearTrust
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle
2 10 (8.85%) IBM
3 9 (7.96%) ArcSight
3 9 (7.96%) Cisco
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.31%) Barracuda Networks
5 6 (5.31%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.31%) Intel Security
5 6 (5.31%) Qualys
5 6 (5.31%) Tripwire
6 5 (4.42%) SAP
7 4 (3.54%) BEA
7 4 (3.54%) CA
7 4 (3.54%) Splunk
7 4 (3.54%) Sun
7 4 (3.54%) Vitria
8 2 (1.77%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.88%) Apigee
9 1 (0.88%) BT
9 1 (0.88%) Mashery