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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 563 595 572
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -23
Contract jobs citing SABSA 57 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.038% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 4
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£530 £533 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £388 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £495 -
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 28 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 31 July 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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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 +9 49 £530 +3.41% 6
London +25 31 £530 -2.75% 5
South East -5 8 £550 +12.24%
Surrey - 6 £575 -
Belfast - 5 £519 -
City of London - 5 £530 - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £519 -
County Antrim - 5 £519 -
West Midlands - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 3 £500 -
Hampshire -7 2 £380 -21.24%
South West -8 2 £550 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Winchester - 2 £380 -
Staines - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
North West -31 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £435 -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 61 (69.32%) Security Architecture
3 56 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (52.27%) Information Security
4 46 (52.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (43.18%) CISSP
6 33 (37.50%) Finance
7 30 (34.09%) CISM
8 24 (27.27%) Project Management
9 19 (21.59%) Cyber Security
10 18 (20.45%) COBIT
11 17 (19.32%) ITIL
12 15 (17.05%) Management Information System
13 14 (15.91%) Degree
14 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
14 13 (14.77%) ISSAP
14 13 (14.77%) CISA
14 13 (14.77%) Identity Management
15 11 (12.50%) SAN
15 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
15 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
16 10 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
16 10 (11.36%) Zachman Framework
17 9 (10.23%) Firewall
18 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (9.09%) SDLC
19 7 (7.95%) SIEM
19 7 (7.95%) CRISC

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (6.82%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
1 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) PaaS
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) SAN
2 9 (10.23%) Firewall
3 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (7.95%) Network Security
5 3 (3.41%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.14%) DNS
6 1 (1.14%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Big Data
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 33 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Architect
2 60 (68.18%) Security Architect
3 14 (15.91%) Security Manager
3 14 (15.91%) Security Assurance Manager
4 12 (13.64%) Information Security Architect
4 12 (13.64%) Information Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Lead Security Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Lead Architect
6 8 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.55%) IT Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 4 (4.55%) IT Security Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Security Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Cyber Security Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.41%) Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) SOAP
2 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) OAuth
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.95%) PKI
4 6 (6.82%) CESG
5 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.41%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (3.41%) SCADA
7 2 (2.27%) BYOD
7 2 (2.27%) User Experience
7 2 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 61 (69.32%) Security Architecture
3 46 (52.27%) Information Security
3 46 (52.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (27.27%) Project Management
5 19 (21.59%) Cyber Security
6 17 (19.32%) ITIL
7 13 (14.77%) Identity Management
8 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 10 (11.36%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.09%) SDLC
11 7 (7.95%) Information Assurance
11 7 (7.95%) SIEM
11 7 (7.95%) Scrum
11 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
12 6 (6.82%) Security Management
12 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) CISSP
2 30 (34.09%) CISM
3 14 (15.91%) Degree
4 13 (14.77%) CISA
4 13 (14.77%) ISSAP
5 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.95%) CGEIT
7 7 (7.95%) CRISC
8 5 (5.68%) CISMP
9 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.41%) CCSA
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.41%) CCNA
10 2 (2.27%) PhD
10 2 (2.27%) SSCP
10 2 (2.27%) CEH
10 2 (2.27%) ISACA
11 1 (1.14%) GCED
11 1 (1.14%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (20.45%) COBIT
3 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (1.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle
2 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.27%) VMware
2 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
2 2 (2.27%) FireEye
3 1 (1.14%) SAP
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco
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