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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 606 586 613
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs citing SABSA 22 59 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.13% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 44 15
Median daily rate £675 £615 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £515 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £606 £640 £538
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +19.06%
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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 15 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 2 December 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 -26 21 £675 +11.11% 9
London -22 12 £700 +32.07% 5
East of England - 5 £650 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £700 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £700 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £588 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £563 -
South East +26 1 £538 -10.41% 2
Warwick - 1 £563 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £775 -
Berkshire - 1 £538 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £775 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £563 -
North East - 1 £775 -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 44 (84.62%) TOGAF
2 35 (67.31%) Information Security
2 35 (67.31%) CISSP
3 25 (48.08%) Security Architecture
4 23 (44.23%) CISM
5 17 (32.69%) Banking
6 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (26.92%) Finance
8 12 (23.08%) SIEM
8 12 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
9 10 (19.23%) CISA
9 10 (19.23%) GIAC
10 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
11 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
11 8 (15.38%) Varonis
12 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.54%) Identity Management
13 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (11.54%) Windows
13 6 (11.54%) ISSAP
13 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
14 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (9.62%) Network Security
14 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (9.62%) COBIT
14 5 (9.62%) ITIL
14 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (9.62%) Data Centre

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 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Network Security
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
General
1 17 (32.69%) Banking
2 14 (26.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (73.08%) Architect
2 36 (69.23%) Security Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Information Security Architect
4 8 (15.38%) Information Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 4 (7.69%) CISSP Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Security Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Author
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) IT Architect
8 2 (3.85%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Software Development Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) CESG
5 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) TOGAF
2 35 (67.31%) Information Security
3 25 (48.08%) Security Architecture
4 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
5 12 (23.08%) SIEM
6 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
7 6 (11.54%) Identity Management
7 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) ITIL
8 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.69%) Project Management
9 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.77%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 35 (67.31%) CISSP
2 23 (44.23%) CISM
3 10 (19.23%) CISA
3 10 (19.23%) GIAC
4 6 (11.54%) ISSAP
5 4 (7.69%) CCNA
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) GISP
6 3 (5.77%) IISP
7 2 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (3.85%) CLAS
7 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) CCNP
8 1 (1.92%) CISMP
8 1 (1.92%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.92%) SANS
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.62%) COBIT
2 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.85%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Varonis
2 4 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
3 3 (5.77%) Splunk
3 3 (5.77%) Symantec
4 2 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Palantir
5 1 (1.92%) VMware