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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 580 591 586
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing SABSA 50 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.030% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.040% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £492 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £555 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £511 £650
% change year-on-year
-2.20% -21.34%
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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

SABSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SABSA
Top 30 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 2 September 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 +26 48 £530 +3.41% 4
London +15 30 £530 +0.95% 2
South East -17 5 £440 -17.37%
Yorkshire -25 4 £550 +7.31% 1
City of London - 4 £530 -
Staines - 3 £500 -
Surrey - 3 £500 -
Hampshire +6 2 £380 -28.63%
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £500 -
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
Derby - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £380 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South West -2 1 £550 -
Leeds -27 1 £550 +7.31%
West Yorkshire -29 1 £550 +7.31%
North West -32 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £435 -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Belfast - 1 £525 -
Watford - 1 - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 63 (71.59%) TOGAF
2 61 (69.32%) Security Architecture
3 51 (57.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (46.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 41 (46.59%) Information Security
5 40 (45.45%) CISSP
6 31 (35.23%) CISM
7 30 (34.09%) Finance
8 24 (27.27%) Project Management
9 18 (20.45%) COBIT
9 18 (20.45%) Cyber Security
10 17 (19.32%) ITIL
11 16 (18.18%) Identity Management
12 14 (15.91%) Zachman Framework
12 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
13 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
13 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
13 13 (14.77%) ISSAP
13 13 (14.77%) Degree
14 12 (13.64%) CISA
14 12 (13.64%) SAN
14 12 (13.64%) Management Information System
15 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
16 10 (11.36%) SIEM
16 10 (11.36%) PKI
16 10 (11.36%) Firewall
17 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (9.09%) Network Security
18 8 (9.09%) IIS

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) JBoss
2 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.27%) iPlanet
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
1 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) BusinessWare
1 2 (2.27%) SAP R/3
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) SAN
2 10 (11.36%) Firewall
3 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) SCCP
4 1 (1.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) DB2
2 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.27%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (34.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (75.00%) Architect
2 64 (72.73%) Security Architect
3 14 (15.91%) Security Manager
3 14 (15.91%) Security Assurance Manager
4 13 (14.77%) Information Security Architect
4 13 (14.77%) Information Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Lead Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Lead Security Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.55%) IT Architect
6 4 (4.55%) IT Security Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Cyber Security Architect
9 1 (1.14%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) OAuth
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 10 (11.36%) PKI
4 5 (5.68%) CESG
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) BYOD
6 2 (2.27%) AS400
6 2 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) zOS
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.27%) AIX
3 2 (2.27%) Solaris
3 2 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) TOGAF
2 61 (69.32%) Security Architecture
3 41 (46.59%) Information Security
3 41 (46.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (27.27%) Project Management
5 18 (20.45%) Cyber Security
6 17 (19.32%) ITIL
7 16 (18.18%) Identity Management
8 14 (15.91%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
10 10 (11.36%) SIEM
11 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (9.09%) SDLC
13 7 (7.95%) Information Assurance
13 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
13 7 (7.95%) Scrum
13 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
14 6 (6.82%) Security Management
14 6 (6.82%) Security Testing
14 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (45.45%) CISSP
2 31 (35.23%) CISM
3 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) Degree
4 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) ISSAP
5 12 (13.64%) CISA
6 7 (7.95%) CGEIT
6 7 (7.95%) CRISC
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.55%) CCNA
9 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.41%) CCSA
10 2 (2.27%) SSCP
10 2 (2.27%) PhD
10 2 (2.27%) CCSP
10 2 (2.27%) ISACA
10 2 (2.27%) CEH
11 1 (1.14%) GCED
11 1 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (57.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (20.45%) COBIT
3 7 (7.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (1.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) ClearTrust
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle
2 5 (5.68%) SAP
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) BEA
4 2 (2.27%) CA
4 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.27%) Vitria
4 2 (2.27%) VMware
4 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.27%) FireEye
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco
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