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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 585 577 572
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing SABSA 27 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.019% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.026% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 0
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£532 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 - -
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
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 -19 26 £532 +1.38% 7
South East -14 9 £550 - 2
London +6 7 £513 -2.38% 3
Surrey - 6 £550 - 2
North West - 5 £515 -
East of England - 3 £675 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 2
Harlow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Telford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 32 (74.42%) Security Architecture
2 27 (62.79%) TOGAF
3 25 (58.14%) CISSP
4 20 (46.51%) Cyber Security
5 16 (37.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (30.23%) Zachman Framework
7 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
8 12 (27.91%) Information Security
8 12 (27.91%) CESG
9 11 (25.58%) CISM
9 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
9 11 (25.58%) COBIT
10 10 (23.26%) CESG CLAS
11 9 (20.93%) ISSAP
12 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (16.28%) ITIL
13 7 (16.28%) Degree
14 6 (13.95%) Data Protection
14 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
14 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
15 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
15 5 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
15 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (11.63%) Cisco
15 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
15 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
16 4 (9.30%) Network Security
16 4 (9.30%) SIEM
16 4 (9.30%) CISMP

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 3 (6.98%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) PaaS
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (9.30%) Network Security
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Architect
2 29 (67.44%) Security Architect
3 14 (32.56%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) IT Architect
6 2 (4.65%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (4.65%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Security Advisor
7 1 (2.33%) Cyber Security Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Security Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Security Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XSD
2 1 (2.33%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) WSDL
2 1 (2.33%) Java EE
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) CESG
2 10 (23.26%) CESG CLAS
3 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.98%) RMADS
6 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) SCADA
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Security Architecture
2 27 (62.79%) TOGAF
3 20 (46.51%) Cyber Security
4 16 (37.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (30.23%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (27.91%) Information Security
7 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (16.28%) ITIL
9 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.95%) Data Protection
10 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
10 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.30%) SIEM
12 3 (6.98%) Database Security
12 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
12 3 (6.98%) Security Management
13 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 2 (4.65%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) CISSP
2 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) CISM
4 9 (20.93%) ISSAP
5 7 (16.28%) Degree
6 4 (9.30%) CISMP
7 2 (4.65%) CEH
7 2 (4.65%) CISA
7 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (25.58%) COBIT
3 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) Juniper
2 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle