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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
Rank 593 575 601
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs citing SABSA 19 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.028% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 1
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£513 £525 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +110.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £650 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Top 24 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 19 September 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 -1 19 £513 -2.38% 2
North West - 6 £510 -
London +10 5 £513 +2.50% 1
South East +7 4 £531 -18.26% 1
South West - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 26 (68.42%) TOGAF
3 25 (65.79%) CISSP
4 17 (44.74%) Cyber Security
5 15 (39.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (31.58%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (31.58%) CESG
7 11 (28.95%) CISM
8 10 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (26.32%) Information Security
8 10 (26.32%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco
10 7 (18.42%) ITIL
10 7 (18.42%) COBIT
11 6 (15.79%) Degree
11 6 (15.79%) ISSAP
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Firewall
13 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
13 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
13 4 (10.53%) Finance
13 4 (10.53%) Juniper
13 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 4 (10.53%) IIS
13 4 (10.53%) SIEM
13 4 (10.53%) CISMP
13 4 (10.53%) Network Security
14 3 (7.89%) RMADS

SABSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.89%) IGRP
4 2 (5.26%) DMZ
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.63%) FWSM
5 1 (2.63%) ATM
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.63%) FTP
5 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) DB2
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Architect
2 22 (57.89%) Security Architect
3 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Security Advisor
6 2 (5.26%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) IT Security Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) IT Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) Java EE
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) JMS
2 1 (2.63%) WSDL
2 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) CESG
2 10 (26.32%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) RMADS
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.63%) SCADA
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) PKI
6 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 26 (68.42%) TOGAF
3 17 (44.74%) Cyber Security
4 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (31.58%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (26.32%) Information Security
6 7 (18.42%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) SIEM
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) Security Management
9 2 (5.26%) B2B
9 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (2.63%) Business Development
10 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) CISSP
2 11 (28.95%) CISM
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) ISSAP
4 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) CISMP
6 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) CEH
7 1 (2.63%) CISA
7 1 (2.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (18.42%) COBIT
3 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) Juniper
2 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) F5
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) VMware