Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Risk Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Risk Assessment
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 526 531
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 343 363 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.44% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 225 217
England median daily rate £483 £471 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -0.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £328 £355
90th Percentile £650 £675 £643
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
England median hourly rate £15.00 £60.44 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.18% +42.20% +16.04%
10th Percentile £14.50 £31.96 £40.47
90th Percentile £25.10 £150.00 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £60.44 £42.50
% change year-on-year -75.18% +42.20% +6.25%

Risk Assessment is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83,301 81,780 81,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.79% 86.06% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,889 55,114 54,414
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,083 1,882 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Risk Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in England

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Risk Assessment in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Assessment in England

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Assessment in England

Risk Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Assessment in England

Risk Assessment
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 173 £525 +10.99% 37
South East -21 69 £445 +8.54% 21
North of England -30 34 £420 -11.58% 15
Midlands -10 26 £375 -21.05% 17
East of England -6 22 £523 +10.00% 14
South West -35 19 £450 -10.00% 8
North West -24 18 £375 -1.96% 7
East Midlands +20 17 £363 -3.33% 5
Yorkshire -23 10 £475 - 6
West Midlands -27 9 £406 -14.47% 12
North East +3 7 £490 -2.00% 2
Risk Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Risk Assessment.

1 101 (29.45%) Risk Management
2 87 (25.36%) Information Security
3 81 (23.62%) Finance
4 71 (20.70%) CISSP
5 69 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
6 61 (17.78%) Security Cleared
7 59 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 53 (15.45%) SC Cleared
10 48 (13.99%) Management Information System
11 43 (12.54%) CISM
12 42 (12.24%) Windows
13 39 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (11.37%) GDPR
14 36 (10.50%) Project Management
15 35 (10.20%) Migration
16 32 (9.33%) Unix
16 32 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (8.75%) ITIL
17 30 (8.75%) CISA
18 29 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
19 28 (8.16%) Degree
20 27 (7.87%) Data Protection
20 27 (7.87%) Banking
21 26 (7.58%) Legal
21 26 (7.58%) Security Testing
21 26 (7.58%) DevOps
21 26 (7.58%) Identity Access Management
22 25 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
23 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure

Risk Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (2.92%) Apache Solr
2 7 (2.04%) Confluence
2 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.17%) IIS
4 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.29%) Liferay
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Actimize
1 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Finacle
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle AML
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.08%) Office 365
4 5 (1.46%) IaaS
5 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.17%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.29%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.54%) Firewall
2 14 (4.08%) Network Security
3 6 (1.75%) LAN
4 5 (1.46%) Skype
4 5 (1.46%) WAN
5 4 (1.17%) SSH
5 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.58%) 4G
7 2 (0.58%) BGP
7 2 (0.58%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) NGN
7 2 (0.58%) OSPF
7 2 (0.58%) SAN
7 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.58%) Wireless
8 1 (0.29%) DNS
8 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.29%) VPN
8 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.21%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.29%) MS Access
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.92%) Gatling
2 10 (2.92%) JIRA
2 10 (2.92%) JMeter
2 10 (2.92%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) NeoLoad
4 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Appium
5 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.29%) Protractor
5 1 (0.29%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (23.62%) Finance
2 27 (7.87%) Banking
3 26 (7.58%) Legal
4 17 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.46%) Electronics
8 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.46%) Marketing
8 5 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Publishing
9 3 (0.87%) Retail
10 2 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (16.62%) Consultant
2 47 (13.70%) Security Consultant
3 45 (13.12%) Analyst
4 34 (9.91%) Architect
5 31 (9.04%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.83%) Security Architect
7 16 (4.66%) Security Manager
8 14 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.79%) Security Specialist
10 12 (3.50%) Security Analyst
10 12 (3.50%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 11 (3.21%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.92%) Information Manager
12 10 (2.92%) Information Security Manager
13 9 (2.62%) Information Analyst
13 9 (2.62%) Information Security Analyst
13 9 (2.62%) Information Security Consultant
14 8 (2.33%) Risk Manager
14 8 (2.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.21%) RESTful
2 8 (2.33%) XML
3 7 (2.04%) CSS
3 7 (2.04%) HTML
3 7 (2.04%) SailPoint
4 6 (1.75%) .NET
4 6 (1.75%) Middleware
4 6 (1.75%) Spring
5 5 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (1.46%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.46%) J2EE
5 5 (1.46%) JSP
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.46%) Taglibs
5 5 (1.46%) XML Schema
5 5 (1.46%) XSLT
6 4 (1.17%) EDIFACT
6 4 (1.17%) REST
6 4 (1.17%) Web Services
7 2 (0.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.54%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.79%) CESG
5 10 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.75%) FMCG
7 6 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (1.75%) RIA
8 5 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.46%) NHS
8 5 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.87%) PKI
9 3 (0.87%) Robotics
9 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.24%) Windows
2 32 (9.33%) Unix
3 20 (5.83%) Linux
4 13 (3.79%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.92%) Solaris
6 8 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.87%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (29.45%) Risk Management
2 87 (25.36%) Information Security
3 69 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (10.50%) Project Management
7 35 (10.20%) Migration
8 30 (8.75%) ITIL
9 29 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (7.87%) Data Protection
11 26 (7.58%) DevOps
11 26 (7.58%) Identity Access Management
11 26 (7.58%) Security Testing
12 25 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (6.71%) Change Management
14 22 (6.41%) ISMS
15 19 (5.54%) Open Source
16 18 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (5.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 17 (4.96%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.83%) Java
2 14 (4.08%) Python
3 11 (3.21%) Ruby
3 11 (3.21%) Scala
3 11 (3.21%) SQL
4 9 (2.62%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.75%) C#
5 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.87%) C
7 2 (0.58%) Perl
7 2 (0.58%) PHP
7 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) C++
8 1 (0.29%) Korn
8 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (20.70%) CISSP
2 61 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 53 (15.45%) SC Cleared
4 43 (12.54%) CISM
5 30 (8.75%) CISA
6 28 (8.16%) Degree
7 18 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.79%) CRISC
9 12 (3.50%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (2.92%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (2.62%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 8 (2.33%) AWS Certification
13 8 (2.33%) CHFI
14 7 (2.04%) CSSLP
14 7 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (1.75%) CCSP
16 5 (1.46%) CCNA
16 5 (1.46%) ISEB
17 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (11.37%) GDPR
3 11 (3.21%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.92%) QA
5 9 (2.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (2.33%) PMO
7 7 (2.04%) COBIT
7 7 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (1.46%) RMADS
9 4 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.58%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.58%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.58%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.58%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.58%) SLA
11 1 (0.29%) COSO
11 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (4.66%) Docker
2 12 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.54%) IBM BigFix
2 15 (4.37%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.92%) Prometheus
4 5 (1.46%) Sysdig
5 4 (1.17%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.29%) Ansible
8 1 (0.29%) CASB
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.29%) Nessus
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) QRadar
8 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) SCCM
8 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.41%) Oracle
3 18 (5.25%) SAP
4 13 (3.79%) IBM
5 10 (2.92%) AppDynamics
5 10 (2.92%) SOASTA, Inc
6 9 (2.62%) Cisco
6 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.62%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.33%) CyberArk
7 8 (2.33%) VMware
8 7 (2.04%) ForgeRock
9 6 (1.75%) Splunk
10 4 (1.17%) CA
10 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.17%) Citrix
10 4 (1.17%) HP
10 4 (1.17%) McAfee
10 4 (1.17%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.87%) Blue Prism