Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 498 500
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +19
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 364 349 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 207 238
England median daily rate £475 £470 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -0.27% -0.79%
10th Percentile £349 £358 £325
90th Percentile £638 £638 £686
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £463
% change year-on-year -0.42% +2.70% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
England median hourly rate £21.01 £42.50 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.56% +16.04% +46.50%
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £42.50 £36.63
% change year-on-year -50.56% +16.04% +46.50%

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 78,362 75,019 81,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,924 50,072 53,427
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,820 2,045 2,486
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.19 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -37 155 £450 -5.26% 52
South East -18 90 £425 -16.09% 36
North of England +43 50 £475 +18.75% 11
North West +15 26 £473 +8.00% 7
South West +22 25 £500 +44.93% 3
Midlands +12 21 £475 +10.47% 14
Yorkshire +20 20 £475 +11.76% 4
East of England -8 20 £475 +18.75% 12
West Midlands +13 13 £475 +10.47% 12
East Midlands - 8 £600 - 2
North East +30 4 £500 +25.00%
Risk Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 145 (39.84%) Information Security
2 110 (30.22%) Risk Management
3 86 (23.63%) Finance
4 74 (20.33%) CISSP
5 71 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 66 (18.13%) GDPR
7 54 (14.84%) CISM
8 52 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (12.64%) ITIL
11 46 (12.64%) Data Protection
12 44 (12.09%) Management Information System
13 42 (11.54%) Security Cleared
14 40 (10.99%) Security Management
15 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (10.44%) Security Architecture
16 33 (9.07%) SQL
17 32 (8.79%) Project Management
18 30 (8.24%) GAP Analysis
18 30 (8.24%) SIEM
18 30 (8.24%) PCI DSS
18 30 (8.24%) SC Cleared
19 29 (7.97%) Information Security Management
19 29 (7.97%) Service Management
20 28 (7.69%) Degree
20 28 (7.69%) Security Operations
21 27 (7.42%) Data Protection Act
21 27 (7.42%) Risk Analysis
22 24 (6.59%) Business Analysis

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 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.10%) IIS
3 3 (0.82%) Apache
3 3 (0.82%) JBoss
3 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) Liferay
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.92%) SaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Office 365
5 2 (0.55%) Google Play
5 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.30%) Network Security
2 10 (2.75%) Internet
3 9 (2.47%) Firewall
4 7 (1.92%) LAN
5 5 (1.37%) SSL
6 4 (1.10%) WAN
7 3 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.82%) NGN
7 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.55%) BGP
8 2 (0.55%) DNS
8 2 (0.55%) HTTP
8 2 (0.55%) IPsec
8 2 (0.55%) LTE
8 2 (0.55%) MPLS
8 2 (0.55%) OSPF
8 2 (0.55%) SMS
8 2 (0.55%) TETRA
8 2 (0.55%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.10%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.55%) Big Data
4 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.27%) DB2
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Power BI
5 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (1.92%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) eggPlant
2 3 (0.82%) JMeter
2 3 (0.82%) NeoLoad
2 3 (0.82%) Rational Rose
2 3 (0.82%) Selenium
3 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.55%) Gatling
3 2 (0.55%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 86 (23.63%) Finance
2 22 (6.04%) Banking
2 22 (6.04%) Retail
3 15 (4.12%) Legal
4 13 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.75%) Law
6 9 (2.47%) Spanish Language
7 8 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Billing
9 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.82%) Games
11 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 76 (20.88%) Consultant
2 64 (17.58%) Analyst
3 61 (16.76%) Security Consultant
4 41 (11.26%) Architect
5 29 (7.97%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.97%) Security Architect
6 25 (6.87%) Security Manager
7 21 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.77%) Security Analyst
8 19 (5.22%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 17 (4.67%) Information Manager
9 17 (4.67%) Information Security Manager
9 17 (4.67%) Security Officer
10 16 (4.40%) Risk Manager
11 15 (4.12%) Risk Consultant
12 14 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
12 14 (3.85%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.30%) Risk Officer
14 10 (2.75%) Information Officer
14 10 (2.75%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) Web Services
2 11 (3.02%) SAML
3 10 (2.75%) OAuth2
3 10 (2.75%) Swagger
3 10 (2.75%) WSDL
4 5 (1.37%) .NET
4 5 (1.37%) XML
5 4 (1.10%) Middleware
6 3 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.82%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.82%) JSON
6 3 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.55%) CSS
7 2 (0.55%) CSS3
7 2 (0.55%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.55%) HTML
7 2 (0.55%) HTML5
7 2 (0.55%) REST
7 2 (0.55%) RESTful
7 2 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (12.09%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.42%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (4.95%) CESG
5 10 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.92%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.92%) User Experience
7 6 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.10%) Robotics
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) Handset
10 3 (0.82%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.82%) PKI
10 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.55%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.95%) Windows
2 13 (3.57%) Unix
3 12 (3.30%) Linux
4 6 (1.65%) Android
5 3 (0.82%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Solaris
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (39.84%) Information Security
2 110 (30.22%) Risk Management
3 52 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (12.64%) Data Protection
5 46 (12.64%) ITIL
6 40 (10.99%) Security Management
7 38 (10.44%) Security Architecture
7 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (8.79%) Project Management
9 30 (8.24%) GAP Analysis
9 30 (8.24%) SIEM
10 29 (7.97%) Information Security Management
10 29 (7.97%) Service Management
11 28 (7.69%) Security Operations
12 27 (7.42%) Risk Analysis
13 24 (6.59%) Business Analysis
13 24 (6.59%) ISMS
13 24 (6.59%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.07%) SQL
2 10 (2.75%) Java
3 6 (1.65%) C#
4 5 (1.37%) C
4 5 (1.37%) C++
5 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.10%) Perl
5 4 (1.10%) Python
5 4 (1.10%) VB
6 3 (0.82%) Ruby
6 3 (0.82%) Scala
6 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.27%) R
8 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (20.33%) CISSP
2 54 (14.84%) CISM
3 42 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 30 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 28 (7.69%) Degree
6 22 (6.04%) CISA
7 13 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.47%) CLAS
9 9 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (2.20%) CEH
11 7 (1.92%) PCI QSA
12 6 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (1.65%) CRISC
13 5 (1.37%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.37%) PMP
14 4 (1.10%) GIAC
14 4 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (18.13%) GDPR
3 30 (8.24%) PCI DSS
4 15 (4.12%) QA
5 12 (3.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (2.47%) Data Quality
7 8 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (2.20%) RMADS
8 6 (1.65%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (1.37%) COBIT
9 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (1.37%) JSP 440
9 5 (1.37%) NIST 800
10 4 (1.10%) PMO
10 4 (1.10%) SLA
11 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.55%) GxP
12 2 (0.55%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Docker
1 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.10%) Puppet
2 3 (0.82%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.55%) Nessus
3 2 (0.55%) Nmap
3 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.55%) QRadar
3 2 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (5.77%) Oracle
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.75%) NetIQ
2 10 (2.75%) WSO2
3 7 (1.92%) SAP
4 6 (1.65%) AppDynamics
5 5 (1.37%) Qualys
6 4 (1.10%) CyberArk
6 4 (1.10%) McAfee
7 3 (0.82%) Casewise
7 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.82%) Citrix
7 3 (0.82%) Dynatrace
7 3 (0.82%) IBM
7 3 (0.82%) Mercator
7 3 (0.82%) Palo Alto
7 3 (0.82%) Remedy
7 3 (0.82%) Symantec
7 3 (0.82%) Trustwave
8 2 (0.55%) Capita