Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 557 507 505
Rank change year-on-year -50 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 259 370 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.47% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 216 181
England median daily rate £500 £480 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.78% -7.50%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £504 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +6.05% +2.43% -7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
England median hourly rate £39.46 £55.00 £46.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +17.81% -25.30%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.10 £42.50
90th Percentile £62.20 £71.50 £60.87
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £55.00 £46.69
% change year-on-year -23.64% +17.81% -18.81%

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 72,423 78,859 71,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.40% 86.76% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,088 52,318 47,310
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,937 2,154 1,916
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.78 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.78% -12.88% -

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 18 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 June 2019. 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 -24 129 £550 +10.00% 7
South East -24 48 £438 -7.89% 4
North of England +20 38 £456 -4.95% 4
South West -23 27 £480 -20.00% 3
North West +21 23 £438 -5.91% 1
Yorkshire +10 15 £650 +8.33% 3
East of England -1 10 £550 -3.30% 2
Midlands -6 4 £600 +50.00% 10
West Midlands -11 3 £600 +50.00% 6
East Midlands +6 1 - - 4
Risk Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 89 (34.36%) Finance
2 87 (33.59%) Information Security
3 72 (27.80%) Cybersecurity
4 60 (23.17%) Risk Management
5 51 (19.69%) CISSP
6 44 (16.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 43 (16.60%) Project Management
8 41 (15.83%) Security Cleared
9 38 (14.67%) Management Information System
10 37 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (13.51%) CISM
11 35 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (13.51%) Degree
11 35 (13.51%) Security Architecture
12 31 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (11.97%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (11.58%) Change Management
14 29 (11.20%) Identity Access Management
15 28 (10.81%) SC Cleared
16 26 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (9.65%) Computer Science
18 24 (9.27%) Legal
19 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
19 23 (8.88%) ITIL
19 23 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (8.11%) Linux
20 21 (8.11%) Banking
20 21 (8.11%) SIEM
21 20 (7.72%) Windows
21 20 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree

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 12 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.32%) Confluence
3 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.16%) Apache
4 3 (1.16%) JBoss
4 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.77%) CMS
5 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.77%) nginx
5 2 (0.77%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) Sketch
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.95%) Office 365
4 15 (5.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.16%) G Suite
9 2 (0.77%) Apigee
9 2 (0.77%) IaaS
9 2 (0.77%) PaaS
9 2 (0.77%) SaaS
10 1 (0.39%) GitHub
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.95%) Firewall
1 18 (6.95%) Network Security
2 9 (3.47%) Internet
3 6 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.93%) LAN
5 4 (1.54%) DNS
6 3 (1.16%) IPsec
6 3 (1.16%) Skype
6 3 (1.16%) VPN
6 3 (1.16%) WAN
7 2 (0.77%) MPLS
7 2 (0.77%) SAN
8 1 (0.39%) BGP
8 1 (0.39%) DMZ
8 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.39%) FTP
8 1 (0.39%) Intranet
8 1 (0.39%) SMTP
8 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.47%) Big Data
2 8 (3.09%) Data Lake
3 7 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) GIS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.09%) JIRA
2 5 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.54%) Artifactory
3 4 (1.54%) Cobertura
3 4 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.54%) Gradle
3 4 (1.54%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.54%) Snyk
3 4 (1.54%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.16%) Selenium
4 3 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.77%) GitLab
5 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.39%) TestNG
General
1 89 (34.36%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Legal
3 21 (8.11%) Banking
4 17 (6.56%) Financial Institution
5 12 (4.63%) Marketing
5 12 (4.63%) Retail
6 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.70%) Advertising
7 7 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.16%) Law
9 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.16%) Military
9 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.77%) German Language
10 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.17%) Consultant
2 38 (14.67%) Security Consultant
3 36 (13.90%) Architect
4 35 (13.51%) Analyst
5 31 (11.97%) Security Architect
6 30 (11.58%) Project Manager
7 19 (7.34%) Security Analyst
8 13 (5.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 13 (5.02%) IT Manager
8 13 (5.02%) Risk Manager
9 12 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.63%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (3.09%) Information Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) Graduate
11 7 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) Security Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Security Manager
11 7 (2.70%) Trainee
11 7 (2.70%) Trainee Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.56%) Web Services
2 8 (3.09%) .NET
3 7 (2.70%) CSS
3 7 (2.70%) HTML
3 7 (2.70%) OAuth
3 7 (2.70%) OpenID
4 6 (2.32%) Node.js
5 4 (1.54%) boto
5 4 (1.54%) RESTful
5 4 (1.54%) SAML
5 4 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.16%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.16%) XACML
7 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.77%) React
8 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.39%) Django
8 1 (0.39%) Flask
8 1 (0.39%) Middleware
8 1 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.67%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.47%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (3.47%) PKI
4 8 (3.09%) CESG
5 7 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.70%) User Experience
6 6 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.16%) Equities
8 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.77%) CMDB
9 2 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.77%) NHS
9 2 (0.77%) PMI
10 1 (0.39%) EPoS
10 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.11%) Linux
2 20 (7.72%) Windows
3 7 (2.70%) Unix
4 5 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.93%) Solaris
5 4 (1.54%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (33.59%) Information Security
2 72 (27.80%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (23.17%) Risk Management
4 43 (16.60%) Project Management
5 37 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (13.51%) Security Architecture
6 35 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (11.97%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (11.58%) Change Management
9 29 (11.20%) Identity Access Management
10 25 (9.65%) Computer Science
11 23 (8.88%) ITIL
11 23 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (8.11%) SIEM
13 18 (6.95%) Decision-Making
13 18 (6.95%) Information Assurance
14 16 (6.18%) Security Testing
15 15 (5.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (5.79%) Security Management
15 15 (5.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.34%) Java
2 13 (5.02%) C++
2 13 (5.02%) Python
3 12 (4.63%) C
3 12 (4.63%) SQL
4 11 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.86%) C#
6 7 (2.70%) Go
7 4 (1.54%) PHP
7 4 (1.54%) Ruby
8 2 (0.77%) Kotlin
8 2 (0.77%) Scala
9 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.39%) R
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (19.69%) CISSP
2 41 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 35 (13.51%) CISM
3 35 (13.51%) Degree
4 28 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 20 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (6.56%) CISA
7 14 (5.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (4.63%) CRISC
9 10 (3.86%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.47%) CLAS
11 8 (3.09%) SANS
12 7 (2.70%) CEH
12 7 (2.70%) SSCP
13 5 (1.93%) PhD
14 4 (1.54%) GIAC
15 3 (1.16%) CIMA
15 3 (1.16%) CSSLP
15 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
15 3 (1.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (16.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.56%) NIST
3 16 (6.18%) PCI DSS
4 15 (5.79%) GDPR
5 12 (4.63%) QA
5 12 (4.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (3.09%) COBIT
6 8 (3.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (2.32%) PMO
8 5 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.54%) RMADS
10 3 (1.16%) NCSC
11 2 (0.77%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.77%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.77%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.39%) COSO
12 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.16%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (0.77%) Docker
3 2 (0.77%) XenApp
3 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.47%) QRadar
2 7 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.32%) Nessus
4 4 (1.54%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (1.54%) Mesos
4 4 (1.54%) Nmap
4 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.54%) Puppet
4 4 (1.54%) Rancher
4 4 (1.54%) Sysdig
5 3 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.41%) Google
3 12 (4.63%) Cisco
4 10 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.47%) Qualys
5 9 (3.47%) SAP
6 7 (2.70%) DocuSign
6 7 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.32%) FireEye
8 5 (1.93%) Oracle
8 5 (1.93%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.54%) IBM
9 4 (1.54%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.54%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.54%) Splunk
9 4 (1.54%) VMware
10 3 (1.16%) AlienVault
10 3 (1.16%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.16%) McAfee