Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 540 542
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 345 320 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 196 228
England median daily rate £500 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +3.06%
10th Percentile £350 £309 £325
90th Percentile £670 £697 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.00% +87.97%
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 £51.75
% change year-on-year - -8.21% +41.30%

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 80,669 78,509 83,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,846 52,524 55,930
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,159 1,846 2,231
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -7 163 £503 +6.69% 32
South East -7 68 £460 -8.00% 20
Midlands +5 38 £398 -16.32% 18
North of England -24 38 £475 +11.76% 11
East of England +6 24 £523 +30.63% 8
West Midlands -7 23 £400 -15.79% 10
North West -12 21 £413 +37.50% 7
East Midlands +23 15 £363 - 8
South West -35 13 £425 -15.00% 18
Yorkshire -23 11 £675 +58.82% 3
North East +9 9 £590 +18.00% 1
Risk Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 100 (28.99%) Risk Management
2 93 (26.96%) Information Security
3 86 (24.93%) Finance
4 73 (21.16%) CISSP
5 64 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 51 (14.78%) Project Management
8 50 (14.49%) Windows
8 50 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
9 47 (13.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 47 (13.62%) Security Cleared
10 45 (13.04%) Migration
11 43 (12.46%) Unix
12 42 (12.17%) CISM
13 41 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (11.88%) SC Cleared
14 39 (11.30%) Legal
15 35 (10.14%) Oracle
16 34 (9.86%) Identity Access Management
17 32 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (8.70%) DevOps
18 30 (8.70%) GDPR
18 30 (8.70%) ITIL
19 29 (8.41%) Data Protection
19 29 (8.41%) Degree
20 28 (8.12%) Service Delivery
21 27 (7.83%) Banking
22 26 (7.54%) Microsoft
22 26 (7.54%) Firewall
22 26 (7.54%) Security Management

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 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.90%) Apache Solr
3 7 (2.03%) Confluence
4 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.16%) IIS
5 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.87%) SAS
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.16%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Finacle
2 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.35%) Office 365
4 9 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.03%) SaaS
6 5 (1.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.29%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.54%) Firewall
2 21 (6.09%) Network Security
3 10 (2.90%) LAN
3 10 (2.90%) WAN
4 9 (2.61%) SSH
5 7 (2.03%) Internet
5 7 (2.03%) Skype
6 5 (1.45%) NGN
6 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.16%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.16%) Wireless
8 3 (0.87%) BGP
8 3 (0.87%) OSPF
8 3 (0.87%) SAN
9 2 (0.58%) DHCP
9 2 (0.58%) DNS
9 2 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.58%) SSL
9 2 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.48%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.74%) Big Data
4 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.48%) JIRA
3 11 (3.19%) JMeter
4 10 (2.90%) Gatling
4 10 (2.90%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.58%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.58%) Selenium
6 2 (0.58%) Subversion
6 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) Appium
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.29%) Protractor
7 1 (0.29%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.29%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 86 (24.93%) Finance
2 39 (11.30%) Legal
3 27 (7.83%) Banking
4 15 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.61%) Retail Banking
5 9 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.74%) Publishing
7 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.16%) Law
9 3 (0.87%) Retail
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (15.36%) Analyst
2 44 (12.75%) Project Manager
3 38 (11.01%) Consultant
4 27 (7.83%) Architect
5 26 (7.54%) Security Consultant
6 16 (4.64%) Security Analyst
7 14 (4.06%) CyberArk Engineer
7 14 (4.06%) Security Manager
7 14 (4.06%) Senior Manager
8 12 (3.48%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.48%) IT Manager
8 12 (3.48%) Senior Project Manager
8 12 (3.48%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.19%) Security Architect
10 10 (2.90%) Release Manager
10 10 (2.90%) Transition Manager
11 9 (2.61%) Head of Security
11 9 (2.61%) Information Security Officer
11 9 (2.61%) Risk Consultant
11 9 (2.61%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.35%) SailPoint
2 14 (4.06%) Middleware
3 10 (2.90%) RESTful
4 9 (2.61%) REST
5 8 (2.32%) CSS
5 8 (2.32%) HTML
5 8 (2.32%) Web Services
6 7 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.74%) .NET
7 6 (1.74%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (1.74%) XML
7 6 (1.74%) XSLT
8 5 (1.45%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.45%) J2EE
8 5 (1.45%) JSP
8 5 (1.45%) Spring
8 5 (1.45%) Taglibs
8 5 (1.45%) XML Schema
9 4 (1.16%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.54%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.93%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.64%) CESG
6 10 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.74%) FMCG
7 6 (1.74%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (1.74%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (1.74%) RIA
8 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.45%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.45%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.16%) Life Science
10 3 (0.87%) CMDB
10 3 (0.87%) LIMS
10 3 (0.87%) NHS
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) Robotics
10 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.49%) Windows
2 43 (12.46%) Unix
3 13 (3.77%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.61%) Linux
5 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.45%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.16%) Solaris
8 2 (0.58%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.99%) Risk Management
2 93 (26.96%) Information Security
3 64 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (14.78%) Project Management
5 50 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (13.04%) Migration
7 41 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.86%) Identity Access Management
9 30 (8.70%) DevOps
9 30 (8.70%) ITIL
10 29 (8.41%) Data Protection
11 28 (8.12%) Service Delivery
12 26 (7.54%) Security Management
13 23 (6.67%) Security Architecture
13 23 (6.67%) Security Testing
14 21 (6.09%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (5.80%) Analytics
15 20 (5.80%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.22%) Java
1 18 (5.22%) Python
1 18 (5.22%) SQL
2 10 (2.90%) Ruby
2 10 (2.90%) Scala
3 8 (2.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.74%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.45%) C#
6 4 (1.16%) C
7 2 (0.58%) Perl
7 2 (0.58%) PHP
7 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (21.16%) CISSP
2 47 (13.62%) Security Cleared
3 42 (12.17%) CISM
4 41 (11.88%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.41%) Degree
6 25 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (6.67%) CISA
8 14 (4.06%) CCNA
9 12 (3.48%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (3.19%) AWS Certification
11 10 (2.90%) CISMP
12 7 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (2.03%) CCSA
12 7 (2.03%) CHFI
12 7 (2.03%) CSSLP
12 7 (2.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 6 (1.74%) CRISC
13 6 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (8.70%) GDPR
3 19 (5.51%) QA
4 18 (5.22%) PCI DSS
5 11 (3.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (2.32%) COBIT
6 8 (2.32%) PMO
7 7 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
8 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (1.16%) GCP
9 4 (1.16%) GLP
9 4 (1.16%) GMP
9 4 (1.16%) GxP
9 4 (1.16%) RMADS
10 3 (0.87%) SLA
11 2 (0.58%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.58%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.35%) Docker
3 10 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.90%) Prometheus
3 7 (2.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.16%) Sysdig
5 3 (0.87%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.87%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.29%) Ansible
6 1 (0.29%) CASB
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.29%) Nessus
6 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) Salt
6 1 (0.29%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 35 (10.14%) Oracle
2 26 (7.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.64%) CyberArk
4 15 (4.35%) ForgeRock
5 14 (4.06%) IBM
5 14 (4.06%) ServiceNow
5 14 (4.06%) VMware
6 10 (2.90%) AppDynamics
6 10 (2.90%) SOASTA, Inc
6 10 (2.90%) Splunk
7 9 (2.61%) CA
7 9 (2.61%) Cisco
8 5 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.45%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.45%) SAP
9 3 (0.87%) Blue Prism
9 3 (0.87%) FireEye
9 3 (0.87%) ForeScout
9 3 (0.87%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (0.87%) Zscaler