Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 199 205
Rank change year-on-year +21 +6 -20
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 26 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.38% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 22
North West median daily rate £473 £425 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +12.29% -26.15%
10th Percentile £290 £390 £316
90th Percentile £480 £620 £544
England median daily rate £471 £468 £475
% change year-on-year +0.75% -1.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £21.01 - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,483 5,198 6,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.20% 84.48% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 3,364 4,210
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 153 273
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.74 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Risk Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in the North West

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Assessment in the North West

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in the North West over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Assessment in the North West

Risk Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Assessment in the North West

Risk Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester +10 13 £480 +14.29% 2
Cheshire - 9 £400 -
Lancashire +3 1 £150 -66.67% 5
Cumbria -3 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Risk Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Risk Assessment.

1 9 (34.62%) SIEM
1 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (34.62%) Target Operating Model
1 9 (34.62%) Threat Intelligence
2 8 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 8 (30.77%) Spanish Language
2 8 (30.77%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
3 5 (19.23%) OWASP
3 5 (19.23%) Open Source
3 5 (19.23%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Internal Audit
5 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (11.54%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (11.54%) PaaS
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (7.69%) Retail
6 2 (7.69%) QA
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10

Risk Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (30.77%) Spanish Language
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
2 11 (42.31%) Security Consultant
3 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Security Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Governance Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.85%) QA Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (34.62%) SIEM
1 9 (34.62%) Target Operating Model
1 9 (34.62%) Threat Intelligence
2 8 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 8 (30.77%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Open Source
3 5 (19.23%) OWASP
3 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (15.38%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) Internal Audit
5 3 (11.54%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CISA
1 1 (3.85%) CISM
1 1 (3.85%) CISSP
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) VMware