The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for RMADS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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 Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 234 258
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 12 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.36% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.32% 3.08% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 5
Median daily rate £550 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £405 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year -0.18% -  

RMADS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 910 1073 1298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.61% 11.57% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 623 656
Median daily rate £425 £386 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +0.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.97% -6.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing RMADS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for RMADS in the South East

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RMADS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for RMADS in the South East

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RMADS in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RMADS in the South East

RMADS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RMADS in the South East

RMADS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 6 £550 +28.65%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £550 +4.76%
RMADS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RMADS 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 South East region with a requirement for RMADS.

1 23 (85.19%) Risk Management
2 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
3 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
4 19 (70.37%) Risk Assessment
4 19 (70.37%) CISSP
4 19 (70.37%) CESG Certified Professional
5 17 (62.96%) Management Information System
5 17 (62.96%) Cryptography
6 16 (59.26%) CESG
6 16 (59.26%) IPsec
7 14 (51.85%) ISMS
8 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
8 13 (48.15%) Wireless
8 13 (48.15%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (44.44%) DV Cleared
10 10 (37.04%) Information Assurance
11 9 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (29.63%) Windows
13 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
14 6 (22.22%) Information Security
15 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
15 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
16 4 (14.81%) Security Management
16 4 (14.81%) JSP 440
16 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
17 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
17 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
17 3 (11.11%) Legal

RMADS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) IPsec
2 13 (48.15%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) FTP
4 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Security Advisor
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Information Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Information Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Management Information System
2 16 (59.26%) CESG
3 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Risk Management
2 19 (70.37%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (62.96%) Cryptography
4 14 (51.85%) ISMS
5 13 (48.15%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
6 10 (37.04%) Information Assurance
7 9 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
9 6 (22.22%) Information Security
10 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
11 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Security Management
12 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
12 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
13 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
14 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
14 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
14 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (70.37%) CESG Certified Professional
3 19 (70.37%) CISSP
4 12 (44.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.70%) CEH
6 1 (3.70%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) JSP 440
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Capita