The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 132 138
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.77% 2.65% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £501 £494 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +32.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £430 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £573 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -2.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £72.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -31.37% +41.68%  

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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 339 339 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.66% 11.38% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 212 267
Median daily rate £375 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 12
Median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £33.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RMADS in the South West

RMADS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RMADS in the South West

RMADS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Dorset - 3 - -
Bristol -2 2 £513 -20.54%
Somerset - 1 £490 -
RMADS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for RMADS.

1 7 (70.00%) Risk Management
1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (50.00%) CESG
2 5 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) CLAS
2 5 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Sun
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Back Office
3 3 (30.00%) VAX
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Qualys
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

RMADS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) CLAS Security Advisor
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Security Advisor
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Secure Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Assurance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) CESG
1 5 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (30.00%) VAX
3 2 (20.00%) PKI
4 1 (10.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) CLAS
3 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
1 2 (20.00%) Nmap
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Sun
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Qualys
3 1 (10.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft