Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 190 212
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -40
Contract jobs citing RMADS 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.07% 1.68% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
South West median daily rate £490 £395 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.05% -11.73% -8.91%
10th Percentile £470 £325 £417
90th Percentile £510 £625 £471
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - -
England median hourly rate £49.75 £84.05 £51.49
% change year-on-year -40.81% +63.23% +19.74%

RMADS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 746 772 843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.16% 13.45% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 559 602
South West median daily rate £405 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +4.67% -5.90%
10th Percentile £258 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 33
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% +31.15%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.33 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing RMADS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Dorset - 3 - -
Somerset -4 2 £490 -
Wiltshire -3 1 - - 3
Bristol -6 1 - -
RMADS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Back Office
4 3 (37.50%) VAX
4 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) CISSP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Solaris
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) SAN

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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) VAX
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (12.50%) CLAS
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys