The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BS25999 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BS25999 over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

BS 25999
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 650 624
Rank change year-on-year +57 -26  
Contract jobs citing BS25999 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.038% 0.081% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £650 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BS25999 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 with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5318 6200 6351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.09% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 4007 3853
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 193 178
Median hourly rate £22.70 £24.75 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £47.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

BS25999
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BS25999 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for BS25999 in the UK

BS25999
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BS25999.

Contractor daily rate trend for BS25999 in the UK

BS25999
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BS25999 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +31 2 - - 1
London +30 1 - -
Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Sheffield +6 1 - -
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BS25999 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BS25999.

1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) CITP

BS25999
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Design
4 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Security
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
1 2 (33.33%) CITP
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) ISO22301
3 1 (16.67%) COBIT
3 1 (16.67%) COSO
3 1 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware