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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
BS 25999
UK
Rank 594 636 619
Rank change year-on-year +42 -17  
Contract jobs citing BS25999 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.038% 0.10% 0.032%
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 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 24 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
England +30 2 - -
London +26 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

BS25999
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Business Continuity
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) CISA
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) CITP

BS25999
Top Related 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Head of ICT
2 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Continuity
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Design
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) BCP
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) CISA
1 2 (28.57%) CITP
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) ISO22301
3 1 (14.29%) COBIT
3 1 (14.29%) COSO
3 1 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware