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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GRC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GRC over the 6 months to 22 May 2022 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.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 622 595 524
Rank change year-on-year -27 -71 +211
Contract jobs citing GRC 209 102 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 1.43% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 67 83
10th Percentile £450 £374 £363
25th Percentile £513 £425 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £533 £560
Median % change year-on-year +12.57% -4.82% +17.89%
75th Percentile £700 £600 £600
90th Percentile £800 £718 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £445 £485
% change year-on-year +23.60% -8.25% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
10th Percentile - - £44.45
25th Percentile - £67.50 £49.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £75.00 £53.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.33% +41.51% -
75th Percentile - £82.50 £68.75
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.00

GRC 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,627 7,132 5,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.20% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,975 4,782 3,291
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
25th Percentile £405 £363 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £561
90th Percentile £716 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 296 235
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.36 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.50 £14.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% -8.70% +6.98%
75th Percentile £50.39 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £68.93 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -0.55%

GRC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GRC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GRC in the UK

GRC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GRC.

Daily rate trend for GRC in the UK

GRC
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GRC over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for GRC in the UK

GRC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GRC.

Hourly rate trend for GRC in the UK

GRC
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GRC within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -49 175 £588 +11.90% 59
Work from Home -48 118 £588 +6.82% 14
London -61 107 £600 +9.09% 21
UK excluding London -19 64 £550 +23.60% 41
Midlands -24 29 £550 +4.76% 3
West Midlands -29 25 £550 +2.33% 2
South East -34 17 £613 +39.20% 12
North West -30 11 £588 +63.19% 13
North of England -33 11 £588 +63.19% 16
South West -24 5 £695 +59.77% 4
East Midlands -20 4 £625 +64.47% 1
East of England -26 2 £625 +40.37% 3
Scotland -13 1 £750 +66.67% 1
Wales - 1 £650 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing GRC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for GRC.

1 113 (54.07%) Risk Management
2 98 (46.89%) Information Security
3 90 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (36.84%) Finance
5 54 (25.84%) Social Skills
6 51 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 49 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (21.53%) NIST
9 33 (15.79%) CISSP
10 32 (15.31%) Project Management
11 31 (14.83%) ServiceNow
12 30 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (13.88%) Security Cleared
13 29 (13.88%) Security Operations
14 28 (13.40%) CISM
15 27 (12.92%) SC Cleared
16 26 (12.44%) Agile
16 26 (12.44%) CRISC
17 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (11.00%) Public Sector
20 22 (10.53%) ITIL
20 22 (10.53%) Management Information System
21 20 (9.57%) Banking
22 19 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
22 19 (9.09%) Azure
23 18 (8.61%) Business Continuity
23 18 (8.61%) COBIT
24 17 (8.13%) Project Delivery
25 16 (7.66%) RSA Archer

GRC
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 4 (1.91%) MS Exchange
1 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.48%) Confluence
2 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.35%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.09%) Azure
2 12 (5.74%) AWS
3 11 (5.26%) SaaS
4 6 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.39%) GCP
5 5 (2.39%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (1.91%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.44%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.44%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.44%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.96%) IaaS
8 2 (0.96%) PaaS
8 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.48%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.35%) Firewall
2 6 (2.87%) Network Security
3 5 (2.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) Internet
4 2 (0.96%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) SMS
5 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.91%) Big Data
1 4 (1.91%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.44%) Power BI
3 2 (0.96%) GIS
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Cypress.io
2 3 (1.44%) Gatling
2 3 (1.44%) JMeter
2 3 (1.44%) Postman
2 3 (1.44%) Protractor
2 3 (1.44%) Selenium
2 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
2 3 (1.44%) TestCafe
3 2 (0.96%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 77 (36.84%) Finance
2 54 (25.84%) Social Skills
3 30 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (11.00%) Public Sector
5 20 (9.57%) Banking
6 14 (6.70%) Automotive
7 13 (6.22%) Legal
8 11 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (4.31%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (4.31%) Manufacturing
10 7 (3.35%) Law
10 7 (3.35%) Retail
10 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
11 6 (2.87%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (2.39%) Publishing
13 4 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (1.44%) German Language
14 3 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (1.44%) Local Government
14 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (28.71%) Consultant
2 31 (14.83%) Analyst
3 30 (14.35%) Security Consultant
4 25 (11.96%) Architect
5 20 (9.57%) Risk Manager
5 20 (9.57%) Security Manager
6 17 (8.13%) Project Manager
7 16 (7.66%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (7.66%) Information Security Manager
7 16 (7.66%) Risk Analyst
8 15 (7.18%) Information Manager
9 14 (6.70%) Security Analyst
10 12 (5.74%) IT Manager
11 11 (5.26%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.78%) Governance Manager
12 10 (4.78%) Risk Consultant
12 10 (4.78%) Senior Manager
13 9 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (4.31%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (4.31%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.91%) REST
1 4 (1.91%) Web Services
2 3 (1.44%) .NET
2 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.44%) React
2 3 (1.44%) Swagger
3 2 (0.96%) HTML
3 2 (0.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.48%) SAML
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.48%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.48%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.35%) CMDB
3 6 (2.87%) Legacy Systems
4 5 (2.39%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.91%) BYOD
5 4 (1.91%) Life Science
5 4 (1.91%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.44%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.44%) FMCG
6 3 (1.44%) PMI
7 2 (0.96%) Robotics
8 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.96%) Linux
1 2 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.07%) Risk Management
2 98 (46.89%) Information Security
3 90 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
4 49 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (15.31%) Project Management
6 29 (13.88%) Security Operations
7 26 (12.44%) Agile
8 24 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (10.53%) ITIL
10 19 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (8.61%) Business Continuity
12 17 (8.13%) Project Delivery
13 16 (7.66%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (6.70%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (6.70%) Internal Audit
14 14 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.70%) Security Architecture
14 14 (6.70%) TOGAF
15 13 (6.22%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.87%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.39%) C#
3 4 (1.91%) C
4 3 (1.44%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.96%) Python
5 2 (0.96%) Rust
5 2 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (15.79%) CISSP
2 29 (13.88%) Security Cleared
3 28 (13.40%) CISM
4 27 (12.92%) SC Cleared
5 26 (12.44%) CRISC
6 14 (6.70%) Degree
7 12 (5.74%) CISA
8 9 (4.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.87%) ACCA
10 6 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.39%) GIAC
12 4 (1.91%) CIMA
12 4 (1.91%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (1.44%) CCSK
13 3 (1.44%) CEH
13 3 (1.44%) ISACA
13 3 (1.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (1.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (21.53%) NIST
3 18 (8.61%) COBIT
4 15 (7.18%) GDPR
5 11 (5.26%) QA
5 11 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (4.78%) NIST 800
7 9 (4.31%) PCI DSS
7 9 (4.31%) SOC 2
8 8 (3.83%) Data Quality
9 7 (3.35%) ISO 31000
9 7 (3.35%) ITGC
9 7 (3.35%) NCSC
10 6 (2.87%) COSO
10 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (1.44%) ISO 22301
12 3 (1.44%) PMO
13 2 (0.96%) GLBA
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) IAG
Systems Management
1 16 (7.66%) RSA Archer
2 4 (1.91%) SCCM
3 2 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.48%) CASB
Vendors
1 31 (14.83%) ServiceNow
2 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.70%) SAP
4 8 (3.83%) Oracle
5 5 (2.39%) Google
5 5 (2.39%) OneTrust
6 4 (1.91%) Citrix
6 4 (1.91%) IBM
6 4 (1.91%) Okta
6 4 (1.91%) VMware
7 3 (1.44%) BT
7 3 (1.44%) Reuters
8 2 (0.96%) Centrify
8 2 (0.96%) GoldenSource
8 2 (0.96%) Murex
9 1 (0.48%) Ariba
9 1 (0.48%) Concur
9 1 (0.48%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.48%) Snow