Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Risk Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Analysis over the 6 months to 17 October 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 Analysis
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 640 594
Rank change year-on-year -11 -46 +2
Contract jobs citing Risk Analysis 204 261 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 182 193
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £304 £238 £283
90th Percentile £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £53.00 £108.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.17% -51.26% +521.43%
10th Percentile £37.08 £34.00 £70.88
90th Percentile £44.63 £58.60 £161.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £53.00 £108.75
% change year-on-year -15.09% -51.26% +521.43%

Risk Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83883 89445 92288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.87% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55638 59202 59805
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2331 2670
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

Risk Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Risk Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Analysis in the UK

Risk Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Analysis in the UK

Risk Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Analysis over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Analysis in the UK

Risk Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Analysis in the UK

Risk Analysis
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England -6 190 £425 +6.25% 26
UK excluding London -20 121 £400 +14.29% 18
London -17 79 £450 - 8
South East +18 29 £363 -15.70% 4
North of England +47 25 £390 +20.00% 6
South West +1 25 £456 +30.36%
Midlands +19 18 £383 -4.38% 6
North West +27 14 £350 -17.65% 5
West Midlands +9 12 £398 -0.63% 4
East of England -18 11 £406 -26.14% 2
Scotland +4 10 £425 +30.77%
Yorkshire +21 9 £415 -7.78% 1
East Midlands +4 5 £269 -17.31% 2
North East +44 2 £363 +18.85%
Wales - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Analysis 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 Risk Analysis.

1 72 (35.29%) Finance
2 44 (21.57%) Risk Management
2 44 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.08%) Security Cleared
4 35 (17.16%) SC Cleared
5 33 (16.18%) Information Security
6 32 (15.69%) Project Management
6 32 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (13.73%) Banking
8 24 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
9 23 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 23 (11.27%) Test Scripting
10 22 (10.78%) QA
11 21 (10.29%) SQL
12 20 (9.80%) Scenario Testing
13 19 (9.31%) Test Strategy
14 18 (8.82%) Change Control
14 18 (8.82%) Functional Testing
14 18 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (8.33%) CISSP
15 17 (8.33%) Management Information System
16 16 (7.84%) C#
16 16 (7.84%) Project Planning
17 15 (7.35%) PRINCE2
18 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 13 (6.37%) Degree
19 13 (6.37%) JIRA
19 13 (6.37%) ISTQB
19 13 (6.37%) Test Planning

Risk Analysis
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 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.43%) SAS
3 4 (1.96%) Confluence
4 3 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.41%) Primavera
2 7 (3.43%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.96%) SAP GRC
4 3 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.47%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.49%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) SaaS
2 3 (1.47%) GitHub
2 3 (1.47%) IaaS
2 3 (1.47%) PaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.92%) LAN
2 5 (2.45%) Firewall
3 4 (1.96%) VoIP
3 4 (1.96%) WAN
4 3 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.98%) LTE
5 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.49%) 2G
6 1 (0.49%) 3G
6 1 (0.49%) 4G
6 1 (0.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.45%) Big Data
3 4 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.49%) DataStage
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) MS Access
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) QlikView
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.37%) JIRA
2 8 (3.92%) Selenium
3 5 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.47%) JMeter
4 3 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.98%) Ant
5 2 (0.98%) GitLab
5 2 (0.98%) Gradle
5 2 (0.98%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.98%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.98%) JUnit
5 2 (0.98%) Maven
5 2 (0.98%) NUnit
5 2 (0.98%) Protractor
5 2 (0.98%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.98%) Subversion
5 2 (0.98%) TestNG
5 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (35.29%) Finance
2 28 (13.73%) Banking
3 13 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.88%) Legal
5 7 (3.43%) Electronics
5 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.43%) Marketing
5 7 (3.43%) Retail
6 6 (2.94%) Front Office
7 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.47%) Billing
8 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.98%) Avionics
9 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (21.08%) Analyst
2 30 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 24 (11.76%) Consultant
4 16 (7.84%) Project Planner
5 15 (7.35%) Risk Manager
6 14 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.88%) IT Manager
8 11 (5.39%) Risk Consultant
8 11 (5.39%) Senior Manager
9 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (4.41%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.92%) Developer
10 8 (3.92%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (3.92%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.92%) Security Consultant
10 8 (3.92%) Test Engineer
11 7 (3.43%) Defect Manager
11 7 (3.43%) Information Analyst
11 7 (3.43%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.47%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.47%) REST
2 3 (1.47%) Web Services
3 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.98%) JFC
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) JSON
4 1 (0.49%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
4 1 (0.49%) WPF
4 1 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.88%) CESG
4 11 (5.39%) Credit Risk
4 11 (5.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.43%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.45%) PMI
7 4 (1.96%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.98%) Derivative
9 2 (0.98%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) NHS
10 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.90%) Windows
2 7 (3.43%) Unix
3 5 (2.45%) Linux
4 4 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (21.57%) Risk Management
2 33 (16.18%) Information Security
3 32 (15.69%) Project Management
4 23 (11.27%) Test Automation
4 23 (11.27%) Test Scripting
5 20 (9.80%) Scenario Testing
6 19 (9.31%) Test Strategy
7 18 (8.82%) Change Control
7 18 (8.82%) Functional Testing
7 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (7.84%) Project Planning
9 15 (7.35%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.37%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.37%) Change Management
10 13 (6.37%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (6.37%) Test Planning
11 12 (5.88%) Analytics
11 12 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.29%) SQL
2 16 (7.84%) C#
3 7 (3.43%) C++
3 7 (3.43%) Java
4 5 (2.45%) VBA
5 3 (1.47%) C
5 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.47%) Python
6 2 (0.98%) PHP
6 2 (0.98%) VB
6 2 (0.98%) VB6
7 1 (0.49%) COBOL
7 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.33%) CISSP
4 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (6.37%) Degree
5 13 (6.37%) ISTQB
6 9 (4.41%) IISP
6 9 (4.41%) ISEB
7 7 (3.43%) CISM
7 7 (3.43%) CLAS
7 7 (3.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (3.43%) Master's Degree
8 6 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (2.45%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.96%) CISA
10 4 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.96%) PMP
11 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.78%) QA
2 18 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.92%) GDPR
4 7 (3.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (3.43%) PMO
5 3 (1.47%) Basel III
6 2 (0.98%) COBIT
6 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.98%) MISRA
6 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.49%) Basel II
7 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.49%) GxP
7 1 (0.49%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Control-M
3 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (6.37%) SAP
2 12 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.90%) HP
4 6 (2.94%) Oracle
5 4 (1.96%) Progress
6 3 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.47%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.47%) Cognos
6 3 (1.47%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.49%) Apigee
7 1 (0.49%) Ariba
7 1 (0.49%) Avaya
7 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.49%) BT
7 1 (0.49%) Informatica
7 1 (0.49%) Logi
7 1 (0.49%) Nintex
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Sun
7 1 (0.49%) VMware