Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Risk Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 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 Assessment
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 496 493
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 404 356 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 207 255
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.06% +11.36%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £328
90th Percentile £694 £650 £708
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 5
UK median hourly rate £38.01 £45.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -4.26% +56.67%
10th Percentile £15.58 £41.25 £29.00
90th Percentile £69.75 £60.87 £71.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.01 £45.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -15.54% -4.26% +56.67%

Risk Assessment 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 86,568 78,196 89,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.62% 84.38% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,177 51,470 58,297
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £299 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 2,127 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.70% - +15.93%

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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 -7 375 £475 +2.15% 113
UK excluding London -1 222 £475 - 90
London -12 170 £500 +5.82% 36
South East -22 92 £425 -10.53% 33
North of England +29 56 £475 +2.15% 13
North West -7 31 £480 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire +5 22 £475 +11.76% 2
Midlands +12 20 £600 +35.21% 13
South West +8 18 £563 +12.50% 12
East of England -18 18 £600 +41.18% 6
Scotland -29 17 £413 -25.00% 9
East Midlands +7 11 £600 +69.01% 3
West Midlands -13 7 £500 +15.27% 10
North East - 4 £425 - 1
Wales -21 1 £360 -33.02% 4

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 154 (38.12%) Information Security
2 101 (25.00%) GDPR
3 94 (23.27%) Risk Management
4 91 (22.52%) Finance
5 78 (19.31%) CISSP
6 65 (16.09%) Data Protection
7 63 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (15.10%) ITIL
9 60 (14.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 59 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (11.63%) CISM
12 47 (11.63%) Management Information System
13 46 (11.39%) PCI DSS
14 44 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (10.89%) Project Management
15 43 (10.64%) GAP Analysis
16 39 (9.65%) Security Cleared
16 39 (9.65%) Security Management
17 37 (9.16%) Service Management
18 35 (8.66%) Security Architecture
18 35 (8.66%) Data Protection Act
18 35 (8.66%) SIEM
19 34 (8.42%) Degree
20 31 (7.67%) CISA
20 31 (7.67%) Information Security Management
21 30 (7.43%) Legal
22 29 (7.18%) Penetration Testing
23 28 (6.93%) SC Cleared
24 26 (6.44%) Business Analysis

Risk Assessment
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 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
2 3 (0.74%) CMS
2 3 (0.74%) Confluence
3 2 (0.50%) SAS
3 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.25%) Liferay
4 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.72%) SaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.74%) IaaS
4 3 (0.74%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Google Play
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.96%) Firewall
1 16 (3.96%) Network Security
2 10 (2.48%) WAN
3 9 (2.23%) Internet
3 9 (2.23%) LAN
4 7 (1.73%) SSL
5 5 (1.24%) IPsec
5 5 (1.24%) MPLS
5 5 (1.24%) Wireless
6 3 (0.74%) NGN
7 2 (0.50%) BGP
7 2 (0.50%) HTTP
7 2 (0.50%) OSPF
8 1 (0.25%) DMZ
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) Intranet
8 1 (0.25%) SCCP
8 1 (0.25%) SMPP
8 1 (0.25%) TCAP
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.99%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.50%) Big Data
5 2 (0.50%) GIS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.25%) IBM PureData
6 1 (0.25%) Looker
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) JMeter
2 3 (0.74%) Gatling
2 3 (0.74%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.74%) Selenium
3 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.25%) GitLab
4 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) TestRail
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 91 (22.52%) Finance
2 30 (7.43%) Legal
3 23 (5.69%) Banking
3 23 (5.69%) Retail
4 17 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.23%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.98%) Law
7 6 (1.49%) Marketing
8 5 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Military
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (21.53%) Analyst
2 64 (15.84%) Architect
3 63 (15.59%) Consultant
4 44 (10.89%) Security Consultant
5 41 (10.15%) Security Architect
6 34 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 33 (8.17%) Project Manager
8 29 (7.18%) Security Analyst
9 26 (6.44%) Security Manager
10 21 (5.20%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 16 (3.96%) Information Manager
12 15 (3.71%) Information Security Manager
13 14 (3.47%) Information Security Consultant
13 14 (3.47%) Security Officer
14 13 (3.22%) Risk Manager
14 13 (3.22%) Security Engineer
15 12 (2.97%) Information Security Officer
16 11 (2.72%) Data Analyst
16 11 (2.72%) Information Officer
16 11 (2.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.23%) Web Services
2 5 (1.24%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (0.99%) .NET
3 4 (0.99%) Swagger
4 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.74%) OAuth
4 3 (0.74%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.74%) RESTful
4 3 (0.74%) SAML
4 3 (0.74%) WSDL
5 2 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.50%) CSS
5 2 (0.50%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.50%) HTML
5 2 (0.50%) HTML5
5 2 (0.50%) JMS
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) EDI
6 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 35 (8.66%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (3.22%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.73%) CESG
8 5 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.99%) Linked Data
9 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.99%) Robotics
9 4 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (0.99%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.74%) Clustering
10 3 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.45%) Windows
2 16 (3.96%) Unix
3 9 (2.23%) Linux
4 6 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (38.12%) Information Security
2 94 (23.27%) Risk Management
3 65 (16.09%) Data Protection
4 63 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (15.10%) ITIL
6 55 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (10.89%) Project Management
7 44 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (10.64%) GAP Analysis
9 39 (9.65%) Security Management
10 37 (9.16%) Service Management
11 35 (8.66%) Security Architecture
11 35 (8.66%) SIEM
12 31 (7.67%) Information Security Management
13 29 (7.18%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (6.44%) Business Analysis
14 26 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (6.19%) Business Process Mapping
15 25 (6.19%) Decision-Making
16 24 (5.94%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.69%) SQL
2 13 (3.22%) Java
3 7 (1.73%) C
4 6 (1.49%) Perl
5 5 (1.24%) Python
5 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.99%) C#
6 4 (0.99%) Ruby
7 3 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.74%) Scala
7 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.50%) PHP
8 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) R
9 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 78 (19.31%) CISSP
2 47 (11.63%) CISM
3 39 (9.65%) Security Cleared
4 34 (8.42%) Degree
5 31 (7.67%) CISA
6 28 (6.93%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (2.97%) CRISC
8 11 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.72%) CLAS
8 11 (2.72%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (2.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 9 (2.23%) PCI QSA
11 8 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.73%) ISEB
13 6 (1.49%) GIAC
14 5 (1.24%) CEH
14 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (25.00%) GDPR
2 60 (14.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (11.39%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.97%) COBIT
5 10 (2.48%) ISO 9001
5 10 (2.48%) PMO
6 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (1.73%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (1.73%) QA
8 6 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.49%) RMADS
9 4 (0.99%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.99%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.99%) SLA
10 3 (0.74%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.74%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.24%) Docker
3 2 (0.50%) Firmware
3 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) NFS
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (0.99%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.99%) SCCM
1 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
2 3 (0.74%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Nessus
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (4.46%) Oracle
2 13 (3.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.72%) NetIQ
4 7 (1.73%) Cisco
4 7 (1.73%) Trustwave
5 6 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.49%) IBM
5 6 (1.49%) SAP
6 5 (1.24%) CyberArk
6 5 (1.24%) Qualys
6 5 (1.24%) Splunk
7 4 (0.99%) Citrix
7 4 (0.99%) Google
7 4 (0.99%) McAfee
8 3 (0.74%) Mercator
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.74%) Symantec
8 3 (0.74%) Tableau
8 3 (0.74%) VMware
8 3 (0.74%) WSO2