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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Assessment
UK
Rank 401 431 435
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4  
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 195 220 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 138 81
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £755 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £67.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +95.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.52 £79.50 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.44 £67.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -25.28% +95.65%  

Risk Assessment is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Risk Assessment as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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 +12 184 £450 -5.26% 39
London +30 86 £438 -16.66% 11
South East +11 45 £464 +9.76% 13
Hampshire +18 15 £513 +18.84% 3
East of England +7 14 £425 -19.04% 3
North West +25 13 £600 +20.00% 3
Milton Keynes +3 13 £550 +22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £550 +22.22% 2
South West -3 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Manchester +12 10 £600 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +12 8 £350 -33.33%
South Wales +20 6 £538 +19.44% 1
Yorkshire +18 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Wales +12 6 £538 +11.68% 1
Wiltshire 0 6 £588 +76.02%
Cardiff +22 5 £525 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire +10 5 £425 -5.55% 2
Surrey +9 5 £375 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +5 5 £464 +46.06% 3
Scotland +20 4 £273 -33.93% 1
Midlands +5 4 £550 -8.33%
Bristol +2 4 £500 +5.82% 1
City of London -1 4 £481 +6.94% 6
West Midlands +6 3 £325 -27.77% 2
Bedfordshire -1 3 £425 - 2
Corsham -9 3 £775 +150.00%
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +15 2 - - 1
Bromley +12 2 £400 -23.80%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £475 -26.92% 1

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment 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 Assessment.

1 124 (32.55%) Information Security
2 123 (32.28%) Finance
3 111 (29.13%) Risk Management
4 77 (20.21%) CISSP
5 72 (18.90%) Security Cleared
6 71 (18.64%) Management Information System
7 64 (16.80%) Cybersecurity
8 53 (13.91%) SC Cleared
8 53 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 50 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (12.86%) Banking
11 48 (12.60%) Windows
12 47 (12.34%) Project Management
13 46 (12.07%) ITIL
14 41 (10.76%) Degree
15 36 (9.45%) CESG
16 34 (8.92%) CISM
16 34 (8.92%) Unix
17 33 (8.66%) Penetration Testing
17 33 (8.66%) Security Architecture
18 31 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (8.14%) Security Management
19 30 (7.87%) Test Strategy
20 29 (7.61%) Firewall
21 28 (7.35%) Telecoms
21 28 (7.35%) C
21 28 (7.35%) CESG Certified Professional
22 27 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (7.09%) ISMS
22 27 (7.09%) PCI DSS

Risk Assessment
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 9 (2.36%) TPMS
2 5 (1.31%) Confluence
3 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.72%) MS Office
2 11 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.89%) MS Project
3 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) Simulink
6 2 (0.52%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.52%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) HFM
2 2 (0.52%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Kondor
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.10%) PaaS
4 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.05%) Office 365
5 3 (0.79%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.61%) Firewall
2 26 (6.82%) Network Security
3 21 (5.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (5.51%) Wireless
4 16 (4.20%) IPsec
5 11 (2.89%) Internet
5 11 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.36%) 2G
6 9 (2.36%) 3G
6 9 (2.36%) 4G
6 9 (2.36%) MVNO
7 8 (2.10%) LAN
7 8 (2.10%) WAN
8 7 (1.84%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (1.84%) LTE
8 7 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (1.84%) VoLTE
9 4 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.05%) SSL
10 3 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.79%) Big Data
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.26%) OLTP
3 1 (0.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 12 (3.15%) JIRA
2 9 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (1.57%) Selenium
4 4 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.05%) Protractor
4 4 (1.05%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.05%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.52%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
General
1 123 (32.28%) Finance
2 49 (12.86%) Banking
3 28 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.99%) Legal
5 16 (4.20%) Retail
6 14 (3.67%) Military
7 9 (2.36%) Law
8 7 (1.84%) Electronics
9 6 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.57%) Marketing
9 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.31%) Front Office
11 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.79%) Publishing
12 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (17.59%) Analyst
2 47 (12.34%) Consultant
3 44 (11.55%) Architect
4 31 (8.14%) Security Architect
5 27 (7.09%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.09%) Security Consultant
6 26 (6.82%) Security Advisor
7 25 (6.56%) Security Analyst
8 24 (6.30%) Security Manager
9 20 (5.25%) Security Officer
10 17 (4.46%) Information Manager
10 17 (4.46%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (3.94%) Information Security Officer
12 14 (3.67%) Information Security Consultant
13 13 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.15%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.15%) Security Engineer
15 11 (2.89%) Risk Analyst
15 11 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
16 10 (2.62%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) Middleware
2 6 (1.57%) HTML
3 5 (1.31%) CSS
4 3 (0.79%) JSON
4 3 (0.79%) PostGIS
4 3 (0.79%) RSS
4 3 (0.79%) XML
4 3 (0.79%) XSLT
5 2 (0.52%) .NET
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.26%) Java EE
6 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 50 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.45%) CESG
4 19 (4.99%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.20%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.67%) Credit Risk
7 9 (2.36%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (2.36%) Cyber Defence
8 8 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.31%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.05%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.05%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.79%) Life Science
12 3 (0.79%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.79%) PMI
12 3 (0.79%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.60%) Windows
2 34 (8.92%) Unix
3 21 (5.51%) Linux
4 11 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.84%) Solaris
6 3 (0.79%) CentOS
6 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.52%) AIX
7 2 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.55%) Information Security
2 111 (29.13%) Risk Management
3 64 (16.80%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (12.34%) Project Management
5 46 (12.07%) ITIL
6 33 (8.66%) Penetration Testing
6 33 (8.66%) Security Architecture
7 31 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (8.14%) Security Management
8 30 (7.87%) Test Strategy
9 27 (7.09%) ISMS
9 27 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (6.82%) Systems Analysis
11 24 (6.30%) Cryptography
11 24 (6.30%) Service Management
12 22 (5.77%) Change Management
12 22 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (5.25%) Information Assurance
13 20 (5.25%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.35%) C
2 14 (3.67%) SQL
3 11 (2.89%) C++
4 9 (2.36%) Java
4 9 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.57%) C#
6 4 (1.05%) PHP
6 4 (1.05%) Python
7 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (20.21%) CISSP
2 72 (18.90%) Security Cleared
3 53 (13.91%) SC Cleared
4 41 (10.76%) Degree
5 34 (8.92%) CISM
6 28 (7.35%) CESG Certified Professional
7 25 (6.56%) DV Cleared
8 17 (4.46%) CISA
8 17 (4.46%) ISSAP
9 14 (3.67%) CLAS
9 14 (3.67%) ISEB
10 11 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.62%) CCNA
12 7 (1.84%) CRISC
13 6 (1.57%) CCIE
13 6 (1.57%) IISP
14 5 (1.31%) CEH
15 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.05%) CREST Certified
16 3 (0.79%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.09%) PCI DSS
3 26 (6.82%) RMADS
4 20 (5.25%) QA
5 12 (3.15%) GDPR
6 11 (2.89%) ISO27005
6 11 (2.89%) PMO
7 9 (2.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (2.10%) IEC 61508
8 8 (2.10%) ISO26262
9 6 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.57%) Def Stans
9 6 (1.57%) DO-178B
9 6 (1.57%) MISRA
9 6 (1.57%) MISRA C
10 5 (1.31%) COBIT
10 5 (1.31%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.31%) Solvency II
11 4 (1.05%) ISO27002
System Software
1 10 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) XenApp
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) NFS
4 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.84%) QRadar
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.79%) WSUS
3 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.52%) Nessus
3 2 (0.52%) Nmap
4 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (5.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.41%) Citrix
3 12 (3.15%) Splunk
4 10 (2.62%) Oracle
5 9 (2.36%) CA
5 9 (2.36%) SAP
6 8 (2.10%) Cisco
6 8 (2.10%) Dell
6 8 (2.10%) Symantec
7 7 (1.84%) Trend Micro
7 7 (1.84%) VMware
8 5 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.31%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.05%) Actimize
9 4 (1.05%) Qualys
10 3 (0.79%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.79%) IBM
10 3 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.52%) Misys
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