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 27 June 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 Assessment
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 461 467
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 146 197 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 109 88
Median daily rate £500 £525 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £630 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £474 £400
% change year-on-year +2.42% +18.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +95.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.15 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.28 £60.35 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £51.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +95.28%  

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 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 -3 139 £500 -4.76% 63
London -19 54 £550 -4.34% 23
South East +19 42 £500 +14.28% 14
Hampshire +22 16 £463 +32.14% 2
East of England +7 16 £480 -4.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 12 £363 -9.37% 3
Berkshire +23 10 £538 +7.50% 3
South West +6 10 £513 +5.39%
City of London -7 8 £625 +4.16% 4
Yorkshire +32 6 £425 -22.72% 10
West Yorkshire +19 6 £425 - 7
Scotland +15 6 £340 -38.18% 1
North West +10 6 - - 4
Leeds +19 5 £425 - 4
Glasgow +10 5 - - 1
Bracknell +9 5 £550 +10.00%
Wiltshire +2 5 £799 +63.84%
Portsmouth - 5 £450 -
Cheshire +23 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £500 - 6
Reading +20 3 £525 +40.00%
West Sussex +15 3 - -
West Midlands +15 3 £438 +33.07% 4
Corsham -2 3 £799 +63.89%
Oxfordshire -6 3 - -
Bedfordshire -9 3 £485 - 2
Cornwall - 3 £183 -
Kent - 3 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £438 -
Worthing - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 142 (41.89%) Information Security
2 102 (30.09%) Finance
3 88 (25.96%) Risk Management
4 81 (23.89%) Management Information System
5 68 (20.06%) Security Cleared
6 65 (19.17%) CISSP
7 53 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 52 (15.34%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (14.45%) Banking
10 47 (13.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 44 (12.98%) ITIL
12 43 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (12.09%) Penetration Testing
14 39 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (10.91%) Security Management
16 36 (10.62%) Security Architecture
17 32 (9.44%) Project Management
18 31 (9.14%) ISMS
19 30 (8.85%) C
20 29 (8.55%) Network Security
21 28 (8.26%) Firewall
21 28 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
22 26 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
23 25 (7.37%) CISM
24 24 (7.08%) Service Management
24 24 (7.08%) CESG
24 24 (7.08%) Windows
24 24 (7.08%) Degree
25 23 (6.78%) Information Assurance
26 22 (6.49%) Microsoft

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 14 (4.13%) TPMS
2 7 (2.06%) Confluence
3 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.77%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Kondor
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (4.72%) PaaS
2 9 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.77%) Office 365
3 6 (1.77%) SaaS
4 5 (1.47%) IaaS
5 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.29%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.55%) Network Security
2 28 (8.26%) Firewall
2 28 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.06%) Wireless
5 6 (1.77%) Internet
5 6 (1.77%) IPsec
6 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.18%) 2G
7 4 (1.18%) 3G
7 4 (1.18%) 4G
7 4 (1.18%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (1.18%) LTE
7 4 (1.18%) MVNO
7 4 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.18%) VoLTE
8 3 (0.88%) LAN
8 3 (0.88%) SNMP
8 3 (0.88%) WAN
9 2 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.59%) DB2
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.29%) OLTP
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (4.13%) JIRA
2 6 (1.77%) Selenium
3 5 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.18%) AppScan
4 4 (1.18%) Protractor
4 4 (1.18%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.18%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.59%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 102 (30.09%) Finance
2 49 (14.45%) Banking
3 21 (6.19%) Legal
4 20 (5.90%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.31%) Law
6 12 (3.54%) Military
7 10 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.06%) Retail
9 6 (1.77%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.47%) Electronics
10 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.88%) Back Office
11 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.88%) Marketing
12 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.59%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Front Office
13 1 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (16.81%) Consultant
2 48 (14.16%) Analyst
3 41 (12.09%) Architect
4 37 (10.91%) Security Consultant
5 28 (8.26%) Security Architect
6 24 (7.08%) Information Security Consultant
7 19 (5.60%) Security Advisor
7 19 (5.60%) Security Analyst
8 18 (5.31%) Security Officer
9 17 (5.01%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.01%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.13%) Applications Consultant
10 14 (4.13%) Security Engineer
10 14 (4.13%) Security Technical Consultant
10 14 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (4.13%) Technical Security Consultant
11 13 (3.83%) Cloud Architect
11 13 (3.83%) Information Security Officer
12 12 (3.54%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) HTML
1 7 (2.06%) Middleware
2 6 (1.77%) CSS
3 3 (0.88%) .NET
3 3 (0.88%) JSON
3 3 (0.88%) PostGIS
3 3 (0.88%) RSS
3 3 (0.88%) Web Services
3 3 (0.88%) XML
3 3 (0.88%) XSLT
4 1 (0.29%) Ajax
4 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.29%) jQuery
4 1 (0.29%) LINQ
4 1 (0.29%) WCF
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 81 (23.89%) Management Information System
2 39 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.08%) CESG
4 18 (5.31%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.95%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.77%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.77%) PKI
9 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.18%) PMI
11 3 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.88%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.88%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.59%) iSeries
12 2 (0.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.08%) Windows
2 18 (5.31%) Unix
3 11 (3.24%) Linux
4 7 (2.06%) Solaris
5 5 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.88%) CentOS
6 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.59%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.89%) Information Security
2 88 (25.96%) Risk Management
3 52 (15.34%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (12.98%) ITIL
5 43 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (12.09%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (10.91%) Security Management
8 36 (10.62%) Security Architecture
9 32 (9.44%) Project Management
10 31 (9.14%) ISMS
11 26 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (7.08%) Service Management
13 23 (6.78%) Information Assurance
14 21 (6.19%) Change Management
15 20 (5.90%) Test Strategy
16 19 (5.60%) OWASP
16 19 (5.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 18 (5.31%) Programme Management
17 18 (5.31%) Waterfall
18 17 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.85%) C
2 13 (3.83%) SQL
3 11 (3.24%) C++
4 10 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.06%) Java
6 5 (1.47%) C#
7 4 (1.18%) PHP
8 3 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (20.06%) Security Cleared
2 65 (19.17%) CISSP
3 53 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.37%) CISM
5 24 (7.08%) Degree
6 20 (5.90%) CESG Certified Professional
6 20 (5.90%) CISA
7 18 (5.31%) CLAS
8 16 (4.72%) DV Cleared
9 15 (4.42%) CCNA
9 15 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.24%) ISSAP
11 10 (2.95%) CCIE
12 9 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (2.06%) CREST Certified
13 7 (2.06%) CRISC
13 7 (2.06%) ISEB
14 4 (1.18%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.90%) RMADS
3 16 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 16 (4.72%) QA
4 13 (3.83%) NIST 800
5 12 (3.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (3.54%) PCI DSS
6 11 (3.24%) COBIT
7 9 (2.65%) GDPR
8 6 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.77%) SLA
9 5 (1.47%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.88%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.88%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.88%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.88%) MISRA
10 3 (0.88%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.88%) vSphere
4 2 (0.59%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) NFS
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) Nessus
2 3 (0.88%) QRadar
2 3 (0.88%) WMI
2 3 (0.88%) WSUS
3 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.59%) Nmap
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.59%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.13%) Splunk
3 13 (3.83%) CA
3 13 (3.83%) Citrix
4 10 (2.95%) Cisco
5 8 (2.36%) VMware
6 7 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.77%) Oracle
8 5 (1.47%) Dell
8 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.47%) SAP
8 5 (1.47%) Symantec
9 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.18%) IFS
9 4 (1.18%) Qualys
10 3 (0.88%) Avaya
10 3 (0.88%) BMC
10 3 (0.88%) Snow
10 3 (0.88%) Trend Micro
11 2 (0.59%) Ericsson
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