Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 532 537
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -73
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 374 391 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.44% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 240 227
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £320 £340 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £445 £400
% change year-on-year -5.06% +11.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £42.45 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.35% +27.66% +41.49%
10th Percentile £46.25 £39.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £137.50 £46.44 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +41.18% +18.06% +53.19%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 November 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 +12 346 £450 -4.26% 43
UK excluding London +15 210 £423 -5.06% 29
London -25 158 £488 -2.50% 15
South East -10 80 £400 -20.00% 10
North of England +52 43 £425 +6.25% 13
North West +32 26 £333 -21.76% 3
South West +19 25 £500 +59.36% 2
Scotland -4 24 £413 -25.00% 1
East of England -12 21 £400 +3.23% 2
Midlands +28 16 £475 +10.47% 1
Yorkshire +27 13 £425 +13.33% 9
West Midlands +24 12 £475 +10.47%
North East +50 4 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £375 - 1
Wales +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 162 (43.32%) Information Security
2 124 (33.16%) Finance
3 118 (31.55%) Risk Management
4 87 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (17.11%) CISSP
6 62 (16.58%) Management Information System
7 53 (14.17%) Cybersecurity
7 53 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (13.37%) GDPR
10 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
11 45 (12.03%) Data Protection
12 44 (11.76%) Security Architecture
12 44 (11.76%) Security Management
13 36 (9.63%) ITIL
13 36 (9.63%) Banking
14 35 (9.36%) SQL
14 35 (9.36%) SC Cleared
15 34 (9.09%) CISM
16 33 (8.82%) Project Management
17 32 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (8.56%) CESG
18 31 (8.29%) ISMS
18 31 (8.29%) Waterfall
19 27 (7.22%) GAP Analysis
19 27 (7.22%) Data Protection Act
19 27 (7.22%) Risk Analysis
20 26 (6.95%) Business Analysis
21 24 (6.42%) Information Security Management
21 24 (6.42%) Legal

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 6 (1.60%) IIS
2 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.80%) Apache
4 3 (0.80%) JBoss
5 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.21%) PaaS
3 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.67%) SaaS
4 8 (2.14%) Office 365
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.61%) Firewall
2 18 (4.81%) Network Security
3 10 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.41%) Internet
5 8 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.60%) LAN
6 6 (1.60%) SMS
7 4 (1.07%) SNMP
8 3 (0.80%) DNS
8 3 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.80%) FTP
8 3 (0.80%) VPN
8 3 (0.80%) WAN
8 3 (0.80%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) HTTP
9 2 (0.53%) SSL
9 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.27%) DMZ
10 1 (0.27%) Intranet
10 1 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.80%) DB2
4 2 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Power BI
5 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (2.14%) JIRA
2 4 (1.07%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.80%) eggPlant
3 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.80%) NeoLoad
3 3 (0.80%) Selenium
4 2 (0.53%) Protractor
4 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.27%) JMeter
5 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 124 (33.16%) Finance
2 36 (9.63%) Banking
3 24 (6.42%) Legal
4 19 (5.08%) Law
5 17 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.48%) Retail
7 9 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.34%) Marketing
10 4 (1.07%) Billing
10 4 (1.07%) Electronics
10 4 (1.07%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.80%) Local Government
12 2 (0.53%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (22.99%) Consultant
2 66 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 61 (16.31%) Analyst
4 39 (10.43%) Architect
5 30 (8.02%) Security Architect
6 27 (7.22%) Business Analyst
7 20 (5.35%) Security Analyst
7 20 (5.35%) Security Manager
8 19 (5.08%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (4.81%) Risk Consultant
9 18 (4.81%) Security Officer
10 16 (4.28%) Security Advisor
11 15 (4.01%) Information Manager
11 15 (4.01%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (4.01%) Risk Manager
12 14 (3.74%) GDPR Business Analyst
13 13 (3.48%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.21%) Information Officer
14 12 (3.21%) Information Security Officer
14 12 (3.21%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.01%) Web Services
2 12 (3.21%) SAML
3 11 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 11 (2.94%) Swagger
3 11 (2.94%) WSDL
4 9 (2.41%) Middleware
5 4 (1.07%) .NET
5 4 (1.07%) XML
6 2 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.53%) JSON
6 2 (0.53%) REST
6 2 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.27%) CSS3
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
7 1 (0.27%) Node.js
7 1 (0.27%) OAuth
7 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.58%) Management Information System
2 53 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.56%) CESG
4 27 (7.22%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.60%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.60%) User Experience
8 5 (1.34%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.07%) PKI
9 4 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.80%) Handset
10 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.88%) Windows
2 16 (4.28%) Unix
3 14 (3.74%) Linux
4 5 (1.34%) Android
5 3 (0.80%) Solaris
6 2 (0.53%) AIX
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (43.32%) Information Security
2 118 (31.55%) Risk Management
3 53 (14.17%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (12.03%) Data Protection
6 44 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 44 (11.76%) Security Management
7 36 (9.63%) ITIL
8 33 (8.82%) Project Management
9 32 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (8.29%) ISMS
10 31 (8.29%) Waterfall
11 27 (7.22%) GAP Analysis
11 27 (7.22%) Risk Analysis
12 26 (6.95%) Business Analysis
13 24 (6.42%) Information Security Management
14 23 (6.15%) Change Management
15 22 (5.88%) Information Assurance
15 22 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
15 22 (5.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.36%) SQL
2 6 (1.60%) C#
2 6 (1.60%) Java
3 5 (1.34%) C
3 5 (1.34%) C++
3 5 (1.34%) VB
4 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.53%) Perl
5 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.27%) Python
6 1 (0.27%) R
6 1 (0.27%) Scala
6 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (17.11%) CISSP
2 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
3 35 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 34 (9.09%) CISM
5 22 (5.88%) CISA
6 19 (5.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (4.55%) Degree
8 14 (3.74%) CLAS
9 12 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (2.14%) CRISC
12 7 (1.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (1.87%) CEH
13 6 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.60%) SANS
14 5 (1.34%) CCNA
14 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.34%) PCI QSA
15 4 (1.07%) CISMP
15 4 (1.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (13.37%) GDPR
3 22 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 17 (4.55%) QA
5 16 (4.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.94%) NIST 800
8 10 (2.67%) COBIT
8 10 (2.67%) RMADS
9 9 (2.41%) Data Quality
9 9 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (2.14%) SLA
11 7 (1.87%) PMO
12 4 (1.07%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.53%) GxP
14 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.07%) vSphere
4 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) Docker
5 1 (0.27%) IAG
5 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.07%) Puppet
1 4 (1.07%) SCCM
1 4 (1.07%) WMI
2 3 (0.80%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.53%) Nessus
3 2 (0.53%) Nmap
3 2 (0.53%) QRadar
3 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.53%) WSUS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (6.15%) Oracle
2 22 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.67%) WSO2
4 9 (2.41%) SAP
5 8 (2.14%) Cisco
5 8 (2.14%) CyberArk
6 7 (1.87%) CA
6 7 (1.87%) VMware
7 6 (1.60%) Symantec
8 5 (1.34%) Qualys
8 5 (1.34%) Sybase
9 4 (1.07%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.07%) Casewise
9 4 (1.07%) IFS
10 3 (0.80%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.80%) Remedy
10 3 (0.80%) Splunk
11 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.53%) IBM