Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 408 570 520
Rank change year-on-year +162 -50 +9
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 210 290 405
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 171 232
Median daily rate £530 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.71% +2.96%
10th Percentile £360 £345 £363
90th Percentile £715 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £38.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% -30.00% +19.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £39.46 £55.00
% change year-on-year -44.24% -28.26% +21.05%

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 39,728 79,264 87,880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.47% 87.24% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,020 52,156 57,940
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,399 2,133 2,316
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +12.50% -15.38%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.79 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +13.30% -19.23%

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Risk Assessment.

Daily rate trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Risk Assessment.

Hourly rate trend for Risk Assessment in the UK

Risk Assessment
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 Assessment within the UK over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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 +143 186 £525 +5.00% 21
UK excluding London +158 134 £525 +16.67% 16
London +116 62 £525 -4.55% 5
South East +133 48 £503 +18.38% 1
North of England +84 29 £605 +38.29% 8
South West +48 20 £463 -5.61%
East of England +66 17 £535 +3.63% 4
North West +48 13 £525 +23.53% 6
Yorkshire +53 12 £663 +1.92% 2
Work from Home +15 11 £586 +17.20% 1
Midlands +95 9 £550 +16.09% 3
West Midlands +77 8 £550 +2.33% 1
Scotland +42 8 £500 -9.09%
North East - 4 £380 -
Wales +31 3 £550 +8.37%
East Midlands +35 1 £400 -13.28% 2

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 86 (40.95%) Risk Management
2 77 (36.67%) Security Cleared
3 60 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (28.10%) CISSP
5 53 (25.24%) SC Cleared
5 53 (25.24%) AWS
6 49 (23.33%) Information Security
7 47 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (20.48%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (18.10%) CISM
10 32 (15.24%) Security Architecture
11 31 (14.76%) NCSC
12 30 (14.29%) Azure
13 28 (13.33%) Security Testing
13 28 (13.33%) Finance
13 28 (13.33%) Degree
14 27 (12.86%) Project Management
14 27 (12.86%) DevOps
15 26 (12.38%) Management Information System
16 25 (11.90%) C
17 22 (10.48%) Public Sector
18 21 (10.00%) GDPR
19 20 (9.52%) DV Cleared
19 20 (9.52%) Project Delivery
19 20 (9.52%) NIST
20 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
21 18 (8.57%) Open Source
22 17 (8.10%) Data Protection
22 17 (8.10%) CESG Certified Professional

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 (2.38%) Confluence
2 2 (0.95%) SAS
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 53 (25.24%) AWS
2 30 (14.29%) Azure
3 8 (3.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (3.33%) IaaS
5 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.38%) GCP
5 5 (2.38%) GitHub
6 3 (1.43%) Office 365
7 2 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.95%) PaaS
7 2 (0.95%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.62%) Firewall
2 8 (3.81%) Network Security
3 4 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.43%) WAN
5 2 (0.95%) 5G
5 2 (0.95%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) GSM
5 2 (0.95%) LAN
5 2 (0.95%) LTE
5 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.95%) UMTS
5 2 (0.95%) Wireless
6 1 (0.48%) 2G
6 1 (0.48%) 3G
6 1 (0.48%) GPRS
6 1 (0.48%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) SSL
6 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) Big Data
1 9 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.95%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.48%) Power BI
3 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Bitbucket
1 5 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.38%) GitLab
1 5 (2.38%) Snyk
2 3 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 28 (13.33%) Finance
2 22 (10.48%) Public Sector
3 15 (7.14%) Legal
4 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.33%) Banking
6 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.90%) Advertising
7 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.43%) Marketing
8 3 (1.43%) Retail
9 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.95%) Electronics
9 2 (0.95%) Front Office
9 2 (0.95%) Local Government
9 2 (0.95%) Military
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.48%) International Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (24.29%) Consultant
2 41 (19.52%) Security Consultant
3 35 (16.67%) Architect
4 27 (12.86%) Security Architect
5 13 (6.19%) Analyst
6 12 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.24%) Information Security Consultant
8 10 (4.76%) Security Officer
9 9 (4.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (4.29%) Project Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 7 (3.33%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.86%) Chief Information Officer
12 6 (2.86%) Chief Information Security Officer
12 6 (2.86%) Chief Security Officer
12 6 (2.86%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.86%) Security Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.95%) Middleware
3 2 (0.95%) Velocity
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) OAuth
4 1 (0.48%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.38%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.71%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.86%) CESG
6 6 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.38%) CMDB
8 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.90%) PKI
8 4 (1.90%) Smart Energy
8 4 (1.90%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.43%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.95%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.95%) Derivative
11 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.48%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.43%) Linux
1 3 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.48%) Unix
2 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (40.95%) Risk Management
2 49 (23.33%) Information Security
3 47 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (20.48%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (15.24%) Security Architecture
6 28 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 27 (12.86%) DevOps
7 27 (12.86%) Project Management
8 20 (9.52%) Project Delivery
9 19 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (8.57%) Open Source
11 17 (8.10%) Data Protection
12 16 (7.62%) Programme Management
13 15 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (7.14%) ITIL
13 15 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.67%) Migration
14 14 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
15 13 (6.19%) Project Planning
16 12 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.90%) C
2 6 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (0.48%) C#
3 1 (0.48%) C++
3 1 (0.48%) Java
3 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.48%) PHP
3 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.48%) Python
3 1 (0.48%) R
3 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.10%) CISSP
3 53 (25.24%) SC Cleared
4 38 (18.10%) CISM
5 28 (13.33%) Degree
6 20 (9.52%) DV Cleared
7 17 (8.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 14 (6.67%) CISA
9 11 (5.24%) CRISC
10 10 (4.76%) GIAC
10 10 (4.76%) HNC
11 9 (4.29%) ISACA
12 7 (3.33%) AWS Certification
13 6 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.86%) SSCP
14 5 (2.38%) CISMP
14 5 (2.38%) IISP
15 3 (1.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 3 (1.43%) CLAS
15 3 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (14.76%) NCSC
3 21 (10.00%) GDPR
4 20 (9.52%) NIST
5 14 (6.67%) QA
6 11 (5.24%) PCI DSS
7 8 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (3.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (2.38%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.43%) Data Quality
9 3 (1.43%) RMADS
10 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.95%) PMO
10 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.48%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.48%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) HDFS
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
1 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Terraform
2 4 (1.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.48%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.48%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.48%) Netcool
3 1 (0.48%) QRadar
3 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (4.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.33%) Oracle
3 5 (2.38%) Cisco
3 5 (2.38%) Qualys
4 4 (1.90%) Google
4 4 (1.90%) SAP
4 4 (1.90%) VMware
5 3 (1.43%) Guidewire
6 2 (0.95%) Capita
6 2 (0.95%) IBM
6 2 (0.95%) NCR
7 1 (0.48%) Cognos
7 1 (0.48%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.48%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.48%) HP
7 1 (0.48%) Infor
7 1 (0.48%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.48%) Remedy
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) Splunk