Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 497 518 521
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 427 342 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 196 251
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% -7.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £691 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 4
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -17.39% +55.41%
10th Percentile £21.10 £42.50 £42.68
90th Percentile £71.50 £121.25 £79.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +15.79% -24.00% +68.92%

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +21 397 £500 +7.53% 91
UK excluding London -9 225 £475 +2.15% 72
London +4 192 £500 +6.38% 30
South East -32 84 £468 +0.54% 20
North of England -5 46 £463 +8.82% 11
Midlands +13 32 £400 -27.27% 18
North West -10 28 £419 -6.94% 6
East of England +8 27 £533 +18.33% 8
West Midlands -5 19 £400 -8.57% 12
Scotland -36 17 £375 +10.29% 7
South West -8 14 £600 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -13 13 £675 +58.82% 4
East Midlands +11 11 £414 +16.62% 6
North East - 9 £675 - 1
Wales -12 5 £365 -32.09% 4

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 135 (31.62%) Information Security
2 120 (28.10%) Risk Management
3 101 (23.65%) Finance
4 97 (22.72%) CISSP
5 69 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
6 68 (15.93%) Management Information System
7 66 (15.46%) ITIL
8 63 (14.75%) Project Management
8 63 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (14.75%) GDPR
9 58 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (13.11%) Legal
11 54 (12.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 52 (12.18%) Security Cleared
12 52 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (11.01%) Data Protection
13 47 (11.01%) Degree
14 46 (10.77%) Windows
15 45 (10.54%) CISM
15 45 (10.54%) SC Cleared
16 44 (10.30%) PCI DSS
16 44 (10.30%) Migration
17 38 (8.90%) Security Management
17 38 (8.90%) Banking
18 36 (8.43%) Firewall
18 36 (8.43%) CISA
19 35 (8.20%) Unix
20 33 (7.73%) Oracle
20 33 (7.73%) Network Security
20 33 (7.73%) Security Architecture

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 9 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.94%) Apache Solr
3 4 (0.94%) SAS
4 3 (0.70%) CMS
5 2 (0.47%) Confluence
5 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.47%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.51%) SaaS
4 8 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.87%) PaaS
5 4 (0.94%) Office 365
6 3 (0.70%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.43%) Firewall
2 33 (7.73%) Network Security
3 12 (2.81%) WAN
4 11 (2.58%) Internet
4 11 (2.58%) LAN
5 9 (2.11%) SSH
6 8 (1.87%) Wireless
7 7 (1.64%) NGN
8 6 (1.41%) SSL
9 5 (1.17%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.94%) BGP
10 4 (0.94%) IPsec
10 4 (0.94%) MPLS
10 4 (0.94%) OSPF
10 4 (0.94%) Skype
11 3 (0.70%) WLAN
12 2 (0.47%) DMZ
12 2 (0.47%) Intranet
12 2 (0.47%) SMS
12 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.41%) Big Data
3 5 (1.17%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.47%) GIS
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.23%) IBM PureData
7 1 (0.23%) Looker
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.23%) Power BI
7 1 (0.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) JMeter
2 4 (0.94%) Gatling
2 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.94%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.47%) Selenium
5 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) TestRail
5 1 (0.23%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.23%) Zephyr
General
1 101 (23.65%) Finance
2 56 (13.11%) Legal
3 38 (8.90%) Banking
4 19 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.81%) Retail
6 8 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.87%) Law
6 8 (1.87%) Publishing
7 7 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.64%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.17%) Marketing
9 4 (0.94%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) Automotive
10 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.47%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (15.93%) Analyst
2 54 (12.65%) Architect
3 42 (9.84%) Consultant
3 42 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 26 (6.09%) Security Architect
5 25 (5.85%) Security Analyst
6 23 (5.39%) Security Consultant
7 19 (4.45%) Security Manager
8 16 (3.75%) Security Officer
9 15 (3.51%) Information Security Officer
10 14 (3.28%) CyberArk Engineer
10 14 (3.28%) Risk Manager
10 14 (3.28%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.04%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.04%) Risk Analyst
12 12 (2.81%) Head of Security
12 12 (2.81%) Risk Consultant
13 11 (2.58%) IT Manager
13 11 (2.58%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.58%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.51%) SailPoint
2 14 (3.28%) Middleware
3 12 (2.81%) Web Services
4 9 (2.11%) REST
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.94%) .NET
6 4 (0.94%) RESTful
7 3 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.70%) CSS
7 3 (0.70%) HTML
7 3 (0.70%) JMS
8 2 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.47%) Node.js
8 2 (0.47%) OpenID
8 2 (0.47%) React
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.23%) Flask
9 1 (0.23%) HTML5
9 1 (0.23%) Meteor
9 1 (0.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.93%) Management Information System
2 52 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.45%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (3.04%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.81%) CESG
7 8 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.17%) Life Science
8 5 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (0.94%) LIMS
10 3 (0.70%) CMDB
10 3 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.77%) Windows
2 35 (8.20%) Unix
3 11 (2.58%) Linux
4 6 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (31.62%) Information Security
2 120 (28.10%) Risk Management
3 69 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (15.46%) ITIL
5 63 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (14.75%) Project Management
6 58 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (11.01%) Data Protection
8 44 (10.30%) Migration
9 38 (8.90%) Security Management
10 33 (7.73%) Security Architecture
11 32 (7.49%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (7.49%) Service Delivery
12 31 (7.26%) GAP Analysis
13 30 (7.03%) Information Security Management
14 27 (6.32%) Identity Access Management
14 27 (6.32%) Service Management
15 25 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (5.62%) DevOps
16 24 (5.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.98%) SQL
2 12 (2.81%) Python
3 10 (2.34%) Java
4 7 (1.64%) C
5 5 (1.17%) Ruby
6 4 (0.94%) Scala
6 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.70%) C#
7 3 (0.70%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) Korn
9 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 97 (22.72%) CISSP
2 52 (12.18%) Security Cleared
3 47 (11.01%) Degree
4 45 (10.54%) CISM
4 45 (10.54%) SC Cleared
5 36 (8.43%) CISA
6 29 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.28%) CCNA
8 14 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 13 (3.04%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (2.58%) CISMP
10 11 (2.58%) CRISC
11 10 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (2.11%) CLAS
12 9 (2.11%) ISEB
13 8 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (1.64%) CCSA
14 7 (1.64%) Master's Degree
14 7 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (14.75%) GDPR
2 54 (12.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (10.30%) PCI DSS
4 21 (4.92%) QA
5 16 (3.75%) COBIT
6 13 (3.04%) PMO
7 11 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (1.17%) GCP
9 5 (1.17%) GLP
9 5 (1.17%) GMP
9 5 (1.17%) GxP
9 5 (1.17%) ISO 9001
9 5 (1.17%) RMADS
9 5 (1.17%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.94%) SLA
11 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.17%) Docker
5 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.17%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.94%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.94%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.23%) Nessus
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (7.73%) Oracle
2 24 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.98%) ServiceNow
4 16 (3.75%) CyberArk
5 15 (3.51%) Cisco
5 15 (3.51%) ForgeRock
6 14 (3.28%) Splunk
7 12 (2.81%) IBM
7 12 (2.81%) VMware
8 9 (2.11%) CA
9 8 (1.87%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.87%) SAP
10 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.17%) ForeScout
11 5 (1.17%) NetIQ
11 5 (1.17%) Qualys
12 4 (0.94%) Citrix
12 4 (0.94%) FireEye
12 4 (0.94%) HP
12 4 (0.94%) McAfee