Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 500 498 490
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 390 377 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 227 252
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.84% +1.06% -1.05%
10th Percentile £345 £358 £325
90th Percentile £625 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £413
% change year-on-year +2.70% +12.11% -2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £42.50 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.56% +16.04% +46.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.56% +6.25% +60.00%

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 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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 -8 359 £475 +2.15% 126
UK excluding London +26 232 £475 +2.70% 84
London -34 149 £450 -5.26% 48
South East -16 90 £425 -16.09% 38
North of England +33 50 £475 +18.75% 15
North West +11 26 £473 +8.00% 10
South West +16 25 £500 +44.93% 3
Scotland -10 23 £413 -25.00% 6
Midlands +14 22 £475 +10.47% 11
Yorkshire +24 20 £475 +11.76% 5
East of England -7 20 £475 +18.75% 10
West Midlands +21 13 £475 +10.47% 9
East Midlands - 9 £600 - 2
North East +33 4 £500 +25.00%
Wales +5 2 £360 -38.72%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 158 (40.51%) Information Security
2 118 (30.26%) Risk Management
3 98 (25.13%) Finance
4 82 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (19.74%) CISSP
6 71 (18.21%) GDPR
7 53 (13.59%) CISM
7 53 (13.59%) Cybersecurity
8 52 (13.33%) Data Protection
9 51 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (12.56%) Management Information System
10 49 (12.56%) ITIL
11 47 (12.05%) Security Management
12 43 (11.03%) Security Cleared
13 42 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (9.49%) Security Architecture
15 34 (8.72%) SIEM
15 34 (8.72%) PCI DSS
15 34 (8.72%) Project Management
15 34 (8.72%) SQL
16 32 (8.21%) Information Security Management
17 30 (7.69%) SC Cleared
18 29 (7.44%) ISMS
18 29 (7.44%) Degree
18 29 (7.44%) GAP Analysis
19 28 (7.18%) Data Protection Act
20 27 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
20 27 (6.92%) Service Management
21 25 (6.41%) Penetration Testing

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 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.03%) IIS
3 3 (0.77%) Apache
3 3 (0.77%) JBoss
3 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.26%) Liferay
5 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.79%) SaaS
4 3 (0.77%) Office 365
4 3 (0.77%) PaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Google Play
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.85%) Network Security
2 12 (3.08%) Firewall
3 10 (2.56%) Internet
3 10 (2.56%) LAN
4 7 (1.79%) WAN
5 6 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.28%) SSL
7 3 (0.77%) DNS
7 3 (0.77%) HTTP
7 3 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.77%) NGN
8 2 (0.51%) BGP
8 2 (0.51%) FTP
8 2 (0.51%) IPsec
8 2 (0.51%) LTE
8 2 (0.51%) MPLS
8 2 (0.51%) OSPF
8 2 (0.51%) SMS
8 2 (0.51%) VPN
8 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.03%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.51%) Big Data
4 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Power BI
5 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) JIRA
2 3 (0.77%) eggPlant
2 3 (0.77%) JMeter
2 3 (0.77%) NeoLoad
2 3 (0.77%) Rational Rose
2 3 (0.77%) Selenium
3 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.51%) Gatling
3 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.26%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 98 (25.13%) Finance
2 23 (5.90%) Banking
3 22 (5.64%) Retail
4 15 (3.85%) Law
5 14 (3.59%) Legal
6 13 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.31%) Spanish Language
8 8 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.28%) Marketing
10 4 (1.03%) Billing
11 3 (0.77%) Games
12 2 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 87 (22.31%) Consultant
2 72 (18.46%) Security Consultant
3 70 (17.95%) Analyst
4 43 (11.03%) Architect
5 32 (8.21%) Security Architect
6 29 (7.44%) Business Analyst
7 25 (6.41%) Security Analyst
8 24 (6.15%) Security Manager
9 22 (5.64%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.87%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 17 (4.36%) Information Manager
11 17 (4.36%) Information Security Manager
11 17 (4.36%) Security Officer
12 16 (4.10%) Risk Manager
13 15 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
13 15 (3.85%) Risk Consultant
14 14 (3.59%) Security Engineer
15 12 (3.08%) Risk Officer
16 10 (2.56%) Information Officer
16 10 (2.56%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.10%) Web Services
2 12 (3.08%) SAML
3 11 (2.82%) OAuth2
3 11 (2.82%) Swagger
3 11 (2.82%) WSDL
4 5 (1.28%) .NET
4 5 (1.28%) XML
5 4 (1.03%) Middleware
6 3 (0.77%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.77%) JSON
6 3 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.51%) CSS
7 2 (0.51%) CSS3
7 2 (0.51%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.51%) HTML
7 2 (0.51%) HTML5
7 2 (0.51%) REST
7 2 (0.51%) RESTful
7 2 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (12.56%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.18%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (5.90%) CESG
5 13 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.79%) User Experience
7 5 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.03%) Linked Data
8 4 (1.03%) PKI
8 4 (1.03%) Robotics
9 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.77%) Handset
9 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.64%) Windows
2 14 (3.59%) Unix
3 12 (3.08%) Linux
4 6 (1.54%) Android
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (40.51%) Information Security
2 118 (30.26%) Risk Management
3 53 (13.59%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 51 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (12.56%) ITIL
7 47 (12.05%) Security Management
8 42 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (9.49%) Security Architecture
10 34 (8.72%) Project Management
10 34 (8.72%) SIEM
11 32 (8.21%) Information Security Management
12 29 (7.44%) GAP Analysis
12 29 (7.44%) ISMS
13 27 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
13 27 (6.92%) Service Management
14 25 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (6.41%) Security Operations
14 25 (6.41%) Waterfall
15 24 (6.15%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.72%) SQL
2 10 (2.56%) Java
3 6 (1.54%) C#
4 5 (1.28%) C
4 5 (1.28%) C++
5 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.03%) VB
6 3 (0.77%) Perl
6 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.77%) Python
6 3 (0.77%) Scala
6 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.51%) Ruby
7 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.51%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (19.74%) CISSP
2 53 (13.59%) CISM
3 43 (11.03%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 29 (7.44%) Degree
6 21 (5.38%) CISA
7 18 (4.62%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (2.82%) CLAS
9 10 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (2.31%) PCI QSA
11 8 (2.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (2.05%) CEH
12 7 (1.79%) CRISC
13 6 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.54%) SANS
14 5 (1.28%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.28%) PMP
15 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (18.21%) GDPR
3 34 (8.72%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.10%) QA
5 15 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (2.31%) Data Quality
8 8 (2.05%) COBIT
8 8 (2.05%) RMADS
9 7 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (1.79%) NIST 800
10 6 (1.54%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (1.54%) SLA
11 5 (1.28%) JSP 440
11 5 (1.28%) PMO
12 4 (1.03%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.03%) Docker
1 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.03%) Puppet
1 4 (1.03%) SCCM
2 3 (0.77%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.51%) Nessus
3 2 (0.51%) Nmap
3 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.51%) QRadar
3 2 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (5.64%) Oracle
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.56%) NetIQ
3 10 (2.56%) WSO2
4 7 (1.79%) CyberArk
4 7 (1.79%) SAP
5 6 (1.54%) AppDynamics
5 6 (1.54%) Symantec
6 5 (1.28%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.28%) Qualys
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco
7 4 (1.03%) Citrix
7 4 (1.03%) McAfee
7 4 (1.03%) VMware
8 3 (0.77%) Casewise
8 3 (0.77%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.77%) IBM
8 3 (0.77%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.77%) Remedy
8 3 (0.77%) Trustwave