Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 545 543
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 -7
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 395 340 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 204 231
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £330
90th Percentile £688 £698 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -10.53% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 £51.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.21% +41.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +56.25%

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 88,903 85,119 90,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.73% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,649 56,355 59,984
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,418 2,061 2,454
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 October 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 17 October 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 +4 354 £499 +5.00% 95
UK excluding London +9 219 £425 -10.53% 76
London +19 170 £506 +6.58% 30
South East -4 70 £460 -8.00% 20
Midlands -2 38 £398 -16.32% 16
North of England -22 38 £475 +11.76% 9
East of England -5 24 £523 +30.63% 5
West Midlands -7 23 £400 -15.79% 10
Scotland -12 22 £450 +16.13% 9
North West -14 21 £413 +50.00% 6
East Midlands +11 15 £363 - 6
Wales -1 14 £700 - 2
South West -32 13 £438 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire -15 11 £675 +58.82% 2
North East +7 9 £590 +18.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 129 (32.66%) Risk Management
2 104 (26.33%) Information Security
3 93 (23.54%) Finance
4 84 (21.27%) CISSP
5 72 (18.23%) Management Information System
5 72 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (15.95%) Cybersecurity
7 60 (15.19%) Windows
7 60 (15.19%) Security Cleared
8 59 (14.94%) Project Management
9 54 (13.67%) SC Cleared
9 54 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 46 (11.65%) Legal
10 46 (11.65%) Migration
10 46 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (11.14%) CISM
11 44 (11.14%) Unix
12 43 (10.89%) Degree
13 42 (10.63%) ITIL
14 40 (10.13%) Microsoft
15 39 (9.87%) Data Protection
16 35 (8.86%) Oracle
17 34 (8.61%) Firewall
17 34 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (8.61%) Identity Access Management
18 33 (8.35%) GDPR
19 32 (8.10%) CESG
19 32 (8.10%) Security Architecture
20 30 (7.59%) Banking
20 30 (7.59%) Service Delivery

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 15 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.53%) Apache Solr
3 7 (1.77%) Confluence
4 5 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.01%) IIS
5 4 (1.01%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.76%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.01%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Finacle
2 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.30%) Office 365
4 10 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.77%) SaaS
6 5 (1.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.61%) Firewall
2 28 (7.09%) Network Security
3 10 (2.53%) LAN
3 10 (2.53%) WAN
4 9 (2.28%) SSH
5 8 (2.03%) DMZ
5 8 (2.03%) Internet
6 7 (1.77%) Skype
7 5 (1.27%) NGN
7 5 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.01%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.01%) Wireless
9 3 (0.76%) BGP
9 3 (0.76%) OSPF
9 3 (0.76%) SAN
10 2 (0.51%) DHCP
10 2 (0.51%) DNS
10 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.51%) SSL
10 2 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.04%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.52%) Big Data
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) Looker
7 1 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.25%) Power BI
7 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.56%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.04%) JIRA
3 11 (2.78%) JMeter
4 10 (2.53%) Gatling
4 10 (2.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.51%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.51%) Selenium
6 2 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) Appium
7 1 (0.25%) AppScan
7 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.25%) Protractor
7 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.25%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
General
1 93 (23.54%) Finance
2 46 (11.65%) Legal
3 30 (7.59%) Banking
4 15 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.28%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Publishing
8 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (0.76%) Marketing
10 3 (0.76%) Retail
11 2 (0.51%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (15.19%) Analyst
2 49 (12.41%) Project Manager
3 45 (11.39%) Consultant
4 39 (9.87%) Architect
5 30 (7.59%) Security Consultant
6 22 (5.57%) Security Architect
7 18 (4.56%) Security Analyst
8 17 (4.30%) Risk Manager
9 16 (4.05%) Information Manager
10 15 (3.80%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.54%) CyberArk Engineer
11 14 (3.54%) Security Manager
11 14 (3.54%) Senior Manager
12 13 (3.29%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.29%) Risk Analyst
12 13 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.04%) Senior Project Manager
14 11 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
15 10 (2.53%) Release Manager
15 10 (2.53%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.80%) SailPoint
2 14 (3.54%) Middleware
3 10 (2.53%) RESTful
4 9 (2.28%) REST
4 9 (2.28%) Web Services
5 8 (2.03%) CSS
5 8 (2.03%) HTML
6 7 (1.77%) .NET
6 7 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (1.52%) J2EE
7 6 (1.52%) JSP
7 6 (1.52%) XML
7 6 (1.52%) XSLT
8 5 (1.27%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.27%) Spring
8 5 (1.27%) Taglibs
8 5 (1.27%) XML Schema
9 4 (1.01%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.23%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.10%) CESG
4 27 (6.84%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.30%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.77%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.52%) FMCG
8 6 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.52%) RIA
9 5 (1.27%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.27%) PKI
9 5 (1.27%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.01%) Life Science
11 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.19%) Windows
2 44 (11.14%) Unix
3 17 (4.30%) Linux
4 13 (3.29%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.01%) Solaris
10 2 (0.51%) Android
10 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (32.66%) Risk Management
2 104 (26.33%) Information Security
3 72 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (15.95%) Cybersecurity
5 59 (14.94%) Project Management
6 46 (11.65%) Migration
6 46 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (10.63%) ITIL
8 39 (9.87%) Data Protection
9 34 (8.61%) Identity Access Management
10 32 (8.10%) Security Architecture
11 30 (7.59%) DevOps
11 30 (7.59%) Service Delivery
12 26 (6.58%) Security Management
13 23 (5.82%) Information Assurance
13 23 (5.82%) Security Testing
14 22 (5.57%) Change Management
14 22 (5.57%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (5.57%) PRINCE2
15 21 (5.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.58%) SQL
2 19 (4.81%) Java
3 18 (4.56%) Python
4 10 (2.53%) Ruby
4 10 (2.53%) Scala
5 8 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.77%) C
7 6 (1.52%) C#
7 6 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) Perl
9 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) Korn
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (21.27%) CISSP
2 60 (15.19%) Security Cleared
3 54 (13.67%) SC Cleared
4 44 (11.14%) CISM
5 43 (10.89%) Degree
6 29 (7.34%) CISA
7 26 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (5.32%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (3.54%) CCNA
10 13 (3.29%) ISACA
11 11 (2.78%) AWS Certification
12 10 (2.53%) CISMP
13 8 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.03%) CSSLP
14 7 (1.77%) CCSA
14 7 (1.77%) CHFI
14 7 (1.77%) HND
14 7 (1.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 7 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.52%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (13.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.35%) GDPR
3 23 (5.82%) QA
4 19 (4.81%) PCI DSS
5 16 (4.05%) COBIT
6 13 (3.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (2.28%) PMO
8 8 (2.03%) NIST 800
9 7 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (1.27%) SSAE 16
11 4 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (1.01%) GCP
11 4 (1.01%) GLP
11 4 (1.01%) GMP
11 4 (1.01%) GxP
11 4 (1.01%) RMADS
11 4 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.80%) Docker
3 10 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.53%) Prometheus
3 7 (1.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.01%) Sysdig
5 3 (0.76%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.76%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.51%) Nessus
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Salt
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 40 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.86%) Oracle
3 16 (4.05%) CyberArk
4 15 (3.80%) ForgeRock
4 15 (3.80%) IBM
5 14 (3.54%) ServiceNow
5 14 (3.54%) VMware
6 10 (2.53%) AppDynamics
6 10 (2.53%) SOASTA, Inc
6 10 (2.53%) Splunk
7 9 (2.28%) CA
7 9 (2.28%) Cisco
8 6 (1.52%) Citrix
9 5 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.27%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.27%) SAP
10 4 (1.01%) HP
11 3 (0.76%) McAfee
11 3 (0.76%) NetApp
11 3 (0.76%) Qualys