Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Risk Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Management over the 6 months to 19 December 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 Management
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 113 132
Rank change year-on-year -18 +19 -37
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 2,142 2,265 2,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 2.19% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.55% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,264 1,452 1,250
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £319
90th Percentile £702 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 31
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% -18.22%
10th Percentile £21.30 £15.74 £13.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.51 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.22% +4.55% -16.67%

Risk Management 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 90,884 88,673 87,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.82% 85.91% 85.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,160 59,203 57,616
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,333 2,075 2,461
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -

Risk Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Risk Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Risk Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Management over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Management over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 19 December 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 -22 1,927 £511 -2.62% 375
UK excluding London -6 1,097 £450 +2.27% 242
London -33 984 £550 -4.35% 165
North of England -14 258 £475 - 44
South East -26 245 £495 +7.61% 58
Midlands +11 198 £450 +1.12% 41
North West -7 152 £500 +5.26% 28
West Midlands +19 133 £510 +13.33% 21
South West -40 133 £463 +14.20% 35
Scotland -7 119 £425 +6.25% 21
East of England -1 101 £468 -6.50% 32
Yorkshire +13 77 £425 -5.56% 16
East Midlands +11 65 £425 -4.49% 20
Wales -4 42 £450 +5.88% 9
North East -20 32 £475 -5.00%
Northern Ireland +13 7 £320 +1.59% 2

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Management 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 Management.

1 836 (39.03%) Finance
2 562 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 453 (21.15%) Project Management
4 366 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 329 (15.36%) Information Security
6 301 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
7 294 (13.73%) Security Cleared
8 269 (12.56%) Banking
9 264 (12.32%) Management Information System
10 229 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
11 228 (10.64%) Microsoft
12 222 (10.36%) SC Cleared
13 221 (10.32%) Degree
14 219 (10.22%) Change Management
15 215 (10.04%) CISSP
15 215 (10.04%) SQL
16 208 (9.71%) PRINCE2
17 207 (9.66%) Cybersecurity
18 203 (9.48%) ITIL
19 187 (8.73%) Java
20 170 (7.94%) Oracle
21 165 (7.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 154 (7.19%) CISM
23 146 (6.82%) Front Office
24 140 (6.54%) GDPR
25 135 (6.30%) QA
26 132 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
27 129 (6.02%) Scrum
27 129 (6.02%) Service Delivery
27 129 (6.02%) Decision-Making

Risk Management
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 58 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.29%) Confluence
3 25 (1.17%) SAS
4 24 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
5 17 (0.79%) Apache
6 13 (0.61%) CMS
7 9 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.23%) IIS
10 5 (0.23%) JBoss
10 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.14%) Jetty
12 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 132 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
3 78 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.93%) Open Workbench
6 18 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) InVision
7 2 (0.093%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.047%) EViews
8 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.047%) Stata
8 1 (0.047%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.42%) SAP GTS
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
4 7 (0.33%) Primavera
5 6 (0.28%) Endur
5 6 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.19%) Magento
7 4 (0.19%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.14%) Actimize
8 3 (0.14%) assyst
8 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.093%) Lawson
9 2 (0.093%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 98 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (3.41%) Office 365
4 34 (1.59%) PaaS
4 34 (1.59%) SaaS
5 21 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (0.89%) IaaS
7 13 (0.61%) GitHub
8 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.28%) Serverless
11 6 (0.28%) Trello
12 4 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.093%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.81%) Firewall
2 63 (2.94%) Network Security
3 41 (1.91%) WAN
4 28 (1.31%) LAN
5 24 (1.12%) Internet
6 20 (0.93%) Wireless
7 19 (0.89%) VPN
8 17 (0.79%) SMS
9 16 (0.75%) Skype
10 13 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.56%) MPLS
11 12 (0.56%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.51%) FTP
13 10 (0.47%) SSL
14 9 (0.42%) DMZ
15 7 (0.33%) SAN
15 7 (0.33%) VLAN
16 6 (0.28%) BGP
17 5 (0.23%) Extranet
17 5 (0.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.82%) Big Data
3 34 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 27 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
7 18 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.79%) KDB
9 16 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.70%) QlikView
11 13 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 10 (0.47%) GIS
13 10 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
13 10 (0.47%) Power BI
13 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (5.37%) JIRA
2 46 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 41 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 20 (0.93%) Maven
6 16 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.70%) Subversion
8 12 (0.56%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.47%) Artifactory
9 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.37%) Selenium
10 8 (0.37%) Toad
11 7 (0.33%) GitLab
11 7 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
11 7 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.28%) Hudson
12 6 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.23%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.23%) Gradle
General
1 836 (39.03%) Finance
2 269 (12.56%) Banking
3 146 (6.82%) Front Office
4 107 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 90 (4.20%) Legal
6 77 (3.59%) Law
7 52 (2.43%) Retail
7 52 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 45 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.68%) Back Office
11 32 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (1.12%) Marketing
13 13 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.56%) Billing
15 11 (0.51%) Military
16 10 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.42%) German Language
18 8 (0.37%) Electronics
18 8 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 352 (16.43%) Project Manager
2 336 (15.69%) Analyst
3 254 (11.86%) Developer
4 181 (8.45%) Consultant
5 176 (8.22%) Architect
6 112 (5.23%) Security Consultant
7 108 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 96 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 89 (4.15%) Security Architect
9 89 (4.15%) Service Manager
10 83 (3.87%) IT Manager
11 78 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
12 70 (3.27%) Security Manager
13 62 (2.89%) Risk Manager
14 61 (2.85%) Programme Manager
15 55 (2.57%) Risk Analyst
16 52 (2.43%) Security Analyst
17 46 (2.15%) Senior Manager
18 43 (2.01%) Services Delivery Manager
19 42 (1.96%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.92%) .NET
2 49 (2.29%) HTML
3 33 (1.54%) XML
4 29 (1.35%) Web Services
5 27 (1.26%) CSS
5 27 (1.26%) Spring
6 26 (1.21%) AngularJS
6 26 (1.21%) REST
7 21 (0.98%) HTML5
8 20 (0.93%) Middleware
9 18 (0.84%) WPF
10 17 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (0.75%) WCF
12 15 (0.70%) JMS
12 15 (0.70%) SOAP
13 14 (0.65%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.61%) OAuth
15 12 (0.56%) React
16 11 (0.51%) Node.js
17 10 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 301 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (12.32%) Management Information System
3 103 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 69 (3.22%) Derivative
5 54 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.52%) User Experience
6 48 (2.24%) Market Risk
7 46 (2.15%) CESG
8 44 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 44 (2.05%) Equities
9 41 (1.91%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 30 (1.40%) Fixed Income
11 29 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 29 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.26%) PKI
13 24 (1.12%) Credit Risk
14 21 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
15 20 (0.93%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 127 (5.93%) Windows
2 82 (3.83%) Linux
3 65 (3.03%) Unix
4 28 (1.31%) Windows 10
5 22 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (0.79%) Solaris
7 14 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.42%) Android
9 9 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.37%) AIX
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.19%) CentOS
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.093%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.047%) HPUX
14 1 (0.047%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.047%) VMS
14 1 (0.047%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (21.15%) Project Management
3 366 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 329 (15.36%) Information Security
5 229 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 219 (10.22%) Change Management
7 208 (9.71%) PRINCE2
8 207 (9.66%) Cybersecurity
9 203 (9.48%) ITIL
10 129 (6.02%) Decision-Making
10 129 (6.02%) Scrum
10 129 (6.02%) Service Delivery
11 126 (5.88%) SDLC
12 125 (5.84%) Service Management
13 123 (5.74%) Programme Management
14 122 (5.70%) Waterfall
15 121 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 120 (5.60%) Analytics
17 118 (5.51%) Risk Assessment
18 116 (5.42%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 215 (10.04%) SQL
2 187 (8.73%) Java
3 93 (4.34%) C#
4 91 (4.25%) Python
5 44 (2.05%) C++
6 41 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 38 (1.77%) C
8 37 (1.73%) VBA
9 36 (1.68%) Scala
10 26 (1.21%) Perl
11 21 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 21 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 19 (0.89%) Java 8
13 17 (0.79%) R
14 16 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.70%) Haskell
15 15 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 294 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 222 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 221 (10.32%) Degree
4 215 (10.04%) CISSP
5 154 (7.19%) CISM
6 99 (4.62%) CISA
7 74 (3.45%) CRISC
8 69 (3.22%) DV Cleared
9 58 (2.71%) PMP
10 50 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 49 (2.29%) PMI Certification
12 42 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 34 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (1.45%) ISEB
15 24 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
16 19 (0.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 18 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (0.84%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
18 17 (0.79%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (7.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (6.54%) GDPR
3 135 (6.30%) QA
4 111 (5.18%) PMO
5 65 (3.03%) PCI DSS
6 45 (2.10%) SLA
7 35 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 35 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (1.54%) COBIT
9 23 (1.07%) Data Quality
10 22 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 18 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
11 18 (0.84%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.79%) RMADS
13 12 (0.56%) PSD2
14 11 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (0.51%) IFRS
15 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
16 9 (0.42%) GxP
16 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 46 (2.15%) Docker
2 35 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.37%) VMware NSX
4 8 (0.37%) XenApp
4 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.23%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.093%) HDFS
8 2 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.093%) vSphere
9 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.047%) NDS
9 1 (0.047%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.79%) Ansible
3 11 (0.51%) BladeLogic
4 10 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (0.47%) Rancher
5 8 (0.37%) Control-M
5 8 (0.37%) RSA enVision
6 7 (0.33%) Nessus
6 7 (0.33%) Terraform
7 6 (0.28%) RSA Archer
8 5 (0.23%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.23%) SCCM
9 4 (0.19%) QRadar
10 3 (0.14%) CASB
10 3 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.14%) Mesos
10 3 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.093%) Foglight
11 2 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 228 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 170 (7.94%) Oracle
3 87 (4.06%) SAP
4 44 (2.05%) CheckPoint
5 41 (1.91%) Cisco
6 32 (1.49%) IBM
6 32 (1.49%) Tableau
7 25 (1.17%) CyberArk
8 24 (1.12%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.03%) VMware
10 20 (0.93%) Citrix
11 18 (0.84%) Sybase
11 18 (0.84%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.65%) Adobe
12 14 (0.65%) Splunk
13 13 (0.61%) Blue Coat
13 13 (0.61%) McAfee
13 13 (0.61%) Palo Alto
14 12 (0.56%) Remedy
14 12 (0.56%) Symantec