Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 115 126
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 -15
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 2,112 2,094 2,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.14% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.50% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,258 1,338 1,379
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £688 £716 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 34
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% -28.57%
10th Percentile £15.83 £16.25 £16.57
90th Percentile £67.35 £50.70 £69.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% -17.85%

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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £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 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -18 1,880 £500 - 369
UK excluding London +7 1,110 £438 +2.94% 228
London -22 949 £563 +1.81% 170
North of England +12 255 £440 -4.61% 54
South East -17 247 £475 +5.56% 51
Midlands +13 196 £425 - 34
Scotland +23 151 £400 -3.61% 19
North West +4 151 £438 -2.78% 33
West Midlands +10 125 £450 +9.09% 27
South West -36 120 £450 +11.80% 33
East of England +10 108 £450 - 27
Yorkshire +19 75 £425 -10.53% 18
East Midlands +3 70 £415 -7.89% 7
North East -10 35 £525 +5.00% 3
Wales -5 33 £370 -7.50% 7
Northern Ireland +31 6 £316 -23.52% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 795 (37.64%) Finance
2 517 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (21.69%) Project Management
4 370 (17.52%) Information Security
5 361 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 269 (12.74%) Banking
7 260 (12.31%) Management Information System
8 259 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
9 235 (11.13%) Security Cleared
10 232 (10.98%) CISSP
11 223 (10.56%) Change Management
12 210 (9.94%) Microsoft
12 210 (9.94%) PRINCE2
13 202 (9.56%) SQL
14 195 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
15 194 (9.19%) ITIL
16 186 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
17 181 (8.57%) SC Cleared
18 177 (8.38%) Degree
19 162 (7.67%) Front Office
20 156 (7.39%) CISM
21 151 (7.15%) GDPR
22 146 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 143 (6.77%) Decision-Making
24 139 (6.58%) Java
25 135 (6.39%) Service Management
26 130 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 128 (6.06%) SDLC
28 125 (5.92%) Waterfall
29 124 (5.87%) Change Control

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 64 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.85%) Confluence
3 16 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 15 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 13 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
6 12 (0.57%) SAS
7 10 (0.47%) CMS
7 10 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.38%) Apache
8 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.24%) IIS
10 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.19%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.14%) GemFire
12 3 (0.14%) JBoss
12 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 113 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (4.83%) Microsoft Project
3 95 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
4 72 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.62%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.047%) EViews
9 1 (0.047%) InVision
9 1 (0.047%) SPSS
9 1 (0.047%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Endur
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) Primavera
6 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.14%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.095%) Kondor
7 2 (0.095%) Lawson
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.095%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (3.17%) Office 365
4 28 (1.33%) PaaS
4 28 (1.33%) SaaS
5 15 (0.71%) IaaS
6 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.33%) GitHub
9 6 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.19%) Trello
12 2 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.095%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.095%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.095%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.095%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.73%) Firewall
2 44 (2.08%) Network Security
3 28 (1.33%) SMS
4 23 (1.09%) Internet
5 22 (1.04%) WAN
6 20 (0.95%) LAN
7 18 (0.85%) Skype
8 13 (0.62%) MPLS
8 13 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (0.57%) Wireless
10 11 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.47%) SAN
12 9 (0.43%) SSH
13 8 (0.38%) DMZ
13 8 (0.38%) VPN
14 7 (0.33%) BGP
14 7 (0.33%) DHCP
14 7 (0.33%) DNS
14 7 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 29 (1.37%) Big Data
4 28 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.57%) KDB
10 12 (0.57%) QlikView
11 11 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (0.47%) Power BI
13 9 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
14 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (4.92%) JIRA
2 40 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.09%) Maven
6 21 (0.99%) Subversion
7 18 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.28%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.24%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.24%) JUnit
13 5 (0.24%) PowerBuilder
13 5 (0.24%) Toad
13 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.19%) Ant
14 4 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 795 (37.64%) Finance
2 269 (12.74%) Banking
3 162 (7.67%) Front Office
4 105 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 101 (4.78%) Legal
6 63 (2.98%) Law
7 52 (2.46%) Back Office
8 50 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 48 (2.27%) Retail
10 40 (1.89%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.09%) Marketing
13 11 (0.52%) Billing
13 11 (0.52%) Military
14 10 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
16 7 (0.33%) Automotive
17 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 387 (18.32%) Project Manager
2 336 (15.91%) Analyst
3 248 (11.74%) Developer
4 173 (8.19%) Architect
5 172 (8.14%) Consultant
6 150 (7.10%) Business Analyst
7 104 (4.92%) Security Consultant
8 100 (4.73%) Security Architect
9 98 (4.64%) IT Manager
10 80 (3.79%) Java Developer
11 74 (3.50%) Service Manager
12 73 (3.46%) Security Manager
13 67 (3.17%) Risk Manager
14 66 (3.13%) Risk Analyst
15 61 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
16 57 (2.70%) Security Analyst
17 52 (2.46%) C# Developer
18 49 (2.32%) IT Project Manager
19 48 (2.27%) Programme Manager
20 47 (2.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.74%) .NET
2 43 (2.04%) HTML
3 33 (1.56%) REST
4 32 (1.52%) XML
5 27 (1.28%) CSS
5 27 (1.28%) Web Services
6 26 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 26 (1.23%) Spring
7 25 (1.18%) Middleware
8 23 (1.09%) HTML5
9 19 (0.90%) JMS
9 19 (0.90%) WCF
10 17 (0.80%) SOAP
10 17 (0.80%) WPF
11 15 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (0.57%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.57%) React
13 12 (0.57%) SailPoint
13 12 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 260 (12.31%) Management Information System
2 259 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 130 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 70 (3.31%) Derivative
5 55 (2.60%) Market Risk
6 48 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 46 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (1.99%) CESG
8 42 (1.99%) Equities
9 41 (1.94%) User Experience
10 36 (1.70%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 31 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
13 29 (1.37%) Fixed Income
14 27 (1.28%) PKI
15 26 (1.23%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.14%) Grid Computing
17 22 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
17 22 (1.04%) Mainframe
17 22 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 121 (5.73%) Windows
2 74 (3.50%) Linux
3 67 (3.17%) Unix
4 30 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 16 (0.76%) Solaris
6 15 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.43%) Android
10 8 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.28%) AIX
12 6 (0.28%) CentOS
13 3 (0.14%) VMS
14 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.095%) zOS
15 1 (0.047%) HPUX
15 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.047%) VME
15 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (21.69%) Project Management
3 370 (17.52%) Information Security
4 361 (17.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (10.56%) Change Management
6 210 (9.94%) PRINCE2
7 195 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
8 194 (9.19%) ITIL
9 186 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
10 143 (6.77%) Decision-Making
11 135 (6.39%) Service Management
12 128 (6.06%) SDLC
13 125 (5.92%) Waterfall
14 124 (5.87%) Change Control
14 124 (5.87%) Risk Assessment
15 118 (5.59%) Programme Management
16 111 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 110 (5.21%) Service Delivery
18 108 (5.11%) Data Protection
19 104 (4.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 202 (9.56%) SQL
2 139 (6.58%) Java
3 91 (4.31%) C#
4 75 (3.55%) Python
5 52 (2.46%) C++
5 52 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 40 (1.89%) Scala
7 27 (1.28%) C
8 23 (1.09%) Perl
9 21 (0.99%) VBA
10 17 (0.80%) R
11 16 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 14 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.62%) Java 8
13 13 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.57%) Haskell
14 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.28%) XPath
16 4 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 235 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 232 (10.98%) CISSP
3 181 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 177 (8.38%) Degree
5 156 (7.39%) CISM
6 110 (5.21%) CISA
7 55 (2.60%) CRISC
8 50 (2.37%) PMP
9 46 (2.18%) PMI Certification
10 40 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 38 (1.80%) DV Cleared
12 37 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 26 (1.23%) ISEB
15 23 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
16 21 (0.99%) ISACA
17 20 (0.95%) CISMP
18 18 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 17 (0.80%) CCNA
20 15 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (7.15%) GDPR
2 146 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (5.87%) QA
4 114 (5.40%) PMO
5 79 (3.74%) PCI DSS
6 48 (2.27%) SLA
7 33 (1.56%) COBIT
8 24 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (1.09%) Data Quality
10 21 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.95%) RMADS
12 19 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.43%) MiFID
16 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.38%) P3O
17 7 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
17 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
17 7 (0.33%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 44 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.09%) Docker
4 10 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.43%) XenApp
5 9 (0.43%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.24%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.14%) HDFS
9 2 (0.095%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.095%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.047%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.047%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.62%) Ansible
3 12 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.47%) BladeLogic
5 9 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.43%) Rancher
6 7 (0.33%) CASB
6 7 (0.33%) Nessus
6 7 (0.33%) RSA enVision
6 7 (0.33%) Terraform
6 7 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 6 (0.28%) Control-M
7 6 (0.28%) SCCM
8 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.19%) MIIS
10 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.14%) Kibana
10 3 (0.14%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.14%) WSUS
11 2 (0.095%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 210 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 120 (5.68%) Oracle
3 66 (3.13%) SAP
4 44 (2.08%) Cisco
5 30 (1.42%) CheckPoint
6 28 (1.33%) CyberArk
7 26 (1.23%) IBM
7 26 (1.23%) VMware
8 23 (1.09%) Citrix
8 23 (1.09%) Tableau
9 22 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.04%) Splunk
10 16 (0.76%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.66%) Blue Coat
11 14 (0.66%) McAfee
11 14 (0.66%) Symantec
12 13 (0.62%) Avaya
13 12 (0.57%) CA
13 12 (0.57%) Palo Alto
13 12 (0.57%) Sybase