Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 116 106
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 2,039 1,923 2,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.11% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.48% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,243 1,204 1,554
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £325 £326 £306
90th Percentile £688 £713 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 37
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.45% -21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.72 £15.38 £18.95
90th Percentile £72.96 £52.65 £71.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £27.50 £27.62
% change year-on-year +15.45% -0.43% -7.93%

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 85,849 77,433 89,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,597 50,637 59,106
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,076 2,273
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -12 1,828 £500 +1.01% 490
UK excluding London +13 1,002 £438 - 235
London -25 999 £550 +2.09% 291
North of England +13 231 £463 -2.63% 47
South East -41 204 £450 - 53
Midlands +8 164 £450 +5.88% 46
North West 0 148 £450 -5.26% 29
Scotland -5 131 £400 -3.61% 25
South West +4 121 £425 +6.25% 25
East of England +12 107 £435 -0.57% 27
West Midlands -16 88 £475 +15.15% 39
East Midlands +14 67 £400 -8.57% 7
Yorkshire -8 52 £450 -9.09% 10
North East +24 36 £525 +47.89% 8
Wales +5 28 £365 +0.69% 11
Northern Ireland +24 20 £418 +1.26% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 778 (38.16%) Finance
2 499 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (22.76%) Project Management
4 385 (18.88%) Information Security
5 357 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 292 (14.32%) Banking
7 263 (12.90%) Change Management
8 255 (12.51%) Security Cleared
8 255 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
9 251 (12.31%) Management Information System
10 243 (11.92%) CISSP
11 241 (11.82%) PRINCE2
12 236 (11.57%) Microsoft
13 227 (11.13%) SQL
14 195 (9.56%) Front Office
15 189 (9.27%) SC Cleared
16 186 (9.12%) ITIL
17 182 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
18 181 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
19 168 (8.24%) Degree
20 155 (7.60%) Decision-Making
21 151 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
22 149 (7.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 146 (7.16%) CISM
24 144 (7.06%) GDPR
25 142 (6.96%) Java
26 141 (6.92%) Windows
27 134 (6.57%) Scrum
28 132 (6.47%) Investment Banking
29 130 (6.38%) SDLC

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 61 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.37%) SAS
3 20 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 16 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 16 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.59%) Confluence
6 11 (0.54%) Apache
7 9 (0.44%) IIS
7 9 (0.44%) JBoss
7 9 (0.44%) nginx
8 8 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
9 6 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.20%) CMS
10 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.098%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.098%) IPython
Applications
1 151 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (4.56%) Microsoft Project
4 75 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.049%) Maya
Business Applications
1 20 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.49%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.34%) Endur
4 5 (0.25%) Orchestrade
4 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.20%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Maximo
5 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) Summit
5 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.15%) Actimize
6 3 (0.15%) RMDS
6 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.15%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.29%) Office 365
3 60 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.32%) SaaS
5 19 (0.93%) PaaS
6 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.69%) IaaS
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.29%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.15%) Akamai
10 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.15%) npm
10 3 (0.15%) Serverless
10 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.098%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.12%) Firewall
2 39 (1.91%) Network Security
3 32 (1.57%) WAN
4 29 (1.42%) SMS
5 27 (1.32%) LAN
6 19 (0.93%) MPLS
7 16 (0.78%) Internet
7 16 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (0.69%) SAN
9 13 (0.64%) Unified Communications
10 12 (0.59%) DNS
10 12 (0.59%) SNMP
10 12 (0.59%) VLAN
11 10 (0.49%) VoIP
11 10 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (0.44%) DHCP
12 9 (0.44%) Intranet
13 8 (0.39%) Skype
13 8 (0.39%) Wireless
14 7 (0.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.81%) Big Data
3 34 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 34 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 15 (0.74%) GIS
9 12 (0.59%) MySQL
10 11 (0.54%) KDB
11 10 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (0.49%) OLAP
11 10 (0.49%) QlikView
12 9 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 72 (3.53%) JIRA
2 27 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.23%) Subversion
4 24 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.88%) Maven
6 16 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.29%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.25%) Ant
11 5 (0.25%) Selenium
12 4 (0.20%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.20%) JMeter
12 4 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.15%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.15%) Bower
13 3 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 778 (38.16%) Finance
2 292 (14.32%) Banking
3 195 (9.56%) Front Office
4 132 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 107 (5.25%) Legal
6 70 (3.43%) Law
7 53 (2.60%) Retail
8 52 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 51 (2.50%) Back Office
10 28 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.32%) Marketing
12 19 (0.93%) Military
12 19 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.88%) Electronics
14 13 (0.64%) Billing
14 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.64%) French Language
15 12 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.44%) Local Government
17 8 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 373 (18.29%) Project Manager
2 333 (16.33%) Analyst
3 237 (11.62%) Developer
4 170 (8.34%) Business Analyst
5 150 (7.36%) Consultant
6 123 (6.03%) Architect
7 93 (4.56%) Security Manager
8 89 (4.36%) IT Manager
9 76 (3.73%) Risk Manager
10 73 (3.58%) Risk Analyst
11 71 (3.48%) Security Consultant
12 68 (3.33%) Security Architect
13 66 (3.24%) Senior Manager
14 60 (2.94%) Security Analyst
15 58 (2.84%) Java Developer
16 54 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
17 53 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
18 48 (2.35%) Senior Developer
19 44 (2.16%) Programme Manager
20 43 (2.11%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.48%) .NET
2 42 (2.06%) Web Services
3 35 (1.72%) XML
4 32 (1.57%) HTML
5 31 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 29 (1.42%) REST
7 24 (1.18%) Middleware
8 22 (1.08%) Spring
8 22 (1.08%) XSLT
9 21 (1.03%) HTML5
9 21 (1.03%) SOAP
10 20 (0.98%) .NET Framework
11 19 (0.93%) CSS
12 14 (0.69%) Hibernate
13 11 (0.54%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.54%) JMS
13 11 (0.54%) jQuery
13 11 (0.54%) React
13 11 (0.54%) WCF
14 10 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 255 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (12.31%) Management Information System
3 119 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 88 (4.32%) Derivative
5 60 (2.94%) Credit Risk
6 57 (2.80%) Market Risk
6 57 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 52 (2.55%) Fixed Income
8 50 (2.45%) Equities
9 49 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 44 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
11 40 (1.96%) PMI
12 38 (1.86%) Data Centre
13 34 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
14 32 (1.57%) Grid Computing
15 30 (1.47%) User Experience
16 23 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
16 23 (1.13%) NHS
17 19 (0.93%) CESG
17 19 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 141 (6.92%) Windows
2 90 (4.41%) Linux
3 74 (3.63%) Unix
4 30 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 23 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.69%) Solaris
7 12 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.29%) AIX
11 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.20%) CentOS
13 3 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.098%) Android
14 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.049%) Debian
15 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.049%) VME
15 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (22.76%) Project Management
3 385 (18.88%) Information Security
4 357 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 263 (12.90%) Change Management
6 241 (11.82%) PRINCE2
7 186 (9.12%) ITIL
8 182 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
9 181 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
10 155 (7.60%) Decision-Making
11 134 (6.57%) Scrum
12 130 (6.38%) SDLC
13 127 (6.23%) Programme Management
14 121 (5.93%) Data Protection
15 120 (5.89%) Waterfall
16 118 (5.79%) Change Control
17 105 (5.15%) Business Analysis
18 104 (5.10%) Project Planning
18 104 (5.10%) Service Delivery
19 101 (4.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 227 (11.13%) SQL
2 142 (6.96%) Java
3 116 (5.69%) Python
4 82 (4.02%) C#
5 76 (3.73%) C++
6 60 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 50 (2.45%) C
7 50 (2.45%) Scala
8 42 (2.06%) Perl
9 41 (2.01%) VBA
10 30 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.03%) R
12 15 (0.74%) Java 8
13 14 (0.69%) XPath
14 13 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.54%) Ruby
16 9 (0.44%) Haskell
16 9 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.39%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 255 (12.51%) Security Cleared
2 243 (11.92%) CISSP
3 189 (9.27%) SC Cleared
4 168 (8.24%) Degree
5 146 (7.16%) CISM
6 105 (5.15%) CISA
7 69 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 64 (3.14%) PMI Certification
9 47 (2.31%) CRISC
10 41 (2.01%) PMP
11 33 (1.62%) ISEB
12 32 (1.57%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 24 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
16 20 (0.98%) CISMP
16 20 (0.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 19 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
18 17 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (7.06%) GDPR
3 106 (5.20%) PCI DSS
4 94 (4.61%) PMO
5 88 (4.32%) QA
6 40 (1.96%) COBIT
7 38 (1.86%) SLA
8 35 (1.72%) Data Quality
9 22 (1.08%) RMADS
10 19 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.49%) MiFID
14 9 (0.44%) IFRS
14 9 (0.44%) P3O
15 8 (0.39%) SSAE 16
16 7 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 46 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.64%) Docker
4 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.39%) XenApp
6 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.15%) QEMU
8 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.098%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.098%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.049%) Firmware
10 1 (0.049%) iptables
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.049%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (0.69%) Control-M
3 13 (0.64%) Ansible
4 11 (0.54%) SCCM
4 11 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.44%) Nessus
7 8 (0.39%) RSA Archer
8 7 (0.34%) Kibana
9 5 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.25%) CASB
9 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.25%) Puppet
9 5 (0.25%) Rancher
9 5 (0.25%) Terraform
10 4 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.20%) RSA enVision
10 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 236 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 119 (5.84%) Oracle
3 55 (2.70%) SAP
4 39 (1.91%) Cisco
5 27 (1.32%) VMware
6 20 (0.98%) ServiceNow
7 18 (0.88%) Splunk
8 17 (0.83%) Citrix
8 17 (0.83%) CyberArk
8 17 (0.83%) IBM
9 16 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 16 (0.78%) Tableau
10 12 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.59%) Sybase
11 11 (0.54%) Informatica
12 10 (0.49%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.49%) CA
12 10 (0.49%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.44%) Blue Coat