Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 130 116
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14 -1
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 1,693 2,093 2,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.05% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.36% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,061 1,267 1,264
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.39% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 34
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.12% -14.29% +20.91%
10th Percentile £20.80 £14.13 £15.73
90th Percentile £65.60 £41.75 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +22.81% -17.39% +25.45%

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 78,614 88,665 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.81% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,619 58,461 54,185
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,414 2,094
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.01% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -18.37% +1.83%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Top 17 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 August 2019. 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 -6 1,560 £515 +3.00% 325
UK excluding London -9 920 £473 +7.39% 204
London -19 741 £575 +4.55% 149
South East +52 286 £475 - 53
North of England -3 185 £495 +10.00% 38
South West +24 166 £475 +5.56% 26
Midlands -33 99 £450 - 44
Scotland -10 89 £425 +6.25% 13
North West -31 88 £495 +16.47% 18
Yorkshire +24 75 £500 +11.11% 17
West Midlands -18 73 £440 -6.13% 28
East of England -20 73 £450 - 15
North East +13 25 £475 -9.52% 3
East Midlands -15 25 £450 - 16
Wales -7 17 £438 +18.24% 14
Northern Ireland +4 9 £423 -7.14% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 638 (37.68%) Finance
2 478 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (25.04%) Project Management
4 318 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 281 (16.60%) Information Security
6 223 (13.17%) Banking
7 221 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
8 212 (12.52%) Microsoft
9 206 (12.17%) Management Information System
10 196 (11.58%) Change Management
11 195 (11.52%) Project Delivery
12 186 (10.99%) Security Cleared
13 182 (10.75%) Degree
13 182 (10.75%) Cybersecurity
14 171 (10.10%) CISSP
15 169 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
16 168 (9.92%) PRINCE2
17 147 (8.68%) Microsoft Excel
18 144 (8.51%) ITIL
19 124 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 123 (7.27%) Legal
21 122 (7.21%) Scrum
22 120 (7.09%) Java
22 120 (7.09%) SC Cleared
23 118 (6.97%) Service Delivery
24 117 (6.91%) DevOps
25 111 (6.56%) Change Control
25 111 (6.56%) JIRA
26 108 (6.38%) QA
26 108 (6.38%) Microsoft Office

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 70 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.78%) Confluence
3 32 (1.89%) IIS
4 25 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 22 (1.30%) SAS
6 20 (1.18%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.00%) Apache
7 17 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
8 16 (0.95%) CMS
9 12 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.59%) Mule
11 9 (0.53%) JBoss
12 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 147 (8.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
3 75 (4.43%) Microsoft Project
4 68 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.53%) Open Workbench
8 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.12%) Sketch
10 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.059%) SPSS
10 1 (0.059%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.53%) Endur
4 6 (0.35%) assyst
4 6 (0.35%) Misys Opics
4 6 (0.35%) Primavera
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.32%) Azure
2 83 (4.90%) AWS
3 52 (3.07%) SaaS
4 31 (1.83%) Office 365
5 30 (1.77%) IaaS
5 30 (1.77%) PaaS
6 23 (1.36%) Power Platform
7 22 (1.30%) GCP
8 17 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (0.83%) GitHub
9 14 (0.83%) npm
9 14 (0.83%) Serverless
10 13 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.59%) Slack
12 9 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.30%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.19%) Firewall
2 36 (2.13%) Network Security
3 33 (1.95%) Internet
4 32 (1.89%) VPN
5 31 (1.83%) LAN
6 30 (1.77%) WAN
7 21 (1.24%) VLAN
8 18 (1.06%) Wireless
9 17 (1.00%) Skype
10 16 (0.95%) MPLS
11 15 (0.89%) Unified Communications
12 14 (0.83%) Intranet
13 13 (0.77%) Ethernet
14 12 (0.71%) BGP
15 11 (0.65%) 4G
15 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
16 10 (0.59%) 2G
16 10 (0.59%) 3G
17 7 (0.41%) DNS
17 7 (0.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.13%) Big Data
3 23 (1.36%) Power BI
4 20 (1.18%) Data Lake
4 20 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (0.65%) MS Access
8 11 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.53%) SAP HANA
9 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.47%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 111 (6.56%) JIRA
2 39 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.00%) Selenium
5 15 (0.89%) Maven
6 11 (0.65%) JUnit
6 11 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.59%) Mockito
7 10 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.53%) Hudson
8 9 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
9 7 (0.41%) Subversion
9 7 (0.41%) Toad
10 6 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.30%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 638 (37.68%) Finance
2 223 (13.17%) Banking
3 123 (7.27%) Legal
4 98 (5.79%) Front Office
4 98 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 88 (5.20%) Public Sector
6 66 (3.90%) Investment Banking
7 55 (3.25%) Retail
8 54 (3.19%) Manufacturing
9 51 (3.01%) Financial Institution
10 37 (2.19%) Marketing
11 36 (2.13%) Law
12 33 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (1.48%) Back Office
14 22 (1.30%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.95%) Advertising
16 10 (0.59%) Military
17 9 (0.53%) Local Government
18 8 (0.47%) Electronics
19 6 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 288 (17.01%) Project Manager
2 263 (15.53%) Analyst
3 156 (9.21%) Architect
4 149 (8.80%) Developer
5 131 (7.74%) Consultant
6 101 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 78 (4.61%) Security Architect
8 74 (4.37%) IT Manager
9 69 (4.08%) Security Consultant
10 58 (3.43%) Risk Manager
11 48 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 47 (2.78%) Programme Manager
13 46 (2.72%) Security Analyst
14 44 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
15 41 (2.42%) Senior Manager
15 41 (2.42%) Service Manager
16 40 (2.36%) Security Manager
16 40 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (2.13%) Risk Analyst
18 29 (1.71%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.19%) REST
2 35 (2.07%) .NET
2 35 (2.07%) HTML
3 30 (1.77%) AngularJS
4 29 (1.71%) React
5 27 (1.59%) Node.js
6 26 (1.54%) Web Services
7 24 (1.42%) JSON
8 22 (1.30%) Spring
9 17 (1.00%) Flask
9 17 (1.00%) Middleware
9 17 (1.00%) WPF
10 16 (0.95%) CSS
10 16 (0.95%) HTML5
10 16 (0.95%) XML
11 15 (0.89%) Spring Boot
12 14 (0.83%) SOAP
13 12 (0.71%) SailPoint
14 11 (0.65%) Jest
14 11 (0.65%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 221 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (12.17%) Management Information System
3 56 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 55 (3.25%) User Experience
5 41 (2.42%) Derivative
6 40 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.13%) PKI
7 36 (2.13%) PMI
8 35 (2.07%) Market Risk
9 32 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.59%) Equities
11 27 (1.59%) Hedge funds
12 26 (1.54%) CESG
13 25 (1.48%) Credit Risk
14 24 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.18%) Fixed Income
16 17 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
17 14 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.85%) Windows
2 63 (3.72%) Linux
3 43 (2.54%) Unix
4 34 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 14 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.77%) Solaris
8 12 (0.71%) AIX
8 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.47%) VMS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.18%) CentOS
13 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (25.04%) Project Management
3 318 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 281 (16.60%) Information Security
5 196 (11.58%) Change Management
6 195 (11.52%) Project Delivery
7 182 (10.75%) Cybersecurity
8 169 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
9 168 (9.92%) PRINCE2
10 144 (8.51%) ITIL
11 122 (7.21%) Scrum
12 118 (6.97%) Service Delivery
13 117 (6.91%) DevOps
14 111 (6.56%) Change Control
15 107 (6.32%) Analytics
16 104 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 104 (6.14%) Programme Management
17 100 (5.91%) Decision-Making
17 100 (5.91%) Service Management
18 90 (5.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 120 (7.09%) Java
2 105 (6.20%) Python
3 98 (5.79%) SQL
4 50 (2.95%) C
5 47 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 44 (2.60%) C#
7 32 (1.89%) C++
7 32 (1.89%) Scala
8 22 (1.30%) VBA
9 16 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 15 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 15 (0.89%) R
11 11 (0.65%) Haskell
12 10 (0.59%) ES6
12 10 (0.59%) Go
12 10 (0.59%) Groovy
12 10 (0.59%) Java 8
12 10 (0.59%) Ruby
13 9 (0.53%) Perl
14 8 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 186 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 182 (10.75%) Degree
3 171 (10.10%) CISSP
4 120 (7.09%) SC Cleared
5 104 (6.14%) CISM
6 76 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 75 (4.43%) PMI Certification
8 68 (4.02%) CISA
9 50 (2.95%) PMP
10 47 (2.78%) CRISC
11 37 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 35 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 29 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
13 29 (1.71%) ISEB
14 23 (1.36%) AWS Certification
15 19 (1.12%) IISP
16 18 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.89%) Master's Degree
17 15 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (6.38%) QA
3 105 (6.20%) PMO
4 53 (3.13%) NIST
5 49 (2.89%) PCI DSS
6 39 (2.30%) GDPR
7 37 (2.19%) SLA
8 34 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (1.95%) COBIT
10 23 (1.36%) RMADS
11 22 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 20 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 20 (1.18%) NCSC
13 17 (1.00%) Data Quality
14 15 (0.89%) GxP
15 14 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.65%) JSP 440
17 10 (0.59%) ISO 9001
18 6 (0.35%) IFRS
18 6 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.24%) Docker
3 9 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.18%) vSphere
5 3 (0.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.059%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.059%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.24%) CASB
3 18 (1.06%) Terraform
4 14 (0.83%) Ansible
4 14 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.71%) Nessus
6 11 (0.65%) QRadar
7 6 (0.35%) RSA Archer
7 6 (0.35%) SCCM
8 5 (0.30%) Puppet
9 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.24%) WSUS
10 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.12%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.12%) Kibana
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 212 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.85%) Oracle
3 90 (5.32%) SAP
4 46 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (2.19%) Cisco
6 30 (1.77%) Workday
7 24 (1.42%) F5
7 24 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.24%) CheckPoint
9 20 (1.18%) IBM
10 19 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.00%) Google
11 17 (1.00%) Splunk
12 15 (0.89%) Palo Alto
12 15 (0.89%) Tableau
13 13 (0.77%) HP
13 13 (0.77%) VMware
14 12 (0.71%) BeyondTrust
15 11 (0.65%) AppDynamics
15 11 (0.65%) Citrix