Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 145 134
Rank change year-on-year +62 -11 -12
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 976 1,737 2,084
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 1.89% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.17% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 1,098 1,282
Median daily rate £509 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +3.50% -
10th Percentile £327 £329 £319
90th Percentile £713 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £482 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.37% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.81% -10.94%
10th Percentile £21.50 £21.60 £14.13
90th Percentile £72.47 £60.50 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +22.81% -10.94%

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 30,968 79,904 89,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.96% 86.90% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,320 52,479 59,298
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 2,318 2,424
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -13.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.79 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.65 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.66% +17.50% -20.00%

Risk Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Risk Management.

Daily rate trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Risk Management over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Risk Management.

Hourly rate trend for Risk Management in the UK

Risk Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Risk Management over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +61 881 £513 -2.38% 115
UK excluding London +51 471 £482 +1.37% 74
London +58 457 £550 -4.35% 52
North of England +69 130 £450 -9.09% 21
South West +27 97 £509 +2.78% 5
South East +29 88 £450 -6.25% 14
North West +68 75 £408 -18.09% 9
Midlands +64 72 £475 +5.56% 14
Work from Home +25 66 £465 -28.46% 7
West Midlands +58 64 £475 +5.56% 8
Yorkshire +57 45 £475 -5.00% 10
Scotland +33 40 £506 +19.12% 2
East of England +34 29 £416 -11.90% 8
Wales +31 14 £513 +5.23% 10
North East +27 10 £490 +5.95% 2
East Midlands +40 7 £500 +25.00% 6
Northern Ireland +18 6 £290 -31.36%

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 348 (35.66%) Finance
2 260 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (26.64%) Security Cleared
3 206 (21.11%) Project Management
4 199 (20.39%) SC Cleared
5 177 (18.14%) Information Security
6 171 (17.52%) Microsoft
7 167 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
8 162 (16.60%) Management Information System
8 162 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 145 (14.86%) Public Sector
10 126 (12.91%) Change Management
11 122 (12.50%) Banking
12 121 (12.40%) Cybersecurity
13 119 (12.19%) Microsoft Excel
14 116 (11.89%) Decision-Making
15 114 (11.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 103 (10.55%) CISSP
17 99 (10.14%) Azure
18 97 (9.94%) PRINCE2
19 95 (9.73%) Degree
20 87 (8.91%) Project Delivery
21 85 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
21 85 (8.71%) ITIL
21 85 (8.71%) SQL
22 76 (7.79%) Programme Management
23 73 (7.48%) Risk Assessment
24 71 (7.27%) DV Cleared
25 70 (7.17%) AWS
26 66 (6.76%) Python

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 35 (3.59%) Confluence
2 32 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (0.82%) Mule
4 8 (0.82%) Umbraco
5 7 (0.72%) Apache
5 7 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.61%) IIS
7 5 (0.51%) CMS
7 5 (0.51%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.31%) Appian
9 3 (0.31%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 119 (12.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
4 42 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.31%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) Endur
2 9 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.72%) Front Arena
4 5 (0.51%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.41%) Primavera
5 4 (0.41%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.31%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.20%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.10%) Magento
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.14%) Azure
2 70 (7.17%) AWS
3 25 (2.56%) Office 365
4 24 (2.46%) GCP
5 21 (2.15%) SaaS
6 17 (1.74%) GitHub
7 10 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.02%) IaaS
7 10 (1.02%) Slack
8 9 (0.92%) PaaS
9 8 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (0.82%) npm
10 7 (0.72%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.72%) Serverless
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.51%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.82%) Firewall
2 18 (1.84%) Internet
3 16 (1.64%) SSL
4 14 (1.43%) Network Security
5 11 (1.13%) DNS
5 11 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (1.02%) WAN
7 9 (0.92%) LAN
7 9 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (0.72%) VLAN
9 6 (0.61%) Wireless
10 5 (0.51%) S/MIME
10 5 (0.51%) VPN
11 4 (0.41%) Broadband
11 4 (0.41%) GSM
11 4 (0.41%) HTTP
11 4 (0.41%) LTE
11 4 (0.41%) UMTS
12 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.87%) Big Data
3 18 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.02%) SAP BW
6 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.72%) MySQL
9 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 5 (0.51%) Lumira
10 5 (0.51%) OLAP
11 4 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.41%) Parquet
11 4 (0.41%) Power BI
11 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (5.12%) JIRA
2 32 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.54%) Maven
5 13 (1.33%) Selenium
5 13 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.92%) JUnit
7 8 (0.82%) Mockito
7 8 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.61%) Toad
9 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.51%) GitLab
9 5 (0.51%) JMeter
9 5 (0.51%) Snyk
9 5 (0.51%) Subversion
10 4 (0.41%) git-flow
11 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.31%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
General
1 348 (35.66%) Finance
2 145 (14.86%) Public Sector
3 122 (12.50%) Banking
4 56 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 50 (5.12%) Front Office
6 48 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 48 (4.92%) Legal
7 40 (4.10%) Law
8 23 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.05%) Marketing
10 19 (1.95%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.74%) Electronics
12 14 (1.43%) Retail
13 12 (1.23%) Military
14 11 (1.13%) Police
15 9 (0.92%) Back Office
16 8 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.72%) French Language
17 7 (0.72%) German Language
18 6 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (13.93%) Analyst
2 128 (13.11%) Project Manager
3 98 (10.04%) Developer
4 89 (9.12%) Consultant
5 70 (7.17%) Architect
6 52 (5.33%) Security Consultant
7 49 (5.02%) Risk Manager
8 48 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 42 (4.30%) Security Architect
10 34 (3.48%) Security Analyst
11 33 (3.38%) Programme Manager
12 31 (3.18%) Information Manager
12 31 (3.18%) IT Manager
13 28 (2.87%) Senior Manager
14 25 (2.56%) Python Developer
15 23 (2.36%) Quantitative Developer
16 22 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
17 21 (2.15%) Technical Manager
18 19 (1.95%) Security Manager
19 18 (1.84%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.38%) .NET
2 31 (3.18%) Web Services
3 27 (2.77%) REST
4 17 (1.74%) Spring
5 14 (1.43%) Middleware
6 13 (1.33%) HTML
6 13 (1.33%) Node.js
7 12 (1.23%) Spring Boot
7 12 (1.23%) XML
8 9 (0.92%) CSS
8 9 (0.92%) Jest
8 9 (0.92%) JSON
9 8 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.82%) Enzyme
9 8 (0.82%) Express
9 8 (0.82%) Redux
9 8 (0.82%) WireMock
10 7 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 167 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (16.60%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (3.28%) Derivative
5 24 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.95%) CESG
7 19 (1.95%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.84%) Credit Risk
8 18 (1.84%) Market Risk
8 18 (1.84%) PMI
8 18 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.74%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
11 12 (1.23%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (2.77%) Linux
2 26 (2.66%) Windows
3 22 (2.25%) Unix
4 12 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.61%) Android
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.31%) zOS
9 2 (0.20%) AIX
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) HPUX
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (21.11%) Project Management
3 177 (18.14%) Information Security
4 162 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 126 (12.91%) Change Management
6 121 (12.40%) Cybersecurity
7 116 (11.89%) Decision-Making
8 97 (9.94%) PRINCE2
9 87 (8.91%) Project Delivery
10 85 (8.71%) ITIL
10 85 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (7.79%) Programme Management
12 73 (7.48%) Risk Assessment
13 66 (6.76%) Information Management
14 65 (6.66%) Service Delivery
15 63 (6.45%) Information Assurance
15 63 (6.45%) Scrum
16 62 (6.35%) DevOps
17 60 (6.15%) Analytics
18 59 (6.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (8.71%) SQL
2 66 (6.76%) Python
3 59 (6.05%) Java
4 49 (5.02%) C#
5 33 (3.38%) C++
6 19 (1.95%) VBA
7 17 (1.74%) C
8 16 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.02%) ABAP
10 10 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.92%) ES6
11 9 (0.92%) R
12 6 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.51%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.51%) Scala
14 4 (0.41%) Perl
14 4 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 260 (26.64%) Security Cleared
2 199 (20.39%) SC Cleared
3 103 (10.55%) CISSP
4 95 (9.73%) Degree
5 71 (7.27%) DV Cleared
6 60 (6.15%) CISM
7 41 (4.20%) PMI Certification
8 34 (3.48%) GIAC
9 31 (3.18%) CISA
10 30 (3.07%) CESG Certified Professional
11 24 (2.46%) PMP
12 21 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (2.05%) CRISC
14 15 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (1.43%) ISTQB
16 11 (1.13%) ISEB
17 9 (0.92%) ISACA
18 8 (0.82%) CLAS
18 8 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (11.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (5.74%) NIST
3 39 (4.00%) QA
4 35 (3.59%) GDPR
5 34 (3.48%) PMO
6 33 (3.38%) COBIT
7 23 (2.36%) NCSC
7 23 (2.36%) PCI DSS
8 20 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 20 (2.05%) NIST 800
9 19 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (1.74%) RMADS
11 16 (1.64%) SLA
12 11 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (1.02%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.61%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.41%) GxP
16 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 22 (2.25%) Docker
2 19 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.10%) XenApp
5 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.33%) Terraform
3 8 (0.82%) Ansible
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.41%) Nessus
7 3 (0.31%) Nmap
7 3 (0.31%) QRadar
8 2 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.20%) Puppet
9 1 (0.10%) Avamar
9 1 (0.10%) Control-M
9 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Rancher
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.10%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 171 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 42 (4.30%) SAP
3 39 (4.00%) Oracle
4 22 (2.25%) Splunk
5 17 (1.74%) Cisco
6 13 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.23%) F5
8 11 (1.13%) Google
8 11 (1.13%) Murex
9 10 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.92%) AppDynamics
10 9 (0.92%) Blue Coat
10 9 (0.92%) OpenLink
10 9 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.82%) Qualys
12 7 (0.72%) ForeScout
13 6 (0.61%) CA
14 5 (0.51%) Ariba
14 5 (0.51%) Cognos
14 5 (0.51%) IBM