Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 153 127
Rank change year-on-year +64 -26 -12
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 844 1,502 2,176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 1.78% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.06% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 944 1,296
Median daily rate £502 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% - -
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £473 £440
% change year-on-year -7.46% +7.39% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.94% +16.52%
10th Percentile £25.75 £20.45 £19.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% +4.48% +21.82%

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 27,955 72,988 89,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 86.56% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,657 47,917 59,113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,001 2,275 2,401
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.93 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.29% +13.93% -10.64%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.97 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.76% -14.58%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +65 761 £517 +3.30% 189
London +63 410 £550 - 70
UK excluding London +53 378 £437 -7.46% 132
Work from Home -18 117 £500 +5.26% 26
South East +66 94 £472 +4.99% 36
Midlands +70 75 £425 -5.56% 21
South West +44 74 £500 +5.82% 21
North of England +35 74 £400 -20.00% 19
West Midlands +52 54 £432 -0.12% 8
North West +34 39 £400 -20.00% 12
Scotland +30 35 £488 +14.71% 10
Yorkshire +49 34 £400 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +42 18 £400 -20.00% 13
East of England +43 16 £325 -31.22% 20
Wales +35 13 £513 +20.71% 5
Northern Ireland +7 2 £285 +7.55%
North East +19 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 291 (34.48%) Finance
2 240 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (26.30%) Security Cleared
4 176 (20.85%) Project Management
5 162 (19.19%) Information Security
6 156 (18.48%) SC Cleared
7 149 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 137 (16.23%) Management Information System
9 125 (14.81%) Banking
9 125 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
10 117 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
11 112 (13.27%) Change Management
12 107 (12.68%) CISSP
13 104 (12.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 103 (12.20%) Microsoft
15 93 (11.02%) Public Sector
16 90 (10.66%) Project Delivery
17 89 (10.55%) PRINCE2
18 86 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
19 85 (10.07%) Degree
20 83 (9.83%) ITIL
21 79 (9.36%) Decision-Making
22 77 (9.12%) Programme Management
23 75 (8.89%) Analytics
24 73 (8.65%) CISM
24 73 (8.65%) Python
24 73 (8.65%) Scrum
24 73 (8.65%) Azure
25 72 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
26 67 (7.94%) Java

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 33 (3.91%) Confluence
2 18 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.07%) Apache
3 9 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (0.95%) JBoss
4 8 (0.95%) Mule
4 8 (0.95%) Umbraco
5 7 (0.83%) CMS
5 7 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.59%) SAS
7 4 (0.47%) Appian
7 4 (0.47%) IIS
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.12%) nginx
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 72 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (5.09%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (3.67%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.12%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.71%) Endur
2 6 (0.71%) Front Arena
2 6 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.36%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.65%) Azure
2 55 (6.52%) AWS
3 26 (3.08%) GCP
4 22 (2.61%) Office 365
5 16 (1.90%) PaaS
6 15 (1.78%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.66%) SaaS
8 12 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.30%) IaaS
10 10 (1.18%) Slack
11 9 (1.07%) GitHub
12 8 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.95%) npm
13 7 (0.83%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.47%) Serverless
15 3 (0.36%) Apigee
15 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.21%) Firewall
2 15 (1.78%) SSL
3 14 (1.66%) Network Security
4 12 (1.42%) DNS
4 12 (1.42%) Internet
5 8 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.95%) VLAN
6 7 (0.83%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.71%) LAN
7 6 (0.71%) WAN
7 6 (0.71%) Wireless
8 5 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.59%) S/MIME
8 5 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.47%) IPv4
9 4 (0.47%) IPv6
9 4 (0.47%) VPN
10 3 (0.36%) DHCP
10 3 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.78%) Power BI
3 10 (1.18%) Big Data
4 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.95%) Tableau
6 6 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.47%) MySQL
8 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.36%) KDB
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 41 (4.86%) JIRA
2 25 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (1.18%) Selenium
6 8 (0.95%) JUnit
6 8 (0.95%) Maven
6 8 (0.95%) Mockito
6 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.71%) Subversion
8 5 (0.59%) Toad
9 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.47%) GCC
9 4 (0.47%) GDB
9 4 (0.47%) git-flow
10 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.36%) Snyk
11 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 291 (34.48%) Finance
2 125 (14.81%) Banking
3 93 (11.02%) Public Sector
4 54 (6.40%) Front Office
5 51 (6.04%) Investment Banking
6 31 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.55%) Legal
8 27 (3.20%) Manufacturing
9 25 (2.96%) Financial Institution
10 19 (2.25%) Law
11 14 (1.66%) Electronics
12 12 (1.42%) Marketing
13 11 (1.30%) Retail
14 9 (1.07%) Back Office
14 9 (1.07%) Military
14 9 (1.07%) Police
15 7 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.59%) International Banking
16 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (16.82%) Analyst
2 96 (11.37%) Project Manager
3 93 (11.02%) Developer
4 74 (8.77%) Consultant
5 57 (6.75%) Architect
6 53 (6.28%) Security Consultant
7 51 (6.04%) Business Analyst
8 39 (4.62%) Security Architect
9 25 (2.96%) Security Analyst
10 20 (2.37%) C++ Developer
10 20 (2.37%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 19 (2.25%) Quantitative Developer
12 18 (2.13%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
12 18 (2.13%) Security Manager
12 18 (2.13%) Senior Manager
13 17 (2.01%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.01%) Qualitative Analyst
13 17 (2.01%) Quantitative Analyst
13 17 (2.01%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.01%) .NET
1 17 (2.01%) Web Services
2 16 (1.90%) REST
3 13 (1.54%) HTML
3 13 (1.54%) XML
4 12 (1.42%) JSON
5 11 (1.30%) Redux
6 10 (1.18%) Node.js
6 10 (1.18%) RESTful
7 9 (1.07%) Spring
7 9 (1.07%) Spring Boot
8 8 (0.95%) Enzyme
8 8 (0.95%) Express
8 8 (0.95%) ISPF
8 8 (0.95%) Jest
8 8 (0.95%) Middleware
8 8 (0.95%) WireMock
9 7 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.83%) CSS
9 7 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 137 (16.23%) Management Information System
2 117 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (3.79%) Derivative
5 26 (3.08%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.73%) Market Risk
7 22 (2.61%) Virtual Team
8 18 (2.13%) CESG
9 15 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
9 15 (1.78%) User Experience
10 14 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.54%) Credit Risk
11 13 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
11 13 (1.54%) PKI
12 12 (1.42%) Equities
13 11 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.74%) Linux
2 37 (4.38%) Windows
3 29 (3.44%) Unix
4 27 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.49%) Android
6 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.95%) zOS
7 3 (0.36%) MVS
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (20.85%) Project Management
3 162 (19.19%) Information Security
4 149 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
6 112 (13.27%) Change Management
7 90 (10.66%) Project Delivery
8 89 (10.55%) PRINCE2
9 86 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
10 83 (9.83%) ITIL
11 79 (9.36%) Decision-Making
12 77 (9.12%) Programme Management
13 75 (8.89%) Analytics
14 73 (8.65%) Scrum
15 67 (7.94%) DevOps
16 64 (7.58%) Information Assurance
17 57 (6.75%) Change Control
17 57 (6.75%) Service Delivery
18 49 (5.81%) Incident Management
19 47 (5.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (8.65%) Python
2 67 (7.94%) Java
3 61 (7.23%) SQL
4 46 (5.45%) C++
5 41 (4.86%) C#
6 17 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.66%) C
8 12 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.42%) VBA
9 11 (1.30%) ES6
10 10 (1.18%) Ada
11 9 (1.07%) Go
12 8 (0.95%) JCL
12 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.83%) Scala
14 5 (0.59%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.59%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (26.30%) Security Cleared
2 156 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 107 (12.68%) CISSP
4 85 (10.07%) Degree
5 73 (8.65%) CISM
6 67 (7.94%) DV Cleared
7 45 (5.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 33 (3.91%) CISA
9 30 (3.55%) PMI Certification
10 28 (3.32%) PMP
11 22 (2.61%) CRISC
12 18 (2.13%) GIAC
13 16 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.54%) ISEB
16 11 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (1.18%) ISTQB
18 9 (1.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (12.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (6.75%) NIST
3 47 (5.57%) PMO
4 38 (4.50%) NCSC
5 36 (4.27%) COBIT
6 33 (3.91%) QA
7 31 (3.67%) RMADS
8 28 (3.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (3.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 24 (2.84%) PCI DSS
11 19 (2.25%) JSP 440
11 19 (2.25%) NIST 800
12 17 (2.01%) GDPR
12 17 (2.01%) SLA
13 14 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (1.30%) Data Quality
15 10 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.83%) ISO 31000
17 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 20 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.78%) Docker
3 9 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.95%) Time Sharing Option
5 7 (0.83%) NFS
6 5 (0.59%) vSphere
7 2 (0.24%) vCloud
7 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.66%) Ansible
3 7 (0.83%) Terraform
4 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.59%) Foglight
5 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.47%) Nessus
6 4 (0.47%) Puppet
6 4 (0.47%) Rancher
7 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.36%) OpenVAS
7 3 (0.36%) vRealize
8 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.24%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 103 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.15%) Oracle
3 25 (2.96%) Splunk
4 24 (2.84%) SAP
5 19 (2.25%) CheckPoint
5 19 (2.25%) Cisco
6 17 (2.01%) Google
7 15 (1.78%) F5
8 14 (1.66%) IBM
9 11 (1.30%) CA
10 10 (1.18%) Blue Coat
10 10 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.18%) VMware
11 9 (1.07%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.95%) Apple
12 8 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.83%) ForeScout
13 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.71%) Murex
14 6 (0.71%) OpenLink