Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 128 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 -34 +5
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 2179 2051 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 1.97% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.35% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1265 1736
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £710 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 38
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £33.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -18.22% +22.27%
10th Percentile £15.39 £18.58 £18.08
90th Percentile £52.80 £46.83 £54.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +14 2015 £500 - 257
London -2 1084 £575 +7.73% 132
UK excluding London +9 1066 £425 -5.56% 139
South East -8 267 £450 -5.26% 25
North of England +42 225 £475 +5.56% 58
South West +15 168 £400 -3.32% 9
Midlands +15 164 £450 +10.33% 15
North West +6 132 £475 +11.76% 32
Scotland +5 103 £413 -7.04% 10
East of England +6 100 £475 +2.70% 18
West Midlands 0 93 £450 +12.50% 15
East Midlands +27 70 £456 +13.92%
Yorkshire -9 48 £450 -12.20% 22
North East +91 46 £500 +6.95% 4
Northern Ireland -33 21 £323 -8.11% 1
Wales +6 19 £413 -15.38% 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Risk Management.

1 909 (41.72%) Finance
2 509 (23.36%) Project Management
3 503 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 456 (20.93%) Banking
5 388 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 335 (15.37%) Information Security
7 323 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
8 285 (13.08%) Java
9 276 (12.67%) Front Office
10 250 (11.47%) PRINCE2
11 246 (11.29%) SQL
12 236 (10.83%) Degree
13 232 (10.65%) Change Management
14 221 (10.14%) Management Information System
15 207 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
16 201 (9.22%) Microsoft
17 197 (9.04%) Security Cleared
18 191 (8.77%) Investment Banking
19 175 (8.03%) CISSP
20 173 (7.94%) ITIL
21 168 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 159 (7.30%) Oracle
23 157 (7.21%) Linux
24 154 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 142 (6.52%) Change Control
26 141 (6.47%) Windows
27 137 (6.29%) C#
27 137 (6.29%) CISM
28 135 (6.20%) Programme Management
28 135 (6.20%) SC Cleared

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 63 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.47%) SAS
3 22 (1.01%) JBoss
4 21 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 18 (0.83%) IIS
7 16 (0.73%) CMS
7 16 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.46%) nginx
10 10 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.37%) Apache
11 8 (0.37%) Confluence
12 5 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.23%) Tuxedo
12 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.18%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 207 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (5.87%) Microsoft Project
3 112 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
5 71 (3.26%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.092%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.092%) SPSS
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.46%) Kondor
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.32%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.23%) Endur
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.14%) Primavera
8 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.65%) Office 365
4 20 (0.92%) IaaS
5 18 (0.83%) SaaS
6 17 (0.78%) GitHub
7 14 (0.64%) PaaS
8 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.32%) Trello
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.23%) Firebase
10 5 (0.23%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.18%) npm
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.092%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.092%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.092%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.49%) Firewall
2 41 (1.88%) SMS
3 38 (1.74%) Network Security
4 34 (1.56%) WAN
5 31 (1.42%) Internet
6 30 (1.38%) LAN
7 23 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (0.60%) Broadband
9 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (0.50%) VLAN
11 10 (0.46%) DNS
11 10 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (0.46%) SAN
12 9 (0.41%) VoIP
12 9 (0.41%) Wireless
13 8 (0.37%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.32%) HTTP
15 6 (0.28%) FTP
15 6 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.57%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.11%) Big Data
4 37 (1.70%) Hadoop
5 29 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 23 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.73%) QlikView
8 15 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (0.69%) KDB
9 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.60%) HBase
10 13 (0.60%) MS Access
11 12 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.46%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.46%) DB2
14 9 (0.41%) MySQL
15 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 79 (3.63%) JIRA
2 63 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.29%) Maven
4 46 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 44 (2.02%) Subversion
6 27 (1.24%) Mockito
7 24 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 21 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 19 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (0.64%) Ant
12 13 (0.60%) GitLab
13 11 (0.50%) Hudson
14 10 (0.46%) Jasmine
14 10 (0.46%) JMeter
14 10 (0.46%) JUnit
15 9 (0.41%) Mocha
15 9 (0.41%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.37%) Bitbucket
General
1 909 (41.72%) Finance
2 456 (20.93%) Banking
3 276 (12.67%) Front Office
4 191 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 98 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 92 (4.22%) Legal
7 79 (3.63%) Retail
8 77 (3.53%) Law
9 61 (2.80%) Financial Institution
10 49 (2.25%) Marketing
11 43 (1.97%) Back Office
11 43 (1.97%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.42%) Retail Banking
13 24 (1.10%) Military
14 17 (0.78%) Electronics
15 15 (0.69%) Billing
16 13 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.37%) Advertising
18 7 (0.32%) Local Government
19 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 403 (18.49%) Project Manager
2 358 (16.43%) Developer
3 317 (14.55%) Analyst
4 195 (8.95%) Consultant
5 158 (7.25%) Business Analyst
6 131 (6.01%) Architect
7 125 (5.74%) Java Developer
8 110 (5.05%) Security Consultant
9 79 (3.63%) IT Manager
10 76 (3.49%) Risk Manager
11 75 (3.44%) Risk Analyst
12 63 (2.89%) Senior Manager
13 59 (2.71%) Security Architect
14 58 (2.66%) Front Office Developer
15 57 (2.62%) Security Manager
16 56 (2.57%) Programme Manager
17 51 (2.34%) C# Developer
18 48 (2.20%) Delivery Manager
19 47 (2.16%) Senior Developer
20 45 (2.07%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.80%) .NET
1 61 (2.80%) HTML
2 52 (2.39%) AngularJS
2 52 (2.39%) Web Services
3 50 (2.29%) HTML5
4 47 (2.16%) CSS
5 44 (2.02%) Middleware
6 43 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
7 40 (1.84%) REST
8 39 (1.79%) Spring
8 39 (1.79%) XML
9 31 (1.42%) CSS3
10 27 (1.24%) JSON
10 27 (1.24%) RESTful
11 24 (1.10%) React
12 21 (0.96%) Hibernate
12 21 (0.96%) jQuery
13 20 (0.92%) .NET Framework
13 20 (0.92%) JMS
13 20 (0.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 323 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 154 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 129 (5.92%) Derivative
5 127 (5.83%) Market Risk
6 102 (4.68%) Equities
7 93 (4.27%) Fixed Income
8 89 (4.08%) Credit Risk
9 86 (3.95%) Computer Science
10 56 (2.57%) Data Centre
10 56 (2.57%) Virtual Team
11 41 (1.88%) PMI
12 36 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
13 33 (1.51%) Fintech
14 32 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
15 31 (1.42%) CESG
16 29 (1.33%) Data Structures
17 27 (1.24%) User Experience
18 19 (0.87%) NHS
18 19 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 157 (7.21%) Linux
2 141 (6.47%) Windows
3 105 (4.82%) Unix
4 34 (1.56%) Solaris
5 19 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.23%) AIX
8 5 (0.23%) Android
8 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.092%) HPUX
10 2 (0.092%) SUSE
10 2 (0.092%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.046%) CentOS
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.046%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (23.36%) Project Management
2 503 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 388 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 335 (15.37%) Information Security
5 250 (11.47%) PRINCE2
6 232 (10.65%) Change Management
7 173 (7.94%) ITIL
8 142 (6.52%) Change Control
9 135 (6.20%) Programme Management
10 124 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
11 121 (5.55%) Analytics
12 119 (5.46%) Risk Assessment
13 113 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 113 (5.19%) SDLC
14 109 (5.00%) Scrum
15 102 (4.68%) Multithreading
16 100 (4.59%) Data Protection
17 98 (4.50%) Service Delivery
18 95 (4.36%) Business Analysis
19 90 (4.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 285 (13.08%) Java
2 246 (11.29%) SQL
3 137 (6.29%) C#
4 102 (4.68%) C++
5 95 (4.36%) Python
6 83 (3.81%) JavaScript
7 74 (3.40%) VBA
8 51 (2.34%) Scala
9 39 (1.79%) C
10 25 (1.15%) Perl
11 22 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 20 (0.92%) Ruby
13 18 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.69%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.50%) ES6
16 11 (0.50%) VB
17 7 (0.32%) XPath
18 6 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 236 (10.83%) Degree
2 197 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 175 (8.03%) CISSP
4 137 (6.29%) CISM
5 135 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 83 (3.81%) PMI Certification
7 69 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 65 (2.98%) PMP
9 53 (2.43%) CISA
10 43 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 37 (1.70%) DV Cleared
12 34 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
13 32 (1.47%) CRISC
14 29 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
16 24 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
17 22 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (0.96%) APMP
19 19 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 17 (0.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (5.69%) GDPR
3 118 (5.42%) QA
4 116 (5.32%) PMO
5 97 (4.45%) PCI DSS
6 62 (2.85%) MiFID
7 48 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 36 (1.65%) SLA
9 23 (1.06%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
10 20 (0.92%) HIPAA
10 20 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 19 (0.87%) COBIT
12 17 (0.78%) Actionable Recommendations
13 16 (0.73%) Basel II
13 16 (0.73%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.73%) RMADS
14 15 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.50%) NIST 800
16 10 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 45 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.78%) Docker
5 7 (0.32%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.28%) HDFS
7 5 (0.23%) vCloud
7 5 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.14%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.14%) XenApp
9 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.092%) NFS
10 2 (0.092%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (1.01%) Puppet
2 18 (0.83%) Ansible
3 13 (0.60%) Control-M
4 10 (0.46%) QRadar
4 10 (0.46%) Rancher
5 9 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (0.41%) SCCM
6 7 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.32%) Nessus
6 7 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.28%) OpenView
8 5 (0.23%) Terraform
9 4 (0.18%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.18%) Mesos
9 4 (0.18%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.18%) WSUS
10 3 (0.14%) Nagios
10 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 201 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 159 (7.30%) Oracle
3 74 (3.40%) SAP
4 48 (2.20%) Sybase
5 34 (1.56%) Cisco
6 33 (1.51%) TIBCO
7 31 (1.42%) VMware
8 30 (1.38%) HP
9 23 (1.06%) Google
10 20 (0.92%) Solace
11 16 (0.73%) Citrix
11 16 (0.73%) IBM
11 16 (0.73%) Splunk
12 15 (0.69%) Bloomberg
13 13 (0.60%) Informatica
13 13 (0.60%) Talarian
14 12 (0.55%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.55%) Qualys
14 12 (0.55%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.55%) Symantec