Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 139 112
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27 +18
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 1,246 1,954 2,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.96% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.25% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1,159 1,432
UK median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 33
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% +21.82% -
10th Percentile £19.66 £22.50 £14.42
90th Percentile £68.99 £67.50 £61.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.24% +15.45% -

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 61,043 86,892 86,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.24% 87.32% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,677 57,443 57,977
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,025 2,210 2,067
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.70 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +2.71% -1.14%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.56 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 -11 1,116 £513 -2.38% 324
UK excluding London -12 689 £475 - 224
London 0 519 £550 -4.35% 124
South East +11 164 £465 -7.00% 49
North of England -17 137 £500 +4.17% 52
South West -9 114 £475 +5.56% 24
Midlands -7 95 £475 +5.56% 50
Scotland +8 85 £450 +5.88% 11
East of England +30 80 £472 +4.78% 26
North West -24 77 £513 +2.50% 27
West Midlands +7 70 £477 -9.24% 29
Yorkshire +26 46 £478 +13.02% 21
East Midlands -12 23 £468 +10.00% 21
North East +6 15 £544 +7.67% 4
Wales +14 13 £413 -30.38% 12
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 443 (35.55%) Finance
2 321 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (24.00%) Project Management
4 260 (20.87%) Information Security
5 231 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 200 (16.05%) Security Cleared
7 187 (15.01%) Change Management
8 172 (13.80%) Cybersecurity
9 163 (13.08%) CISSP
10 160 (12.84%) Management Information System
11 154 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
12 149 (11.96%) PRINCE2
13 137 (11.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 136 (10.91%) Degree
15 132 (10.59%) Banking
16 126 (10.11%) ITIL
17 123 (9.87%) Microsoft
18 121 (9.71%) SC Cleared
19 114 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
20 111 (8.91%) Public Sector
20 111 (8.91%) DevOps
21 106 (8.51%) CISM
22 104 (8.35%) Project Delivery
23 100 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
24 92 (7.38%) Telecoms
25 88 (7.06%) QA
26 86 (6.90%) Azure
27 85 (6.82%) Legal
28 84 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
29 82 (6.58%) Service Management

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 43 (3.45%) Confluence
2 41 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.04%) IIS
4 8 (0.64%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.64%) CMS
5 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.40%) Apache
6 5 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.40%) Mule
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.080%) Documentum
9 1 (0.080%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.080%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.080%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (3.93%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.28%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.72%) Endur
2 6 (0.48%) Misys Opics
2 6 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) Magento
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Primavera
4 4 (0.32%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.90%) Azure
2 72 (5.78%) AWS
3 31 (2.49%) SaaS
4 21 (1.69%) Office 365
5 18 (1.44%) IaaS
6 16 (1.28%) GCP
7 14 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.12%) PaaS
8 10 (0.80%) Power Platform
9 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.72%) GitHub
9 9 (0.72%) Serverless
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.48%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.48%) npm
11 6 (0.48%) Slack
12 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.57%) Firewall
2 31 (2.49%) WAN
3 28 (2.25%) Network Security
4 17 (1.36%) LAN
5 15 (1.20%) Wireless
6 14 (1.12%) BGP
7 12 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.96%) MPLS
8 11 (0.88%) Internet
9 9 (0.72%) EIGRP
9 9 (0.72%) HTTP
10 8 (0.64%) 802.11
10 8 (0.64%) DNS
10 8 (0.64%) HSRP
10 8 (0.64%) IGRP
10 8 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (0.64%) Spanning Tree
10 8 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.77%) Big Data
3 13 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (0.88%) Data Lake
4 11 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.72%) Power BI
7 7 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.56%) KDB
7 7 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 69 (5.54%) JIRA
2 33 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.96%) Subversion
4 12 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.88%) Maven
6 9 (0.72%) Burp Suite
7 8 (0.64%) JUnit
8 6 (0.48%) Mockito
8 6 (0.48%) Selenium
9 5 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.32%) JConsole
10 4 (0.32%) JProfiler
10 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.32%) Toad
10 4 (0.32%) VisualVM
11 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 443 (35.55%) Finance
2 132 (10.59%) Banking
3 111 (8.91%) Public Sector
4 92 (7.38%) Telecoms
5 85 (6.82%) Legal
6 55 (4.41%) Front Office
7 41 (3.29%) Retail
8 39 (3.13%) Manufacturing
9 37 (2.97%) Investment Banking
10 29 (2.33%) Marketing
11 22 (1.77%) Law
12 18 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.36%) Financial Institution
14 14 (1.12%) Back Office
15 11 (0.88%) Electronics
16 10 (0.80%) Billing
16 10 (0.80%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.80%) Police
17 9 (0.72%) Military
17 9 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 214 (17.17%) Analyst
2 212 (17.01%) Project Manager
3 115 (9.23%) Consultant
4 102 (8.19%) Architect
5 101 (8.11%) Developer
6 77 (6.18%) Security Consultant
7 69 (5.54%) Business Analyst
8 52 (4.17%) Security Architect
9 48 (3.85%) Security Analyst
10 42 (3.37%) IT Manager
11 35 (2.81%) Security Manager
12 32 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (2.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 29 (2.33%) Senior Manager
14 28 (2.25%) Risk Manager
15 27 (2.17%) Risk Analyst
16 26 (2.09%) Coordinator
17 25 (2.01%) C# Developer
17 25 (2.01%) Java Developer
17 25 (2.01%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.29%) .NET
2 32 (2.57%) Web Services
3 26 (2.09%) REST
4 20 (1.61%) React
5 19 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 17 (1.36%) HTML
7 13 (1.04%) HTML5
8 12 (0.96%) Spring
9 11 (0.88%) Node.js
10 9 (0.72%) CSS
11 8 (0.64%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.64%) 802.1X
11 8 (0.64%) Middleware
12 7 (0.56%) Jest
12 7 (0.56%) JSON
12 7 (0.56%) Redux
13 6 (0.48%) Akka
13 6 (0.48%) jQuery
13 6 (0.48%) Play Framework
13 6 (0.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.84%) Management Information System
2 154 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 41 (3.29%) User Experience
5 29 (2.33%) PMI
6 27 (2.17%) Derivative
7 23 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.52%) CESG
10 16 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.96%) Credit Risk
13 12 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.80%) Equities
15 10 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.42%) Windows
2 60 (4.82%) Linux
3 29 (2.33%) Unix
4 17 (1.36%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.40%) VMS
9 4 (0.32%) AIX
9 4 (0.32%) CentOS
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.080%) Android
12 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.080%) HPUX
12 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (24.00%) Project Management
3 260 (20.87%) Information Security
4 231 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 187 (15.01%) Change Management
6 172 (13.80%) Cybersecurity
7 149 (11.96%) PRINCE2
8 126 (10.11%) ITIL
9 114 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
10 111 (8.91%) DevOps
11 104 (8.35%) Project Delivery
12 100 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 82 (6.58%) Service Management
14 79 (6.34%) Security Management
15 78 (6.26%) Decision-Making
16 77 (6.18%) Scrum
17 74 (5.94%) Risk Assessment
18 71 (5.70%) Programme Management
19 69 (5.54%) Analytics
20 61 (4.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 74 (5.94%) Python
2 61 (4.90%) Java
3 54 (4.33%) SQL
4 45 (3.61%) C#
5 41 (3.29%) C
6 24 (1.93%) JavaScript
7 23 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 18 (1.44%) C++
9 13 (1.04%) Scala
10 10 (0.80%) VBA
11 9 (0.72%) Ruby
11 9 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.64%) Java 8
13 7 (0.56%) ES6
14 6 (0.48%) F#
15 5 (0.40%) Go
15 5 (0.40%) Groovy
15 5 (0.40%) Haskell
15 5 (0.40%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 200 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 163 (13.08%) CISSP
3 136 (10.91%) Degree
4 121 (9.71%) SC Cleared
5 106 (8.51%) CISM
6 67 (5.38%) PMI Certification
7 65 (5.22%) DV Cleared
8 46 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 44 (3.53%) PMP
10 41 (3.29%) CRISC
11 38 (3.05%) CISA
12 36 (2.89%) CESG Certified Professional
13 26 (2.09%) ISEB
14 23 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.77%) GIAC
16 20 (1.61%) CLAS
17 18 (1.44%) CEH
18 17 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 16 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (11.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (7.06%) QA
3 70 (5.62%) PMO
4 68 (5.46%) NIST
5 49 (3.93%) GDPR
6 35 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 33 (2.65%) NCSC
8 24 (1.93%) SLA
9 21 (1.69%) PCI DSS
10 20 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (1.28%) COBIT
12 15 (1.20%) RMADS
13 12 (0.96%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.72%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.56%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.48%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (1.93%) Docker
2 20 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.32%) XenApp
5 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.080%) Firmware
8 1 (0.080%) HDFS
8 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.080%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.28%) Nessus
3 15 (1.20%) Terraform
4 12 (0.96%) Ansible
4 12 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (0.80%) CASB
6 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.56%) QRadar
7 6 (0.48%) Puppet
8 5 (0.40%) WSUS
9 4 (0.32%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.24%) SCCM
10 3 (0.24%) SCOM
11 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.16%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.16%) OpenVAS
11 2 (0.16%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.16%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 123 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.62%) Oracle
3 67 (5.38%) SAP
4 29 (2.33%) Cisco
5 21 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.20%) Google
7 13 (1.04%) IBM
7 13 (1.04%) VMware
8 12 (0.96%) Qualys
8 12 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.88%) Splunk
10 10 (0.80%) Citrix
11 9 (0.72%) McAfee
11 9 (0.72%) OpenLink
11 9 (0.72%) Rapid7
11 9 (0.72%) Workday
12 8 (0.64%) F5
12 8 (0.64%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.56%) Sun