The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RMADS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 22 June 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 and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 600 600
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 22 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.083% 0.076%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 22
Median daily rate £519 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £550 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -2.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £49.75 £72.50 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +41.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £72.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -31.37% +41.68%  

RMADS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5445 6174 6534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.62% 11.45% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 3977 4198
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 218 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RMADS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RMADS.

Contractor daily rate trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RMADS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RMADS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMADS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 22 £519 +3.75% 2
London - 11 £600 - 1
South West +9 6 £501 +1.51% 1
South East +10 5 £450 -12.29%
Hampshire - 5 £450 -
City of London - 3 £625 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £450 -
Bristol -3 2 £513 -20.54%
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Somerset - 1 £490 -
Dorchester - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £600 -
Bath - 1 £490 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RMADS 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 RMADS.

1 29 (67.44%) Risk Management
2 23 (53.49%) CISSP
2 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
3 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
3 22 (51.16%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (48.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 20 (46.51%) Information Security
6 19 (44.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (39.53%) Information Assurance
9 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
10 14 (32.56%) CESG
11 13 (30.23%) Cryptography
12 12 (27.91%) ISMS
12 12 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (23.26%) CLAS
13 10 (23.26%) CISM
14 9 (20.93%) JSP 440
15 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture
15 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
15 8 (18.60%) Firewall
15 8 (18.60%) IPsec
16 7 (16.28%) Cisco
16 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
17 6 (13.95%) PCI DSS
17 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
17 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
17 6 (13.95%) CESG CLAS
17 6 (13.95%) Security Management
17 6 (13.95%) Wireless

RMADS
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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) IaaS
1 2 (4.65%) PaaS
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Firewall
1 8 (18.60%) IPsec
2 6 (13.95%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.65%) Network Security
4 2 (4.65%) SMTP
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Consultant
2 16 (37.21%) Security Consultant
3 9 (20.93%) Security Advisor
4 8 (18.60%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) CLAS Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) CLAS Security Advisor
6 3 (6.98%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Information Security Specialist
8 1 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Assurance Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
2 14 (32.56%) CESG
3 6 (13.95%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (6.98%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.98%) VAX
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
1 5 (11.63%) Unix
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Solaris
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Risk Management
2 22 (51.16%) Risk Assessment
3 20 (46.51%) Information Security
4 17 (39.53%) Information Assurance
5 13 (30.23%) Cryptography
6 12 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (27.91%) ISMS
7 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
7 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture
8 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (13.95%) Security Management
8 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.63%) Information Security Governance
9 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
10 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
10 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) CISSP
1 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (51.16%) SC Cleared
3 19 (44.19%) CESG Certified Professional
4 10 (23.26%) CISM
4 10 (23.26%) CLAS
5 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
6 5 (11.63%) CCDP
6 5 (11.63%) CCNP
6 5 (11.63%) CCSP
6 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (11.63%) Degree
7 4 (9.30%) CREST Certified
7 4 (9.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (6.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (6.98%) ISACA
8 3 (6.98%) ISSMP
8 3 (6.98%) MBCS
9 1 (2.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (48.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (20.93%) JSP 440
4 6 (13.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nessus
1 2 (4.65%) Nmap
2 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Cisco
2 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Sun
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Qualys
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) CA
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee
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