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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 566 586
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 18 82 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 1.37% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 24
Median daily rate £550 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £675 £782
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.18% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year -0.18% -  

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 5285 5983 6354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.68% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3482 3802 3856
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £597 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 197 177
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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 29 March 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
Top 13 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 29 March 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 -5 18 £550 +14.58% 4
South East -7 11 £550 +22.22%
Milton Keynes -1 6 £550 +4.76%
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £550 +4.76%
Hampshire +7 5 £500 +16.95%
Wiltshire +7 4 £763 +90.62%
South West -5 4 £763 +90.62% 3
Corsham - 4 £763 -
East of England -2 3 £550 -35.29%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £550 -
Winchester +2 2 £488 +13.37%
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 41 (78.85%) Risk Management
2 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
3 30 (57.69%) SC Cleared
4 26 (50.00%) Information Assurance
4 26 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 26 (50.00%) CESG
5 25 (48.08%) CISSP
6 21 (40.38%) Management Information System
6 21 (40.38%) CESG Certified Professional
7 20 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (36.54%) Information Security
8 19 (36.54%) Cryptography
9 17 (32.69%) ISMS
10 16 (30.77%) IPsec
11 14 (26.92%) DV Cleared
11 14 (26.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 13 (25.00%) Wireless
13 12 (23.08%) Security Architecture
14 10 (19.23%) Windows
15 9 (17.31%) Business Continuity
15 9 (17.31%) Data Protection
15 9 (17.31%) CLAS
16 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
16 8 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
17 7 (13.46%) Service Management
17 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
17 7 (13.46%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (13.46%) JSP 440

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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) IPsec
2 13 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) SMTP
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) FTP
5 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.77%) Legal
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Security Advisor
2 11 (21.15%) Security Manager
3 9 (17.31%) Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Architect
4 6 (11.54%) Operational Security Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Security Operations Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 3 (5.77%) CLAS Security Advisor
7 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Security Assurance Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Digital Architect
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.00%) CESG
2 21 (40.38%) Management Information System
3 8 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (13.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.85%) BYOD
6 2 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) Risk Management
2 26 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 26 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 20 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (36.54%) Cryptography
4 19 (36.54%) Information Security
5 17 (32.69%) ISMS
6 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 12 (23.08%) Security Architecture
8 9 (17.31%) Business Continuity
8 9 (17.31%) Data Protection
9 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (13.46%) Service Management
11 6 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Security Management
12 5 (9.62%) Identity Management
12 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 30 (57.69%) SC Cleared
3 25 (48.08%) CISSP
4 21 (40.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (26.92%) DV Cleared
6 9 (17.31%) CLAS
7 4 (7.69%) CEH
7 4 (7.69%) CISM
8 2 (3.85%) CISMP
8 2 (3.85%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.85%) CRISC
8 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (13.46%) JSP 440
3 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (3.85%) GPG13
6 1 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Nessus
1 2 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Citrix
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Qualys
3 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.92%) Capita
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