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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
UK
Rank 575 561 587
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 21 81 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.15% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 1.36% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 21
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 £520 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £675 £787
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +22.22% +2.85%  
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 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
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 £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 24 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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 -16 21 £550 +14.58% 2
South East +10 14 £550 +27.90%
Milton Keynes +1 8 £550 -
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £550 -
Hampshire +6 6 £550 +28.65%
Wiltshire +4 4 £763 +90.62%
South West -1 4 £763 +90.62% 1
Corsham - 4 £763 -
East of England -3 3 £550 -35.29%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £550 -
Winchester +4 2 £488 +13.37%
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 (75.93%) Risk Management
2 36 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 31 (57.41%) SC Cleared
4 27 (50.00%) Information Assurance
5 26 (48.15%) Risk Assessment
5 26 (48.15%) CESG
6 25 (46.30%) CISSP
7 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
7 22 (40.74%) CESG Certified Professional
8 20 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (35.19%) Information Security
9 19 (35.19%) Cryptography
10 17 (31.48%) ISMS
11 16 (29.63%) IPsec
12 15 (27.78%) DV Cleared
13 14 (25.93%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (25.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
14 13 (24.07%) Wireless
15 12 (22.22%) Security Architecture
16 11 (20.37%) Windows
17 9 (16.67%) Business Continuity
17 9 (16.67%) Data Protection
17 9 (16.67%) CLAS
18 8 (14.81%) JSP 440
18 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
18 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 8 (14.81%) CESG CLAS
18 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
19 7 (12.96%) Service Management

RMADS
Top Related 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) IPsec
2 13 (24.07%) Wireless
3 4 (7.41%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 3 (5.56%) SMTP
4 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.85%) FTP
6 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) SSH
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Security Advisor
2 11 (20.37%) Security Manager
3 9 (16.67%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Operational Security Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Security Operations Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Information Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Information Assurance Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Information Assurance Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.56%) CLAS Security Advisor
9 2 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Information Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Information Security Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Security Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) CESG
2 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
3 8 (14.81%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (12.96%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.56%) PKI
6 2 (3.70%) BYOD
6 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Risk Management
2 27 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 26 (48.15%) Risk Assessment
4 20 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (35.19%) Cryptography
5 19 (35.19%) Information Security
6 17 (31.48%) ISMS
7 14 (25.93%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
9 12 (22.22%) Security Architecture
10 9 (16.67%) Business Continuity
10 9 (16.67%) Data Protection
11 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
12 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (12.96%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (12.96%) Service Management
13 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
13 6 (11.11%) Security Management
14 5 (9.26%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (57.41%) SC Cleared
3 25 (46.30%) CISSP
4 22 (40.74%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (27.78%) DV Cleared
6 9 (16.67%) CLAS
7 4 (7.41%) CEH
7 4 (7.41%) CISM
8 2 (3.70%) CISMP
8 2 (3.70%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.70%) CRISC
8 2 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.81%) JSP 440
3 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (3.70%) GPG13
5 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Nessus
2 2 (3.70%) Nmap
3 1 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Citrix
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Qualys
3 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.85%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.85%) Capita
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) VMware