Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 2018 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 837 811
Rank change year-on-year -10 -26 -14
Contract jobs citing RMADS 37 30 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.030% 0.078%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.24% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 45
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £323 £363 £353
90th Percentile £568 £668 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
UK median hourly rate £71.23 £49.75 £74.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.17% -32.77% +21.57%
10th Percentile £66.84 £37.25 £70.50
90th Percentile £78.25 £62.01 £84.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £71.23 £49.75 £74.00
% change year-on-year +43.17% -32.77% +21.35%

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,229 12,259 12,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,120 8,028 7,932
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RMADS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Top 10 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 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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 +6 37 £500 -4.76% 9
UK excluding London 0 34 £500 +33.33% 10
South West -2 18 £500 +2.04% 6
North of England -26 7 £508 +35.33%
South East -7 6 £538 - 2
North West - 6 £590 -
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
Midlands - 3 £250 - 1
London -29 2 £700 +12.00%
Yorkshire -21 1 £425 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RMADS 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 RMADS.

1 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) Risk Management
3 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) JSP 440
4 14 (37.84%) CESG
5 13 (35.14%) Information Assurance
6 11 (29.73%) DV Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) Programme Management
7 10 (27.03%) Manufacturing
8 9 (24.32%) CISSP
8 9 (24.32%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (24.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (21.62%) Information Security
9 8 (21.62%) Firewall
10 7 (18.92%) PKI
10 7 (18.92%) Electronics
10 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
10 7 (18.92%) SAP
10 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (18.92%) Marketing
10 7 (18.92%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
12 5 (13.51%) Linux
12 5 (13.51%) VMware
12 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
13 4 (10.81%) CRAMM
13 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.81%) Risk Assessment

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 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) VPN
3 3 (8.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.11%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 2 (5.41%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) GIS
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Manufacturing
3 7 (18.92%) Electronics
3 7 (18.92%) Marketing
3 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.11%) Legal
5 2 (5.41%) Back Office
6 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Coordinator
1 9 (24.32%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 8 (21.62%) Security Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Assurance Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance Officer
6 3 (8.11%) Information Officer
7 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance Practitioner
7 2 (5.41%) Information Governance Officer
8 1 (2.70%) Information Manager
8 1 (2.70%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Security Officer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior IT Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) CESG
2 7 (18.92%) PKI
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) BYOD
4 2 (5.41%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.70%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Risk Management
2 13 (35.14%) Information Assurance
3 10 (27.03%) Programme Management
4 8 (21.62%) Information Security
5 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
7 4 (10.81%) CRAMM
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
8 3 (8.11%) SIEM
9 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.70%) DNA
10 1 (2.70%) Information Management
10 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 11 (29.73%) DV Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) CESG Certified Professional
4 9 (24.32%) CISSP
5 4 (10.81%) CISM
6 3 (8.11%) CLAS
7 1 (2.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) JSP 440
2 9 (24.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
1 3 (8.11%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.70%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) SAP
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) McAfee
5 3 (8.11%) Scality
6 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) ESRI
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Sun