Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 769 738
Rank change year-on-year -48 -31 +60
Contract jobs citing RMADS 52 74 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.67% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 80
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +9.38% -4.00%
10th Percentile £396 £398 £305
90th Percentile £700 £641 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £503 £450
% change year-on-year +14.26% +11.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
UK median hourly rate £96.78 £60.87 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.99% -0.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £96.78 £60.87 £85.00
% change year-on-year +58.99% -28.39% -

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 13,155 11,088 12,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 11.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,261 8,003
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £259 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 385 454
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.93 £11.36
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% -11.96% +27.50%

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 20 February 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
Top 11 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 20 February 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 -66 51 £538 +2.38% 5
UK excluding London -46 26 £575 +14.26% 3
London -12 25 £525 -16.37% 2
South West +13 17 £513 -10.09%
North of England +37 5 £413 -17.50% 1
Midlands +1 5 £700 +61.81% 1
East Midlands - 4 £700 -
North West - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £413 - 1
West Midlands +1 1 - - 1
South East -48 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 28 (53.85%) Management Information System
3 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
4 24 (46.15%) Risk Management
5 20 (38.46%) Information Security
6 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (34.62%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (34.62%) CESG Certified Professional
8 17 (32.69%) SIEM
8 17 (32.69%) CISSP
9 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
10 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
10 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 14 (26.92%) Nessus
10 14 (26.92%) Firewall
11 13 (25.00%) VMware
11 13 (25.00%) JSP 440
11 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (25.00%) Security Operations
12 12 (23.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (23.08%) AlienVault
12 12 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 12 (23.08%) Patch Management
12 12 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (23.08%) vSphere
12 12 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (23.08%) Information Management
12 12 (23.08%) WAN

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 6 (11.54%) ArcGIS
1 6 (11.54%) nginx
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) Firewall
1 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (23.08%) LAN
2 12 (23.08%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) SMS
5 1 (1.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Apache Hive
1 6 (11.54%) Big Data
1 6 (11.54%) GIS
1 6 (11.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.54%) Maven
1 6 (11.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.46%) Electronics
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Security Manager
2 14 (26.92%) Consultant
3 12 (23.08%) Security Consultant
4 10 (19.23%) Operational Security Manager
4 10 (19.23%) Security Operations Manager
5 9 (17.31%) Architect
6 8 (15.38%) Operations Manager
7 6 (11.54%) Coordinator
7 6 (11.54%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 5 (9.62%) Security Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Information Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Information Assurance Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Information Assurance Practitioner
10 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 2 (3.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Information Officer
10 2 (3.85%) Security Specialist
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Management Information System
2 10 (19.23%) CESG
3 5 (9.62%) BYOD
4 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) SCADA
4 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
1 6 (11.54%) Unix
2 4 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Risk Management
2 20 (38.46%) Information Security
3 18 (34.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (32.69%) SIEM
5 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
6 13 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 12 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (23.08%) Information Management
7 12 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (23.08%) Patch Management
8 9 (17.31%) Security Management
9 7 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.54%) Change Control
10 6 (11.54%) DevOps
10 6 (11.54%) OWASP
11 5 (9.62%) Migration
11 5 (9.62%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
11 5 (9.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Dart
2 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) CESG Certified Professional
4 17 (32.69%) CISSP
5 8 (15.38%) CLAS
6 5 (9.62%) CISM
7 3 (5.77%) IISP
8 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
3 13 (25.00%) JSP 440
4 12 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (5.77%) GDPR
5 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.08%) vSphere
3 6 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) Nessus
2 12 (23.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (11.54%) Ansible
4 4 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) VMware
2 12 (23.08%) AlienVault
2 12 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) ESRI
4 4 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Iron Mountain
5 2 (3.85%) Qualys
5 2 (3.85%) SAP