Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 832 789
Rank change year-on-year -37 -43 +48
Contract jobs citing RMADS 28 26 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.23% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 63
UK median daily rate £445 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.06% +1.20% -13.04%
10th Percentile £273 £388 £399
90th Percentile £551 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% -10.10% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
UK median hourly rate - £49.75 £74.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.77% +21.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.75 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -37.81% +55.37%

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 12,095 11,335 12,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.74% 11.84% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,681 7,352 7,873
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.30 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -2.22% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.02 £10.83
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -6.52% +6.85%

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 17 August 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 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 17 August 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 -37 28 £445 -12.06% 5
UK excluding London -14 24 £445 -1.00% 5
South West -4 12 £498 -0.75% 4
South East -9 7 £440 -2.11% 1
Midlands - 4 £250 -
London -31 3 £700 +16.67%
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire -13 1 £425 +13.33%
North of England -17 1 £425 +13.33%
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) Risk Management
3 12 (42.86%) Information Assurance
4 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
4 11 (39.29%) CISSP
5 9 (32.14%) Information Security
5 9 (32.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 8 (28.57%) Firewall
7 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) PKI
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) CESG
9 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) McAfee
9 5 (17.86%) Linux
9 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) CLAS
10 4 (14.29%) CRAMM
10 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) Juniper
10 4 (14.29%) VPN
10 4 (14.29%) CISM

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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) VPN
3 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) NAS
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Coordinator
2 5 (17.86%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 5 (17.86%) Security Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Information Assurance Officer
4 3 (10.71%) Information Officer
4 3 (10.71%) Security Assurance Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Information Governance Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) JSP
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (25.00%) PKI
2 6 (21.43%) CESG
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Risk Management
2 12 (42.86%) Information Assurance
3 9 (32.14%) Information Security
4 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) CRAMM
5 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) SIEM
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.14%) Security Management
8 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) DNA
8 1 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) CISSP
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) CISM
5 4 (14.29%) CLAS
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) IISP
6 1 (3.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (10.71%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.57%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) RSA enVision
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
1 3 (10.71%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) McAfee
5 4 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.71%) Scality
7 1 (3.57%) Capita
7 1 (3.57%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) Sun