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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 602 607
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5  
Contract jobs citing RMADS 11 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.95% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 29
Median daily rate £500 £480 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £480 £468
% change year-on-year +0.20% +2.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £74.00 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £74.00 £60.98
% change year-on-year - +21.35%  

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 5121 6204 6418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.38% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3302 4008 4073
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 209 191
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +22.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.37 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £52.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £31.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -13.45% +39.32%  

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 28 May 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 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 3 months to 28 May 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 +11 11 £500 +5.15% 5
London - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire +13 3 £450 +5.14%
South East +8 3 £450 -5.36% 2
Winchester +7 3 £450 +4.53%
South West +3 3 £513 +5.12% 2
Bristol +5 2 £513 -20.54% 1
City of London - 2 £575 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Dorchester - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 34 (79.07%) Risk Management
2 24 (55.81%) CISSP
3 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
4 21 (48.84%) SC Cleared
4 21 (48.84%) CESG
5 20 (46.51%) Management Information System
5 20 (46.51%) Risk Assessment
6 19 (44.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (41.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (39.53%) Information Security
8 17 (39.53%) Cryptography
8 17 (39.53%) Information Assurance
9 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (30.23%) Data Protection
11 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (27.91%) ISMS
11 12 (27.91%) Security Architecture
11 12 (27.91%) CLAS
12 11 (25.58%) CISM
13 10 (23.26%) IPsec
13 10 (23.26%) JSP 440
14 9 (20.93%) CESG CLAS
14 9 (20.93%) Windows
15 8 (18.60%) Firewall
15 8 (18.60%) Wireless
15 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
15 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
15 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
15 8 (18.60%) Kalman Filter
16 7 (16.28%) Degree

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 (6.98%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) IPsec
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
2 8 (18.60%) Wireless
3 4 (9.30%) Network Security
3 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) SMTP
6 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Consultant
2 16 (37.21%) Security Consultant
3 11 (25.58%) Security Advisor
4 6 (13.95%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
6 4 (9.30%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) CISSP Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) CLAS Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) CLAS Security Advisor
7 3 (6.98%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Information Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Information Assurance Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Information Assurance Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Security Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Security Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) CESG
2 20 (46.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (20.93%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (9.30%) PKI
6 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.33%) BYOD
7 1 (2.33%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Unix
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Solaris
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Risk Management
2 20 (46.51%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (39.53%) Cryptography
3 17 (39.53%) Information Assurance
3 17 (39.53%) Information Security
4 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (30.23%) Data Protection
6 12 (27.91%) ISMS
6 12 (27.91%) Security Architecture
7 8 (18.60%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
8 7 (16.28%) Security Management
9 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.63%) Identity Management
9 5 (11.63%) Open Source
9 5 (11.63%) SABSA
9 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) CISSP
2 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (48.84%) SC Cleared
4 19 (44.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (27.91%) CLAS
6 11 (25.58%) CISM
7 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
8 7 (16.28%) Degree
9 5 (11.63%) CCDP
9 5 (11.63%) CCNP
9 5 (11.63%) CCSP
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (4.65%) CREST Certified
11 2 (4.65%) ISACA
11 2 (4.65%) ISSMP
11 2 (4.65%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (41.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (23.26%) JSP 440
4 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Nessus
1 4 (9.30%) Nmap
2 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Qualys
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Capita
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee
4 1 (2.33%) Sun