Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 803 793
Rank change year-on-year -54 -10 -49
Contract jobs citing RMADS 39 83 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.079% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.70% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 47 52
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.63% -3.50%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £300
90th Percentile £683 £547 £811
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £82.50 £60.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.70% +35.53% +41.56%
10th Percentile £37.25 £72.25 £50.25
90th Percentile £62.01 £85.22 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £82.50 £51.49
% change year-on-year -39.70% +60.23% +19.74%

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 13121 11921 13574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8582 7771 8573
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.98% +2.19%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £228
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 481
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.68
90th Percentile £49.63 £45.90 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +15.38%

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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RMADS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Top 8 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 24 November 2017. 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 -43 39 £525 +5.00% 3
London -5 24 £550 +11.11% 1
UK excluding London -15 15 £375 -25.00% 3
South West -8 8 £490 +9.50% 2
North of England +58 4 £375 -25.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
South East -22 2 - -
East of England -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
3 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
3 17 (43.59%) Information Assurance
3 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 12 (30.77%) Firewall
5 11 (28.21%) CISSP
6 10 (25.64%) LAN
6 10 (25.64%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
6 10 (25.64%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (25.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (23.08%) Nessus
7 9 (23.08%) Security Management
7 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco
8 8 (20.51%) Information Management
8 8 (20.51%) SIEM
8 8 (20.51%) Security Operations
9 7 (17.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (17.95%) AlienVault
9 7 (17.95%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (17.95%) Patch Management
9 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.95%) vSphere

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 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (17.95%) WAN
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security
6 4 (10.26%) SMS
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 10 (25.64%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Operational Security Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Security Operations Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Information Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Operations Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Security Officer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.95%) CESG
3 5 (12.82%) BYOD
4 3 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.69%) VAX
5 2 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (5.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Information Security
2 17 (43.59%) Information Assurance
2 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
3 10 (25.64%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (23.08%) Security Management
5 8 (20.51%) Information Management
5 8 (20.51%) Security Operations
5 8 (20.51%) SIEM
6 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (17.95%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (17.95%) Patch Management
6 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) Change Control
7 5 (12.82%) Information Security Governance
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 5 (12.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (12.82%) Validation
7 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) CISSP
4 10 (25.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (15.38%) CISM
6 4 (10.26%) CLAS
7 3 (7.69%) IISP
8 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.13%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) CISA
9 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) ISACA
9 1 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (2.56%) ISSMP
9 1 (2.56%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (25.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.69%) GDPR
4 2 (5.13%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.56%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (17.95%) vSphere
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Nessus
2 7 (17.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.13%) Nmap
4 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) AlienVault
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Sun
4 2 (5.13%) Iron Mountain
4 2 (5.13%) Qualys
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft