Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 808 803
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 -92
Contract jobs citing RMADS 26 101 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.093% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.83% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 56 41
UK median daily rate £506 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -13.04% +10.58%
10th Percentile £388 £385 £406
90th Percentile £656 £550 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -10.10% -9.09% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £74.00 £60.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.77% +21.57% +41.56%
10th Percentile £37.25 £60.78 £49.34
90th Percentile £62.01 £85.59 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £80.00 £51.49
% change year-on-year -37.81% +55.37% +19.74%

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 11387 12163 13168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.81% 11.21% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 7867 8398
UK median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 427 411
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.53% +7.63%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.75 £11.04
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.53% +7.63%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -1 26 £506 +3.79% 2
UK excluding London -2 15 £450 -10.10% 1
London +28 11 £600 +21.21% 1
South West -1 7 £501 +1.52%
South East -17 5 £450 -10.10%
North of England +61 2 £375 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +30 2 £375 -16.67% 1
East of England -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 17 (65.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
2 16 (61.54%) Information Security
3 13 (50.00%) CISSP
3 13 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 13 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (38.46%) CISM
7 9 (34.62%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (30.77%) Firewall
9 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco
10 6 (23.08%) CLAS
10 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
10 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
11 5 (19.23%) JSP 440
11 5 (19.23%) Degree
11 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
11 5 (19.23%) Information Security Governance
11 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (19.23%) Linux
11 5 (19.23%) Unix
11 5 (19.23%) CCSP
11 5 (19.23%) CCNP
11 5 (19.23%) CCDP

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 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) SMS
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Consultant
2 14 (53.85%) Security Consultant
3 8 (30.77%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) CISSP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) CLAS Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) CLAS Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Assurance Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) VAX
3 2 (7.69%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Information Security
1 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
2 13 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
5 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (19.23%) Information Security Governance
5 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (15.38%) Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.54%) Information Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) ISMS
7 3 (11.54%) Operations Management
7 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) CISSP
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) CISM
5 9 (34.62%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (23.08%) CLAS
7 5 (19.23%) CCDP
7 5 (19.23%) CCNP
7 5 (19.23%) CCSP
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 3 (11.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (11.54%) ISACA
8 3 (11.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (11.54%) ISSMP
8 3 (11.54%) MBCS
9 2 (7.69%) CREST Certified
10 1 (3.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (19.23%) JSP 440
5 1 (3.85%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
1 2 (7.69%) Nmap
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Sun
4 2 (7.69%) Qualys
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft