Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 783 763
Rank change year-on-year -55 -20 +32
Contract jobs citing RMADS 45 43 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.048% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.41% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 71
UK median daily rate £520 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +12.82% -2.50%
10th Percentile £420 £463 £381
90th Percentile £700 £643 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -5.45% +15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 15
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 £80.00
% change year-on-year +58.99% -23.91% +31.19%

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 12,515 10,452 12,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.43% 11.60% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,065 6,798 7,807
UK median daily rate £450 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.81% -
10th Percentile £258 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 355 415
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +17.07%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -15.69% +22.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -67 44 £520 -5.45% 5
UK excluding London -24 36 £520 -5.45% 5
South West +21 23 £513 -26.79% 2
London -53 8 £490 -17.33%
Midlands - 6 £700 -
South East -41 5 £440 -16.19% 1
East Midlands - 4 £700 -
North of England - 4 £425 - 1
North West - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (51.11%) Management Information System
4 21 (46.67%) Risk Management
5 16 (35.56%) Information Security
5 16 (35.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 15 (33.33%) CISSP
7 14 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (31.11%) JSP 440
7 14 (31.11%) Information Assurance
8 13 (28.89%) VMware
9 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (24.44%) SIEM
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco
10 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (22.22%) Firewall
12 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (20.00%) CLAS
13 8 (17.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (17.78%) Linux
14 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (15.56%) LAN
14 7 (15.56%) Electronics
15 6 (13.33%) GIS
15 6 (13.33%) ESRI
15 6 (13.33%) ArcGIS
15 6 (13.33%) Unix
15 6 (13.33%) Maven
15 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
15 6 (13.33%) Security Architecture

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 (13.33%) ArcGIS
1 6 (13.33%) nginx
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 3 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.44%) NAS
5 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.22%) RTP
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
1 6 (13.33%) GIS
1 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.33%) Maven
1 6 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Electronics
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Military
3 2 (4.44%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Consultant
2 10 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 9 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 9 (20.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
4 8 (17.78%) Security Manager
5 7 (15.56%) Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Operational Security Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Operations Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Security Operations Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Security Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Coordinator
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Security Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) ModSecurity
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (51.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) CESG
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) SCADA
4 2 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) CentOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Risk Management
2 16 (35.56%) Information Security
3 14 (31.11%) Information Assurance
4 11 (24.44%) SIEM
4 11 (24.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (13.33%) DevOps
6 6 (13.33%) OWASP
6 6 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 6 (13.33%) Security Operations
7 5 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 5 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.89%) Information Management
9 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Dart
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 15 (33.33%) CISSP
5 9 (20.00%) CLAS
6 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (2.22%) CISM
8 1 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (2.22%) IISP
8 1 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (31.11%) JSP 440
2 8 (17.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (13.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.22%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Docker
3 5 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
2 5 (11.11%) Nessus
2 5 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (6.67%) RSA enVision
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) SCCM
4 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) ESRI
5 5 (11.11%) AlienVault
5 5 (11.11%) McAfee
5 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.89%) Cloudera
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper
7 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.44%) SAP
8 2 (4.44%) Scality
9 1 (2.22%) F5
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) Sun