Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 832 828 778
Rank change year-on-year -4 -50 -18
Contract jobs citing RMADS 42 50 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.050% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 46
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £443 £363 £391
90th Percentile £555 £700 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
UK median hourly rate £71.23 £96.78 £84.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.41% +15.15% +37.95%
10th Percentile £66.84 £96.78 £81.68
90th Percentile £78.25 £96.78 £85.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £71.23 £96.78 £84.05
% change year-on-year -26.41% +15.15% +63.23%

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 10,467 12,857 11,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.68% 12.93% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,543 8,431 7,275
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 352 399
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -12.34% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.24 £22.35 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.44% -10.62% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Top 6 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 20 January 2019. 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 +13 42 £525 - 14
UK excluding London 0 42 £525 +2.44% 12
South West -20 27 £506 -1.22% 5
South East +14 9 £545 - 4
North West -2 6 £590 - 1
North of England -22 6 £590 +57.33% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 34 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 28 (66.67%) JSP 440
3 27 (64.29%) Finance
4 22 (52.38%) Manufacturing
4 22 (52.38%) Programme Management
5 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
6 19 (45.24%) SAP
6 19 (45.24%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (45.24%) Electronics
6 19 (45.24%) Telecoms
6 19 (45.24%) Marketing
6 19 (45.24%) Digital Marketing
7 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
8 16 (38.10%) Risk Management
9 12 (28.57%) Information Assurance
10 11 (26.19%) CESG
11 9 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (19.05%) PKI
13 7 (16.67%) CISSP
13 7 (16.67%) Firewall
13 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 7 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (14.29%) CRAMM
14 6 (14.29%) CISM
14 6 (14.29%) VPN
15 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
16 4 (9.52%) Linux
16 4 (9.52%) Information Security
17 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
17 3 (7.14%) Intel

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 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (64.29%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) Manufacturing
3 19 (45.24%) Electronics
3 19 (45.24%) Marketing
3 19 (45.24%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Coordinator
1 20 (47.62%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 8 (19.05%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Security Assurance Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) ModSecurity
1 1 (2.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) CESG
2 8 (19.05%) PKI
3 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) BYOD
4 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Programme Management
2 19 (45.24%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (45.24%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (38.10%) Risk Management
4 12 (28.57%) Information Assurance
5 6 (14.29%) CRAMM
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security
8 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.76%) SIEM
9 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.38%) Information Management
10 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.38%) OWASP
10 1 (2.38%) Project Management
10 1 (2.38%) Security Architecture
10 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (16.67%) CISSP
5 6 (14.29%) CISM
6 3 (7.14%) CLAS
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (66.67%) JSP 440
2 9 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
1 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) Intel
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) ESRI
4 1 (2.38%) Scality
4 1 (2.38%) VMware