Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 815 782
Rank change year-on-year -10 -33 -69
Contract jobs citing RMADS 30 83 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.078% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.68% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 45 53
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £363 £353 £323
90th Percentile £668 £550 £810
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -25.00% +6.38% -9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
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 £70.50 £51.17
90th Percentile £62.01 £84.85 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.75 £74.00 £60.98
% change year-on-year -32.77% +21.35% +41.81%

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 12277 12240 13389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.37% 11.48% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8045 7935 8554
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £634 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 444 463
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.77% +5.19% +10.51%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.85 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 30 £525 +5.00% 3
London -14 16 £625 +29.53%
UK excluding London -18 14 £375 -25.00% 4
South West -2 7 £490 +1.03% 3
North of England +75 4 £375 -25.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
South East -11 2 - -
East of England -19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 18 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Risk Management
3 13 (43.33%) Information Security
4 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 10 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (33.33%) LAN
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
5 9 (30.00%) CISSP
5 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (30.00%) Information Assurance
5 9 (30.00%) Nessus
6 8 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (26.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
7 7 (23.33%) AlienVault
7 7 (23.33%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (23.33%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (23.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (23.33%) WAN
7 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (23.33%) SIEM
7 7 (23.33%) 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (23.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) SMS
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.33%) NAS
7 1 (3.33%) SAN
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 10 (33.33%) Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) Security Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Operational Security Manager
4 6 (20.00%) Security Operations Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Operations Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) VAX
3 2 (6.67%) CESG
3 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Information Security
1 13 (43.33%) Risk Management
2 10 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (30.00%) Information Assurance
4 7 (23.33%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (23.33%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (23.33%) Patch Management
4 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
4 7 (23.33%) SIEM
4 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
5 5 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Cryptography
6 4 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) CISSP
4 8 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (16.67%) CISM
5 5 (16.67%) CLAS
6 2 (6.67%) CREST Certified
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) ISACA
6 2 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (6.67%) ISSMP
6 2 (6.67%) MBCS
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) CCNP
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CISA
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 8 (26.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
5 1 (3.33%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (23.33%) vSphere
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Nessus
2 7 (23.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (6.67%) Nmap
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) AlienVault
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Sun
4 2 (6.67%) Qualys
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft