Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 815 861
Rank change year-on-year +238 +46 -56
Contract jobs citing RMADS 48 50 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.02% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 15
Median daily rate £538 £538 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.37% -5.45%
10th Percentile £442 £505 £420
90th Percentile £675 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £550 £520
% change year-on-year -2.27% +5.77% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £53.00 £60.44 £96.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -37.55% +58.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £60.44 £96.78
% change year-on-year -12.30% -37.55% +58.99%

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 4,721 9,539 12,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.88% 10.41% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 5,841 7,937
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £250 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 378 364
Median hourly rate £26.04 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.72% - -
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.96 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.25 £52.30
Median hourly rate £22.58 £23.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.37% +2.78% -0.88%

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RMADS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RMADS.

Daily rate trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RMADS over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RMADS.

Hourly rate trend for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing RMADS over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for RMADS in the UK

RMADS
Top 9 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 25 May 2020. 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 +236 47 £538 +2.38% 1
UK excluding London +164 35 £538 -2.27% 1
North of England +102 15 £480 -18.92%
North West +66 15 £480 -18.92%
South West +34 14 £538 +2.38%
London +185 12 £525 +16.67%
Midlands - 7 £650 -
West Midlands - 7 £650 -
Work from Home - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (35.42%) Management Information System
3 17 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 16 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (29.17%) Information Security
6 13 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 12 (25.00%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.92%) Public Sector
9 10 (20.83%) Decision-Making
9 10 (20.83%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (20.83%) Information Assurance
10 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) JSP 440
10 9 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (18.75%) ITIL
10 9 (18.75%) Firewall
10 9 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (18.75%) GDPR
11 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (16.67%) CISSP
11 8 (16.67%) Project Management
11 8 (16.67%) ERP
12 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
12 7 (14.58%) CESG
12 7 (14.58%) Validation
13 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Power Platform
2 3 (6.25%) AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) BGP
2 6 (12.50%) DMZ
2 6 (12.50%) MPLS
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) FTP
4 2 (4.17%) HTTP
4 2 (4.17%) IPv6
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) Link 16
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
4 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.33%) Power BI
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Public Sector
3 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.33%) Electronics
4 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 4 (8.33%) Military
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Local Government
5 2 (4.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Consultant
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Security Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Coordinator
5 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Interface Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Data Scientist
8 2 (4.17%) ERP Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Product Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) JSON
2 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) REST
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) XML Schema
3 3 (6.25%) XSD
4 2 (4.17%) EDI
4 2 (4.17%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Management Information System
2 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (20.83%) Freedom of Information
4 7 (14.58%) CESG
5 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (8.33%) PKI
6 2 (4.17%) CAN bus
6 2 (4.17%) SCADA
7 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 14 (29.17%) Information Security
4 12 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 10 (20.83%) Decision-Making
5 10 (20.83%) Information Assurance
6 9 (18.75%) ITIL
6 9 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (16.67%) ERP
7 8 (16.67%) Project Management
8 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
8 7 (14.58%) Validation
9 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 6 (12.50%) Information Management
9 6 (12.50%) Network Design
9 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) ActionScript
1 2 (4.17%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (4.17%) C
1 2 (4.17%) Java
1 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
1 2 (4.17%) Python
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
3 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) CISSP
5 6 (12.50%) CISM
6 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.25%) ISACA
7 2 (4.17%) CISMP
7 2 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (18.75%) GDPR
2 9 (18.75%) JSP 440
3 6 (12.50%) NCSC
4 3 (6.25%) GPG13
4 3 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.08%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Snort
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (6.25%) OSSEC
2 2 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat