The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SABSA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SABSA over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
UK
Rank 568 562 590
Rank change year-on-year -6 +28  
Contract jobs citing SABSA 18 68 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.16% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 48 10
Median daily rate £675 £545 £644
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.85% -15.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £454 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £658 £810
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £600
% change year-on-year - -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

SABSA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SABSA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SABSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SABSA in the UK

SABSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SABSA.

Contractor daily rate trend for SABSA in the UK

SABSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SABSA over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SABSA in the UK

SABSA
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 SABSA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 18 £675 +22.72% 19
London -5 16 £675 +20.00% 11
South West +1 1 - - 2
East of England -9 1 - - 1
Camborne - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - - 1

SABSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SABSA 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 SABSA.

1 39 (86.67%) TOGAF
2 24 (53.33%) Security Architecture
3 22 (48.89%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (35.56%) CISSP
5 15 (33.33%) Information Security
6 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.89%) Finance
8 12 (26.67%) Open Source
9 11 (24.44%) CISM
10 10 (22.22%) Identity Management
10 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (22.22%) Security Testing
10 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
11 9 (20.00%) Information Assurance
11 9 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (17.78%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
13 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
13 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
13 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.56%) CISA
13 7 (15.56%) SIEM
14 6 (13.33%) COBIT
15 5 (11.11%) RMADS
15 5 (11.11%) OWASP
15 5 (11.11%) CESG
15 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
15 5 (11.11%) SDLC

SABSA
Top Related 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 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) PaaS
2 4 (8.89%) SaaS
3 3 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) Intranet
2 3 (6.67%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
1 1 (2.22%) CouchDB
1 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
1 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (80.00%) Architect
2 28 (62.22%) Security Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Information Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Lead Architect
5 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance Architect
5 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance Leader
6 5 (11.11%) Applications Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Lead Security Architect
8 3 (6.67%) SaaS Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Principal Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) JSON
1 3 (6.67%) OAuth
1 3 (6.67%) REST
1 3 (6.67%) SAML
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
1 3 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) POSIX
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.11%) CESG
3 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.44%) e-Health
6 2 (4.44%) Taxonomies
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) TOGAF
2 24 (53.33%) Security Architecture
3 22 (48.89%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (33.33%) Information Security
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (26.67%) Open Source
7 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 10 (22.22%) Identity Management
7 10 (22.22%) Security Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (20.00%) Information Assurance
9 7 (15.56%) SIEM
10 5 (11.11%) OWASP
10 5 (11.11%) SDLC
11 4 (8.89%) Change Management
11 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
11 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
11 4 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
1 2 (4.44%) C++
1 2 (4.44%) Go
1 2 (4.44%) Haskell
1 2 (4.44%) Java
1 2 (4.44%) Perl
1 2 (4.44%) Python
1 2 (4.44%) R
1 2 (4.44%) Ruby
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) CISSP
2 11 (24.44%) CISM
3 7 (15.56%) CISA
3 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) GIAC
5 3 (6.67%) GISP
5 3 (6.67%) IISP
6 2 (4.44%) GSEC
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.33%) COBIT
3 5 (11.11%) RMADS
4 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (4.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (4.44%) JSP 440
6 1 (2.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
1 2 (4.44%) KVM
1 2 (4.44%) LXC
1 2 (4.44%) Xen
2 1 (2.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (2.22%) vCloud
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.22%) Aveksa
2 1 (2.22%) Capita
2 1 (2.22%) ForgeRock
2 1 (2.22%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) Interwoven
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Pegasus
2 1 (2.22%) Varonis
2 1 (2.22%) VMware
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