Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 833 772
Rank change year-on-year -10 -61 +60
Contract jobs citing SABSA 53 53 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.060% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 86
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +10.58%
10th Percentile £473 £494 £473
90th Percentile £689 £700 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

SABSA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SABSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SABSA in the UK

SABSA
Top 12 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 6 months to 24 November 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 -11 46 £593 -1.25% 5
UK excluding London +48 38 £550 -8.33% 2
London -21 15 £585 -6.40% 4
North of England +61 12 - -
North West +37 12 - -
Midlands +33 7 £475 -3.80%
South West +1 7 £625 +4.17%
East Midlands - 6 - -
South East +4 5 £575 +6.98% 1
Wales - 4 £550 - 1
Scotland - 3 £525 -
West Midlands +16 1 £475 -3.80%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 42 (79.25%) TOGAF
2 37 (69.81%) Security Architecture
3 34 (64.15%) CISSP
4 25 (47.17%) Information Security
4 25 (47.17%) ISSAP
5 22 (41.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (37.74%) PCI DSS
7 19 (35.85%) COBIT
8 17 (32.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (30.19%) CESG
10 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
11 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
12 12 (22.64%) Information Assurance
12 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (20.75%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (18.87%) Finance
15 9 (16.98%) PaaS
16 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (15.09%) Firewall
17 7 (13.21%) Open Source
18 6 (11.32%) SaaS
18 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
18 6 (11.32%) CISM
18 6 (11.32%) SOA
19 5 (9.43%) Web Services
19 5 (9.43%) SAML
19 5 (9.43%) Risk Management

SABSA
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 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) PaaS
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.32%) SaaS
4 5 (9.43%) Office 365
5 4 (7.55%) GitHub
6 2 (3.77%) IaaS
6 2 (3.77%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Network Security
3 4 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.66%) Internet
4 3 (5.66%) VPN
4 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.77%) Intranet
5 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) LDAP
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Architect
2 29 (54.72%) Security Architect
3 15 (28.30%) Designer
3 15 (28.30%) Security Designer
4 5 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (5.66%) IT Architect
5 3 (5.66%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) AWS Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Azure Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Security Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP Architect
7 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) SAML
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.66%) JSON
3 3 (5.66%) OAuth
3 3 (5.66%) REST
3 3 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) CESG
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
1 2 (3.77%) Unix
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) TOGAF
2 37 (69.81%) Security Architecture
3 25 (47.17%) Information Security
4 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (22.64%) Information Assurance
5 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (13.21%) Open Source
8 6 (11.32%) SOA
9 5 (9.43%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.43%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (7.55%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (7.55%) Microservices
10 4 (7.55%) Security Auditing
10 4 (7.55%) Threat Modelling
11 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
11 3 (5.66%) IT Strategy
11 3 (5.66%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
1 4 (7.55%) Java
1 4 (7.55%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (64.15%) CISSP
2 25 (47.17%) ISSAP
3 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
4 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
5 11 (20.75%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (11.32%) CISM
7 5 (9.43%) CISA
8 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.66%) Degree
8 3 (5.66%) SANS
9 2 (3.77%) CCNA
9 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.77%) ISEB
9 2 (3.77%) OSCP
10 1 (1.89%) CCIE
10 1 (1.89%) CCNP
10 1 (1.89%) CCSA
10 1 (1.89%) CCSP
10 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (37.74%) PCI DSS
3 19 (35.85%) COBIT
4 17 (32.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (9.43%) GDPR
6 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (3.77%) QA
6 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
1 4 (7.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Cloudera
2 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco