The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for RMADS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RMADS over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Set (RMADS)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 126 120
Contract jobs citing RMADS 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 1.37% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £480 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year -0.18% -  

RMADS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 278 292 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 10.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 187 170
Median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.10 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.03 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

RMADS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing RMADS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for RMADS in the West Midlands

RMADS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RMADS in the West Midlands

RMADS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RMADS.

1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 9 (100.00%) Information Assurance
2 7 (77.78%) Business Continuity
2 7 (77.78%) Incident Management
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 2 (22.22%) GPG13
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (22.22%) Conceptual Models
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Sentinel
4 2 (22.22%) CEH
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing

RMADS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (22.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Security Manager
2 6 (66.67%) Operational Security Manager
2 6 (66.67%) Security Operations Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Security Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (77.78%) Business Continuity
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) Incident Management
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Conceptual Models
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
3 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CEH
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) CISMP
2 2 (22.22%) CRISC
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (22.22%) GPG13
1 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow