The table below looks at the statistics for ISMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISMS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 525 555 537
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -18
Contract jobs citing ISMS 53 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.029% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.039% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 27
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £420 £269
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +56.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -
ISMS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

ISMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISMS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ISMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISMS across the England region.

ISMS Daily Rate Trend in England

ISMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISMS across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ISMS Daily Rate Histogram in England

ISMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISMS across the England region.

ISMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

ISMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +48 36 £400 -13.51% 8
West Midlands - 6 £525 - 1
South West -47 4 £395 -5.95% 3
East Midlands +5 3 - -
South East - 2 £525 - 6
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
North West - 1 £338 - 2
East of England - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
ISMS
UK

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISMS.

1 61 (85.92%) Information Security
2 60 (84.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (59.15%) CISSP
4 30 (42.25%) Security Management
5 29 (40.85%) ITIL
6 26 (36.62%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (33.80%) Information Security Management
7 24 (33.80%) Firewall
7 24 (33.80%) Information Assurance
8 22 (30.99%) Risk Management
9 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
10 19 (26.76%) Management Information System
11 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
12 16 (22.54%) CESG
12 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
12 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
13 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
13 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
13 15 (21.13%) Cyber Security
14 14 (19.72%) Law
14 14 (19.72%) DNS
15 13 (18.31%) CISM
15 13 (18.31%) Change Control
16 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (16.90%) Network Security
16 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (16.90%) Intranet
16 12 (16.90%) Internet
16 12 (16.90%) SLA
16 12 (16.90%) MCSE

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (16.90%) assyst
2 1 (1.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) Firewall
2 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (19.72%) DNS
4 12 (16.90%) Network Security
4 12 (16.90%) Intranet
4 12 (16.90%) Internet
5 11 (15.49%) DHCP
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (14.08%) LDAP
7 3 (4.23%) HSRP
7 3 (4.23%) DMVPN
7 3 (4.23%) BGP
7 3 (4.23%) MPLS
7 3 (4.23%) OSPF
7 3 (4.23%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 3 (4.23%) WAN
7 3 (4.23%) IPsec
7 3 (4.23%) VLAN
8 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
General
1 14 (19.72%) Law
2 9 (12.68%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Publishing
4 2 (2.82%) Games
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Security Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Information Security Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Information Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Security Specialist
3 15 (21.13%) Information Security Specialist
3 15 (21.13%) Information Specialist
4 13 (18.31%) Consultant
4 13 (18.31%) Security Consultant
5 12 (16.90%) Product Specialist
5 12 (16.90%) Product Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Security Manager
7 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.45%) Designer
8 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
8 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (4.23%) Information Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Management Information System
2 16 (22.54%) CESG
3 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (14.08%) RMADS
5 8 (11.27%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
5 8 (11.27%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (8.45%) PKI
7 3 (4.23%) Smart Meter
7 3 (4.23%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (4.23%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (4.23%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.82%) Online Games
9 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.41%) NHS
9 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) Security Management
3 29 (40.85%) ITIL
4 26 (36.62%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (33.80%) Information Security Management
5 24 (33.80%) Information Assurance
6 22 (30.99%) Risk Management
7 15 (21.13%) Incident Management
7 15 (21.13%) Cyber Security
8 13 (18.31%) Change Control
9 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (16.90%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (15.49%) Service Management
11 9 (12.68%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
12 8 (11.27%) ITIL V3
12 8 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (11.27%) TOGAF
13 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 42 (59.15%) CISSP
2 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.31%) CISM
5 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (16.90%) MCSE
5 12 (16.90%) GIAC
5 12 (16.90%) CEH
6 6 (8.45%) CISA
7 3 (4.23%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (4.23%) Degree
7 3 (4.23%) CRISC
8 2 (2.82%) CCNA
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.82%) ISACA
9 1 (1.41%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (84.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.90%) SLA
3 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Juniper
2 10 (14.08%) Cisco
3 4 (5.63%) Citrix
4 3 (4.23%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.41%) Sophos
5 1 (1.41%) Websense
5 1 (1.41%) Dell
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
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