The table below looks at the statistics for CISM in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISM over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 145 136 132
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing CISM 25 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.74% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 3.47% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 4
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £415 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.03% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £68.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.33%
CISM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
862 836 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 21.36% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 370 299
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 84
Average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £55.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CISM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CISM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CISM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISM across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

CISM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CISM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -16 15 £465 +43.07% 7
Cheshire - 4 £375 - 2
Lancashire - 3 £360 -
Merseyside +3 2 - - 1
CISM
England

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CISM 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 CISM.

1 43 (95.56%) CISSP
2 28 (62.22%) Information Security
3 23 (51.11%) Risk Management
4 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (35.56%) COBIT
6 13 (28.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (28.89%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (24.44%) CISA
9 10 (22.22%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) Windows
10 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
10 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
11 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
11 8 (17.78%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (17.78%) Data Privacy
11 8 (17.78%) Private Cloud
11 8 (17.78%) Security Operations
12 7 (15.56%) COSO
12 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (15.56%) PKI
12 7 (15.56%) Firewall
13 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.33%) Network Security
13 6 (13.33%) DevOps
13 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
14 5 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management

CISM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CISM 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 CISM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) Network Security
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Security Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Consultant
3 12 (26.67%) Security Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Head of IT
5 5 (11.11%) Head of IT Security
5 5 (11.11%) Head of Security
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Head of IT Operations
6 4 (8.89%) Head of Operations
6 4 (8.89%) Information Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Security Management Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Private Cloud
2 7 (15.56%) PKI
3 5 (11.11%) Cryptography
3 5 (11.11%) FMCG
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Android
2 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Information Security
2 23 (51.11%) Risk Management
3 16 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (28.89%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (22.22%) ITIL
7 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 8 (17.78%) Data Privacy
8 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
8 8 (17.78%) Security Operations
9 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
10 6 (13.33%) DevOps
11 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.11%) Internal Audit
11 5 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.44%) Perl
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (95.56%) CISSP
2 11 (24.44%) CISA
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) CEH
4 2 (4.44%) CISMP
4 2 (4.44%) GCIH
5 1 (2.22%) GIAC
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (35.56%) COBIT
3 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (15.56%) COSO
5 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Splunk
2 4 (8.89%) Intel Security
2 4 (8.89%) Symantec
2 4 (8.89%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix
3 1 (2.22%) EMC
3 1 (2.22%) F5
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) NetApp
3 1 (2.22%) Qualys
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