The table below looks at the statistics for CISM in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISM over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 371 468 438
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -30
Contract jobs citing CISM 291 205 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 1.81% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 143 155
Median daily rate £478 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £328 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £660 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10897 11327 11404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 19.51% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6737 6845 6296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 535 486
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CISM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CISM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISM within the UK.

CISM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

CISM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CISM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISM within the UK.

CISM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CISM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

CISM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CISM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +81 284 £478 -4.50% 90
London +9 131 £525 +2.43% 55
South East +39 45 £475 +11.76% 13
East of England +31 29 £375 -28.57% 5
North West +22 28 £600 +50.00% 8
City of London +25 27 £588 +23.68% 18
Manchester +2 16 £538 +53.57% 6
Berkshire +25 15 £450 +2.85% 5
South West +25 15 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire +22 13 £475 -17.39% 1
North East -11 13 £400 -27.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 13 £400 -27.27%
Tyne and Wear -18 13 £400 -27.27%
Wiltshire +21 11 £500 +33.33%
Cheshire +18 11 £675 +125.00% 1
Yorkshire +15 10 £488 +8.33% 4
Essex +14 10 £350 -12.50% 1
Hertfordshire +8 9 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +24 8 £463 -
Milton Keynes +21 8 £463 -
West Yorkshire +18 8 £488 +30.00% 1
West Midlands -24 8 £400 +25.49% 5
Suffolk - 8 £550 - 1
Ipswich - 8 £550 -
Winchester - 8 £475 -
Swindon +16 7 £525 +40.00%
Docklands, London - 5 £575 - 1
West Sussex +3 4 £525 -
Bromley 0 4 £688 +25.00%
Chippenham - 4 £325 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 CISM.

1 548 (94.97%) CISSP
2 430 (74.52%) Information Security
3 253 (43.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 228 (39.51%) CISA
5 174 (30.16%) Finance
6 150 (26.00%) Risk Management
7 133 (23.05%) Cybersecurity
8 114 (19.76%) PCI DSS
9 101 (17.50%) Management Information System
10 93 (16.12%) ITIL
10 93 (16.12%) Security Operations
11 91 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 91 (15.77%) SIEM
12 89 (15.42%) Degree
13 88 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 82 (14.21%) Security Cleared
15 81 (14.04%) Firewall
16 77 (13.34%) Network Security
17 75 (13.00%) Data Protection
18 74 (12.82%) Security Management
19 73 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
20 71 (12.31%) COBIT
21 70 (12.13%) Cisco
22 63 (10.92%) SC Cleared
23 62 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
24 61 (10.57%) Security Architecture
25 60 (10.40%) Windows
25 60 (10.40%) Project Management
26 57 (9.88%) CESG
27 53 (9.19%) Information Security Management

CISM
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 20 (3.47%) IIS
2 15 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.17%) CICS
5 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.99%) MS Office
3 13 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.04%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.87%) SaaS
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.52%) Yammer
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (14.04%) Firewall
2 77 (13.34%) Network Security
3 26 (4.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (3.29%) SSL
5 18 (3.12%) LDAP
6 13 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (2.25%) Kerberos
6 13 (2.25%) WAN
7 12 (2.08%) HTTP
8 11 (1.91%) DNS
8 11 (1.91%) Internet
9 9 (1.56%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.56%) VPN
10 8 (1.39%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (1.39%) LAN
11 6 (1.04%) FTP
11 6 (1.04%) SSH
12 4 (0.69%) Intranet
13 3 (0.52%) BGP
13 3 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.69%) Big Data
4 3 (0.52%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.35%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.35%) TestNG
General
1 174 (30.16%) Finance
2 32 (5.55%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.33%) Retail
4 23 (3.99%) Legal
5 18 (3.12%) Banking
6 13 (2.25%) French Language
7 9 (1.56%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.39%) Polish Language
8 8 (1.39%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.21%) Law
10 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.69%) Automotive
11 4 (0.69%) German Language
11 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Local Government
11 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 134 (23.22%) Consultant
2 127 (22.01%) Analyst
3 121 (20.97%) Security Consultant
4 100 (17.33%) Security Analyst
5 76 (13.17%) Architect
6 74 (12.82%) Security Architect
6 74 (12.82%) Security Manager
7 46 (7.97%) Security Specialist
8 45 (7.80%) Information Security Consultant
9 44 (7.63%) Information Security Manager
10 41 (7.11%) Information Manager
11 38 (6.59%) Security Officer
12 32 (5.55%) Information Analyst
12 32 (5.55%) Information Security Officer
13 31 (5.37%) Information Security Analyst
14 25 (4.33%) CISSP Consultant
15 24 (4.16%) IT Consultant
16 23 (3.99%) IT Security Consultant
17 21 (3.64%) Information Security Architect
17 21 (3.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.25%) SAML
2 11 (1.91%) Middleware
3 5 (0.87%) Web Services
4 3 (0.52%) COM
5 2 (0.35%) .NET
5 2 (0.35%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 73 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (9.88%) CESG
4 46 (7.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 44 (7.63%) PKI
6 39 (6.76%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.47%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.47%) Cryptography
8 18 (3.12%) Data Protection Act
9 15 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.56%) PMI
12 8 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (1.39%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.04%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.69%) Equities
14 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
15 3 (0.52%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.40%) Windows
2 45 (7.80%) Unix
3 40 (6.93%) Linux
4 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.52%) Solaris
6 2 (0.35%) AIX
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) VMS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (74.52%) Information Security
2 150 (26.00%) Risk Management
3 133 (23.05%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (16.12%) ITIL
4 93 (16.12%) Security Operations
5 91 (15.77%) SIEM
5 91 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 75 (13.00%) Data Protection
8 74 (12.82%) Security Management
9 62 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
10 61 (10.57%) Security Architecture
11 60 (10.40%) Project Management
12 53 (9.19%) Information Security Management
13 52 (9.01%) TOGAF
14 50 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
15 47 (8.15%) ISMS
16 42 (7.28%) IT Audit
17 40 (6.93%) PRINCE2
18 37 (6.41%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.33%) Python
2 21 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.64%) SQL
3 19 (3.29%) VB
4 14 (2.43%) Java
4 14 (2.43%) Perl
5 13 (2.25%) C#
6 6 (1.04%) C
7 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.35%) C++
7 2 (0.35%) Delphi
7 2 (0.35%) PHP
7 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 548 (94.97%) CISSP
2 228 (39.51%) CISA
3 89 (15.42%) Degree
4 82 (14.21%) Security Cleared
5 63 (10.92%) SC Cleared
6 49 (8.49%) CEH
7 46 (7.97%) CISMP
8 45 (7.80%) CRISC
9 44 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (5.72%) CESG Certified Professional
11 27 (4.68%) GIAC
12 25 (4.33%) CCNP
12 25 (4.33%) CLAS
13 23 (3.99%) GCIH
14 21 (3.64%) IISP
15 18 (3.12%) CCSP
16 17 (2.95%) CompTIA Security+
16 17 (2.95%) SANS
16 17 (2.95%) Security+ Certification
17 15 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (43.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (19.76%) PCI DSS
3 71 (12.31%) COBIT
4 29 (5.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (3.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (2.08%) ISO27002
7 10 (1.73%) GPG13
8 9 (1.56%) JSP 440
9 7 (1.21%) QA
9 7 (1.21%) RMADS
9 7 (1.21%) SLA
10 6 (1.04%) ISO22301
11 5 (0.87%) Basel III
12 4 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.69%) ISO27005
13 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 38 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.52%) Snort
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.17%) RACF
6 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (1.21%) SmoothWall
3 4 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (0.69%) Nessus
4 2 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.17%) Nmap
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (12.13%) Cisco
2 49 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.24%) CheckPoint
4 27 (4.68%) Oracle
5 20 (3.47%) Splunk
6 19 (3.29%) Qualys
7 16 (2.77%) Cyber-Ark
7 16 (2.77%) Varonis
8 15 (2.60%) Intel Security
9 13 (2.25%) ArcSight
9 13 (2.25%) Symantec
10 11 (1.91%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.39%) FireEye
11 8 (1.39%) VMware
12 7 (1.21%) Citrix
12 7 (1.21%) Clearswift
12 7 (1.21%) Kaspersky
12 7 (1.21%) SAP
13 6 (1.04%) Sun
14 5 (0.87%) Sophos
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