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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 423 395 440
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +45
Contract jobs citing CISM 156 171 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 1.75% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 120 41
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £405
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +17.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £68.00 £41.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.84% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+64.84% +26.92%

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
11797 9772 7983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.74% 19.51% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6872 5269 4290
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 457 465
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.60 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

CISM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 March 2015.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
England -20 144 £475 - 63
London -35 59 £475 +6.74% 26
South East -9 41 £450 -12.19% 14
South West +13 21 £525 +101.92% 4
City of London +13 20 £488 +2.63% 8
Surrey +11 20 £425 -21.29% 1
Staines +15 17 - -
North West -12 12 £350 -6.66% 3
Devon - 11 £550 -
Middlesex +6 9 £572 +8.95%
Wales -2 7 - - 2
Merseyside -3 6 £338 -43.75% 1
Gloucestershire -8 5 £388 +49.03% 1
Scotland -8 5 £445 +69.52% 4
Manchester -9 5 £600 +60.00% 2
East of England +8 4 £413 +3.77% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £650 - 1
Liverpool -6 4 £338 -43.75% 1
Cheltenham -9 4 £375 +44.23% 1
West Midlands -10 4 £388 -18.42% 3
Glasgow -5 3 £550 +214.28% 2
Berkshire -5 3 £400 -3.03% 5
Milton Keynes -6 3 £668 - 1
Bristol - 3 £245 - 2
South Wales +2 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -11 2 £388 -26.19% 3
Yorkshire -18 2 £388 -26.19% 3
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £443 - 2

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 330 (95.38%) CISSP
2 219 (63.29%) Information Security
3 164 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 124 (35.84%) Risk Management
5 122 (35.26%) CISA
6 91 (26.30%) Finance
7 84 (24.28%) ITIL
8 82 (23.70%) PCI DSS
9 75 (21.68%) Management Information System
10 70 (20.23%) CRISC
11 63 (18.21%) Security Management
12 58 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 58 (16.76%) PRINCE2
13 57 (16.47%) Degree
14 45 (13.01%) Data Protection
14 45 (13.01%) Security Cleared
15 44 (12.72%) Security Architecture
15 44 (12.72%) Risk Assessment
16 41 (11.85%) Firewall
17 39 (11.27%) Vulnerability Management
18 36 (10.40%) Penetration Testing
19 33 (9.54%) Project Management
20 31 (8.96%) GIAC
21 30 (8.67%) Legal
21 30 (8.67%) Information Assurance
22 29 (8.38%) SC Cleared
22 29 (8.38%) Cyber Security
23 28 (8.09%) SIEM
24 27 (7.80%) OWASP
24 27 (7.80%) Information Security Management

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.94%) IIS
2 10 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.16%) Apache
4 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.02%) MS Office
3 6 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.16%) IaaS
2 4 (1.16%) SaaS
2 4 (1.16%) PaaS
3 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.85%) Firewall
2 24 (6.94%) Network Security
3 19 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.18%) WAN
5 9 (2.60%) Wireless
5 9 (2.60%) LAN
6 6 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.45%) VPN
8 4 (1.16%) SSL
8 4 (1.16%) SSH
8 4 (1.16%) Wireless Security
9 3 (0.87%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.87%) DNS
9 3 (0.87%) LDAP
9 3 (0.87%) DMZ
10 2 (0.58%) OSPF
10 2 (0.58%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.58%) VLAN
10 2 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (1.16%) MS Access
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.58%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) QlikView
4 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.29%) GCC
2 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 91 (26.30%) Finance
2 30 (8.67%) Legal
3 22 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.78%) Banking
5 16 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.02%) Retail
8 6 (1.73%) Publishing
9 3 (0.87%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (27.75%) Analyst
2 88 (25.43%) Consultant
3 86 (24.86%) Security Analyst
4 83 (23.99%) Security Consultant
5 54 (15.61%) Security Manager
6 46 (13.29%) Information Analyst
6 46 (13.29%) Information Security Analyst
7 34 (9.83%) Security Architect
7 34 (9.83%) Architect
8 23 (6.65%) Information Security Consultant
9 22 (6.36%) Project Manager
10 21 (6.07%) Information Manager
11 18 (5.20%) Information Security Manager
12 15 (4.34%) Security Engineer
13 14 (4.05%) Security Project Manager
14 13 (3.76%) IT Security Analyst
15 12 (3.47%) IT Consultant
15 12 (3.47%) Security Specialist
15 12 (3.47%) Risk Analyst
16 11 (3.18%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.73%) Web Services
2 3 (0.87%) .NET
2 3 (0.87%) SOAP
3 2 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.29%) VML
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (21.68%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.91%) CESG
3 16 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.34%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.47%) PKI
6 12 (3.47%) RMADS
7 9 (2.60%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (2.60%) Human Factors
8 7 (2.02%) CMDB
8 7 (2.02%) FMCG
8 7 (2.02%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.73%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.16%) SCADA
10 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.87%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.87%) Statistics
11 3 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.65%) UNIX
2 20 (5.78%) Windows
3 18 (5.20%) Linux
4 2 (0.58%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (63.29%) Information Security
2 124 (35.84%) Risk Management
3 84 (24.28%) ITIL
4 63 (18.21%) Security Management
5 58 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (16.76%) PRINCE2
6 45 (13.01%) Data Protection
7 44 (12.72%) Security Architecture
7 44 (12.72%) Risk Assessment
8 39 (11.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 36 (10.40%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (9.54%) Project Management
11 30 (8.67%) Information Assurance
12 29 (8.38%) Cyber Security
13 28 (8.09%) SIEM
14 27 (7.80%) OWASP
14 27 (7.80%) Information Security Management
15 24 (6.94%) Incident Management
15 24 (6.94%) Change Control
16 21 (6.07%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.89%) SQL
2 5 (1.45%) C
3 3 (0.87%) Java
4 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.58%) Python
5 1 (0.29%) R
5 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.29%) VBA
5 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 330 (95.38%) CISSP
2 122 (35.26%) CISA
3 70 (20.23%) CRISC
4 57 (16.47%) Degree
5 45 (13.01%) Security Cleared
6 31 (8.96%) GIAC
7 29 (8.38%) SC Cleared
8 24 (6.94%) CEH
9 23 (6.65%) CISMP
10 16 (4.62%) ISSAP
11 14 (4.05%) DV Cleared
12 12 (3.47%) PMP
12 12 (3.47%) PMI Certification
13 11 (3.18%) ISSMP
13 11 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (2.89%) CCNA
15 9 (2.60%) SSCP
16 8 (2.31%) GSEC
16 8 (2.31%) ISACA
17 7 (2.02%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (23.70%) PCI DSS
3 26 (7.51%) COBIT
4 17 (4.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.87%) QA
7 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) COSO
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.87%) Nmap
4 1 (0.29%) UAG
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (2.31%) Nessus
2 6 (1.73%) Puppet
2 6 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.73%) SCCM
3 3 (0.87%) OpenView
3 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (4.34%) CheckPoint
1 15 (4.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.18%) Cisco
2 11 (3.18%) Oracle
3 10 (2.89%) Juniper
3 10 (2.89%) ArcSight
3 10 (2.89%) Qualys
4 9 (2.60%) Cyber-Ark
4 9 (2.60%) BMC
4 9 (2.60%) HP
5 8 (2.31%) Websense
5 8 (2.31%) VMware
6 7 (2.02%) F5
6 7 (2.02%) McAfee
7 6 (1.73%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.73%) MobileIron
8 5 (1.45%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.16%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.16%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (0.87%) Citrix
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