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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 446 390 451
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +61
Contract jobs citing CISM 154 184 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.83% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 133 44
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£450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.97% +3.52%
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
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 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 27 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 -38 137 £450 - 61
London -37 61 £475 +5.55% 33
South East -33 35 £450 -10.00% 14
City of London +10 21 £475 - 10
Surrey +12 20 £425 -19.81% 5
North West -5 16 £338 -10.00% 2
Staines +10 15 - - 1
Scotland -2 12 £435 +24.28% 3
Manchester -4 11 £350 -6.66% 1
South West +3 10 £388 +4.72% 1
East of England +13 9 £425 +6.91% 2
Middlesex +1 5 £463 -11.90%
Edinburgh -4 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Luton - 4 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £650 - 1
Glasgow -5 3 £550 +109.52% 3
Merseyside -14 3 £315 -16.00%
West Midlands -14 3 £350 -22.22% 5
Gloucestershire -15 3 £388 +4.72%
Bristol - 3 £245 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £668 -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £325 -18.23% 1
West Yorkshire -8 2 £413 -21.42% 3
Liverpool -11 2 £315 -16.00%
Cheltenham -11 2 £375 +44.23%
Yorkshire -17 2 £413 -21.42% 3
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
Devon - 2 £538 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 313 (95.43%) CISSP
2 201 (61.28%) Information Security
3 170 (51.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 106 (32.32%) Risk Management
4 106 (32.32%) CISA
5 85 (25.91%) ITIL
6 83 (25.30%) PCI DSS
7 82 (25.00%) Finance
8 71 (21.65%) Management Information System
9 64 (19.51%) CRISC
10 56 (17.07%) Security Management
11 55 (16.77%) Firewall
12 54 (16.46%) Degree
13 53 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (16.16%) PRINCE2
14 43 (13.11%) Security Architecture
15 42 (12.80%) Data Protection
15 42 (12.80%) Security Cleared
15 42 (12.80%) Vulnerability Management
16 41 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
16 41 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
17 40 (12.20%) Cyber Security
18 39 (11.89%) SIEM
19 37 (11.28%) CISMP
20 29 (8.84%) Project Management
21 28 (8.54%) Network Security
22 26 (7.93%) SC Cleared
23 25 (7.62%) OWASP
23 25 (7.62%) TOGAF
23 25 (7.62%) GIAC

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 23 (7.01%) IIS
2 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.52%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) PaaS
1 4 (1.22%) IaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.77%) Firewall
2 28 (8.54%) Network Security
3 19 (5.79%) WAN
4 16 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (3.96%) LAN
5 13 (3.96%) SSL
6 11 (3.35%) Wireless
7 10 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (2.44%) VPN
9 6 (1.83%) Internet
9 6 (1.83%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.52%) Intranet
11 4 (1.22%) Wireless Security
11 4 (1.22%) LDAP
11 4 (1.22%) SSH
12 3 (0.91%) DNS
12 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.61%) DMZ
13 2 (0.61%) OSPF
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (1.22%) MS Access
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.61%) Big Data
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
General
1 82 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (7.01%) Banking
3 21 (6.40%) Legal
4 19 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.57%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.13%) Retail
8 6 (1.83%) Publishing
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 99 (30.18%) Analyst
2 91 (27.74%) Security Analyst
3 77 (23.48%) Consultant
4 73 (22.26%) Security Consultant
5 49 (14.94%) Security Manager
6 42 (12.80%) Information Security Analyst
6 42 (12.80%) Information Analyst
7 37 (11.28%) Security Architect
7 37 (11.28%) Architect
8 21 (6.40%) Information Manager
9 19 (5.79%) Project Manager
10 18 (5.49%) Information Security Manager
11 17 (5.18%) Information Security Consultant
11 17 (5.18%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (3.96%) Security Project Manager
12 13 (3.96%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.66%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) Senior Security Analyst
13 12 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.05%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.22%) Middleware
2 3 (0.91%) .NET
2 3 (0.91%) SOAP
2 3 (0.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.65%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.71%) PKI
3 14 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.96%) CESG
4 13 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.74%) Human Factors
7 8 (2.44%) RMADS
8 7 (2.13%) CMDB
8 7 (2.13%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.83%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.52%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.52%) SCADA
11 4 (1.22%) FMCG
11 4 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.91%) Statistics
13 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.40%) Windows
2 20 (6.10%) UNIX
3 15 (4.57%) Linux
4 2 (0.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (61.28%) Information Security
2 106 (32.32%) Risk Management
3 85 (25.91%) ITIL
4 56 (17.07%) Security Management
5 53 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (16.16%) PRINCE2
6 43 (13.11%) Security Architecture
7 42 (12.80%) Data Protection
7 42 (12.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 41 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 40 (12.20%) Cyber Security
10 39 (11.89%) SIEM
11 29 (8.84%) Project Management
12 25 (7.62%) TOGAF
12 25 (7.62%) OWASP
13 24 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (7.01%) Change Control
15 22 (6.71%) Information Assurance
16 21 (6.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.05%) SQL
2 5 (1.52%) C
3 3 (0.91%) Java
4 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.30%) VBA
5 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 313 (95.43%) CISSP
2 106 (32.32%) CISA
3 64 (19.51%) CRISC
4 54 (16.46%) Degree
5 42 (12.80%) Security Cleared
6 37 (11.28%) CISMP
7 26 (7.93%) SC Cleared
8 25 (7.62%) GIAC
9 23 (7.01%) CEH
10 18 (5.49%) ISSAP
11 13 (3.96%) DV Cleared
12 12 (3.66%) ISSMP
13 11 (3.35%) PMP
13 11 (3.35%) PMI Certification
14 10 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (2.74%) SSCP
15 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (2.74%) CCENT
16 8 (2.44%) ISACA
16 8 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (51.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (25.30%) PCI DSS
3 24 (7.32%) COBIT
4 12 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (3.35%) QA
6 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) COSO
8 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) UAG
3 1 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (1.83%) Nessus
1 6 (1.83%) SCCM
2 4 (1.22%) OpenView
3 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.91%) Nmap
3 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.91%) Puppet
3 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (6.10%) Cisco
2 19 (5.79%) CheckPoint
3 13 (3.96%) Oracle
4 11 (3.35%) Juniper
4 11 (3.35%) VMware
4 11 (3.35%) Kaspersky
5 10 (3.05%) Citrix
5 10 (3.05%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.74%) McAfee
6 9 (2.74%) Clearswift
6 9 (2.74%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (2.13%) F5
7 7 (2.13%) Websense
7 7 (2.13%) BMC
8 6 (1.83%) Sourcefire
8 6 (1.83%) MobileIron
9 5 (1.52%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.52%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.52%) HP
9 5 (1.52%) SAP
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