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 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
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 413 470 474
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +4
Contract jobs citing CISM 203 116 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 1.27% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 65 65
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£450 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £429 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.55% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 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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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
England +65 192 £450 -5.26% 56
London +84 125 £450 -8.30% 25
City of London +34 25 £463 -7.03% 11
North West +11 23 £475 +27.34% 10
South East -10 20 £500 +13.76% 9
Manchester 0 12 £500 - 4
Berkshire +8 9 £500 +2.56% 5
Scotland -11 9 £400 +14.12%
West Midlands - 9 £525 - 2
East of England -15 7 £500 - 3
Edinburgh -2 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £588 - 3
Reading +12 3 £600 +23.07% 2
East Midlands +4 3 £519 - 1
Surrey -16 3 £448 +4.31% 1
South West - 3 £400 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 1
Cheshire +8 2 - -
West Yorkshire +5 2 £481 - 4
Yorkshire 0 2 £481 - 4
Essex -6 2 £345 -
Hampshire -10 2 £575 +130.00% 3
Glasgow -11 2 £373 +23.75%
Leeds - 2 £481 - 2
Nottingham +16 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 - -
Slough -5 1 £450 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £500 +42.85%
Milton Keynes -7 1 £500 +2.56%
Southampton -10 1 - -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 322 (95.55%) CISSP
2 230 (68.25%) Information Security
3 122 (36.20%) CISA
4 114 (33.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (29.67%) Finance
6 97 (28.78%) Risk Management
7 68 (20.18%) Degree
8 65 (19.29%) Management Information System
9 60 (17.80%) Security Management
10 56 (16.62%) ITIL
11 48 (14.24%) Security Architecture
12 45 (13.35%) Banking
13 44 (13.06%) Firewall
13 44 (13.06%) PCI DSS
14 40 (11.87%) Data Protection
14 40 (11.87%) Information Security Management
15 39 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
16 38 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (10.98%) CRISC
18 36 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (10.39%) UNIX
19 35 (10.39%) COBIT
20 33 (9.79%) Windows
21 32 (9.50%) Microsoft
22 31 (9.20%) Network Security
23 29 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
23 29 (8.61%) CheckPoint
24 28 (8.31%) TOGAF
25 27 (8.01%) Legal
26 24 (7.12%) Cisco Certification

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 19 (5.64%) IIS
2 14 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.48%) CMS
3 5 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.48%) Joomla!
4 3 (0.89%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.97%) MS Office
3 8 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.59%) SaaS
2 2 (0.59%) PaaS
2 2 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.06%) Firewall
2 31 (9.20%) Network Security
3 18 (5.34%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.75%) WAN
5 13 (3.86%) LAN
6 10 (2.97%) Internet
7 9 (2.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.37%) Wireless
9 7 (2.08%) VPN
9 7 (2.08%) DMZ
10 5 (1.48%) Intranet
11 4 (1.19%) DNS
12 3 (0.89%) DHCP
12 3 (0.89%) SAN
12 3 (0.89%) MPLS
13 2 (0.59%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.59%) VLAN
13 2 (0.59%) LDAP
13 2 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.19%) MySQL
3 2 (0.59%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.59%) MS Access
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.30%) DB2
4 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.30%) Big Data
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Toad
1 1 (0.30%) GCC
1 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.30%) QADirector
General
1 100 (29.67%) Finance
2 45 (13.35%) Banking
3 27 (8.01%) Legal
4 16 (4.75%) Retail
5 14 (4.15%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.15%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.37%) Advertising
7 5 (1.48%) Publishing
7 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.48%) Games
8 3 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.59%) French Language
9 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (27.30%) Consultant
2 83 (24.63%) Security Consultant
3 80 (23.74%) Analyst
4 69 (20.47%) Security Analyst
5 35 (10.39%) Security Manager
6 34 (10.09%) Architect
7 31 (9.20%) Security Architect
8 29 (8.61%) Information Analyst
8 29 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
8 29 (8.61%) Information Security Consultant
9 23 (6.82%) Security Engineer
10 20 (5.93%) Information Manager
11 17 (5.04%) Senior Security Analyst
11 17 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Information Security Manager
13 12 (3.56%) IT Consultant
13 12 (3.56%) Risk Analyst
13 12 (3.56%) IT Security Consultant
14 11 (3.26%) Security Specialist
14 11 (3.26%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.67%) Web Services
2 7 (2.08%) Middleware
3 4 (1.19%) .NET
4 2 (0.59%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.59%) OLE
4 2 (0.59%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) WAP
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) JSP
5 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.29%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.23%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (5.93%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.26%) CESG
6 9 (2.67%) FMCG
7 8 (2.37%) Economics
8 7 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (2.08%) RMADS
9 5 (1.48%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.48%) SecurID
9 5 (1.48%) CMDB
9 5 (1.48%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.89%) PKI
10 3 (0.89%) SCADA
11 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.30%) IVR
12 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.39%) UNIX
2 33 (9.79%) Windows
3 22 (6.53%) Linux
4 7 (2.08%) Solaris
5 3 (0.89%) AIX
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.59%) VMS
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (68.25%) Information Security
2 97 (28.78%) Risk Management
3 60 (17.80%) Security Management
4 56 (16.62%) ITIL
5 48 (14.24%) Security Architecture
6 40 (11.87%) Data Protection
6 40 (11.87%) Information Security Management
7 39 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
8 38 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
10 28 (8.31%) TOGAF
11 22 (6.53%) Cyber Security
12 20 (5.93%) PRINCE2
12 20 (5.93%) SIEM
13 19 (5.64%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (5.34%) Business Continuity
14 18 (5.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (4.75%) Incident Management
16 15 (4.45%) Security Testing
17 14 (4.15%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.97%) C
2 2 (0.59%) Python
2 2 (0.59%) Java
2 2 (0.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.30%) Perl
3 1 (0.30%) R
3 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 322 (95.55%) CISSP
2 122 (36.20%) CISA
3 68 (20.18%) Degree
4 37 (10.98%) CRISC
5 24 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.53%) CEH
6 22 (6.53%) Security Cleared
7 21 (6.23%) GIAC
8 19 (5.64%) CCNA
8 19 (5.64%) CCSA
9 14 (4.15%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.86%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.08%) QiCA
11 7 (2.08%) ISSAP
12 6 (1.78%) CCNP
13 5 (1.48%) MBA
14 4 (1.19%) CGEIT
14 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.19%) ISACA
15 3 (0.89%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (33.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (13.06%) PCI DSS
3 35 (10.39%) COBIT
4 14 (4.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (2.08%) QA
7 2 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.59%) COSO
7 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) GPG13
8 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.30%) COREP
8 1 (0.30%) FINREP
8 1 (0.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 20 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.89%) RACF
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.30%) Snort
4 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.37%) Puppet
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.59%) OpenView
3 2 (0.59%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.61%) CheckPoint
3 20 (5.93%) HP
4 16 (4.75%) Qualys
5 14 (4.15%) ArcSight
6 12 (3.56%) VMware
7 10 (2.97%) Tufin
7 10 (2.97%) BMC
7 10 (2.97%) Cisco
7 10 (2.97%) Oracle
8 9 (2.67%) Fortinet
9 8 (2.37%) SAP
10 7 (2.08%) Cyber-Ark
11 5 (1.48%) McAfee
11 5 (1.48%) TippingPoint
12 4 (1.19%) Gemalto
12 4 (1.19%) Juniper
13 3 (0.89%) Citrix
13 3 (0.89%) Varonis
13 3 (0.89%) Aveksa
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