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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 426 438 473
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +35
Contract jobs citing CISM 180 162 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.53% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 123 48
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£445 £475 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £68.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+81.33% +15.38%

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
10735 10609 8700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.44% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6082 6039 4648
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 526 474
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.34%
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 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 0 158 £450 -5.26% 64
London -32 64 £475 - 31
South East -11 42 £450 -10.00% 6
North West +4 29 £338 -10.00% 3
City of London +16 25 £475 - 10
Manchester +8 23 £325 -13.33% 2
Surrey +15 19 £450 -14.69% 1
Scotland +6 16 £400 +18.51% 2
Staines +16 11 - -
Middlesex +5 10 £450 -14.28%
East of England - 9 £425 - 5
South West +16 6 £352 -25.55% 3
Edinburgh +3 6 - - 1
Glasgow -5 6 £450 +157.14% 2
West Midlands -3 5 £383 -15.00% 8
West Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 £435 -
Swansea - 5 - -
Luton - 4 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £668 - 1
Cumbria - 3 £415 - 1
Swindon - 3 £352 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £668 -
Norwich - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 3 £352 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £375 -
Cobham 0 2 £448 -18.63%
Weybridge -2 2 £550 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 312 (94.26%) CISSP
2 194 (58.61%) Information Security
3 177 (53.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 101 (30.51%) CISA
5 98 (29.61%) Risk Management
6 86 (25.98%) Finance
7 83 (25.08%) ITIL
8 79 (23.87%) PCI DSS
9 71 (21.45%) Firewall
10 69 (20.85%) Management Information System
11 57 (17.22%) Security Management
12 56 (16.92%) CRISC
13 55 (16.62%) Degree
14 50 (15.11%) Cyber Security
15 47 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (14.20%) SIEM
16 46 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
17 44 (13.29%) PRINCE2
18 43 (12.99%) Risk Assessment
18 43 (12.99%) CISMP
18 43 (12.99%) Data Protection
19 42 (12.69%) Security Cleared
19 42 (12.69%) Security Architecture
19 42 (12.69%) Vulnerability Management
20 40 (12.08%) Kalman Filter
21 36 (10.88%) PKI
22 34 (10.27%) Network Security
23 33 (9.97%) Cisco
24 31 (9.37%) TOGAF
25 30 (9.06%) Vulnerability Assessment

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 21 (6.34%) IIS
2 11 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) PaaS
1 6 (1.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (21.45%) Firewall
2 34 (10.27%) Network Security
3 27 (8.16%) WAN
4 26 (7.85%) SSL
5 24 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (4.23%) LAN
7 13 (3.93%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (3.02%) Wireless
8 10 (3.02%) VPN
9 7 (2.11%) Internet
10 6 (1.81%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.81%) Intranet
11 5 (1.51%) DNS
12 4 (1.21%) LDAP
13 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.91%) Wireless Security
14 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.60%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.60%) VLAN
14 2 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
1 4 (1.21%) Big Data
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.91%) QlikView
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
General
1 86 (25.98%) Finance
2 22 (6.65%) Banking
3 17 (5.14%) Legal
4 14 (4.23%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.42%) Retail
7 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.21%) Publishing
8 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.91%) Military
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 108 (32.63%) Analyst
2 93 (28.10%) Security Analyst
3 68 (20.54%) Consultant
4 63 (19.03%) Security Consultant
5 49 (14.80%) Security Manager
6 45 (13.60%) Security Architect
6 45 (13.60%) Architect
7 37 (11.18%) Information Analyst
7 37 (11.18%) Information Security Analyst
8 20 (6.04%) Information Manager
9 19 (5.74%) Project Manager
10 17 (5.14%) Technical Analyst
10 17 (5.14%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (4.23%) Information Security Consultant
12 13 (3.93%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (3.93%) Risk Analyst
12 13 (3.93%) Security Project Manager
13 12 (3.63%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.63%) Security Specialist
14 11 (3.32%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.91%) SOAP
1 3 (0.91%) .NET
2 2 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.30%) JSP
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (20.85%) Management Information System
2 36 (10.88%) PKI
3 20 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.93%) CESG
5 12 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.72%) CMDB
6 9 (2.72%) Human Factors
6 9 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.81%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.81%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (1.81%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.51%) SCADA
9 4 (1.21%) RMADS
9 4 (1.21%) FMCG
9 4 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.21%) BYOD
10 3 (0.91%) Life Science
10 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.93%) Windows
2 6 (1.81%) UNIX
3 5 (1.51%) Linux
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (58.61%) Information Security
2 98 (29.61%) Risk Management
3 83 (25.08%) ITIL
4 57 (17.22%) Security Management
5 50 (15.11%) Cyber Security
6 47 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (14.20%) SIEM
7 46 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (13.29%) PRINCE2
9 43 (12.99%) Risk Assessment
9 43 (12.99%) Data Protection
10 42 (12.69%) Security Architecture
10 42 (12.69%) Vulnerability Management
11 40 (12.08%) Kalman Filter
12 31 (9.37%) TOGAF
13 30 (9.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 26 (7.85%) SABSA
15 24 (7.25%) Project Management
16 21 (6.34%) ISMS
17 20 (6.04%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.51%) C
1 5 (1.51%) SQL
2 4 (1.21%) VBA
3 3 (0.91%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.30%) C#
4 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 312 (94.26%) CISSP
2 101 (30.51%) CISA
3 56 (16.92%) CRISC
4 55 (16.62%) Degree
5 43 (12.99%) CISMP
6 42 (12.69%) Security Cleared
7 27 (8.16%) SC Cleared
8 25 (7.55%) ISSAP
9 21 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (5.74%) CEH
11 18 (5.44%) GIAC
12 14 (4.23%) CCENT
13 12 (3.63%) DV Cleared
13 12 (3.63%) ISSMP
14 10 (3.02%) PMP
14 10 (3.02%) PMI Certification
15 9 (2.72%) SSCP
16 8 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (2.11%) ISACA
18 5 (1.51%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (53.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (23.87%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.46%) COBIT
4 18 (5.44%) QA
5 11 (3.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.30%) COSO
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) SCCM
2 4 (1.21%) OpenView
2 4 (1.21%) Nessus
3 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (9.97%) Cisco
2 27 (8.16%) CheckPoint
3 24 (7.25%) Kaspersky
4 22 (6.65%) Clearswift
5 17 (5.14%) Citrix
6 13 (3.93%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.93%) VMware
7 9 (2.72%) McAfee
7 9 (2.72%) Juniper
8 7 (2.11%) SAP
8 7 (2.11%) F5
8 7 (2.11%) Websense
9 6 (1.81%) Sourcefire
9 6 (1.81%) Oracle
10 5 (1.51%) Symantec
10 5 (1.51%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.51%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.21%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.21%) Qualys
11 4 (1.21%) Ruckus Wireless
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