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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 386 432 464
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +32
Contract jobs citing CISM 275 219 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.01% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 157 93
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £493 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.52% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.06 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.62 - -

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
11621 10908 10315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.48% 19.15% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7257 6503 5836
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 542 453
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +39 273 £525 +5.00% 100
London +4 117 £550 +10.00% 47
South East +4 36 £469 -8.53% 7
North West +16 35 £431 -44.35% 5
East of England +34 32 £506 +8.00% 3
City of London +57 31 £550 +7.31% 15
Manchester +16 29 £493 +51.53% 4
Yorkshire +22 20 £488 -11.36% 12
West Yorkshire +17 17 £444 -19.31% 7
West Midlands -24 15 £495 +14.45% 15
Hampshire +12 13 £450 -21.73% 2
Berkshire +13 11 £538 - 2
Leeds +8 10 £444 -19.31% 6
Ipswich - 10 £550 -
Suffolk - 10 £550 -
Hertfordshire +20 9 £425 +54.54% 2
Winchester - 8 £450 -
Essex +12 6 £494 +36.20%
Reading +9 6 £550 - 2
Bristol 0 6 £500 +6.95% 1
South West -2 6 £500 +16.61% 5
Kent +3 5 £475 +24.59%
Surrey -7 5 £488 -14.28% 1
Coventry - 5 £493 - 5
Cheshire - 4 £375 -
Warwickshire - 4 £500 - 2
Midlands - 4 £550 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £438 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £438 - 1
Scotland +3 3 - - 3

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 553 (97.70%) CISSP
2 420 (74.20%) Information Security
3 239 (42.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 226 (39.93%) CISA
5 161 (28.45%) Finance
6 132 (23.32%) Cybersecurity
7 124 (21.91%) Risk Management
8 112 (19.79%) PCI DSS
9 97 (17.14%) Security Operations
10 89 (15.72%) Firewall
11 88 (15.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 85 (15.02%) ITIL
13 84 (14.84%) Management Information System
14 83 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (14.49%) Degree
16 77 (13.60%) SIEM
17 76 (13.43%) Security Management
18 75 (13.25%) Security Cleared
19 73 (12.90%) Data Protection
20 71 (12.54%) Project Management
21 66 (11.66%) Network Security
22 65 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
23 64 (11.31%) Cisco
24 63 (11.13%) SC Cleared
25 57 (10.07%) CEH
26 55 (9.72%) PRINCE2
26 55 (9.72%) Security Architecture
26 55 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
27 54 (9.54%) COBIT
28 53 (9.36%) Windows

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 24 (4.24%) IIS
2 10 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.71%) iPlanet
4 4 (0.71%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.35%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (3.71%) MS Excel
1 21 (3.71%) MS Office
2 9 (1.59%) MS Project
3 8 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.71%) BusinessWare
2 4 (0.71%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Office 365
6 2 (0.35%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.72%) Firewall
2 66 (11.66%) Network Security
3 26 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (3.00%) SSL
5 16 (2.83%) VPN
6 15 (2.65%) Internet
7 13 (2.30%) LAN
8 12 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (2.12%) DNS
8 12 (2.12%) LDAP
9 11 (1.94%) HTTP
10 10 (1.77%) Kerberos
10 10 (1.77%) WAN
11 9 (1.59%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.88%) Intranet
13 2 (0.35%) 3G
13 2 (0.35%) FTP
13 2 (0.35%) NetScreen
13 2 (0.35%) SAN
13 2 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.71%) DB2
3 4 (0.71%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.53%) AppScan
1 3 (0.53%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.35%) TestNG
General
1 161 (28.45%) Finance
2 33 (5.83%) Legal
3 30 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.24%) Retail
5 11 (1.94%) French Language
6 10 (1.77%) Law
7 9 (1.59%) Banking
7 9 (1.59%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.41%) Polish Language
8 8 (1.41%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.71%) German Language
12 3 (0.53%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 145 (25.62%) Consultant
2 136 (24.03%) Security Consultant
3 132 (23.32%) Analyst
4 110 (19.43%) Security Analyst
5 79 (13.96%) Architect
5 79 (13.96%) Security Architect
6 76 (13.43%) Security Manager
7 55 (9.72%) Security Specialist
8 49 (8.66%) Information Security Consultant
9 36 (6.36%) Information Analyst
9 36 (6.36%) Information Security Analyst
10 33 (5.83%) Information Security Manager
11 32 (5.65%) Information Manager
12 27 (4.77%) Information Specialist
12 27 (4.77%) IT Consultant
12 27 (4.77%) IT Security Consultant
13 26 (4.59%) IT Analyst
14 24 (4.24%) Project Manager
14 24 (4.24%) Security Officer
14 24 (4.24%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.77%) SAML
2 7 (1.24%) Middleware
3 4 (0.71%) MSMQ
4 3 (0.53%) Web Services
5 2 (0.35%) .NET
5 2 (0.35%) J2EE
6 1 (0.18%) COM
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 65 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (9.01%) CESG
4 50 (8.83%) Security Operations Centre
5 41 (7.24%) PKI
6 34 (6.01%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.53%) PMI
8 16 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (2.47%) Cryptography
9 14 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.77%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (1.41%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.24%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.24%) SCADA
12 7 (1.24%) Smartcard
13 6 (1.06%) FMCG
14 5 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.36%) Windows
2 35 (6.18%) Unix
3 32 (5.65%) Linux
4 8 (1.41%) Solaris
5 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.88%) AIX
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.71%) zOS
8 2 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (74.20%) Information Security
2 132 (23.32%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (21.91%) Risk Management
4 97 (17.14%) Security Operations
5 88 (15.55%) Vulnerability Management
6 85 (15.02%) ITIL
7 83 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (13.60%) SIEM
9 76 (13.43%) Security Management
10 73 (12.90%) Data Protection
11 71 (12.54%) Project Management
12 55 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
12 55 (9.72%) PRINCE2
12 55 (9.72%) Security Architecture
13 52 (9.19%) Information Security Management
13 52 (9.19%) TOGAF
14 46 (8.13%) Risk Assessment
15 44 (7.77%) ISMS
16 38 (6.71%) Information Assurance
17 36 (6.36%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.06%) Python
2 18 (3.18%) PowerShell
2 18 (3.18%) SQL
3 17 (3.00%) Perl
4 16 (2.83%) Java
4 16 (2.83%) VB
5 11 (1.94%) C
5 11 (1.94%) C#
6 5 (0.88%) C++
7 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 553 (97.70%) CISSP
2 226 (39.93%) CISA
3 82 (14.49%) Degree
4 75 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 63 (11.13%) SC Cleared
6 57 (10.07%) CEH
7 42 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (6.71%) CRISC
9 32 (5.65%) CISMP
10 31 (5.48%) CESG Certified Professional
11 29 (5.12%) GIAC
12 24 (4.24%) CCNP
12 24 (4.24%) CLAS
13 23 (4.06%) IISP
14 22 (3.89%) PMI Certification
15 21 (3.71%) SANS
16 20 (3.53%) CCSP
16 20 (3.53%) GCIH
17 16 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
17 16 (2.83%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (42.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (19.79%) PCI DSS
3 54 (9.54%) COBIT
4 22 (3.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 21 (3.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.65%) RMADS
7 10 (1.77%) GPG13
8 9 (1.59%) ISO 9001
8 9 (1.59%) ISO27005
8 9 (1.59%) JSP 440
9 7 (1.24%) SLA
10 6 (1.06%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.88%) COSO
11 5 (0.88%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.71%) QA
13 3 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.53%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.71%) ClearTrust
4 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) RACF
5 2 (0.35%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (1.59%) EnCase
3 8 (1.41%) Nessus
4 6 (1.06%) SmoothWall
5 4 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.71%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (11.31%) Cisco
2 42 (7.42%) CheckPoint
3 37 (6.54%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.71%) Qualys
4 21 (3.71%) Splunk
5 20 (3.53%) Oracle
6 18 (3.18%) Intel Security
7 15 (2.65%) Symantec
8 13 (2.30%) Cyber-Ark
8 13 (2.30%) IBM
9 11 (1.94%) VMware
10 10 (1.77%) ArcSight
11 9 (1.59%) Varonis
12 8 (1.41%) SAP
13 7 (1.24%) Barracuda Networks
13 7 (1.24%) BMC
13 7 (1.24%) Citrix
14 6 (1.06%) Clearswift
14 6 (1.06%) Kaspersky
14 6 (1.06%) Tripwire
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