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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 426 453 495
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +42
Contract jobs citing CISM 172 125 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.33% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 73 59
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£450 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +15 159 £450 -6.25% 48
London +61 104 £450 -10.00% 25
City of London +29 19 £450 -6.25% 11
South East -27 15 £450 -2.70% 4
North West +7 14 £500 +34.13% 4
East Midlands +11 11 £450 - 2
Manchester +4 11 £500 - 2
Scotland -9 10 £425 +41.19% 2
West Midlands - 7 £525 - 2
Edinburgh -14 6 £400 - 1
Northampton - 6 £438 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £438 -
East of England -26 5 £550 - 4
Middlesex +1 4 £438 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Glasgow -12 3 £399 +32.47% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £675 - 1
Milton Keynes +6 2 £450 -30.76%
Berkshire -5 2 £450 -10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £450 -30.76%
Cheshire -6 2 - -
Hampshire -7 2 £575 +130.00% 1
Surrey -7 2 £448 +19.33%
South West - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge - 2 £520 -
Chester - 2 - -
Nottingham +12 1 - -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £513 - 5
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 £513 - 6

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 303 (96.81%) CISSP
2 204 (65.18%) Information Security
3 114 (36.42%) CISA
4 101 (32.27%) Finance
5 97 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (26.20%) Risk Management
7 71 (22.68%) Management Information System
8 69 (22.04%) Degree
9 62 (19.81%) Security Management
10 48 (15.34%) Firewall
11 47 (15.02%) Security Architecture
12 45 (14.38%) Risk Assessment
12 45 (14.38%) Banking
12 45 (14.38%) ITIL
13 42 (13.42%) Windows
14 41 (13.10%) UNIX
14 41 (13.10%) Information Security Management
15 39 (12.46%) PCI DSS
16 36 (11.50%) Microsoft
17 35 (11.18%) Data Protection
18 34 (10.86%) COBIT
19 32 (10.22%) CRISC
20 31 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
21 30 (9.58%) Network Security
22 29 (9.27%) TOGAF
23 28 (8.95%) CheckPoint
24 26 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
25 24 (7.67%) Active Directory
25 24 (7.67%) Vulnerability Management

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (5.75%) IIS
2 16 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.19%) Joomla!
3 10 (3.19%) CMS
4 5 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.96%) SAS
6 2 (0.64%) SAP Web AS
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.56%) MS Office
4 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.34%) Firewall
2 30 (9.58%) Network Security
3 20 (6.39%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.15%) WAN
5 12 (3.83%) Internet
6 11 (3.51%) Intranet
7 10 (3.19%) LAN
8 8 (2.56%) VPN
9 7 (2.24%) Wireless
9 7 (2.24%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.60%) DMZ
12 3 (0.96%) DNS
12 3 (0.96%) SAN
12 3 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.64%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.64%) VLAN
13 2 (0.64%) MPLS
13 2 (0.64%) DHCP
13 2 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.28%) MySQL
3 3 (0.96%) DB2
4 2 (0.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) QADirector
1 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 101 (32.27%) Finance
2 45 (14.38%) Banking
3 19 (6.07%) Financial Institution
4 18 (5.75%) Legal
5 16 (5.11%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.19%) Retail
6 10 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.56%) Publishing
8 6 (1.92%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Military
9 3 (0.96%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.64%) French Language
10 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) International Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (23.64%) Consultant
2 71 (22.68%) Analyst
3 66 (21.09%) Security Consultant
4 62 (19.81%) Security Analyst
5 42 (13.42%) Architect
6 35 (11.18%) Security Architect
7 29 (9.27%) Security Manager
8 22 (7.03%) Information Security Consultant
9 21 (6.71%) Security Engineer
9 21 (6.71%) Information Analyst
9 21 (6.71%) Information Security Analyst
10 20 (6.39%) Senior Security Analyst
10 20 (6.39%) Information Manager
10 20 (6.39%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (4.79%) Security Specialist
12 14 (4.47%) Information Security Manager
13 13 (4.15%) Information Specialist
14 12 (3.83%) Information Security Specialist
15 10 (3.19%) Risk Analyst
16 9 (2.88%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) Middleware
2 6 (1.92%) Web Services
3 5 (1.60%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.96%) XML
5 2 (0.64%) SAML
5 2 (0.64%) OLE
5 2 (0.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) JSP
6 1 (0.32%) WAP
6 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 71 (22.68%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.07%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (4.15%) Economics
5 12 (3.83%) E-Learning
6 10 (3.19%) CESG
7 7 (2.24%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (2.24%) CMDB
8 5 (1.60%) Human Factors
8 5 (1.60%) RMADS
9 4 (1.28%) SecurID
10 3 (0.96%) PKI
10 3 (0.96%) SCADA
10 3 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.64%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.32%) NHS
12 1 (0.32%) IVR
12 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.42%) Windows
2 41 (13.10%) UNIX
3 20 (6.39%) Linux
4 6 (1.92%) Solaris
5 5 (1.60%) VMS
6 4 (1.28%) AIX
7 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (65.18%) Information Security
2 82 (26.20%) Risk Management
3 62 (19.81%) Security Management
4 47 (15.02%) Security Architecture
5 45 (14.38%) Risk Assessment
5 45 (14.38%) ITIL
6 41 (13.10%) Information Security Management
7 35 (11.18%) Data Protection
8 31 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (9.27%) TOGAF
11 24 (7.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 23 (7.35%) Cyber Security
13 19 (6.07%) SIEM
14 18 (5.75%) Business Continuity
15 17 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (5.11%) PRINCE2
17 15 (4.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 15 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
18 14 (4.47%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.19%) C
2 6 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.32%) Java
3 1 (0.32%) Perl
3 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 303 (96.81%) CISSP
2 114 (36.42%) CISA
3 69 (22.04%) Degree
4 32 (10.22%) CRISC
5 26 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (7.03%) Security Cleared
7 21 (6.71%) GIAC
8 20 (6.39%) CCSA
9 17 (5.43%) CCNA
9 17 (5.43%) CEH
10 13 (4.15%) SC Cleared
11 10 (3.19%) JNCIA
11 10 (3.19%) CCNP
12 8 (2.56%) ISACA
12 8 (2.56%) ISSAP
13 7 (2.24%) MCSE
13 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.24%) QiCA
14 6 (1.92%) CGEIT
14 6 (1.92%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (12.46%) PCI DSS
3 34 (10.86%) COBIT
4 18 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (2.88%) QA
6 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.64%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.64%) COREP
7 2 (0.64%) FINREP
7 2 (0.64%) COSO
7 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.64%) BS25999
8 1 (0.32%) SLA
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.32%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.96%) RACF
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.32%) Snort
4 1 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.60%) Puppet
1 5 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.64%) OpenView
4 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 36 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.95%) CheckPoint
3 15 (4.79%) HP
4 14 (4.47%) Cisco
5 12 (3.83%) Cyber-Ark
5 12 (3.83%) SAP
5 12 (3.83%) Oracle
6 9 (2.88%) Juniper
6 9 (2.88%) Qualys
7 8 (2.56%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.56%) Gemalto
7 8 (2.56%) VMware
8 7 (2.24%) BMC
8 7 (2.24%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.24%) Tufin
9 5 (1.60%) F5
10 4 (1.28%) TippingPoint
10 4 (1.28%) McAfee
11 3 (0.96%) Citrix
11 3 (0.96%) Aveksa
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