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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 396 468 496
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +28
Contract jobs citing CISM 195 103 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.12% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 64 47
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£475 £450 £466
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £593 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
11440 9158 8930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.71% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5088 4675
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 394 613
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +62 185 £475 +5.55% 49
London +30 83 £500 +11.11% 25
South East +18 61 £475 +8.57% 10
Surrey +20 29 £500 -9.09%
City of London +36 27 £500 +11.11% 10
Staines +15 27 £500 -
Berkshire +23 21 £400 -5.88% 9
South West -14 18 £525 +31.25% 1
Reading +29 8 £388 -13.88% 2
North West -2 8 £338 -43.75% 7
Yorkshire -5 8 £395 -21.00% 2
Scotland -10 7 £500 +15.60% 1
East of England 0 6 £375 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire -8 6 £395 -21.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
Glasgow +2 5 £500 +20.48% 1
Hampshire - 4 £500 -
Merseyside -1 3 £338 -43.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £475 - 1
Leeds - 3 £390 - 2
Manchester - 3 - - 2
Hounslow +2 2 £475 +18.75%
West Midlands -7 2 £413 -28.26% 1
Essex - 2 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire 0 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Nottingham -2 1 - -
Liverpool -4 1 £338 -43.75% 4
Milton Keynes -12 1 £500 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £425 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 378 (96.43%) CISSP
2 254 (64.80%) Information Security
3 161 (41.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 123 (31.38%) CISA
5 115 (29.34%) Risk Management
6 107 (27.30%) Finance
7 84 (21.43%) ITIL
8 82 (20.92%) PCI DSS
9 70 (17.86%) CRISC
9 70 (17.86%) Security Management
9 70 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 61 (15.56%) Degree
11 58 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 56 (14.29%) PRINCE2
13 54 (13.78%) Data Protection
14 46 (11.73%) Firewall
15 45 (11.48%) Security Architecture
16 44 (11.22%) Banking
17 39 (9.95%) UNIX
17 39 (9.95%) Security Cleared
18 37 (9.44%) Legal
19 36 (9.18%) Risk Assessment
19 36 (9.18%) COBIT
20 35 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
21 34 (8.67%) Information Security Management
21 34 (8.67%) Windows
21 34 (8.67%) Network Security
22 32 (8.16%) Linux
22 32 (8.16%) CheckPoint
23 28 (7.14%) GIAC

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 26 (6.63%) IIS
2 13 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.77%) Joomla!
3 3 (0.77%) CMS
3 3 (0.77%) Apache
3 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (2.55%) MS Office
2 9 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.51%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) IaaS
2 4 (1.02%) SaaS
2 4 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.73%) Firewall
2 34 (8.67%) Network Security
3 19 (4.85%) WAN
3 19 (4.85%) LAN
3 19 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.55%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (2.30%) Wireless
7 8 (2.04%) DMZ
8 5 (1.28%) VPN
8 5 (1.28%) DNS
9 4 (1.02%) SSL
9 4 (1.02%) Internet
9 4 (1.02%) SSH
10 3 (0.77%) Wireless Security
10 3 (0.77%) Intranet
11 2 (0.51%) DHCP
11 2 (0.51%) LDAP
11 2 (0.51%) OSPF
11 2 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.02%) MySQL
2 4 (1.02%) MS Access
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.26%) GCC
2 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 107 (27.30%) Finance
2 44 (11.22%) Banking
3 37 (9.44%) Legal
4 22 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.34%) Financial Institution
6 16 (4.08%) Retail
7 14 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.30%) Advertising
8 9 (2.30%) Publishing
9 5 (1.28%) Games
9 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Marketing
11 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (28.32%) Consultant
2 105 (26.79%) Security Consultant
3 100 (25.51%) Analyst
4 93 (23.72%) Security Analyst
5 43 (10.97%) Security Manager
6 41 (10.46%) Information Security Analyst
6 41 (10.46%) Information Analyst
7 33 (8.42%) Information Security Consultant
8 31 (7.91%) Architect
8 31 (7.91%) Security Architect
9 26 (6.63%) Security Engineer
10 17 (4.34%) Security Specialist
11 16 (4.08%) IT Consultant
11 16 (4.08%) IT Security Consultant
12 15 (3.83%) Information Specialist
13 14 (3.57%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.57%) Information Manager
13 14 (3.57%) Information Security Specialist
14 13 (3.32%) Information Security Manager
15 12 (3.06%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.06%) Web Services
2 6 (1.53%) Middleware
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.26%) WAP
4 1 (0.26%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
2 21 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.06%) CESG
5 11 (2.81%) RMADS
6 10 (2.55%) PKI
6 10 (2.55%) FMCG
7 9 (2.30%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (1.79%) CMDB
9 5 (1.28%) SecurID
10 4 (1.02%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.77%) Human Factors
11 3 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.77%) Economics
11 3 (0.77%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.95%) UNIX
2 34 (8.67%) Windows
3 32 (8.16%) Linux
4 9 (2.30%) Solaris
5 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (64.80%) Information Security
2 115 (29.34%) Risk Management
3 84 (21.43%) ITIL
4 70 (17.86%) Security Management
5 58 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 54 (13.78%) Data Protection
8 45 (11.48%) Security Architecture
9 36 (9.18%) Risk Assessment
10 35 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (8.67%) Information Security Management
12 28 (7.14%) Project Management
13 27 (6.89%) Information Assurance
13 27 (6.89%) SIEM
14 26 (6.63%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (6.38%) Incident Management
16 22 (5.61%) TOGAF
17 21 (5.36%) Cyber Security
18 20 (5.10%) Change Control
18 20 (5.10%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.53%) C
1 6 (1.53%) SQL
2 2 (0.51%) Python
2 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.26%) R
3 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 378 (96.43%) CISSP
2 123 (31.38%) CISA
3 70 (17.86%) CRISC
4 61 (15.56%) Degree
5 39 (9.95%) Security Cleared
6 28 (7.14%) GIAC
7 26 (6.63%) SC Cleared
7 26 (6.63%) CEH
8 24 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (5.87%) CCNA
10 18 (4.59%) JNCIA
10 18 (4.59%) CCSA
11 15 (3.83%) CISMP
12 12 (3.06%) ISSAP
13 11 (2.81%) DV Cleared
14 10 (2.55%) ISSMP
15 8 (2.04%) PMP
15 8 (2.04%) PMI Certification
16 7 (1.79%) ISACA
17 6 (1.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (41.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (20.92%) PCI DSS
3 36 (9.18%) COBIT
4 17 (4.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) COSO
7 1 (0.26%) QA
7 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.77%) Nmap
4 2 (0.51%) Snort
4 2 (0.51%) UAG
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.06%) Puppet
1 12 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.53%) Nessus
3 4 (1.02%) SCCM
4 2 (0.51%) OpenView
4 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (8.16%) CheckPoint
2 21 (5.36%) HP
3 20 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.59%) ArcSight
5 17 (4.34%) VMware
6 16 (4.08%) Qualys
7 15 (3.83%) Oracle
8 14 (3.57%) Cisco
8 14 (3.57%) BMC
9 10 (2.55%) Tufin
10 9 (2.30%) Fortinet
10 9 (2.30%) Cyber-Ark
11 7 (1.79%) F5
11 7 (1.79%) Juniper
11 7 (1.79%) McAfee
12 6 (1.53%) TippingPoint
12 6 (1.53%) MobileIron
13 5 (1.28%) SAP
14 4 (1.02%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.02%) Ruckus Wireless
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