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 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 362 468 465
Rank change year-on-year
+106 -3
Contract jobs citing CISM 298 178 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 1.63% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 106 125
Average daily rate £475 £445 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £415 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.03% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £68.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £68.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.33%

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
11855 10946 10758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 19.65% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 6202 6108
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 537 533
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.93 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 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
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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +88 284 £472 +4.77% 115
London +57 123 £496 +4.47% 54
South East +26 71 £475 +5.55% 20
Berkshire +28 28 £450 +12.50% 5
North West -12 25 £375 +11.11% 11
East of England +20 23 £431 +1.47% 5
City of London +35 21 £468 -1.57% 19
Yorkshire +21 20 £410 -8.88% 5
West Yorkshire +14 18 £410 -8.88% 4
Leeds +9 18 £410 -8.88% 4
Manchester -18 14 £465 +43.07% 8
Hampshire +17 13 £440 +3.52% 3
Surrey -12 13 £488 +8.93% 8
Scotland -29 9 £510 +27.50% 4
Maidenhead - 9 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire +12 8 £438 +34.76%
Bromley - 8 £425 -
South West +7 7 £496 +41.08% 8
Cambridge +3 7 £438 +34.69%
Edinburgh -6 7 £510 - 1
West Sussex -11 7 £472 -
Winchester - 7 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +17 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes +8 6 - - 1
Reading - 6 £625 - 4
Swindon +4 5 - - 2
Wiltshire +3 5 - - 3
West Midlands -6 5 £458 +19.60% 8
West Wales +12 4 £550 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 532 (94.66%) CISSP
2 407 (72.42%) Information Security
3 244 (43.42%) CISA
4 235 (41.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 148 (26.33%) Finance
6 130 (23.13%) Risk Management
7 120 (21.35%) Cybersecurity
8 113 (20.11%) PCI DSS
9 99 (17.62%) Security Architecture
10 95 (16.90%) Degree
11 91 (16.19%) Firewall
12 82 (14.59%) Management Information System
13 79 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (13.70%) Security Operations
15 76 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
16 74 (13.17%) Data Protection
17 73 (12.99%) Security Cleared
18 70 (12.46%) ITIL
19 63 (11.21%) Windows
19 63 (11.21%) Project Management
20 62 (11.03%) SC Cleared
21 61 (10.85%) TOGAF
22 59 (10.50%) Security Management
23 56 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
24 55 (9.79%) SIEM
25 51 (9.07%) Vulnerability Management
25 51 (9.07%) PRINCE2
26 49 (8.72%) CESG
27 47 (8.36%) GIAC
28 45 (8.01%) Microsoft

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 23 (4.09%) IIS
2 7 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.07%) iPlanet
3 6 (1.07%) MQSeries
3 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.07%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.36%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.78%) MS Excel
1 10 (1.78%) MS Office
2 5 (0.89%) SmartSuite
3 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) BusinessWare
1 6 (1.07%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.96%) IaaS
4 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.89%) PaaS
5 5 (0.89%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (16.19%) Firewall
2 41 (7.30%) Network Security
3 25 (4.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (3.91%) VPN
5 14 (2.49%) LAN
6 9 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.42%) Internet
8 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.89%) Wireless
9 4 (0.71%) Intranet
9 4 (0.71%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.71%) WAN
10 3 (0.53%) DMZ
10 3 (0.53%) DNS
10 3 (0.53%) DWDM
10 3 (0.53%) MPLS
10 3 (0.53%) NGN
10 3 (0.53%) Packet Switching
10 3 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.07%) DB2
2 6 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
2 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.53%) AppScan
3 2 (0.36%) TestNG
4 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 148 (26.33%) Finance
2 33 (5.87%) Banking
3 29 (5.16%) Legal
4 27 (4.80%) Retail
5 24 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.60%) French Language
7 9 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.42%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.42%) Polish Language
8 8 (1.42%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.25%) Law
10 6 (1.07%) Advertising
11 5 (0.89%) Automotive
11 5 (0.89%) Back Office
11 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.53%) German Language
14 2 (0.36%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (22.95%) Consultant
2 126 (22.42%) Analyst
3 121 (21.53%) Security Consultant
4 114 (20.28%) Security Analyst
5 92 (16.37%) Architect
5 92 (16.37%) Security Architect
6 73 (12.99%) Security Manager
7 44 (7.83%) Information Analyst
7 44 (7.83%) Information Security Analyst
8 42 (7.47%) Security Specialist
9 41 (7.30%) Information Security Consultant
10 28 (4.98%) Information Manager
11 27 (4.80%) Information Security Manager
12 24 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (4.09%) Head of Security
14 22 (3.91%) CISSP Analyst
14 22 (3.91%) CISSP Architect
14 22 (3.91%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.74%) IT Analyst
15 21 (3.74%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.38%) Middleware
2 8 (1.42%) Web Services
3 6 (1.07%) MSMQ
4 3 (0.53%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.59%) Management Information System
2 56 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (8.72%) CESG
4 36 (6.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 23 (4.09%) PKI
6 22 (3.91%) Cryptography
6 22 (3.91%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.56%) CESG CLAS
7 20 (3.56%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (3.56%) PMI
8 15 (2.67%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.49%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (2.49%) Smartcard
10 12 (2.14%) FMCG
11 10 (1.78%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.60%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.42%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.21%) Windows
2 40 (7.12%) Unix
3 21 (3.74%) Linux
4 18 (3.20%) AIX
5 14 (2.49%) VMS
6 11 (1.96%) Solaris
7 6 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.07%) zOS
8 5 (0.89%) Android
8 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (72.42%) Information Security
2 130 (23.13%) Risk Management
3 120 (21.35%) Cybersecurity
4 99 (17.62%) Security Architecture
5 79 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (13.70%) Security Operations
7 76 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
8 74 (13.17%) Data Protection
9 70 (12.46%) ITIL
10 63 (11.21%) Project Management
11 61 (10.85%) TOGAF
12 59 (10.50%) Security Management
13 55 (9.79%) SIEM
14 51 (9.07%) PRINCE2
14 51 (9.07%) Vulnerability Management
15 41 (7.30%) SABSA
16 40 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
17 39 (6.94%) Information Assurance
18 35 (6.23%) Security Testing
19 33 (5.87%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.96%) Python
2 10 (1.78%) C
2 10 (1.78%) SQL
3 9 (1.60%) C#
4 8 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.07%) VB
6 5 (0.89%) Perl
7 4 (0.71%) Java
8 3 (0.53%) C++
9 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 532 (94.66%) CISSP
2 244 (43.42%) CISA
3 95 (16.90%) Degree
4 73 (12.99%) Security Cleared
5 62 (11.03%) SC Cleared
6 47 (8.36%) GIAC
7 42 (7.47%) CEH
8 41 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (7.12%) CRISC
10 34 (6.05%) CISMP
11 32 (5.69%) CLAS
12 26 (4.63%) SANS
13 25 (4.45%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (3.91%) IISP
14 22 (3.91%) PMI Certification
15 15 (2.67%) CCNP
15 15 (2.67%) CCSP
16 14 (2.49%) CCNA
16 14 (2.49%) GCIH
17 13 (2.31%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (41.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (20.11%) PCI DSS
3 40 (7.12%) COBIT
4 36 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (3.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 18 (3.20%) ISO 9001
6 17 (3.02%) RMADS
7 16 (2.85%) ISO27005
8 12 (2.14%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (1.60%) COSO
10 6 (1.07%) ISO27002
11 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.53%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.53%) QA
13 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.18%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.07%) ClearTrust
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.36%) RACF
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.78%) EnCase
2 6 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.07%) Nessus
2 6 (1.07%) RSA Archer
3 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Nmap
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.18%) QRadar
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.12%) Cisco
3 35 (6.23%) CheckPoint
4 30 (5.34%) Oracle
5 25 (4.45%) IBM
6 21 (3.74%) ArcSight
6 21 (3.74%) Intel Security
6 21 (3.74%) Qualys
7 17 (3.02%) Cyber-Ark
8 16 (2.85%) Symantec
9 14 (2.49%) Barracuda Networks
10 12 (2.14%) HP
10 12 (2.14%) Tripwire
11 11 (1.96%) SAP
11 11 (1.96%) Splunk
11 11 (1.96%) Sun
11 11 (1.96%) VMware
12 8 (1.42%) CA
13 6 (1.07%) BEA
13 6 (1.07%) Vitria
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