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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 444 418 443
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +25
Contract jobs citing CISM 197 235 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 2.08% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 162 115
Median daily rate £453 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.80% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £688 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 £32.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -32.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £32.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -32.63%

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
10436 11287 11754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.63% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6600 6814 6664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 554 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 -29 191 £451 -14.04% 76
London -42 105 £500 -4.76% 42
East of England +18 17 £300 -48.93% 4
South East -14 17 £525 +5.00% 6
North West +9 16 £575 +27.77% 8
City of London -10 15 £594 +12.02% 12
South West +19 13 £315 - 5
Essex +16 11 £300 +23.96% 1
Wiltshire - 10 £308 - 1
Berkshire +10 7 £538 +13.15% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £400 -
North East - 7 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £400 -
Manchester +12 6 £750 +66.66% 4
Yorkshire +7 6 £413 -17.50% 3
West Midlands -30 6 £388 -26.36% 6
Scotland +10 5 £650 - 6
Chippenham - 5 £300 -
Swindon - 5 £400 -
Merseyside +7 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £700 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £650 - 6
East Midlands -5 3 £375 -16.66% 2
Birmingham -7 3 £363 -29.26% 1
Lancashire - 3 £450 -
Uxbridge - 3 £475 -
Witham - 3 £250 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £700 -
Cheshire +13 2 £675 +125.00% 2
West Yorkshire +12 2 - - 3

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 453 (91.52%) CISSP
2 379 (76.57%) Information Security
3 211 (42.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 190 (38.38%) CISA
5 172 (34.75%) Finance
6 128 (25.86%) Risk Management
7 116 (23.43%) Management Information System
8 112 (22.63%) Cybersecurity
9 99 (20.00%) PCI DSS
10 79 (15.96%) Security Cleared
10 79 (15.96%) Security Operations
11 78 (15.76%) Degree
12 75 (15.15%) Security Management
13 73 (14.75%) Firewall
14 69 (13.94%) ITIL
15 67 (13.54%) SIEM
16 65 (13.13%) Network Security
17 64 (12.93%) Vulnerability Management
17 64 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 61 (12.32%) Information Security Management
18 61 (12.32%) SC Cleared
18 61 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (11.92%) Data Protection
20 56 (11.31%) Project Management
21 55 (11.11%) CRISC
22 52 (10.51%) Windows
22 52 (10.51%) Cisco
23 50 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
23 50 (10.10%) Security Architecture
24 49 (9.90%) COBIT

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 13 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.22%) IIS
3 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.83%) MS Office
3 11 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.62%) MS Project
5 7 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.82%) Office 365
4 7 (1.41%) SaaS
5 6 (1.21%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.81%) IaaS
6 4 (0.81%) Yammer
7 2 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (14.75%) Firewall
2 65 (13.13%) Network Security
3 30 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.83%) LDAP
6 11 (2.22%) Internet
7 9 (1.82%) Kerberos
7 9 (1.82%) SSL
7 9 (1.82%) WAN
8 8 (1.62%) Cisco ISE
8 8 (1.62%) HTTP
8 8 (1.62%) VPN
9 7 (1.41%) LAN
10 6 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.21%) DNS
11 5 (1.01%) FTP
11 5 (1.01%) SSH
12 3 (0.61%) BGP
12 3 (0.61%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.41%) Big Data
3 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.61%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.20%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 172 (34.75%) Finance
2 26 (5.25%) Banking
3 25 (5.05%) Legal
3 25 (5.05%) Retail
4 24 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.81%) French Language
7 4 (0.81%) Law
7 4 (0.81%) Local Government
8 3 (0.61%) Automotive
8 3 (0.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (22.42%) Consultant
2 105 (21.21%) Analyst
2 105 (21.21%) Security Consultant
3 79 (15.96%) Security Analyst
4 70 (14.14%) Architect
4 70 (14.14%) Security Manager
5 68 (13.74%) Security Architect
6 52 (10.51%) Information Security Consultant
7 50 (10.10%) Information Manager
7 50 (10.10%) Information Security Manager
8 26 (5.25%) Security Officer
9 22 (4.44%) Information Analyst
10 21 (4.24%) Information Security Analyst
10 21 (4.24%) Security Specialist
11 19 (3.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 19 (3.84%) Information Security Officer
12 18 (3.64%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.64%) Information Security Architect
13 17 (3.43%) CISSP Analyst
13 17 (3.43%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.82%) SAML
1 9 (1.82%) Web Services
2 4 (0.81%) .NET
2 4 (0.81%) COM
2 4 (0.81%) Middleware
3 2 (0.40%) AppFabric
3 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.40%) J2EE
3 2 (0.40%) WCF
4 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.20%) CGI
4 1 (0.20%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.43%) Management Information System
2 61 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 35 (7.07%) Data Centre
5 22 (4.44%) CESG
6 21 (4.24%) PKI
7 18 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (3.23%) Fixed Income
9 14 (2.83%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.62%) Equities
11 6 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.01%) NHS
13 4 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.81%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.61%) Cyber Attack
14 3 (0.61%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.61%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.51%) Windows
2 40 (8.08%) Linux
3 34 (6.87%) Unix
4 3 (0.61%) Solaris
4 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.40%) AIX
5 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.20%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (76.57%) Information Security
2 128 (25.86%) Risk Management
3 112 (22.63%) Cybersecurity
4 79 (15.96%) Security Operations
5 75 (15.15%) Security Management
6 69 (13.94%) ITIL
7 67 (13.54%) SIEM
8 64 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (12.93%) Vulnerability Management
9 61 (12.32%) Information Security Management
10 59 (11.92%) Data Protection
11 56 (11.31%) Project Management
12 50 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
12 50 (10.10%) Security Architecture
13 46 (9.29%) Penetration Testing
14 41 (8.28%) ISMS
15 39 (7.88%) IT Audit
16 38 (7.68%) TOGAF
17 34 (6.87%) PRINCE2
18 33 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.04%) Python
2 18 (3.64%) SQL
3 13 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.63%) VB
4 12 (2.42%) C#
5 10 (2.02%) Perl
6 9 (1.82%) Java
7 3 (0.61%) C
7 3 (0.61%) VBA
8 2 (0.40%) C++
8 2 (0.40%) Delphi
8 2 (0.40%) PHP
8 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 453 (91.52%) CISSP
2 190 (38.38%) CISA
3 79 (15.96%) Security Cleared
4 78 (15.76%) Degree
5 61 (12.32%) SC Cleared
6 55 (11.11%) CRISC
7 41 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (8.08%) CEH
9 39 (7.88%) GIAC
10 24 (4.85%) CISMP
11 22 (4.44%) CCNP
11 22 (4.44%) GCIH
12 21 (4.24%) PCI QSA
13 19 (3.84%) CCSP
14 18 (3.64%) CESG Certified Professional
15 16 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (3.23%) GCIA
15 16 (3.23%) Security+ Certification
16 14 (2.83%) IISP
16 14 (2.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (42.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 49 (9.90%) COBIT
4 25 (5.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (3.84%) QA
6 13 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (2.63%) ISO27002
7 8 (1.62%) JSP 440
8 6 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (1.21%) GPG13
9 5 (1.01%) Basel III
10 4 (0.81%) RMADS
11 3 (0.61%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.40%) SLA
13 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.20%) MiFID
13 1 (0.20%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 27 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.21%) Snort
3 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (1.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (1.01%) Nessus
3 3 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.61%) QRadar
4 2 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.20%) Kibana
5 1 (0.20%) logstash
5 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.20%) Nmap
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.20%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 52 (10.51%) Cisco
2 38 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.66%) CheckPoint
4 21 (4.24%) Oracle
5 17 (3.43%) Varonis
6 13 (2.63%) Qualys
7 12 (2.42%) Splunk
8 11 (2.22%) ArcSight
8 11 (2.22%) Fortinet
9 10 (2.02%) Cyber-Ark
10 8 (1.62%) FireEye
11 7 (1.41%) Juniper
11 7 (1.41%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.41%) SAP
11 7 (1.41%) Sourcefire
11 7 (1.41%) Sun
12 5 (1.01%) Citrix
12 5 (1.01%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.81%) Symantec
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