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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 413 438 460
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +22
Contract jobs citing CISM 221 182 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.73% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 136 75
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £481 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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 +10 213 £500 +11.11% 76
London +14 125 £500 +11.11% 31
South East -22 24 £425 -10.52% 9
City of London -3 19 £475 +5.55% 3
North West -29 15 £775 +55.00% 4
West Midlands +3 14 £325 -38.09% 6
East of England +13 12 £520 -5.45% 5
Birmingham +12 9 £538 +19.44% 3
Bedfordshire +21 8 £525 -4.54%
Merseyside - 8 £855 -
South West +1 7 £468 +16.80% 9
East Midlands -12 7 £468 +3.88% 4
Manchester -20 7 £350 -30.00% 4
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
Kent +6 6 £425 -22.72% 2
Surrey 0 5 £475 +6.14% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 4 £485 - 4
Nottingham -10 4 £485 - 4
Yorkshire -27 4 £375 -26.82% 6
Bedford - 4 £515 -
Glasgow 0 3 - -
Hampshire -8 3 £575 -
West Sussex -18 3 - -
Scotland -18 3 - - 2
Warwickshire - 3 £313 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £375 - 4
East Grinstead - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £496 - 2
Bromley - 3 £550 -
Uxbridge +4 2 - -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 400 (95.69%) CISSP
2 253 (60.53%) Information Security
3 200 (47.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 157 (37.56%) CISA
5 128 (30.62%) Finance
6 104 (24.88%) Risk Management
7 96 (22.97%) ITIL
8 92 (22.01%) Firewall
9 79 (18.90%) Cyber Security
10 76 (18.18%) SIEM
11 69 (16.51%) Security Management
12 68 (16.27%) PCI DSS
13 66 (15.79%) Security Architecture
14 65 (15.55%) Management Information System
15 58 (13.88%) Degree
15 58 (13.88%) Banking
16 57 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
16 57 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
17 55 (13.16%) CRISC
18 54 (12.92%) PKI
19 53 (12.68%) COBIT
20 52 (12.44%) Network Security
21 50 (11.96%) Data Protection
22 49 (11.72%) Information Security Management
23 47 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
23 47 (11.24%) Kalman Filter
24 46 (11.00%) Cisco
25 43 (10.29%) Windows
26 42 (10.05%) TOGAF
27 40 (9.57%) Vulnerability Assessment

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 24 (5.74%) IIS
2 11 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.15%) Apache
4 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.48%) iPlanet
5 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.48%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (5.26%) MS Office
2 20 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.72%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.48%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.48%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.50%) PaaS
2 18 (4.31%) SaaS
3 15 (3.59%) IaaS
4 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.72%) Office 365
8 1 (0.24%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 92 (22.01%) Firewall
2 52 (12.44%) Network Security
3 32 (7.66%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (6.94%) SSL
5 21 (5.02%) WAN
6 18 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (3.83%) VPN
8 12 (2.87%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.91%) Internet
10 7 (1.67%) LAN
11 6 (1.44%) Intranet
12 5 (1.20%) Wireless
12 5 (1.20%) DNS
13 3 (0.72%) OSPF
13 3 (0.72%) BGP
13 3 (0.72%) EIGRP
13 3 (0.72%) Wireless Security
14 2 (0.48%) TACACS
15 1 (0.24%) SAN
15 1 (0.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.78%) Big Data
2 12 (2.87%) QlikView
3 11 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.48%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.48%) DB2
General
1 128 (30.62%) Finance
2 58 (13.88%) Banking
3 31 (7.42%) Legal
4 26 (6.22%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.35%) Publishing
6 13 (3.11%) Retail
7 9 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.20%) Law
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) Military
12 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 109 (26.08%) Analyst
2 86 (20.57%) Security Analyst
3 76 (18.18%) Consultant
4 68 (16.27%) Architect
4 68 (16.27%) Security Architect
5 67 (16.03%) Security Consultant
6 61 (14.59%) Security Manager
7 36 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
7 36 (8.61%) Information Analyst
8 27 (6.46%) Information Security Consultant
9 26 (6.22%) Security Engineer
10 21 (5.02%) Technical Analyst
10 21 (5.02%) Information Manager
10 21 (5.02%) Security Officer
11 20 (4.78%) Information Security Manager
12 17 (4.07%) Security Specialist
13 16 (3.83%) IT Security Consultant
13 16 (3.83%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (3.83%) IT Consultant
14 15 (3.59%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.96%) Middleware
2 2 (0.48%) AppFabric
2 2 (0.48%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.48%) .NET
2 2 (0.48%) Web Services
2 2 (0.48%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.24%) JSP
3 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.24%) WCF
3 1 (0.24%) HTML5
3 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.55%) Management Information System
2 54 (12.92%) PKI
3 38 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (8.61%) CESG
5 25 (5.98%) Data Protection Act
6 23 (5.50%) Data Centre
7 17 (4.07%) CESG CLAS
8 14 (3.35%) RMADS
9 12 (2.87%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.15%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.91%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.20%) SCADA
12 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.72%) Life Science
14 2 (0.48%) CMDB
14 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.29%) Windows
2 25 (5.98%) Linux
3 18 (4.31%) UNIX
4 5 (1.20%) Solaris
5 3 (0.72%) AIX
5 3 (0.72%) Android
5 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.48%) zOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (60.53%) Information Security
2 104 (24.88%) Risk Management
3 96 (22.97%) ITIL
4 79 (18.90%) Cyber Security
5 76 (18.18%) SIEM
6 69 (16.51%) Security Management
7 66 (15.79%) Security Architecture
8 57 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 57 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
9 50 (11.96%) Data Protection
10 49 (11.72%) Information Security Management
11 47 (11.24%) Kalman Filter
12 42 (10.05%) TOGAF
13 40 (9.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 38 (9.09%) Project Management
15 36 (8.61%) Vulnerability Management
16 34 (8.13%) ISMS
17 31 (7.42%) SABSA
17 31 (7.42%) PRINCE2
17 31 (7.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.11%) C
1 13 (3.11%) SQL
2 4 (0.96%) VBA
3 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.48%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.24%) C#
4 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 400 (95.69%) CISSP
2 157 (37.56%) CISA
3 58 (13.88%) Degree
4 55 (13.16%) CRISC
5 47 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (8.61%) CISMP
7 33 (7.89%) Security Cleared
8 28 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (6.46%) CCNA
10 25 (5.98%) CCSA
11 23 (5.50%) SC Cleared
12 22 (5.26%) JNCIA
13 18 (4.31%) CEH
14 14 (3.35%) CCENT
15 13 (3.11%) CCSP
16 12 (2.87%) ISSAP
16 12 (2.87%) CGEIT
16 12 (2.87%) DV Cleared
17 9 (2.15%) CCNP
18 6 (1.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (47.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (16.27%) PCI DSS
3 53 (12.68%) COBIT
4 27 (6.46%) QA
5 21 (5.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.20%) SLA
7 4 (0.96%) COSO
7 4 (0.96%) GPG13
8 3 (0.72%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.48%) EMIR
10 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.24%) BS7799
10 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.96%) Snort
4 2 (0.48%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.15%) Nessus
2 6 (1.44%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.24%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (11.00%) Cisco
2 37 (8.85%) CheckPoint
3 27 (6.46%) Clearswift
3 27 (6.46%) Kaspersky
4 22 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.55%) Citrix
5 19 (4.55%) VMware
5 19 (4.55%) McAfee
6 17 (4.07%) Oracle
7 15 (3.59%) SAP
8 14 (3.35%) Symantec
9 12 (2.87%) Qualys
10 11 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
11 10 (2.39%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.91%) Sourcefire
13 4 (0.96%) Google
13 4 (0.96%) Tripwire
13 4 (0.96%) Splunk
13 4 (0.96%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.72%) FireEye
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