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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Rank 392 481 469
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -12
Contract jobs citing CISM 234 105 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.16% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 67 61
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +91 227 £475 +5.55% 47
London +79 139 £450 - 24
South East -8 40 £500 +16.55% 4
City of London +39 30 £463 -2.63% 12
Berkshire +16 14 £500 +11.11% 3
North West -7 14 £450 +20.64% 9
Surrey +2 13 £475 +10.72%
East of England -6 13 £375 - 2
Staines +7 9 £488 -
West Midlands - 8 £525 -
Yorkshire 0 7 £410 - 4
West Yorkshire -3 6 £410 - 4
Manchester -3 6 £450 -10.00% 3
Hampshire -9 5 £519 +107.50%
Scotland -12 5 £500 +17.64% 3
Leeds - 5 £410 - 4
Glasgow - 5 £500 - 1
Reading +14 4 £538 +10.25%
Essex -14 4 £350 -
South West -33 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £588 - 1
East Midlands +1 3 £450 - 3
Nottingham +9 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £315 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Luton - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £338 -

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 357 (96.23%) CISSP
2 248 (66.85%) Information Security
3 133 (35.85%) CISA
4 132 (35.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 117 (31.54%) Risk Management
6 107 (28.84%) Finance
7 78 (21.02%) ITIL
8 75 (20.22%) Degree
9 66 (17.79%) Management Information System
10 62 (16.71%) PCI DSS
11 58 (15.63%) Security Management
12 56 (15.09%) CRISC
13 49 (13.21%) Data Protection
14 47 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (12.13%) Banking
15 45 (12.13%) Security Architecture
16 41 (11.05%) UNIX
17 40 (10.78%) Penetration Testing
18 39 (10.51%) Firewall
19 38 (10.24%) Information Security Management
19 38 (10.24%) Risk Assessment
20 37 (9.97%) COBIT
21 36 (9.70%) PRINCE2
22 33 (8.89%) Legal
23 32 (8.63%) Windows
24 31 (8.36%) Network Security
25 30 (8.09%) GIAC
25 30 (8.09%) CheckPoint
25 30 (8.09%) Linux
25 30 (8.09%) Microsoft

CISM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (7.55%) IIS
2 12 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.81%) SAS
4 3 (0.81%) CMS
4 3 (0.81%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.54%) Apache
5 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.77%) MS Office
3 6 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.54%) SaaS
2 2 (0.54%) PaaS
2 2 (0.54%) IaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.51%) Firewall
2 31 (8.36%) Network Security
3 15 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.77%) WAN
5 12 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (2.96%) LAN
7 10 (2.70%) Internet
8 9 (2.43%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.16%) Wireless
10 7 (1.89%) DMZ
11 6 (1.62%) VPN
12 4 (1.08%) Wireless Security
13 3 (0.81%) SSH
13 3 (0.81%) DNS
13 3 (0.81%) Intranet
14 2 (0.54%) LDAP
14 2 (0.54%) DHCP
14 2 (0.54%) SSL
15 1 (0.27%) SAN
15 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.35%) MS Access
2 4 (1.08%) MySQL
2 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) GCC
2 1 (0.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) QADirector
General
1 107 (28.84%) Finance
2 45 (12.13%) Banking
3 33 (8.89%) Legal
4 17 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.04%) Retail
6 13 (3.50%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.43%) Advertising
8 6 (1.62%) Publishing
9 5 (1.35%) Games
9 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) International Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (28.03%) Consultant
2 96 (25.88%) Security Consultant
3 92 (24.80%) Analyst
4 80 (21.56%) Security Analyst
5 38 (10.24%) Security Manager
6 37 (9.97%) Information Analyst
6 37 (9.97%) Information Security Analyst
7 31 (8.36%) Information Security Consultant
7 31 (8.36%) Security Architect
7 31 (8.36%) Architect
8 23 (6.20%) Security Engineer
9 20 (5.39%) Information Manager
10 15 (4.04%) Senior Security Analyst
10 15 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.77%) Information Security Manager
12 12 (3.23%) Security Specialist
12 12 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (2.96%) Security Officer
13 11 (2.96%) IT Security Consultant
13 11 (2.96%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.50%) Web Services
2 6 (1.62%) Middleware
3 3 (0.81%) .NET
4 2 (0.54%) OLE
4 2 (0.54%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.27%) JSP
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) WAP
5 1 (0.27%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.79%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.93%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.96%) CESG
6 9 (2.43%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (2.43%) FMCG
7 8 (2.16%) RMADS
8 7 (1.89%) PKI
9 5 (1.35%) SecurID
9 5 (1.35%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.35%) Human Factors
10 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.81%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.81%) Economics
12 1 (0.27%) Derivative
12 1 (0.27%) CMDB
12 1 (0.27%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.27%) SCADA
12 1 (0.27%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.05%) UNIX
2 32 (8.63%) Windows
3 30 (8.09%) Linux
4 9 (2.43%) Solaris
5 3 (0.81%) AIX
6 2 (0.54%) VMS
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (66.85%) Information Security
2 117 (31.54%) Risk Management
3 78 (21.02%) ITIL
4 58 (15.63%) Security Management
5 49 (13.21%) Data Protection
6 47 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (12.13%) Security Architecture
8 40 (10.78%) Penetration Testing
9 38 (10.24%) Information Security Management
9 38 (10.24%) Risk Assessment
10 36 (9.70%) PRINCE2
11 26 (7.01%) TOGAF
11 26 (7.01%) Cyber Security
12 25 (6.74%) Incident Management
13 22 (5.93%) Project Management
14 21 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (5.39%) SIEM
16 19 (5.12%) Business Continuity
17 17 (4.58%) Vulnerability Management
18 16 (4.31%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.43%) C
2 4 (1.08%) SQL
3 2 (0.54%) Python
3 2 (0.54%) Java
4 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 357 (96.23%) CISSP
2 133 (35.85%) CISA
3 75 (20.22%) Degree
4 56 (15.09%) CRISC
5 30 (8.09%) GIAC
6 26 (7.01%) Security Cleared
7 23 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (6.20%) CEH
8 22 (5.93%) CCNA
9 19 (5.12%) CCSA
9 19 (5.12%) SC Cleared
10 18 (4.85%) JNCIA
11 7 (1.89%) ISSAP
11 7 (1.89%) QiCA
12 6 (1.62%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.35%) CISMP
14 4 (1.08%) MAPM
14 4 (1.08%) MBA
14 4 (1.08%) PMP
14 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (35.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (16.71%) PCI DSS
3 37 (9.97%) COBIT
4 15 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (1.08%) QA
7 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.54%) COSO
8 1 (0.27%) GPG13
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.27%) BS25999
System Software
1 20 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) RACF
4 2 (0.54%) Snort
4 2 (0.54%) Nmap
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) UAG
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.23%) Puppet
1 12 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.35%) Nessus
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.54%) OpenView
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (8.09%) Microsoft
1 30 (8.09%) CheckPoint
2 23 (6.20%) HP
3 20 (5.39%) Qualys
4 18 (4.85%) ArcSight
5 17 (4.58%) VMware
6 16 (4.31%) Oracle
7 14 (3.77%) BMC
8 10 (2.70%) Cisco
8 10 (2.70%) Tufin
9 9 (2.43%) Fortinet
10 8 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
11 7 (1.89%) McAfee
11 7 (1.89%) SAP
12 5 (1.35%) TippingPoint
13 4 (1.08%) Juniper
14 3 (0.81%) F5
14 3 (0.81%) Varonis
14 3 (0.81%) Aveksa
15 2 (0.54%) MobileIron
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