The table below looks at the statistics for CISMP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISMP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
Rank 620 605 592
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing CISMP 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.028% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£350 £400 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £406 £650
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -37.50%
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
11201 10672 9363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.90% 18.88% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6771 6083 5132
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 £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 454 486
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

CISMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISMP within the UK.

CISMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CISMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISMP within the UK.

CISMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CISMP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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 +4 10 £350 -6.66% 4
North West - 7 £350 -
Manchester - 7 £350 -
London -8 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

CISMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CISMP 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 CISMP.

1 51 (94.44%) CISSP
2 40 (74.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (68.52%) CISM
4 33 (61.11%) Firewall
5 32 (59.26%) Kalman Filter
6 30 (55.56%) Clearswift
6 30 (55.56%) SSL
6 30 (55.56%) Cisco
6 30 (55.56%) PKI
6 30 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 27 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 27 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (50.00%) Kaspersky
8 25 (46.30%) ITIL
9 24 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (38.89%) SIEM
11 20 (37.04%) QA
11 20 (37.04%) Information Security
12 18 (33.33%) Migration
12 18 (33.33%) WAN
12 18 (33.33%) Network Security
12 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
13 16 (29.63%) Security Patching
14 14 (25.93%) CCENT
14 14 (25.93%) Citrix
14 14 (25.93%) Service Delivery
14 14 (25.93%) VMware
15 11 (20.37%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (18.52%) Finance

CISMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CISMP 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 CISMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) Firewall
2 30 (55.56%) SSL
3 27 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (33.33%) Network Security
4 18 (33.33%) WAN
5 7 (12.96%) Internet
6 6 (11.11%) Intranet
7 2 (3.70%) DHCP
7 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (3.70%) DNS
8 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Analyst
2 35 (64.81%) Security Analyst
3 19 (35.19%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Security Specialist
5 7 (12.96%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Information Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Security Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Information Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Compliance Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Security Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 30 (55.56%) PKI
2 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Life Science
5 1 (1.85%) RMADS
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) CESG
5 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Kalman Filter
2 30 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (46.30%) ITIL
4 24 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (38.89%) SIEM
6 20 (37.04%) Information Security
7 18 (33.33%) Migration
8 16 (29.63%) Security Patching
9 14 (25.93%) Service Delivery
10 11 (20.37%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (12.96%) Cyber Security
13 5 (9.26%) Information Assurance
14 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
14 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
14 2 (3.70%) Line Management
14 2 (3.70%) Use Case
14 2 (3.70%) Business Analysis
14 2 (3.70%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 51 (94.44%) CISSP
2 37 (68.52%) CISM
3 24 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (25.93%) CCENT
5 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 8 (14.81%) Degree
5 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) CISA
7 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (74.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (37.04%) QA
3 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) Cisco
1 30 (55.56%) Clearswift
2 27 (50.00%) Kaspersky
2 27 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Symantec
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft