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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
Rank 619 591 575
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -16
Contract jobs citing CISMP 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.087% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
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£370 £375 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £650
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -42.30%
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
10795 10379 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5831 4877
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 452 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 8 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 4 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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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 -21 3 £370 +2.06% 1
North West -29 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £370 -
Reading - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £370 -

CISMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 52 (89.66%) CISSP
2 37 (63.79%) CISM
2 37 (63.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (50.00%) Information Security
4 25 (43.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 25 (43.10%) Firewall
5 24 (41.38%) Clearswift
5 24 (41.38%) SSL
5 24 (41.38%) Cisco
5 24 (41.38%) PKI
5 24 (41.38%) Kalman Filter
6 23 (39.66%) ITIL
7 22 (37.93%) CheckPoint
7 22 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (37.93%) Kaspersky
8 21 (36.21%) SIEM
9 19 (32.76%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (32.76%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (31.03%) Security Patching
11 16 (27.59%) QA
11 16 (27.59%) Network Security
12 14 (24.14%) CCENT
12 14 (24.14%) WAN
12 14 (24.14%) Migration
12 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
13 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery
14 12 (20.69%) VMware
14 12 (20.69%) Citrix
15 11 (18.97%) Risk Management
15 11 (18.97%) Finance

CISMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 24 (41.38%) SSL
3 22 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (27.59%) Network Security
5 14 (24.14%) WAN
6 7 (12.07%) Internet
7 6 (10.34%) Intranet
8 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (62.07%) Analyst
2 34 (58.62%) Security Analyst
3 16 (27.59%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Information Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Security Specialist
4 7 (12.07%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Security Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Technical Security Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Information Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Information Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Compliance Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Information Assurance Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Security Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) PKI
2 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Life Science
4 2 (3.45%) SCADA
5 1 (1.72%) Online Games
5 1 (1.72%) RMADS
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Information Security
2 25 (43.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 24 (41.38%) Kalman Filter
4 23 (39.66%) ITIL
5 21 (36.21%) SIEM
6 19 (32.76%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (31.03%) Security Patching
8 14 (24.14%) Migration
9 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery
10 11 (18.97%) Risk Management
11 9 (15.52%) Cyber Security
11 9 (15.52%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (8.62%) Information Assurance
14 3 (5.17%) Security Architecture
14 3 (5.17%) Line Management
14 3 (5.17%) Business Analysis
14 3 (5.17%) Use Case
15 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
15 2 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (89.66%) CISSP
2 37 (63.79%) CISM
3 19 (32.76%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (24.14%) CCENT
5 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.79%) Degree
7 5 (8.62%) CEH
8 4 (6.90%) GIAC
8 4 (6.90%) SSCP
9 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.72%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (63.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (27.59%) QA
3 7 (12.07%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco
1 24 (41.38%) Clearswift
2 22 (37.93%) CheckPoint
2 22 (37.93%) Kaspersky
3 12 (20.69%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu