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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
Rank 591 582 575
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing CISMP 28 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.038% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.18% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
Average daily rate £535 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £326 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £535 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+33.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CISMP Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 22 £580 +16.00% 13
South East +14 13 £650 +62.50% 1
Berkshire +9 7 £500 +25.00% 1
Bracknell - 7 £500 -
Surrey - 5 £650 -
Edinburgh - 5 - - 1
Scotland - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £398 +6.00%
London -8 4 - - 5
West Yorkshire -2 3 £420 +12.00%
Leeds - 3 £420 -
West Midlands -14 1 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - 1 £375 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -

CISMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (100.00%) CISSP
2 24 (44.44%) Information Security
3 23 (42.59%) CISM
4 22 (40.74%) SIEM
5 21 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (38.89%) Migration
6 20 (37.04%) Windows
7 19 (35.19%) Network Security
8 18 (33.33%) Citrix
8 18 (33.33%) Finance
8 18 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 17 (31.48%) Threat Modelling
9 17 (31.48%) QRadar
9 17 (31.48%) Unix
9 17 (31.48%) SharePoint
9 17 (31.48%) Banking
9 17 (31.48%) Taxonomies
9 17 (31.48%) Splunk
10 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
11 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
11 11 (20.37%) ITIL
11 11 (20.37%) CISA
12 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.96%) Security Architecture
12 7 (12.96%) CLAS
13 6 (11.11%) Information Governance
13 6 (11.11%) APMP
13 6 (11.11%) Project Management
13 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2

CISMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (31.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) Lync
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) Network Security
2 6 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (31.48%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Splunk Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) SIEM Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Security Manager
4 9 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 8 (14.81%) Consultant
5 8 (14.81%) Security Consultant
6 7 (12.96%) Architect
6 7 (12.96%) Information Security Architect
6 7 (12.96%) Security Architect
7 6 (11.11%) Information Architect
8 5 (9.26%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (7.41%) Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) IT Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) Operational Security Manager
9 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
9 4 (7.41%) Security Operations Manager
10 3 (5.56%) CIO
10 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (31.48%) Taxonomies
3 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Information Security
2 22 (40.74%) SIEM
3 21 (38.89%) Migration
4 17 (31.48%) Threat Modelling
5 11 (20.37%) ITIL
6 7 (12.96%) Security Architecture
7 6 (11.11%) Information Governance
7 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.11%) Project Management
7 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.26%) Change Management
8 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (9.26%) Security Operations
8 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Information Security Management
10 3 (5.56%) Security Management
11 2 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) CISSP
2 23 (42.59%) CISM
3 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 11 (20.37%) CISA
4 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.96%) CLAS
6 6 (11.11%) APMP
7 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.70%) MCITP
9 2 (3.70%) MCP
9 2 (3.70%) MCSE
10 1 (1.85%) CCIE
10 1 (1.85%) CEH
10 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.85%) Degree
10 1 (1.85%) MCSA
10 1 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.85%) QA
4 1 (1.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) QRadar
2 2 (3.70%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Citrix
2 17 (31.48%) Splunk
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.70%) Clearswift
5 2 (3.70%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.85%) VMware