The table below looks at the statistics for ISMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISMS over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 603 552 574
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +22
Contract jobs citing ISMS 23 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.10% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.13% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 15
Average daily rate £450 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +37.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £324 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £580 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £308
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +33.11%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

ISMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ISMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISMS
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

ISMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISMS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISMS
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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 -38 22 £450 +5.88% 16
South East +1 11 £450 +7.14% 2
London -11 8 £525 +16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Hampshire +14 3 £425 -
East Midlands -6 3 £450 +50.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
City of London +46 2 £550 +7.31%
Berkshire +5 2 £444 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -
South West +1 1 - - 1
East of England -3 1 - - 1
Reading -5 1 £463 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 78 (82.98%) Information Security
2 58 (61.70%) Security Management
3 57 (60.64%) Information Security Management
3 57 (60.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (53.19%) Management Information System
5 35 (37.23%) Risk Management
6 30 (31.91%) Information Assurance
7 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
8 23 (24.47%) PCI DSS
8 23 (24.47%) RMADS
8 23 (24.47%) CISSP
9 22 (23.40%) Firewall
9 22 (23.40%) SC Cleared
10 19 (20.21%) Business Continuity
10 19 (20.21%) Incident Management
11 18 (19.15%) VPN
11 18 (19.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 17 (18.09%) ITIL
12 17 (18.09%) Degree
12 17 (18.09%) Data Protection
13 15 (15.96%) Legal
14 14 (14.89%) CESG
14 14 (14.89%) JSP 440
15 13 (13.83%) Business Continuity Management
15 13 (13.83%) Asset Management
16 11 (11.70%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (11.70%) Operations Management
17 10 (10.64%) Analytics
18 9 (9.57%) Security Architecture
18 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISMS 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 ISMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.32%) Node.js
2 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.40%) Firewall
2 18 (19.15%) VPN
3 7 (7.45%) IPsec
4 5 (5.32%) Internet
5 3 (3.19%) FTP
5 3 (3.19%) Network Security
5 3 (3.19%) SMTP
5 3 (3.19%) SSH
6 2 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) VoIP
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.06%) 4G
7 1 (1.06%) Broadband
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.06%) ISDN
7 1 (1.06%) Junos
7 1 (1.06%) LTE
7 1 (1.06%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) MySQL
1 5 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.19%) Redis
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) Big Data
General
1 15 (15.96%) Legal
2 6 (6.38%) Advertising
2 6 (6.38%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Law
5 2 (2.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Security Analyst
3 17 (18.09%) Security Specialist
4 15 (15.96%) Information Analyst
4 15 (15.96%) Information Security Analyst
4 15 (15.96%) Information Security Specialist
4 15 (15.96%) Information Specialist
5 13 (13.83%) Consultant
6 12 (12.77%) Information Manager
7 8 (8.51%) Security Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Security Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Architect
9 6 (6.38%) Information Risk Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Risk Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Security Advisor
10 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Information Security Consultant
11 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Memcached
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (53.19%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.89%) CESG
3 7 (7.45%) Cryptography
3 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.45%) Smart Meter
4 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 2 (2.13%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.06%) BYOD
7 1 (1.06%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Debian
1 5 (5.32%) Linux
1 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (5.32%) Unix
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Windows Vista
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (82.98%) Information Security
2 58 (61.70%) Security Management
3 57 (60.64%) Information Security Management
4 35 (37.23%) Risk Management
5 30 (31.91%) Information Assurance
6 19 (20.21%) Business Continuity
6 19 (20.21%) Incident Management
7 17 (18.09%) Data Protection
7 17 (18.09%) ITIL
8 13 (13.83%) Asset Management
8 13 (13.83%) Business Continuity Management
9 11 (11.70%) Operations Management
10 10 (10.64%) Analytics
11 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (9.57%) Security Architecture
11 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.45%) Line Management
13 6 (6.38%) Change Control
13 6 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (6.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) C
1 5 (5.32%) Go
1 5 (5.32%) PHP
1 5 (5.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 23 (24.47%) CISSP
3 22 (23.40%) SC Cleared
4 17 (18.09%) Degree
5 11 (11.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (7.45%) CLAS
7 6 (6.38%) CISM
8 5 (5.32%) AWS Certification
8 5 (5.32%) CREST Certified
9 4 (4.26%) CEH
9 4 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.19%) CISA
10 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) CGEIT
11 2 (2.13%) IISP
11 2 (2.13%) ISSEP
12 1 (1.06%) CISMP
12 1 (1.06%) ISSMP
12 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.06%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (60.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (24.47%) PCI DSS
2 23 (24.47%) RMADS
3 18 (19.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (14.89%) JSP 440
5 7 (7.45%) SLA
6 2 (2.13%) BS7799
6 2 (2.13%) COBIT
6 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (2.13%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (1.06%) ISO27002
7 1 (1.06%) QA
7 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.19%) Citrix
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco
3 2 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) Apple
4 1 (1.06%) Aruba
4 1 (1.06%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.06%) BMC
4 1 (1.06%) HP
4 1 (1.06%) Intel
4 1 (1.06%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.06%) IronPort
4 1 (1.06%) Juniper
4 1 (1.06%) Lotus
4 1 (1.06%) Meraki
4 1 (1.06%) Remedy
4 1 (1.06%) Sourcefire