The table below looks at the statistics for ISMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISMS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 563 598 594
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Contract jobs citing ISMS 76 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 38
Median daily rate £475 £508 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% +23.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £850 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.60 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.62 - £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £16.00

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

ISMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ISMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 72 £475 -5.00% 11
South East +30 30 £500 +5.26% 2
London -8 19 £400 +6.66% 4
Hampshire - 15 £456 -
Winchester - 12 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 11 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £525 -
City of London +38 9 £375 +1.69%
West Midlands - 8 £638 - 4
Warwickshire - 6 £638 -
South West +10 5 £500 +25.00%
Crawley +7 4 £475 +18.75%
Gloucestershire +4 4 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex -3 4 £475 +18.75%
South Wales - 4 £288 -
Cardiff - 4 £288 -
Bradford - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £288 -
East of England +11 3 - -
Norfolk +1 3 - -
Norwich -1 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £675 -
North West +1 2 £475 -44.44%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Manchester -2 1 £475 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISMS.

1 124 (77.99%) Information Security
2 102 (64.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (56.60%) Security Management
4 86 (54.09%) CISSP
5 84 (52.83%) Information Security Management
6 75 (47.17%) Management Information System
7 57 (35.85%) CISM
8 55 (34.59%) Risk Management
9 44 (27.67%) Information Assurance
10 39 (24.53%) Security Cleared
11 38 (23.90%) PCI DSS
12 37 (23.27%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
14 27 (16.98%) Cisco
14 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
14 27 (16.98%) Penetration Testing
15 26 (16.35%) CESG
15 26 (16.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (16.35%) CESG Certified Professional
16 25 (15.72%) CISA
17 24 (15.09%) Security Operations
18 23 (14.47%) Windows
18 23 (14.47%) Data Protection
19 22 (13.84%) RMADS
19 22 (13.84%) Internet
20 21 (13.21%) Legal
20 21 (13.21%) SIEM
21 20 (12.58%) Degree
21 20 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
21 20 (12.58%) ITIL

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.14%) IIS
2 5 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.84%) Internet
2 17 (10.69%) Firewall
2 17 (10.69%) IPsec
3 13 (8.18%) SMTP
4 12 (7.55%) FTP
4 12 (7.55%) SSH
5 11 (6.92%) Network Security
6 5 (3.14%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (2.52%) LAN
7 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.52%) WAN
8 3 (1.89%) Intranet
8 3 (1.89%) Wireless
9 2 (1.26%) VoIP
10 1 (0.63%) DNS
10 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) AppScan
2 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.63%) Selenium
2 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 21 (13.21%) Legal
2 19 (11.95%) Finance
3 9 (5.66%) Law
4 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 36 (22.64%) Security Manager
2 32 (20.13%) Analyst
3 31 (19.50%) Security Analyst
4 30 (18.87%) Consultant
5 24 (15.09%) Security Consultant
6 23 (14.47%) Project Manager
7 22 (13.84%) Security Project Manager
8 13 (8.18%) Information Manager
8 13 (8.18%) Information Security Manager
9 12 (7.55%) Information Analyst
9 12 (7.55%) Information Security Analyst
10 11 (6.92%) Compliance Manager
10 11 (6.92%) Information Security Consultant
10 11 (6.92%) Security Advisor
11 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
11 10 (6.29%) Information Assurance Leader
11 10 (6.29%) IT Analyst
11 10 (6.29%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (6.29%) Security Officer
12 7 (4.40%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 75 (47.17%) Management Information System
2 26 (16.35%) CESG
3 19 (11.95%) Cryptography
4 13 (8.18%) Client/Server
4 13 (8.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (5.03%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (4.40%) PMI
7 5 (3.14%) PKI
8 4 (2.52%) Smart Energy
8 4 (2.52%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.52%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.89%) Fintech
10 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.47%) Windows
2 17 (10.69%) Unix
3 12 (7.55%) Windows Vista
4 7 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (77.99%) Information Security
2 90 (56.60%) Security Management
3 84 (52.83%) Information Security Management
4 55 (34.59%) Risk Management
5 44 (27.67%) Information Assurance
6 37 (23.27%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (16.98%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (16.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (15.09%) Security Operations
10 23 (14.47%) Data Protection
11 21 (13.21%) SIEM
12 20 (12.58%) ITIL
12 20 (12.58%) Patch Management
13 17 (10.69%) Ethical Hacking
13 17 (10.69%) Project Management
13 17 (10.69%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (9.43%) Change Control
14 15 (9.43%) Security Testing
15 13 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (7.55%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.14%) C
2 3 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (54.09%) CISSP
2 57 (35.85%) CISM
3 39 (24.53%) Security Cleared
4 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
5 26 (16.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 25 (15.72%) CISA
7 20 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (12.58%) Degree
8 15 (9.43%) CCSP
8 15 (9.43%) CEH
9 14 (8.81%) CCNP
10 13 (8.18%) CCDP
11 9 (5.66%) SANS
12 8 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (4.40%) PMI Certification
14 6 (3.77%) CRISC
14 6 (3.77%) SSCP
15 5 (3.14%) DV Cleared
15 5 (3.14%) GSEC
15 5 (3.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (64.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (23.90%) PCI DSS
3 22 (13.84%) RMADS
4 20 (12.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (7.55%) JSP 440
6 6 (3.77%) COBIT
6 6 (3.77%) GPG13
7 5 (3.14%) SLA
8 3 (1.89%) HMG Infosec
8 3 (1.89%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.63%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.63%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.55%) Sendmail
3 6 (3.77%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.14%) SCCM
1 5 (3.14%) WSUS
2 1 (0.63%) Consul
2 1 (0.63%) Grafana
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.63%) logstash
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.63%) SELinux
2 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (16.98%) Cisco
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.95%) Citrix
3 14 (8.81%) CheckPoint
3 14 (8.81%) Oracle
4 7 (4.40%) Qualys
5 6 (3.77%) Splunk
6 5 (3.14%) BMC
6 5 (3.14%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.14%) Remedy
7 3 (1.89%) VMware
8 2 (1.26%) Arqiva
8 2 (1.26%) ION Trading