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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 565 571 563
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing ISMS 46 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.053% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
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£525 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £316 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £478 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £340 £352
% change year-on-year
+58.08% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -

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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 2015.

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 19 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 28 July 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 -1 46 £525 +31.25% 10
London +4 14 £435 +8.75% 3
North West - 13 £828 - 2
South East -10 9 £531 +394.18% 2
Liverpool - 9 £828 -
Merseyside - 9 £828 -
East of England - 7 £525 - 1
Surrey - 6 £531 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £525 - 1
Manchester - 4 - - 1
Staines - 3 £513 -
Bedford - 3 £515 - 1
East Grinstead - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £455 - 1
Lewes +7 1 - -
East Sussex -6 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 92 (89.32%) Information Security
2 82 (79.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (54.37%) Security Management
4 55 (53.40%) Information Security Management
5 52 (50.49%) Risk Management
6 40 (38.83%) CISM
6 40 (38.83%) CISSP
7 30 (29.13%) Management Information System
8 29 (28.16%) Data Protection
9 25 (24.27%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (21.36%) RMADS
10 22 (21.36%) CISA
10 22 (21.36%) Firewall
11 21 (20.39%) PCI DSS
12 15 (14.56%) Security Architecture
13 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
13 13 (12.62%) Information Assurance
13 13 (12.62%) Security Testing
13 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (12.62%) Legal
14 12 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
15 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
15 11 (10.68%) ITIL
15 11 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (10.68%) CESG
16 10 (9.71%) Programme Management
16 10 (9.71%) Risk Assessment
17 9 (8.74%) Migration
17 9 (8.74%) VPN

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (5.83%) IIS
1 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.97%) SAS
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.36%) Firewall
2 9 (8.74%) Network Security
2 9 (8.74%) VPN
3 6 (5.83%) VoIP
3 6 (5.83%) iSCSI
3 6 (5.83%) SAN
4 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.94%) SSL
5 2 (1.94%) TACACS
6 1 (0.97%) DNS
6 1 (0.97%) DHCP
6 1 (0.97%) LDAP
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) VLAN
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.97%) Extranet
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
General
1 13 (12.62%) Legal
2 4 (3.88%) Retail
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.88%) Law
3 3 (2.91%) Local Government
4 2 (1.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (31.07%) Security Manager
2 22 (21.36%) Analyst
2 22 (21.36%) Security Analyst
3 19 (18.45%) Information Analyst
3 19 (18.45%) Information Security Analyst
4 18 (17.48%) Information Manager
4 18 (17.48%) Information Security Manager
5 15 (14.56%) Consultant
6 13 (12.62%) Security Consultant
7 12 (11.65%) IT Security Manager
8 9 (8.74%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (8.74%) Security Officer
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Manager
10 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Chief Information Officer
10 6 (5.83%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 6 (5.83%) Chief Security Officer
10 6 (5.83%) Senior Information Security Officer
11 5 (4.85%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) .NET
1 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.13%) Management Information System
2 25 (24.27%) Data Protection Act
3 22 (21.36%) RMADS
4 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (10.68%) CESG
6 8 (7.77%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (7.77%) PKI
7 7 (6.80%) Smart Meter
8 6 (5.83%) Replication
8 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
9 5 (4.85%) Cryptography
10 4 (3.88%) NHS
11 2 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.94%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.97%) Chemistry
12 1 (0.97%) User Experience
12 1 (0.97%) Statistics
12 1 (0.97%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (89.32%) Information Security
2 56 (54.37%) Security Management
3 55 (53.40%) Information Security Management
4 52 (50.49%) Risk Management
5 29 (28.16%) Data Protection
6 15 (14.56%) Security Architecture
7 13 (12.62%) Security Testing
7 13 (12.62%) Information Assurance
8 12 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (10.68%) ITIL
9 11 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (9.71%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (9.71%) Programme Management
11 9 (8.74%) Migration
11 9 (8.74%) Information Governance
12 8 (7.77%) Business Continuity
12 8 (7.77%) Incident Management
13 7 (6.80%) Information Management
13 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
13 7 (6.80%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) C
2 1 (0.97%) Python
2 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (38.83%) CISSP
1 40 (38.83%) CISM
2 22 (21.36%) CISA
3 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) Degree
6 8 (7.77%) CRISC
7 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.94%) Postgraduate
8 2 (1.94%) CCSP
9 1 (0.97%) CCNA
9 1 (0.97%) MCSA
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.97%) SSCP
9 1 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.97%) CISMP
9 1 (0.97%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (79.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (20.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.94%) COBIT
4 1 (0.97%) BS25999
4 1 (0.97%) COSO
4 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Nessus
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.80%) VMware
2 6 (5.83%) Citrix
3 4 (3.88%) Cisco
4 3 (2.91%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.94%) hybris
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Juniper
6 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.97%) Remedy
6 1 (0.97%) Tableau
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