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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 586 578 574
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing ISMS 69 76 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 49
Median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £337 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £490 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.60 - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £16.75

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -2 61 £475 +15.15% 18
South East +30 30 £500 +25.00% 4
London -26 16 £438 +13.93% 7
Hampshire +19 15 £456 +1.38%
Winchester +15 12 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £525 +5.00%
Milton Keynes +22 10 £525 +5.00%
Wales - 8 £375 -
City of London +13 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Cardiff - 7 £375 -
South Wales - 7 £375 -
West Midlands - 5 £550 - 3
Crawley +13 4 £475 +18.75%
West Sussex -3 4 £475 +18.75%
North West +13 2 £475 -29.36% 2
South West +9 2 £225 -43.75% 1
Gloucestershire +1 2 £225 -43.75%
Warwickshire - 2 £575 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £225 -
Lancashire +19 1 - -
Preston +3 1 - -
Norwich +1 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - -
Norfolk -1 1 - -
Manchester -3 1 £475 - 2
Flintshire - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 108 (75.00%) Information Security
2 87 (60.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (55.56%) Security Management
4 76 (52.78%) CISSP
5 74 (51.39%) Information Security Management
6 67 (46.53%) Management Information System
7 52 (36.11%) Risk Management
8 47 (32.64%) CISM
9 42 (29.17%) Information Assurance
10 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
11 37 (25.69%) Cybersecurity
12 36 (25.00%) PCI DSS
13 29 (20.14%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (19.44%) SC Cleared
15 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
16 26 (18.06%) CESG
16 26 (18.06%) CESG Certified Professional
17 24 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (15.97%) Windows
19 22 (15.28%) Cisco
19 22 (15.28%) Internet
19 22 (15.28%) RMADS
20 21 (14.58%) Data Protection
20 21 (14.58%) SIEM
21 20 (13.89%) ITIL
22 19 (13.19%) MS Excel
22 19 (13.19%) Active Directory
22 19 (13.19%) Citrix
22 19 (13.19%) Cryptography
22 19 (13.19%) CISA

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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.47%) IIS
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.28%) Internet
2 17 (11.81%) IPsec
3 15 (10.42%) Firewall
4 13 (9.03%) SMTP
5 12 (8.33%) FTP
5 12 (8.33%) SSH
6 11 (7.64%) Network Security
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.78%) LAN
8 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.78%) WAN
9 3 (2.08%) Intranet
9 3 (2.08%) Wireless
10 2 (1.39%) VoIP
11 1 (0.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) AppScan
2 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.69%) Selenium
2 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 17 (11.81%) Legal
2 16 (11.11%) Finance
3 8 (5.56%) Law
4 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Analyst
1 29 (20.14%) Consultant
2 27 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 22 (15.28%) Security Consultant
5 14 (9.72%) Project Manager
6 13 (9.03%) Information Analyst
6 13 (9.03%) Information Security Analyst
6 13 (9.03%) Security Project Manager
7 11 (7.64%) Information Manager
7 11 (7.64%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (7.64%) Security Advisor
8 10 (6.94%) Compliance Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Information Assurance Leader
8 10 (6.94%) Security Officer
9 9 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (6.25%) IT Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 67 (46.53%) Management Information System
2 26 (18.06%) CESG
3 19 (13.19%) Cryptography
4 13 (9.03%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.78%) PKI
7 3 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.08%) Fintech
7 3 (2.08%) PMI
7 3 (2.08%) Smart Energy
7 3 (2.08%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.69%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.69%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.97%) Windows
2 17 (11.81%) Unix
3 12 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (75.00%) Information Security
2 80 (55.56%) Security Management
3 74 (51.39%) Information Security Management
4 52 (36.11%) Risk Management
5 42 (29.17%) Information Assurance
6 37 (25.69%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (20.14%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (14.58%) Data Protection
9 21 (14.58%) SIEM
10 20 (13.89%) ITIL
11 19 (13.19%) Security Operations
12 18 (12.50%) Patch Management
13 17 (11.81%) Ethical Hacking
13 17 (11.81%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (10.42%) Change Control
14 15 (10.42%) Security Testing
15 13 (9.03%) OWASP
16 12 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.78%) C
2 3 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (52.78%) CISSP
2 47 (32.64%) CISM
3 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
4 28 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 26 (18.06%) CESG Certified Professional
6 19 (13.19%) CISA
7 16 (11.11%) Degree
8 15 (10.42%) CEH
8 15 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (6.94%) CCNP
9 10 (6.94%) CCSP
10 9 (6.25%) CCDP
10 9 (6.25%) SANS
11 8 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (4.86%) CRISC
13 6 (4.17%) SSCP
14 5 (3.47%) CCNA
14 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
14 5 (3.47%) GSEC
14 5 (3.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (60.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 22 (15.28%) RMADS
4 17 (11.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (7.64%) JSP 440
6 7 (4.86%) COBIT
7 6 (4.17%) GPG13
8 5 (3.47%) SLA
9 4 (2.78%) ISO27002
10 3 (2.08%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.69%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 19 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.33%) Sendmail
3 6 (4.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) SCCM
1 5 (3.47%) WSUS
2 1 (0.69%) Consul
2 1 (0.69%) Grafana
2 1 (0.69%) Kibana
2 1 (0.69%) logstash
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) SELinux
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.28%) Cisco
3 19 (13.19%) Citrix
4 14 (9.72%) Oracle
5 9 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.86%) Qualys
7 6 (4.17%) Splunk
8 5 (3.47%) BMC
8 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.47%) Remedy
9 3 (2.08%) VMware
10 2 (1.39%) Arqiva
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