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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 568 598 586
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Contract jobs citing ISMS 75 48 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.084% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.11% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 11
Median daily rate £500 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £855 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +68.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.60 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £15.00

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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 71 £500 -4.76% 11
South East +12 25 £475 -10.58% 1
London 0 14 £470 +8.04% 3
West Midlands -15 11 £600 +38.72% 2
Hampshire - 11 £469 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £525 -
Winchester - 8 £475 -
Warwickshire - 8 £600 -
City of London +52 7 £350 -23.07% 1
South West - 7 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £550 -
Cheltenham - 5 £550 -
East of England +14 4 £438 -16.57%
East Midlands - 4 £431 - 1
Warwick - 4 £638 -
North West -15 3 £475 -42.59% 2
South Wales - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
Cardiff - 3 £400 -
Bradford - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Norwich - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £400 -
Norfolk - 3 - -
West Sussex -2 2 - -
Staines -5 2 - -
Surrey -7 2 - - 1
Leicester - 2 £431 -
Lancashire - 2 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 107 (76.98%) Information Security
2 88 (63.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (55.40%) Security Management
4 72 (51.80%) Information Security Management
5 70 (50.36%) CISSP
6 60 (43.17%) Management Information System
7 44 (31.65%) CISM
8 42 (30.22%) Risk Management
9 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
9 35 (25.18%) Information Assurance
10 29 (20.86%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (20.14%) PCI DSS
12 26 (18.71%) SC Cleared
13 24 (17.27%) Microsoft
13 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
14 22 (15.83%) Internet
14 22 (15.83%) CESG
14 22 (15.83%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (15.83%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (15.11%) Windows
16 20 (14.39%) RMADS
16 20 (14.39%) CISA
17 19 (13.67%) ITIL
17 19 (13.67%) Cisco
17 19 (13.67%) Legal
17 19 (13.67%) Patch Management
17 19 (13.67%) Security Operations
18 18 (12.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 18 (12.95%) Finance
18 18 (12.95%) Active Directory

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 (8.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.60%) IIS
2 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.83%) Internet
2 13 (9.35%) IPsec
3 12 (8.63%) Firewall
3 12 (8.63%) SMTP
4 11 (7.91%) FTP
4 11 (7.91%) SSH
5 4 (2.88%) Network Security
6 3 (2.16%) Intranet
6 3 (2.16%) LAN
6 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.16%) WAN
6 3 (2.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.72%) DNS
7 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) AppScan
2 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.72%) Selenium
2 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 19 (13.67%) Legal
2 18 (12.95%) Finance
3 7 (5.04%) Law
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.44%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Security Manager
2 31 (22.30%) Consultant
3 29 (20.86%) Analyst
4 27 (19.42%) Security Analyst
5 25 (17.99%) Security Consultant
6 22 (15.83%) Project Manager
7 21 (15.11%) Security Project Manager
8 12 (8.63%) Business Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Information Security Consultant
9 11 (7.91%) Information Analyst
9 11 (7.91%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (7.19%) Security Advisor
11 9 (6.47%) Information Manager
11 9 (6.47%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (5.76%) Compliance Manager
12 8 (5.76%) IT Analyst
12 8 (5.76%) IT Security Analyst
13 7 (5.04%) IT Project Manager
13 7 (5.04%) IT Security Manager
13 7 (5.04%) IT Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 60 (43.17%) Management Information System
2 22 (15.83%) CESG
3 15 (10.79%) Cryptography
4 13 (9.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (8.63%) Client/Server
6 7 (5.04%) PMI
7 5 (3.60%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.88%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (2.16%) Fintech
9 3 (2.16%) PKI
10 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.44%) Smart Energy
10 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.72%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.11%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Unix
3 12 (8.63%) Windows Vista
4 7 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.32%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) CentOS
7 1 (0.72%) Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (76.98%) Information Security
2 77 (55.40%) Security Management
3 72 (51.80%) Information Security Management
4 42 (30.22%) Risk Management
5 35 (25.18%) Information Assurance
6 29 (20.86%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (15.83%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (13.67%) ITIL
9 19 (13.67%) Patch Management
9 19 (13.67%) Security Operations
10 16 (11.51%) Data Protection
10 16 (11.51%) Security Testing
11 15 (10.79%) Ethical Hacking
11 15 (10.79%) Project Management
12 14 (10.07%) Change Control
12 14 (10.07%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (10.07%) SIEM
13 11 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (7.91%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.60%) C
2 3 (2.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (50.36%) CISSP
2 44 (31.65%) CISM
3 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
4 26 (18.71%) SC Cleared
5 22 (15.83%) CESG Certified Professional
6 20 (14.39%) CISA
7 16 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.51%) Degree
8 13 (9.35%) CCSP
8 13 (9.35%) CEH
9 11 (7.91%) CCDP
9 11 (7.91%) CCNP
10 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.04%) CRISC
11 7 (5.04%) PMI Certification
11 7 (5.04%) SANS
11 7 (5.04%) SSCP
12 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.60%) IISP
13 4 (2.88%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (63.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (20.14%) PCI DSS
3 20 (14.39%) RMADS
4 18 (12.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (6.47%) JSP 440
6 5 (3.60%) GPG13
6 5 (3.60%) SLA
7 4 (2.88%) ISO27002
8 3 (2.16%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.72%) COBIT
9 1 (0.72%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.72%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.91%) Sendmail
3 6 (4.32%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) SCCM
1 5 (3.60%) WSUS
2 1 (0.72%) Consul
2 1 (0.72%) Grafana
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.72%) SELinux
2 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.67%) Cisco
3 18 (12.95%) Citrix
4 13 (9.35%) Oracle
5 12 (8.63%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.04%) Qualys
7 6 (4.32%) Splunk
8 5 (3.60%) BMC
8 5 (3.60%) Remedy
9 3 (2.16%) VMware
10 2 (1.44%) Arqiva
10 2 (1.44%) ION Trading