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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 562 551 581
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs citing ISMS 58 49 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.087% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.11% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 5
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£508 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.41% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £525 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £513 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
44771 42887 39990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.90% 76.14% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 26514 24550
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1215 1168 1110
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 26 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 27 August 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 -15 57 £500 +25.00% 11
London +8 23 £375 -6.25% 4
North West - 10 £855 -
East of England - 10 £525 - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £525 -
South East -12 7 £475 -9.52% 4
Merseyside - 7 £855 -
Liverpool - 7 £855 -
City of London +3 6 £369 -20.27% 1
South West -3 5 £400 +8.10% 2
Surrey - 4 £550 -
Bedford - 4 £515 -
Manchester - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire - 2 £500 -
East Grinstead - 2 - -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Channel Islands - 1 £550 -
Guernsey - 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 90 (86.54%) Information Security
2 85 (81.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (57.69%) Security Management
4 59 (56.73%) Information Security Management
5 47 (45.19%) Risk Management
6 37 (35.58%) CISSP
7 34 (32.69%) CISM
8 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
9 25 (24.04%) Data Protection
9 25 (24.04%) Firewall
10 21 (20.19%) RMADS
10 21 (20.19%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 15 (14.42%) ITIL
13 14 (13.46%) CISA
13 14 (13.46%) PCI DSS
13 14 (13.46%) SC Cleared
13 14 (13.46%) Security Architecture
13 14 (13.46%) Security Testing
13 14 (13.46%) Degree
14 13 (12.50%) Network Security
15 12 (11.54%) CESG
15 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
15 12 (11.54%) Information Assurance
16 11 (10.58%) VPN
17 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
17 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 10 (9.62%) Programme Management
18 9 (8.65%) Service Delivery
18 9 (8.65%) CESG CLAS

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (7.69%) IIS
2 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
1 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) Firewall
2 13 (12.50%) Network Security
3 11 (10.58%) VPN
4 6 (5.77%) VoIP
4 6 (5.77%) SAN
4 6 (5.77%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.88%) VLAN
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.92%) MPLS
6 2 (1.92%) OSPF
6 2 (1.92%) BGP
6 2 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.92%) TACACS
6 2 (1.92%) ISDN
6 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.92%) Junos
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (7.69%) Legal
2 5 (4.81%) Advertising
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 4 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Finance
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Security Manager
2 23 (22.12%) Analyst
3 22 (21.15%) Security Analyst
4 19 (18.27%) Information Analyst
4 19 (18.27%) Information Security Analyst
5 16 (15.38%) Consultant
6 14 (13.46%) Information Manager
6 14 (13.46%) IT Security Manager
7 13 (12.50%) Security Consultant
8 12 (11.54%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
9 8 (7.69%) Security Officer
10 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.81%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) Senior Manager
11 5 (4.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) Chief Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) .NET
1 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 21 (20.19%) Data Protection Act
2 21 (20.19%) RMADS
3 12 (11.54%) CESG
4 9 (8.65%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.73%) Smart Meter
6 7 (6.73%) PKI
7 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
7 6 (5.77%) Replication
8 4 (3.85%) NHS
8 4 (3.85%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.96%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (86.54%) Information Security
2 60 (57.69%) Security Management
3 59 (56.73%) Information Security Management
4 47 (45.19%) Risk Management
5 25 (24.04%) Data Protection
6 15 (14.42%) ITIL
7 14 (13.46%) Security Architecture
7 14 (13.46%) Security Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Information Assurance
9 10 (9.62%) Programme Management
9 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.65%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.69%) Change Management
11 8 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (7.69%) Information Governance
12 7 (6.73%) Information Management
12 7 (6.73%) Migration
13 6 (5.77%) Service Management
13 6 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) C
2 1 (0.96%) Python
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (35.58%) CISSP
2 34 (32.69%) CISM
3 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 14 (13.46%) CISA
4 14 (13.46%) Degree
4 14 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.85%) CRISC
7 2 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.92%) CGEIT
7 2 (1.92%) CCSP
7 2 (1.92%) CCNP
7 2 (1.92%) ISSEP
7 2 (1.92%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.96%) CHFI
8 1 (0.96%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (81.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (13.46%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.69%) SLA
4 3 (2.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Nessus
2 1 (0.96%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) VMware
3 6 (5.77%) Cisco
3 6 (5.77%) Citrix
4 3 (2.88%) Juniper
4 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
4 3 (2.88%) Remedy
5 2 (1.92%) McAfee
5 2 (1.92%) IronPort
5 2 (1.92%) hybris
5 2 (1.92%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.92%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 2 (1.92%) Intel
6 1 (0.96%) BMC
6 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.96%) Google
6 1 (0.96%) Tableau
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