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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 563 562 569
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing ISMS 49 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.023% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.031% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £595 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £410 £284
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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 +17 45 £400 -4.76% 12
London +36 29 £400 -27.27% 7
West Midlands - 6 £525 -
East Midlands +4 4 £313 +25.00%
City of London - 4 £463 - 2
South West -37 3 £370 -11.90% 2
South East - 2 £525 - 3
Nottinghamshire +17 1 - -
Nottingham +17 1 - -
Lewes - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Street - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 58 (86.57%) Information Security
2 55 (82.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (56.72%) CISSP
4 28 (41.79%) ITIL
4 28 (41.79%) Security Management
5 24 (35.82%) Firewall
5 24 (35.82%) Information Security Management
5 24 (35.82%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (32.84%) Risk Management
7 21 (31.34%) Information Assurance
8 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
9 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
10 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
11 16 (23.88%) Incident Management
12 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
12 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
13 14 (20.90%) DNS
14 13 (19.40%) CESG
14 13 (19.40%) Cyber Security
15 12 (17.91%) Network Security
15 12 (17.91%) Law
15 12 (17.91%) CISM
16 11 (16.42%) Service Management
16 11 (16.42%) SLA
16 11 (16.42%) Windows
16 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (16.42%) Change Control
17 10 (14.93%) Vulnerability Management
17 10 (14.93%) RMADS

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (14.93%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) Firewall
2 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.90%) DNS
4 12 (17.91%) Network Security
5 10 (14.93%) DHCP
5 10 (14.93%) Intranet
5 10 (14.93%) Internet
6 9 (13.43%) LDAP
6 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.97%) DMVPN
7 4 (5.97%) HSRP
7 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
7 4 (5.97%) VPN
7 4 (5.97%) MPLS
7 4 (5.97%) OSPF
7 4 (5.97%) BGP
7 4 (5.97%) IPsec
7 4 (5.97%) WAN
7 4 (5.97%) VLAN
8 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
General
1 12 (17.91%) Law
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Games
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Analyst
2 19 (28.36%) Security Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Information Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Security Specialist
3 13 (19.40%) Information Security Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Information Security Specialist
3 13 (19.40%) Information Specialist
4 12 (17.91%) Security Consultant
4 12 (17.91%) Consultant
5 10 (14.93%) Product Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Product Specialist
6 7 (10.45%) Designer
6 7 (10.45%) Security Manager
7 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.46%) Desktop Support
8 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (5.97%) Information Manager
9 4 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
2 13 (19.40%) CESG
3 10 (14.93%) RMADS
4 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
4 8 (11.94%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (8.96%) PKI
6 4 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.99%) NHS
7 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.99%) SCADA
7 2 (2.99%) Online Games
7 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Information Security
2 28 (41.79%) ITIL
2 28 (41.79%) Security Management
3 24 (35.82%) Information Security Management
3 24 (35.82%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (32.84%) Risk Management
5 21 (31.34%) Information Assurance
6 16 (23.88%) Incident Management
7 13 (19.40%) Cyber Security
8 11 (16.42%) Change Control
8 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.42%) Service Management
9 10 (14.93%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (14.93%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (13.43%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (11.94%) TOGAF
11 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
11 8 (11.94%) ITIL V3
12 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
12 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 38 (56.72%) CISSP
2 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
3 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
4 12 (17.91%) CISM
5 10 (14.93%) GIAC
5 10 (14.93%) CEH
5 10 (14.93%) MCSE
5 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.96%) CISA
7 3 (4.48%) CRISC
8 2 (2.99%) ISACA
8 2 (2.99%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.99%) CCNA
8 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
9 1 (1.49%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (82.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.42%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.49%) BS7799
4 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.49%) BS25999
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Cisco
2 9 (13.43%) Juniper
3 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Dell
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
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