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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 558 594 608
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +14
Contract jobs citing ISMS 83 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.081% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.10% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 23 9
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 £375 £326 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £523 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
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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 +21 80 £438 +6.06% 24
South East +3 32 £474 +14.78%
East of England - 18 £425 -
London -4 11 £400 +1.26% 9
Buckinghamshire - 11 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 11 £390 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £500 -
Cambridge - 7 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £438 -
South West -1 6 £500 - 1
North West -9 6 £488 +43.91% 2
Hampshire - 6 £438 -
West Sussex - 6 £435 -
Surrey -13 4 £485 +42.64%
Berkshire - 4 £300 -
Winchester - 4 £463 -
Manchester - 4 £550 - 2
City of London +48 3 - - 1
West Midlands -5 3 £550 +27.16% 3
Staines -8 3 £500 -2.43%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £638 -
Wiltshire - 3 £488 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £431 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Leicester - 2 £431 -
Crawley - 2 £490 -
Leicestershire - 2 £431 -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 77 (72.64%) Information Security
2 57 (53.77%) CISSP
3 56 (52.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (48.11%) Security Management
5 49 (46.23%) Information Security Management
6 39 (36.79%) Management Information System
7 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
8 27 (25.47%) Information Assurance
9 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
9 26 (24.53%) Risk Management
9 26 (24.53%) CISM
10 24 (22.64%) CESG
11 23 (21.70%) CESG Certified Professional
12 20 (18.87%) RMADS
12 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (16.98%) Windows
14 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
14 17 (16.04%) Cryptography
15 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
16 15 (14.15%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (14.15%) Project Management
16 15 (14.15%) CISA
16 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
17 14 (13.21%) IPsec
17 14 (13.21%) Patch Management
17 14 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (13.21%) PCI DSS
18 13 (12.26%) Degree
18 13 (12.26%) Security Architecture
18 13 (12.26%) Security Operations Centre

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 11 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.83%) IIS
2 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) IPsec
2 11 (10.38%) FTP
2 11 (10.38%) Internet
2 11 (10.38%) SMTP
2 11 (10.38%) SSH
3 10 (9.43%) Firewall
4 4 (3.77%) VPN
5 3 (2.83%) Wireless
6 2 (1.89%) Network Security
6 2 (1.89%) VoIP
7 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) AppScan
2 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Legal
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.94%) French Language
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Security Manager
2 22 (20.75%) Analyst
2 22 (20.75%) Consultant
2 22 (20.75%) Project Manager
3 21 (19.81%) Security Project Manager
4 20 (18.87%) Security Analyst
5 17 (16.04%) Security Consultant
6 12 (11.32%) Security Advisor
7 10 (9.43%) Business Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Information Manager
7 10 (9.43%) Information Security Consultant
8 9 (8.49%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (6.60%) Compliance Manager
9 7 (6.60%) Information Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) IT Manager
9 7 (6.60%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (6.60%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (6.60%) IT Security Project Manager
10 6 (5.66%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.79%) Management Information System
2 24 (22.64%) CESG
3 17 (16.04%) Cryptography
4 13 (12.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (10.38%) Client/Server
6 7 (6.60%) PMI
7 4 (3.77%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.89%) PKI
9 2 (1.89%) Smart Energy
9 2 (1.89%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.94%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Unix
3 11 (10.38%) Windows Vista
4 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) CentOS
6 1 (0.94%) Linux
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (72.64%) Information Security
2 51 (48.11%) Security Management
3 49 (46.23%) Information Security Management
4 27 (25.47%) Information Assurance
5 26 (24.53%) Risk Management
6 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
8 15 (14.15%) Project Management
8 15 (14.15%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (13.21%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (13.21%) Patch Management
10 13 (12.26%) Security Architecture
11 12 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (10.38%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (10.38%) OWASP
12 11 (10.38%) PRINCE2
13 10 (9.43%) ITIL
13 10 (9.43%) SIEM
14 9 (8.49%) Business Continuity
14 9 (8.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (53.77%) CISSP
2 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
3 26 (24.53%) CISM
3 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
4 23 (21.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (14.15%) CISA
6 13 (12.26%) Degree
7 11 (10.38%) CEH
8 8 (7.55%) SSCP
9 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
9 7 (6.60%) PMI Certification
9 7 (6.60%) SANS
10 6 (5.66%) CLAS
11 5 (4.72%) CCSP
11 5 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.77%) CCDP
12 4 (3.77%) CCNP
13 3 (2.83%) CRISC
13 3 (2.83%) IISP
13 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (52.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (18.87%) RMADS
3 14 (13.21%) PCI DSS
4 10 (9.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.83%) GPG13
5 3 (2.83%) HMG Infosec
5 3 (2.83%) SLA
6 2 (1.89%) ISO27002
6 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.89%) QA
7 1 (0.94%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.38%) Sendmail
3 6 (5.66%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) SCCM
1 5 (4.72%) WSUS
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.94%) Grafana
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) SELinux
3 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle
3 11 (10.38%) Citrix
4 7 (6.60%) Qualys
5 6 (5.66%) Splunk
6 5 (4.72%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.72%) Cisco
7 3 (2.83%) BMC
7 3 (2.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) ION Trading
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