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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 539 529 509
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing ISMS 44 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.050% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.067% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 14
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£385 £308 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £245
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 +1 41 £385 +6.87% 11
London +7 23 £405 +6.86% 5
South East +6 13 £325 -35.00% 5
Surrey - 10 £325 - 2
Staines - 8 £500 -
East of England -1 2 £400 +18.08%
Scotland - 2 £425 -
City of London +11 1 £550 +22.22% 2
North West -11 1 £305 +12.96%
Lewes - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 £650 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Telford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 88 (83.81%) Information Security
2 62 (59.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (47.62%) Security Management
4 48 (45.71%) CISSP
5 46 (43.81%) Information Security Management
6 43 (40.95%) Management Information System
7 42 (40.00%) Risk Management
8 31 (29.52%) ITIL
8 31 (29.52%) Firewall
9 30 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
10 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
11 24 (22.86%) Information Assurance
12 23 (21.90%) Incident Management
13 22 (20.95%) Data Protection
13 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
14 20 (19.05%) DNS
14 20 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
15 19 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
16 18 (17.14%) PCI DSS
17 17 (16.19%) CISM
18 16 (15.24%) Service Delivery
18 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
18 16 (15.24%) PKI
18 16 (15.24%) CESG
18 16 (15.24%) Network Security
18 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
20 14 (13.33%) Legal
21 13 (12.38%) Intrusion Detection
21 13 (12.38%) SLA

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.90%) nginx
1 2 (1.90%) Apache
1 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.71%) MS Office
2 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.52%) Firewall
2 20 (19.05%) DNS
3 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
3 16 (15.24%) Network Security
4 13 (12.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (12.38%) DHCP
5 11 (10.48%) LDAP
5 11 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.57%) VPN
7 8 (7.62%) Intranet
8 7 (6.67%) IPsec
8 7 (6.67%) VLAN
8 7 (6.67%) Internet
8 7 (6.67%) BGP
8 7 (6.67%) MPLS
8 7 (6.67%) OSPF
8 7 (6.67%) HTTPS
8 7 (6.67%) HTTP
8 7 (6.67%) WAN
8 7 (6.67%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) EDRMS
1 2 (1.90%) MySQL
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.95%) Big Data
General
1 14 (13.33%) Legal
2 12 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.52%) Finance
4 8 (7.62%) Law
5 5 (4.76%) Local Government
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Consultant
1 27 (25.71%) Security Consultant
2 22 (20.95%) Analyst
3 21 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 19 (18.10%) Security Manager
5 13 (12.38%) Information Specialist
6 12 (11.43%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) Information Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Information Manager
7 9 (8.57%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (8.57%) Security Specialist
8 8 (7.62%) Information Security Specialist
9 7 (6.67%) Network Support
9 7 (6.67%) Product Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Product Specialist
10 6 (5.71%) Designer
10 6 (5.71%) Architect
10 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (5.71%) Security Architect
11 5 (4.76%) Information Assurance Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 43 (40.95%) Management Information System
2 20 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (15.24%) PKI
3 16 (15.24%) CESG
3 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.38%) RMADS
5 12 (11.43%) Cryptography
5 12 (11.43%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (10.48%) Smart Meter
7 9 (8.57%) Freedom of Information
7 9 (8.57%) Freedom of Information Act
7 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
8 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
9 4 (3.81%) SCADA
10 2 (1.90%) Statistics
11 1 (0.95%) NHS
11 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.57%) Windows
1 9 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (83.81%) Information Security
2 50 (47.62%) Security Management
3 46 (43.81%) Information Security Management
4 42 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 31 (29.52%) ITIL
6 30 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (22.86%) Information Assurance
8 23 (21.90%) Incident Management
9 22 (20.95%) Data Protection
10 19 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (15.24%) Service Delivery
12 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (10.48%) Business Continuity
13 11 (10.48%) Information Management
13 11 (10.48%) Change Management
14 10 (9.52%) Security Architecture
14 10 (9.52%) Cyber Security
14 10 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.90%) Perl
1 2 (1.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (45.71%) CISSP
2 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.19%) CISM
5 11 (10.48%) Degree
6 7 (6.67%) GIAC
6 7 (6.67%) CEH
6 7 (6.67%) CISA
6 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.67%) MCSE
7 6 (5.71%) CRISC
8 4 (3.81%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.90%) CCNA
10 1 (0.95%) CISMP
10 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.95%) SSCP
10 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (59.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (17.14%) PCI DSS
3 13 (12.38%) SLA
4 4 (3.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.90%) TickIT
5 2 (1.90%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Cisco
3 11 (10.48%) Juniper
4 7 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.90%) Websense
5 2 (1.90%) Apple
5 2 (1.90%) Citrix
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) EMC
6 1 (0.95%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.95%) Lotus
6 1 (0.95%) Sophos
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