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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 552 559 529
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs citing ISMS 42 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.034% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.046% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
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£420 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £660 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £368 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.94% -10.36%
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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 18 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 2 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 42 £420 +5.00% 11
South East +4 20 £419 +4.68% 3
East Sussex 0 13 £413 +2.16%
London +10 12 £425 -19.04% 3
Lewes +3 10 £275 +155.81%
Surrey - 6 £419 -
North West -13 5 £339 -3.55% 2
Staines - 5 £513 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £341 -
Brighton -10 2 £413 -41.07%
Liverpool -11 2 £339 -3.55%
Merseyside -14 2 £339 -3.55%
City of London - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
West Midlands -7 1 £433 +20.13%
South West - 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 86 (94.51%) Information Security
2 73 (80.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (59.34%) Risk Management
3 54 (59.34%) Security Management
4 53 (58.24%) Information Security Management
5 36 (39.56%) Management Information System
6 27 (29.67%) CISM
7 25 (27.47%) CISSP
8 23 (25.27%) CISA
9 22 (24.18%) PCI DSS
10 21 (23.08%) Data Protection
11 17 (18.68%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (17.58%) Legal
13 15 (16.48%) RMADS
14 14 (15.38%) Information Assurance
15 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
16 11 (12.09%) Firewall
16 11 (12.09%) CRISC
17 10 (10.99%) Information Governance
17 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
17 10 (10.99%) ITIL
18 9 (9.89%) Penetration Testing
18 9 (9.89%) Migration
18 9 (9.89%) GAP Analysis
18 9 (9.89%) Service Delivery
18 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
18 9 (9.89%) Network Security
19 8 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
19 8 (8.79%) Change Management

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6 (6.59%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) SAS
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Firewall
2 9 (9.89%) Network Security
3 6 (6.59%) iSCSI
3 6 (6.59%) SAN
3 6 (6.59%) VoIP
3 6 (6.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.10%) VLAN
4 1 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.10%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) DHCP
4 1 (1.10%) LAN
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
4 1 (1.10%) Extranet
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
General
1 16 (17.58%) Legal
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Local Government
4 3 (3.30%) Finance
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
1 27 (29.67%) Security Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Information Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Information Security Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Security Manager
4 18 (19.78%) Information Manager
4 18 (19.78%) Information Security Manager
5 17 (18.68%) Consultant
6 15 (16.48%) Security Consultant
7 10 (10.99%) Security Officer
7 10 (10.99%) Information Security Officer
8 7 (7.69%) Senior Manager
9 6 (6.59%) Chief Security Officer
9 6 (6.59%) Senior Information Security Officer
9 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Chief Information Officer
9 6 (6.59%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (39.56%) Management Information System
2 17 (18.68%) Data Protection Act
3 15 (16.48%) RMADS
4 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.69%) Cryptography
6 6 (6.59%) Smart Meter
6 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (6.59%) Replication
6 6 (6.59%) PKI
7 5 (5.49%) CESG
8 3 (3.30%) Statistics
8 3 (3.30%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (3.30%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.20%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.10%) User Experience
10 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.10%) Windows
1 1 (1.10%) Linux
1 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (94.51%) Information Security
2 54 (59.34%) Risk Management
2 54 (59.34%) Security Management
3 53 (58.24%) Information Security Management
4 21 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 14 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 12 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (10.99%) Information Governance
7 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.99%) ITIL
8 9 (9.89%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (9.89%) Migration
8 9 (9.89%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (9.89%) Service Delivery
9 8 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (8.79%) Change Management
9 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
10 7 (7.69%) Information Management
10 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.10%) Python
1 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) CISM
2 25 (27.47%) CISSP
3 23 (25.27%) CISA
4 11 (12.09%) CRISC
5 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.59%) Degree
8 2 (2.20%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.10%) CHFI
9 1 (1.10%) CISMP
9 1 (1.10%) CCSP
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.10%) MCSA
9 1 (1.10%) MCP
9 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (80.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (24.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) COSO
4 1 (1.10%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) Citrix
4 1 (1.10%) Google
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco
4 1 (1.10%) EMC
4 1 (1.10%) Juniper
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle
4 1 (1.10%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.10%) Lotus
4 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Tableau
4 1 (1.10%) hybris
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