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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 548 563 525
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -38
Contract jobs citing ISMS 47 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.037% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.050% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 20
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £277 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +42.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -4 44 £425 -5.55% 12
London +37 31 £425 -5.55% 5
South East -15 8 £500 +17.64% 1
City of London +10 5 £522 +16.07% 1
Hampshire -17 3 £550 -
Surrey - 3 - -
Staines - 3 - -
East of England -16 2 £400 +48.14%
South West -21 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2
Farnborough - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
Helensburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Telford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 85 (80.19%) Information Security
2 61 (57.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (50.00%) CISSP
4 46 (43.40%) Security Management
5 39 (36.79%) Management Information System
5 39 (36.79%) Information Security Management
5 39 (36.79%) Firewall
6 36 (33.96%) ITIL
7 34 (32.08%) Information Assurance
8 33 (31.13%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (29.25%) Risk Management
10 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
11 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
12 25 (23.58%) Incident Management
12 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
13 24 (22.64%) DNS
14 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
15 19 (17.92%) Network Security
16 18 (16.98%) PKI
17 17 (16.04%) CESG
17 17 (16.04%) Data Protection
17 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
17 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (15.09%) Intrusion Detection
19 15 (14.15%) Service Delivery
19 15 (14.15%) Active Directory
19 15 (14.15%) Windows
19 15 (14.15%) Data Protection Act
20 14 (13.21%) PCI DSS

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.89%) nginx
1 2 (1.89%) Apache
1 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.55%) MS Visio
1 8 (7.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (11.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.79%) Firewall
2 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
3 24 (22.64%) DNS
4 19 (17.92%) Network Security
5 16 (15.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (12.26%) VPN
6 13 (12.26%) DHCP
6 13 (12.26%) Intranet
7 12 (11.32%) Internet
8 11 (10.38%) IPsec
8 11 (10.38%) WAN
8 11 (10.38%) LDAP
8 11 (10.38%) HTTPS
8 11 (10.38%) MPLS
8 11 (10.38%) OSPF
8 11 (10.38%) BGP
8 11 (10.38%) VLAN
8 11 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (10.38%) DMVPN
8 11 (10.38%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) MySQL
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.94%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
General
1 14 (13.21%) Law
2 10 (9.43%) Legal
2 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.49%) Finance
4 3 (2.83%) Local Government
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Consultant
2 20 (18.87%) Security Consultant
2 20 (18.87%) Security Analyst
3 19 (17.92%) Security Manager
4 16 (15.09%) Information Specialist
5 14 (13.21%) Security Specialist
6 13 (12.26%) Information Security Specialist
7 12 (11.32%) Product Specialist
7 12 (11.32%) Information Analyst
7 12 (11.32%) Product Analyst
7 12 (11.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (9.43%) Information Manager
8 10 (9.43%) Information Security Manager
9 9 (8.49%) Network Support
10 8 (7.55%) Designer
11 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Designer
11 6 (5.66%) Security Architect
11 6 (5.66%) Architect
12 5 (4.72%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.79%) Management Information System
2 18 (16.98%) PKI
3 17 (16.04%) CESG
3 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (14.15%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (12.26%) RMADS
6 11 (10.38%) CESG CLAS
7 10 (9.43%) Cryptography
8 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
8 9 (8.49%) Smart Meter
9 7 (6.60%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (6.60%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (5.66%) Mathematics
11 4 (3.77%) SCADA
12 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (80.19%) Information Security
2 46 (43.40%) Security Management
3 39 (36.79%) Information Security Management
4 36 (33.96%) ITIL
5 34 (32.08%) Information Assurance
6 33 (31.13%) Penetration Testing
7 31 (29.25%) Risk Management
8 25 (23.58%) Incident Management
9 17 (16.04%) Data Protection
9 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
10 15 (14.15%) Service Delivery
11 14 (13.21%) Change Management
11 14 (13.21%) Business Continuity
12 13 (12.26%) Change Control
13 12 (11.32%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (11.32%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (10.38%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.89%) Perl
1 2 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (50.00%) CISSP
2 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
3 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.26%) CISM
5 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (11.32%) MCSE
5 12 (11.32%) GIAC
5 12 (11.32%) CEH
6 10 (9.43%) Degree
7 4 (3.77%) CISA
8 3 (2.83%) CRISC
8 3 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.89%) CCNA
10 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.94%) SSCP
10 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (57.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (13.21%) PCI DSS
3 13 (12.26%) SLA
4 4 (3.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.89%) TickIT
5 2 (1.89%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) Cisco
3 11 (10.38%) Blue Coat
3 11 (10.38%) Juniper
4 2 (1.89%) Websense
4 2 (1.89%) Citrix
4 2 (1.89%) Apple
4 2 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (0.94%) EMC
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.94%) Sophos