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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Rank 572 580 533
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -47
Contract jobs citing ISMS 41 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.023% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.030% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 9
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£525 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £190 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £336 £352
% change year-on-year
+71.00% -4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 -

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 41 £525 +45.83% 14
North West - 12 £828 -
London -6 11 £435 -33.07% 3
South East -7 11 £513 +101.97% 5
Merseyside - 9 £828 -
Liverpool - 9 £828 -
East Sussex -7 6 £275 +155.81%
Lewes +3 5 £275 +155.81%
Surrey - 5 £531 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Staines - 3 £513 -
City of London - 2 - - 1
West Midlands -1 1 £433 +20.13%
East of England - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

ISMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (89.80%) Information Security
2 81 (82.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (61.22%) Risk Management
4 55 (56.12%) Security Management
5 54 (55.10%) Information Security Management
6 33 (33.67%) Management Information System
7 32 (32.65%) CISM
8 30 (30.61%) CISSP
9 27 (27.55%) Data Protection
10 23 (23.47%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (22.45%) CISA
12 21 (21.43%) RMADS
13 20 (20.41%) PCI DSS
14 17 (17.35%) Firewall
15 15 (15.31%) Legal
16 14 (14.29%) Security Architecture
16 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (13.27%) Information Assurance
17 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
18 11 (11.22%) Information Governance
18 11 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
18 11 (11.22%) CESG
18 11 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 11 (11.22%) ITIL
19 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
19 10 (10.20%) Programme Management
19 10 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
20 9 (9.18%) Migration
20 9 (9.18%) CRISC

ISMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.12%) IIS
1 6 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.02%) SAS
2 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Office
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) Firewall
2 9 (9.18%) Network Security
3 8 (8.16%) VPN
4 6 (6.12%) SAN
4 6 (6.12%) VoIP
4 6 (6.12%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.02%) VLAN
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.02%) DHCP
6 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.02%) LDAP
6 1 (1.02%) LAN
6 1 (1.02%) Extranet
6 1 (1.02%) TACACS
6 1 (1.02%) DNS
6 1 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
General
1 15 (15.31%) Legal
2 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.08%) Law
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Local Government
4 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Analyst
1 28 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 24 (24.49%) Information Analyst
2 24 (24.49%) Information Security Analyst
2 24 (24.49%) Security Manager
3 18 (18.37%) Information Manager
3 18 (18.37%) Information Security Manager
4 17 (17.35%) Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Security Consultant
6 9 (9.18%) Information Security Officer
6 9 (9.18%) Security Officer
7 7 (7.14%) Senior Manager
8 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Chief Information Officer
8 6 (6.12%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 6 (6.12%) Chief Security Officer
8 6 (6.12%) Senior Information Security Officer
9 5 (5.10%) Security Advisor
9 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.67%) Management Information System
2 23 (23.47%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (21.43%) RMADS
4 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (11.22%) CESG
6 8 (8.16%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (6.12%) Replication
7 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
8 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
8 5 (5.10%) Smart Meter
8 5 (5.10%) PKI
9 2 (2.04%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (2.04%) NHS
9 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.02%) Statistics
10 1 (1.02%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (89.80%) Information Security
2 60 (61.22%) Risk Management
3 55 (56.12%) Security Management
4 54 (55.10%) Information Security Management
5 27 (27.55%) Data Protection
6 14 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 13 (13.27%) Information Assurance
8 11 (11.22%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.22%) ITIL
8 11 (11.22%) Information Governance
9 10 (10.20%) Programme Management
9 10 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Migration
11 8 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (7.14%) Security Testing
12 7 (7.14%) Business Continuity
12 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) C
1 1 (1.02%) Python
1 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) CISM
2 30 (30.61%) CISSP
3 22 (22.45%) CISA
4 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.18%) CRISC
7 8 (8.16%) Degree
8 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.04%) Postgraduate
9 2 (2.04%) CCSP
10 1 (1.02%) CCNA
10 1 (1.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.02%) SSCP
10 1 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.02%) MCP
10 1 (1.02%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.02%) CISMP
10 1 (1.02%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (82.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (20.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.04%) COBIT
4 1 (1.02%) BS25999
4 1 (1.02%) COSO
4 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Nessus
1 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) VMware
3 6 (6.12%) Citrix
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) hybris
6 1 (1.02%) Tableau
6 1 (1.02%) Google
6 1 (1.02%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.02%) Juniper
6 1 (1.02%) Lotus
6 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
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