The table below looks at the statistics for ISO/IEC 17799 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISO/IEC 17799 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
ISO/IEC 17799
Rank 588 579 529
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 7 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.080% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 22
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£488 £450 £544
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £438 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4182 3770 3661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2270 2114
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.63 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

ISO/IEC 17799
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

ISO/IEC 17799 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 17799
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 within the UK.

ISO/IEC 17799 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 17799
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISO/IEC 17799 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISO/IEC 17799
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 within the UK.

ISO/IEC 17799 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 17799
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 17799 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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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 -24 7 £488 - 4
London - 3 £488 - 1
Manchester - 2 £220 - 1
North West - 2 £220 - 1
City of London - 1 £500 -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2

ISO/IEC 17799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISO/IEC 17799 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 ISO/IEC 17799.

1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
2 11 (68.75%) CISA
2 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (62.50%) CISM
3 10 (62.50%) Information Security
4 7 (43.75%) COBIT
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
6 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
7 4 (25.00%) CEH
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) Security Management
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (18.75%) GIAC
8 3 (18.75%) Data Governance
8 3 (18.75%) SABSA
9 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (12.50%) Change Control
9 2 (12.50%) CRISC

ISO/IEC 17799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISO/IEC 17799 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 ISO/IEC 17799. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
1 1 (6.25%) GCC
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Security Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Governance Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Governance Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Data Governance
4 3 (18.75%) SABSA
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 2 (12.50%) Network Management
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 2 (12.50%) Data Security
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
2 11 (68.75%) CISA
3 10 (62.50%) CISM
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) GIAC
6 2 (12.50%) CRISC
6 2 (12.50%) GPEN
6 2 (12.50%) MBA
6 2 (12.50%) GSEC
6 2 (12.50%) SSCP
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 1 (6.25%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (43.75%) COBIT
3 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (6.25%) BS7799
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco