The table below looks at the statistics for ISO/IEC 27001 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 27001 over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISO/IEC 27001
Rank 313 324 357
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 300 259 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.40% 6.58% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 156 74
Average daily rate
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£449 £445 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £305 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.71%

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
4054 3939 3187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.87% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2372 2321 1799
Average daily rate £400 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 152 189
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.39 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.45 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

ISO/IEC 27001
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

ISO/IEC 27001 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK.

ISO/IEC 27001 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

ISO/IEC 27001 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK.

ISO/IEC 27001 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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 +15 274 £439 -2.50% 102
London +3 98 £450 +5.88% 40
South East -12 63 £420 -16.00% 17
South West +9 48 £673 +45.40% 7
Surrey +16 31 £420 -20.75% 1
Staines +14 25 £500 -
Scotland +9 22 £500 +51.51% 5
Somerset +15 21 £675 +42.10% 1
City of London +17 20 £450 -18.18% 9
North West -20 18 £404 +0.93% 6
Glasgow - 18 £475 - 2
East of England +7 16 £375 -3.22% 9
Taunton +7 15 £675 +42.10% 1
West Midlands -7 11 £325 -38.09% 5
Berkshire -8 11 £400 -20.00% 9
West Yorkshire -2 10 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -13 10 £400 +23.07% 11
Essex +12 8 £275 -26.66%
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £413 +21.32%
Cheshire +9 7 £563 +32.35% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £203 - 4
Oxfordshire - 7 £450 - 1
Leeds - 7 £400 - 5
Swindon -3 6 - -
Wiltshire -4 6 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 6 £550 -
Reading +2 5 £400 -11.11% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £330 -
Warrington - 5 £575 - 1
Bedfordshire -3 4 £450 +40.62% 5

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 27001.

1 312 (50.90%) Information Security
2 220 (35.89%) CISSP
3 173 (28.22%) ITIL
4 164 (26.75%) CISM
5 156 (25.45%) Risk Management
6 128 (20.88%) PCI DSS
7 124 (20.23%) Finance
8 120 (19.58%) Management Information System
9 116 (18.92%) Security Cleared
10 93 (15.17%) Security Management
11 88 (14.36%) SC Cleared
12 83 (13.54%) PRINCE2
13 79 (12.89%) Data Protection
14 78 (12.72%) Security Architecture
15 77 (12.56%) Firewall
16 71 (11.58%) Network Security
17 69 (11.26%) CISA
18 67 (10.93%) Information Assurance
19 60 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
19 60 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (9.30%) ISMS
21 56 (9.14%) Information Security Management
22 55 (8.97%) Cyber Security
23 54 (8.81%) Degree
24 52 (8.48%) Risk Assessment
24 52 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
25 49 (7.99%) Change Control
26 48 (7.83%) CRISC
26 48 (7.83%) Microsoft
27 45 (7.34%) Windows

ISO/IEC 27001
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 27001. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.28%) IIS
3 13 (2.12%) CMS
4 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.33%) Lync
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.16%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) Documentum
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Summit
2 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) IaaS
2 6 (0.98%) SaaS
2 6 (0.98%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.56%) Firewall
2 71 (11.58%) Network Security
3 26 (4.24%) WAN
4 25 (4.08%) Internet
5 24 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.75%) LAN
7 21 (3.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (2.45%) VPN
9 11 (1.79%) DNS
10 10 (1.63%) Wireless
11 9 (1.47%) SAN
12 8 (1.31%) DHCP
12 8 (1.31%) LDAP
13 7 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.98%) Broadband
14 6 (0.98%) Wireless Security
15 5 (0.82%) HTTP
16 4 (0.65%) HTTPS
16 4 (0.65%) DMZ
16 4 (0.65%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.49%) DB2
5 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.33%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.16%) SSDT
7 1 (0.16%) Big Data
7 1 (0.16%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.49%) Hudson
2 3 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.49%) PVCS
2 3 (0.49%) Ant
3 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
General
1 124 (20.23%) Finance
2 40 (6.53%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.57%) Retail
4 24 (3.92%) Banking
5 21 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.10%) Law
7 16 (2.61%) Legal
8 11 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.82%) Games
11 4 (0.65%) Electronics
11 4 (0.65%) German Language
11 4 (0.65%) Marketing
12 3 (0.49%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 152 (24.80%) Consultant
2 137 (22.35%) Analyst
3 122 (19.90%) Security Consultant
4 101 (16.48%) Security Analyst
5 81 (13.21%) Architect
6 73 (11.91%) Security Manager
7 50 (8.16%) Security Architect
8 42 (6.85%) Information Analyst
9 41 (6.69%) Information Security Analyst
10 33 (5.38%) Information Manager
11 31 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
12 29 (4.73%) Security Officer
13 27 (4.40%) Information Security Manager
14 25 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (3.59%) Information Security Officer
16 21 (3.43%) Security Specialist
16 21 (3.43%) Project Manager
17 19 (3.10%) Business Analyst
18 17 (2.77%) IT Security Consultant
18 17 (2.77%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.26%) .NET
2 15 (2.45%) .NET Framework
2 15 (2.45%) Web Services
3 7 (1.14%) Middleware
3 7 (1.14%) JSP
4 4 (0.65%) XML
4 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.65%) SOAP
5 3 (0.49%) LINQ
5 3 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.49%) CORBA
5 3 (0.49%) Servlets
5 3 (0.49%) XSLT
6 2 (0.33%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.16%) OpenID
7 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.16%) OAuth
7 1 (0.16%) SAML
7 1 (0.16%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (19.58%) Management Information System
2 36 (5.87%) Data Protection Act
3 29 (4.73%) CESG
4 27 (4.40%) RMADS
4 27 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.26%) PKI
6 16 (2.61%) Cryptography
7 15 (2.45%) CESG CLAS
8 14 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.96%) GIS
10 11 (1.79%) Smart Meter
11 8 (1.31%) DTV
11 8 (1.31%) CMDB
11 8 (1.31%) SCADA
12 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.14%) NHS
13 5 (0.82%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.34%) Windows
2 28 (4.57%) Linux
3 19 (3.10%) UNIX
4 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.65%) Android
6 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.49%) Solaris
7 3 (0.49%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) HPUX
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (50.90%) Information Security
2 173 (28.22%) ITIL
3 156 (25.45%) Risk Management
4 93 (15.17%) Security Management
5 83 (13.54%) PRINCE2
6 79 (12.89%) Data Protection
7 78 (12.72%) Security Architecture
8 67 (10.93%) Information Assurance
9 60 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
9 60 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (9.30%) ISMS
11 56 (9.14%) Information Security Management
12 55 (8.97%) Cyber Security
13 52 (8.48%) Risk Assessment
13 52 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
14 49 (7.99%) Change Control
15 40 (6.53%) Project Management
16 37 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (5.55%) Data Security
17 34 (5.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.43%) SQL
2 17 (2.77%) C#
3 9 (1.47%) VB
4 5 (0.82%) C
4 5 (0.82%) Java
4 5 (0.82%) Perl
5 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.65%) Python
6 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.49%) Smalltalk
7 2 (0.33%) PHP
7 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.16%) R
8 1 (0.16%) Ruby
8 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.16%) VBA
8 1 (0.16%) REXX
Qualifications
1 220 (35.89%) CISSP
2 164 (26.75%) CISM
3 116 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 88 (14.36%) SC Cleared
5 69 (11.26%) CISA
6 54 (8.81%) Degree
7 48 (7.83%) CRISC
8 22 (3.59%) CEH
9 18 (2.94%) GIAC
10 17 (2.77%) DV Cleared
11 15 (2.45%) VCP4
12 13 (2.12%) ISEB
13 12 (1.96%) CISMP
14 10 (1.63%) CCNA
14 10 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (1.63%) MCSE
14 10 (1.63%) SSCP
15 9 (1.47%) PMP
15 9 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (20.88%) PCI DSS
2 44 (7.18%) COBIT
3 37 (6.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 32 (5.22%) ISO 9001
5 21 (3.43%) ISO 9000
6 16 (2.61%) ISO 14001
7 15 (2.45%) SLA
8 14 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 8 (1.31%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.98%) QA
11 3 (0.49%) BS7799
12 2 (0.33%) TickIT
13 1 (0.16%) BS25999
13 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 25 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.49%) vSphere
4 3 (0.49%) Snort
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.16%) Nmap
6 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.16%) RACF
6 1 (0.16%) Samba
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (1.47%) Nessus
2 3 (0.49%) OVSD
2 3 (0.49%) Nagios
2 3 (0.49%) OpenView
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.16%) Opsview
4 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) MOM
4 1 (0.16%) Legato
Vendors
1 48 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.24%) Cisco
3 21 (3.43%) Oracle
4 18 (2.94%) SAP
5 16 (2.61%) VMware
6 15 (2.45%) HP
6 15 (2.45%) Citrix
7 14 (2.28%) Splunk
8 13 (2.12%) ArcSight
9 12 (1.96%) IBM
10 10 (1.63%) Websense
11 7 (1.14%) Qualys
11 7 (1.14%) McAfee
12 6 (0.98%) EMC
12 6 (0.98%) F5
13 5 (0.82%) Juniper
13 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.82%) Apple
14 4 (0.65%) Dell
14 4 (0.65%) CheckPoint
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