The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 77 -
Rank change year-on-year +38 -  
Contract jobs citing CISM 17 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.70% 0.55% -
As % of the Qualifications category 17.71% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.81 -
% change year-on-year +24.96% -  

CISM is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 210 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.24% 22.90% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 131 71
Median daily rate £315 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing CISM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in Cheshire

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in Cheshire

CISM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +3 1 - -
CISM
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CISM.

1 17 (100.00%) CISSP
1 17 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 17 (100.00%) Finance
2 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 16 (94.12%) Project Planning
2 16 (94.12%) Virtual Team
3 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
3 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) IT Audit
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 17 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Consultant
1 12 (70.59%) Security Consultant
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Consultant
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Security Consultant
3 8 (47.06%) Architect
3 8 (47.06%) Security Architect
4 4 (23.53%) CISSP Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Security Architect
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Audit Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Audit Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (94.12%) Virtual Team
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 16 (94.12%) Project Planning
3 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (5.88%) IT Audit
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree