Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 149 205
Rank change year-on-year +13 +56 +12
Contract jobs citing CISM 11 12 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.35% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.13% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 33
10th Percentile £393 £530 £456
25th Percentile £456 £600 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £700 £550
Median % change year-on-year -12.14% +27.27% -4.35%
75th Percentile £713 £850 £625
90th Percentile £793 £920 £735
Central London median daily rate £615 £700 £550
% change year-on-year -12.14% +27.27% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 451 563 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.68% 16.19% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 385 662
10th Percentile £302 £270 £263
25th Percentile £413 £383 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -1.72%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £715 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £519 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +9.21% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.40 £12.30
25th Percentile £16.88 £18.70 £13.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year - +21.09% +10.40%
75th Percentile £27.88 £52.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £34.45 £52.40 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.56 £20.65
% change year-on-year -18.57% +18.96% +10.40%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISM in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISM in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISM in the City of London

CISM
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the City of London region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
CISM
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CISM.

1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (81.82%) Information Security
3 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) SaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (27.27%) NIST
6 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
7 2 (18.18%) GDPR
7 2 (18.18%) IaaS
7 2 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (18.18%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (18.18%) SIEM
7 2 (18.18%) Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 2 (18.18%) PaaS
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (18.18%) SABSA
7 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) SAML
7 2 (18.18%) SSCP
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (9.09%) AWS
3 1 (9.09%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Security
3 1 (9.09%) Information Risk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Risk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SAML
2 1 (9.09%) OAuth
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberattack
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) SABSA
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) GCIH
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) SSCP
4 1 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) GCFA
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) GSEC
4 1 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) NIST
3 2 (18.18%) GDPR
4 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (9.09%) EnCase
1 1 (9.09%) FTK
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cellebrite
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Okta
2 1 (9.09%) Veracode