Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 104 199
Rank change year-on-year -61 +95 +5
Contract jobs citing CISM 13 15 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.84% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 4.27% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 29
10th Percentile £544 £431 £453
25th Percentile £574 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £535 £625
Median % change year-on-year +12.15% -14.40% +13.64%
75th Percentile £629 £613 £688
90th Percentile £655 £675 £750
Central London median daily rate £600 £535 £588
% change year-on-year +12.15% -8.94% +6.82%

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 453 351 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.36% 19.70% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 232 666
10th Percentile £313 £307 £303
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £503
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +4.69%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £688 £650 £694
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
10th Percentile £19.30 £16.78 £10.50
25th Percentile £26.25 £30.69 £11.75
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% +162.07% -22.46%
75th Percentile £35.75 £46.00 £33.75
90th Percentile £46.95 £46.53 £52.10
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -24.66% +71.76% +13.64%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (61.54%) Information Security
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (46.15%) Privileged Access Management
6 5 (38.46%) CISA
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) Social Skills
8 3 (23.08%) GRC
8 3 (23.08%) Banking
8 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 3 (23.08%) Project Management
8 3 (23.08%) GCP
9 2 (15.38%) NIST
9 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (15.38%) QA
9 2 (15.38%) CyberArk
9 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
9 2 (15.38%) International Banking
9 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 2 (15.38%) Azure
9 2 (15.38%) AWS
9 2 (15.38%) SaaS
9 2 (15.38%) PaaS
9 2 (15.38%) CRISC
9 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GCP
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) AWS KMS
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Social Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (15.38%) International Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Public Sector
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SAML
2 1 (7.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
1 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Cyberattack
2 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (46.15%) Privileged Access Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Cost Reduction
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) CISA
4 2 (15.38%) CRISC
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (15.38%) PMP
5 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) GCFA
5 1 (7.69%) GCIH
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) SANS
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) GRC
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) NIST
2 2 (15.38%) QA
3 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) EnCase
1 1 (7.69%) FTK
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) CyberArk
2 1 (7.69%) Cellebrite
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee
2 1 (7.69%) Okta
2 1 (7.69%) Veracode