Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 450 427
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 +71
Contract jobs citing CISM 494 452 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.60% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 253 290
England median daily rate £550 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £383 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £638 £696
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +7.50% +0.50% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
England median hourly rate £67.00 - £44.25
UK median hourly rate £67.00 - £44.25

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,507 17,399 20,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 18.88% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,372 10,640 12,788
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 830 736
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.78 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISM in England

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISM in England

CISM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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 +75 260 £550 +7.32% 74
South East -31 95 £538 +13.16% 31
North of England -16 74 £550 - 29
North West -25 43 £500 -13.34% 17
South West -3 40 £469 -6.25% 20
Yorkshire +3 27 £550 - 8
Midlands +2 24 £600 +41.18% 18
West Midlands -8 15 £600 - 11
East Midlands +15 13 £600 +41.18% 7
North East -3 5 £650 +30.00% 4
East of England -32 5 £350 -22.22% 13
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for CISM.

1 480 (97.17%) CISSP
2 312 (63.16%) Information Security
3 250 (50.61%) CISA
4 191 (38.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 174 (35.22%) Cybersecurity
6 148 (29.96%) Risk Management
7 127 (25.71%) Finance
8 114 (23.08%) Security Architecture
9 110 (22.27%) Degree
10 106 (21.46%) Management Information System
11 105 (21.26%) PCI DSS
12 102 (20.65%) GDPR
13 86 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (15.99%) SIEM
15 74 (14.98%) Firewall
16 71 (14.37%) Identity Access Management
17 68 (13.77%) CRISC
18 64 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
19 63 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 63 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
20 62 (12.55%) ITIL
21 60 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
22 57 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
23 54 (10.93%) Network Security
24 48 (9.72%) Splunk
25 47 (9.51%) DevOps
25 47 (9.51%) Security Cleared
26 46 (9.31%) Computer Science
27 43 (8.70%) Security Management
28 42 (8.50%) Risk Assessment

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (2.43%) IIS
2 7 (1.42%) Confluence
3 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
4 2 (0.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (2.23%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.81%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (2.83%) IaaS
5 13 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.63%) Office 365
6 12 (2.43%) Mimecast
6 12 (2.43%) PaaS
7 10 (2.02%) SaaS
8 7 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (1.42%) Sumo Logic
8 7 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.01%) GitHub
10 4 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.81%) Serverless
10 4 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (14.98%) Firewall
2 54 (10.93%) Network Security
3 26 (5.26%) VPN
4 15 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (3.04%) WAN
5 8 (1.62%) DNS
5 8 (1.62%) LAN
5 8 (1.62%) SMS
5 8 (1.62%) SSH
6 7 (1.42%) WLAN
7 5 (1.01%) NFC
8 4 (0.81%) Internet
8 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.61%) SCCP
9 3 (0.61%) SSL
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.63%) Big Data
2 11 (2.23%) Essbase
2 11 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.81%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.61%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (2.23%) JIRA
2 10 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.82%) SonarQube
4 6 (1.21%) AppScan
5 4 (0.81%) GitLab
5 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (25.71%) Finance
2 40 (8.10%) Legal
3 30 (6.07%) Retail
4 23 (4.66%) Banking
5 10 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.42%) Publishing
8 4 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.81%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) International Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (27.94%) Consultant
2 128 (25.91%) Security Consultant
3 100 (20.24%) Architect
4 95 (19.23%) Security Architect
5 71 (14.37%) Analyst
6 70 (14.17%) Security Manager
7 47 (9.51%) Security Analyst
8 46 (9.31%) Information Security Consultant
9 42 (8.50%) Information Security Manager
10 35 (7.09%) Information Manager
11 28 (5.67%) Information Analyst
12 23 (4.66%) Security Engineer
13 19 (3.85%) Security Officer
14 18 (3.64%) Information Security Officer
15 17 (3.44%) CISSP Consultant
16 16 (3.24%) Risk Analyst
17 15 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
17 15 (3.04%) CyberArk Engineer
17 15 (3.04%) Information Security Analyst
17 15 (3.04%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.25%) Web Services
2 17 (3.44%) Middleware
3 13 (2.63%) SailPoint
4 8 (1.62%) .NET
4 8 (1.62%) REST
5 6 (1.21%) SAML
6 5 (1.01%) Kafka
6 5 (1.01%) OAuth
7 4 (0.81%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.40%) LDAP
9 1 (0.20%) JSON
9 1 (0.20%) LAMP
9 1 (0.20%) OpenID
9 1 (0.20%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (21.46%) Management Information System
2 64 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (9.31%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.68%) PKI
5 26 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.64%) Virtual Team
8 16 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (3.24%) Public Cloud
9 15 (3.04%) CESG
10 13 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (2.63%) Driving Licence
11 12 (2.43%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.21%) Smartcard
14 5 (1.01%) Cyberattack
14 5 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.09%) Windows
2 27 (5.47%) Unix
3 18 (3.64%) Linux
4 6 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.81%) Solaris
6 2 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (63.16%) Information Security
2 174 (35.22%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (29.96%) Risk Management
4 114 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 86 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (15.99%) SIEM
7 71 (14.37%) Identity Access Management
8 62 (12.55%) ITIL
9 60 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (9.51%) DevOps
11 43 (8.70%) Security Management
12 42 (8.50%) Data Protection
12 42 (8.50%) Risk Assessment
13 41 (8.30%) Security Operations
13 41 (8.30%) Vulnerability Management
14 38 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
15 37 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (7.09%) Project Management
17 34 (6.88%) Information Assurance
17 34 (6.88%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.44%) Java
2 9 (1.82%) Python
3 6 (1.21%) C#
4 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.81%) C
5 3 (0.61%) PHP
5 3 (0.61%) SQL
6 2 (0.40%) C++
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) Perl
6 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.20%) Scala
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) VB
7 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 480 (97.17%) CISSP
2 250 (50.61%) CISA
3 110 (22.27%) Degree
4 68 (13.77%) CRISC
5 63 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (9.51%) Security Cleared
7 30 (6.07%) CISMP
8 29 (5.87%) CCNA
9 28 (5.67%) CEH
9 28 (5.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 26 (5.26%) ISSAP
11 25 (5.06%) GIAC
12 24 (4.86%) SC Cleared
13 23 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (4.45%) CSSLP
14 22 (4.45%) SANS
15 21 (4.25%) DV Cleared
15 21 (4.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 19 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 17 (3.44%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (38.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (21.26%) PCI DSS
3 102 (20.65%) GDPR
4 38 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 22 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 22 (4.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (4.25%) COBIT
6 21 (4.25%) HIPAA
7 15 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.23%) Data Quality
8 11 (2.23%) ISAE 3402
8 11 (2.23%) JSP 440
8 11 (2.23%) NIST 800
9 10 (2.02%) ISO 31000
9 10 (2.02%) ISO 9001
10 9 (1.82%) ISO 22301
11 8 (1.62%) HMG Infosec
11 8 (1.62%) QA
12 7 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (1.42%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 41 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.40%) Docker
6 2 (0.40%) Firmware
6 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.20%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 17 (3.44%) CASB
2 15 (3.04%) Nessus
3 9 (1.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 7 (1.42%) Istio
5 6 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.21%) Puppet
5 6 (1.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 4 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.81%) Terraform
7 3 (0.61%) EnCase
7 3 (0.61%) FTK
7 3 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.40%) Ansible
8 2 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.40%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.40%) MIIS
8 2 (0.40%) Salt
8 2 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (9.72%) Splunk
2 40 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.09%) CyberArk
3 35 (7.09%) Oracle
4 24 (4.86%) IBM
5 23 (4.66%) McAfee
6 21 (4.25%) Cisco
7 16 (3.24%) Google
8 15 (3.04%) ArcSight
9 14 (2.83%) ForgeRock
10 13 (2.63%) Thycotic
11 12 (2.43%) Darktrace
11 12 (2.43%) ForeScout
12 11 (2.23%) Hyperion
13 10 (2.02%) CA
13 10 (2.02%) Imperva
13 10 (2.02%) Qualys
13 10 (2.02%) SAP
14 9 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (1.82%) Trend Micro