Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 417 491 438
Rank change year-on-year +74 -53 +72
Contract jobs citing CISM 503 363 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 2.00% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 223 327
England median daily rate £500 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £300 £363
90th Percentile £675 £695 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £451 £510
% change year-on-year +10.80% -11.52% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 11
England median hourly rate - £66.88 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.75% +5.26%
UK median hourly rate - £66.88 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +33.75% +5.26%

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 17,527 18,194 20,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.45% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,747 11,449 12,561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £576
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 841 917
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.98
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +31 254 £525 +9.95% 80
South East +28 86 £525 +7.69% 23
North of England +56 73 £500 +5.26% 24
North West +23 37 £507 -11.83% 11
East of England -6 37 £485 +43.70% 18
Yorkshire +21 32 £475 - 10
South West +14 31 £425 +30.77% 7
Midlands +15 24 £475 +18.75% 22
East Midlands +23 15 £450 +20.00% 9
West Midlands +5 9 £575 +53.33% 13
North East +39 6 £625 +56.25% 3
CISM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 (95.43%) CISSP
2 335 (66.60%) Information Security
3 241 (47.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 185 (36.78%) CISA
5 171 (34.00%) Cybersecurity
6 143 (28.43%) PCI DSS
7 135 (26.84%) Finance
8 130 (25.84%) Risk Management
9 119 (23.66%) GDPR
10 113 (22.47%) Degree
11 112 (22.27%) Management Information System
12 107 (21.27%) ITIL
13 104 (20.68%) SIEM
14 102 (20.28%) Security Architecture
15 94 (18.69%) Firewall
16 91 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
17 90 (17.89%) Data Protection
18 79 (15.71%) Security Operations
19 76 (15.11%) Windows
20 72 (14.31%) Penetration Testing
21 70 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
22 69 (13.72%) Security Management
22 69 (13.72%) Project Management
23 67 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 65 (12.92%) Vulnerability Management
25 63 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
26 62 (12.33%) COBIT
27 61 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
28 60 (11.93%) Linux
29 56 (11.13%) CEH

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 7 (1.39%) IIS
2 5 (0.99%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (6.76%) PaaS
4 29 (5.77%) IaaS
5 25 (4.97%) Office 365
6 22 (4.37%) SaaS
7 18 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.99%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.80%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 94 (18.69%) Firewall
2 35 (6.96%) Network Security
3 34 (6.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.17%) Internet
6 17 (3.38%) SAN
7 14 (2.78%) WAN
8 13 (2.58%) LAN
9 12 (2.39%) NAS
10 10 (1.99%) Intranet
11 9 (1.79%) SSL
11 9 (1.79%) VLAN
12 8 (1.59%) VPN
12 8 (1.59%) WLAN
13 6 (1.19%) DNS
14 5 (0.99%) HTTP
14 5 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
15 4 (0.80%) DHCP
15 4 (0.80%) SS7
15 4 (0.80%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.19%) Star Schema
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.40%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) Maltego
3 2 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.59%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.20%) sqlmap
General
1 135 (26.84%) Finance
2 54 (10.74%) Legal
3 39 (7.75%) Banking
4 31 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.98%) Retail
6 12 (2.39%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.99%) Law
8 5 (0.99%) Advertising
8 5 (0.99%) Automotive
8 5 (0.99%) Publishing
9 4 (0.80%) Billing
9 4 (0.80%) International Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (24.45%) Consultant
2 101 (20.08%) Security Consultant
3 76 (15.11%) Analyst
4 72 (14.31%) Architect
5 70 (13.92%) Security Manager
6 66 (13.12%) Security Architect
7 57 (11.33%) Security Analyst
8 30 (5.96%) Information Security Manager
9 29 (5.77%) Security Specialist
10 28 (5.57%) Information Manager
11 26 (5.17%) Risk Manager
12 22 (4.37%) Head of Security
12 22 (4.37%) Information Security Consultant
13 20 (3.98%) Information Analyst
13 20 (3.98%) Information Security Analyst
13 20 (3.98%) IT Manager
14 19 (3.78%) IT Security Manager
14 19 (3.78%) Security Engineer
15 18 (3.58%) GDPR Consultant
16 17 (3.38%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.99%) Web Services
2 6 (1.19%) SAML
3 5 (0.99%) Middleware
4 3 (0.60%) OAuth
4 3 (0.60%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.60%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.60%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.40%) LDAP
5 2 (0.40%) Velocity
6 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 112 (22.27%) Management Information System
2 40 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.16%) CESG
4 32 (6.36%) PKI
5 25 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 25 (4.97%) Public Cloud
6 23 (4.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (4.37%) Cyberthreat
7 22 (4.37%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (3.98%) Mobile App
9 18 (3.58%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.39%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.99%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.39%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.99%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.99%) PMI
14 5 (0.99%) SCADA
15 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (15.11%) Windows
2 60 (11.93%) Linux
3 47 (9.34%) Unix
4 19 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.39%) Solaris
7 4 (0.80%) AIX
7 4 (0.80%) Android
7 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.40%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.40%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (66.60%) Information Security
2 171 (34.00%) Cybersecurity
3 130 (25.84%) Risk Management
4 107 (21.27%) ITIL
5 104 (20.68%) SIEM
6 102 (20.28%) Security Architecture
7 90 (17.89%) Data Protection
8 79 (15.71%) Security Operations
9 72 (14.31%) Penetration Testing
10 70 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (13.72%) Project Management
11 69 (13.72%) Security Management
12 65 (12.92%) Vulnerability Management
13 63 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
14 54 (10.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 50 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
16 49 (9.74%) Change Management
17 45 (8.95%) Incident Management
18 44 (8.75%) DevOps
19 42 (8.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.38%) Python
2 14 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 14 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.19%) Ruby
4 7 (1.39%) C
5 6 (1.19%) Java
6 5 (0.99%) SQL
7 1 (0.20%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 480 (95.43%) CISSP
2 185 (36.78%) CISA
3 113 (22.47%) Degree
4 91 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (11.13%) CEH
6 52 (10.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 38 (7.55%) CRISC
8 31 (6.16%) CCNP
9 28 (5.57%) CCSP
9 28 (5.57%) SANS
10 27 (5.37%) GIAC
10 27 (5.37%) Security Cleared
11 26 (5.17%) CCIE
12 24 (4.77%) SSCP
13 22 (4.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 20 (3.98%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (2.98%) CCDP
16 15 (2.98%) Chartered Engineer
17 14 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (47.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (28.43%) PCI DSS
3 119 (23.66%) GDPR
4 62 (12.33%) COBIT
5 40 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (3.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (3.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.19%) ISO 22301
9 10 (1.99%) NIST 800
10 7 (1.39%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (1.19%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.99%) RMADS
13 4 (0.80%) QA
14 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.40%) FISMA
15 1 (0.20%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.99%) vSphere
3 5 (0.99%) XenApp
3 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.80%) vCloud
4 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.60%) Docker
6 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.40%) IAG
6 2 (0.40%) Snort
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (3.38%) Nessus
2 13 (2.58%) Ansible
2 13 (2.58%) Terraform
3 10 (1.99%) Packer
4 8 (1.59%) OSSEC
4 8 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.99%) QRadar
7 4 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.80%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.80%) SCCM
8 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.60%) Mesos
8 3 (0.60%) Nagios
8 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.60%) Puppet
9 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 55 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.55%) Cisco
3 28 (5.57%) Qualys
4 24 (4.77%) Splunk
5 14 (2.78%) VMware
6 12 (2.39%) McAfee
6 12 (2.39%) Oracle
7 10 (1.99%) Symantec
8 9 (1.79%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.79%) Citrix
8 9 (1.79%) CyberArk
8 9 (1.79%) Tufin
9 8 (1.59%) Intel
9 8 (1.59%) Sourcefire
9 8 (1.59%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.39%) CA
10 7 (1.39%) Trend Micro
11 6 (1.19%) AlienVault
11 6 (1.19%) Blue Coat
12 5 (0.99%) Ivanti