Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Information Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security Management over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 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.

Information Security Management
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 665 696 734
Rank change year-on-year +31 +38 -40
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 165 154 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 102 78
England median daily rate £526 £500 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% -1.23% +12.50%
10th Percentile £289 £307 £356
90th Percentile £775 £606 £730
UK median daily rate £526 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £11.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -80.00% -

Information Security Management is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,193 78,716 76,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.04% 85.97% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,209 53,121 51,114
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,914 1,838 2,170
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%

Information Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Information Security Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Management in England

Information Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Management in England

Information Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Management in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Management in England

Information Security Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Management in England

Information Security Management
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 Information Security Management within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 +50 89 £563 +28.57% 24
East of England +5 25 £430 -17.70% 5
North of England -24 25 £518 -2.36% 7
South East -9 18 £538 +2.38% 4
North West -13 12 £275 -48.11% 3
Yorkshire -12 10 £425 -15.00% 4
Midlands -4 6 - - 2
West Midlands -23 4 - - 2
North East - 3 £650 -
East Midlands +7 2 - -
South West -46 2 - - 4
Information Security Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Management 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 Information Security Management.

1 165 (100.00%) Security Management
1 165 (100.00%) Information Security
2 125 (75.76%) ISMS
3 70 (42.42%) Management Information System
4 49 (29.70%) Law
5 46 (27.88%) Risk Management
5 46 (27.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (26.06%) Sony
7 41 (24.85%) Windows
8 38 (23.03%) Finance
9 37 (22.42%) CISSP
10 35 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (19.39%) Office 365
12 31 (18.79%) CISM
13 30 (18.18%) Active Directory
14 24 (14.55%) Security Architecture
15 23 (13.94%) GDPR
16 22 (13.33%) Data Protection
16 22 (13.33%) Firewall
17 19 (11.52%) Legal
17 19 (11.52%) ITIL
18 18 (10.91%) CISA
18 18 (10.91%) Incident Management
18 18 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
19 17 (10.30%) Security Operations
20 16 (9.70%) SIEM
21 15 (9.09%) ITSM
22 14 (8.48%) VMware
23 12 (7.27%) Linux
23 12 (7.27%) MS Exchange

Information Security Management
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 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.24%) IIS
5 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.39%) Office 365
2 7 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.42%) Akamai
3 4 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.42%) G Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.33%) Firewall
2 10 (6.06%) LAN
3 8 (4.85%) Network Security
3 8 (4.85%) VPN
4 5 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.03%) MPLS
4 5 (3.03%) WAN
5 4 (2.42%) DNS
6 3 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.21%) DHCP
7 2 (1.21%) SAN
7 2 (1.21%) SSL
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.61%) FTP
8 1 (0.61%) Internet
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
8 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (2.42%) MySQL
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 49 (29.70%) Law
2 38 (23.03%) Finance
3 19 (11.52%) Legal
4 9 (5.45%) Banking
5 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.82%) Advertising
7 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (29.09%) Analyst
2 18 (10.91%) Security Manager
3 16 (9.70%) Consultant
4 15 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 15 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 12 (7.27%) Architect
5 12 (7.27%) Security Specialist
6 11 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.06%) Information Manager
7 10 (6.06%) Security Architect
8 9 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
8 9 (5.45%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Technical Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Technical Test Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) .NET
1 7 (4.24%) Web Services
2 3 (1.82%) React
2 3 (1.82%) Redux
2 3 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (42.42%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.27%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (4.24%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.64%) Cybercrime
4 6 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.03%) NHS
5 5 (3.03%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.82%) CESG
7 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.82%) User Experience
8 2 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.21%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.21%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.85%) Windows
2 12 (7.27%) Linux
2 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.24%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.42%) Debian
7 4 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (100.00%) Information Security
1 165 (100.00%) Security Management
2 125 (75.76%) ISMS
3 46 (27.88%) Risk Management
4 35 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (14.55%) Security Architecture
6 22 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 19 (11.52%) ITIL
8 18 (10.91%) Incident Management
8 18 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (10.30%) Security Operations
10 16 (9.70%) SIEM
11 15 (9.09%) ITSM
12 11 (6.67%) Information Management
12 11 (6.67%) Supplier Management
13 10 (6.06%) Project Management
14 9 (5.45%) DevOps
14 9 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (5.45%) TOGAF
15 8 (4.85%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.24%) SQL
3 4 (2.42%) VBScript
4 2 (1.21%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) COBOL
5 1 (0.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (22.42%) CISSP
2 31 (18.79%) CISM
3 18 (10.91%) CISA
4 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.85%) CISMP
6 8 (4.85%) Degree
6 8 (4.85%) GSEC
6 8 (4.85%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.24%) CCIE
7 7 (4.24%) CRISC
7 7 (4.24%) EnCE
7 7 (4.24%) GCED
7 7 (4.24%) ISACA
7 7 (4.24%) SANS
8 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.03%) ISEB
9 4 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (2.42%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.94%) GDPR
3 11 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (3.64%) COBIT
4 6 (3.64%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.03%) QA
5 5 (3.03%) SLA
6 4 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.21%) COSO
8 1 (0.61%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.61%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.61%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.42%) Docker
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (4.24%) EnCase
1 7 (4.24%) FTK
2 3 (1.82%) QRadar
2 3 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (26.06%) Sony
2 14 (8.48%) VMware
3 11 (6.67%) Qualys
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.45%) Symantec
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco
7 6 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.42%) F5
8 4 (2.42%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.82%) Citrix
9 3 (1.82%) Dell
9 3 (1.82%) EMC
9 3 (1.82%) Google
9 3 (1.82%) IBM
9 3 (1.82%) Nintex
9 3 (1.82%) Okta
9 3 (1.82%) Sophos
9 3 (1.82%) Tufin
9 3 (1.82%) Veeam