Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 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.

Information Security Management
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 737 739
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 -25
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 108 118 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 107
England median daily rate £505 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.25% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £310 £223 £350
90th Percentile £693 £575 £688
UK median daily rate £493 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +23.13% -15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £11.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.59% -
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year - -54.59% +76.82%

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 81,204 77,869 84,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,165 51,684 56,449
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,224 1,902 2,122
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 +19 37 £475 +20.63% 17
South East -23 26 £450 -5.26% 11
North of England -6 18 £675 +141.07% 4
East of England -11 17 £400 -18.99% 2
North West -14 11 £300 +1.69% 2
Midlands -9 9 £475 +46.15% 4
West Midlands -25 7 £425 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire -7 6 £675 +170.00% 2
North East - 5 £675 -
East Midlands +8 2 £525 +110.00%
South West -6 1 £248 +4.21% 2
Information Security Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 107 (99.07%) Security Management
3 54 (50.00%) ISMS
4 47 (43.52%) Management Information System
5 42 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (37.04%) Risk Management
7 34 (31.48%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (29.63%) CISSP
9 27 (25.00%) CISM
10 23 (21.30%) Risk Assessment
11 21 (19.44%) Security Architecture
11 21 (19.44%) PCI DSS
12 20 (18.52%) Data Protection
12 20 (18.52%) CISA
12 20 (18.52%) Firewall
13 19 (17.59%) Finance
14 18 (16.67%) Legal
14 18 (16.67%) Windows
14 18 (16.67%) GDPR
15 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (12.04%) Active Directory
17 13 (12.04%) ITIL
17 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (12.04%) Office 365
18 12 (11.11%) SharePoint
19 11 (10.19%) Sony
19 11 (10.19%) Project Management
19 11 (10.19%) Law
19 11 (10.19%) CISMP

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.04%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.93%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) Firewall
2 9 (8.33%) Network Security
3 6 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) BGP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.93%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.93%) HSRP
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) IPsec
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) MPLS
6 1 (0.93%) OSPF
6 1 (0.93%) TACACS
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 19 (17.59%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Legal
3 11 (10.19%) Law
4 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Analyst
1 18 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 14 (12.96%) Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Security Consultant
4 11 (10.19%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.26%) Architect
5 10 (9.26%) Security Architect
6 9 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
6 9 (8.33%) Security Officer
7 8 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (7.41%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Information Officer
8 7 (6.48%) Information Security Officer
8 7 (6.48%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Technical Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) CSS
1 7 (6.48%) HTML
1 7 (6.48%) Web Services
2 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (4.63%) React
3 5 (4.63%) REST
4 4 (3.70%) Entity Framework
4 4 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (3.70%) LESS
4 4 (3.70%) Sass
5 3 (2.78%) JSON
5 3 (2.78%) Node.js
6 2 (1.85%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.85%) Middleware
6 2 (1.85%) OAuth
7 1 (0.93%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 47 (43.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.48%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (5.56%) CESG
4 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.85%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.85%) Fintech
7 2 (1.85%) Robotics
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.63%) Linux
4 3 (2.78%) Unix
5 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) Information Security
2 107 (99.07%) Security Management
3 54 (50.00%) ISMS
4 40 (37.04%) Risk Management
5 34 (31.48%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (21.30%) Risk Assessment
7 21 (19.44%) Security Architecture
8 20 (18.52%) Data Protection
9 16 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (12.04%) ITIL
11 11 (10.19%) Project Management
12 10 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (9.26%) Security Operations
12 10 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.26%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.33%) Availability Management
14 8 (7.41%) Incident Management
14 8 (7.41%) Information Management
14 8 (7.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) C#
2 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.70%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) COBOL
4 3 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) PHP
4 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) CISSP
2 27 (25.00%) CISM
3 20 (18.52%) CISA
4 11 (10.19%) CISMP
4 11 (10.19%) Degree
5 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.56%) CRISC
6 6 (5.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 6 (5.56%) SANS
7 5 (4.63%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.70%) ISEB
8 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (2.78%) CEH
9 3 (2.78%) IISP
10 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.85%) GREM
10 2 (1.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (19.44%) PCI DSS
3 18 (16.67%) GDPR
4 6 (5.56%) COBIT
4 6 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (4.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.63%) ISO 22301
6 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.85%) IASME
9 1 (0.93%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.93%) PSD2
9 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (2.78%) QRadar
1 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.85%) EnCase
2 2 (1.85%) FTK
2 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Sony
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.48%) CheckPoint
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco
3 7 (6.48%) Palo Alto
4 4 (3.70%) Capita
4 4 (3.70%) Sophos
5 3 (2.78%) Citrix
5 3 (2.78%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) Ivanti
5 3 (2.78%) Okta
5 3 (2.78%) Symantec
5 3 (2.78%) Tufin
6 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.93%) CommVault
7 1 (0.93%) F5
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Juniper
7 1 (0.93%) Qualys