Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISMS over the 6 months to 23 May 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 System (ISMS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 639 746 711
Rank change year-on-year +107 -35 +27
Contract jobs citing ISMS 171 98 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 64
England median daily rate £515 £488 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.64% +2.77% +8.30%
10th Percentile £263 £375 £274
90th Percentile £781 £681 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
England median hourly rate - £72.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +559.09% -
UK median hourly rate - £72.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +559.09% -

ISMS 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 72,628 79,786 71,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.27% 86.61% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,355 52,977 47,025
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,884 2,105 1,894
England median hourly rate £24.75 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.44 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £24.64 £21.79 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.08% -12.86% -

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISMS in England

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISMS in England

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISMS in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISMS in England

ISMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISMS in England

ISMS
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 ISMS within the England region over the 6 months to 23 May 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 +128 113 £550 +10.00% 2
South East +17 23 £525 +20.00%
North of England +11 16 £275 -45.00% 2
North West +19 12 £275 -40.54% 1
Midlands +16 7 £400 -20.99% 3
South West -28 7 £450 +20.00% 2
East Midlands +22 5 - -
East of England +11 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +11 4 £375 -50.66% 1
West Midlands +4 2 £400 +3.23% 3
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 164 (95.91%) Information Security
2 155 (90.64%) Security Management
3 154 (90.06%) Information Security Management
4 92 (53.80%) Law
5 90 (52.63%) Management Information System
6 86 (50.29%) Sony
7 65 (38.01%) Windows
8 55 (32.16%) Active Directory
9 51 (29.82%) Office 365
10 38 (22.22%) Finance
11 34 (19.88%) Microsoft
12 28 (16.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 25 (14.62%) Linux
14 24 (14.04%) ITIL
14 24 (14.04%) VMware
15 23 (13.45%) ITSM
15 23 (13.45%) PowerShell
16 22 (12.87%) MySQL
17 21 (12.28%) SQL
17 21 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 20 (11.70%) Data Centre
18 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
18 20 (11.70%) Firewall
18 20 (11.70%) Risk Management
19 19 (11.11%) Migration
20 18 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
21 17 (9.94%) DevOps
21 17 (9.94%) Windows Server
21 17 (9.94%) Legal

ISMS
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 15 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.26%) Apache
2 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.75%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Adobe Campaign
1 3 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.82%) Office 365
2 21 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.51%) Serverless
7 5 (2.92%) SaaS
8 4 (2.34%) G Suite
9 3 (1.75%) Akamai
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.70%) Firewall
2 11 (6.43%) DNS
2 11 (6.43%) SAN
3 7 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (4.09%) VPN
4 6 (3.51%) DHCP
4 6 (3.51%) SSL
4 6 (3.51%) WAN
5 5 (2.92%) Network Security
6 4 (2.34%) IPsec
7 3 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (1.75%) SMS
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.58%) FTP
8 1 (0.58%) HTTP
8 1 (0.58%) LAN
8 1 (0.58%) SMTP
8 1 (0.58%) SSH
8 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.87%) MySQL
2 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.75%) DB2
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.17%) JIRA
General
1 92 (53.80%) Law
2 38 (22.22%) Finance
3 17 (9.94%) Legal
4 16 (9.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (34.50%) Analyst
2 27 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 27 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (12.87%) Support Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 17 (9.94%) Consultant
5 17 (9.94%) Junior
6 15 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Administrator
8 10 (5.85%) Desktop Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.26%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Developer
10 8 (4.68%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (4.68%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.51%) .NET
2 4 (2.34%) Web Services
3 3 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.75%) Ajax
3 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (1.75%) CSS
3 3 (1.75%) Dapper ORM
3 3 (1.75%) jQuery
3 3 (1.75%) JSON
3 3 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (1.75%) RESTful
3 3 (1.75%) ServiceStack
3 3 (1.75%) SOAP
3 3 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (52.63%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.70%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 9 (5.26%) User Experience
5 6 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.75%) Fintech
8 3 (1.75%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.17%) Smart Energy
9 2 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.58%) BYOD
10 1 (0.58%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.58%) FMCG
10 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.01%) Windows
2 25 (14.62%) Linux
3 17 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.85%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.09%) Debian
7 7 (4.09%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.51%) Unix
9 3 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (95.91%) Information Security
2 155 (90.64%) Security Management
3 154 (90.06%) Information Security Management
4 24 (14.04%) ITIL
5 23 (13.45%) ITSM
6 21 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (11.70%) Risk Management
8 19 (11.11%) Migration
9 17 (9.94%) DevOps
10 14 (8.19%) SIEM
11 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
12 12 (7.02%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 11 (6.43%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (6.43%) Security Operations
14 10 (5.85%) Security Architecture
15 9 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (5.26%) E-Commerce
15 9 (5.26%) Storage Management
16 8 (4.68%) Project Management
16 8 (4.68%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.45%) PowerShell
2 21 (12.28%) SQL
3 3 (1.75%) C#
3 3 (1.75%) Go
3 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (9.36%) CISSP
2 10 (5.85%) CISM
2 10 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.68%) Degree
3 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (2.92%) CISA
6 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.34%) MCSE
6 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.75%) CCA
7 3 (1.75%) CCEA
7 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.75%) VCP5
7 3 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.17%) CRISC
8 2 (1.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.17%) PMP
8 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.19%) SLA
3 11 (6.43%) GDPR
4 6 (3.51%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.58%) PSD2
7 1 (0.58%) RMADS
7 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (32.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.26%) Shibboleth
4 9 (5.26%) VMware NSX
5 7 (4.09%) Docker
6 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.75%) vSphere
6 3 (1.75%) XenApp
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) SCCM
2 10 (5.85%) WSUS
3 9 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (4.68%) Terraform
5 4 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 86 (50.29%) Sony
2 34 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.04%) VMware
4 9 (5.26%) Citrix
5 8 (4.68%) Cisco
6 7 (4.09%) NetApp
6 7 (4.09%) Oracle
6 7 (4.09%) Qualys
7 6 (3.51%) Symantec
8 4 (2.34%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.34%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.34%) IBM
8 4 (2.34%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.34%) Zerto
9 3 (1.75%) Adobe
9 3 (1.75%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.75%) iManage
9 3 (1.75%) Nokia
9 3 (1.75%) Progress
9 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds