Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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 System (ISMS)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 711 734
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 +17
Contract jobs citing ISMS 156 135 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 102 93
England median daily rate £594 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £301 £351
90th Percentile £723 £725 £696
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +21.05% +0.26% +5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £11.00 £41.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.37% -
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £41.30
% change year-on-year - -73.37% -

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 83,390 81,175 81,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.06% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,927 54,662 54,273
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,892 2,265
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.98 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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 +36 62 £600 +14.29% 24
South East -32 34 £485 +2.11% 11
North of England +5 31 £650 +44.44% 6
North West -4 15 £650 +30.00% 4
East of England -11 15 £725 +49.10% 1
Yorkshire -4 11 £475 +5.56% 2
Midlands -10 11 £475 +18.75% 2
East Midlands +11 6 £475 -
West Midlands -20 5 - - 2
North East - 5 £650 -
South West -40 3 £325 +195.45% 3
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 142 (91.03%) Information Security
2 114 (73.08%) Security Management
3 110 (70.51%) Information Security Management
4 75 (48.08%) Management Information System
5 66 (42.31%) Risk Management
5 66 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (26.92%) CISSP
7 40 (25.64%) CISM
8 38 (24.36%) Law
9 36 (23.08%) Sony
10 33 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (20.51%) Windows
12 29 (18.59%) Security Cleared
12 29 (18.59%) Office 365
13 28 (17.95%) Active Directory
14 25 (16.03%) Firewall
15 24 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 24 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 23 (14.74%) Finance
17 21 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
18 20 (12.82%) GDPR
19 18 (11.54%) CISA
20 16 (10.26%) Information Assurance
21 15 (9.62%) Security Architecture
21 15 (9.62%) Incident Management
21 15 (9.62%) Data Management
21 15 (9.62%) CRISC
22 14 (8.97%) VMware
22 14 (8.97%) SharePoint
22 14 (8.97%) Data Protection

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 14 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.49%) IIS
5 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.59%) Office 365
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.56%) Akamai
3 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.56%) G Suite
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.03%) Firewall
2 10 (6.41%) LAN
3 9 (5.77%) VPN
4 5 (3.21%) MPLS
5 3 (1.92%) DNS
5 3 (1.92%) Network Security
5 3 (1.92%) WAN
6 2 (1.28%) DHCP
6 2 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.28%) SAN
6 2 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.64%) FTP
7 1 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) MySQL
1 3 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Bower
3 1 (0.64%) gulp
3 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 38 (24.36%) Law
2 23 (14.74%) Finance
3 11 (7.05%) Legal
4 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.21%) Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.92%) Advertising
6 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.28%) Electronics
7 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 2 (1.28%) Retail
8 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (25.00%) Analyst
2 29 (18.59%) Security Manager
3 26 (16.67%) Consultant
4 18 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.97%) Risk Manager
7 13 (8.33%) Architect
8 12 (7.69%) Security Architect
9 11 (7.05%) CISSP Manager
9 11 (7.05%) Information Security Manager
10 9 (5.77%) Developer
10 9 (5.77%) Information Manager
10 9 (5.77%) Service Analyst
10 9 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (5.13%) Transformation Manager
12 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 7 (4.49%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.49%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) Web Services
2 8 (5.13%) .NET
3 7 (4.49%) React
3 7 (4.49%) REST
4 6 (3.85%) CSS
4 6 (3.85%) HTML
4 6 (3.85%) Sass
5 4 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.56%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (2.56%) LESS
6 3 (1.92%) Redux
7 1 (0.64%) amCharts
7 1 (0.64%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (0.64%) Django
7 1 (0.64%) OAuth
7 1 (0.64%) RequireJS
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (48.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (4.49%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.21%) PKI
5 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.56%) User Experience
6 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.92%) CESG
7 2 (1.28%) Smart Energy
7 2 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.64%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.64%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Life Science
8 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.51%) Windows
2 11 (7.05%) Windows Server
2 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.49%) Linux
3 7 (4.49%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.28%) Debian
6 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (91.03%) Information Security
2 114 (73.08%) Security Management
3 110 (70.51%) Information Security Management
4 66 (42.31%) Risk Management
5 33 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (10.26%) Information Assurance
8 15 (9.62%) Data Management
8 15 (9.62%) Incident Management
8 15 (9.62%) Security Architecture
9 14 (8.97%) Data Protection
10 13 (8.33%) Security Operations
11 11 (7.05%) Information Management
11 11 (7.05%) ITIL
11 11 (7.05%) SIEM
12 8 (5.13%) ITSM
12 8 (5.13%) Network Design
12 8 (5.13%) TOGAF
13 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.49%) SQL
2 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.56%) C#
3 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.56%) VBScript
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) PHP
4 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (26.92%) CISSP
2 40 (25.64%) CISM
3 29 (18.59%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 18 (11.54%) CISA
6 15 (9.62%) CRISC
7 8 (5.13%) CISMP
7 8 (5.13%) Degree
7 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 4 (2.56%) ISSAP
8 4 (2.56%) ISSEP
8 4 (2.56%) ISSMP
9 3 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 1 (0.64%) CEH
11 1 (0.64%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 20 (12.82%) GDPR
4 10 (6.41%) PCI DSS
5 7 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (3.21%) COBIT
6 5 (3.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.28%) COSO
7 2 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.28%) IASME
7 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.64%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.64%) QA
8 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) CASB
3 1 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.64%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 36 (23.08%) Sony
2 14 (8.97%) VMware
3 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.21%) Cisco
4 5 (3.21%) Qualys
4 5 (3.21%) Symantec
5 4 (2.56%) F5
5 4 (2.56%) Oracle
5 4 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.92%) Citrix
6 3 (1.92%) Dell
6 3 (1.92%) EMC
6 3 (1.92%) Google
6 3 (1.92%) Nintex
6 3 (1.92%) Okta
6 3 (1.92%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.92%) Sophos
6 3 (1.92%) Tufin
6 3 (1.92%) Veeam