Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 717 759
Rank change year-on-year -12 +42 -16
Contract jobs citing ISMS 120 131 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 97 89
England median daily rate £625 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £356
90th Percentile £775 £575 £688
UK median daily rate £600 £450 £474
% change year-on-year +33.33% -5.11% +11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £11.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.14% -
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year - -60.14% +101.46%

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 81,241 78,493 84,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 52,460 56,108
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,179 1,864 2,221
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -8 40 £550 +37.50% 19
South East -24 39 £563 +17.19% 12
North of England -20 18 £650 +96.23% 2
East of England -14 13 £725 +49.48% 3
Midlands -15 9 £600 +71.43% 6
Yorkshire -15 7 £650 +92.59% 1
North West -16 7 £650 +96.23% 1
West Midlands -18 5 - - 5
East Midlands +6 4 £600 - 1
North East - 4 £650 -
South West -18 1 £325 +209.52% 10
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 109 (90.83%) Information Security
2 78 (65.00%) Security Management
3 74 (61.67%) Information Security Management
4 52 (43.33%) Management Information System
5 51 (42.50%) Risk Management
6 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (29.17%) CISSP
8 34 (28.33%) CISM
9 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (21.67%) Firewall
11 22 (18.33%) Windows
12 21 (17.50%) Sony
12 21 (17.50%) Law
13 19 (15.83%) Office 365
13 19 (15.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 18 (15.00%) CISA
15 17 (14.17%) Finance
15 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
16 16 (13.33%) Security Architecture
16 16 (13.33%) PCI DSS
16 16 (13.33%) GDPR
17 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
17 14 (11.67%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
18 13 (10.83%) SC Cleared
18 13 (10.83%) Information Assurance
19 12 (10.00%) Data Protection
19 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
19 12 (10.00%) CISMP
19 12 (10.00%) Data Management

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 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.33%) IIS
5 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.83%) Office 365
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) Akamai
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.67%) Firewall
2 7 (5.83%) VPN
3 5 (4.17%) LAN
3 5 (4.17%) MPLS
4 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) AMQP
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) IPsec
5 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) DTS
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Code
2 1 (0.83%) Bower
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) gulp
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 21 (17.50%) Law
2 17 (14.17%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Legal
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 22 (18.33%) Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) Risk Manager
4 14 (11.67%) Information Security Manager
5 13 (10.83%) Architect
5 13 (10.83%) Consultant
6 12 (10.00%) Security Architect
7 11 (9.17%) Information Manager
8 9 (7.50%) Security Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) CISSP Manager
9 8 (6.67%) Developer
9 8 (6.67%) Security Officer
9 8 (6.67%) Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
10 7 (5.83%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (5.83%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) TOGAF Architect
11 6 (5.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) .NET
1 8 (6.67%) REST
1 8 (6.67%) Web Services
2 7 (5.83%) React
3 5 (4.17%) CSS
3 5 (4.17%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) Sass
4 4 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 4 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (3.33%) LESS
5 3 (2.50%) Redux
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (0.83%) Django
6 1 (0.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.83%) OpenID
6 1 (0.83%) RequireJS
6 1 (0.83%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (43.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.83%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.17%) PKI
4 4 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.50%) CESG
6 2 (1.67%) Fintech
6 2 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.83%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.33%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.83%) Windows 10
4 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (90.83%) Information Security
2 78 (65.00%) Security Management
3 74 (61.67%) Information Security Management
4 51 (42.50%) Risk Management
5 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (13.33%) Security Architecture
7 14 (11.67%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (10.83%) Information Assurance
9 12 (10.00%) Data Management
9 12 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.33%) Change Management
10 10 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 10 (8.33%) SIEM
11 9 (7.50%) Project Management
12 8 (6.67%) Network Design
12 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.67%) TOGAF
13 7 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (5.83%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (5.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.33%) C#
2 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.33%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (0.83%) C
3 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (29.17%) CISSP
2 34 (28.33%) CISM
3 18 (15.00%) CISA
4 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.83%) SC Cleared
6 12 (10.00%) CISMP
7 11 (9.17%) CRISC
8 4 (3.33%) Degree
8 4 (3.33%) ISSAP
8 4 (3.33%) ISSEP
9 3 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.50%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.67%) CEH
11 1 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.83%) CCIE
11 1 (0.83%) CCSP
11 1 (0.83%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (15.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 16 (13.33%) GDPR
3 16 (13.33%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.50%) COBIT
6 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.67%) IASME
7 2 (1.67%) QA
7 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.83%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) CASB
3 1 (0.83%) EnCase
3 1 (0.83%) FTK
3 1 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.83%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Sony
2 10 (8.33%) VMware
3 9 (7.50%) Symantec
4 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.17%) Becrypt
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco
5 5 (4.17%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.33%) F5
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle
7 3 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.50%) Nintex
7 3 (2.50%) Okta
7 3 (2.50%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.50%) Sophos
7 3 (2.50%) Tufin
8 1 (0.83%) Splunk
8 1 (0.83%) Twitter
8 1 (0.83%) Veeam
8 1 (0.83%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.83%) Zscaler