Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 701 715 729
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 +10
Contract jobs citing ISMS 132 107 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 83 78
England median daily rate £485 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £358 £327
90th Percentile £725 £700 £538
UK median daily rate £485 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +3.60% +10.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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% - -

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 78,092 75,472 81,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.58% 84.10% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,823 50,375 53,433
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,787 2,042 2,478
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -15 47 £525 +18.31% 22
South East -26 37 £498 +4.74% 15
East of England -1 14 £485 +7.78% 5
Midlands +5 12 £400 -20.00%
North of England +32 11 £450 -37.06% 10
South West +10 11 £110 -69.66% 2
West Midlands +5 8 £400 -20.00%
North West - 7 £563 - 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £450 -37.06% 9
East Midlands - 4 - -
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ISMS.

1 123 (93.18%) Information Security
2 99 (75.00%) Security Management
3 91 (68.94%) Information Security Management
4 87 (65.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (53.03%) Management Information System
6 46 (34.85%) Risk Management
7 45 (34.09%) CISSP
8 36 (27.27%) PCI DSS
9 35 (26.52%) ITIL
10 30 (22.73%) GDPR
11 29 (21.97%) CISM
12 26 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
13 25 (18.94%) Data Protection
14 22 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 22 (16.67%) CISA
14 22 (16.67%) Project Management
15 19 (14.39%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (13.64%) Legal
16 18 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
18 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (11.36%) Service Management
20 14 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (10.61%) Firewall
20 14 (10.61%) Degree
21 13 (9.85%) Security Architecture
21 13 (9.85%) Compliance Management
21 13 (9.85%) Risk and Compliance Management
22 12 (9.09%) Security Operations
22 12 (9.09%) Incident 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 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.52%) SAP SM
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) IaaS
2 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.61%) Firewall
2 6 (4.55%) Network Security
3 3 (2.27%) Internet
3 3 (2.27%) Intranet
3 3 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.27%) LAN
3 3 (2.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.76%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) VPN
4 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.52%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.76%) GIS
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) git-flow
3 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (13.64%) Legal
2 12 (9.09%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Retail
3 7 (5.30%) Law
4 3 (2.27%) Local Government
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (22.73%) Analyst
2 27 (20.45%) Consultant
3 25 (18.94%) Security Consultant
4 19 (14.39%) Security Manager
5 17 (12.88%) Security Analyst
6 10 (7.58%) Information Analyst
6 10 (7.58%) Information Officer
6 10 (7.58%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (7.58%) Information Security Officer
6 10 (7.58%) Risk Manager
6 10 (7.58%) Security Officer
7 8 (6.06%) Information Manager
7 8 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (6.06%) Resilience Manager
8 7 (5.30%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (5.30%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.76%) COM
2 1 (0.76%) Memcached
2 1 (0.76%) Node.js
2 1 (0.76%) VML
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (53.03%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.33%) CESG
4 8 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.76%) BBC
8 1 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Linux
2 3 (2.27%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (93.18%) Information Security
2 99 (75.00%) Security Management
3 91 (68.94%) Information Security Management
4 46 (34.85%) Risk Management
5 35 (26.52%) ITIL
6 26 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (18.94%) Data Protection
8 22 (16.67%) Project Management
9 19 (14.39%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (11.36%) Service Management
11 14 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.85%) Compliance Management
12 13 (9.85%) Risk and Compliance Management
12 13 (9.85%) Security Architecture
13 12 (9.09%) Business Continuity
13 12 (9.09%) Incident Management
13 12 (9.09%) IT Governance
13 12 (9.09%) Security Operations
14 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
15 9 (6.82%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.55%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) C
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (34.09%) CISSP
2 29 (21.97%) CISM
3 22 (16.67%) CISA
3 22 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.61%) Degree
6 6 (4.55%) CRISC
7 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (2.27%) CEH
9 3 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.52%) CLAS
10 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.52%) ISACA
10 2 (1.52%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.52%) SANS
11 1 (0.76%) CASP
11 1 (0.76%) CCSA
11 1 (0.76%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (65.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 30 (22.73%) GDPR
4 18 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (8.33%) COBIT
6 10 (7.58%) ISO 9001
7 9 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (5.30%) ISO 31000
9 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (3.03%) SLA
10 3 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (2.27%) QA
11 2 (1.52%) ISO 14001
11 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.76%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) RSA Archer
2 3 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Ansible
3 1 (0.76%) Nagios
3 1 (0.76%) Nessus
3 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.79%) CA
3 4 (3.03%) IBM
3 4 (3.03%) SAP
4 3 (2.27%) HP
4 3 (2.27%) NetIQ
4 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.52%) IFS
6 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco
6 1 (0.76%) Facebook
6 1 (0.76%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Sophos
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec
6 1 (0.76%) VMware