Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 569 706 740
Rank change year-on-year +137 +34 -3
Contract jobs citing ISMS 187 157 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 84 101
England median daily rate £480 £581 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.42% +22.37% -
10th Percentile £275 £311 £306
90th Percentile £675 £718 £725
UK median daily rate £480 £575 £475
% change year-on-year -16.52% +21.05% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 62,763 83,930 82,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.97% 87.12% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,478 56,281 55,283
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £283
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,970 2,099 1,901
England median hourly rate £23.56 £22.00 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -11.93% +9.39%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.03 £50.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +120 82 £500 -16.67% 20
South East +49 34 £480 -1.03% 18
South West +28 28 £475 +46.15% 2
East of England +38 16 £300 -58.62% 5
North of England +28 15 £371 -42.88% 8
Midlands +51 11 £700 +47.37% 8
West Midlands +47 9 £700 - 8
North West +8 8 £438 -32.69% 5
Yorkshire +36 7 £243 -48.95% 2
East Midlands +23 2 - -
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 181 (96.79%) Information Security
2 151 (80.75%) Security Management
3 144 (77.01%) Information Security Management
4 91 (48.66%) Law
4 91 (48.66%) Sony
5 83 (44.39%) Management Information System
6 66 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 62 (33.16%) Office 365
8 61 (32.62%) Windows
9 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
10 42 (22.46%) Firewall
11 41 (21.93%) Finance
12 36 (19.25%) ITIL
13 34 (18.18%) CISSP
14 33 (17.65%) Active Directory
15 32 (17.11%) CISM
16 31 (16.58%) VMware
16 31 (16.58%) Azure
17 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 29 (15.51%) Legal
18 28 (14.97%) MS Exchange
19 27 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (14.44%) Windows Server
20 24 (12.83%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
22 22 (11.76%) Citrix
22 22 (11.76%) SCCM
23 21 (11.23%) Problem Management
23 21 (11.23%) Risk Management
24 20 (10.70%) NIST

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 28 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.14%) IIS
6 2 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (12.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.60%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 62 (33.16%) Office 365
2 31 (16.58%) Azure
3 19 (10.16%) AWS
4 6 (3.21%) SaaS
5 2 (1.07%) Akamai
5 2 (1.07%) npm
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.46%) Firewall
2 12 (6.42%) NaaS
3 11 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (4.81%) NetScaler
5 8 (4.28%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.74%) Network Security
7 5 (2.67%) Wireless
8 4 (2.14%) Internet
9 2 (1.07%) LAN
9 2 (1.07%) VPN
9 2 (1.07%) WAN
10 1 (0.53%) HTTP
10 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.53%) SAN
10 1 (0.53%) Skype
10 1 (0.53%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.53%) VoIP
10 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.07%) MySQL
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.07%) MSTest
2 2 (1.07%) NUnit
2 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.07%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (1.07%) webpack
3 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 91 (48.66%) Law
2 41 (21.93%) Finance
3 29 (15.51%) Legal
4 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.14%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 3 (1.60%) Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.07%) Electronics
8 2 (1.07%) French Language
8 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.07%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (47.59%) Analyst
2 32 (17.11%) Service Analyst
2 32 (17.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (15.51%) Support Analyst
4 25 (13.37%) Security Manager
5 24 (12.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 17 (9.09%) Information Manager
6 17 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
7 15 (8.02%) Infrastructure Support
7 15 (8.02%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 15 (8.02%) Security Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Junior
10 10 (5.35%) Consultant
10 10 (5.35%) Security Consultant
11 9 (4.81%) Junior Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.67%) CSS
2 4 (2.14%) .NET
2 4 (2.14%) HTML
2 4 (2.14%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (1.60%) Sass
3 3 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.07%) Ajax
4 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.07%) CSS3
4 2 (1.07%) D3.js
4 2 (1.07%) Enzyme
4 2 (1.07%) Jest
4 2 (1.07%) React
4 2 (1.07%) Redux
4 2 (1.07%) REST
4 2 (1.07%) SOAP
4 2 (1.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (44.39%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.81%) User Experience
4 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.67%) CCTV
5 5 (2.67%) CESG
6 3 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.62%) Windows
2 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (14.44%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.49%) Windows 10
5 14 (7.49%) Windows 8
5 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.49%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.07%) Linux
7 2 (1.07%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (96.79%) Information Security
2 151 (80.75%) Security Management
3 144 (77.01%) Information Security Management
4 36 (19.25%) ITIL
5 21 (11.23%) Problem Management
5 21 (11.23%) Risk Management
6 19 (10.16%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (10.16%) Project Management
7 16 (8.56%) Security Operations
8 15 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (7.49%) Change Management
9 14 (7.49%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (6.42%) Customer-Centricity
12 11 (5.88%) Business Continuity
12 11 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (5.35%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (4.81%) Information Security Governance
14 9 (4.81%) ITSM
14 9 (4.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.09%) SQL
2 15 (8.02%) Java
2 15 (8.02%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.81%) C
4 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.14%) C#
6 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.07%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (18.18%) CISSP
2 32 (17.11%) CISM
3 17 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.49%) CCNA
5 14 (7.49%) MCITP
5 14 (7.49%) MCSA
6 13 (6.95%) CISA
7 12 (6.42%) CRISC
8 10 (5.35%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (3.21%) Degree
10 6 (3.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.14%) SANS
12 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.60%) CISMP
13 3 (1.60%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.70%) NIST
3 13 (6.95%) GDPR
4 9 (4.81%) COBIT
4 9 (4.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (4.81%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (3.74%) ISO 22301
7 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (2.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (2.14%) ISO 9000
9 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.60%) NCSC
9 3 (1.60%) SLA
10 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.53%) PSD2
System Software
1 33 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.49%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.95%) XenDesktop
4 12 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.42%) XenApp
5 10 (5.35%) vSphere
6 4 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.53%) Docker
9 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (11.76%) SCCM
2 16 (8.56%) SCOM
3 12 (6.42%) WSUS
4 3 (1.60%) Nessus
4 3 (1.60%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.53%) DameWare
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 91 (48.66%) Sony
2 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (16.58%) VMware
4 22 (11.76%) Citrix
5 19 (10.16%) Cisco
6 15 (8.02%) Splunk
7 14 (7.49%) Adobe
8 13 (6.95%) Meraki
9 12 (6.42%) Ivanti
10 11 (5.88%) F5
11 9 (4.81%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.67%) Nintex
12 5 (2.67%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.14%) iManage
13 4 (2.14%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (2.14%) SAP
14 3 (1.60%) MobileIron
14 3 (1.60%) Oracle
14 3 (1.60%) Qualys
15 1 (0.53%) Trend Micro