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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 561 563
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing ISMS 46 66 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 23
Median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £376 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £420
% change year-on-year +3.15% +3.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

ISMS is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36466 42588 40679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.85% 82.90% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24115 28529 25701
Median daily rate £450 £447 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 944 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.96 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ISMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +8 19 £475 +3.26% 5
London +31 16 £419 +6.01% 6
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +1 2 £363 -26.58% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £415 -
North West +34 1 £450 -7.69%
East of England -24 1 £350 -17.64%
Yorkshire - 1 £575 - 1
ISMS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 65 (74.71%) Information Security
2 64 (73.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (50.57%) CISSP
4 41 (47.13%) Security Management
5 38 (43.68%) Management Information System
6 35 (40.23%) Information Security Management
7 34 (39.08%) Risk Management
8 26 (29.89%) Risk Assessment
9 25 (28.74%) CISM
10 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
10 22 (25.29%) Information Assurance
11 21 (24.14%) PCI DSS
11 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
11 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (22.99%) CESG
13 17 (19.54%) CESG Certified Professional
14 16 (18.39%) RMADS
15 14 (16.09%) Legal
15 14 (16.09%) Data Protection
16 12 (13.79%) CISA
16 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
16 12 (13.79%) ITIL
16 12 (13.79%) IPsec
16 12 (13.79%) Cryptography
17 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
18 9 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
18 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
18 9 (10.34%) Internet
19 8 (9.20%) Wireless
19 8 (9.20%) Cisco

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 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.30%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) IPsec
2 9 (10.34%) Internet
3 8 (9.20%) Wireless
4 6 (6.90%) SMTP
5 4 (4.60%) SSH
6 3 (3.45%) Firewall
6 3 (3.45%) FTP
6 3 (3.45%) PABX
7 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.15%) HTTP
8 1 (1.15%) LDAP
8 1 (1.15%) PBX
8 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Redmine
General
1 14 (16.09%) Legal
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Security Manager
2 17 (19.54%) Consultant
3 15 (17.24%) Information Manager
4 14 (16.09%) Information Security Manager
4 14 (16.09%) Security Advisor
4 14 (16.09%) Security Consultant
5 12 (13.79%) Analyst
5 12 (13.79%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (9.20%) Security Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Information Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 6 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Security Officer
9 4 (4.60%) CISSP Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Designer
9 4 (4.60%) Information Officer
9 4 (4.60%) Information Security Officer
9 4 (4.60%) Security Designer
9 4 (4.60%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 38 (43.68%) Management Information System
2 20 (22.99%) CESG
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.75%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) BYOD
6 1 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Windows Vista
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) Information Security
2 41 (47.13%) Security Management
3 35 (40.23%) Information Security Management
4 34 (39.08%) Risk Management
5 26 (29.89%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (25.29%) Information Assurance
7 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (16.09%) Data Protection
9 12 (13.79%) Cryptography
9 12 (13.79%) ITIL
10 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
10 9 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (9.20%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy
12 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.05%) Security Architecture
13 6 (6.90%) Business Continuity
13 6 (6.90%) OWASP
14 5 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (5.75%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) SQL
2 3 (3.45%) C
3 1 (1.15%) Perl
3 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (50.57%) CISSP
2 25 (28.74%) CISM
3 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
4 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 17 (19.54%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (13.79%) CISA
7 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
8 7 (8.05%) CCDP
8 7 (8.05%) CCNP
8 7 (8.05%) CCSP
8 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (8.05%) Degree
9 4 (4.60%) CEH
10 3 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.30%) CLAS
11 2 (2.30%) IISP
11 2 (2.30%) ISACA
12 1 (1.15%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (73.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (24.14%) PCI DSS
3 16 (18.39%) RMADS
4 7 (8.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (5.75%) ISO27002
5 5 (5.75%) ISO27005
6 4 (4.60%) GDPR
6 4 (4.60%) JSP 440
6 4 (4.60%) PMO
6 4 (4.60%) QA
7 3 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (3.45%) SLA
8 2 (2.30%) FedRAMP
8 2 (2.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (2.30%) ISO22301
9 1 (1.15%) COBIT
9 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) Sendmail
3 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) SCCM
1 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco
3 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
3 7 (8.05%) Citrix
4 5 (5.75%) CA
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) IFS
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) VMware