Period
to 10 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 10 May 2021 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 300 288 324
Rank change year-on-year -12 +36 -8
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 351 402 707
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.86% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.25% 8.55% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 260 453
10th Percentile £346 £324 £356
25th Percentile £400 £405 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £623 £599 £625
90th Percentile £675 £716 £713
UK median daily rate £505 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +1.00% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
10th Percentile £28.51 " £22.88
25th Percentile £30.83 £16.77 £23.44
Median hourly rate £37.80 £17.16 £25.25
Median % change year-on-year +120.28% -32.04% -54.09%
75th Percentile £59.20 £17.55 £27.44
90th Percentile £70.18 " £28.23
UK median hourly rate £37.80 £17.16 £25.25
% change year-on-year +120.28% -32.04% -50.17%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,839 4,702 8,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.94% 10.10% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,157 3,008 5,736
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £354
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £585 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 207 308
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.28 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.14 £17.26 £13.19
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.61 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -7.56% +11.71% -7.11%
75th Percentile £39.25 £47.50 £41.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.19% -5.88%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the England region over the 6 months to 10 May 2021. 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 +13 180 £550 +7.32% 70
South East +22 57 £425 -16.67% 48
North of England +30 32 £503 -3.13% 52
South West +11 27 £548 +15.26% 18
North West +14 25 £503 -16.25% 32
Midlands +10 23 £370 -28.67% 27
West Midlands -1 17 £400 -24.71% 14
East of England +8 8 £500 +72.41% 20
Yorkshire +13 6 £525 +2.94% 13
East Midlands +12 6 £273 -31.88% 13
North East +26 1 £325 -32.47% 7
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 171 (48.72%) Information Security
2 159 (45.30%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (36.18%) CISSP
4 109 (31.05%) Risk Management
4 109 (31.05%) NIST
5 81 (23.08%) CISM
6 67 (19.09%) Finance
7 65 (18.52%) Azure
8 64 (18.23%) Security Cleared
9 62 (17.66%) GDPR
10 61 (17.38%) Social Skills
10 61 (17.38%) PCI DSS
11 60 (17.09%) Microsoft
11 60 (17.09%) ITIL
12 49 (13.96%) Management Information System
13 48 (13.68%) CESG Certified Professional
14 47 (13.39%) Information Assurance
15 46 (13.11%) Windows
16 45 (12.82%) Firewall
16 45 (12.82%) SIEM
17 44 (12.54%) Security Architecture
17 44 (12.54%) Security Management
18 43 (12.25%) Cyber Essentials
19 42 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (11.68%) CISA
21 39 (11.11%) ISMS
21 39 (11.11%) Degree
21 39 (11.11%) CRISC
22 38 (10.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
23 37 (10.54%) SC Cleared

ISO/IEC 27001
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 10 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.85%) Confluence
2 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 65 (18.52%) Azure
2 32 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (8.83%) AWS
4 26 (7.41%) SaaS
5 23 (6.55%) GCP
6 21 (5.98%) IaaS
7 16 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.99%) PaaS
9 11 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.71%) Serverless
11 5 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (1.14%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.85%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
15 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.82%) Firewall
2 14 (3.99%) Network Security
3 11 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (3.13%) LAN
3 11 (3.13%) WAN
4 10 (2.85%) Internet
5 9 (2.56%) NAS
6 8 (2.28%) SAN
7 7 (1.99%) VPN
8 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.85%) DHCP
9 3 (0.85%) DNS
9 3 (0.85%) MPLS
9 3 (0.85%) WLAN
10 2 (0.57%) GSM
10 2 (0.57%) UMTS
10 2 (0.57%) VoIP
10 2 (0.57%) Wireless
10 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.85%) Data Vault
4 2 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 67 (19.09%) Finance
2 61 (17.38%) Social Skills
3 35 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.26%) Banking
5 28 (7.98%) Legal
6 25 (7.12%) Public Sector
6 25 (7.12%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.56%) Manufacturing
8 13 (3.70%) Marketing
9 11 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
9 11 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (2.28%) Electronics
10 8 (2.28%) Law
11 7 (1.99%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.71%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.71%) Local Government
13 3 (0.85%) Back Office
13 3 (0.85%) Billing
13 3 (0.85%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (25.93%) Consultant
2 65 (18.52%) Security Consultant
3 52 (14.81%) Architect
4 43 (12.25%) Security Architect
5 37 (10.54%) Security Manager
6 32 (9.12%) Analyst
7 28 (7.98%) Information Security Consultant
8 24 (6.84%) Security Analyst
9 19 (5.41%) Coordinator
10 17 (4.84%) Security Assurance Coordinator
10 17 (4.84%) Security Engineer
11 15 (4.27%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.27%) Risk Consultant
12 13 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 12 (3.42%) Administrator
13 12 (3.42%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (3.42%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (3.42%) IT Manager
14 10 (2.85%) Information Manager
15 9 (2.56%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.85%) SAML
2 6 (1.71%) Web Services
3 4 (1.14%) ModSecurity
4 3 (0.85%) OAuth
5 2 (0.57%) .NET
5 2 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.28%) DOM
6 1 (0.28%) GraphQL
6 1 (0.28%) Jest
6 1 (0.28%) LDAP
6 1 (0.28%) React
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) RESTful
6 1 (0.28%) SOAP
6 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.96%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.27%) CESG
3 11 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.85%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (2.28%) NHS
5 8 (2.28%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.71%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.71%) Cyberattack
6 6 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.71%) PKI
7 5 (1.42%) AS400
7 5 (1.42%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.11%) Windows
2 25 (7.12%) Linux
3 19 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.85%) Unix
5 7 (1.99%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.42%) Solaris
7 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) HPUX
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) SUSE
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (48.72%) Information Security
2 159 (45.30%) Cybersecurity
3 109 (31.05%) Risk Management
4 60 (17.09%) ITIL
5 47 (13.39%) Information Assurance
6 45 (12.82%) SIEM
7 44 (12.54%) Security Architecture
7 44 (12.54%) Security Management
8 42 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (11.11%) ISMS
10 37 (10.54%) Risk Assessment
11 31 (8.83%) Information Security Management
12 30 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (7.41%) Project Delivery
14 25 (7.12%) Data Protection
14 25 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
15 24 (6.84%) Identity Access Management
15 24 (6.84%) SABSA
16 21 (5.98%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
1 6 (1.71%) SQL
2 4 (1.14%) C
3 3 (0.85%) Python
4 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) C++
5 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (36.18%) CISSP
2 81 (23.08%) CISM
3 64 (18.23%) Security Cleared
4 48 (13.68%) CESG Certified Professional
5 41 (11.68%) CISA
6 39 (11.11%) CRISC
6 39 (11.11%) Degree
7 37 (10.54%) SC Cleared
8 27 (7.69%) DV Cleared
9 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (4.56%) FFIEC
10 16 (4.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (3.13%) CLAS
13 10 (2.85%) GIAC
13 10 (2.85%) ISACA
14 9 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 9 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.28%) SANS
16 7 (1.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (31.05%) NIST
2 62 (17.66%) GDPR
3 61 (17.38%) PCI DSS
4 43 (12.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (10.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 36 (10.26%) COBIT
7 33 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 25 (7.12%) GRC
8 25 (7.12%) NIST 800
9 24 (6.84%) RMADS
10 23 (6.55%) JSP 440
11 22 (6.27%) NCSC
12 16 (4.56%) SLA
13 13 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 11 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (2.85%) ISO 9001
15 10 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (1.71%) HIPAA
18 5 (1.42%) SOC 2
System Software
1 37 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.14%) Docker
4 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (1.42%) Terraform
3 3 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (0.85%) RSA Archer
3 3 (0.85%) SCCM
3 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.57%) QRadar
4 2 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) CASB
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) Istio
5 1 (0.28%) Nessus
5 1 (0.28%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.41%) Google
2 19 (5.41%) VMware
3 16 (4.56%) Cisco
4 13 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 13 (3.70%) SAP
5 8 (2.28%) Oracle
6 7 (1.99%) Splunk
7 6 (1.71%) F5
7 6 (1.71%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.42%) Juniper
8 5 (1.42%) NetScout
8 5 (1.42%) Radware
8 5 (1.42%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.14%) Forcepoint
9 4 (1.14%) Okta
10 3 (0.85%) BeyondTrust
10 3 (0.85%) Citrix
10 3 (0.85%) FireEye
10 3 (0.85%) LogRhythm