Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 248 337
Rank change year-on-year -64 +89 +31
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 454 318 630
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.99% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.41% 8.81% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 203 417
10th Percentile £347 £305 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £638 £591 £638
90th Percentile £688 £713 £713
UK median daily rate £518 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +0.98% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
10th Percentile £39.34 " £22.88
25th Percentile £45.18 £18.13 £23.44
Median hourly rate £60.35 £18.25 £25.25
Median % change year-on-year +230.68% -27.72% -60.24%
75th Percentile £75.25 £18.38 £27.44
90th Percentile £75.70 " £28.23
UK median hourly rate £53.18 £18.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +191.37% -27.72% -60.24%

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 7,078 3,608 9,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.26% 11.27% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,663 2,298 5,967
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £677 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 164 374
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.54 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.27 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.90 £26.05 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.76% +21.15% -1.51%
75th Percentile £44.79 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.69 £54.41 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £23.00 £21.11
% change year-on-year -9.13% +8.94% +1.87%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -73 229 £550 +10.00% 88
South East -39 59 £475 -13.64% 56
North of England -29 48 £413 -19.51% 80
South West -13 41 £515 +5.64% 26
Midlands -29 31 £400 -15.79% 33
North West -26 26 £374 -50.98% 42
West Midlands -27 26 £443 -6.84% 21
Yorkshire -24 20 £518 +45.26% 29
East of England -11 17 £400 +23.08% 13
East Midlands -19 5 £275 -29.03% 12
North East -3 2 £563 +9.76% 9
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 230 (50.66%) Information Security
2 171 (37.67%) Cybersecurity
3 152 (33.48%) CISSP
4 136 (29.96%) NIST
5 124 (27.31%) Risk Management
6 112 (24.67%) Finance
7 107 (23.57%) GDPR
8 92 (20.26%) Azure
9 85 (18.72%) ITIL
10 84 (18.50%) CISM
11 78 (17.18%) Social Skills
12 72 (15.86%) Management Information System
13 70 (15.42%) Microsoft
14 68 (14.98%) Security Architecture
15 67 (14.76%) Firewall
16 63 (13.88%) Windows
17 61 (13.44%) PCI DSS
17 61 (13.44%) Security Cleared
18 59 (13.00%) Security Management
19 56 (12.33%) Degree
20 53 (11.67%) Microsoft 365
21 52 (11.45%) SIEM
21 52 (11.45%) ISMS
21 52 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
21 52 (11.45%) Cyber Essentials
22 51 (11.23%) Information Security Management
22 51 (11.23%) AWS
23 47 (10.35%) Risk Assessment
24 46 (10.13%) Data Protection
25 45 (9.91%) CRISC

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 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.66%) Apache
2 3 (0.66%) Confluence
2 3 (0.66%) IIS
2 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.22%) nginx
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 92 (20.26%) Azure
2 53 (11.67%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (11.23%) AWS
4 37 (8.15%) SaaS
5 35 (7.71%) GCP
6 27 (5.95%) IaaS
7 18 (3.96%) PaaS
8 10 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.10%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.66%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.66%) Serverless
13 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.44%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 67 (14.76%) Firewall
2 30 (6.61%) Network Security
3 17 (3.74%) SAN
4 15 (3.30%) DNS
5 14 (3.08%) DHCP
5 14 (3.08%) NAS
5 14 (3.08%) VPN
6 13 (2.86%) Internet
6 13 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.20%) WAN
8 8 (1.76%) Intranet
8 8 (1.76%) LAN
8 8 (1.76%) VoIP
9 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.32%) WLAN
10 5 (1.10%) DMZ
10 5 (1.10%) MPLS
10 5 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.66%) Big Data
2 3 (0.66%) Data Vault
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.44%) BigQuery
3 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.44%) GIS
3 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.76%) JIRA
2 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.44%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.22%) Postman
4 1 (0.22%) REST Assured
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) Serenity BDD
4 1 (0.22%) Snyk
4 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 112 (24.67%) Finance
2 78 (17.18%) Social Skills
3 37 (8.15%) Legal
4 33 (7.27%) Banking
5 29 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (5.51%) Telecoms
7 23 (5.07%) Public Sector
8 17 (3.74%) Manufacturing
8 17 (3.74%) Marketing
9 16 (3.52%) Law
9 16 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.98%) Electronics
11 9 (1.98%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.98%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.32%) Billing
12 6 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (1.10%) Back Office
13 5 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (19.38%) Consultant
2 76 (16.74%) Architect
3 65 (14.32%) Security Consultant
4 64 (14.10%) Security Architect
5 59 (13.00%) Analyst
6 41 (9.03%) Security Analyst
6 41 (9.03%) Security Manager
7 34 (7.49%) Security Engineer
8 26 (5.73%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (5.29%) Project Manager
10 22 (4.85%) Information Manager
11 20 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
12 19 (4.19%) Information Security Manager
13 18 (3.96%) Coordinator
14 17 (3.74%) Cloud Consultant
14 17 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
15 16 (3.52%) Information Analyst
16 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.30%) Security Technical Consultant
16 15 (3.30%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.20%) SAML
2 6 (1.32%) Web Services
3 5 (1.10%) Middleware
3 5 (1.10%) OAuth
4 4 (0.88%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.66%) OpenID
6 2 (0.44%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) ADO
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.22%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.52%) CESG
4 12 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.98%) PKI
8 8 (1.76%) NHS
8 8 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.54%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.10%) Clustering
12 4 (0.88%) AS400
12 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.88%) Windows
2 38 (8.37%) Linux
3 21 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.20%) Unix
6 8 (1.76%) VMS
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.88%) Solaris
9 3 (0.66%) HPUX
10 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (50.66%) Information Security
2 171 (37.67%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (27.31%) Risk Management
4 85 (18.72%) ITIL
5 68 (14.98%) Security Architecture
6 59 (13.00%) Security Management
7 52 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (11.45%) ISMS
7 52 (11.45%) SIEM
8 51 (11.23%) Information Security Management
9 47 (10.35%) Risk Assessment
10 46 (10.13%) Data Protection
11 42 (9.25%) Information Assurance
12 40 (8.81%) Project Management
13 37 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
15 32 (7.05%) Identity Access Management
15 32 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (6.83%) SABSA
17 28 (6.17%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.98%) Python
2 8 (1.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (1.76%) SQL
3 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.10%) C
4 4 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.44%) R
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) Java 11
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
6 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 152 (33.48%) CISSP
2 84 (18.50%) CISM
3 61 (13.44%) Security Cleared
4 56 (12.33%) Degree
5 45 (9.91%) CRISC
6 40 (8.81%) SC Cleared
7 39 (8.59%) CISA
8 29 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (6.17%) CESG Certified Professional
10 25 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (4.85%) GIAC
12 21 (4.63%) DV Cleared
13 17 (3.74%) FFIEC
14 14 (3.08%) ISACA
15 12 (2.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 12 (2.64%) PMP
15 12 (2.64%) SANS
16 11 (2.42%) CCNA
17 10 (2.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 10 (2.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (29.96%) NIST
2 107 (23.57%) GDPR
3 61 (13.44%) PCI DSS
4 52 (11.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 45 (9.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 32 (7.05%) GRC
7 30 (6.61%) NIST 800
8 29 (6.39%) COBIT
9 27 (5.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (4.63%) ISO 9001
11 18 (3.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 18 (3.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (3.74%) RMADS
13 14 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (3.08%) NCSC
13 14 (3.08%) SLA
14 13 (2.86%) JSP 440
15 12 (2.64%) SOC 2
16 11 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (1.76%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 44 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.66%) XenApp
4 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.44%) Docker
5 2 (0.44%) Firmware
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.64%) SCCM
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.98%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.32%) Ansible
5 6 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.88%) CASB
6 4 (0.88%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.88%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.66%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.66%) Terraform
7 3 (0.66%) TrustSec
7 3 (0.66%) WSUS
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.44%) Nessus
8 2 (0.44%) Puppet
8 2 (0.44%) QRadar
8 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.03%) VMware
3 22 (4.85%) Cisco
4 21 (4.63%) Google
5 15 (3.30%) CheckPoint
6 11 (2.42%) SAP
7 9 (1.98%) HP
7 9 (1.98%) Splunk
8 8 (1.76%) Oracle
8 8 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.54%) CyberArk
9 7 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.54%) Juniper
10 6 (1.32%) McAfee
11 5 (1.10%) Citrix
11 5 (1.10%) F5
11 5 (1.10%) Meraki
11 5 (1.10%) NetScout
11 5 (1.10%) Qualys
11 5 (1.10%) Radware