Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 343 374
Rank change year-on-year +115 +31 -53
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 331 608 650
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.73% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.48% 7.20% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 407 462
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £297 £313 £350
90th Percentile £713 £690 £688
UK median daily rate £516 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +0.73% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £26.63 £27.50 £63.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.18% -56.69% +92.42%
10th Percentile £19.81 £23.25 £61.75
90th Percentile £33.34 £43.75 £65.25
UK median hourly rate £26.63 £27.50 £63.50
% change year-on-year -3.18% -56.69% +92.42%

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 3,158 8,448 10,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.46% 10.21% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,853 5,285 6,781
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £260 £233 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 373 349
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.36 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.17% -6.85% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £55.80 £52.55
Median hourly rate £26.73 £22.18 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.53% -1.43% +2.74%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +131 158 £500 -13.04% 37
South East +103 54 £523 +0.48% 29
South West +75 47 £525 +16.67% 21
North of England +79 42 £511 +10.54% 37
Yorkshire +65 21 £356 -16.18% 11
North West +75 20 £800 +61.62% 22
Midlands +52 20 £475 -5.00% 15
West Midlands +28 15 £525 +5.00% 10
East of England +69 8 £325 -21.21% 11
East Midlands +60 5 £388 -32.61% 5
North East +34 1 £513 +13.89% 4
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 188 (56.80%) Information Security
2 146 (44.11%) Cybersecurity
3 114 (34.44%) CISSP
4 107 (32.33%) Risk Management
5 81 (24.47%) NIST
6 79 (23.87%) CISM
7 70 (21.15%) Security Cleared
8 68 (20.54%) GDPR
9 64 (19.34%) PCI DSS
9 64 (19.34%) Management Information System
9 64 (19.34%) Finance
10 59 (17.82%) Azure
11 57 (17.22%) ITIL
12 53 (16.01%) SC Cleared
13 51 (15.41%) Firewall
14 50 (15.11%) Security Architecture
15 49 (14.80%) SIEM
16 48 (14.50%) Risk Assessment
17 47 (14.20%) Security Management
17 47 (14.20%) CISA
17 47 (14.20%) Public Sector
18 45 (13.60%) Active Directory
19 44 (13.29%) AWS
20 43 (12.99%) Degree
20 43 (12.99%) Microsoft
21 41 (12.39%) Data Protection
21 41 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (12.08%) SaaS
22 40 (12.08%) Information Assurance
23 38 (11.48%) NCSC

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 14 (4.23%) Apache
1 14 (4.23%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.32%) Apache Solr
3 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.21%) IIS
5 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.60%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.30%) CICS
7 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.30%) JBoss
7 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.30%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.30%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.82%) Azure
2 44 (13.29%) AWS
3 40 (12.08%) SaaS
4 15 (4.53%) Office 365
5 14 (4.23%) GCP
6 8 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.42%) Serverless
7 7 (2.11%) PaaS
8 6 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.81%) IaaS
9 4 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.91%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.91%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.60%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 51 (15.41%) Firewall
2 31 (9.37%) Network Security
3 19 (5.74%) X.509
4 15 (4.53%) DNS
5 14 (4.23%) HTTP
6 13 (3.93%) SSL
7 10 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.11%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.11%) WAN
9 6 (1.81%) LAN
9 6 (1.81%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (1.51%) 5G
11 3 (0.91%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.91%) SAN
11 3 (0.91%) Wireless
12 2 (0.60%) Internet
12 2 (0.60%) Skype
12 2 (0.60%) VLAN
12 2 (0.60%) VPN
12 2 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) DB2
5 1 (0.30%) GIS
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.51%) JIRA
2 3 (0.91%) Selenium
3 2 (0.60%) Appium
3 2 (0.60%) JMeter
3 2 (0.60%) JUnit
3 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.60%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.60%) TestNG
3 2 (0.60%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (19.34%) Finance
2 47 (14.20%) Public Sector
3 33 (9.97%) Legal
4 24 (7.25%) Telecoms
5 22 (6.65%) Banking
6 11 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.02%) Marketing
8 9 (2.72%) Electronics
8 9 (2.72%) Law
9 7 (2.11%) Local Government
10 5 (1.51%) Retail
11 3 (0.91%) Police
12 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) International Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (22.66%) Consultant
2 64 (19.34%) Architect
3 63 (19.03%) Security Consultant
4 52 (15.71%) Analyst
5 45 (13.60%) Security Analyst
6 42 (12.69%) Security Architect
7 28 (8.46%) Security Manager
8 23 (6.95%) Information Security Consultant
9 21 (6.34%) Information Manager
9 21 (6.34%) Security Engineer
10 20 (6.04%) Security Officer
11 18 (5.44%) Information Security Manager
12 16 (4.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 15 (4.53%) Information Security Officer
14 14 (4.23%) Information Analyst
14 14 (4.23%) Information Security Analyst
15 12 (3.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 11 (3.32%) IT Manager
17 10 (3.02%) Information Officer
17 10 (3.02%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.34%) SAML
2 11 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (0.91%) .NET
3 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.91%) Spring
3 3 (0.91%) Web Services
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
4 2 (0.60%) REST
4 2 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.30%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.30%) Java EE
5 1 (0.30%) LDAP
5 1 (0.30%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth
5 1 (0.30%) RESTful
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.30%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (19.34%) Management Information System
2 41 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.34%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (6.34%) Public Cloud
4 17 (5.14%) Freedom of Information
5 13 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (3.32%) CESG
7 10 (3.02%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.11%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.81%) BYOD
10 6 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.51%) CMDB
11 5 (1.51%) PKI
11 5 (1.51%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.21%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.21%) Smart Energy
13 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.46%) Windows
2 20 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (2.11%) Linux
5 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.30%) HPUX
7 1 (0.30%) Unix
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (56.80%) Information Security
2 146 (44.11%) Cybersecurity
3 107 (32.33%) Risk Management
4 57 (17.22%) ITIL
5 50 (15.11%) Security Architecture
6 49 (14.80%) SIEM
7 48 (14.50%) Risk Assessment
8 47 (14.20%) Security Management
9 41 (12.39%) Data Protection
10 40 (12.08%) Information Assurance
11 36 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (9.97%) Information Security Management
13 31 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (8.76%) ISMS
15 27 (8.16%) Data Security
15 27 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (7.85%) Incident Management
17 25 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
17 25 (7.55%) Project Management
18 23 (6.95%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.04%) Java
2 18 (5.44%) SQL
3 16 (4.83%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.42%) Python
5 5 (1.51%) C
5 5 (1.51%) Ruby
6 2 (0.60%) PHP
6 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) Java 8
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (34.44%) CISSP
2 79 (23.87%) CISM
3 70 (21.15%) Security Cleared
4 53 (16.01%) SC Cleared
5 47 (14.20%) CISA
6 43 (12.99%) Degree
7 28 (8.46%) GIAC
8 24 (7.25%) CESG Certified Professional
9 19 (5.74%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.93%) ISACA
11 12 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (3.32%) CRISC
13 10 (3.02%) CLAS
14 8 (2.42%) CISMP
14 8 (2.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 7 (2.11%) FFIEC
15 7 (2.11%) GCIH
15 7 (2.11%) IISP
15 7 (2.11%) PMI Certification
15 7 (2.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (24.47%) NIST
2 68 (20.54%) GDPR
3 64 (19.34%) PCI DSS
4 38 (11.48%) NCSC
5 34 (10.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (9.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 28 (8.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 25 (7.55%) COBIT
9 20 (6.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (5.44%) RMADS
11 16 (4.83%) HIPAA
12 15 (4.53%) ISO 9001
13 11 (3.32%) SLA
14 7 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (2.11%) JSP 440
15 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (1.21%) ISAE 3402
16 4 (1.21%) QA
17 3 (0.91%) AICPA
17 3 (0.91%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 45 (13.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.11%) Docker
3 6 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.23%) Ansible
1 14 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (4.23%) Puppet
2 10 (3.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.81%) SCOM
4 6 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.21%) Nessus
5 4 (1.21%) Terraform
6 3 (0.91%) SCCM
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.60%) Nagios
7 2 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.30%) Grafana
8 1 (0.30%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.44%) Oracle
2 18 (5.44%) Splunk
3 17 (5.14%) SAP
4 12 (3.63%) Cisco
5 9 (2.72%) Qualys
6 8 (2.42%) HP
7 7 (2.11%) Infor
7 7 (2.11%) VMware
8 6 (1.81%) LogicMonitor
9 4 (1.21%) Google
9 4 (1.21%) IBM
9 4 (1.21%) NetApp
10 3 (0.91%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.91%) EMC
10 3 (0.91%) LogRhythm
10 3 (0.91%) McAfee
10 3 (0.91%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.60%) Centrify
11 2 (0.60%) Guidewire