Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 327 235 352
Rank change year-on-year -92 +117 +37
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 524 282 571
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 1.06% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.28% 9.11% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 187 399
10th Percentile £356 £315 £338
25th Percentile £425 £396 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £581 £625
90th Percentile £731 £645 £725
UK median daily rate £545 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.35 £18.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +230.68% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.68 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year +144.79% - -

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 8,345 3,096 8,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.54% 11.66% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,646 1,981 5,594
10th Percentile £263 £281 £250
25th Percentile £384 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £690 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £471 £450
% change year-on-year +6.10% +4.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 138 355
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.19 £22.25 £20.89
Median % change year-on-year -9.28% +6.51% -0.52%
75th Percentile £46.38 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £56.15
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.05 £20.75
% change year-on-year -4.99% +1.45% +3.75%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -81 273 £550 +4.76% 126
South East -68 76 £511 -1.80% 61
North of England -54 58 £444 +7.58% 79
South West -29 51 £563 +18.42% 31
North West -40 30 £444 -22.83% 39
Yorkshire -41 26 £245 -38.75% 23
West Midlands -61 20 £575 +21.05% 43
Midlands -77 20 £575 +21.37% 50
East of England -35 19 £450 +27.21% 11
North East - 2 £625 - 17
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 269 (51.34%) Information Security
2 194 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (33.02%) CISSP
4 168 (32.06%) NIST
5 151 (28.82%) Risk Management
6 138 (26.34%) Finance
7 120 (22.90%) GDPR
8 115 (21.95%) Social Skills
9 114 (21.76%) CISM
9 114 (21.76%) Azure
10 92 (17.56%) Firewall
11 88 (16.79%) ITIL
12 87 (16.60%) Security Architecture
13 84 (16.03%) Security Cleared
14 83 (15.84%) Microsoft
15 82 (15.65%) Security Management
16 76 (14.50%) Management Information System
17 74 (14.12%) PCI DSS
18 71 (13.55%) Information Security Management
19 69 (13.17%) SC Cleared
19 69 (13.17%) ISMS
20 67 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
20 67 (12.79%) AWS
21 65 (12.40%) Degree
22 64 (12.21%) Active Directory
22 64 (12.21%) Windows
23 63 (12.02%) Microsoft 365
24 59 (11.26%) SIEM
25 56 (10.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
26 54 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.76%) Apache
3 3 (0.57%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.19%) nginx
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 114 (21.76%) Azure
2 67 (12.79%) AWS
3 63 (12.02%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (9.73%) SaaS
5 33 (6.30%) GCP
6 32 (6.11%) IaaS
7 20 (3.82%) PaaS
8 11 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.72%) Azure Sentinel
10 7 (1.34%) Serverless
11 6 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.57%) Route 53
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (17.56%) Firewall
2 37 (7.06%) Network Security
3 19 (3.63%) VPN
4 18 (3.44%) DNS
5 17 (3.24%) DHCP
6 13 (2.48%) WAN
7 12 (2.29%) SAN
7 12 (2.29%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.91%) Intranet
8 10 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.72%) Internet
9 9 (1.72%) X.509
10 8 (1.53%) LAN
10 8 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.34%) VoIP
12 6 (1.15%) Wireless
13 5 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.95%) DMZ
13 5 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
2 4 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.57%) Big Data
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.38%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.38%) GIS
4 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Ignite
5 1 (0.19%) Flink
5 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) JIRA
2 5 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) JMeter
5 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.19%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.19%) Postman
5 1 (0.19%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Serenity BDD
5 1 (0.19%) Snyk
5 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (26.34%) Finance
2 115 (21.95%) Social Skills
3 38 (7.25%) Public Sector
4 35 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.68%) Legal
5 26 (4.96%) Banking
6 23 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.82%) Marketing
8 19 (3.63%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (3.44%) Manufacturing
10 16 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (2.48%) Electronics
12 12 (2.29%) Law
13 11 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.95%) Local Government
17 4 (0.76%) Retail
18 3 (0.57%) Billing
18 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (18.89%) Architect
2 97 (18.51%) Consultant
3 80 (15.27%) Security Consultant
4 77 (14.69%) Security Architect
5 68 (12.98%) Analyst
6 45 (8.59%) Security Analyst
7 42 (8.02%) Security Engineer
8 41 (7.82%) Security Manager
9 29 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 27 (5.15%) Information Security Consultant
11 21 (4.01%) Information Security Manager
12 20 (3.82%) Information Analyst
13 19 (3.63%) Coordinator
13 19 (3.63%) Information Manager
13 19 (3.63%) Technical Consultant
14 18 (3.44%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.44%) Security Technical Consultant
14 18 (3.44%) Technical Security Consultant
15 17 (3.24%) Information Security Analyst
15 17 (3.24%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.67%) SAML
2 8 (1.53%) Middleware
2 8 (1.53%) Web Services
3 5 (0.95%) OpenID
4 4 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.76%) OAuth
5 3 (0.57%) REST
5 3 (0.57%) SOAP
6 2 (0.38%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) ADO
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.19%) JSON
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.50%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.05%) CESG
4 12 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (1.53%) PKI
6 8 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.34%) NHS
8 6 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.95%) Clustering
10 4 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.76%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.57%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.21%) Windows
2 35 (6.68%) Linux
3 20 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.63%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.29%) VMS
6 6 (1.15%) Unix
7 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.76%) Android
8 4 (0.76%) Solaris
9 3 (0.57%) HPUX
9 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (51.34%) Information Security
2 194 (37.02%) Cybersecurity
3 151 (28.82%) Risk Management
4 88 (16.79%) ITIL
5 87 (16.60%) Security Architecture
6 82 (15.65%) Security Management
7 71 (13.55%) Information Security Management
8 69 (13.17%) ISMS
9 67 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (11.26%) SIEM
11 54 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (9.73%) Risk Assessment
13 47 (8.97%) Project Management
14 46 (8.78%) Data Protection
14 46 (8.78%) Vulnerability Management
15 37 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
15 37 (7.06%) Identity Access Management
15 37 (7.06%) TOGAF
16 36 (6.87%) OWASP
17 35 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.72%) PowerShell
2 8 (1.53%) Python
3 7 (1.34%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.15%) SQL
5 4 (0.76%) Java
6 3 (0.57%) C
7 2 (0.38%) C#
7 2 (0.38%) R
8 1 (0.19%) Java 11
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 173 (33.02%) CISSP
2 114 (21.76%) CISM
3 84 (16.03%) Security Cleared
4 69 (13.17%) SC Cleared
5 65 (12.40%) Degree
6 49 (9.35%) CRISC
7 46 (8.78%) CISA
8 40 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (5.53%) GIAC
11 25 (4.77%) CESG Certified Professional
12 19 (3.63%) SANS
13 18 (3.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (3.24%) DV Cleared
15 16 (3.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 15 (2.86%) CCNA
17 14 (2.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 14 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (2.48%) FFIEC
18 13 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (32.06%) NIST
2 120 (22.90%) GDPR
3 74 (14.12%) PCI DSS
4 56 (10.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 46 (8.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (8.78%) GRC
6 34 (6.49%) COBIT
7 32 (6.11%) NIST 800
8 29 (5.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (5.15%) SOC 2
10 26 (4.96%) ISO 9001
11 22 (4.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 21 (4.01%) NCSC
13 17 (3.24%) JSP 440
14 14 (2.67%) RMADS
15 13 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 13 (2.48%) SLA
16 10 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 9 (1.72%) ISO 22301
18 8 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 64 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.76%) Docker
5 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.38%) Firmware
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.38%) Squid
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.38%) XenApp
6 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (2.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 12 (2.29%) SCCM
3 9 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.34%) WSUS
5 6 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.15%) Terraform
6 5 (0.95%) Ansible
6 5 (0.95%) CASB
7 4 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.76%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.76%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.57%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.57%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.57%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.57%) TrustSec
8 3 (0.57%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.38%) QRadar
9 2 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.82%) VMware
3 29 (5.53%) Cisco
4 21 (4.01%) Google
5 16 (3.05%) CheckPoint
6 13 (2.48%) SAP
7 12 (2.29%) Oracle
8 11 (2.10%) HP
9 9 (1.72%) Meraki
9 9 (1.72%) Qualys
10 8 (1.53%) McAfee
10 8 (1.53%) Splunk
11 7 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.15%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.15%) Darktrace
13 5 (0.95%) CrowdStrike
13 5 (0.95%) LogRhythm
14 4 (0.76%) FireEye
14 4 (0.76%) Juniper
14 4 (0.76%) Rapid7