Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 349 329
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 -45
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 664 684 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.75% 6.28% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 459 397
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £340 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
England median hourly rate £31.25 £63.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.79% +92.42% -29.41%
10th Percentile £23.63 £61.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £65.25 £46.10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £61.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year -43.32% +87.12% -33.93%

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 8,568 10,900 9,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.29% 11.81% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,315 6,968 6,513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 347 328
England median hourly rate £23.34 £24.56 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +29.26% -20.83%
10th Percentile £10.78 £12.37 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.70 £52.60 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.96% +15.00% -16.97%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in England

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor 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 27 June 2019. 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 +13 276 £575 +10.36% 27
South East +41 173 £500 -9.09% 4
North of England +4 69 £500 +5.26% 17
South West +2 63 £475 +11.76% 7
Midlands -6 55 £475 - 17
West Midlands +4 49 £475 +5.56% 9
North West +10 32 £513 +20.59% 11
Yorkshire -6 25 £510 +7.37% 4
East of England +5 22 £438 -12.50% 2
North East +30 12 £438 -35.19% 2
East Midlands -1 6 - - 7
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 335 (50.45%) Information Security
2 210 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
3 192 (28.92%) CISSP
4 177 (26.66%) PCI DSS
5 174 (26.20%) NIST
6 135 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
7 134 (20.18%) GDPR
8 130 (19.58%) CISM
9 127 (19.13%) Risk Management
10 124 (18.67%) Finance
11 119 (17.92%) Management Information System
12 116 (17.47%) SIEM
13 111 (16.72%) ITIL
14 108 (16.27%) Security Cleared
14 108 (16.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 103 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
16 102 (15.36%) Linux
16 102 (15.36%) Microsoft
17 98 (14.76%) Firewall
18 97 (14.61%) Windows
19 92 (13.86%) Security Architecture
19 92 (13.86%) Security Operations
20 85 (12.80%) DevOps
21 78 (11.75%) SC Cleared
22 77 (11.60%) Identity Access Management
23 75 (11.30%) Security Management
24 74 (11.14%) CISA
25 71 (10.69%) Penetration Testing
26 69 (10.39%) Data Protection
27 68 (10.24%) OWASP

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 21 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.36%) IIS
3 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.75%) Apache
5 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.60%) WordPress
6 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.05%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 135 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (7.68%) Office 365
4 49 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (4.22%) SaaS
6 11 (1.66%) IaaS
6 11 (1.66%) PaaS
7 10 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.20%) Serverless
9 6 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.60%) G Suite
12 2 (0.30%) Akamai
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.30%) Slack
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 98 (14.76%) Firewall
2 40 (6.02%) Network Security
3 29 (4.37%) DNS
4 28 (4.22%) WAN
5 25 (3.77%) VPN
6 24 (3.61%) Internet
7 21 (3.16%) LAN
8 19 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.96%) DHCP
10 8 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.05%) SAN
11 7 (1.05%) VoIP
11 7 (1.05%) Wireless
12 6 (0.90%) Skype
12 6 (0.90%) SMTP
12 6 (0.90%) VLAN
13 5 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.36%) Big Data
3 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.75%) MySQL
5 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.30%) EDMS
7 2 (0.30%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.30%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) QlikView
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 30 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (2.86%) JIRA
4 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.60%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.60%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 124 (18.67%) Finance
2 54 (8.13%) Legal
3 40 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 34 (5.12%) Retail
5 20 (3.01%) Banking
6 14 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.66%) Law
9 7 (1.05%) Marketing
10 5 (0.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (19.43%) Architect
2 110 (16.57%) Consultant
3 100 (15.06%) Security Architect
4 94 (14.16%) Analyst
4 94 (14.16%) Security Consultant
5 65 (9.79%) Security Analyst
6 54 (8.13%) Security Manager
7 53 (7.98%) Security Engineer
8 36 (5.42%) Information Security Consultant
9 34 (5.12%) Information Manager
10 32 (4.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 30 (4.52%) Information Security Manager
11 30 (4.52%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.46%) Security Specialist
13 22 (3.31%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (3.31%) Security Officer
14 20 (3.01%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 20 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.56%) Information Analyst
15 17 (2.56%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.93%) Web Services
2 11 (1.66%) OpenID
3 9 (1.36%) SAML
4 8 (1.20%) Kafka
4 8 (1.20%) OAuth
5 7 (1.05%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.90%) LDAP
6 6 (0.90%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.75%) Node.js
7 5 (0.75%) REST
8 4 (0.60%) JSON
8 4 (0.60%) SOAP
9 3 (0.45%) .NET
9 3 (0.45%) CakePHP
9 3 (0.45%) EDIFACT
9 3 (0.45%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.30%) CSS
10 2 (0.30%) J2EE
10 2 (0.30%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 40 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.46%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (3.16%) CESG
6 20 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (2.56%) PKI
8 15 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.20%) Cyberattack
13 7 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.05%) NHS
13 7 (1.05%) PMI
14 6 (0.90%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (15.36%) Linux
2 97 (14.61%) Windows
3 40 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.56%) Unix
7 14 (2.11%) Solaris
8 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.60%) Debian
12 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.60%) openSUSE
12 4 (0.60%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.30%) CentOS
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (50.45%) Information Security
2 210 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (19.13%) Risk Management
4 116 (17.47%) SIEM
5 111 (16.72%) ITIL
6 92 (13.86%) Security Architecture
6 92 (13.86%) Security Operations
7 85 (12.80%) DevOps
8 77 (11.60%) Identity Access Management
9 75 (11.30%) Security Management
10 71 (10.69%) Penetration Testing
11 69 (10.39%) Data Protection
12 68 (10.24%) OWASP
13 64 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 60 (9.04%) Information Assurance
15 57 (8.58%) Project Management
16 56 (8.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 54 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (7.83%) TOGAF
19 49 (7.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.52%) Java
2 24 (3.61%) SQL
3 23 (3.46%) Python
4 19 (2.86%) C
5 18 (2.71%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.96%) C#
7 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.90%) C++
8 6 (0.90%) Ruby
9 4 (0.60%) PHP
10 3 (0.45%) R
11 2 (0.30%) Scala
11 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.30%) VBScript
12 1 (0.15%) COBOL
12 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 192 (28.92%) CISSP
2 130 (19.58%) CISM
3 108 (16.27%) Security Cleared
4 78 (11.75%) SC Cleared
5 74 (11.14%) CISA
6 50 (7.53%) Degree
7 43 (6.48%) SANS
8 36 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (4.67%) GIAC
10 30 (4.52%) AWS Certification
11 29 (4.37%) RHCE
12 27 (4.07%) CESG Certified Professional
12 27 (4.07%) DV Cleared
13 26 (3.92%) CRISC
14 18 (2.71%) CLAS
14 18 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (2.56%) CEH
15 17 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (26.66%) PCI DSS
2 174 (26.20%) NIST
3 134 (20.18%) GDPR
4 108 (16.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 54 (8.13%) COBIT
6 49 (7.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (5.12%) ISO 9001
8 33 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 17 (2.56%) NCSC
11 15 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 14 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 14 (2.11%) NIST 800
13 12 (1.81%) QA
14 11 (1.66%) ISO 22301
14 11 (1.66%) JSP 440
15 10 (1.51%) RMADS
16 9 (1.36%) ISAE 3402
17 8 (1.20%) PMO
17 8 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 18 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.05%) Docker
6 6 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.90%) XenApp
7 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.45%) vSphere
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.30%) HDFS
10 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.30%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.30%) Squid
10 2 (0.30%) Varnish
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 40 (6.02%) Puppet
2 35 (5.27%) Ansible
3 33 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (4.37%) SELinux
5 16 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (2.26%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.26%) Nessus
7 11 (1.66%) QRadar
8 7 (1.05%) CASB
8 7 (1.05%) HP ALM
8 7 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.75%) Terraform
10 4 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.60%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.60%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.60%) IBM Guardium
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.60%) SCCM
10 4 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 102 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.58%) Splunk
3 47 (7.08%) Qualys
4 40 (6.02%) Cisco
5 37 (5.57%) VMware
6 34 (5.12%) Red Hat
7 33 (4.97%) Google
8 31 (4.67%) Oracle
9 21 (3.16%) SAP
10 15 (2.26%) ForgeRock
10 15 (2.26%) IBM
11 14 (2.11%) Citrix
12 13 (1.96%) Fortinet
12 13 (1.96%) HP
13 12 (1.81%) McAfee
13 12 (1.81%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.36%) ArcSight
15 9 (1.36%) Imperva
15 9 (1.36%) Juniper