Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 303 258 308
Rank change year-on-year -45 +50 +72
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 589 327 558
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.99% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.58% 8.37% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 217 388
10th Percentile £400 £320 £325
25th Percentile £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £630 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £680 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
10th Percentile £38.25 £26.56 "
25th Percentile £43.95 £26.62 £16.77
Median hourly rate £50.56 £26.74 £17.16
Median % change year-on-year +89.12% +55.80% -76.33%
75th Percentile £56.00 £26.85 £17.55
90th Percentile £59.53 £26.92 "
UK median hourly rate £42.73 £26.74 £17.16
% change year-on-year +59.81% +55.80% -76.33%

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 8,950 3,908 7,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.98% 11.80% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,093 2,557 4,730
10th Percentile £263 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £374 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 191 289
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.44
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% +3.78%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £21.05 £20.88
% change year-on-year +1.57% +0.84% +3.16%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -36 299 £550 +4.76% 132
South East -59 95 £525 +5.00% 47
South West -30 58 £575 +21.05% 26
North of England -41 51 £475 +2.70% 60
North West -29 33 £540 +8.00% 32
Midlands -55 21 £588 +25.67% 37
West Midlands -49 19 £613 +29.63% 26
East of England -37 18 £500 -18.37% 22
Yorkshire -33 14 £245 -42.35% 23
North East - 4 £488 - 5
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 268 (45.50%) Information Security
2 219 (37.18%) Cybersecurity
3 170 (28.86%) Risk Management
4 169 (28.69%) NIST
5 166 (28.18%) CISSP
6 148 (25.13%) Finance
7 145 (24.62%) Social Skills
8 134 (22.75%) Azure
9 128 (21.73%) CISM
10 115 (19.52%) GDPR
11 111 (18.85%) Security Cleared
12 97 (16.47%) ITIL
12 97 (16.47%) Firewall
12 97 (16.47%) SC Cleared
13 96 (16.30%) Security Management
14 90 (15.28%) Windows
15 88 (14.94%) Active Directory
16 85 (14.43%) PCI DSS
17 82 (13.92%) Management Information System
17 82 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
18 79 (13.41%) Microsoft
18 79 (13.41%) ISMS
19 76 (12.90%) SIEM
20 75 (12.73%) AWS
21 74 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
22 71 (12.05%) Information Security Management
23 69 (11.71%) Security Architecture
23 69 (11.71%) Microsoft 365
24 68 (11.54%) Degree
25 58 (9.85%) Vulnerability 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 9 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.17%) IIS
3 1 (0.17%) JBoss
3 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.34%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 134 (22.75%) Azure
2 75 (12.73%) AWS
3 69 (11.71%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (8.66%) SaaS
5 26 (4.41%) GCP
6 22 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (3.57%) IaaS
8 13 (2.21%) PaaS
9 9 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.36%) Azure Sentinel
10 8 (1.36%) Serverless
11 7 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.85%) Route 53
12 5 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (16.47%) Firewall
2 43 (7.30%) Network Security
3 32 (5.43%) DNS
4 28 (4.75%) DHCP
5 19 (3.23%) VPN
6 17 (2.89%) X.509
7 16 (2.72%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.55%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (2.21%) Internet
10 9 (1.53%) WAN
11 8 (1.36%) VLAN
12 7 (1.19%) HTTP
13 6 (1.02%) Intranet
13 6 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.85%) 5G
14 5 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.85%) IPsec
14 5 (0.85%) LAN
14 5 (0.85%) SSL
15 4 (0.68%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
2 5 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
2 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.51%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.51%) Power BI
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.34%) Apache Ignite
4 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.34%) Flink
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) GIS
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
2 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.34%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.34%) Snyk
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) JMeter
4 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 148 (25.13%) Finance
2 145 (24.62%) Social Skills
3 47 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (7.64%) Public Sector
5 38 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 32 (5.43%) Banking
7 30 (5.09%) Legal
8 21 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (3.23%) Manufacturing
9 19 (3.23%) Marketing
10 16 (2.72%) Electronics
11 14 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
15 8 (1.36%) Back Office
16 7 (1.19%) Games
16 7 (1.19%) Local Government
17 5 (0.85%) French Language
17 5 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (17.49%) Consultant
2 100 (16.98%) Architect
3 88 (14.94%) Analyst
4 85 (14.43%) Security Consultant
5 66 (11.21%) Security Architect
6 65 (11.04%) Security Engineer
7 61 (10.36%) Security Analyst
8 43 (7.30%) Security Manager
9 29 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 25 (4.24%) Information Security Consultant
11 21 (3.57%) Information Analyst
11 21 (3.57%) Security Technical Consultant
11 21 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
11 21 (3.57%) Technical Security Consultant
12 19 (3.23%) Security Specialist
13 18 (3.06%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.06%) Information Security Analyst
13 18 (3.06%) Security Project Manager
14 17 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 17 (2.89%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.74%) SAML
2 16 (2.72%) Middleware
3 11 (1.87%) Web Services
4 5 (0.85%) REST
5 4 (0.68%) .NET
6 3 (0.51%) ARM Templates
6 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.51%) OAuth
6 3 (0.51%) OpenID
6 3 (0.51%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.51%) SOAP
7 2 (0.34%) JSON
7 2 (0.34%) Kafka
7 2 (0.34%) Node.js
8 1 (0.17%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.17%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.17%) Next.js
8 1 (0.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.92%) Management Information System
2 27 (4.58%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.55%) PKI
5 12 (2.04%) CESG
5 12 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.19%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.02%) User Experience
11 5 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.68%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 90 (15.28%) Windows
2 37 (6.28%) Windows Server
3 35 (5.94%) Linux
4 15 (2.55%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.02%) Android
7 6 (1.02%) Unix
8 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.85%) VMS
9 4 (0.68%) HPUX
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (45.50%) Information Security
2 219 (37.18%) Cybersecurity
3 170 (28.86%) Risk Management
4 97 (16.47%) ITIL
5 96 (16.30%) Security Management
6 82 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (13.41%) ISMS
8 76 (12.90%) SIEM
9 74 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 71 (12.05%) Information Security Management
11 69 (11.71%) Security Architecture
12 58 (9.85%) Vulnerability Management
13 55 (9.34%) Risk Assessment
14 53 (9.00%) Data Protection
14 53 (9.00%) Incident Management
15 49 (8.32%) Service Management
16 46 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (7.47%) OWASP
17 44 (7.47%) Security Operations
18 43 (7.30%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.72%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.55%) C
3 10 (1.70%) Python
4 7 (1.19%) SQL
5 6 (1.02%) C#
6 5 (0.85%) Bash
7 4 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.34%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.34%) Perl
8 2 (0.34%) R
8 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (28.18%) CISSP
2 128 (21.73%) CISM
3 111 (18.85%) Security Cleared
4 97 (16.47%) SC Cleared
5 68 (11.54%) Degree
6 57 (9.68%) CISA
7 39 (6.62%) CRISC
8 34 (5.77%) CESG Certified Professional
8 34 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (4.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 20 (3.40%) DV Cleared
10 20 (3.40%) GIAC
10 20 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (3.23%) SANS
12 18 (3.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (2.72%) CISMP
14 15 (2.55%) CEH
15 14 (2.38%) CLAS
16 12 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (28.69%) NIST
2 115 (19.52%) GDPR
3 85 (14.43%) PCI DSS
4 51 (8.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 47 (7.98%) GRC
6 44 (7.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (7.30%) COBIT
8 39 (6.62%) NCSC
9 29 (4.92%) NIST 800
10 28 (4.75%) SOC 2
11 25 (4.24%) JSP 440
11 25 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (3.57%) SLA
13 20 (3.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 19 (3.23%) ISO 9001
14 19 (3.23%) RMADS
15 13 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 13 (2.21%) ISO 22301
15 13 (2.21%) QA
16 10 (1.70%) HIPAA
System Software
1 88 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.36%) Docker
5 6 (1.02%) Firmware
6 5 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.34%) Squid
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (3.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 21 (3.57%) Terraform
3 19 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.70%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.19%) CASB
7 6 (1.02%) Ansible
8 5 (0.85%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.85%) Puppet
8 5 (0.85%) SCCM
8 5 (0.85%) WSUS
9 4 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.68%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.68%) WebInspect
10 3 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (0.51%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.51%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 79 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.79%) VMware
3 28 (4.75%) Cisco
4 15 (2.55%) Google
4 15 (2.55%) SAP
5 14 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 12 (2.04%) Qualys
7 11 (1.87%) Oracle
7 11 (1.87%) Splunk
8 9 (1.53%) HP
9 8 (1.36%) Citrix
9 8 (1.36%) CyberArk
9 8 (1.36%) McAfee
10 7 (1.19%) LogRhythm
10 7 (1.19%) Tripwire
11 6 (1.02%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.85%) Juniper
12 5 (0.85%) Meraki
12 5 (0.85%) Sparx
13 4 (0.68%) Trend Micro