Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 298 371 271
Rank change year-on-year +73 -100 +81
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 551 623 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.69% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.15% 6.41% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 404 510
England median daily rate £500 £518 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +8.95% +4.11%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £725 £721 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
England median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% +45.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £21.92 £71.25 £16.77
90th Percentile £47.50 £73.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year -37.93% +48.72% -11.36%

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 6,764 9,717 11,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.20% 10.73% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,226 6,156 7,761
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £236 £258 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 323 307
England median hourly rate £23.68 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.94% -1.72% -11.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £20.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year +11.88% -1.72% -12.04%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +64 204 £550 - 92
South East +27 110 £480 -5.88% 57
North of England +24 80 £463 -7.50% 66
Midlands +62 65 £500 -9.09% 58
South West +28 53 £450 +3.45% 29
West Midlands +54 46 £550 -10.93% 48
North West +10 40 £500 -0.10% 34
East of England +32 35 £379 -5.31% 36
Yorkshire +39 34 £438 -2.78% 31
East Midlands +33 17 £450 +12.50% 10
North East +7 5 £446 -4.19% 1
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 282 (51.18%) Information Security
2 186 (33.76%) CISSP
3 143 (25.95%) NIST
4 132 (23.96%) Cybersecurity
5 130 (23.59%) CISM
6 126 (22.87%) Risk Management
7 116 (21.05%) ITIL
8 115 (20.87%) Finance
9 110 (19.96%) AWS
10 108 (19.60%) Firewall
11 104 (18.87%) PCI DSS
12 97 (17.60%) Security Architecture
13 96 (17.42%) GDPR
14 94 (17.06%) Azure
15 93 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 92 (16.70%) Security Cleared
17 82 (14.88%) Management Information System
18 80 (14.52%) Security Management
19 77 (13.97%) SIEM
20 71 (12.89%) Network Security
21 68 (12.34%) Windows
21 68 (12.34%) Microsoft
22 65 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (11.62%) Active Directory
23 64 (11.62%) Data Protection
24 63 (11.43%) ISMS
24 63 (11.43%) Project Management
25 60 (10.89%) Linux
26 59 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
27 56 (10.16%) CISA

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 20 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.18%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.81%) IIS
3 10 (1.81%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.73%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) Confluence
5 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (0.54%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 110 (19.96%) AWS
2 94 (17.06%) Azure
3 56 (10.16%) SaaS
4 36 (6.53%) Office 365
5 32 (5.81%) PaaS
6 30 (5.44%) IaaS
7 27 (4.90%) GCP
8 9 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.45%) Serverless
10 7 (1.27%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.73%) Akamai
12 4 (0.73%) Amazon Cognito
12 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.73%) GitHub
12 4 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 108 (19.60%) Firewall
2 71 (12.89%) Network Security
3 30 (5.44%) VPN
4 23 (4.17%) WAN
5 17 (3.09%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.72%) LAN
7 13 (2.36%) DNS
7 13 (2.36%) Internet
7 13 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.36%) X.509
8 12 (2.18%) VLAN
8 12 (2.18%) Wireless
9 11 (2.00%) MPLS
10 10 (1.81%) OSPF
10 10 (1.81%) SAN
11 8 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.45%) VoIP
12 7 (1.27%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (1.27%) Skype
13 6 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.91%) Big Data
4 5 (0.91%) MySQL
4 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.54%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.54%) Bigtable
6 3 (0.54%) QlikView
6 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.36%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.36%) Looker
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.18%) Burp Suite
2 7 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.27%) JIRA
3 4 (0.73%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.73%) git-flow
4 2 (0.36%) GitLab
4 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
5 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 115 (20.87%) Finance
2 41 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 35 (6.35%) Legal
4 30 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.90%) Retail
6 26 (4.72%) Banking
7 12 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.81%) Law
9 9 (1.63%) Police
10 8 (1.45%) Electronics
10 8 (1.45%) Marketing
11 5 (0.91%) Automotive
12 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) Czech Language
13 2 (0.36%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 112 (20.33%) Architect
2 88 (15.97%) Security Architect
3 83 (15.06%) Analyst
4 72 (13.07%) Consultant
5 58 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 51 (9.26%) Security Manager
7 49 (8.89%) Security Analyst
8 41 (7.44%) Security Engineer
9 37 (6.72%) Information Manager
10 27 (4.90%) Cloud Architect
11 26 (4.72%) Security Officer
12 25 (4.54%) Information Security Manager
13 24 (4.36%) Information Security Officer
14 22 (3.99%) Information Officer
15 21 (3.81%) Head of Security
15 21 (3.81%) Information Security Consultant
16 19 (3.45%) Information Analyst
16 19 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
16 19 (3.45%) Project Manager
17 18 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.08%) Web Services
2 13 (2.36%) JSON
3 12 (2.18%) SAML
4 7 (1.27%) XML
5 6 (1.09%) J2EE
6 5 (0.91%) REST
7 4 (0.73%) Node.js
7 4 (0.73%) Spring
8 3 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.54%) OAuth
9 2 (0.36%) .NET
9 2 (0.36%) EJB
9 2 (0.36%) LDAP
9 2 (0.36%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.36%) OpenID
9 2 (0.36%) RESTful
9 2 (0.36%) SOAP
9 2 (0.36%) YAML
10 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.88%) Management Information System
2 45 (8.17%) Data Centre
3 40 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.90%) CESG
4 16 (2.90%) PKI
5 12 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.63%) Clustering
8 9 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.45%) SCADA
10 7 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.09%) CCTV
11 6 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.09%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.09%) User Experience
12 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (12.34%) Windows
2 60 (10.89%) Linux
3 22 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.18%) Unix
6 10 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.73%) CentOS
9 3 (0.54%) Debian
9 3 (0.54%) VMS
10 2 (0.36%) Android
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (51.18%) Information Security
2 132 (23.96%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (22.87%) Risk Management
4 116 (21.05%) ITIL
5 97 (17.60%) Security Architecture
6 80 (14.52%) Security Management
7 77 (13.97%) SIEM
8 65 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (11.62%) Data Protection
10 63 (11.43%) ISMS
10 63 (11.43%) Project Management
11 59 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
13 50 (9.07%) DevOps
14 48 (8.71%) Information Security Management
15 46 (8.35%) Security Operations
16 44 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
16 44 (7.99%) Risk Assessment
17 41 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (6.90%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.81%) Python
2 20 (3.63%) Java
2 20 (3.63%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.45%) SQL
4 15 (2.72%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.72%) C
5 10 (1.81%) Ruby
6 7 (1.27%) Perl
7 5 (0.91%) C#
7 5 (0.91%) VBA
8 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.73%) VBScript
9 3 (0.54%) Go
10 2 (0.36%) C++
10 2 (0.36%) PHP
10 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 186 (33.76%) CISSP
2 130 (23.59%) CISM
3 92 (16.70%) Security Cleared
4 56 (10.16%) CISA
5 54 (9.80%) SC Cleared
6 48 (8.71%) Degree
7 39 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (5.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 30 (5.44%) GIAC
10 29 (5.26%) CRISC
11 26 (4.72%) SANS
12 25 (4.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 22 (3.99%) CLAS
14 20 (3.63%) DV Cleared
15 17 (3.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 16 (2.90%) CCSP
17 15 (2.72%) TOGAF Certification
18 14 (2.54%) CEH
19 12 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
20 11 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (25.95%) NIST
2 104 (18.87%) PCI DSS
3 96 (17.42%) GDPR
4 93 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 50 (9.07%) COBIT
6 41 (7.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (5.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (5.44%) NCSC
9 20 (3.63%) ISO 22301
10 18 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 16 (2.90%) ISO 9001
11 16 (2.90%) SLA
12 12 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 12 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (1.81%) PMO
14 9 (1.63%) JSP 440
14 9 (1.63%) NIST 800
15 7 (1.27%) ISO 31000
16 6 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 64 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.09%) Docker
4 15 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.45%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.45%) vSphere
6 5 (0.91%) XenApp
7 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
9 2 (0.36%) Snort
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (4.72%) Nessus
2 12 (2.18%) Ansible
2 12 (2.18%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.81%) CASB
4 10 (1.81%) Terraform
5 9 (1.63%) Puppet
6 8 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (1.45%) SELinux
6 8 (1.45%) vCenter Server
6 8 (1.45%) vRealize
7 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.27%) RSA Archer
8 6 (1.09%) QRadar
8 6 (1.09%) SCCM
9 5 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.91%) SCOM
9 5 (0.91%) Suricata
9 5 (0.91%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.71%) Cisco
3 43 (7.80%) VMware
4 33 (5.99%) Splunk
5 29 (5.26%) Qualys
6 18 (3.27%) Citrix
6 18 (3.27%) McAfee
7 17 (3.09%) Oracle
8 15 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.54%) Google
10 11 (2.00%) Palo Alto
10 11 (2.00%) Symantec
11 9 (1.63%) Fortinet
11 9 (1.63%) Rapid7
11 9 (1.63%) SAP
12 8 (1.45%) Alibaba
12 8 (1.45%) F5
12 8 (1.45%) HP
13 6 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.09%) Incapsula