Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 290 321 291
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30 +60
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 489 720 821
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.61% 7.53% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 470 514
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £321 £356 £316
90th Percentile £713 £738 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.16 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.97% -30.00% +150.00%
10th Percentile £16.77 £26.25 £20.95
90th Percentile £17.55 £62.13 £60.60
UK median hourly rate £17.16 £35.00 £50.34
% change year-on-year -50.97% -30.47% +83.04%

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 5,677 9,566 11,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.04% 10.75% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,485 6,036 7,653
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £236 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 314 330
Median hourly rate £25.68 £22.00 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.73% +0.46% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.39 £10.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £24.44 £21.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -0.55% +4.91%

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 +54 183 £500 -13.04% 49
South East +23 107 £500 -2.44% 43
South West +49 69 £488 +8.33% 33
North of England +28 62 £511 +2.25% 44
Midlands +40 38 £525 -2.33% 27
North West +29 36 £525 +3.65% 30
East of England +41 32 £290 -31.76% 20
West Midlands +37 25 £544 -9.38% 23
Yorkshire +32 21 £488 +8.33% 12
East Midlands +30 12 £450 +16.05% 4
North East -1 4 £481 +13.24% 2
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 278 (56.85%) Information Security
2 170 (34.76%) CISSP
3 153 (31.29%) Cybersecurity
4 136 (27.81%) NIST
5 131 (26.79%) Risk Management
6 119 (24.34%) CISM
7 98 (20.04%) GDPR
8 93 (19.02%) Firewall
9 92 (18.81%) ITIL
10 83 (16.97%) PCI DSS
10 83 (16.97%) Azure
11 79 (16.16%) Management Information System
12 77 (15.75%) AWS
13 76 (15.54%) Security Management
14 75 (15.34%) Finance
15 74 (15.13%) Security Cleared
16 73 (14.93%) Security Architecture
17 64 (13.09%) SIEM
18 61 (12.47%) Risk Assessment
19 59 (12.07%) Windows
20 57 (11.66%) Active Directory
21 56 (11.45%) Network Security
22 55 (11.25%) CISA
23 54 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
23 54 (11.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 53 (10.84%) Degree
25 52 (10.63%) Public Sector
26 51 (10.43%) Data Protection
27 50 (10.22%) Penetration Testing
27 50 (10.22%) Information Security 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 21 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.84%) IIS
3 8 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.82%) Apache
4 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.61%) Confluence
5 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.41%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (0.61%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.41%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.97%) Azure
2 77 (15.75%) AWS
3 45 (9.20%) SaaS
4 33 (6.75%) Office 365
5 22 (4.50%) PaaS
6 18 (3.68%) IaaS
7 17 (3.48%) GCP
8 5 (1.02%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.61%) Akamai
10 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.61%) Serverless
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 93 (19.02%) Firewall
2 56 (11.45%) Network Security
3 25 (5.11%) WAN
4 20 (4.09%) X.509
5 18 (3.68%) LAN
6 17 (3.48%) VPN
7 13 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.45%) MPLS
8 12 (2.45%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.04%) Internet
10 9 (1.84%) Wireless
11 7 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.43%) VLAN
11 7 (1.43%) VoIP
12 6 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (1.23%) SAN
13 5 (1.02%) 5G
13 5 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.02%) Skype
14 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.41%) Big Data
4 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.20%) DB2
5 1 (0.20%) GIS
5 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.20%) HBase
5 1 (0.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Burp Suite
2 5 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (0.41%) GitLab
3 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.20%) Selenium
4 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
General
1 75 (15.34%) Finance
2 52 (10.63%) Public Sector
3 38 (7.77%) Legal
4 28 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 26 (5.32%) Banking
5 26 (5.32%) Retail
6 17 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.45%) Law
7 12 (2.45%) Marketing
8 11 (2.25%) Electronics
8 11 (2.25%) Police
9 6 (1.23%) Local Government
10 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.61%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Back Office
11 2 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 95 (19.43%) Architect
1 95 (19.43%) Consultant
2 80 (16.36%) Security Consultant
3 76 (15.54%) Security Architect
4 74 (15.13%) Analyst
5 47 (9.61%) Security Analyst
6 37 (7.57%) Security Manager
7 31 (6.34%) Information Security Consultant
8 28 (5.73%) Security Officer
9 27 (5.52%) Security Engineer
10 26 (5.32%) Information Manager
10 26 (5.32%) Information Security Officer
11 20 (4.09%) Information Analyst
12 19 (3.89%) Information Officer
12 19 (3.89%) Information Security Analyst
12 19 (3.89%) Information Security Manager
13 17 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 15 (3.07%) IT Manager
15 13 (2.66%) Project Manager
15 13 (2.66%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.89%) SAML
2 11 (2.25%) Web Services
3 3 (0.61%) OAuth
4 2 (0.41%) .NET
4 2 (0.41%) EJB
4 2 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.41%) J2EE
4 2 (0.41%) LDAP
4 2 (0.41%) OAuth2
4 2 (0.41%) OpenID
4 2 (0.41%) REST
4 2 (0.41%) YAML
5 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.20%) Java EE
5 1 (0.20%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.16%) Management Information System
2 35 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.84%) PKI
10 8 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.23%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.02%) CESG
12 5 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.07%) Windows
2 33 (6.75%) Linux
3 21 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.43%) Unix
4 7 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.61%) CentOS
6 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.41%) Android
7 2 (0.41%) Debian
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (56.85%) Information Security
2 153 (31.29%) Cybersecurity
3 131 (26.79%) Risk Management
4 92 (18.81%) ITIL
5 76 (15.54%) Security Management
6 73 (14.93%) Security Architecture
7 64 (13.09%) SIEM
8 61 (12.47%) Risk Assessment
9 54 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (10.43%) Data Protection
11 50 (10.22%) Information Security Management
11 50 (10.22%) Penetration Testing
12 44 (9.00%) ISMS
13 43 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (7.57%) OWASP
14 37 (7.57%) Service Management
15 34 (6.95%) Project Management
16 33 (6.75%) Vulnerability Management
17 32 (6.54%) DevOps
17 32 (6.54%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.66%) C
1 13 (2.66%) PowerShell
2 7 (1.43%) Java
3 6 (1.23%) Python
3 6 (1.23%) SQL
4 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.41%) Perl
5 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.20%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) C++
6 1 (0.20%) PHP
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 170 (34.76%) CISSP
2 119 (24.34%) CISM
3 74 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 55 (11.25%) CISA
5 53 (10.84%) Degree
6 48 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 41 (8.38%) GIAC
8 30 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (5.52%) CLAS
10 22 (4.50%) DV Cleared
11 21 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 21 (4.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 19 (3.89%) CRISC
13 18 (3.68%) SANS
14 17 (3.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 16 (3.27%) ISACA
16 15 (3.07%) CEH
17 14 (2.86%) CCSP
18 12 (2.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
18 12 (2.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (27.81%) NIST
2 98 (20.04%) GDPR
3 83 (16.97%) PCI DSS
4 54 (11.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 49 (10.02%) NCSC
6 41 (8.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (6.54%) COBIT
8 27 (5.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (4.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (3.48%) ISO 22301
11 16 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (2.45%) ISO 9001
12 12 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 12 (2.45%) PMO
12 12 (2.45%) SLA
13 11 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (1.84%) JSP 440
15 6 (1.23%) HIPAA
15 6 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (1.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.84%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.02%) Docker
4 5 (1.02%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.82%) vSphere
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.61%) XenApp
7 2 (0.41%) Firmware
7 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (3.89%) Nessus
2 10 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (1.84%) SCCM
4 8 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.43%) Terraform
6 6 (1.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (1.23%) SCOM
7 5 (1.02%) Ansible
7 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.02%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.82%) vRealize
9 3 (0.61%) CASB
9 3 (0.61%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.61%) Puppet
9 3 (0.61%) QRadar
10 2 (0.41%) Nagios
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 45 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.34%) Cisco
3 30 (6.13%) VMware
4 16 (3.27%) Oracle
5 15 (3.07%) Citrix
6 14 (2.86%) Qualys
6 14 (2.86%) Splunk
7 13 (2.66%) McAfee
7 13 (2.66%) SAP
8 9 (1.84%) Google
8 9 (1.84%) Rapid7
9 7 (1.43%) MobileIron
9 7 (1.43%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.23%) F5
10 6 (1.23%) Imperva
10 6 (1.23%) Symantec
11 5 (1.02%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.02%) HP
11 5 (1.02%) Incapsula
11 5 (1.02%) Red Hat