Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 303 334
Rank change year-on-year +36 +31 -51
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 345 485 685
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.80% 0.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.21% 8.02% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 338 460
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £348 £325 £350
90th Percentile £675 £696 £739
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £26.96 £17.16 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.11% -64.06% -4.50%
UK median hourly rate £26.96 £17.16 £47.75
% change year-on-year +57.11% -64.06% -4.50%

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 4,200 6,051 9,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.82% 10.01% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,706 3,914 6,209
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £263 £238 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 253 323
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.35 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +13.35% -
10th Percentile £10.81 £12.87 £10.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -8.70% +13.61% -1.72%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 +19 139 £525 - 76
South East +89 91 £500 +5.26% 44
North of England +51 37 £500 - 43
South West +51 33 £468 -1.47% 18
North West +44 29 £500 -4.76% 27
Midlands +19 20 £463 -7.50% 35
West Midlands +19 12 £475 -10.59% 22
Yorkshire +33 8 £425 -10.53% 8
East Midlands +18 8 £270 -40.00% 13
East of England +38 7 £606 +109.05% 13
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 194 (56.23%) Information Security
2 181 (52.46%) Cybersecurity
3 145 (42.03%) CISSP
4 142 (41.16%) NIST
5 109 (31.59%) CISM
6 102 (29.57%) Risk Management
7 95 (27.54%) Security Cleared
8 83 (24.06%) PCI DSS
9 63 (18.26%) Security Architecture
10 61 (17.68%) SC Cleared
10 61 (17.68%) Management Information System
11 59 (17.10%) Microsoft
12 57 (16.52%) Azure
12 57 (16.52%) CESG Certified Professional
13 56 (16.23%) GDPR
14 52 (15.07%) Degree
15 50 (14.49%) ITIL
16 48 (13.91%) Finance
17 47 (13.62%) Security Management
17 47 (13.62%) Information Assurance
18 46 (13.33%) CRISC
19 44 (12.75%) Risk Assessment
20 43 (12.46%) Cyber Essentials
21 42 (12.17%) NCSC
21 42 (12.17%) SIEM
22 41 (11.88%) CISA
22 41 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 37 (10.72%) AWS
24 36 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
24 36 (10.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 (2.61%) Confluence
2 8 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.87%) IIS
5 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.52%) Azure
2 37 (10.72%) AWS
3 31 (8.99%) SaaS
4 27 (7.83%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (6.67%) IaaS
6 21 (6.09%) PaaS
7 18 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (3.77%) GCP
9 7 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.03%) Serverless
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.87%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.87%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.29%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.57%) Firewall
2 16 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (4.35%) Network Security
4 12 (3.48%) WAN
5 10 (2.90%) LAN
6 8 (2.32%) Internet
7 6 (1.74%) SSL
7 6 (1.74%) VPN
8 4 (1.16%) HTTP
8 4 (1.16%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.87%) Wireless
10 2 (0.58%) Intranet
11 1 (0.29%) DNS
11 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.29%) IPsec
11 1 (0.29%) MPLS
11 1 (0.29%) SAN
11 1 (0.29%) SMTP
11 1 (0.29%) WLAN
11 1 (0.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (4.06%) JIRA
2 8 (2.32%) Selenium
3 3 (0.87%) Hudson
3 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.58%) GitLab
4 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.29%) Snyk
General
1 48 (13.91%) Finance
2 33 (9.57%) Public Sector
3 31 (8.99%) Legal
4 18 (5.22%) Banking
5 15 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.61%) Marketing
8 8 (2.32%) Local Government
8 8 (2.32%) Retail
9 6 (1.74%) Electronics
9 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.87%) Billing
10 3 (0.87%) Law
11 2 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.58%) International Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 98 (28.41%) Consultant
2 75 (21.74%) Security Consultant
3 54 (15.65%) Architect
4 49 (14.20%) Security Architect
5 38 (11.01%) Analyst
6 34 (9.86%) Security Manager
7 32 (9.28%) Information Security Consultant
8 25 (7.25%) Security Engineer
9 21 (6.09%) Security Analyst
10 15 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
11 14 (4.06%) Administrator
11 14 (4.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 14 (4.06%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 10 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 10 (2.90%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.90%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 9 (2.61%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 9 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.90%) .NET
2 9 (2.61%) ModSecurity
3 8 (2.32%) SAML
4 3 (0.87%) Web Services
5 2 (0.58%) LDAP
5 2 (0.58%) Middleware
5 2 (0.58%) OAuth
5 2 (0.58%) REST
5 2 (0.58%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) DOM
6 1 (0.29%) Jest
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) Kafka
6 1 (0.29%) Node.js
6 1 (0.29%) React
6 1 (0.29%) RESTful
6 1 (0.29%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.68%) Management Information System
2 34 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.80%) CESG
4 18 (5.22%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (2.61%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.61%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.32%) PKI
8 7 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.45%) AS400
10 5 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.45%) Clustering
10 5 (1.45%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.16%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.16%) NHS
11 4 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.41%) Windows
2 20 (5.80%) Linux
3 10 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.45%) Solaris
5 5 (1.45%) Unix
6 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) MVS
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) HPUX
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (56.23%) Information Security
2 181 (52.46%) Cybersecurity
3 102 (29.57%) Risk Management
4 63 (18.26%) Security Architecture
5 50 (14.49%) ITIL
6 47 (13.62%) Information Assurance
6 47 (13.62%) Security Management
7 44 (12.75%) Risk Assessment
8 42 (12.17%) SIEM
9 36 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 33 (9.57%) Security Operations
12 32 (9.28%) SABSA
13 31 (8.99%) Data Protection
14 30 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (8.70%) TOGAF
15 29 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (8.12%) Information Security Management
16 28 (8.12%) ISMS
17 24 (6.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.77%) Python
2 12 (3.48%) C
3 9 (2.61%) C++
3 9 (2.61%) Java
4 8 (2.32%) C#
4 8 (2.32%) PHP
4 8 (2.32%) VB.NET
5 7 (2.03%) SQL
6 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (42.03%) CISSP
2 109 (31.59%) CISM
3 95 (27.54%) Security Cleared
4 61 (17.68%) SC Cleared
5 57 (16.52%) CESG Certified Professional
6 52 (15.07%) Degree
7 46 (13.33%) CRISC
8 41 (11.88%) CISA
9 25 (7.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 19 (5.51%) DV Cleared
10 19 (5.51%) GIAC
11 14 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (3.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 12 (3.48%) SSCP
14 11 (3.19%) GCIH
15 10 (2.90%) CEH
15 10 (2.90%) FFIEC
16 9 (2.61%) CLAS
16 9 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (41.16%) NIST
2 83 (24.06%) PCI DSS
3 56 (16.23%) GDPR
4 43 (12.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 42 (12.17%) NCSC
6 41 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 36 (10.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 34 (9.86%) COBIT
9 24 (6.96%) RMADS
10 23 (6.67%) JSP 440
11 21 (6.09%) NIST 800
12 17 (4.93%) QA
13 15 (4.35%) SLA
14 12 (3.48%) ISO 9001
14 12 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (2.32%) HIPAA
16 8 (2.32%) ISO 22301
17 7 (2.03%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 27 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.74%) Docker
2 6 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.19%) HP ALM
1 11 (3.19%) HP Fortify
2 9 (2.61%) Terraform
3 7 (2.03%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.87%) Ansible
6 3 (0.87%) IBM Guardium
6 3 (0.87%) Nessus
6 3 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.87%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.87%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.58%) Istio
7 2 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.58%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) logstash
8 1 (0.29%) SCCM
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.51%) Qualys
3 15 (4.35%) HP
4 14 (4.06%) ArcSight
5 13 (3.77%) Cisco
5 13 (3.77%) SAP
6 11 (3.19%) Black Duck
6 11 (3.19%) Google
6 11 (3.19%) Micro Focus
6 11 (3.19%) Sonatype
6 11 (3.19%) Splunk
7 10 (2.90%) Oracle
8 9 (2.61%) Tripwire
8 9 (2.61%) VMware
9 7 (2.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.74%) McAfee
11 5 (1.45%) IBM
11 5 (1.45%) Okta
11 5 (1.45%) Rapid7
12 4 (1.16%) BeyondTrust