Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 323 392
Rank change year-on-year +99 +69 -100
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 308 592 610
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.11% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.46% 7.39% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 428 430
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £335 £315
90th Percentile £641 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £511 £500
% change year-on-year -2.20% +2.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £30.76 £45.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% -37.93% +150.00%
10th Percentile £20.64 £42.50 £71.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £30.76 £45.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year -31.66% -37.93% +119.70%

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 2,944 8,015 10,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.61% 10.41% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,727 5,037 6,506
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £269 £244 £251
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 359 362
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.34 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.18% -4.72% +11.99%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.30 £50.68
Median hourly rate £26.11 £21.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year +24.07% -4.34% +10.00%

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 27 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 October 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 +108 130 £523 -9.13% 34
South East +117 62 £540 +12.50% 51
South West +98 45 £475 +5.56% 19
North of England +61 36 £400 -17.95% 48
North West +58 18 £494 -1.25% 32
Yorkshire +53 18 £400 +4.58% 14
Midlands +39 18 £473 -10.00% 14
West Midlands +25 13 £474 -9.76% 10
East of England +86 10 £383 -4.38% 13
East Midlands +36 5 £425 -10.53% 4
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 171 (55.52%) Information Security
2 162 (52.60%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (43.51%) CISSP
4 98 (31.82%) NIST
5 90 (29.22%) CISM
5 90 (29.22%) Risk Management
6 79 (25.65%) Security Cleared
7 73 (23.70%) PCI DSS
8 68 (22.08%) Management Information System
9 65 (21.10%) Security Architecture
10 55 (17.86%) GDPR
11 53 (17.21%) SC Cleared
12 52 (16.88%) Security Management
13 49 (15.91%) Finance
13 49 (15.91%) CESG Certified Professional
14 48 (15.58%) ITIL
14 48 (15.58%) Azure
15 46 (14.94%) Risk Assessment
16 44 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
17 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
17 42 (13.64%) Data Protection
18 41 (13.31%) Degree
18 41 (13.31%) AWS
18 41 (13.31%) Information Assurance
18 41 (13.31%) NCSC
19 40 (12.99%) SIEM
19 40 (12.99%) CISA
20 39 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
21 38 (12.34%) Firewall
21 38 (12.34%) Public Sector

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 14 (4.55%) Apache
1 14 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.57%) Apache Solr
2 11 (3.57%) Confluence
3 9 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.62%) IIS
5 4 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.32%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.58%) Azure
2 41 (13.31%) AWS
3 37 (12.01%) SaaS
4 14 (4.55%) Office 365
5 11 (3.57%) PaaS
6 10 (3.25%) GCP
7 8 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.27%) IaaS
8 7 (2.27%) Serverless
9 5 (1.62%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.32%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.34%) Firewall
2 23 (7.47%) Network Security
3 17 (5.52%) HTTP
3 17 (5.52%) SSL
4 15 (4.87%) DNS
5 14 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.92%) X.509
7 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.30%) VPN
8 4 (1.30%) WAN
9 3 (0.97%) Internet
10 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.65%) Intranet
10 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.65%) LAN
10 2 (0.65%) SAN
10 2 (0.65%) VLAN
11 1 (0.32%) LTE
11 1 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) Power BI
4 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.19%) JIRA
2 12 (3.90%) Selenium
3 6 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.62%) GitLab
5 4 (1.30%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.97%) Hudson
7 2 (0.65%) Appium
7 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.65%) JMeter
7 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.65%) TestNG
7 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (15.91%) Finance
2 38 (12.34%) Public Sector
3 36 (11.69%) Legal
4 17 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.22%) Banking
6 11 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.25%) Retail
8 9 (2.92%) Electronics
8 9 (2.92%) Marketing
9 8 (2.60%) Local Government
10 6 (1.95%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) International Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Police
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (26.30%) Consultant
2 68 (22.08%) Security Consultant
3 52 (16.88%) Architect
4 45 (14.61%) Analyst
5 43 (13.96%) Security Architect
6 32 (10.39%) Security Engineer
7 30 (9.74%) Security Analyst
8 28 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
9 23 (7.47%) Security Manager
10 16 (5.19%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 14 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 12 (3.90%) Information Assurance Consultant
13 11 (3.57%) Information Manager
13 11 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
14 10 (3.25%) SOC Analyst
14 10 (3.25%) Test Engineer
15 9 (2.92%) Senior Consultant
16 8 (2.60%) IT Manager
16 8 (2.60%) Security Officer
17 7 (2.27%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.90%) .NET
1 12 (3.90%) SAML
2 11 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (1.95%) ModSecurity
4 5 (1.62%) REST
4 5 (1.62%) SOAP
5 3 (0.97%) Middleware
5 3 (0.97%) Node.js
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.97%) Spring
5 3 (0.97%) Web Services
6 2 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.65%) Kafka
6 2 (0.65%) LDAP
6 2 (0.65%) OAuth
6 2 (0.65%) YAML
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (22.08%) Management Information System
2 35 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (6.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (4.55%) CESG
5 14 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (3.25%) Freedom of Information
7 10 (3.25%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.92%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.92%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.95%) BYOD
9 6 (1.95%) Clustering
9 6 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.30%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (1.30%) PKI
10 4 (1.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.39%) Windows
2 18 (5.84%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.87%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (3.90%) Linux
5 4 (1.30%) Unix
6 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Android
7 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.65%) MVS
8 1 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) HPUX
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (55.52%) Information Security
2 162 (52.60%) Cybersecurity
3 90 (29.22%) Risk Management
4 65 (21.10%) Security Architecture
5 52 (16.88%) Security Management
6 48 (15.58%) ITIL
7 46 (14.94%) Risk Assessment
8 42 (13.64%) Data Protection
9 41 (13.31%) Information Assurance
10 40 (12.99%) SIEM
11 39 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (12.01%) Security Operations
12 37 (12.01%) Vulnerability Management
13 35 (11.36%) Security Testing
14 32 (10.39%) Information Security Management
14 32 (10.39%) ISMS
15 31 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (9.42%) Data Security
16 29 (9.42%) Incident Management
17 27 (8.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.06%) Java
2 25 (8.12%) Python
3 17 (5.52%) SQL
4 15 (4.87%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.90%) C
6 11 (3.57%) PHP
6 11 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.25%) C#
7 10 (3.25%) C++
8 6 (1.95%) Ruby
9 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.97%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.32%) Java 8
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (43.51%) CISSP
2 90 (29.22%) CISM
3 79 (25.65%) Security Cleared
4 53 (17.21%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.91%) CESG Certified Professional
6 41 (13.31%) Degree
7 40 (12.99%) CISA
8 35 (11.36%) CRISC
9 27 (8.77%) GIAC
10 17 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 16 (5.19%) GCIH
12 13 (4.22%) CEH
12 13 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (3.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 12 (3.90%) SSCP
14 10 (3.25%) SANS
15 9 (2.92%) CLAS
15 9 (2.92%) FFIEC
16 7 (2.27%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (31.82%) NIST
2 73 (23.70%) PCI DSS
3 55 (17.86%) GDPR
4 44 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 41 (13.31%) NCSC
6 34 (11.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 31 (10.06%) COBIT
7 31 (10.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 22 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (6.82%) RMADS
10 18 (5.84%) ISO 9001
11 17 (5.52%) HIPAA
11 17 (5.52%) QA
12 16 (5.19%) JSP 440
13 14 (4.55%) SLA
14 12 (3.90%) NIST 800
15 8 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 7 (2.27%) ISO 22301
16 7 (2.27%) ISO 31000
17 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 36 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.25%) Docker
3 6 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (6.17%) Ansible
2 14 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.22%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.22%) Puppet
4 12 (3.90%) HP ALM
4 12 (3.90%) HP Fortify
5 9 (2.92%) Terraform
6 7 (2.27%) SCOM
7 5 (1.62%) Nessus
7 5 (1.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.30%) IBM Guardium
8 4 (1.30%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (0.97%) Grafana
9 3 (0.97%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.65%) Consul
10 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) Istio
10 2 (0.65%) QRadar
10 2 (0.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.14%) Splunk
3 21 (6.82%) Oracle
4 20 (6.49%) SAP
5 19 (6.17%) HP
6 18 (5.84%) Qualys
7 16 (5.19%) Cisco
8 14 (4.55%) ArcSight
9 12 (3.90%) Black Duck
9 12 (3.90%) Micro Focus
9 12 (3.90%) Sonatype
10 8 (2.60%) Infor
11 7 (2.27%) IBM
11 7 (2.27%) Tripwire
11 7 (2.27%) VMware
12 5 (1.62%) LogicMonitor
12 5 (1.62%) McAfee
13 4 (1.30%) Centrify
13 4 (1.30%) NetApp
13 4 (1.30%) Sun