Period
to 5 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 December 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England > London
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 303 375
Rank change year-on-year -101 +72 +15
Contract jobs citing CISM 173 94 178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.58% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 2.97% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 77 135
10th Percentile £413 £323 £413
25th Percentile £500 £481 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £600
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £700
90th Percentile £742 £725 £775
England median daily rate £595 £509 £550
% change year-on-year +16.95% -7.50% -

CISM is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,686 3,161 6,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.15% 19.55% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,780 2,254 4,210
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £444 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £730 £675 £694
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 42 99
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.31 £13.03
25th Percentile £21.47 £25.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.89% +15.32% +44.19%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.94 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.55 £58.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +52.22%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CISM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in London

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISM in London.

Daily rate trend for CISM in London

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISM in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISM in London

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISM in London.

Hourly rate trend for CISM in London

CISM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the London region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Central London -55 13 £598 +11.68% 18
West London -21 3 - - 2
South London +1 2 £450 -40.00% 2
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 London region with a requirement for CISM.

1 154 (89.02%) CISSP
2 116 (67.05%) Information Security
3 82 (47.40%) Cybersecurity
4 78 (45.09%) CRISC
5 69 (39.88%) Finance
6 67 (38.73%) CISA
7 59 (34.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 56 (32.37%) Risk Management
9 46 (26.59%) Degree
10 43 (24.86%) NIST
11 35 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (17.92%) Security Management
13 30 (17.34%) Social Skills
13 30 (17.34%) GDPR
14 27 (15.61%) Management Information System
15 26 (15.03%) COBIT
15 26 (15.03%) Data Protection
16 25 (14.45%) SIEM
17 24 (13.87%) Azure
18 23 (13.29%) ISMS
19 21 (12.14%) Banking
19 21 (12.14%) Security Operations
20 20 (11.56%) Influencing Skills
21 19 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (10.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
23 17 (9.83%) ITIL
23 17 (9.83%) Risk Assessment
23 17 (9.83%) Information Security Management
23 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (1.16%) Drupal
2 1 (0.58%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Azure
2 13 (7.51%) AWS
3 8 (4.62%) GCP
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (4.05%) Azure Sentinel
5 6 (3.47%) IaaS
5 6 (3.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.16%) AWS KMS
7 2 (1.16%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.16%) PaaS
7 2 (1.16%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.16%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.25%) Firewall
2 14 (8.09%) Network Security
3 8 (4.62%) FTP
4 7 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.89%) HTTP
5 5 (2.89%) VoIP
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.58%) DMZ
8 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.16%) JIRA
1 2 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (39.88%) Finance
2 30 (17.34%) Social Skills
3 21 (12.14%) Banking
4 20 (11.56%) Influencing Skills
5 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (8.67%) Legal
7 9 (5.20%) Investment Banking
8 7 (4.05%) Back Office
8 7 (4.05%) Retail
9 5 (2.89%) Law
10 4 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.73%) Public Sector
12 2 (1.16%) International Banking
12 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.58%) Automotive
13 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.58%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (23.12%) Consultant
2 30 (17.34%) Security Consultant
3 29 (16.76%) Security Manager
4 27 (15.61%) Analyst
5 24 (13.87%) Architect
6 23 (13.29%) Information Security Consultant
7 20 (11.56%) Security Analyst
7 20 (11.56%) Security Architect
8 14 (8.09%) Information Security Manager
9 13 (7.51%) Information Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Programme Manager
10 9 (5.20%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 8 (4.62%) IT Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Risk Manager
12 7 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (4.05%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Risk Consultant
13 6 (3.47%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.16%) .NET
2 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) J2EE
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.89%) PMI
4 4 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.31%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) NHS
5 2 (1.16%) PKI
5 2 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) CESG
6 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.78%) Windows
2 4 (2.31%) Unix
3 3 (1.73%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Android
4 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (67.05%) Information Security
2 82 (47.40%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (32.37%) Risk Management
4 35 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (17.92%) Security Management
6 26 (15.03%) Data Protection
7 25 (14.45%) SIEM
8 23 (13.29%) ISMS
9 21 (12.14%) Security Operations
10 17 (9.83%) Information Security Management
10 17 (9.83%) ITIL
10 17 (9.83%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (9.83%) Service Management
10 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.25%) Computer Science
11 16 (9.25%) TOGAF
12 15 (8.67%) SABSA
12 15 (8.67%) Security Architecture
13 14 (8.09%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (8.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.36%) Python
2 8 (4.62%) SQL
2 8 (4.62%) VBA
3 1 (0.58%) C
3 1 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 154 (89.02%) CISSP
2 78 (45.09%) CRISC
3 67 (38.73%) CISA
4 46 (26.59%) Degree
5 19 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (9.25%) CEH
7 14 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (6.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (6.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 11 (6.36%) PMI Certification
10 10 (5.78%) GIAC
11 9 (5.20%) ISACA
11 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared
11 9 (5.20%) Security Cleared
12 8 (4.62%) SANS
13 7 (4.05%) CCNP
13 7 (4.05%) PMP
14 6 (3.47%) CGEIT
14 6 (3.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 5 (2.89%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (34.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (24.86%) NIST
3 30 (17.34%) GDPR
4 26 (15.03%) COBIT
5 18 (10.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (9.83%) PCI DSS
7 15 (8.67%) SOC 2
8 10 (5.78%) GRC
9 9 (5.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (4.05%) ITGC
11 4 (2.31%) QA
12 3 (1.73%) NIST 800
12 3 (1.73%) SOC 1
13 2 (1.16%) NCSC
14 1 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.58%) PMO
14 1 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) CSIRT
2 4 (2.31%) RSA Archer
3 3 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.16%) Ansible
4 2 (1.16%) Nessus
4 2 (1.16%) QRadar
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.58%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (3.47%) Oracle
2 5 (2.89%) Cisco
2 5 (2.89%) SAP
2 5 (2.89%) Splunk
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.73%) Qualys
5 2 (1.16%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.16%) McAfee
5 2 (1.16%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.58%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.58%) CrowdStrike
6 1 (0.58%) Darktrace
6 1 (0.58%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.58%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) Sophos
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec