Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 332 344 402
Rank change year-on-year +12 +58 +13
Contract jobs citing CISM 121 115 214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 2.57% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 79 143
10th Percentile £402 £368 £402
25th Percentile £466 £463 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £692 £697 £666
90th Percentile £775 £825 £780
England median daily rate £550 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -

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 4,039 4,483 6,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.24% 19.29% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 3,071 4,614
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.60% - -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £488 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 66 115
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £12.70
25th Percentile £26.65 £21.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.25 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.58% +27.50% +50.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £48.43 £47.09
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £26.91 £27.50
% change year-on-year +48.67% -2.16% +23.55%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +44 11 £675 +3.85% 18
West London +21 2 £550 +46.67% 4
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 114 (94.21%) CISSP
2 79 (65.29%) Information Security
3 56 (46.28%) Finance
4 53 (43.80%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (28.10%) Risk Management
7 31 (25.62%) CRISC
8 27 (22.31%) Degree
9 26 (21.49%) NIST
10 22 (18.18%) Azure
11 21 (17.36%) CISA
12 20 (16.53%) Management Information System
13 19 (15.70%) GCP
14 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
14 18 (14.88%) Network Security
14 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 17 (14.05%) AWS
16 16 (13.22%) Google
16 16 (13.22%) TOGAF
16 16 (13.22%) SABSA
17 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (11.57%) Windows
17 14 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (10.74%) SaaS
19 12 (9.92%) Security Architecture
19 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
19 12 (9.92%) Project Management
19 12 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
19 12 (9.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 12 (9.92%) NCSC

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 (1.65%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) iTrent
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.83%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.18%) Azure
2 19 (15.70%) GCP
3 17 (14.05%) AWS
4 13 (10.74%) SaaS
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (4.96%) IaaS
7 5 (4.13%) PaaS
8 3 (2.48%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.83%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.88%) Network Security
2 8 (6.61%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) Internet
3 5 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.31%) DNS
5 3 (2.48%) LAN
5 3 (2.48%) WAN
5 3 (2.48%) Wireless
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.65%) DHCP
6 2 (1.65%) SSL
6 2 (1.65%) VPN
6 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.65%) WLAN
7 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.65%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) BigQuery
2 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.83%) Looker
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) JIRA
1 1 (0.83%) Metasploit
General
1 56 (46.28%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Banking
3 9 (7.44%) Legal
4 8 (6.61%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.65%) Law
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.83%) International Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (31.40%) Consultant
2 32 (26.45%) Security Consultant
3 20 (16.53%) Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Architect
3 20 (16.53%) Security Architect
4 18 (14.88%) Security Analyst
5 17 (14.05%) Information Security Consultant
6 14 (11.57%) Information Analyst
6 14 (11.57%) Information Security Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 11 (9.09%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (4.96%) Security Officer
9 5 (4.13%) Azure Architect
9 5 (4.13%) IT Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Risk Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) Middleware
2 1 (0.83%) OAuth
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.44%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.96%) Cyberattack
5 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.48%) CESG
6 3 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.48%) iPad
7 2 (1.65%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.65%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.57%) Windows
2 8 (6.61%) Linux
2 8 (6.61%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (65.29%) Information Security
2 53 (43.80%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (28.10%) Risk Management
4 16 (13.22%) SABSA
4 16 (13.22%) TOGAF
5 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.92%) Project Management
6 12 (9.92%) Security Architecture
6 12 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (9.09%) ITIL
7 11 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (8.26%) Data Protection
8 10 (8.26%) Identity Access Management
8 10 (8.26%) Security Operations
9 9 (7.44%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.44%) Security Management
10 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.61%) ISMS
11 7 (5.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.31%) Python
2 3 (2.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (94.21%) CISSP
2 31 (25.62%) CRISC
3 27 (22.31%) Degree
4 21 (17.36%) CISA
5 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (9.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
8 10 (8.26%) CEH
9 9 (7.44%) GIAC
10 8 (6.61%) CREST Certified
11 6 (4.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.13%) GCIH
13 4 (3.31%) CISMP
13 4 (3.31%) GCFA
13 4 (3.31%) SANS
13 4 (3.31%) SSCP
14 3 (2.48%) CCSP
14 3 (2.48%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (21.49%) NIST
3 12 (9.92%) NCSC
4 11 (9.09%) GRC
4 11 (9.09%) PCI DSS
5 9 (7.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (6.61%) COBIT
7 7 (5.79%) GDPR
7 7 (5.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (4.13%) NIST 800
10 3 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (2.48%) QA
10 3 (2.48%) RMADS
10 3 (2.48%) SOC 2
11 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.65%) SLA
12 1 (0.83%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.83%) IFRS
12 1 (0.83%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) BitLocker
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.65%) Docker
4 2 (1.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.31%) EnCase
2 4 (3.31%) FTK
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.48%) Terraform
4 2 (1.65%) Ansible
4 2 (1.65%) SCCM
4 2 (1.65%) SCOM
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.83%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) Nmap
5 1 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.22%) Google
3 8 (6.61%) Oracle
4 6 (4.96%) Cisco
5 4 (3.31%) Cellebrite
5 4 (3.31%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.31%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.48%) Splunk
6 3 (2.48%) Sybase
7 2 (1.65%) Aruba
7 2 (1.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.65%) EMC
7 2 (1.65%) F5
7 2 (1.65%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.65%) Meraki
7 2 (1.65%) Qualys
7 2 (1.65%) Remedy
7 2 (1.65%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.65%) VMware