Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England > London
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 368 389
Rank change year-on-year +80 +21 +65
Contract jobs citing CISM 95 181 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 3.01% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 138 194
Median daily rate £525 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +7.32%
10th Percentile £319 £413 £381
90th Percentile £690 £775 £759
England median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £45.00 £69.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -35.48% -

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 3,188 6,013 7,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.47% 17.23% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,054 4,035 4,758
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 118 192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% +12.41%
10th Percentile £21.80 £16.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.25 £52.50 £54.54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +39.33% +0.48%

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 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
Central London +89 14 £500 -9.09% 7
West London +57 4 £500 -13.04% 1
East London +43 3 £575 -22.03%
South London +39 1 £750 +76.47%
North London - 1 £318 - 1
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 90 (94.74%) CISSP
2 68 (71.58%) Information Security
3 42 (44.21%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (38.95%) CISA
5 35 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (33.68%) Finance
7 28 (29.47%) Risk Management
7 28 (29.47%) NIST
8 25 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
10 21 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (22.11%) ITIL
11 20 (21.05%) PCI DSS
11 20 (21.05%) Degree
11 20 (21.05%) CRISC
11 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.89%) Security Architecture
13 16 (16.84%) COBIT
13 16 (16.84%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (16.84%) Management Information System
14 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
15 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (13.68%) Project Management
16 13 (13.68%) Data Protection
16 13 (13.68%) AWS
16 13 (13.68%) Security Monitoring
17 12 (12.63%) Public Sector
17 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
18 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (11.58%) Banking

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 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) Moodle
3 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) AWS
2 10 (10.53%) Azure
3 6 (6.32%) Serverless
4 4 (4.21%) Office 365
5 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.05%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) Firewall
2 7 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.16%) Network Security
3 3 (3.16%) VPN
4 2 (2.11%) LAN
4 2 (2.11%) SSL
4 2 (2.11%) WAN
4 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) SAN
5 1 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) Big Data
1 1 (1.05%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Hudson
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Public Sector
3 11 (11.58%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Local Government
5 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Automotive
7 1 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Consultant
2 26 (27.37%) Security Consultant
3 18 (18.95%) Architect
4 17 (17.89%) Security Architect
5 14 (14.74%) Analyst
6 12 (12.63%) Information Security Consultant
6 12 (12.63%) Security Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Information Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Information Security Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Information Officer
9 5 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Security Officer
10 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (4.21%) Security Project Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) YAML
2 1 (1.05%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.05%) REST
2 1 (1.05%) SOAP
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) XSL
2 1 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.84%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) CESG
4 5 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.16%) Life Science
5 3 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.11%) BYOD
6 2 (2.11%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.11%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.11%) Robotics
6 2 (2.11%) SCADA
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Unix
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.11%) Solaris
4 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (71.58%) Information Security
2 42 (44.21%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (29.47%) Risk Management
4 25 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (22.11%) ITIL
6 17 (17.89%) Security Architecture
7 16 (16.84%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (13.68%) Data Protection
9 13 (13.68%) Project Management
9 13 (13.68%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.58%) Security Operations
11 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (10.53%) Project Delivery
12 10 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
13 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
13 9 (9.47%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.21%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (94.74%) CISSP
2 37 (38.95%) CISA
3 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
4 21 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (21.05%) CRISC
5 20 (21.05%) Degree
6 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 11 (11.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (10.53%) CCNA
8 10 (10.53%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (9.47%) CCIE
9 9 (9.47%) CCNP
10 6 (6.32%) CLAS
10 6 (6.32%) GIAC
11 5 (5.26%) CEH
11 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
12 4 (4.21%) CCSP
12 4 (4.21%) CGEIT
13 3 (3.16%) CREST Certified
13 3 (3.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (29.47%) NIST
3 20 (21.05%) PCI DSS
4 16 (16.84%) COBIT
5 11 (11.58%) GDPR
6 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (8.42%) SLA
8 7 (7.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (6.32%) NCSC
9 6 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (4.21%) NIST 800
12 3 (3.16%) GxP
12 3 (3.16%) PMO
13 2 (2.11%) QA
13 2 (2.11%) RMADS
14 1 (1.05%) IFRS
14 1 (1.05%) IFRS 9
14 1 (1.05%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.05%) Ansible
2 1 (1.05%) Demisto
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.05%) QRadar
2 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.16%) Sybase
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco
4 2 (2.11%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.11%) Sparx
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 1 (1.05%) Avaya
5 1 (1.05%) Citrix
5 1 (1.05%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.05%) Dell
5 1 (1.05%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) Splunk
5 1 (1.05%) Symantec
5 1 (1.05%) Zscaler