Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 159 174
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +24
Contract jobs citing CISM 58 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 4.62% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 16
North West median daily rate £425 £550 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +44.26% +8.93%
10th Percentile £363 £450 £355
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
England median daily rate £550 £486 £493
% change year-on-year +13.11% -1.27% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +45.65% +8.24% -

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,136 1,018 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.35% 17.82% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 539 861
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +0.12% +5.68%
10th Percentile £208 £243 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 105 76
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.68% +22.47%
10th Percentile £13.30 £14.10 £12.34
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £58.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.51% +21.96%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the North West

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in the North West

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISM in the North West

CISM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Manchester +2 35 £425 -15.00% 11
Cheshire -9 14 £408 - 2
Lancashire -8 6 £625 -1.96%
Merseyside +12 2 £675 +17.39%
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for CISM.

1 57 (98.28%) CISSP
2 34 (58.62%) Information Security
3 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (46.55%) Management Information System
4 27 (46.55%) Finance
5 23 (39.66%) Project Management
6 22 (37.93%) ITIL
7 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
8 19 (32.76%) PRINCE2
8 19 (32.76%) Risk Management
9 18 (31.03%) Data Management
9 18 (31.03%) Network Design
9 18 (31.03%) Problem Management
9 18 (31.03%) Cisco
9 18 (31.03%) CCNP
9 18 (31.03%) CCDP
9 18 (31.03%) Chartered Engineer
9 18 (31.03%) SaaS
9 18 (31.03%) SFIA
10 17 (29.31%) PaaS
10 17 (29.31%) Open Source
10 17 (29.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (29.31%) Resource Management
11 15 (25.86%) CISA
12 13 (22.41%) Project Planning
12 13 (22.41%) Virtual Team
13 12 (20.69%) GDPR
13 12 (20.69%) Product Management
13 12 (20.69%) Degree

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (10.34%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.62%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) SaaS
2 17 (29.31%) PaaS
3 9 (15.52%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) Network Security
3 4 (6.90%) BGP
3 4 (6.90%) DHCP
3 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
3 4 (6.90%) OSPF
3 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.90%) VPN
3 4 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.72%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) DB2
1 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
General
1 27 (46.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) Architect
2 16 (27.59%) Security Architect
3 11 (18.97%) Consultant
3 11 (18.97%) Security Consultant
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Security Officer
8 2 (3.45%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Security Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (46.55%) Management Information System
2 13 (22.41%) Virtual Team
3 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Information Security
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (39.66%) Project Management
4 22 (37.93%) ITIL
5 19 (32.76%) PRINCE2
5 19 (32.76%) Risk Management
6 18 (31.03%) Data Management
6 18 (31.03%) Network Design
6 18 (31.03%) Problem Management
6 18 (31.03%) SFIA
7 17 (29.31%) Open Source
7 17 (29.31%) Resource Management
8 13 (22.41%) Project Planning
9 12 (20.69%) Product Management
9 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (18.97%) Server Virtualisation
11 10 (17.24%) Contract Management
11 10 (17.24%) Decision-Making
11 10 (17.24%) IT Strategy
12 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (98.28%) CISSP
2 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (31.03%) CCDP
3 18 (31.03%) CCNP
3 18 (31.03%) Chartered Engineer
4 17 (29.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (25.86%) CISA
6 12 (20.69%) Degree
7 10 (17.24%) CCIE
7 10 (17.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (13.79%) GIAC
9 5 (8.62%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (5.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (3.45%) CEH
11 2 (3.45%) CRISC
12 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (1.72%) GSEC
12 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
12 1 (1.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) GDPR
2 11 (18.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.17%) COBIT
5 2 (3.45%) COSO
5 2 (3.45%) IASME
5 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.72%) PMO
6 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (8.62%) XenApp
2 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) MIIS
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) Cisco
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) Citrix
4 5 (8.62%) Informatica
4 5 (8.62%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) CA
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Imperva
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.72%) Splunk
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) VMware