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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England / North West
Rank 129 136 136
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing CISM 8 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.75% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £575 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.90% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £346 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £735 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £425
% change year-on-year -4.91% +11.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.56 £48.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +38.67% -29.41%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 486 799 712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.98% 20.93% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 396 326
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 68
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -13.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.50 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing CISM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 4 £575 -6.88% 2
Merseyside -2 3 £483 -
Lancashire +18 1 - -
CISM
England

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISM.

1 18 (85.71%) CISSP
2 16 (76.19%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) CISA
4 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (23.81%) Network Security
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 3 (14.29%) COBIT
7 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
8 2 (9.52%) IT Audit
8 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 2 (9.52%) FMCG
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement

CISM
Top Related 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 1 (4.76%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Network Security
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
4 1 (4.76%) SSH
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Security Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Information Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security Manager
2 5 (23.81%) IT Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Security Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Manager
4 3 (14.29%) IT Risk Manager
4 3 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Audit Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Audit Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Security Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) SIEM Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (4.76%) VMS Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Information Security
2 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (9.52%) IT Audit
5 2 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) SIEM
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.76%) Internal Audit
6 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) CISSP
2 7 (33.33%) CISA
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.76%) CGEIT
5 1 (4.76%) CITP
5 1 (4.76%) CRISC
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) IISP
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (4.76%) MBCS
5 1 (4.76%) QiCA
5 1 (4.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (14.29%) COBIT
4 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) AlienVault
1 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
1 1 (4.76%) Qualys
1 1 (4.76%) SAP
1 1 (4.76%) Splunk