Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 144 174
Rank change year-on-year -32 +30 +34
Contract jobs citing CISM 42 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 1.00% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 5.71% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 16
North West median daily rate £500 £586 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +26.70% +32.14%
10th Percentile £396 £428 £363
90th Percentile £650 £675 £738
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +45.65% +3.95% -

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 1,128 980 1,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.05% 17.45% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 542 812
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £224 £213 £241
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 79 61
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45% -7.47%
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.47 £12.08
90th Percentile £64.00 £55.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -5.66% +4.70% +12.49%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Cheshire -4 19 £408 -24.19% 4
Manchester -26 15 £488 -11.36% 12
Lancashire -22 3 £650 +1.96%
Merseyside 0 2 £675 +12.50% 1
CISM
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 41 (97.62%) CISSP
2 35 (83.33%) Information Security
3 19 (45.24%) Risk Management
3 19 (45.24%) Finance
4 15 (35.71%) CISA
5 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
8 11 (26.19%) GDPR
9 9 (21.43%) Legal
10 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
11 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (16.67%) Firewall
11 7 (16.67%) Project Management
11 7 (16.67%) ITIL
12 6 (14.29%) Degree
12 6 (14.29%) Data Management
12 6 (14.29%) Network Security
13 5 (11.90%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (11.90%) ISMS
13 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
13 5 (11.90%) CRISC
13 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.90%) GIAC
13 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
14 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team Management

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 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) IaaS
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
2 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Legal
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Consultant
1 15 (35.71%) Security Consultant
2 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) CISSP Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Compliance Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) CESG
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Information Security
2 19 (45.24%) Risk Management
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
5 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (14.29%) Data Management
8 5 (11.90%) ISMS
8 5 (11.90%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 4 (9.52%) Analytics
9 4 (9.52%) Data Analytics
9 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
9 4 (9.52%) SIEM
9 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team Management
10 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (97.62%) CISSP
2 15 (35.71%) CISA
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) CRISC
4 5 (11.90%) GIAC
5 4 (9.52%) PCI QSA
6 3 (7.14%) CCDP
6 3 (7.14%) CCNP
6 3 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.76%) CEH
7 2 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.38%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.38%) GSEC
8 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
8 1 (2.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (26.19%) GDPR
3 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (9.52%) COBIT
5 3 (7.14%) COSO
5 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (7.14%) PA-DSS
6 2 (4.76%) IASME
6 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.38%) NIST 800
7 1 (2.38%) PMO
7 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Informatica
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Imperva
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk