The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISMS over the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 155 141
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14  
Contract jobs citing ISMS 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £313 £450 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.55% -43.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £378 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £601 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £531
% change year-on-year -7.21% -8.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.60 £13.70
% change year-on-year - +101.45%  

ISMS is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2388 3085 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.78% 82.07% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5096 7691 6241
Median daily rate £413 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 238 299
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISMS in the North West

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISMS in the North West

ISMS
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 ISMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Merseyside - 3 £313 -
ISMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
3 3 (60.00%) Legal
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) DMZ
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (20.00%) Personalization
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management

ISMS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
3 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (20.00%) Personalization
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001