The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 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
ISO/IEC 27001
England / North West
Rank 124 101 119
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18  
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 13 58 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 1.52% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.68% 16.76% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 19
Median daily rate £295 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.36% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £304 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £56.75 -
% change year-on-year -64.75% -  

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the quality assurance and compliance 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 quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 229 346 468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 8.95% 9.06% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 212 243
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £197 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% +332.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £85.59 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 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
Merseyside +5 6 £575 -
Manchester -12 4 £600 +9.09% 7
Cheshire +23 3 £295 -46.36% 2
ISO/IEC 27001
England

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 28 (68.29%) Information Security
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) CISSP
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco
4 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (26.83%) Web Services
7 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
7 10 (24.39%) CISMP
8 9 (21.95%) COBIT
8 9 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (21.95%) WebEx
8 9 (21.95%) ISO27002
8 9 (21.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
10 6 (14.63%) LAN
10 6 (14.63%) WAN
11 5 (12.20%) 3G
11 5 (12.20%) Information Security Management
11 5 (12.20%) Security Management
11 5 (12.20%) 2G
11 5 (12.20%) ITIL
11 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
11 5 (12.20%) LTE
11 5 (12.20%) CISM
11 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
11 5 (12.20%) Diameter Protocol
11 5 (12.20%) 4G

ISO/IEC 27001
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 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) GitHub
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) Firewall
2 9 (21.95%) WebEx
3 6 (14.63%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) 2G
4 5 (12.20%) 3G
4 5 (12.20%) 4G
4 5 (12.20%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (12.20%) LTE
4 5 (12.20%) MVNO
4 5 (12.20%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (9.76%) VoLTE
6 3 (7.32%) LDAP
6 3 (7.32%) Network Security
6 3 (7.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (7.32%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) DMZ
7 1 (2.44%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Local Government
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Consultant
1 12 (29.27%) Security Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) IT Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) IT Security Consultant
3 9 (21.95%) Information Manager
3 9 (21.95%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (21.95%) Security Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Mobile Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Designer
6 4 (9.76%) Security Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Security Officer
8 2 (4.88%) Project Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Information Security Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Information Security Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Security Specialist
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) CESG
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Unix
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) AIX
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Information Security
2 12 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (21.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security Management
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.20%) Security Management
4 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) Product Management
8 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) CISSP
2 10 (24.39%) CISMP
3 5 (12.20%) CISM
4 4 (9.76%) ISEB
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.44%) CCNA
6 1 (2.44%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) CISA
6 1 (2.44%) CLAS
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.44%) MCSA
6 1 (2.44%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) COBIT
1 9 (21.95%) ISO27002
2 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.88%) GDPR
4 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
1 2 (4.88%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Juniper
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) Capita
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Intel
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.44%) Veritas
5 1 (2.44%) VMware