Period
to 5 June 2020

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 6 months to 5 June 2020 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 167 162
Rank change year-on-year +51 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 25 32 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.63% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.12% 6.69% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 31
Median daily rate £625 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £400 £323 £383
90th Percentile £970 £669 £638
England median daily rate £513 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
England median hourly rate £26.63 £31.25 £42.65
% change year-on-year -14.80% -26.72% +29.23%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 351 478 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.59% 9.41% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 308 382
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £219
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 41
Median hourly rate £48.75 £26.96 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.84% -3.72% +60.00%
10th Percentile £18.92 £15.53 £12.75
90th Percentile £56.38 £50.00 £96.78
Median hourly rate £25.27 £23.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.85% -2.13% +17.50%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the North West.

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 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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 +41 12 £519 -1.19% 10
Merseyside +23 10 £800 +33.33%
Cheshire +20 2 - - 2
ISO/IEC 27001
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 14 (56.00%) Information Security
2 12 (48.00%) CISSP
2 12 (48.00%) CISM
2 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (44.00%) GDPR
3 11 (44.00%) NIST
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (40.00%) NCSC
5 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) Firewall
6 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (28.00%) CISA
7 7 (28.00%) SIEM
7 7 (28.00%) Architectural Design
8 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) SaaS
8 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
9 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (20.00%) Kanban
9 5 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
9 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
9 5 (20.00%) SDLC

ISO/IEC 27001
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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) SaaS
2 4 (16.00%) Azure
3 3 (12.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) MPLS
3 3 (12.00%) SCCP
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) X.509
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Security Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Chief Information Officer
2 5 (20.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 5 (20.00%) Chief Security Officer
2 5 (20.00%) CIO
2 5 (20.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Information Security Officer
2 5 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Security Officer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Information Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (8.00%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (8.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Information Security
2 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (28.00%) Architectural Design
3 7 (28.00%) SIEM
4 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
5 5 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Kanban
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Data Security
7 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) CISM
1 12 (48.00%) CISSP
2 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) CISA
4 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) IISP
6 4 (16.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (12.00%) CLAS
8 1 (4.00%) CEH
8 1 (4.00%) Degree
8 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) GDPR
1 11 (44.00%) NIST
2 10 (40.00%) NCSC
3 6 (24.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (12.00%) BS7799
4 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.00%) COBIT
5 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft