The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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.

Information Security Management System (ISMS)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 243 232
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs citing ISMS 19 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 10
Median daily rate £550 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £383 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £510 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £376
% change year-on-year +3.33% +19.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ISMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ISMS in the South East

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISMS in the South East

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISMS in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISMS in the South East

ISMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISMS in the South East

ISMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £550 +12.82%
Berkshire +28 4 £533 +77.50%
Hampshire +8 4 £488 +14.70% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
ISMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for ISMS.

1 28 (75.68%) CISSP
2 20 (54.05%) Risk Management
2 20 (54.05%) Risk Assessment
3 19 (51.35%) Information Security
3 19 (51.35%) Management Information System
3 19 (51.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
4 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
4 18 (48.65%) CESG
5 17 (45.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (37.84%) RMADS
6 14 (37.84%) IPsec
6 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
7 13 (35.14%) Security Management
8 12 (32.43%) Information Security Management
8 12 (32.43%) DV Cleared
9 11 (29.73%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
10 10 (27.03%) Information Assurance
10 10 (27.03%) CISM
10 10 (27.03%) Wireless
11 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
11 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
12 7 (18.92%) Windows
13 6 (16.22%) ITIL
13 6 (16.22%) Business Continuity
14 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (13.51%) Oracle
14 5 (13.51%) SQL Server

ISMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) IPsec
2 10 (27.03%) Wireless
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) SMTP
4 3 (8.11%) FTP
4 3 (8.11%) SSH
5 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Redmine
General
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Security Advisor
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Information Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Information Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Security Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Security Designer
6 1 (2.70%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Management Information System
2 18 (48.65%) CESG
3 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Risk Assessment
1 20 (54.05%) Risk Management
2 19 (51.35%) Information Security
3 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
4 13 (35.14%) Security Management
5 12 (32.43%) Information Security Management
6 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (29.73%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (27.03%) Information Assurance
7 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) Business Continuity
8 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
9 5 (13.51%) OWASP
9 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
9 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
10 3 (8.11%) Fuzz Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (75.68%) CISSP
2 19 (51.35%) CESG Certified Professional
3 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) DV Cleared
5 10 (27.03%) CISM
6 5 (13.51%) CISA
7 2 (5.41%) CCDP
7 2 (5.41%) CCNP
7 2 (5.41%) CCSP
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.41%) IISP
7 2 (5.41%) ISACA
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) CLAS
8 1 (2.70%) CRISC
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (37.84%) RMADS
3 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.41%) FedRAMP
4 2 (5.41%) HIPAA
4 2 (5.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (5.41%) ISO22301
4 2 (5.41%) ISO27005
4 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Sendmail
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) EMC
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.41%) VMware