Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 April 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 > South East
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 202 217
Rank change year-on-year +27 +15 +12
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 105 186 173
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.18% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.08% 9.61% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 120 89
Median daily rate £513 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.59% -10.53%
10th Percentile £305 £356 £314
90th Percentile £701 £600 £640
England median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.16 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.16 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -50.97% -30.00% +150.00%

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,042 1,935 2,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.75% 12.29% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 1,099 1,250
Median daily rate £413 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.07% +1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £256
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 78
Median hourly rate £19.94 £26.42 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.51% +16.51% +22.55%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £54.88 £63.75 £49.13
Median hourly rate £25.68 £21.88 £21.90
% change year-on-year +17.37% -0.09% +6.83%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the South East

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the South East

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in the South East over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the South East

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the South East

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
Thames Valley +14 51 £538 +13.16% 10
Berkshire +12 26 £525 +25.37% 4
Hampshire +26 23 £375 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £544 +4.57% 5
Surrey +56 18 £550 - 4
Kent +20 6 £625 +92.31% 1
Oxfordshire +20 3 £400 -23.81% 1
East Sussex +21 2 - - 2
West Sussex +18 2 £525 -2.33% 1
Middlesex +13 2 - -
ISO/IEC 27001
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 South East region with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001.

1 72 (68.57%) Information Security
2 46 (43.81%) CISSP
3 37 (35.24%) GDPR
4 34 (32.38%) Risk Management
4 34 (32.38%) CISM
5 30 (28.57%) NIST
6 29 (27.62%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (25.71%) Degree
8 22 (20.95%) Management Information System
8 22 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (20.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (19.05%) PCI DSS
11 19 (18.10%) ITIL
12 18 (17.14%) Firewall
12 18 (17.14%) Security Testing
13 17 (16.19%) AWS
13 17 (16.19%) CISA
13 17 (16.19%) Legal
14 16 (15.24%) GIAC
14 16 (15.24%) Security Management
14 16 (15.24%) Security Architecture
14 16 (15.24%) Data Protection
14 16 (15.24%) CLAS
15 15 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (14.29%) OWASP
16 14 (13.33%) Azure
16 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (13.33%) TOGAF
16 14 (13.33%) Telecoms

ISO/IEC 27001
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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) Confluence
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) nginx
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.95%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.19%) AWS
2 14 (13.33%) Azure
3 6 (5.71%) Office 365
4 3 (2.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (1.90%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.14%) Firewall
2 7 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (5.71%) VoIP
4 5 (4.76%) MPLS
4 5 (4.76%) VPN
4 5 (4.76%) WAN
5 4 (3.81%) 5G
5 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.81%) VLAN
5 4 (3.81%) Wireless
6 3 (2.86%) Broadband
6 3 (2.86%) Internet
6 3 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.86%) LAN
6 3 (2.86%) Network Security
7 2 (1.90%) DNS
7 2 (1.90%) SAN
8 1 (0.95%) DHCP
8 1 (0.95%) DMZ
8 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Burp Suite
2 5 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) Selenium
3 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (16.19%) Legal
2 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.43%) Retail
4 9 (8.57%) Finance
5 2 (1.90%) Law
5 2 (1.90%) Police
5 2 (1.90%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.95%) Automotive
6 1 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Architect
2 19 (18.10%) Security Architect
3 14 (13.33%) Consultant
4 12 (11.43%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.48%) Information Manager
5 11 (10.48%) Security Manager
6 9 (8.57%) Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (7.62%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Security Officer
9 6 (5.71%) Governance Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Information Officer
9 6 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (4.76%) DevSecOps Architect
10 5 (4.76%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Risk Manager
11 4 (3.81%) IT Risk Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) .NET
1 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.81%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.86%) Digital TV
5 3 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.48%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.81%) Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Debian
7 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (68.57%) Information Security
2 34 (32.38%) Risk Management
3 29 (27.62%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (18.10%) ITIL
7 18 (17.14%) Security Testing
8 16 (15.24%) Data Protection
8 16 (15.24%) Security Architecture
8 16 (15.24%) Security Management
9 15 (14.29%) OWASP
9 15 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (13.33%) TOGAF
11 13 (12.38%) Computer Science
12 10 (9.52%) Business Continuity
12 10 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (9.52%) Patch Management
12 10 (9.52%) Security Patching
13 9 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.95%) C
1 1 (0.95%) C#
1 1 (0.95%) C++
1 1 (0.95%) Java
1 1 (0.95%) PHP
1 1 (0.95%) Python
1 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
1 1 (0.95%) SQL
1 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (43.81%) CISSP
2 34 (32.38%) CISM
3 27 (25.71%) Degree
4 17 (16.19%) CISA
5 16 (15.24%) CLAS
5 16 (15.24%) GIAC
6 12 (11.43%) SANS
7 11 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (10.48%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
11 5 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (4.76%) PCI QSA
12 4 (3.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (3.81%) CCIE
12 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (3.81%) MCSE
12 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (35.24%) GDPR
2 30 (28.57%) NIST
3 22 (20.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (19.05%) PCI DSS
5 5 (4.76%) COBIT
5 5 (4.76%) ISO 9001
5 5 (4.76%) JSP 440
6 4 (3.81%) NCSC
6 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (2.86%) HIPAA
7 3 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.90%) ISO 22301
8 2 (1.90%) QA
9 1 (0.95%) BS7799
9 1 (0.95%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.95%) Docker
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) Nessus
2 4 (3.81%) RSA Archer
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.95%) IBM Guardium
3 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.95%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) Qualys
2 11 (10.48%) McAfee
3 10 (9.52%) Cisco
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.57%) Rapid7
5 5 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.90%) Citrix
7 2 (1.90%) HP
7 2 (1.90%) Meraki
7 2 (1.90%) SAP
8 1 (0.95%) Adobe
8 1 (0.95%) Apple
8 1 (0.95%) EMC
8 1 (0.95%) IBM
8 1 (0.95%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.95%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle
8 1 (0.95%) Sonatype
8 1 (0.95%) Sun