Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 431 484 474
Rank change year-on-year +53 -10 +37
Contract jobs citing CISM 517 378 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 1.93% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 235 333
UK median daily rate £500 £453 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -9.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £300 £362
90th Percentile £670 £694 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +14.12% -15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 11
UK median hourly rate - £66.88 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.75% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.88 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +33.75% +5.26%

CISM is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,884 19,566 22,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 20.70% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,585 12,378 13,660
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 891 1,016
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.79% +54.62%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISM in the UK

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISM within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
England +78 493 £500 +7.82% 169
UK excluding London +69 257 £485 +14.12% 97
London +3 251 £525 +9.38% 76
South East +31 85 £513 +5.13% 20
North of England +60 70 £500 +5.26% 27
East of England -15 36 £485 +43.70% 18
North West +21 35 £514 -10.61% 13
Yorkshire +22 31 £475 - 11
South West +22 30 £425 +30.77% 6
Midlands +8 23 £475 +18.75% 22
East Midlands +12 14 £450 +20.00% 9
Scotland -14 14 £450 +2.86% 2
West Midlands +8 9 £575 +53.33% 13
North East +41 6 £625 +56.25% 3
Wales -5 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 with a requirement for CISM.

1 493 (95.36%) CISSP
2 343 (66.34%) Information Security
3 251 (48.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 184 (35.59%) CISA
5 174 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
6 145 (28.05%) PCI DSS
7 137 (26.50%) Risk Management
8 134 (25.92%) Finance
9 123 (23.79%) GDPR
10 115 (22.24%) Degree
11 114 (22.05%) Management Information System
12 109 (21.08%) ITIL
13 104 (20.12%) SIEM
14 102 (19.73%) Security Architecture
15 92 (17.79%) Data Protection
15 92 (17.79%) Firewall
16 90 (17.41%) Cisco Certification
17 77 (14.89%) Security Operations
18 75 (14.51%) Windows
19 74 (14.31%) Security Management
20 71 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
21 70 (13.54%) Penetration Testing
22 68 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
23 66 (12.77%) Project Management
24 65 (12.57%) Vulnerability Management
24 65 (12.57%) COBIT
25 61 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
26 60 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
27 59 (11.41%) Linux
28 55 (10.64%) CEH

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (1.35%) IIS
2 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (6.58%) PaaS
4 30 (5.80%) IaaS
5 26 (5.03%) Office 365
6 22 (4.26%) SaaS
7 18 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.93%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.77%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.39%) Akamai
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (17.79%) Firewall
2 36 (6.96%) Network Security
3 34 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 22 (4.26%) Internet
6 17 (3.29%) SAN
7 14 (2.71%) LAN
7 14 (2.71%) WAN
8 12 (2.32%) NAS
9 10 (1.93%) Intranet
9 10 (1.93%) VLAN
10 9 (1.74%) SSL
11 8 (1.55%) VPN
11 8 (1.55%) WLAN
12 6 (1.16%) DNS
13 5 (0.97%) HTTP
13 5 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (0.77%) DHCP
14 4 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
14 4 (0.77%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.13%) Star Schema
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.39%) Big Data
3 2 (0.39%) Maltego
3 2 (0.39%) MySQL
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) sqlmap
General
1 134 (25.92%) Finance
2 53 (10.25%) Legal
3 43 (8.32%) Banking
4 31 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.87%) Retail
6 16 (3.09%) Law
7 14 (2.71%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Advertising
8 5 (0.97%) Automotive
8 5 (0.97%) Publishing
9 4 (0.77%) Billing
9 4 (0.77%) International Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (25.92%) Consultant
2 111 (21.47%) Security Consultant
3 76 (14.70%) Analyst
4 73 (14.12%) Architect
4 73 (14.12%) Security Manager
5 67 (12.96%) Security Architect
6 57 (11.03%) Security Analyst
7 30 (5.80%) Information Security Manager
8 29 (5.61%) Information Manager
8 29 (5.61%) Security Specialist
9 28 (5.42%) Information Security Consultant
10 26 (5.03%) Risk Manager
11 23 (4.45%) IT Manager
12 22 (4.26%) Head of Security
12 22 (4.26%) IT Security Manager
13 21 (4.06%) Security Engineer
14 20 (3.87%) Information Analyst
14 20 (3.87%) Information Security Analyst
14 20 (3.87%) IT Consultant
15 19 (3.68%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.93%) Web Services
2 6 (1.16%) SAML
3 5 (0.97%) Middleware
4 3 (0.58%) OAuth
4 3 (0.58%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.39%) LDAP
5 2 (0.39%) Velocity
6 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.05%) Management Information System
2 42 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.96%) CESG
4 31 (6.00%) PKI
5 28 (5.42%) Data Centre
6 25 (4.84%) Public Cloud
7 23 (4.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (3.87%) Mobile App
10 18 (3.48%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (1.93%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.35%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.97%) Cyberattack
15 5 (0.97%) SCADA
16 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (14.51%) Windows
2 59 (11.41%) Linux
3 49 (9.48%) Unix
4 18 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.35%) Solaris
7 4 (0.77%) AIX
7 4 (0.77%) Android
7 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.39%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.39%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (66.34%) Information Security
2 174 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
3 137 (26.50%) Risk Management
4 109 (21.08%) ITIL
5 104 (20.12%) SIEM
6 102 (19.73%) Security Architecture
7 92 (17.79%) Data Protection
8 77 (14.89%) Security Operations
9 74 (14.31%) Security Management
10 71 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (13.54%) Penetration Testing
12 66 (12.77%) Project Management
13 65 (12.57%) Vulnerability Management
14 60 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (10.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 51 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
17 47 (9.09%) Change Management
18 46 (8.90%) Incident Management
19 42 (8.12%) DevOps
20 39 (7.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.68%) Python
2 14 (2.71%) Bash Shell
2 14 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.13%) Ruby
4 7 (1.35%) C
5 6 (1.16%) Java
6 5 (0.97%) SQL
7 1 (0.19%) C#
7 1 (0.19%) C++
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 493 (95.36%) CISSP
2 184 (35.59%) CISA
3 115 (22.24%) Degree
4 90 (17.41%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (10.64%) CEH
6 52 (10.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 38 (7.35%) CRISC
8 30 (5.80%) CCNP
8 30 (5.80%) SANS
9 28 (5.42%) CCSP
10 27 (5.22%) Security Cleared
11 26 (5.03%) CCIE
11 26 (5.03%) GIAC
12 24 (4.64%) SSCP
13 22 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (4.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 20 (3.87%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (2.90%) ISACA
17 14 (2.71%) Chartered Engineer
17 14 (2.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (48.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (28.05%) PCI DSS
3 123 (23.79%) GDPR
4 65 (12.57%) COBIT
5 40 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 20 (3.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (3.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.13%) ISO 22301
9 10 (1.93%) NIST 800
10 7 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (1.35%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (1.16%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.97%) RMADS
13 4 (0.77%) QA
14 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.39%) FISMA
15 1 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.97%) vSphere
3 5 (0.97%) XenApp
3 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.77%) vCloud
4 4 (0.77%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.58%) Docker
6 2 (0.39%) IAG
6 2 (0.39%) Snort
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.29%) Nessus
2 13 (2.51%) Ansible
2 13 (2.51%) Terraform
3 10 (1.93%) Packer
4 8 (1.55%) OSSEC
4 8 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.97%) QRadar
7 4 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.77%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.77%) SCCM
8 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.58%) Mesos
8 3 (0.58%) Nagios
8 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.58%) Puppet
9 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 52 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.16%) Cisco
3 28 (5.42%) Qualys
4 24 (4.64%) Splunk
5 14 (2.71%) VMware
6 12 (2.32%) McAfee
7 11 (2.13%) CyberArk
7 11 (2.13%) Oracle
7 11 (2.13%) Symantec
8 9 (1.74%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.74%) Citrix
8 9 (1.74%) Tufin
9 8 (1.55%) Intel
9 8 (1.55%) Sourcefire
9 8 (1.55%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.35%) CA
10 7 (1.35%) Trend Micro
11 6 (1.16%) AlienVault
11 6 (1.16%) Blue Coat
12 5 (0.97%) Ivanti