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 3 months to 25 April 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 381 474
Rank change year-on-year -55 +93  
Contract jobs citing CISM 169 292 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 2.45% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 182 103
Median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £410
% change year-on-year -2.70% +12.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £68.00

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9363 11901 11189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.20% 21.30% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7471 6348
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 406 548
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISM in the UK

CISM
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 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
England -65 159 £475 +0.36% 71
London -17 77 £475 -5.00% 41
South East -4 38 £471 -0.78% 7
Berkshire +15 16 £550 +22.22% 1
North West +15 13 £365 -2.66% 11
East of England -18 13 £450 +5.88% 4
City of London +2 12 £525 +12.29% 12
Hampshire +18 11 £500 +16.27% 1
Bedfordshire +6 8 £450 -10.00%
Cheshire +41 7 - - 1
Scotland +27 5 £425 -16.66% 2
Winchester +7 5 £450 +4.65%
Oxfordshire -7 5 - -
West Midlands +19 4 £361 -23.13% 4
Yorkshire +13 4 £475 +15.85% 2
Edinburgh +13 4 £425 -16.66%
Wales +12 4 £356 -35.22%
South West +6 4 £513 +3.27% 1
Manchester -3 4 - - 7
Surrey -4 4 £468 -4.10% 4
East Midlands -6 4 - -
Maidenhead -11 4 £490 -
Farnborough - 4 £538 -
Cardiff - 4 £356 -
South Wales - 4 £356 -
Reading +19 3 £400 -36.00% 1
Essex -6 3 - -
Woking - 3 £468 -
York - 3 £475 -
Northampton - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISM.

1 317 (95.77%) CISSP
2 223 (67.37%) Information Security
3 131 (39.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 110 (33.23%) CISA
5 108 (32.63%) PCI DSS
6 91 (27.49%) Finance
7 86 (25.98%) Management Information System
8 79 (23.87%) Risk Management
8 79 (23.87%) Firewall
9 78 (23.56%) Cybersecurity
10 72 (21.75%) Degree
11 56 (16.92%) ITIL
12 55 (16.62%) SIEM
13 47 (14.20%) Data Protection
14 45 (13.60%) Security Management
15 42 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
16 41 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
17 37 (11.18%) SANS
18 36 (10.88%) CRISC
18 36 (10.88%) Information Security Management
19 35 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (10.57%) Windows
20 34 (10.27%) Network Security
21 33 (9.97%) Linux
22 32 (9.67%) CCSP
23 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
23 31 (9.37%) Security Architecture
24 29 (8.76%) ISMS
24 29 (8.76%) COBIT

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 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.81%) IIS
3 4 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.91%) JBoss
4 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.60%) Mule
5 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.72%) Mimecast
4 8 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.51%) IaaS
5 5 (1.51%) PaaS
5 5 (1.51%) SaaS
6 4 (1.21%) Office 365
7 3 (0.91%) Yammer
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.30%) G Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (23.87%) Firewall
2 34 (10.27%) Network Security
3 29 (8.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (5.44%) Internet
5 15 (4.53%) Wireless
6 13 (3.93%) VPN
7 11 (3.32%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.11%) LAN
8 7 (2.11%) WAN
9 4 (1.21%) LDAP
10 3 (0.91%) HTTP
10 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.91%) SSL
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.60%) DNS
11 2 (0.60%) SSH
11 2 (0.60%) VLAN
11 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.51%) Star Schema
3 3 (0.91%) DataStax
3 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.91%) MariaDB
3 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.60%) Big Data
4 2 (0.60%) HBase
4 2 (0.60%) MySQL
4 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.60%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.30%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.91%) AppScan
2 3 (0.91%) Hudson
3 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 91 (27.49%) Finance
2 25 (7.55%) Banking
3 19 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.44%) Retail
5 14 (4.23%) Legal
6 5 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Law
8 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 86 (25.98%) Consultant
2 80 (24.17%) Security Consultant
3 78 (23.56%) Analyst
4 71 (21.45%) Security Analyst
5 45 (13.60%) Security Manager
6 41 (12.39%) Architect
7 37 (11.18%) Information Security Consultant
8 36 (10.88%) Security Architect
9 24 (7.25%) Information Analyst
9 24 (7.25%) Information Security Analyst
9 24 (7.25%) Security Specialist
10 21 (6.34%) IT Manager
11 18 (5.44%) Information Manager
12 17 (5.14%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (4.83%) Information Security Manager
14 15 (4.53%) IT Analyst
14 15 (4.53%) IT Security Analyst
15 13 (3.93%) Business Analyst
15 13 (3.93%) Security Officer
16 10 (3.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.72%) Web Services
2 3 (0.91%) .NET
2 3 (0.91%) Ajax
2 3 (0.91%) AppFabric
2 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.91%) COM
2 3 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (0.91%) Hibernate
2 3 (0.91%) JAX-WS
2 3 (0.91%) JMS
2 3 (0.91%) JSP
2 3 (0.91%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.91%) Servlets
2 3 (0.91%) Spring
2 3 (0.91%) Spring MVC
2 3 (0.91%) Struts
2 3 (0.91%) WCF
3 2 (0.60%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.60%) CSS3
3 2 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (25.98%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.95%) CESG
3 22 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.53%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (2.42%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (2.42%) PKI
8 7 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.51%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.21%) Fintech
12 3 (0.91%) FMCG
12 3 (0.91%) PMI
13 2 (0.60%) e-Health
13 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.60%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.57%) Windows
2 33 (9.97%) Linux
3 15 (4.53%) Mac OS X
4 12 (3.63%) Unix
5 7 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.81%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (67.37%) Information Security
2 79 (23.87%) Risk Management
3 78 (23.56%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (16.92%) ITIL
5 55 (16.62%) SIEM
6 47 (14.20%) Data Protection
7 45 (13.60%) Security Management
8 41 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (10.88%) Information Security Management
10 35 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
11 31 (9.37%) Security Architecture
12 29 (8.76%) Identity Access Management
12 29 (8.76%) ISMS
13 28 (8.46%) Information Assurance
14 26 (7.85%) Risk Assessment
15 25 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
16 24 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (7.25%) Project Management
17 23 (6.95%) Data Security
18 22 (6.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.81%) Java
1 6 (1.81%) Python
1 6 (1.81%) SQL
2 4 (1.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.91%) C
4 2 (0.60%) C++
4 2 (0.60%) Go
4 2 (0.60%) Haskell
4 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.60%) Perl
4 2 (0.60%) R
4 2 (0.60%) Ruby
4 2 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 317 (95.77%) CISSP
2 110 (33.23%) CISA
3 72 (21.75%) Degree
4 42 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (11.18%) SANS
5 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
6 36 (10.88%) CRISC
7 32 (9.67%) CCSP
8 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
9 25 (7.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 20 (6.04%) CESG Certified Professional
11 19 (5.74%) GIAC
12 17 (5.14%) CEH
12 17 (5.14%) SSCP
13 15 (4.53%) CCNP
13 15 (4.53%) PCI QSA
14 13 (3.93%) CLAS
15 11 (3.32%) CCDP
16 9 (2.72%) ISEB
17 8 (2.42%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (39.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (32.63%) PCI DSS
3 29 (8.76%) COBIT
4 22 (6.65%) GDPR
5 14 (4.23%) QA
6 13 (3.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (3.02%) RMADS
8 9 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (2.11%) ISO27002
10 6 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.81%) SLA
11 5 (1.51%) FedRAMP
11 5 (1.51%) ISO22301
12 4 (1.21%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.91%) PMO
14 2 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
15 1 (0.30%) ISO27005
15 1 (0.30%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 12 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.51%) Snort
3 3 (0.91%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Xen
4 2 (0.60%) Docker
4 2 (0.60%) HDFS
4 2 (0.60%) KVM
4 2 (0.60%) LXC
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) Nessus
2 5 (1.51%) Nmap
3 4 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.21%) QRadar
4 3 (0.91%) Kibana
4 3 (0.91%) logstash
4 3 (0.91%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.60%) Ansible
5 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.60%) Nagios
5 2 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.60%) Puppet
5 2 (0.60%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.30%) Mesos
6 1 (0.30%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 27 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.25%) Cisco
3 21 (6.34%) CheckPoint
4 14 (4.23%) LogRhythm
4 14 (4.23%) SAP
5 13 (3.93%) Qualys
5 13 (3.93%) Splunk
6 12 (3.63%) Rapid7
7 11 (3.32%) Dell
8 8 (2.42%) Oracle
9 7 (2.11%) IBM
9 7 (2.11%) Juniper
9 7 (2.11%) Tufin
10 6 (1.81%) Sourcefire
11 4 (1.21%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.21%) F5
11 4 (1.21%) VMware
12 3 (0.91%) Acunetix
12 3 (0.91%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.91%) Varonis
Liverpool, Merseyside
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £38989 - £49602 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Anthony Cole Associates
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 25 days ago