Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 455 478
Rank change year-on-year +19 +23 -32
Contract jobs citing CISM 410 540 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.82% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 377 248
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £403 £382 £375
90th Percentile £750 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.84% +45.65% +3.95%
10th Percentile £42.50 £67.00 £45.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £67.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £67.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - +45.65% -

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 16,940 19,173 18,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.89% 18.59% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,358 11,343 11,283
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 966 899
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £14.34 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.96 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.49 £25.12 £30.00
% change year-on-year +45.25% -16.27% +8.89%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 -6 364 £550 - 152
UK excluding London +27 215 £525 - 89
London +4 179 £600 +9.09% 70
South East +4 68 £500 -6.98% 13
North of England +20 53 £550 +2.33% 27
South West -10 32 £550 +15.79% 14
Yorkshire +43 30 £540 -1.82% 14
Scotland +26 29 £425 -19.05% 4
Midlands +44 24 £538 -10.42% 23
North West -7 21 £580 +16.00% 12
West Midlands +43 20 £525 -12.50% 17
Wales +27 6 £390 -14.29% 3
East of England +32 5 £375 +7.14% 5
East Midlands +27 4 £550 -8.33% 6
North East +12 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 390 (95.12%) CISSP
2 271 (66.10%) Information Security
3 173 (42.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 163 (39.76%) CISA
5 131 (31.95%) Finance
6 130 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
7 95 (23.17%) Risk Management
8 88 (21.46%) Security Architecture
9 85 (20.73%) PCI DSS
10 78 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (18.78%) AWS
12 75 (18.29%) CRISC
13 74 (18.05%) NIST
14 72 (17.56%) Azure
15 70 (17.07%) Management Information System
16 66 (16.10%) Degree
17 65 (15.85%) SIEM
18 59 (14.39%) Firewall
18 59 (14.39%) Security Operations
19 55 (13.41%) Security Cleared
19 55 (13.41%) GDPR
20 53 (12.93%) ITIL
21 52 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (12.44%) Security Management
23 49 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
23 49 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 46 (11.22%) Identity Access Management
25 42 (10.24%) Microsoft
26 40 (9.76%) COBIT
27 39 (9.51%) Cisco Certification

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 9 (2.20%) IIS
2 5 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.49%) Confluence
4 2 (0.49%) JBoss
4 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.78%) AWS
2 72 (17.56%) Azure
3 27 (6.59%) SaaS
4 22 (5.37%) Office 365
5 19 (4.63%) IaaS
6 15 (3.66%) PaaS
7 12 (2.93%) GitHub
8 8 (1.95%) GCP
9 7 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.71%) Serverless
10 3 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.73%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.49%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.49%) G Suite
12 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (14.39%) Firewall
2 33 (8.05%) Network Security
3 21 (5.12%) VPN
4 18 (4.39%) Internet
5 12 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (2.68%) DNS
7 10 (2.44%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.20%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (1.46%) 3GPP
9 6 (1.46%) PPP
10 5 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (1.22%) HTTP
11 4 (0.98%) SAN
12 3 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.73%) Intranet
13 2 (0.49%) 3G
13 2 (0.49%) 4G
13 2 (0.49%) VoIP
13 2 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.39%) Big Data
2 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (3.90%) JIRA
2 12 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.98%) Balsamiq
5 2 (0.49%) AppScan
5 2 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 131 (31.95%) Finance
2 35 (8.54%) Retail
3 30 (7.32%) Banking
4 29 (7.07%) Legal
5 18 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.41%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.46%) Marketing
10 5 (1.22%) Electronics
10 5 (1.22%) Military
11 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.73%) Police
13 2 (0.49%) Advertising
13 2 (0.49%) Czech Language
13 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 86 (20.98%) Consultant
2 77 (18.78%) Security Consultant
3 74 (18.05%) Analyst
4 73 (17.80%) Architect
4 73 (17.80%) Security Architect
5 56 (13.66%) Security Analyst
6 47 (11.46%) Information Security Consultant
7 37 (9.02%) Security Manager
8 30 (7.32%) Security Officer
9 26 (6.34%) Business Analyst
10 22 (5.37%) Security Engineer
11 21 (5.12%) Information Manager
12 20 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 20 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
13 19 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (4.15%) Security Specialist
15 16 (3.90%) Information Security Officer
15 16 (3.90%) IT Manager
15 16 (3.90%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.02%) Web Services
2 11 (2.68%) JSON
3 9 (2.20%) SAML
4 7 (1.71%) Middleware
4 7 (1.71%) SailPoint
5 6 (1.46%) LDAP
6 5 (1.22%) OAuth
6 5 (1.22%) OpenID
6 5 (1.22%) REST
6 5 (1.22%) SOAP
7 4 (0.98%) Kafka
7 4 (0.98%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.49%) XACML
9 1 (0.24%) .NET
9 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 52 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.63%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (3.66%) PKI
4 15 (3.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (2.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 10 (2.44%) User Experience
7 9 (2.20%) Cyberattack
7 9 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.20%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.95%) SCADA
9 7 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.22%) CESG
11 5 (1.22%) PMI
12 4 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.73%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.32%) Windows
2 28 (6.83%) Linux
3 19 (4.63%) Unix
4 10 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.49%) AIX
6 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (66.10%) Information Security
2 130 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
3 95 (23.17%) Risk Management
4 88 (21.46%) Security Architecture
5 78 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (15.85%) SIEM
7 59 (14.39%) Security Operations
8 53 (12.93%) ITIL
9 51 (12.44%) Security Management
10 49 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (11.22%) Identity Access Management
12 35 (8.54%) Information Security Management
13 34 (8.29%) ISMS
13 34 (8.29%) Risk Assessment
14 33 (8.05%) Data Protection
15 32 (7.80%) Project Management
16 30 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
17 29 (7.07%) DevOps
18 27 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.39%) Python
2 17 (4.15%) C
3 11 (2.68%) Bash Shell
3 11 (2.68%) Perl
3 11 (2.68%) Ruby
4 5 (1.22%) Java
5 3 (0.73%) C++
5 3 (0.73%) Go
5 3 (0.73%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.73%) SQL
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 390 (95.12%) CISSP
2 163 (39.76%) CISA
3 75 (18.29%) CRISC
4 66 (16.10%) Degree
5 55 (13.41%) Security Cleared
6 39 (9.51%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (8.29%) SC Cleared
8 33 (8.05%) CEH
9 31 (7.56%) SANS
10 30 (7.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 23 (5.61%) CISMP
12 21 (5.12%) CompTIA Security+
12 21 (5.12%) GIAC
13 19 (4.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 17 (4.15%) SSCP
15 14 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
16 13 (3.17%) CASP
16 13 (3.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 13 (3.17%) ISSMP
17 11 (2.68%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (42.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (20.73%) PCI DSS
3 74 (18.05%) NIST
4 55 (13.41%) GDPR
5 49 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 40 (9.76%) COBIT
7 20 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (4.39%) NCSC
9 17 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (1.71%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.46%) COSO
11 6 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.22%) Basel II
12 5 (1.22%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (1.22%) EMIR
12 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.22%) MiFID
13 4 (0.98%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 22 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.41%) Docker
3 2 (0.49%) NDS
3 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (2.93%) Puppet
2 11 (2.68%) Suricata
3 10 (2.44%) CASB
4 7 (1.71%) QRadar
4 7 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.98%) Nessus
5 4 (0.98%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 3 (0.73%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.49%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.49%) PingFederate
7 2 (0.49%) Terraform
7 2 (0.49%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.24%) Ansible
8 1 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 42 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.07%) Splunk
3 15 (3.66%) Qualys
4 12 (2.93%) BeyondTrust
5 11 (2.68%) Cisco
5 11 (2.68%) SAP
6 8 (1.95%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.71%) IBM
8 6 (1.46%) Google
8 6 (1.46%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle
10 4 (0.98%) Darktrace
10 4 (0.98%) ForgeRock
10 4 (0.98%) IBM Sterling
10 4 (0.98%) NetIQ
10 4 (0.98%) Remedy
10 4 (0.98%) Thycotic
11 3 (0.73%) F5
11 3 (0.73%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.73%) Symantec