Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 504 420
Rank change year-on-year +76 -84 +116
Contract jobs citing CISM 537 348 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 1.90% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 220 348
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £363
90th Percentile £688 £603 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £458 £463
% change year-on-year +3.83% -1.08% +11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -8.00% -26.47%

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 19,343 18,322 22,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.05% 20.27% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,592 11,474 14,156
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 863 922 859
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +71 510 £525 +10.53% 169
UK excluding London +51 285 £475 +3.83% 92
London +32 247 £550 +12.30% 88
North of England +26 95 £475 -5.00% 23
South East +2 85 £525 +5.00% 26
North West +1 58 £475 -17.39% 7
South West +33 40 £425 +3.03% 8
Yorkshire +8 33 £475 - 12
Midlands +7 32 £550 +29.41% 10
East Midlands +13 21 £525 +23.53% 2
Scotland -19 17 £450 +5.88% 9
East of England -14 16 £573 +27.22% 14
West Midlands -20 11 £575 +53.33% 8
North East - 7 £625 - 4
Wales -9 4 £464 +30.25% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 517 (96.28%) CISSP
2 360 (67.04%) Information Security
3 254 (47.30%) CISA
4 233 (43.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 174 (32.40%) Finance
6 160 (29.80%) PCI DSS
7 146 (27.19%) Risk Management
8 139 (25.88%) Cybersecurity
9 131 (24.39%) GDPR
10 126 (23.46%) Management Information System
11 124 (23.09%) Security Architecture
12 120 (22.35%) ITIL
13 100 (18.62%) Degree
14 99 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
15 90 (16.76%) Firewall
16 85 (15.83%) Project Management
17 83 (15.46%) SIEM
18 81 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
19 79 (14.71%) Data Protection
20 69 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 68 (12.66%) Security Management
21 68 (12.66%) Security Operations
22 67 (12.48%) Change Management
23 65 (12.10%) Microsoft
23 65 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
24 59 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
25 57 (10.61%) PaaS
25 57 (10.61%) DevOps
26 56 (10.43%) CRISC
27 55 (10.24%) PRINCE2

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 11 (2.05%) IIS
2 6 (1.12%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.93%) SAS
4 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (10.61%) PaaS
4 48 (8.94%) IaaS
5 42 (7.82%) SaaS
6 29 (5.40%) Office 365
7 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.56%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (16.76%) Firewall
2 33 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (4.47%) Network Security
3 24 (4.47%) WAN
4 20 (3.72%) Internet
5 17 (3.17%) LAN
6 16 (2.98%) DNS
6 16 (2.98%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.61%) VPN
8 11 (2.05%) WLAN
9 7 (1.30%) DHCP
9 7 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (1.12%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.93%) BGP
11 5 (0.93%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.93%) NAS
11 5 (0.93%) OSPF
11 5 (0.93%) SAN
12 4 (0.74%) SCCP
12 4 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.12%) Big Data
2 4 (0.74%) DB2
2 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.68%) JIRA
2 7 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.12%) AppScan
4 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 174 (32.40%) Finance
2 46 (8.57%) Legal
3 42 (7.82%) Banking
4 21 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.79%) Retail
6 9 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.30%) Law
8 6 (1.12%) Publishing
9 5 (0.93%) Advertising
10 4 (0.74%) International Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (23.09%) Consultant
2 111 (20.67%) Security Consultant
3 97 (18.06%) Architect
4 92 (17.13%) Security Architect
5 87 (16.20%) Security Manager
6 65 (12.10%) Analyst
7 51 (9.50%) Security Analyst
8 45 (8.38%) Information Security Manager
9 41 (7.64%) Information Security Consultant
10 40 (7.45%) Information Manager
11 36 (6.70%) Security Officer
12 25 (4.66%) Head of Security
13 23 (4.28%) Head of Information
13 23 (4.28%) Head of Information Security
13 23 (4.28%) Information Security Officer
13 23 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.72%) IT Manager
15 19 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
15 19 (3.54%) Information Analyst
16 18 (3.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.86%) Middleware
2 8 (1.49%) .NET
3 5 (0.93%) SAML
4 4 (0.74%) OAuth
4 4 (0.74%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.74%) Web Services
5 3 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.56%) REST
5 3 (0.56%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.37%) Velocity
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (23.46%) Management Information System
2 49 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.96%) PKI
4 30 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 28 (5.21%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.91%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (3.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (3.35%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.42%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.68%) CESG
11 9 (1.68%) PMI
11 9 (1.68%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.31%) Windows
2 33 (6.15%) Linux
3 29 (5.40%) Unix
4 12 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.37%) Solaris
6 2 (0.37%) VMS
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (67.04%) Information Security
2 146 (27.19%) Risk Management
3 139 (25.88%) Cybersecurity
4 124 (23.09%) Security Architecture
5 120 (22.35%) ITIL
6 99 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (15.83%) Project Management
8 83 (15.46%) SIEM
9 79 (14.71%) Data Protection
10 69 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 68 (12.66%) Security Management
11 68 (12.66%) Security Operations
12 67 (12.48%) Change Management
13 57 (10.61%) DevOps
14 55 (10.24%) PRINCE2
15 51 (9.50%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (8.75%) Risk Assessment
17 46 (8.57%) Incident Management
18 45 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
19 44 (8.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.98%) Python
2 11 (2.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.86%) Java
4 8 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.12%) C
6 5 (0.93%) SQL
7 3 (0.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.19%) VB
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 517 (96.28%) CISSP
2 254 (47.30%) CISA
3 100 (18.62%) Degree
4 81 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (10.43%) CRISC
6 48 (8.94%) CEH
7 42 (7.82%) CCNP
7 42 (7.82%) GIAC
8 30 (5.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 29 (5.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 29 (5.40%) CCIE
9 29 (5.40%) Security Cleared
10 25 (4.66%) CISMP
11 23 (4.28%) CCDP
11 23 (4.28%) Chartered Engineer
12 21 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (3.17%) SANS
15 16 (2.98%) CCSP
15 16 (2.98%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (43.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 160 (29.80%) PCI DSS
3 131 (24.39%) GDPR
4 46 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 44 (8.19%) COBIT
6 24 (4.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (3.17%) NIST 800
8 10 (1.86%) HIPAA
9 8 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.49%) ISO 22301
10 7 (1.30%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.93%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (0.93%) ISO 31000
11 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.56%) FISMA
12 3 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 28 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (1.30%) XenApp
2 7 (1.30%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.74%) Docker
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.37%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) IAG
7 1 (0.19%) vCloud
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (2.79%) Nessus
2 9 (1.68%) MIIS
3 7 (1.30%) Ansible
3 7 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.30%) Terraform
4 5 (0.93%) QRadar
5 4 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.74%) Puppet
6 3 (0.56%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.56%) Mesos
6 3 (0.56%) Nagios
6 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.56%) OSSEC
6 3 (0.56%) Packer
7 2 (0.37%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 65 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.57%) Cisco
3 22 (4.10%) Splunk
4 17 (3.17%) CyberArk
5 13 (2.42%) CheckPoint
6 12 (2.23%) Qualys
7 11 (2.05%) Oracle
8 10 (1.86%) IBM
8 10 (1.86%) VMware
9 9 (1.68%) CA
10 8 (1.49%) Citrix
10 8 (1.49%) McAfee
11 7 (1.30%) Ivanti
11 7 (1.30%) Symantec
12 6 (1.12%) AlienVault
12 6 (1.12%) Capita
13 5 (0.93%) Tripwire
14 4 (0.74%) Blue Coat
14 4 (0.74%) Imperva
14 4 (0.74%) Informatica