Period
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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 424 411 383
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 +103
Contract jobs citing CISM 479 305 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 2.56% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 190 180
10th Percentile £456 £400 £363
25th Percentile £500 £463 £447
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +2.80%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £688
90th Percentile £775 £750 £825
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £521 £550
% change year-on-year +19.90% -5.23% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
10th Percentile £47.72 £43.45 -
25th Percentile £59.00 £56.59 -
Median hourly rate £71.08 £63.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.94% +44.32% -
75th Percentile £81.23 £66.00 -
90th Percentile £87.45 £66.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £71.08 £63.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +11.94% +44.32% -

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 17,334 11,934 11,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.79% 20.41% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,542 7,789 7,171
10th Percentile £350 £305 £264
25th Percentile £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £574
90th Percentile £700 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 576 445
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £19.77 £19.08 £18.21
Median hourly rate £44.50 £36.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.09% +18.55% +3.33%
75th Percentile £58.66 £50.88 £49.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £62.13 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.20 £34.54 £25.83
% change year-on-year +1.91% +33.75% -10.79%

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISM.

Daily rate trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISM over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CISM in the UK

CISM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISM.

Hourly rate trend for CISM in the UK

CISM
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISM over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for CISM in the UK

CISM
Top 16 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -27 385 £625 +13.64% 80
Work from Home -1 263 £600 +9.09% 25
London -54 199 £600 - 28
UK excluding London -11 163 £625 +19.90% 56
North of England +3 54 £650 +26.83% 23
South East -42 50 £550 +10.00% 12
North West -10 36 £663 +29.27% 12
South West -29 17 £650 +20.93% 4
Midlands -45 16 £638 +34.21% 9
East of England -14 15 £625 +8.70% 2
Scotland -17 10 £638 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire -32 10 £500 +2.56% 10
East Midlands -15 8 £638 +75.86% 4
West Midlands -55 8 £650 +36.84% 5
North East - 8 £675 - 1
Wales - 3 £510 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 459 (95.82%) CISSP
2 313 (65.34%) Information Security
3 207 (43.22%) Cybersecurity
4 187 (39.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 153 (31.94%) NIST
6 142 (29.65%) CISA
7 137 (28.60%) Risk Management
8 121 (25.26%) CRISC
9 111 (23.17%) Finance
9 111 (23.17%) Social Skills
10 101 (21.09%) Management Information System
11 92 (19.21%) Security Operations
12 87 (18.16%) GDPR
13 80 (16.70%) Azure
14 79 (16.49%) Degree
15 78 (16.28%) Security Management
16 77 (16.08%) Security Cleared
17 73 (15.24%) Security Architecture
18 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
19 66 (13.78%) SIEM
20 63 (13.15%) Agile
21 58 (12.11%) Incident Management
22 57 (11.90%) ISMS
23 56 (11.69%) Data Protection
24 54 (11.27%) Firewall
25 53 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
25 53 (11.06%) CEH
26 52 (10.86%) Application Security
27 51 (10.65%) TOGAF
28 50 (10.44%) AWS

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 6 (1.25%) Confluence
2 5 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.21%) Mendix
4 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (16.70%) Azure
2 50 (10.44%) AWS
3 29 (6.05%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (2.71%) SaaS
5 9 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.88%) IaaS
5 9 (1.88%) PaaS
6 8 (1.67%) GCP
7 6 (1.25%) GitHub
7 6 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.04%) Azure Sentinel
8 5 (1.04%) CloudBees
8 5 (1.04%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.84%) Serverless
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.27%) Firewall
2 41 (8.56%) Network Security
3 16 (3.34%) WAN
4 12 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (2.09%) SD-WAN
6 7 (1.46%) Internet
7 6 (1.25%) Cisco IPT
7 6 (1.25%) LAN
8 5 (1.04%) FTP
9 4 (0.84%) VPN
10 3 (0.63%) DNS
11 2 (0.42%) SNMP
11 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.21%) HTTP
12 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.21%) SMTP
12 1 (0.21%) SSH
12 1 (0.21%) SSL
12 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.84%) Big Data
1 4 (0.84%) GIS
2 3 (0.63%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.42%) Tableau
4 1 (0.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) Power BI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.25%) JIRA
3 6 (1.25%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.42%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.21%) Gatling
5 1 (0.21%) JMeter
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.21%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.21%) Selenium
5 1 (0.21%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (23.17%) Finance
1 111 (23.17%) Social Skills
2 42 (8.77%) Legal
3 39 (8.14%) Public Sector
4 38 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (7.52%) Banking
6 21 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (3.13%) Law
7 15 (3.13%) Retail
8 14 (2.92%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.51%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.88%) Investment Banking
13 8 (1.67%) Automotive
14 7 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (1.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 5 (1.04%) Electronics
16 5 (1.04%) Local Government
17 3 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (18.79%) Architect
2 87 (18.16%) Security Architect
3 77 (16.08%) Consultant
3 77 (16.08%) Security Manager
4 74 (15.45%) Analyst
5 65 (13.57%) Security Consultant
6 45 (9.39%) Information Security Manager
6 45 (9.39%) Security Analyst
7 40 (8.35%) Information Manager
8 34 (7.10%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (5.01%) Head of Security
10 21 (4.38%) Security Specialist
11 13 (2.71%) Incident Analyst
11 13 (2.71%) Security Officer
12 12 (2.51%) Cloud Architect
12 12 (2.51%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.51%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.30%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 11 (2.30%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.97%) Web Services
2 11 (2.30%) REST
3 7 (1.46%) JSON
4 5 (1.04%) jQuery
4 5 (1.04%) Middleware
4 5 (1.04%) React
4 5 (1.04%) RESTful
4 5 (1.04%) SOAP
5 3 (0.63%) OAuth
5 3 (0.63%) OpenID
5 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 2 (0.42%) LDAP
6 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
7 1 (0.21%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.21%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (21.09%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.22%) Cyberthreat
2 25 (5.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 17 (3.55%) Cyber Defence
4 16 (3.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.51%) User Experience
7 11 (2.30%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.09%) NHS
8 10 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.46%) CESG
10 7 (1.46%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.25%) BYOD
11 6 (1.25%) SCADA
12 5 (1.04%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.04%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.05%) Windows
2 24 (5.01%) Linux
3 18 (3.76%) Unix
4 6 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.42%) Android
6 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (65.34%) Information Security
2 207 (43.22%) Cybersecurity
3 137 (28.60%) Risk Management
4 92 (19.21%) Security Operations
5 78 (16.28%) Security Management
6 73 (15.24%) Security Architecture
7 66 (13.78%) SIEM
8 63 (13.15%) Agile
9 58 (12.11%) Incident Management
10 57 (11.90%) ISMS
11 56 (11.69%) Data Protection
12 52 (10.86%) Application Security
13 51 (10.65%) TOGAF
14 47 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (9.81%) Information Security Management
15 46 (9.60%) SABSA
16 45 (9.39%) Vulnerability Management
17 44 (9.19%) Threat Modelling
18 40 (8.35%) ITIL
18 40 (8.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.76%) Python
2 9 (1.88%) C
2 9 (1.88%) SQL
3 7 (1.46%) Perl
4 5 (1.04%) VBA
5 4 (0.84%) Java
6 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.42%) Bash
7 2 (0.42%) Go
7 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.21%) C#
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 459 (95.82%) CISSP
2 142 (29.65%) CISA
3 121 (25.26%) CRISC
4 79 (16.49%) Degree
5 77 (16.08%) Security Cleared
6 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
7 53 (11.06%) CEH
7 53 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (9.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 37 (7.72%) CESG Certified Professional
10 27 (5.64%) GIAC
11 26 (5.43%) CCSK
12 24 (5.01%) CCSP
13 21 (4.38%) SSCP
14 17 (3.55%) ISACA
15 15 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (3.13%) SANS
16 13 (2.71%) DV Cleared
17 12 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (2.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (39.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (31.94%) NIST
3 87 (18.16%) GDPR
4 36 (7.52%) NCSC
5 35 (7.31%) PCI DSS
6 34 (7.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (6.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (5.85%) GRC
9 27 (5.64%) COBIT
10 25 (5.22%) SOC 2
11 15 (3.13%) JSP 440
11 15 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (2.92%) RMADS
13 12 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (2.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (2.30%) SOC 1
15 9 (1.88%) NIST 800
16 8 (1.67%) ITGC
17 6 (1.25%) SLA
18 4 (0.84%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 15 (3.13%) Docker
2 6 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.42%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 23 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (1.88%) CASB
3 9 (1.88%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.25%) Nexpose
4 6 (1.25%) QRadar
5 5 (1.04%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (6.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.34%) Symantec
3 13 (2.71%) Qualys
4 12 (2.51%) LogRhythm
5 11 (2.30%) SAP
6 10 (2.09%) Intel
7 9 (1.88%) McAfee
8 7 (1.46%) CyberArk
8 7 (1.46%) Splunk
8 7 (1.46%) Trend Micro
9 6 (1.25%) Zscaler
10 5 (1.04%) Cisco
10 5 (1.04%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle
10 5 (1.04%) Varonis
10 5 (1.04%) Veracode
11 4 (0.84%) FireEye
11 4 (0.84%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.84%) Proofpoint
11 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com