Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 432 451
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19 +34
Contract jobs citing CISM 363 525 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.75% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 352 287
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £400
90th Percentile £743 £699 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £531 £500
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.50 - -

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 15,425 19,100 19,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.35% 19.20% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,526 11,371 11,765
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 894 831
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.62 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.28% +19.26% -5.88%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.83 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.43 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% -7.41%

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 18 January 2020.

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 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2020. 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 +27 319 £550 - 138
UK excluding London +30 197 £525 -1.18% 96
London +22 152 £575 +4.55% 53
North of England +39 53 £550 - 27
South East +31 50 £480 -12.73% 13
Scotland +23 29 £461 -12.14% 4
South West -4 29 £550 +4.76% 12
Yorkshire +52 27 £550 +10.00% 16
Midlands +48 24 £550 -8.33% 24
North West +6 24 £580 -10.77% 11
West Midlands +32 17 £550 -8.33% 19
East of England +24 9 £375 -25.00% 9
East Midlands +28 7 £525 -12.50% 5
Wales +23 3 £390 -25.71% 7
North East +16 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 341 (93.94%) CISSP
2 259 (71.35%) Information Security
3 162 (44.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 124 (34.16%) CISA
5 108 (29.75%) Risk Management
6 104 (28.65%) Cybersecurity
7 100 (27.55%) Finance
8 78 (21.49%) NIST
9 72 (19.83%) Security Cleared
10 71 (19.56%) PCI DSS
11 65 (17.91%) Security Architecture
11 65 (17.91%) CRISC
12 61 (16.80%) Management Information System
13 57 (15.70%) GDPR
14 54 (14.88%) Degree
15 52 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
16 49 (13.50%) Azure
17 48 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (12.67%) AWS
19 45 (12.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 45 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 42 (11.57%) Firewall
21 41 (11.29%) Microsoft
22 40 (11.02%) SIEM
23 39 (10.74%) ITIL
24 36 (9.92%) Security Operations
25 35 (9.64%) Identity Access Management
25 35 (9.64%) SC Cleared
25 35 (9.64%) Web Services
26 34 (9.37%) 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 12 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.50%) Azure
2 46 (12.67%) AWS
3 19 (5.23%) Office 365
4 15 (4.13%) SaaS
5 13 (3.58%) IaaS
6 10 (2.75%) PaaS
7 9 (2.48%) GitHub
8 5 (1.38%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.10%) Amazon Cognito
9 4 (1.10%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 4 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.10%) Serverless
10 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.57%) Firewall
2 27 (7.44%) Network Security
3 12 (3.31%) Internet
4 11 (3.03%) VPN
5 10 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.93%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (1.65%) DNS
8 6 (1.65%) PPP
9 3 (0.83%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.83%) SAN
9 3 (0.83%) SCCP
9 3 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.55%) Intranet
10 2 (0.55%) VoIP
10 2 (0.55%) WAN
10 2 (0.55%) Wireless
11 1 (0.28%) HTTP
11 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.38%) Big Data
2 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.03%) JIRA
2 9 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.55%) AppScan
4 2 (0.55%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 100 (27.55%) Finance
2 27 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 25 (6.89%) Retail
4 18 (4.96%) Banking
5 16 (4.41%) Legal
6 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.03%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.93%) Electronics
8 7 (1.93%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Military
10 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 83 (22.87%) Consultant
2 70 (19.28%) Security Consultant
3 58 (15.98%) Analyst
3 58 (15.98%) Architect
4 57 (15.70%) Security Architect
5 41 (11.29%) Security Manager
6 39 (10.74%) Security Analyst
7 31 (8.54%) Information Security Consultant
8 29 (7.99%) Security Officer
9 24 (6.61%) Information Security Officer
10 22 (6.06%) Information Officer
11 20 (5.51%) Information Manager
11 20 (5.51%) Information Security Manager
12 17 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.13%) Business Analyst
14 14 (3.86%) Information Analyst
14 14 (3.86%) Information Security Analyst
15 13 (3.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 13 (3.58%) Senior Security Analyst
16 11 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.64%) Web Services
2 8 (2.20%) JSON
3 6 (1.65%) Middleware
3 6 (1.65%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.10%) .NET
5 3 (0.83%) LDAP
6 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.55%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.28%) J2EE
7 1 (0.28%) OLE
7 1 (0.28%) REST
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.80%) Management Information System
2 48 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.13%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.93%) SCADA
8 7 (1.93%) User Experience
9 5 (1.38%) PKI
9 5 (1.38%) PMI
9 5 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.10%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.83%) CESG
11 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.26%) Windows
2 23 (6.34%) Linux
3 12 (3.31%) Unix
4 8 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.55%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (71.35%) Information Security
2 108 (29.75%) Risk Management
3 104 (28.65%) Cybersecurity
4 65 (17.91%) Security Architecture
5 52 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (11.02%) SIEM
8 39 (10.74%) ITIL
9 36 (9.92%) Security Operations
10 35 (9.64%) Identity Access Management
11 34 (9.37%) Data Protection
12 32 (8.82%) ISMS
12 32 (8.82%) Security Management
13 31 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (7.99%) Vulnerability Management
15 27 (7.44%) Information Assurance
16 25 (6.89%) DevOps
16 25 (6.89%) Project Management
17 24 (6.61%) Information Security Management
18 21 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.03%) C
1 11 (3.03%) Python
2 8 (2.20%) Bash Shell
2 8 (2.20%) Perl
2 8 (2.20%) Ruby
3 5 (1.38%) Java
4 3 (0.83%) SQL
5 2 (0.55%) C++
5 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.28%) C#
6 1 (0.28%) Go
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) PHP
6 1 (0.28%) Scala
6 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 341 (93.94%) CISSP
2 124 (34.16%) CISA
3 72 (19.83%) Security Cleared
4 65 (17.91%) CRISC
5 54 (14.88%) Degree
6 35 (9.64%) SC Cleared
7 29 (7.99%) DV Cleared
8 27 (7.44%) CEH
8 27 (7.44%) CESG Certified Professional
9 25 (6.89%) SANS
10 22 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (4.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (4.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 16 (4.41%) CISMP
13 15 (4.13%) GIAC
14 14 (3.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 13 (3.58%) SSCP
16 11 (3.03%) IISP
16 11 (3.03%) ISSMP
17 10 (2.75%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (44.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (21.49%) NIST
3 71 (19.56%) PCI DSS
4 57 (15.70%) GDPR
5 45 (12.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 34 (9.37%) COBIT
7 29 (7.99%) NCSC
8 15 (4.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (2.75%) RMADS
11 9 (2.48%) JSP 440
11 9 (2.48%) PMO
12 6 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (1.38%) Basel II
13 5 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (1.38%) EMIR
13 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (1.38%) MiFID
14 4 (1.10%) COSO
14 4 (1.10%) HIPAA
System Software
1 20 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.75%) Docker
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) NDS
5 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.48%) CASB
1 9 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (2.48%) Puppet
2 8 (2.20%) RSA Archer
2 8 (2.20%) Suricata
3 7 (1.93%) QRadar
4 4 (1.10%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.10%) Nessus
4 4 (1.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.55%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.55%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.55%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.55%) Terraform
5 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.28%) EnCase
6 1 (0.28%) FTK
6 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.79%) Splunk
3 11 (3.03%) Qualys
4 9 (2.48%) SAP
5 8 (2.20%) BeyondTrust
5 8 (2.20%) Oracle
6 7 (1.93%) VMware
7 5 (1.38%) CyberArk
7 5 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.10%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.10%) NetIQ
8 4 (1.10%) OneTrust
8 4 (1.10%) Remedy
9 3 (0.83%) Cisco
9 3 (0.83%) Thycotic
10 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.55%) IBM
10 2 (0.55%) NetApp
10 2 (0.55%) Sun
10 2 (0.55%) Symantec