Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 476 444
Rank change year-on-year +18 -32 +91
Contract jobs citing CISM 533 411 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 2.19% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 251 332
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £375
90th Percentile £694 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% +8.24% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £36.81
% change year-on-year +45.65% +24.97% -45.87%

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 19,573 18,772 23,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 19.71% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,615 11,533 14,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £592 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 955 840
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.12 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.46% +12.50% +24.44%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +31 505 £550 +13.11% 153
UK excluding London +10 293 £475 - 106
London +10 236 £550 +10.00% 64
North of England +27 105 £475 -9.52% 27
South East -12 102 £525 +5.00% 26
North West -1 58 £425 -22.73% 13
Yorkshire +11 42 £550 +15.79% 12
South West +28 37 £444 -11.25% 11
Midlands -5 21 £550 +37.93% 16
Scotland -37 20 £525 +23.53% 16
East Midlands +8 15 £550 +33.33% 5
North East +3 9 £625 +46.89% 2
West Midlands -23 6 £500 +38.41% 11
East of England -28 6 £350 -22.22% 9
Wales -10 4 £464 +30.25% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 518 (97.19%) CISSP
2 326 (61.16%) Information Security
3 255 (47.84%) CISA
4 224 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 182 (34.15%) Finance
6 142 (26.64%) Risk Management
7 141 (26.45%) Cybersecurity
8 135 (25.33%) PCI DSS
9 125 (23.45%) Security Architecture
10 113 (21.20%) Management Information System
11 110 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
11 110 (20.64%) Degree
12 108 (20.26%) GDPR
13 107 (20.08%) ITIL
14 90 (16.89%) Cisco Certification
15 81 (15.20%) Firewall
16 72 (13.51%) Project Management
17 66 (12.38%) Microsoft
17 66 (12.38%) SIEM
18 61 (11.44%) Microsoft Azure
18 61 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
18 61 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 61 (11.44%) Security Operations
19 60 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
20 57 (10.69%) DevOps
21 55 (10.32%) CRISC
22 54 (10.13%) Security Management
22 54 (10.13%) PRINCE2
23 52 (9.76%) Data Protection
24 49 (9.19%) Windows

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 14 (2.63%) IIS
2 7 (1.31%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.13%) SAS
4 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 61 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
1 61 (11.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (9.01%) PaaS
3 45 (8.44%) IaaS
4 42 (7.88%) SaaS
5 21 (3.94%) Office 365
6 6 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.94%) GitHub
8 4 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.75%) Serverless
9 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (15.20%) Firewall
2 33 (6.19%) Network Security
3 22 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (3.94%) WAN
5 20 (3.75%) VPN
6 14 (2.63%) DNS
6 14 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.06%) Internet
8 9 (1.69%) LAN
9 7 (1.31%) SMS
9 7 (1.31%) Software-Defined Networking
9 7 (1.31%) SSH
9 7 (1.31%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.31%) WLAN
10 6 (1.13%) BGP
10 6 (1.13%) DHCP
10 6 (1.13%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.13%) OSPF
11 3 (0.56%) SCCP
11 3 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.69%) Big Data
2 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.94%) ArangoDB
3 5 (0.94%) DB2
3 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.94%) Neo4j
3 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.19%) GIS
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.69%) JIRA
3 8 (1.50%) AppScan
4 7 (1.31%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 182 (34.15%) Finance
2 36 (6.75%) Banking
3 35 (6.57%) Legal
4 20 (3.75%) Retail
4 20 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.31%) Publishing
6 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Law
7 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (23.08%) Architect
2 117 (21.95%) Security Architect
3 104 (19.51%) Consultant
4 99 (18.57%) Security Consultant
5 80 (15.01%) Security Manager
6 68 (12.76%) Analyst
7 48 (9.01%) Security Analyst
8 47 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
9 43 (8.07%) Information Security Consultant
10 41 (7.69%) Information Manager
11 36 (6.75%) Security Officer
12 27 (5.07%) Information Security Officer
13 26 (4.88%) Information Analyst
14 23 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
14 23 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.75%) Information Security Analyst
16 18 (3.38%) Security Engineer
17 17 (3.19%) Head of Security
18 16 (3.00%) Chief Information Officer
18 16 (3.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.32%) Middleware
2 13 (2.44%) SailPoint
3 10 (1.88%) .NET
4 9 (1.69%) REST
4 9 (1.69%) Web Services
5 4 (0.75%) Kafka
6 2 (0.38%) Velocity
7 1 (0.19%) LAMP
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) OAuth
7 1 (0.19%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.19%) React
7 1 (0.19%) SAML
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (21.20%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 30 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 30 (5.63%) PKI
5 22 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (3.56%) Cyberthreat
7 18 (3.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (2.81%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.25%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.88%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (1.69%) PMI
13 8 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.31%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.19%) Windows
2 39 (7.32%) Unix
3 30 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.38%) CentOS
5 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (61.16%) Information Security
2 142 (26.64%) Risk Management
3 141 (26.45%) Cybersecurity
4 125 (23.45%) Security Architecture
5 110 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (20.08%) ITIL
7 72 (13.51%) Project Management
8 66 (12.38%) SIEM
9 61 (11.44%) Security Operations
9 61 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (10.69%) DevOps
11 54 (10.13%) PRINCE2
11 54 (10.13%) Security Management
12 52 (9.76%) Data Protection
13 45 (8.44%) Change Management
14 42 (7.88%) Risk Assessment
15 41 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
16 37 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
17 36 (6.75%) IT Strategy
18 33 (6.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.00%) Python
2 14 (2.63%) Java
3 12 (2.25%) SQL
4 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.13%) Perl
6 5 (0.94%) Go
6 5 (0.94%) Ruby
7 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.38%) C
8 2 (0.38%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) Scala
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 518 (97.19%) CISSP
2 255 (47.84%) CISA
3 110 (20.64%) Degree
4 90 (16.89%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (10.32%) CRISC
6 43 (8.07%) GIAC
7 39 (7.32%) CEH
8 36 (6.75%) CCNP
8 36 (6.75%) Security Cleared
9 32 (6.00%) CISMP
10 29 (5.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 28 (5.25%) CCNA
12 26 (4.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 23 (4.32%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (4.13%) CCDP
14 22 (4.13%) Chartered Engineer
15 21 (3.94%) CCIE
15 21 (3.94%) SANS
16 20 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 135 (25.33%) PCI DSS
3 108 (20.26%) GDPR
4 46 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 35 (6.57%) COBIT
6 30 (5.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (4.32%) NIST 800
8 17 (3.19%) HIPAA
9 11 (2.06%) ISAE 3402
9 11 (2.06%) ISO 22301
10 9 (1.69%) Data Quality
10 9 (1.69%) ISO 31000
10 9 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (1.50%) ISO 9001
12 7 (1.31%) QA
13 6 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (1.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (1.13%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.94%) FINRA
14 5 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 30 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.94%) XenApp
5 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.38%) Docker
7 1 (0.19%) IAG
7 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.19%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 16 (3.00%) Nessus
2 9 (1.69%) MIIS
2 9 (1.69%) Terraform
3 7 (1.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.94%) Puppet
6 4 (0.75%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.38%) Ansible
8 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) PowerBroker
8 2 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.19%) EnCase
9 1 (0.19%) FTK
9 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.19%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 66 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.32%) Cisco
3 37 (6.94%) Splunk
4 33 (6.19%) CyberArk
5 32 (6.00%) Oracle
6 25 (4.69%) McAfee
7 21 (3.94%) IBM
8 14 (2.63%) ForgeRock
9 13 (2.44%) VMware
10 11 (2.06%) ArcSight
10 11 (2.06%) ForeScout
11 9 (1.69%) CA
11 9 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.69%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.69%) Qualys
11 9 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.69%) Symantec
12 8 (1.50%) Imperva
13 7 (1.31%) Barracuda Networks
13 7 (1.31%) Trend Micro