Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 398 446 444
Rank change year-on-year +48 -2 +80
Contract jobs citing CISM 318 501 522
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.67% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 312 340
Median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £388 £388 £375
90th Percentile £794 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 13,385 18,796 19,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 19.42% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,074 11,315 11,765
Median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £405
% change year-on-year +4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 862 865
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.20 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +41.28% -18.04%
10th Percentile £15.69 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.95 £50.15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.06% +19.60% -13.79%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 +48 278 £550 +1.85% 71
UK excluding London +70 188 £550 +4.76% 52
London +47 117 £575 +4.55% 24
North of England +77 72 £625 +13.64% 15
South East +71 43 £525 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire +72 32 £550 +15.79% 8
North West +40 32 £625 +6.38% 7
Scotland +26 29 £473 -10.00% 3
Work from Home +18 26 £550 +15.79% 2
South West +25 25 £550 +14.58% 5
Midlands +49 12 £500 -19.03% 9
North East +37 8 £1,325 +103.85%
West Midlands +53 7 £544 -13.00% 6
East of England +18 7 £388 -24.39% 9
East Midlands +33 5 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 283 (88.99%) CISSP
2 234 (73.58%) Information Security
3 138 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 103 (32.39%) CISA
5 102 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
6 99 (31.13%) Risk Management
7 74 (23.27%) Security Cleared
8 72 (22.64%) Finance
9 70 (22.01%) NIST
10 69 (21.70%) Management Information System
11 59 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (18.55%) GDPR
12 55 (17.30%) PCI DSS
13 50 (15.72%) Degree
14 49 (15.41%) CRISC
15 48 (15.09%) Public Sector
16 47 (14.78%) Security Architecture
17 43 (13.52%) Legal
18 40 (12.58%) CESG Certified Professional
19 39 (12.26%) NCSC
20 38 (11.95%) DV Cleared
21 35 (11.01%) Risk Assessment
21 35 (11.01%) Data Protection
22 33 (10.38%) Azure
22 33 (10.38%) AWS
23 31 (9.75%) Information Assurance
23 31 (9.75%) Remediation Plan
23 31 (9.75%) Security Testing
24 30 (9.43%) TOGAF
24 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.38%) AWS
1 33 (10.38%) Azure
2 7 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (2.20%) GCP
2 7 (2.20%) Office 365
3 6 (1.89%) SaaS
4 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.57%) GitHub
4 5 (1.57%) IaaS
4 5 (1.57%) PaaS
5 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.94%) Azure Stack
6 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.49%) Firewall
2 14 (4.40%) Internet
3 13 (4.09%) Network Security
4 7 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (1.89%) WAN
6 5 (1.57%) LAN
6 5 (1.57%) VPN
7 3 (0.94%) SCCP
8 2 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.31%) Intranet
9 1 (0.31%) MPLS
9 1 (0.31%) Skype
9 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.31%) VoIP
9 1 (0.31%) Wireless
9 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.89%) Big Data
2 5 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.57%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.57%) GitLab
3 5 (1.57%) Snyk
4 4 (1.26%) JIRA
5 3 (0.94%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (22.64%) Finance
2 48 (15.09%) Public Sector
3 43 (13.52%) Legal
4 12 (3.77%) Retail
5 10 (3.14%) Banking
5 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.26%) Electronics
8 4 (1.26%) Marketing
9 3 (0.94%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Police
10 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (27.67%) Consultant
2 71 (22.33%) Security Consultant
3 53 (16.67%) Architect
4 45 (14.15%) Security Architect
5 36 (11.32%) Security Manager
6 29 (9.12%) Information Security Consultant
7 25 (7.86%) Security Officer
8 23 (7.23%) Information Security Officer
9 22 (6.92%) Analyst
10 18 (5.66%) Information Manager
10 18 (5.66%) Information Security Manager
10 18 (5.66%) Security Analyst
11 16 (5.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 14 (4.40%) Information Officer
12 14 (4.40%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.77%) Security Technical Consultant
13 12 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (3.77%) Technical Security Consultant
14 10 (3.14%) Chief Information Security Officer
14 10 (3.14%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.46%) Web Services
2 8 (2.52%) .NET
3 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.63%) LDAP
3 2 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.31%) J2EE
4 1 (0.31%) OLE
4 1 (0.31%) REST
4 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.31%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (21.70%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.09%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.57%) PMI
7 5 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.26%) CESG
8 4 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Blog
11 1 (0.31%) CCTV
11 1 (0.31%) CMDB
11 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.12%) Windows
2 18 (5.66%) Linux
3 10 (3.14%) Unix
4 2 (0.63%) Android
4 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (73.58%) Information Security
2 102 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (31.13%) Risk Management
4 59 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (14.78%) Security Architecture
6 35 (11.01%) Data Protection
6 35 (11.01%) Risk Assessment
7 31 (9.75%) Information Assurance
7 31 (9.75%) Remediation Plan
7 31 (9.75%) Security Testing
8 30 (9.43%) TOGAF
9 29 (9.12%) Security Operations
10 28 (8.81%) ITIL
11 27 (8.49%) Enterprise Architecture
12 25 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (7.55%) Analytics
13 24 (7.55%) DevOps
13 24 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (7.55%) Project Management
13 24 (7.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.83%) C
2 8 (2.52%) Java
3 5 (1.57%) Python
4 3 (0.94%) C++
4 3 (0.94%) Perl
4 3 (0.94%) PHP
4 3 (0.94%) SQL
5 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.31%) Scala
5 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 283 (88.99%) CISSP
2 103 (32.39%) CISA
3 74 (23.27%) Security Cleared
4 50 (15.72%) Degree
5 49 (15.41%) CRISC
6 40 (12.58%) CESG Certified Professional
7 38 (11.95%) DV Cleared
8 29 (9.12%) CEH
9 27 (8.49%) GIAC
10 26 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (8.18%) SC Cleared
11 23 (7.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 16 (5.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 14 (4.40%) SSCP
14 12 (3.77%) IISP
14 12 (3.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 12 (3.77%) SANS
15 11 (3.46%) CLAS
15 11 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
15 11 (3.46%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (22.01%) NIST
3 59 (18.55%) GDPR
4 55 (17.30%) PCI DSS
5 39 (12.26%) NCSC
6 24 (7.55%) COBIT
7 14 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (4.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (4.40%) RMADS
8 13 (4.09%) Data Quality
8 13 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.14%) PMO
10 9 (2.83%) JSP 440
11 7 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (1.89%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.94%) AICPA
13 3 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.94%) GPG13
13 3 (0.94%) QA
14 2 (0.63%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 14 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.52%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.26%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.83%) EnCase
1 9 (2.83%) FTK
2 8 (2.52%) RSA Archer
2 8 (2.52%) Terraform
3 3 (0.94%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.94%) Nessus
4 2 (0.63%) CASB
4 2 (0.63%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.63%) OpenVAS
4 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.31%) Grafana
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Guardium
5 1 (0.31%) Istio
5 1 (0.31%) Kibana
5 1 (0.31%) Packer
5 1 (0.31%) QRadar
5 1 (0.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 21 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.72%) Cisco
3 9 (2.83%) Cellebrite
4 8 (2.52%) VMware
5 6 (1.89%) SAP
6 5 (1.57%) CyberArk
6 5 (1.57%) Netsparker
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle
6 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.57%) Splunk
7 4 (1.26%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.94%) ArcSight
8 3 (0.94%) CA
8 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.94%) Juniper
8 3 (0.94%) OneTrust
8 3 (0.94%) Qualys
9 2 (0.63%) BeyondTrust
9 2 (0.63%) McAfee
9 2 (0.63%) Sun