Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 430 432 480
Rank change year-on-year +2 +48 -15
Contract jobs citing CISM 525 519 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.71% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 296 255
UK median daily rate £550 £506 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +8.87% -9.71%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £300
90th Percentile £700 £656 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
UK median hourly rate £53.75 - £56.00
10th Percentile £38.63 - £46.30
90th Percentile £69.88 - £76.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £56.00

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 19,136 19,154 20,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.21% 19.05% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,394 11,786 12,571
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 843 885
UK median hourly rate £28.53 £24.98 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.21% -3.92% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.45 £50.00 £49.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.25
% change year-on-year +7.05% -5.72% -2.68%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -5 482 £550 +7.32% 194
UK excluding London -17 270 £525 +5.00% 120
London +44 248 £550 +4.76% 81
South East -23 82 £550 +11.39% 39
North of England -15 66 £550 - 27
South West -17 37 £525 +10.53% 14
Midlands +1 35 £600 +26.32% 18
North West -13 35 £613 +11.36% 19
West Midlands +10 29 £600 +4.35% 13
Scotland +11 27 £525 +23.53% 7
Yorkshire -9 27 £525 -4.55% 7
East of England -14 16 £500 +0.25% 15
Wales +6 11 £525 -
East Midlands +8 10 £600 +33.33% 5
North East -12 4 £650 -1.89% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 507 (96.57%) CISSP
2 315 (60.00%) Information Security
3 253 (48.19%) CISA
4 220 (41.90%) Cybersecurity
5 190 (36.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 152 (28.95%) Risk Management
7 143 (27.24%) Finance
8 118 (22.48%) Security Architecture
9 108 (20.57%) Degree
9 108 (20.57%) Management Information System
10 104 (19.81%) CRISC
11 101 (19.24%) PCI DSS
12 96 (18.29%) GDPR
13 89 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
14 82 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 78 (14.86%) SIEM
16 69 (13.14%) Firewall
17 66 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (12.38%) TOGAF
19 63 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
20 62 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
21 61 (11.62%) Security Cleared
22 60 (11.43%) Network Security
22 60 (11.43%) Security Operations
23 57 (10.86%) Legal
23 57 (10.86%) Vulnerability Management
23 57 (10.86%) SABSA
24 56 (10.67%) Microsoft
25 55 (10.48%) Security Management
26 54 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (1.90%) IIS
2 7 (1.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (2.10%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 89 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (9.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (3.62%) IaaS
5 18 (3.43%) GitHub
6 17 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (3.24%) PaaS
6 17 (3.24%) SaaS
7 14 (2.67%) Office 365
7 14 (2.67%) Sumo Logic
7 14 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (2.29%) Mimecast
9 9 (1.71%) Serverless
10 4 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (13.14%) Firewall
2 60 (11.43%) Network Security
3 34 (6.48%) VPN
4 16 (3.05%) WAN
5 15 (2.86%) LAN
5 15 (2.86%) WLAN
6 10 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.52%) NFC
8 5 (0.95%) Internet
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.38%) DNS
10 2 (0.38%) IPsec
10 2 (0.38%) NetScreen
10 2 (0.38%) SMS
10 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.19%) SAN
11 1 (0.19%) SSH
11 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 14 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 14 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.48%) ArangoDB
3 13 (2.48%) Neo4j
4 11 (2.10%) Essbase
4 11 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.71%) Big Data
6 7 (1.33%) GIS
6 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.76%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.86%) JIRA
3 10 (1.90%) SonarQube
4 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.76%) GitLab
6 2 (0.38%) AppScan
General
1 143 (27.24%) Finance
2 57 (10.86%) Legal
3 39 (7.43%) Banking
4 25 (4.76%) Retail
5 17 (3.24%) Back Office
5 17 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.10%) French Language
7 11 (2.10%) Law
8 10 (1.90%) German Language
8 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) International Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (27.43%) Consultant
2 131 (24.95%) Security Consultant
3 100 (19.05%) Architect
4 99 (18.86%) Security Architect
5 64 (12.19%) Analyst
6 58 (11.05%) Security Manager
7 49 (9.33%) Information Security Consultant
8 48 (9.14%) Security Analyst
9 28 (5.33%) Security Specialist
10 26 (4.95%) Security Engineer
11 24 (4.57%) Information Manager
11 24 (4.57%) Information Security Manager
12 23 (4.38%) Security Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (4.19%) Cloud Architect
13 22 (4.19%) Information Analyst
14 18 (3.43%) Project Manager
15 17 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 17 (3.24%) Risk Analyst
15 17 (3.24%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.57%) Web Services
2 9 (1.71%) ISPF
2 9 (1.71%) OAuth
3 8 (1.52%) SAML
4 5 (0.95%) OpenID
5 4 (0.76%) LDAP
5 4 (0.76%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.38%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) REST
7 1 (0.19%) JSON
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (20.57%) Management Information System
2 52 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.10%) PKI
4 21 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.43%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.24%) Public Cloud
8 16 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.48%) CESG
10 10 (1.90%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.71%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.33%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.76%) Cyberattack
14 4 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.57%) Windows
2 44 (8.38%) Linux
3 12 (2.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.90%) zOS
5 8 (1.52%) Solaris
6 6 (1.14%) Unix
7 2 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (60.00%) Information Security
2 220 (41.90%) Cybersecurity
3 152 (28.95%) Risk Management
4 118 (22.48%) Security Architecture
5 78 (14.86%) SIEM
6 66 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (12.38%) TOGAF
8 63 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
9 62 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
10 60 (11.43%) Security Operations
11 57 (10.86%) SABSA
11 57 (10.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 55 (10.48%) Security Management
13 54 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
15 48 (9.14%) Data Protection
15 48 (9.14%) DevOps
16 46 (8.76%) Information Assurance
17 42 (8.00%) Computer Science
18 41 (7.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.52%) Python
2 21 (4.00%) Perl
3 20 (3.81%) Bash Shell
3 20 (3.81%) SQL
4 18 (3.43%) Java
5 14 (2.67%) Ruby
6 13 (2.48%) Go
7 10 (1.90%) JCL
7 10 (1.90%) REXX
8 9 (1.71%) C#
9 8 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.14%) C
12 1 (0.19%) C++
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 507 (96.57%) CISSP
2 253 (48.19%) CISA
3 108 (20.57%) Degree
4 104 (19.81%) CRISC
5 61 (11.62%) Security Cleared
6 44 (8.38%) ISSAP
7 37 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (6.10%) SC Cleared
9 31 (5.90%) SANS
10 30 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
11 29 (5.52%) ISSMP
12 28 (5.33%) DV Cleared
13 27 (5.14%) CEH
14 26 (4.95%) CSSLP
15 24 (4.57%) CREST Certified
15 24 (4.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 22 (4.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 21 (4.00%) GIAC
18 18 (3.43%) ISACA
19 16 (3.05%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (36.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (19.24%) PCI DSS
3 96 (18.29%) GDPR
4 40 (7.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (5.33%) HIPAA
6 23 (4.38%) COBIT
6 23 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 22 (4.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (2.86%) JSP 440
9 14 (2.67%) FedRAMP
10 13 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (2.48%) FINRA
11 12 (2.29%) ISO 9001
12 11 (2.10%) HMG Infosec
13 10 (1.90%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (1.71%) ISO 22301
15 8 (1.52%) ISO 31000
16 6 (1.14%) RMADS
17 5 (0.95%) NIST 800
System Software
1 27 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.90%) ACF2
2 10 (1.90%) RACF
3 8 (1.52%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.76%) Docker
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
6 2 (0.38%) NDS
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.43%) Terraform
2 17 (3.24%) CASB
3 14 (2.67%) Istio
3 14 (2.67%) Kubernetes
4 12 (2.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 12 (2.29%) Nessus
5 8 (1.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (1.33%) EnCase
6 7 (1.33%) FTK
7 6 (1.14%) Puppet
8 5 (0.95%) Ansible
9 4 (0.76%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.57%) CA Endevor
10 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.57%) QRadar
10 3 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.43%) Google
3 38 (7.24%) Oracle
3 38 (7.24%) Splunk
4 25 (4.76%) McAfee
5 17 (3.24%) Symantec
6 16 (3.05%) Qualys
7 15 (2.86%) CyberArk
8 14 (2.67%) Cloudera
8 14 (2.67%) IBM
9 13 (2.48%) ArcSight
9 13 (2.48%) Cisco
9 13 (2.48%) Hortonworks
9 13 (2.48%) Sybase
9 13 (2.48%) Varonis
10 12 (2.29%) Darktrace
10 12 (2.29%) SAP
10 12 (2.29%) Thycotic
11 11 (2.10%) Hyperion
12 8 (1.52%) Barracuda Networks