Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 479 457
Rank change year-on-year +32 -22 +57
Contract jobs citing CISM 526 474 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.48% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 247 295
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.52% -1.50%
10th Percentile £375 £396 £350
90th Percentile £688 £650 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
UK median hourly rate £69.75 - £44.25
10th Percentile £67.43 - £25.57
90th Percentile £73.08 - £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 - £46.00

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 19,153 19,081 22,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 18.83% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,669 13,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 911 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.19% +5.56% +8.00%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +39 483 £550 +10.00% 174
UK excluding London -43 260 £525 +5.00% 112
London +87 257 £550 +4.76% 68
South East -26 93 £538 +13.16% 34
North of England -28 67 £550 - 29
North West -29 38 £525 -10.41% 16
South West -17 35 £525 +5.00% 20
Scotland +6 30 £525 +29.23% 4
Midlands +10 24 £600 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire -5 24 £550 - 12
West Midlands -11 15 £600 +26.32% 6
East Midlands +26 13 £600 +33.33% 3
East of England -35 9 £463 +2.78% 14
North East -2 6 £650 +4.00% 1
Wales - 6 £525 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 512 (97.34%) CISSP
2 319 (60.65%) Information Security
3 264 (50.19%) CISA
4 200 (38.02%) Cybersecurity
5 187 (35.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 150 (28.52%) Risk Management
7 148 (28.14%) Finance
8 124 (23.57%) GDPR
9 123 (23.38%) Security Architecture
10 112 (21.29%) Management Information System
10 112 (21.29%) Degree
11 100 (19.01%) PCI DSS
12 97 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (16.16%) SIEM
14 77 (14.64%) Firewall
15 74 (14.07%) Identity Access Management
16 73 (13.88%) CRISC
17 69 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
18 67 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
19 64 (12.17%) Microsoft
20 62 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (11.41%) Network Security
22 59 (11.22%) Security Cleared
22 59 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
22 59 (11.22%) Security Operations
23 57 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
23 57 (10.84%) Data Protection
24 56 (10.65%) ITIL
25 54 (10.27%) Oracle
26 52 (9.89%) DevOps

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 15 (2.85%) IIS
2 7 (1.33%) Confluence
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (2.09%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (4.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (4.37%) GitHub
5 18 (3.42%) IaaS
6 15 (2.85%) Office 365
7 14 (2.66%) SaaS
8 13 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (2.47%) PaaS
9 12 (2.28%) Mimecast
10 10 (1.90%) Sumo Logic
10 10 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Serverless
12 4 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 77 (14.64%) Firewall
2 60 (11.41%) Network Security
3 30 (5.70%) VPN
4 18 (3.42%) WAN
5 11 (2.09%) LAN
5 11 (2.09%) WLAN
6 10 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.33%) NFC
8 6 (1.14%) SMS
8 6 (1.14%) SSH
9 5 (0.95%) DNS
10 4 (0.76%) Internet
10 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.38%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.38%) IPsec
11 2 (0.38%) SCCP
11 2 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.38%) SSL
12 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.37%) Hadoop
2 20 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.42%) ArangoDB
3 18 (3.42%) Neo4j
3 18 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.66%) Big Data
5 11 (2.09%) Essbase
5 11 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.76%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.57%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (5.32%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.47%) JIRA
3 12 (2.28%) SonarQube
4 6 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.76%) GitLab
6 2 (0.38%) AppScan
General
1 148 (28.14%) Finance
2 43 (8.17%) Legal
3 30 (5.70%) Retail
4 24 (4.56%) Banking
5 12 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.14%) Back Office
10 5 (0.95%) Publishing
11 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.76%) French Language
11 4 (0.76%) German Language
12 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.38%) International Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.19%) Marketing
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (25.86%) Consultant
2 126 (23.95%) Security Consultant
3 113 (21.48%) Architect
4 110 (20.91%) Security Architect
5 78 (14.83%) Security Manager
6 70 (13.31%) Analyst
7 48 (9.13%) Information Security Consultant
8 46 (8.75%) Security Analyst
9 42 (7.98%) Information Security Manager
10 36 (6.84%) Information Manager
11 28 (5.32%) Information Analyst
11 28 (5.32%) Security Engineer
12 21 (3.99%) Cloud Architect
13 19 (3.61%) Security Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
15 16 (3.04%) CISSP Manager
16 15 (2.85%) Information Security Analyst
16 15 (2.85%) Risk Manager
17 14 (2.66%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.27%) Web Services
2 14 (2.66%) Middleware
3 10 (1.90%) SailPoint
4 7 (1.33%) OAuth
5 6 (1.14%) REST
5 6 (1.14%) SAML
6 5 (0.95%) Kafka
7 4 (0.76%) .NET
7 4 (0.76%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.57%) OpenID
9 2 (0.38%) LDAP
10 1 (0.19%) JSON
10 1 (0.19%) LAMP
10 1 (0.19%) React
10 1 (0.19%) SOAP
10 1 (0.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (21.29%) Management Information System
2 67 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.37%) Computer Science
4 34 (6.46%) PKI
5 24 (4.56%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (3.99%) Data Centre
7 18 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (3.23%) Virtual Team
9 16 (3.04%) Driving Licence
9 16 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (3.04%) Public Cloud
10 14 (2.66%) CESG
11 9 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.33%) Smartcard
13 6 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.70%) Windows
2 38 (7.22%) Linux
3 24 (4.56%) Unix
4 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.14%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Android
6 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (60.65%) Information Security
2 200 (38.02%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (28.52%) Risk Management
4 123 (23.38%) Security Architecture
5 97 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (16.16%) SIEM
7 74 (14.07%) Identity Access Management
8 59 (11.22%) Security Operations
9 57 (10.84%) Data Protection
9 57 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (10.65%) ITIL
11 52 (9.89%) DevOps
12 49 (9.32%) Security Management
13 48 (9.13%) SABSA
14 46 (8.75%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (7.98%) Project Management
15 42 (7.98%) TOGAF
16 41 (7.79%) Cryptography
17 39 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
17 39 (7.41%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.75%) Python
2 22 (4.18%) Bash Shell
2 22 (4.18%) SQL
3 19 (3.61%) Perl
3 19 (3.61%) Ruby
4 18 (3.42%) Go
4 18 (3.42%) Java
5 8 (1.52%) C#
6 4 (0.76%) C
7 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.57%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Scala
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 512 (97.34%) CISSP
2 264 (50.19%) CISA
3 112 (21.29%) Degree
4 73 (13.88%) CRISC
5 59 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (11.22%) Security Cleared
6 37 (7.03%) ISSAP
7 36 (6.84%) CESG Certified Professional
8 32 (6.08%) SC Cleared
9 28 (5.32%) CEH
10 25 (4.75%) CCNA
10 25 (4.75%) DV Cleared
11 23 (4.37%) CREST Certified
11 23 (4.37%) SANS
12 22 (4.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 22 (4.18%) CSSLP
12 22 (4.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 21 (3.99%) CISMP
14 20 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (3.80%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (35.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (23.57%) GDPR
3 100 (19.01%) PCI DSS
4 30 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (5.32%) HIPAA
5 28 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 28 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (3.42%) COBIT
6 18 (3.42%) FINRA
7 17 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (3.04%) ISAE 3402
9 14 (2.66%) JSP 440
10 13 (2.47%) ISO 22301
10 13 (2.47%) ISO 31000
10 13 (2.47%) ISO 9001
11 11 (2.09%) HMG Infosec
12 10 (1.90%) FedRAMP
12 10 (1.90%) NIST 800
13 8 (1.52%) QA
14 7 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.14%) ISA Server
2 6 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.57%) Docker
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.19%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 21 (3.99%) Terraform
2 17 (3.23%) CASB
3 15 (2.85%) Nessus
4 12 (2.28%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 10 (1.90%) Istio
6 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.95%) Puppet
7 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.57%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.38%) EnCase
9 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.38%) FTK
9 2 (0.38%) MIIS
9 2 (0.38%) WMI
10 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.27%) Oracle
3 50 (9.51%) Splunk
4 43 (8.17%) McAfee
5 33 (6.27%) CyberArk
6 25 (4.75%) Google
6 25 (4.75%) IBM
7 23 (4.37%) Cloudera
7 23 (4.37%) Symantec
8 22 (4.18%) Cisco
9 18 (3.42%) ArcSight
9 18 (3.42%) Hortonworks
9 18 (3.42%) Sybase
9 18 (3.42%) Varonis
10 16 (3.04%) Qualys
11 13 (2.47%) Imperva
12 12 (2.28%) Barracuda Networks
12 12 (2.28%) Centrify
12 12 (2.28%) Trend Micro
12 12 (2.28%) Tripwire