Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 447 494
Rank change year-on-year -25 +47 +32
Contract jobs citing CISM 482 517 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.39% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 286 318
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £397 £349 £373
90th Percentile £650 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £506
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.11% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 -

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 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

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 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -29 462 £500 +2.56% 90
UK excluding London +55 289 £500 +11.11% 55
London -62 186 £525 -3.45% 38
South East +56 116 £475 - 15
North of England +38 72 £550 +37.50% 22
East of England -5 49 £475 +26.67% 4
North West +24 42 £595 +25.26% 5
South West +4 29 £500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +26 25 £550 +20.55% 11
Scotland +8 13 £406 -37.50% 2
Midlands +18 9 £475 +18.75% 8
North East +51 7 £625 +56.25% 6
West Midlands +7 4 £475 +11.76% 6
East Midlands -2 4 £450 +20.00% 2
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISM.

1 460 (95.44%) CISSP
2 323 (67.01%) Information Security
3 234 (48.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 166 (34.44%) Cybersecurity
5 136 (28.22%) Risk Management
5 136 (28.22%) Finance
6 135 (28.01%) CISA
7 126 (26.14%) PCI DSS
8 112 (23.24%) Degree
9 108 (22.41%) Management Information System
10 89 (18.46%) SIEM
11 86 (17.84%) Firewall
12 85 (17.63%) ITIL
13 84 (17.43%) Cisco Certification
14 76 (15.77%) Windows
15 71 (14.73%) COBIT
15 71 (14.73%) Security Operations
16 70 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
17 66 (13.69%) GDPR
18 64 (13.28%) Linux
19 62 (12.86%) Project Management
20 61 (12.66%) Security Management
20 61 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
20 61 (12.66%) Data Protection
20 61 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
21 57 (11.83%) Security Architecture
22 55 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
23 53 (11.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
24 51 (10.58%) CRISC
25 49 (10.17%) Network Security

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 (2.07%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.66%) IIS
3 5 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) Confluence
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
5 2 (0.41%) Mule
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (3.53%) SaaS
5 14 (2.90%) IaaS
5 14 (2.90%) Mimecast
5 14 (2.90%) PaaS
6 7 (1.45%) Office 365
7 5 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.62%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.41%) Akamai
10 2 (0.41%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (17.84%) Firewall
2 49 (10.17%) Network Security
3 32 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (4.56%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.73%) SAN
6 17 (3.53%) Internet
7 12 (2.49%) VLAN
8 10 (2.07%) NAS
9 8 (1.66%) Intranet
9 8 (1.66%) LAN
10 7 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (1.24%) DNS
11 6 (1.24%) SSL
11 6 (1.24%) VPN
12 5 (1.04%) WAN
13 4 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
13 4 (0.83%) HTTP
13 4 (0.83%) MVNO
13 4 (0.83%) SS7
13 4 (0.83%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.49%) Star Schema
2 6 (1.24%) MySQL
3 5 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.83%) Maltego
4 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.83%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.62%) DataStax
5 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) HBase
6 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.24%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) sqlmap
General
1 136 (28.22%) Finance
2 49 (10.17%) Banking
3 42 (8.71%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.85%) Legal
5 24 (4.98%) Law
6 22 (4.56%) Retail
7 12 (2.49%) Marketing
8 11 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.28%) Retail Banking
9 10 (2.07%) Electronics
10 5 (1.04%) Automotive
10 5 (1.04%) International Banking
11 4 (0.83%) Billing
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
12 3 (0.62%) Publishing
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (27.18%) Consultant
2 110 (22.82%) Security Consultant
3 93 (19.29%) Analyst
4 80 (16.60%) Security Analyst
5 57 (11.83%) Security Manager
6 48 (9.96%) Security Specialist
7 36 (7.47%) Architect
8 31 (6.43%) Security Architect
9 28 (5.81%) Security Engineer
10 27 (5.60%) Information Manager
10 27 (5.60%) Information Security Consultant
11 26 (5.39%) Information Security Manager
12 23 (4.77%) Information Analyst
12 23 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
13 22 (4.56%) IT Analyst
14 21 (4.36%) IT Consultant
15 19 (3.94%) IT Security Consultant
15 19 (3.94%) Risk Manager
16 17 (3.53%) IT Security Analyst
17 16 (3.32%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.49%) Web Services
2 10 (2.07%) Middleware
3 6 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.62%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.41%) CSS
5 2 (0.41%) CSS3
5 2 (0.41%) HTML
5 2 (0.41%) HTML5
5 2 (0.41%) jQuery
5 2 (0.41%) REST
5 2 (0.41%) RESTful
5 2 (0.41%) SAML
5 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) Ajax
6 1 (0.21%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.21%) JSP
6 1 (0.21%) Spring
6 1 (0.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.41%) Management Information System
2 44 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.26%) CESG
4 30 (6.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 27 (5.60%) Data Centre
6 24 (4.98%) Public Cloud
7 23 (4.77%) PKI
8 19 (3.94%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.70%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.49%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (2.07%) Mobile App
12 10 (2.07%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.66%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.45%) Smart Meter
15 6 (1.24%) NHS
16 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
17 4 (0.83%) Client/Server
17 4 (0.83%) Online Banking
17 4 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 76 (15.77%) Windows
2 64 (13.28%) Linux
3 48 (9.96%) Unix
4 17 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.07%) Solaris
6 8 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.04%) Android
8 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.83%) HPUX
9 4 (0.83%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.62%) AIX
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (67.01%) Information Security
2 166 (34.44%) Cybersecurity
3 136 (28.22%) Risk Management
4 89 (18.46%) SIEM
5 85 (17.63%) ITIL
6 71 (14.73%) Security Operations
7 70 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 62 (12.86%) Project Management
9 61 (12.66%) Data Protection
9 61 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
9 61 (12.66%) Security Management
9 61 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (11.83%) Security Architecture
11 49 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (8.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 39 (8.09%) Incident Management
14 37 (7.68%) Information Security Management
14 37 (7.68%) Risk Assessment
15 35 (7.26%) Identity Access Management
16 34 (7.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.90%) Python
2 9 (1.87%) SQL
3 8 (1.66%) Java
3 8 (1.66%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.66%) Ruby
4 7 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.41%) C
5 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.21%) C#
6 1 (0.21%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) Perl
6 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 460 (95.44%) CISSP
2 135 (28.01%) CISA
3 112 (23.24%) Degree
4 84 (17.43%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (11.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 51 (10.58%) CRISC
7 46 (9.54%) CEH
8 45 (9.34%) Security Cleared
9 43 (8.92%) SANS
10 30 (6.22%) CCSP
10 30 (6.22%) SSCP
11 24 (4.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 21 (4.36%) CCNP
12 21 (4.36%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (3.94%) CompTIA Security+
13 19 (3.94%) Security+ Certification
14 18 (3.73%) ISACA
14 18 (3.73%) SC Cleared
15 17 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (3.32%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (48.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (26.14%) PCI DSS
3 71 (14.73%) COBIT
4 66 (13.69%) GDPR
5 26 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (3.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (2.07%) ISO 22301
8 7 (1.45%) JSP 440
9 6 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (1.24%) QA
9 6 (1.24%) RMADS
10 4 (0.83%) COSO
11 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.62%) SLA
12 2 (0.41%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.45%) vSphere
4 3 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.62%) vCloud
4 3 (0.62%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) IAG
5 2 (0.41%) Snort
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.49%) Nessus
2 10 (2.07%) Terraform
3 7 (1.45%) Ansible
3 7 (1.45%) Packer
4 6 (1.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.04%) OSSEC
6 4 (0.83%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.62%) Kibana
7 3 (0.62%) logstash
7 3 (0.62%) Nmap
7 3 (0.62%) SCCM
8 2 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.41%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 37 (7.68%) Qualys
2 33 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.02%) Splunk
4 26 (5.39%) Cisco
5 21 (4.36%) Oracle
6 18 (3.73%) McAfee
7 17 (3.53%) Symantec
8 14 (2.90%) VMware
9 13 (2.70%) Tufin
10 11 (2.28%) SAP
11 9 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.87%) LogRhythm
11 9 (1.87%) Tripwire
12 8 (1.66%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.45%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.45%) Intel
14 6 (1.24%) HP
15 5 (1.04%) Apple
15 5 (1.04%) Blue Coat
15 5 (1.04%) Sourcefire