Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 438 523
Rank change year-on-year -37 +85 +43
Contract jobs citing CISM 414 571 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 2.44% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 328 259
UK median daily rate £488 £491 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +3.42% +3.83%
10th Percentile £375 £374 £331
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £441
% change year-on-year - +7.65% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -37.50% +81.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.81 £68.00
% change year-on-year +24.97% -45.87% +81.33%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18628 23422 21933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.53% 21.31% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11391 14640 12772
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 821 1076
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.19 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.15%

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 27 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISM over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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 -31 394 £500 +2.51% 99
UK excluding London -5 247 £475 - 48
London -55 163 £500 -4.76% 53
South East +15 98 £500 +5.26% 10
North of England +16 61 £550 +34.15% 14
North West +28 48 £550 +46.67% 10
East of England -25 37 £450 +2.74% 10
South West +15 18 £500 - 4
Midlands +2 15 £399 -19.85% 8
Scotland +50 14 £425 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +7 11 £513 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +4 10 £413 -19.51% 3
West Midlands +17 5 £361 -26.28% 5
Wales +1 4 £356 -35.23%
North East - 2 £426 -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 401 (96.86%) CISSP
2 284 (68.60%) Information Security
3 202 (48.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (33.57%) Finance
5 135 (32.61%) CISA
6 125 (30.19%) PCI DSS
7 122 (29.47%) Risk Management
8 121 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
9 87 (21.01%) Management Information System
10 75 (18.12%) Degree
11 72 (17.39%) SIEM
11 72 (17.39%) Firewall
12 60 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (14.25%) Cisco Certification
13 59 (14.25%) ITIL
14 52 (12.56%) COBIT
15 49 (11.84%) CRISC
15 49 (11.84%) Project Management
16 48 (11.59%) Security Architecture
16 48 (11.59%) ISMS
17 47 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
18 46 (11.11%) GDPR
19 44 (10.63%) Security Management
19 44 (10.63%) Banking
20 40 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
20 40 (9.66%) SANS
21 39 (9.42%) Data Protection
21 39 (9.42%) Network Security
22 38 (9.18%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (2.17%) Apache
2 8 (1.93%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.69%) Apache Pig
3 7 (1.69%) Apache Solr
3 7 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.45%) JBoss
4 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.21%) IIS
5 5 (1.21%) Mule
6 4 (0.97%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.42%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.17%) SaaS
6 6 (1.45%) IaaS
6 6 (1.45%) Office 365
6 6 (1.45%) PaaS
7 4 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.48%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 72 (17.39%) Firewall
2 39 (9.42%) Network Security
3 24 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (4.35%) Internet
5 11 (2.66%) Wireless
6 9 (2.17%) VPN
7 8 (1.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.69%) LAN
9 5 (1.21%) DNS
9 5 (1.21%) WAN
10 4 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.97%) VLAN
11 3 (0.72%) HTTP
11 3 (0.72%) SAN
11 3 (0.72%) SSL
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (0.48%) DMZ
12 2 (0.48%) NAS
12 2 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.42%) Hadoop
2 9 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.69%) DataStax
4 6 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.45%) MySQL
4 6 (1.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.21%) Star Schema
6 4 (0.97%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.97%) Big Data
6 4 (0.97%) HBase
6 4 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.97%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Hudson
1 5 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.97%) JIRA
3 2 (0.48%) AppScan
3 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.48%) Pylint
3 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
General
1 139 (33.57%) Finance
2 44 (10.63%) Banking
3 28 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.80%) Legal
4 24 (5.80%) Retail
5 14 (3.38%) Law
6 13 (3.14%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.66%) Electronics
7 11 (2.66%) Marketing
8 7 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.21%) International Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Local Government
12 2 (0.48%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 126 (30.43%) Consultant
2 113 (27.29%) Security Consultant
3 90 (21.74%) Analyst
4 82 (19.81%) Security Analyst
5 47 (11.35%) Security Manager
6 42 (10.14%) Architect
7 36 (8.70%) Security Architect
8 31 (7.49%) Security Specialist
9 30 (7.25%) Information Security Consultant
10 27 (6.52%) Information Analyst
11 26 (6.28%) Information Security Analyst
12 22 (5.31%) Information Manager
13 21 (5.07%) Information Security Manager
14 18 (4.35%) CISSP Consultant
14 18 (4.35%) IT Consultant
15 17 (4.11%) IT Manager
15 17 (4.11%) IT Security Consultant
15 17 (4.11%) Project Manager
15 17 (4.11%) Risk Consultant
15 17 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.11%) Middleware
2 10 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (2.42%) Web Services
3 5 (1.21%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.21%) CSS
3 5 (1.21%) CSS3
3 5 (1.21%) Hibernate
3 5 (1.21%) HTML
3 5 (1.21%) HTML5
3 5 (1.21%) JAX-WS
3 5 (1.21%) JMS
3 5 (1.21%) jQuery
3 5 (1.21%) JSP
3 5 (1.21%) REST
3 5 (1.21%) RESTful
3 5 (1.21%) Servlets
3 5 (1.21%) Spring
3 5 (1.21%) Spring MVC
3 5 (1.21%) Struts
3 5 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.01%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.80%) Virtual Team
4 23 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.11%) CESG
6 16 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.62%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.69%) Smart Energy
10 6 (1.45%) PKI
10 6 (1.45%) PMI
11 5 (1.21%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.97%) Fintech
12 4 (0.97%) NHS
13 3 (0.72%) FMCG
13 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.94%) Windows
2 35 (8.45%) Linux
3 13 (3.14%) Mac OS X
4 12 (2.90%) Unix
5 11 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.93%) Solaris
7 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.48%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (68.60%) Information Security
2 122 (29.47%) Risk Management
3 121 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (17.39%) SIEM
5 60 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (14.25%) ITIL
7 49 (11.84%) Project Management
8 48 (11.59%) ISMS
8 48 (11.59%) Security Architecture
9 47 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
11 44 (10.63%) Security Management
12 40 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
13 39 (9.42%) Data Protection
14 37 (8.94%) Identity Access Management
15 34 (8.21%) Information Security Management
16 28 (6.76%) Risk Assessment
17 27 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (6.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 26 (6.28%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.42%) Java
2 8 (1.93%) SQL
3 7 (1.69%) Python
4 5 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.72%) C++
5 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.48%) C
6 2 (0.48%) Go
6 2 (0.48%) Haskell
6 2 (0.48%) Perl
6 2 (0.48%) R
6 2 (0.48%) Ruby
6 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 401 (96.86%) CISSP
2 135 (32.61%) CISA
3 75 (18.12%) Degree
4 59 (14.25%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (11.84%) CRISC
6 40 (9.66%) SANS
7 37 (8.94%) Security Cleared
8 35 (8.45%) CCSP
9 34 (8.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 33 (7.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 27 (6.52%) CLAS
12 26 (6.28%) SSCP
13 25 (6.04%) CEH
13 25 (6.04%) CESG Certified Professional
14 21 (5.07%) CCNP
14 21 (5.07%) SC Cleared
15 15 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (3.62%) GIAC
16 13 (3.14%) CCDP
16 13 (3.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (48.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 125 (30.19%) PCI DSS
3 52 (12.56%) COBIT
4 46 (11.11%) GDPR
5 27 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (3.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (2.42%) JSP 440
8 10 (2.42%) RMADS
9 8 (1.93%) QA
9 8 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (1.69%) ISO 22301
11 6 (1.45%) FedRAMP
12 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.21%) SLA
13 4 (0.97%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.97%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.48%) Basel III
15 2 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.69%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.97%) HDFS
4 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.72%) Xen
5 2 (0.48%) Docker
5 2 (0.48%) KVM
5 2 (0.48%) LXC
6 1 (0.24%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.93%) Nessus
2 7 (1.69%) Kibana
2 7 (1.69%) logstash
3 4 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.97%) Puppet
4 3 (0.72%) Nmap
4 3 (0.72%) Terraform
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.48%) Nagios
5 2 (0.48%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.24%) Mesos
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.24%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.24%) QRadar
6 1 (0.24%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (6.28%) Microsoft
1 26 (6.28%) Splunk
2 25 (6.04%) Qualys
3 24 (5.80%) Cisco
4 22 (5.31%) CheckPoint
5 18 (4.35%) SAP
6 13 (3.14%) LogRhythm
7 11 (2.66%) McAfee
8 10 (2.42%) IBM
8 10 (2.42%) Tufin
9 8 (1.93%) Dell
9 8 (1.93%) Rapid7
10 7 (1.69%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.69%) Oracle
11 6 (1.45%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.45%) Symantec
12 5 (1.21%) Blue Coat
13 4 (0.97%) Ab Initio
13 4 (0.97%) Informatica
13 4 (0.97%) Remedy
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £550 - £600 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £425 - £450 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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South East London
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