Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 464 435
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29 +78
Contract jobs citing CISM 524 461 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.46% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 254 301
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £380 £363
90th Percentile £688 £638 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% +3.95% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +45.65% - -

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 19,050 18,708 22,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.54% 18.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,237 11,350 14,184
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £379
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.68% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 906 828
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +6.36% +19.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.16 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.30 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +16.36% +14.01%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +10 485 £538 +7.50% 191
UK excluding London -38 273 £500 +2.56% 117
London +60 241 £550 +10.00% 78
South East -24 102 £538 +13.16% 36
North of England -19 80 £500 -9.09% 29
North West -29 46 £425 -24.58% 16
South West -1 40 £463 -7.50% 22
Yorkshire 0 29 £550 - 11
Scotland +1 27 £525 +29.23% 3
Midlands -10 23 £600 +41.18% 16
West Midlands -3 16 £600 +84.62% 14
East Midlands +9 11 £600 +41.18% 2
North East -8 7 £625 +18.99% 2
East of England -49 3 £350 -24.32% 10
Wales - 3 £455 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (97.71%) CISSP
2 330 (62.98%) Information Security
3 252 (48.09%) CISA
4 193 (36.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 169 (32.25%) Cybersecurity
6 156 (29.77%) Risk Management
7 154 (29.39%) Finance
8 122 (23.28%) Degree
9 120 (22.90%) GDPR
10 115 (21.95%) Security Architecture
11 105 (20.04%) PCI DSS
12 103 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
13 102 (19.47%) Management Information System
14 78 (14.89%) ITIL
15 75 (14.31%) SIEM
16 73 (13.93%) Firewall
17 69 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 69 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (12.98%) CRISC
19 67 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
20 63 (12.02%) Identity Access Management
21 61 (11.64%) Security Operations
22 60 (11.45%) DevOps
22 60 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
22 60 (11.45%) Data Protection
23 57 (10.88%) Microsoft
24 56 (10.69%) Windows
25 54 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
26 52 (9.92%) Computer Science
27 47 (8.97%) Security 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 14 (2.67%) IIS
2 7 (1.34%) Confluence
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.57%) SAS
4 2 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.58%) IaaS
4 21 (4.01%) PaaS
5 20 (3.82%) SaaS
6 16 (3.05%) GitHub
6 16 (3.05%) Office 365
7 10 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.53%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.76%) Serverless
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.93%) Firewall
2 43 (8.21%) Network Security
3 19 (3.63%) VPN
4 17 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (1.72%) DNS
5 9 (1.72%) WAN
6 8 (1.53%) SMS
7 7 (1.34%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (1.34%) SSH
8 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.95%) Internet
9 5 (0.95%) NFC
10 3 (0.57%) SCCP
10 3 (0.57%) SSL
11 2 (0.38%) BGP
11 2 (0.38%) DHCP
11 2 (0.38%) DMZ
11 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.38%) OSPF
11 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.05%) Hadoop
2 14 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.29%) ArangoDB
3 12 (2.29%) Neo4j
3 12 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.10%) Big Data
5 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.38%) DB2
6 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 24 (4.58%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.67%) JIRA
3 10 (1.91%) SonarQube
4 8 (1.53%) AppScan
5 4 (0.76%) GitLab
5 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 154 (29.39%) Finance
2 35 (6.68%) Legal
3 30 (5.73%) Banking
4 26 (4.96%) Retail
5 16 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.34%) Publishing
7 6 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) International Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 132 (25.19%) Consultant
2 123 (23.47%) Security Consultant
3 105 (20.04%) Architect
4 100 (19.08%) Security Architect
5 79 (15.08%) Analyst
6 72 (13.74%) Security Manager
7 54 (10.31%) Security Analyst
8 48 (9.16%) Information Security Consultant
9 43 (8.21%) Information Security Manager
10 36 (6.87%) Information Manager
11 32 (6.11%) Information Analyst
12 31 (5.92%) Security Officer
13 25 (4.77%) Information Security Officer
14 21 (4.01%) Security Engineer
15 19 (3.63%) Information Security Analyst
16 17 (3.24%) Cloud Architect
16 17 (3.24%) Risk Analyst
17 15 (2.86%) Chief Information Officer
17 15 (2.86%) Chief Information Security Officer
17 15 (2.86%) Chief Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.44%) Middleware
2 13 (2.48%) SailPoint
2 13 (2.48%) Web Services
3 12 (2.29%) .NET
4 9 (1.72%) REST
5 6 (1.15%) OAuth
5 6 (1.15%) SAML
6 5 (0.95%) OAuth2
7 4 (0.76%) Kafka
8 1 (0.19%) LAMP
8 1 (0.19%) LDAP
8 1 (0.19%) OpenID
8 1 (0.19%) React
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (19.47%) Management Information System
2 69 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (9.92%) Computer Science
4 36 (6.87%) PKI
5 28 (5.34%) Data Centre
6 25 (4.77%) Cyberthreat
7 22 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (3.82%) Virtual Team
9 19 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (2.86%) CESG
10 15 (2.86%) Driving Licence
11 14 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
13 11 (2.10%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (1.34%) Smartcard
15 6 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
16 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.69%) Windows
2 35 (6.68%) Unix
3 34 (6.49%) Linux
4 7 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.76%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (62.98%) Information Security
2 169 (32.25%) Cybersecurity
3 156 (29.77%) Risk Management
4 115 (21.95%) Security Architecture
5 103 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (14.89%) ITIL
7 75 (14.31%) SIEM
8 63 (12.02%) Identity Access Management
9 61 (11.64%) Security Operations
10 60 (11.45%) Data Protection
10 60 (11.45%) DevOps
11 54 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (8.97%) Security Management
13 44 (8.40%) Risk Assessment
14 43 (8.21%) Project Management
15 41 (7.82%) Vulnerability Management
16 40 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (7.06%) PRINCE2
18 35 (6.68%) Security Testing
19 33 (6.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.77%) Python
2 20 (3.82%) Java
3 16 (3.05%) SQL
4 15 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.48%) Perl
6 12 (2.29%) Go
6 12 (2.29%) Ruby
7 6 (1.15%) C#
8 3 (0.57%) C
8 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.57%) PHP
8 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.38%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) Scala
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 512 (97.71%) CISSP
2 252 (48.09%) CISA
3 122 (23.28%) Degree
4 68 (12.98%) CRISC
5 67 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (7.44%) Security Cleared
7 35 (6.68%) CEH
8 33 (6.30%) CISMP
9 32 (6.11%) GIAC
10 30 (5.73%) CCNA
11 28 (5.34%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (4.39%) SANS
14 22 (4.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 21 (4.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 20 (3.82%) ISACA
17 18 (3.44%) CREST Certified
17 18 (3.44%) CSSLP
18 17 (3.24%) DV Cleared
19 15 (2.86%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (36.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (22.90%) GDPR
3 105 (20.04%) PCI DSS
4 32 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (5.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (4.96%) COBIT
7 17 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 15 (2.86%) ISAE 3402
9 14 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 13 (2.48%) HIPAA
11 12 (2.29%) FINRA
11 12 (2.29%) ISO 31000
11 12 (2.29%) NIST 800
12 11 (2.10%) ISO 22301
12 11 (2.10%) ISO 9001
12 11 (2.10%) JSP 440
13 10 (1.91%) Data Quality
14 8 (1.53%) HMG Infosec
14 8 (1.53%) QA
15 7 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 39 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.76%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) Docker
7 1 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.19%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 16 (3.05%) Nessus
1 16 (3.05%) Terraform
2 13 (2.48%) CASB
3 10 (1.91%) MIIS
3 10 (1.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
6 4 (0.76%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.57%) EnCase
7 3 (0.57%) FTK
7 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.38%) Ansible
8 2 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) Salt
8 2 (0.38%) WMI
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.44%) Splunk
3 37 (7.06%) Oracle
4 36 (6.87%) McAfee
5 28 (5.34%) CyberArk
6 25 (4.77%) IBM
7 24 (4.58%) Cisco
8 17 (3.24%) Symantec
9 16 (3.05%) Cloudera
10 15 (2.86%) ArcSight
11 14 (2.67%) ForgeRock
12 13 (2.48%) Varonis
13 12 (2.29%) ForeScout
13 12 (2.29%) Hortonworks
13 12 (2.29%) Sybase
14 11 (2.10%) Imperva
14 11 (2.10%) Qualys
15 10 (1.91%) Barracuda Networks
15 10 (1.91%) Trend Micro
15 10 (1.91%) Tripwire