The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CISMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 579 620
Rank change year-on-year -25 +41  
Contract jobs citing CISMP 3 72 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.14% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.62% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 36 12
Median daily rate - £600 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +84.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £600 £325
% change year-on-year - +84.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CISMP 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 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CISMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISMP.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISMP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 3 - - 6
South West +3 2 - -
Bristol -6 2 - -
Manchester +4 1 - - 3
North West -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISMP 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 CISMP.

1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
1 8 (88.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (77.78%) CISSP
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) GSEC
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) WebEx
5 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) COBIT
5 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (22.22%) ERD
6 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (22.22%) Splunk
6 2 (22.22%) SIEM
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) GIAC
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL

CISMP
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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) WebEx
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) IT Architect
1 2 (22.22%) IT Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) IT Security Architect
1 2 (22.22%) IT Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) ERD
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) GSEC
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) CISA
3 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (44.44%) COBIT
3 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Splunk