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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
UK
Rank 590 629 585
Rank change year-on-year +39 -44  
Contract jobs citing CISMP 6 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.025% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 13
Median daily rate £525 £625 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +31.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £638 £550
% change year-on-year - +15.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 9 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 24 March 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 +28 6 £525 -16.00% 4
London +25 2 £525 +5.00%
South East +23 2 - - 1
South West - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
City of London - 1 - -

CISMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 33 (78.57%) CISSP
2 31 (73.81%) Information Security
3 26 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (45.24%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (42.86%) Cisco
6 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (28.57%) Banking
7 12 (28.57%) Firewall
7 12 (28.57%) Finance
7 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (26.19%) WebEx
8 11 (26.19%) ISO27002
8 11 (26.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 11 (26.19%) Web Services
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.19%) Degree
8 11 (26.19%) COBIT
9 10 (23.81%) Intranet
9 10 (23.81%) Internet
9 10 (23.81%) IT Audit
9 10 (23.81%) SWIFT
10 9 (21.43%) CRISC
10 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 7 (16.67%) Retail
11 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 7 (16.67%) SAML
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
11 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager

CISMP
Top Related 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 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (45.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) WebEx
3 10 (23.81%) Internet
3 10 (23.81%) Intranet
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security
6 2 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 12 (28.57%) Banking
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Consultant
1 13 (30.95%) Security Consultant
2 12 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (28.57%) IT Consultant
2 12 (28.57%) IT Security Consultant
2 12 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Banking Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Security Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Information Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Information Security Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Security Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Security Designer
6 3 (7.14%) Information Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) SWIFT
2 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Information Security
2 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 10 (23.81%) IT Audit
5 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
6 5 (11.90%) SIEM
7 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security Management
7 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.52%) Security Management
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (7.14%) Open Source
8 3 (7.14%) OWASP
8 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
8 3 (7.14%) Service Management
8 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Perl
1 3 (7.14%) Python
1 3 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (78.57%) CISSP
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) CRISC
4 5 (11.90%) CEH
5 4 (9.52%) CISM
5 4 (9.52%) ISSAP
6 3 (7.14%) CISA
6 3 (7.14%) GIAC
7 2 (4.76%) GSEC
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (26.19%) COBIT
2 11 (26.19%) ISO27002
3 6 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (4.76%) GPG13
4 2 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.76%) RMADS
5 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) vCloud
3 2 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (7.14%) Splunk
5 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) Saba