Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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.

ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 830 866
Rank change year-on-year -36 +36 0
Contract jobs citing CISMP 23 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.053% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 16
UK median daily rate £475 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £394 £425 £331
90th Percentile £589 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £425
% change year-on-year -13.64% +29.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

CISMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISMP over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISMP in the UK

CISMP
Top 10 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 6 months to 18 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 +10 20 £450 -18.18% 5
UK excluding London +22 17 £475 -13.64% 5
South East +18 10 £400 -27.27% 1
London -28 6 £450 -16.28%
Wales +13 3 £581 -10.58%
North of England +56 2 £475 +22.58% 4
Midlands +25 2 £444 -
North West +21 2 £475 +26.67%
West Midlands +34 1 £388 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (91.30%) CISSP
2 18 (78.26%) Information Security
3 13 (56.52%) CISM
4 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) SIEM
5 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (43.48%) CCNP
6 9 (39.13%) Security Operations
6 9 (39.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (30.43%) Splunk
7 7 (30.43%) McAfee
7 7 (30.43%) Change Management
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) MCSE
8 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) CESG
9 5 (21.74%) GDPR
10 4 (17.39%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (17.39%) MPLS
10 4 (17.39%) OSPF
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) CISA
10 4 (17.39%) Security Management
10 4 (17.39%) CCSE

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (17.39%) Drupal
1 4 (17.39%) WordPress
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) MPLS
1 4 (17.39%) OSPF
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
1 4 (17.39%) WLAN
2 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Security Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Information Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Security Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Security
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (21.74%) CESG
3 3 (13.04%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) CentOS
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Information Security
2 12 (52.17%) SIEM
3 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (39.13%) Security Operations
5 7 (30.43%) Change Management
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) Open Source
7 4 (17.39%) OWASP
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (17.39%) SDLC
7 4 (17.39%) Security Management
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
8 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) Service Design
8 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) COBOL
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) CISSP
2 13 (56.52%) CISM
3 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) CCNP
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (26.09%) MCSE
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) CCSE
7 4 (17.39%) CISA
8 2 (8.70%) IISP
9 1 (4.35%) CLAS
9 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (21.74%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) McAfee
1 7 (30.43%) Splunk
2 4 (17.39%) Adobe
2 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
2 4 (17.39%) CommVault
2 4 (17.39%) EMC
2 4 (17.39%) EqualLogic
2 4 (17.39%) Extreme Networks
2 4 (17.39%) Juniper
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) NetApp
2 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
2 4 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
2 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
2 4 (17.39%) Trustwave
2 4 (17.39%) Veeam
2 4 (17.39%) VMware