Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Information Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security Management 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.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 726 718
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 170 161 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 121 119
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £325 £329
90th Percentile £600 £730 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £27.62 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.17% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £27.62 -
% change year-on-year -60.17% - -

Information Security Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Information Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Information Security Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Management 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 +50 157 £450 -13.46% 23
UK excluding London +57 124 £475 - 14
London -23 43 £400 -30.43% 9
South East +20 41 £475 +1.33% 6
Midlands +30 22 £435 -26.27%
North of England +68 20 £450 -35.71% 6
East of England -7 18 £500 +14.29%
West Midlands +38 14 £435 -35.56%
South West +10 14 £350 -8.50% 2
North West +32 10 £413 -13.16% 1
Yorkshire +20 10 £450 -37.06% 4
Scotland +8 10 £375 -31.82%
East Midlands +8 8 £250 -55.16%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Management 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 Information Security Management.

1 170 (100.00%) Security Management
1 170 (100.00%) Information Security
2 111 (65.29%) ISMS
3 100 (58.82%) Management Information System
4 88 (51.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (34.12%) ITIL
6 45 (26.47%) CISSP
7 38 (22.35%) Risk Management
8 35 (20.59%) CISM
9 34 (20.00%) Project Management
10 28 (16.47%) PCI DSS
11 26 (15.29%) Firewall
11 26 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (14.71%) CISA
12 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.12%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (13.53%) Service Management
15 22 (12.94%) Legal
15 22 (12.94%) CESG
15 22 (12.94%) Degree
16 21 (12.35%) Finance
17 20 (11.76%) Business Continuity
17 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (11.18%) Data Protection
18 19 (11.18%) Retail
18 19 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (11.18%) PRINCE2
18 19 (11.18%) Windows
19 18 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 17 (10.00%) Security Architecture

Information Security Management
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 10 (5.88%) IIS
2 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) Confluence
3 1 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (7.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.18%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) SaaS
2 4 (2.35%) IaaS
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.76%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.29%) Firewall
2 13 (7.65%) LAN
3 10 (5.88%) WAN
4 9 (5.29%) Network Security
5 6 (3.53%) DNS
5 6 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.53%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.94%) DHCP
6 5 (2.94%) Skype
6 5 (2.94%) VLAN
7 4 (2.35%) Internet
7 4 (2.35%) VPN
8 3 (1.76%) DMZ
8 3 (1.76%) SAN
8 3 (1.76%) SMS
8 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.18%) VoIP
9 2 (1.18%) Wireless
10 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) SAP HANA
2 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.59%) GIS
4 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) git-flow
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (12.94%) Legal
2 21 (12.35%) Finance
3 19 (11.18%) Retail
4 7 (4.12%) Banking
5 6 (3.53%) Law
6 4 (2.35%) Local Government
7 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Automotive
8 2 (1.18%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (22.94%) Consultant
2 38 (22.35%) Security Consultant
3 34 (20.00%) Analyst
4 27 (15.88%) Security Manager
5 20 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 18 (10.59%) Security Analyst
7 14 (8.24%) IT Manager
8 11 (6.47%) Information Analyst
8 11 (6.47%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (5.88%) Information Manager
9 10 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.88%) Security Officer
10 9 (5.29%) Architect
10 9 (5.29%) Information Officer
10 9 (5.29%) Information Security Manager
10 9 (5.29%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (4.71%) IT Security Manager
12 7 (4.12%) Administrator
12 7 (4.12%) Risk Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) Node.js
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
2 2 (1.18%) JSON
2 2 (1.18%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.59%) CSS
3 1 (0.59%) HTML
3 1 (0.59%) Memcached
3 1 (0.59%) OAuth
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.59%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (58.82%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.94%) CESG
3 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.76%) Clustering
7 3 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.76%) FMCG
7 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.76%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) BBC
9 1 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.59%) PMI
9 1 (0.59%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.18%) Windows
2 8 (4.71%) Linux
3 7 (4.12%) Unix
3 7 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.59%) AIX
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (100.00%) Information Security
1 170 (100.00%) Security Management
2 111 (65.29%) ISMS
3 58 (34.12%) ITIL
4 38 (22.35%) Risk Management
5 34 (20.00%) Project Management
6 26 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (14.12%) Risk Assessment
8 23 (13.53%) Service Management
9 20 (11.76%) Business Continuity
10 19 (11.18%) Data Protection
10 19 (11.18%) PRINCE2
10 19 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (10.00%) Change Management
11 17 (10.00%) Security Architecture
12 16 (9.41%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (8.82%) Data Analysis
13 15 (8.82%) Incident Management
13 15 (8.82%) Information Assurance
13 15 (8.82%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.71%) SQL
2 3 (1.76%) Python
3 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.18%) COBOL
3 2 (1.18%) Java
3 2 (1.18%) PHP
4 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.59%) Perl
4 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (26.47%) CISSP
2 35 (20.59%) CISM
3 25 (14.71%) CISA
3 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (12.94%) Degree
5 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (5.29%) IISP
8 7 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.94%) CCIE
11 4 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.35%) CRISC
11 4 (2.35%) ISEB
11 4 (2.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (1.18%) CISMP
12 2 (1.18%) CLAS
12 2 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.18%) ISACA
12 2 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (51.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (16.47%) PCI DSS
3 18 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (10.00%) SLA
5 16 (9.41%) COBIT
5 16 (9.41%) GDPR
6 13 (7.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (6.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (4.12%) ISO 9001
9 6 (3.53%) ISO 31000
10 5 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (2.35%) QA
12 3 (1.76%) RMADS
13 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.59%) CESG Infosec
14 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.59%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.76%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) SCCM
2 7 (4.12%) SCOM
3 6 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
4 3 (1.76%) RSA Archer
4 3 (1.76%) WSUS
5 1 (0.59%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.59%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.41%) Cisco
3 13 (7.65%) SAP
4 12 (7.06%) HP
5 11 (6.47%) IBM
6 7 (4.12%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.53%) VMware
8 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.76%) CA
10 2 (1.18%) Iron Mountain
10 2 (1.18%) McAfee
10 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.18%) Tripwire
11 1 (0.59%) Ariba
11 1 (0.59%) Darktrace
11 1 (0.59%) Facebook
11 1 (0.59%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.59%) Google
11 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.59%) Symantec