Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 726 749
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 +19
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 128 108 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 91
UK median daily rate £500 £413 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -14.95% +14.12%
10th Percentile £327 £233 £363
90th Percentile £688 £667 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £475
% change year-on-year +36.99% -23.16% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +445.45% -54.59% +76.82%
10th Percentile £55.00 £10.50 £21.51
90th Percentile £65.00 £11.50 £26.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +445.45% -54.59% +76.82%

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 85,849 77,433 89,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,597 50,637 59,106
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,076 2,273
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 22 June 2018.

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 15 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 22 June 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 -31 115 £485 +14.12% 46
UK excluding London -19 76 £500 +36.99% 31
London -44 41 £480 +3.78% 17
North of England -7 26 £545 +84.75% 5
South East -29 22 £438 -7.89% 7
North West -9 17 £500 +69.49% 3
Yorkshire -13 9 £675 +170.00% 2
East of England +3 8 £550 +15.79% 5
Midlands -3 8 £500 +66.67% 8
South West 0 7 £375 +2.74% 4
West Midlands -29 3 £425 +36.00% 7
Scotland -43 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £675 -
East Midlands 0 2 £525 +110.00% 1
Wales -10 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Management 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 Information Security Management.

1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 126 (98.44%) Security Management
3 68 (53.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (44.53%) ISMS
5 56 (43.75%) Management Information System
6 51 (39.84%) CISSP
7 46 (35.94%) PCI DSS
8 43 (33.59%) Risk Management
9 42 (32.81%) GDPR
10 36 (28.13%) Data Protection
11 34 (26.56%) CISM
12 32 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
13 29 (22.66%) Security Architecture
14 27 (21.09%) ITIL
15 26 (20.31%) Degree
16 24 (18.75%) Legal
17 23 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
19 18 (14.06%) CISA
19 18 (14.06%) Data Protection Act
19 18 (14.06%) Security Operations
20 16 (12.50%) Business Continuity
20 16 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
21 15 (11.72%) Incident Management
21 15 (11.72%) Firewall
21 15 (11.72%) Project Management
22 14 (10.94%) Finance
22 14 (10.94%) Service Management
22 14 (10.94%) COBIT
22 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared

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 6 (4.69%) IIS
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP GRC
1 3 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Office 365
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) Firewall
2 10 (7.81%) Network Security
3 7 (5.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.56%) BGP
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.56%) DMVPN
4 2 (1.56%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.56%) FTP
4 2 (1.56%) HSRP
4 2 (1.56%) Intranet
4 2 (1.56%) IPsec
4 2 (1.56%) MPLS
4 2 (1.56%) OSPF
4 2 (1.56%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (1.56%) TACACS
4 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.56%) VLAN
4 2 (1.56%) VPN
4 2 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.34%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) DTS
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Bower
2 1 (0.78%) Grunt
2 1 (0.78%) gulp
2 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.78%) Moq
2 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 24 (18.75%) Legal
2 14 (10.94%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
3 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Billing
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (22.66%) Consultant
2 28 (21.88%) Security Consultant
3 26 (20.31%) Security Manager
4 20 (15.63%) Analyst
5 17 (13.28%) Security Analyst
6 15 (11.72%) Information Manager
6 15 (11.72%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (10.16%) Architect
7 13 (10.16%) Information Security Consultant
7 13 (10.16%) Security Officer
8 12 (9.38%) Information Analyst
8 12 (9.38%) Information Security Officer
8 12 (9.38%) Security Architect
9 11 (8.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (7.81%) Head of Security
10 10 (7.81%) Information Officer
11 9 (7.03%) Head of Information
11 9 (7.03%) Head of Information Security
11 9 (7.03%) Risk Manager
12 5 (3.91%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) CSS
1 10 (7.81%) HTML
2 9 (7.03%) JSON
2 9 (7.03%) Node.js
3 6 (4.69%) OAuth
4 3 (2.34%) .NET
4 3 (2.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.34%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.34%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.56%) LESS
5 2 (1.56%) React
5 2 (1.56%) REST
5 2 (1.56%) Sass
6 1 (0.78%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) OpenID
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 18 (14.06%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.59%) CESG
5 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.56%) Fintech
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) Life Science
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.91%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (100.00%) Information Security
2 126 (98.44%) Security Management
3 57 (44.53%) ISMS
4 43 (33.59%) Risk Management
5 36 (28.13%) Data Protection
6 32 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (22.66%) Security Architecture
8 27 (21.09%) ITIL
9 23 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (14.06%) Security Operations
12 16 (12.50%) Business Continuity
12 16 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (11.72%) Incident Management
13 15 (11.72%) Project Management
14 14 (10.94%) Service Management
15 13 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (10.16%) TOGAF
16 12 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (8.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.03%) COBOL
2 9 (7.03%) Java
2 9 (7.03%) Python
2 9 (7.03%) SQL
3 7 (5.47%) PHP
3 7 (5.47%) Ruby
4 3 (2.34%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (39.84%) CISSP
2 34 (26.56%) CISM
3 26 (20.31%) Degree
4 18 (14.06%) CISA
5 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared
6 13 (10.16%) CISMP
6 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (7.81%) GIAC
9 8 (6.25%) IISP
10 7 (5.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (3.91%) CRISC
12 4 (3.13%) ISEB
13 3 (2.34%) CEH
13 3 (2.34%) CLAS
13 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (2.34%) SANS
14 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.56%) ISACA
14 2 (1.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (53.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (35.94%) PCI DSS
3 42 (32.81%) GDPR
4 14 (10.94%) COBIT
5 7 (5.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (5.47%) ISO 22301
6 6 (4.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (2.34%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (1.56%) CESG Infosec
9 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.78%) Basel II
10 1 (0.78%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.78%) IASME
10 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.78%) PSD2
10 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.56%) Nagios
1 2 (1.56%) Nessus
1 2 (1.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.78%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 7 (5.47%) CheckPoint
1 7 (5.47%) Cisco
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.69%) VMware
3 4 (3.13%) Capita
3 4 (3.13%) Mercator
4 3 (2.34%) Palo Alto
4 3 (2.34%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) Sophos
5 2 (1.56%) Ariba
5 2 (1.56%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.56%) HP
5 2 (1.56%) Juniper
5 2 (1.56%) Zscaler
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) CommVault
6 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.78%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.78%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle