Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 719 744
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 -26
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 157 167 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 115 113
UK median daily rate £513 £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.41% -8.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £325
90th Percentile £765 £590 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +6.58% +2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -80.00% -

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 90,484 87,997 88,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.71% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,942 58,693 58,175
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,319 2,069 2,501
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £48.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% -

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 9 December 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 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 9 December 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 -13 152 £525 +14.13% 54
UK excluding London -68 85 £506 +6.58% 32
London +34 67 £526 +31.56% 25
South East -29 29 £513 +7.89% 10
North of England -3 25 £650 +36.84% 7
East of England -2 23 £430 -14.00% 2
North West -12 12 £475 -2.56% 4
Yorkshire -2 11 £563 +25.00% 3
Midlands -22 7 - - 4
West Midlands -28 5 - - 3
North East - 3 £675 -
East Midlands +6 2 - - 1
South West -48 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Security Management
1 157 (100.00%) Information Security
2 109 (69.43%) ISMS
3 65 (41.40%) Management Information System
4 51 (32.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (29.30%) Risk Management
6 38 (24.20%) CISSP
7 36 (22.93%) Windows
7 36 (22.93%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (22.29%) Law
9 33 (21.02%) Sony
9 33 (21.02%) CISM
10 30 (19.11%) Finance
11 29 (18.47%) Office 365
12 26 (16.56%) Active Directory
13 23 (14.65%) Firewall
14 22 (14.01%) Data Protection
14 22 (14.01%) Security Architecture
15 21 (13.38%) CISA
15 21 (13.38%) GDPR
16 18 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (10.83%) Incident Management
17 17 (10.83%) ITIL
18 16 (10.19%) SharePoint
18 16 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
18 16 (10.19%) Security Operations
19 15 (9.55%) Legal
19 15 (9.55%) VMware
20 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
21 13 (8.28%) MS Exchange

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 16 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.46%) IIS
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.47%) Office 365
2 18 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.55%) Akamai
4 4 (2.55%) G Suite
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.27%) GitHub
5 2 (1.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.64%) npm
6 1 (0.64%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) Firewall
2 10 (6.37%) LAN
3 9 (5.73%) Network Security
4 8 (5.10%) VPN
5 5 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (3.18%) MPLS
6 3 (1.91%) WAN
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.27%) DHCP
7 2 (1.27%) DNS
7 2 (1.27%) SAN
7 2 (1.27%) SSL
8 1 (0.64%) Internet
8 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.27%) MySQL
2 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) JIRA
1 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.64%) Bower
3 1 (0.64%) Grunt
3 1 (0.64%) gulp
3 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.64%) Moq
3 1 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 35 (22.29%) Law
2 30 (19.11%) Finance
3 15 (9.55%) Legal
4 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.18%) Advertising
5 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (25.48%) Analyst
2 20 (12.74%) Security Manager
3 17 (10.83%) Consultant
4 15 (9.55%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Security Consultant
7 12 (7.64%) Information Manager
8 10 (6.37%) Architect
8 10 (6.37%) Information Security Manager
8 10 (6.37%) Security Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Security Architect
9 9 (5.73%) Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Security Specialist
11 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Manager
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Test Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) .NET
2 8 (5.10%) .NET Framework
2 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (5.10%) React
2 8 (5.10%) REST
3 7 (4.46%) Web Services
4 6 (3.82%) CSS
4 6 (3.82%) Entity Framework
4 6 (3.82%) HTML
5 5 (3.18%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (3.18%) LESS
5 5 (3.18%) Sass
6 3 (1.91%) Redux
7 2 (1.27%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.27%) Middleware
8 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.64%) jQuery
8 1 (0.64%) OAuth
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 65 (41.40%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (4.46%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.46%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.18%) NHS
4 5 (3.18%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (2.55%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.91%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) CESG
7 2 (1.27%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.27%) Robotics
8 1 (0.64%) Life Science
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.93%) Windows
2 12 (7.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.73%) Linux
5 7 (4.46%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.91%) Unix
8 2 (1.27%) Debian
8 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (100.00%) Information Security
1 157 (100.00%) Security Management
2 109 (69.43%) ISMS
3 46 (29.30%) Risk Management
4 36 (22.93%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (14.01%) Data Protection
5 22 (14.01%) Security Architecture
6 17 (10.83%) Incident Management
6 17 (10.83%) ITIL
7 16 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (10.19%) Security Operations
8 13 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (7.01%) Information Management
10 10 (6.37%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (5.73%) DevOps
11 9 (5.73%) ITSM
11 9 (5.73%) Project Management
11 9 (5.73%) TOGAF
12 8 (5.10%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.73%) C#
1 9 (5.73%) SQL
2 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.55%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (24.20%) CISSP
2 33 (21.02%) CISM
3 21 (13.38%) CISA
4 12 (7.64%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.10%) CISMP
5 8 (5.10%) CRISC
5 8 (5.10%) Degree
5 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) ISEB
6 6 (3.82%) SANS
7 5 (3.18%) CCIE
7 5 (3.18%) EnCE
7 5 (3.18%) GCED
7 5 (3.18%) GSEC
7 5 (3.18%) ISACA
7 5 (3.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.55%) ISSMP
8 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (13.38%) GDPR
3 12 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 11 (7.01%) PCI DSS
5 6 (3.82%) COBIT
6 5 (3.18%) QA
6 5 (3.18%) SLA
7 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.91%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.91%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.27%) COSO
9 2 (1.27%) IASME
9 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.55%) Docker
4 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 5 (3.18%) EnCase
2 5 (3.18%) FTK
3 3 (1.91%) QRadar
3 3 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 33 (21.02%) Sony
2 15 (9.55%) VMware
3 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.10%) Cisco
5 6 (3.82%) Qualys
6 5 (3.18%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.18%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.55%) Citrix
7 4 (2.55%) Dell
7 4 (2.55%) F5
7 4 (2.55%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.55%) Symantec
8 3 (1.91%) EMC
8 3 (1.91%) Google
8 3 (1.91%) IBM
8 3 (1.91%) Nintex
8 3 (1.91%) Okta
8 3 (1.91%) Sophos
8 3 (1.91%) Tufin
8 3 (1.91%) Veeam