Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 752 748
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 117 126 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 93 115
UK median daily rate £493 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £309 £230 £325
90th Percentile £689 £595 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £11.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.59% +76.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year - -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 88,857 84,510 91,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,673 55,623 60,220
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,453 2,097 2,357
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 19 September 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 14 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 19 September 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 -19 108 £505 +26.25% 40
UK excluding London -36 73 £525 +23.53% 27
London +19 37 £475 +20.63% 17
South East -23 26 £450 -5.26% 11
North of England -6 18 £675 +141.07% 4
East of England -11 17 £400 -18.99% 2
North West -14 11 £300 +1.69% 2
Midlands -9 9 £475 +46.15% 4
West Midlands -25 7 £425 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire -7 6 £675 +170.00% 2
North East - 5 £675 -
East Midlands +8 2 £525 +110.00%
Scotland -27 2 - - 2
South West -6 1 £248 +4.21% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Information Security
2 116 (99.15%) Security Management
3 58 (49.57%) ISMS
4 49 (41.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (41.03%) Management Information System
6 44 (37.61%) Risk Management
7 35 (29.91%) CISSP
7 35 (29.91%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (25.64%) CISM
9 25 (21.37%) Firewall
10 23 (19.66%) CISA
10 23 (19.66%) Risk Assessment
11 21 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (17.95%) PCI DSS
11 21 (17.95%) Security Architecture
12 20 (17.09%) Data Protection
12 20 (17.09%) Windows
13 19 (16.24%) Finance
13 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (15.38%) Legal
14 18 (15.38%) GDPR
15 15 (12.82%) Active Directory
15 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (12.82%) Office 365
16 14 (11.97%) Project Management
16 14 (11.97%) SharePoint
17 13 (11.11%) ITIL
18 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
18 12 (10.26%) CISMP
19 11 (9.40%) Degree

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 14 (11.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.71%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.82%) Office 365
3 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) GitHub
4 2 (1.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.85%) npm
5 1 (0.85%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.37%) Firewall
2 9 (7.69%) Network Security
3 6 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) BGP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.85%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.85%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.85%) HSRP
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) IPsec
6 1 (0.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.85%) MPLS
6 1 (0.85%) OSPF
6 1 (0.85%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.85%) TACACS
6 1 (0.85%) VLAN
6 1 (0.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.85%) DTS
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.85%) Bower
3 1 (0.85%) Grunt
3 1 (0.85%) gulp
3 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.85%) Moq
3 1 (0.85%) NUnit
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 19 (16.24%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Legal
3 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 11 (9.40%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) Analyst
1 18 (15.38%) Security Manager
2 17 (14.53%) Consultant
3 16 (13.68%) Security Consultant
4 11 (9.40%) Architect
4 11 (9.40%) Information Security Consultant
4 11 (9.40%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.40%) Security Architect
5 10 (8.55%) Security Officer
6 9 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (6.84%) Information Officer
7 8 (6.84%) Information Security Officer
7 8 (6.84%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) CSS
1 9 (7.69%) HTML
2 8 (6.84%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) .NET Framework
2 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (5.98%) Web Services
4 6 (5.13%) Entity Framework
4 6 (5.13%) React
4 6 (5.13%) REST
5 5 (4.27%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (4.27%) LESS
5 5 (4.27%) Sass
6 3 (2.56%) JSON
6 3 (2.56%) Node.js
6 3 (2.56%) OAuth
7 2 (1.71%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.71%) Middleware
8 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.85%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 48 (41.03%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.98%) CESG
2 7 (5.98%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.98%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.27%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.71%) Fintech
6 2 (1.71%) Robotics
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Life Science
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.09%) Windows
2 7 (5.98%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.27%) Linux
4 3 (2.56%) Unix
5 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (100.00%) Information Security
2 116 (99.15%) Security Management
3 58 (49.57%) ISMS
4 44 (37.61%) Risk Management
5 35 (29.91%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (19.66%) Risk Assessment
7 21 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (17.95%) Security Architecture
8 20 (17.09%) Data Protection
9 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (11.97%) Project Management
11 13 (11.11%) ITIL
12 11 (9.40%) Security Operations
13 10 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.55%) Test Strategy
14 9 (7.69%) Availability Management
14 9 (7.69%) Business Continuity
14 9 (7.69%) Data Privacy
14 9 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) C#
2 9 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.42%) Python
4 3 (2.56%) COBOL
4 3 (2.56%) Java
4 3 (2.56%) PHP
4 3 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (29.91%) CISSP
2 30 (25.64%) CISM
3 23 (19.66%) CISA
4 12 (10.26%) CISMP
5 11 (9.40%) Degree
6 9 (7.69%) CRISC
7 8 (6.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.13%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (5.13%) SANS
9 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.42%) IISP
10 4 (3.42%) ISEB
10 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (2.56%) CEH
12 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.71%) EnCE
12 2 (1.71%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (41.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (17.95%) PCI DSS
3 18 (15.38%) GDPR
4 6 (5.13%) COBIT
4 6 (5.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (4.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.27%) ISAE 3402
5 5 (4.27%) ISO 22301
6 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.71%) IASME
9 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.85%) PSD2
9 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 3 (2.56%) QRadar
1 3 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.71%) EnCase
2 2 (1.71%) FTK
2 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (9.40%) Sony
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.98%) CheckPoint
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco
3 7 (5.98%) Palo Alto
4 4 (3.42%) Capita
4 4 (3.42%) Sophos
5 3 (2.56%) Citrix
5 3 (2.56%) IBM
5 3 (2.56%) Ivanti
5 3 (2.56%) Okta
5 3 (2.56%) Symantec
5 3 (2.56%) Tufin
6 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.71%) HP
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.85%) Dell
7 1 (0.85%) F5
7 1 (0.85%) Qualys