Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 736 714
Rank change year-on-year +22 -22 +56
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 173 155 181
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% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 118 116
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £325 £331
90th Percentile £600 £730 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 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 23 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 +32 161 £450 -12.62% 29
UK excluding London +66 126 £475 - 17
London -29 45 £400 -30.43% 12
South East +11 41 £475 +1.33% 8
Midlands +31 21 £435 -27.50%
North of England +65 20 £450 -35.71% 7
East of England -6 18 £500 +14.29% 1
South West -3 17 £331 -11.96% 1
West Midlands +36 13 £468 -30.74%
North West +28 10 £413 -13.16% 1
Yorkshire +19 10 £450 -37.06% 4
Scotland +8 10 £375 -31.82%
East Midlands -4 8 £250 -56.90%

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Security Management
1 173 (100.00%) Information Security
2 113 (65.32%) ISMS
3 99 (57.23%) Management Information System
4 88 (50.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (34.10%) ITIL
6 46 (26.59%) CISSP
7 38 (21.97%) Risk Management
8 36 (20.81%) CISM
9 34 (19.65%) Project Management
10 29 (16.76%) PCI DSS
11 27 (15.61%) Firewall
12 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
13 25 (14.45%) CISA
14 24 (13.87%) Risk Assessment
14 24 (13.87%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (13.29%) Service Management
15 23 (13.29%) Legal
16 22 (12.72%) CESG
16 22 (12.72%) Degree
17 21 (12.14%) Finance
18 20 (11.56%) Business Continuity
18 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (10.98%) Retail
19 19 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (10.98%) PRINCE2
19 19 (10.98%) Windows
20 18 (10.40%) Data Protection
20 18 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
21 17 (9.83%) Security Operations

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 (5.78%) IIS
2 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.89%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.16%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.89%) SaaS
2 4 (2.31%) IaaS
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.73%) Office 365
3 3 (1.73%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.61%) Firewall
2 13 (7.51%) LAN
3 11 (6.36%) Network Security
4 10 (5.78%) WAN
5 7 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (3.47%) DNS
6 6 (3.47%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.89%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (2.89%) DHCP
7 5 (2.89%) Skype
7 5 (2.89%) VLAN
8 4 (2.31%) Internet
8 4 (2.31%) VPN
9 3 (1.73%) DMZ
9 3 (1.73%) SAN
9 3 (1.73%) SMS
9 3 (1.73%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.16%) VoIP
10 2 (1.16%) Wireless
11 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.05%) SAP HANA
2 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.58%) GIS
4 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) git-flow
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (13.29%) Legal
2 21 (12.14%) Finance
3 19 (10.98%) Retail
4 7 (4.05%) Banking
5 6 (3.47%) Law
6 4 (2.31%) Local Government
7 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.16%) Automotive
8 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (21.97%) Consultant
2 37 (21.39%) Analyst
2 37 (21.39%) Security Consultant
3 26 (15.03%) Security Manager
4 19 (10.98%) Information Security Consultant
4 19 (10.98%) Security Analyst
5 14 (8.09%) IT Manager
6 12 (6.94%) Information Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) Information Security Analyst
7 10 (5.78%) Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Security Officer
8 9 (5.20%) Information Manager
8 9 (5.20%) Information Officer
8 9 (5.20%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (5.20%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (4.62%) IT Security Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Administrator
10 7 (4.05%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) Node.js
1 3 (1.73%) Web Services
2 2 (1.16%) JSON
2 2 (1.16%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) Memcached
3 1 (0.58%) OAuth
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.58%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (57.23%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.72%) CESG
3 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.89%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.31%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.73%) Clustering
7 3 (1.73%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.73%) FMCG
7 3 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.73%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 1 (0.58%) BBC
9 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.58%) PMI
9 1 (0.58%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.98%) Windows
2 8 (4.62%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Unix
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.58%) AIX
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (100.00%) Information Security
1 173 (100.00%) Security Management
2 113 (65.32%) ISMS
3 59 (34.10%) ITIL
4 38 (21.97%) Risk Management
5 34 (19.65%) Project Management
6 24 (13.87%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (13.87%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (13.29%) Service Management
8 20 (11.56%) Business Continuity
9 19 (10.98%) PRINCE2
9 19 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (10.40%) Data Protection
11 17 (9.83%) Change Management
11 17 (9.83%) Security Architecture
11 17 (9.83%) Security Operations
12 16 (9.25%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (8.67%) Data Analysis
13 15 (8.67%) Incident Management
13 15 (8.67%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.20%) SQL
2 3 (1.73%) Python
3 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.16%) COBOL
3 2 (1.16%) Java
3 2 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.58%) Perl
4 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (26.59%) CISSP
2 36 (20.81%) CISM
3 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.45%) CISA
5 22 (12.72%) Degree
6 16 (9.25%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (5.20%) IISP
9 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.89%) CCIE
12 4 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (2.31%) CRISC
12 4 (2.31%) ISEB
12 4 (2.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (1.73%) ISACA
14 2 (1.16%) CISMP
14 2 (1.16%) CLAS
14 2 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (1.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (50.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (16.76%) PCI DSS
3 18 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (9.83%) SLA
5 16 (9.25%) COBIT
5 16 (9.25%) GDPR
6 13 (7.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (6.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (4.05%) ISO 9001
9 6 (3.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (3.47%) ISO 31000
10 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (2.31%) QA
11 3 (1.73%) RMADS
12 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.58%) CESG Infosec
13 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.73%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) SCCM
2 7 (4.05%) SCOM
3 6 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.73%) Puppet
4 3 (1.73%) RSA Archer
4 3 (1.73%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) Ansible
5 1 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.58%) QRadar
5 1 (0.58%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 16 (9.25%) Cisco
1 16 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.51%) SAP
3 12 (6.94%) HP
3 12 (6.94%) IBM
4 7 (4.05%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.47%) VMware
6 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.73%) CA
8 2 (1.16%) Iron Mountain
8 2 (1.16%) McAfee
8 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.16%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.58%) Ariba
9 1 (0.58%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.58%) Facebook
9 1 (0.58%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.58%) Google
9 1 (0.58%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.58%) Symantec