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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 581 583
Rank change year-on-year +37 +2  
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 56 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 25
Median daily rate £450 £444 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +29.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £358 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £450 £333
% change year-on-year -15.00% +35.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Information Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Information Security Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 53 £481 +11.59% 12
London +38 25 £488 +21.87% 1
South West +11 11 £365 -49.65%
South East +16 7 £525 +13.51% 2
Bristol +13 6 £680 -
West Midlands +22 5 £363 - 1
North West +24 4 £295 -21.33% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £488 +8.33%
Wiltshire - 4 £365 -
Winchester 0 3 £475 +5.55%
South Wales - 3 £363 -
Cheshire - 3 £295 -
Cardiff - 3 £363 -
Wales - 3 £363 -
Berkshire +26 2 £600 -
Reading +17 2 £600 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £488 -
Chester - 2 £295 -
Salisbury - 2 £365 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £363 -
City of London +10 1 £575 +27.77%
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Warwick - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 114 (98.28%) Security Management
3 77 (66.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (59.48%) Management Information System
5 59 (50.86%) ISMS
6 50 (43.10%) CISSP
7 35 (30.17%) Risk Management
7 35 (30.17%) CISM
8 30 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (23.28%) Security Cleared
10 26 (22.41%) CISA
11 25 (21.55%) ITIL
11 25 (21.55%) PCI DSS
11 25 (21.55%) Data Protection
12 23 (19.83%) Business Continuity
13 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
14 20 (17.24%) Finance
15 17 (14.66%) Security Architecture
15 17 (14.66%) CRISC
16 16 (13.79%) Incident Management
16 16 (13.79%) Project Management
17 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
17 14 (12.07%) Windows
17 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
17 14 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (12.07%) Information Assurance
18 13 (11.21%) Firewall
19 11 (9.48%) Legal
19 11 (9.48%) COBIT
20 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.59%) IIS
1 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) PaaS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) Firewall
2 9 (7.76%) DNS
2 9 (7.76%) LAN
2 9 (7.76%) WAN
3 5 (4.31%) Internet
3 5 (4.31%) NetScaler
3 5 (4.31%) SAN
3 5 (4.31%) SSL
3 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.31%) VPN
3 5 (4.31%) Wireless
4 4 (3.45%) LDAP
5 3 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (2.59%) Skype
6 2 (1.72%) DHCP
6 2 (1.72%) NAS
7 1 (0.86%) DMZ
7 1 (0.86%) Network Security
7 1 (0.86%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Legal
3 7 (6.03%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Local Government
5 3 (2.59%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Consultant
2 23 (19.83%) Security Manager
3 20 (17.24%) Architect
4 19 (16.38%) Analyst
5 17 (14.66%) Security Architect
6 15 (12.93%) Security Consultant
7 14 (12.07%) Security Analyst
8 11 (9.48%) Information Manager
8 11 (9.48%) Information Security Manager
8 11 (9.48%) Security Assurance Manager
9 10 (8.62%) Information Analyst
9 10 (8.62%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (8.62%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (5.17%) IT Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Audit Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.31%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Security Officer
11 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.45%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (59.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.31%) BYOD
5 5 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.45%) CESG
6 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.45%) PKI
7 3 (2.59%) Clustering
8 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.86%) NHS
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (5.17%) Unix
2 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.45%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.59%) AIX
5 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 114 (98.28%) Security Management
3 59 (50.86%) ISMS
4 35 (30.17%) Risk Management
5 30 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (21.55%) Data Protection
6 25 (21.55%) ITIL
7 23 (19.83%) Business Continuity
8 17 (14.66%) Security Architecture
9 16 (13.79%) Incident Management
9 16 (13.79%) Project Management
10 14 (12.07%) Information Assurance
10 14 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (7.76%) ITIL V3
12 9 (7.76%) Migration
12 9 (7.76%) PRINCE2
12 9 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (7.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) SQL
2 2 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (43.10%) CISSP
2 35 (30.17%) CISM
3 27 (23.28%) Security Cleared
4 26 (22.41%) CISA
5 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
6 17 (14.66%) CRISC
7 9 (7.76%) Degree
8 7 (6.03%) PCI QSA
9 6 (5.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (5.17%) ISEB
10 5 (4.31%) CEH
10 5 (4.31%) SANS
11 3 (2.59%) CISMP
12 2 (1.72%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.72%) CCDP
12 2 (1.72%) CCNP
12 2 (1.72%) CCSP
12 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.72%) CITP
12 2 (1.72%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (66.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (21.55%) PCI DSS
3 11 (9.48%) COBIT
4 7 (6.03%) ISO27002
5 6 (5.17%) QA
6 5 (4.31%) GDPR
6 5 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (3.45%) ISO22301
7 4 (3.45%) PMO
8 3 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.72%) BS25999
9 2 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (1.72%) ISO 14001
9 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.72%) RMADS
10 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.86%) GPG13
10 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.31%) BitLocker
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.72%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.90%) Citrix
2 8 (6.90%) Juniper
3 7 (6.03%) CheckPoint
3 7 (6.03%) Cisco
3 7 (6.03%) Intel Security
4 5 (4.31%) Aruba
5 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.72%) EMC
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle
6 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.86%) BMC
7 1 (0.86%) CA
7 1 (0.86%) Qualys
7 1 (0.86%) Remedy
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