Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 732 762
Rank change year-on-year +21 +30 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 167 123 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 85
UK median daily rate £500 £494 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +9.72% -
10th Percentile £325 £356 £350
90th Percentile £604 £732 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +445.45% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 -
% change year-on-year +445.45% - -

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +15 155 £500 -6.98% 59
UK excluding London +49 106 £500 +20.48% 47
London -24 53 £475 -26.92% 16
North of England +43 34 £500 -27.27% 11
North West +31 21 £530 -7.83% 5
South East -4 21 £525 +16.67% 12
South West +16 19 £375 +2.74% 7
East of England -4 14 £525 - 5
Yorkshire +4 13 £450 -35.71% 5
Midlands +14 12 £506 +26.56% 8
West Midlands +3 7 £513 +28.13% 5
Scotland -3 7 £500 -9.09% 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Information Security
2 166 (99.40%) Security Management
3 101 (60.48%) Management Information System
4 90 (53.89%) ISMS
5 77 (46.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 67 (40.12%) CISSP
7 53 (31.74%) ITIL
8 49 (29.34%) PCI DSS
9 47 (28.14%) Risk Management
10 45 (26.95%) Data Protection
10 45 (26.95%) GDPR
11 39 (23.35%) CISM
12 33 (19.76%) Project Management
13 31 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (17.96%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (16.17%) Security Architecture
16 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
17 25 (14.97%) Degree
17 25 (14.97%) CISA
17 25 (14.97%) Firewall
17 25 (14.97%) Security Operations
18 24 (14.37%) Service Management
18 24 (14.37%) Penetration Testing
19 22 (13.17%) Legal
20 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
21 20 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
21 20 (11.98%) CESG
21 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
21 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management

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 (5.99%) IIS
2 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.99%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) SAP GRC
1 4 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.80%) IaaS
2 3 (1.80%) Office 365
2 3 (1.80%) PaaS
2 3 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.97%) Firewall
2 20 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (7.19%) Network Security
4 8 (4.79%) FTP
4 8 (4.79%) Intranet
5 6 (3.59%) DNS
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.99%) DHCP
6 5 (2.99%) Skype
6 5 (2.99%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.40%) LAN
8 3 (1.80%) Internet
8 3 (1.80%) SAN
8 3 (1.80%) SMS
9 2 (1.20%) VLAN
9 2 (1.20%) VoIP
9 2 (1.20%) WAN
10 1 (0.60%) HTTP
10 1 (0.60%) SMTP
10 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (2.40%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (13.17%) Legal
2 16 (9.58%) Retail
3 15 (8.98%) Finance
4 3 (1.80%) Local Government
4 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.20%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (23.35%) Analyst
2 38 (22.75%) Consultant
2 38 (22.75%) Security Consultant
3 29 (17.37%) Security Analyst
4 26 (15.57%) Security Manager
5 18 (10.78%) Information Analyst
6 17 (10.18%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (8.38%) Information Manager
8 13 (7.78%) Information Security Consultant
8 13 (7.78%) Information Security Manager
8 13 (7.78%) Security Officer
9 12 (7.19%) Architect
10 11 (6.59%) Information Officer
10 11 (6.59%) Information Security Officer
10 11 (6.59%) IT Manager
11 9 (5.39%) Head of Security
11 9 (5.39%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.79%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.79%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.39%) JSON
1 9 (5.39%) Node.js
2 4 (2.40%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (1.20%) CSS
3 2 (1.20%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) LDAP
4 1 (0.60%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 101 (60.48%) Management Information System
2 31 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (11.98%) CESG
4 15 (8.98%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.39%) Cyberattack
6 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.59%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.40%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.20%) PKI
10 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.60%) Clustering
11 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.60%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 6 (3.59%) Linux
3 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.60%) AIX
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (100.00%) Information Security
2 166 (99.40%) Security Management
3 90 (53.89%) ISMS
4 53 (31.74%) ITIL
5 47 (28.14%) Risk Management
6 45 (26.95%) Data Protection
7 33 (19.76%) Project Management
8 30 (17.96%) Risk Assessment
9 28 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (16.17%) Security Architecture
11 25 (14.97%) Security Operations
12 24 (14.37%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (14.37%) Service Management
13 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
14 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (11.38%) Business Continuity
16 17 (10.18%) PRINCE2
16 17 (10.18%) SIEM
17 15 (8.98%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.99%) Python
2 9 (5.39%) COBOL
2 9 (5.39%) Java
3 4 (2.40%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) Perl
5 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (40.12%) CISSP
2 39 (23.35%) CISM
3 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.97%) CISA
4 25 (14.97%) Degree
5 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.98%) GIAC
7 9 (5.39%) IISP
7 9 (5.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (4.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (4.19%) GCED
9 7 (4.19%) GCFA
9 7 (4.19%) GCIA
9 7 (4.19%) GCIH
9 7 (4.19%) GREM
9 7 (4.19%) GSEC
10 6 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.59%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (46.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (29.34%) PCI DSS
3 45 (26.95%) GDPR
4 17 (10.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (8.38%) COBIT
6 11 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (4.79%) CESG Infosec
9 7 (4.19%) ISO 9001
10 5 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (2.40%) ISO 22301
11 4 (2.40%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (1.80%) RMADS
12 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (1.20%) Basel II
13 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
13 2 (1.20%) ISO 14001
13 2 (1.20%) SLA
14 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.80%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (1.80%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.20%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (1.20%) Nagios
3 2 (1.20%) Nessus
3 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.60%) QRadar
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (6.59%) Cisco
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.99%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.99%) Mercator
3 5 (2.99%) VMware
4 4 (2.40%) NetIQ
4 4 (2.40%) Oracle
4 4 (2.40%) SAP
5 3 (1.80%) Ariba
5 3 (1.80%) Capita
6 2 (1.20%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.20%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.20%) HP
6 2 (1.20%) Iron Mountain
6 2 (1.20%) Sophos
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) Juniper
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee