Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISMS over the 6 months to 19 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 System (ISMS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 751 757
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing ISMS 140 145 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 109 83
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £283 £325 £331
90th Percentile £699 £690 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -4.21% - +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £27.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.16% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £27.61 -
% change year-on-year -60.16% - -

ISMS 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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISMS.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISMS over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISMS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISMS in the UK

ISMS
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 ISMS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +21 131 £460 -3.16% 18
UK excluding London +16 107 £455 -4.21% 13
South East +8 48 £475 - 1
London -24 31 £448 +11.88% 5
East of England +2 20 £485 - 2
Midlands +21 13 £400 -28.09%
North of England +51 11 £450 -35.71% 7
West Midlands +20 9 £400 -28.89%
South West +1 8 £105 -71.62% 3
North West +29 7 £350 -26.32% 1
Scotland +1 7 £375 -
East Midlands +11 4 - -
Yorkshire +10 4 £450 -37.06% 5

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISMS 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 ISMS.

1 134 (95.71%) Information Security
2 113 (80.71%) Security Management
3 111 (79.29%) Information Security Management
4 92 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 87 (62.14%) Management Information System
6 45 (32.14%) CISSP
7 42 (30.00%) ITIL
8 40 (28.57%) Risk Management
9 31 (22.14%) Risk Assessment
10 29 (20.71%) CISM
11 27 (19.29%) PCI DSS
12 26 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (17.86%) Project Management
14 24 (17.14%) Legal
15 23 (16.43%) CISA
16 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
16 21 (15.00%) Data Protection
16 21 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 20 (14.29%) Degree
18 18 (12.86%) CESG
18 18 (12.86%) Finance
18 18 (12.86%) Firewall
18 18 (12.86%) Security Architecture
19 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
19 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
20 16 (11.43%) Business Continuity
20 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
21 15 (10.71%) Information Assurance
21 15 (10.71%) Retail

ISMS
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 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.86%) MS Visio
3 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) SAP GRC
2 3 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.43%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.71%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) SaaS
2 3 (2.14%) IaaS
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.86%) Firewall
2 5 (3.57%) Internet
2 5 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (3.57%) LAN
2 5 (3.57%) Network Security
3 3 (2.14%) Intranet
3 3 (2.14%) SMS
3 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.43%) SMTP
4 2 (1.43%) WAN
4 2 (1.43%) Wireless
5 1 (0.71%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) FTP
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) IPsec
5 1 (0.71%) SSH
5 1 (0.71%) SSL
5 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.71%) VPN
5 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) SAP HANA
2 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.71%) GIS
3 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) git-flow
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (17.14%) Legal
2 18 (12.86%) Finance
3 15 (10.71%) Retail
4 6 (4.29%) Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Law
5 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.29%) Analyst
2 28 (20.00%) Consultant
3 26 (18.57%) Security Consultant
4 21 (15.00%) Security Manager
5 20 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 15 (10.71%) Information Analyst
6 15 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (8.57%) Information Officer
8 12 (8.57%) Information Security Officer
8 12 (8.57%) Security Officer
9 9 (6.43%) IT Manager
10 8 (5.71%) Information Manager
11 7 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (5.00%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.29%) Security Project Manager
12 6 (4.29%) Security Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.29%) Service Manager
12 6 (4.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) Memcached
2 1 (0.71%) Node.js
2 1 (0.71%) VML
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (62.14%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.86%) CESG
3 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.14%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.14%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.71%) BBC
8 1 (0.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) PMI
8 1 (0.71%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.71%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.29%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Unix
3 4 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (95.71%) Information Security
2 113 (80.71%) Security Management
3 111 (79.29%) Information Security Management
4 42 (30.00%) ITIL
5 40 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 31 (22.14%) Risk Assessment
7 26 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (17.86%) Project Management
9 21 (15.00%) Data Protection
10 18 (12.86%) Security Architecture
11 16 (11.43%) Business Continuity
11 16 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
12 15 (10.71%) Information Assurance
12 15 (10.71%) Security Operations
12 15 (10.71%) Service Management
13 14 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (10.00%) Data Analysis
14 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
15 12 (8.57%) ITIL V3
16 11 (7.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.86%) C
3 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.71%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
4 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (32.14%) CISSP
2 29 (20.71%) CISM
3 23 (16.43%) CISA
4 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (14.29%) Degree
6 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (4.29%) CRISC
9 3 (2.14%) CEH
9 3 (2.14%) CLAS
9 3 (2.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.43%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.43%) SANS
10 2 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.71%) CASP
11 1 (0.71%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (19.29%) PCI DSS
3 21 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (7.86%) COBIT
5 11 (7.86%) GDPR
6 10 (7.14%) SLA
7 8 (5.71%) ISO 9001
8 6 (4.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (4.29%) ISO 31000
9 4 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (2.86%) QA
10 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.71%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
1 3 (2.14%) RSA Archer
1 3 (2.14%) WSUS
2 2 (1.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) SAP
3 11 (7.86%) IBM
4 9 (6.43%) CA
5 6 (4.29%) HP
6 4 (2.86%) IFS
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.14%) Cisco
8 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.71%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.71%) Facebook
9 1 (0.71%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.71%) Google
9 1 (0.71%) McAfee
9 1 (0.71%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.71%) Symantec