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 3 months to 29 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 System (ISMS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 604 567
Rank change year-on-year +52 -37  
Contract jobs citing ISMS 53 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.099% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 30
Median daily rate £475 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £376
% change year-on-year +3.33% +19.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

ISMS 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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
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 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

ISMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 30 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 3 months to 29 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 +53 48 £525 +16.66% 15
South East +12 19 £550 +22.22% 3
London +39 14 £588 +32.02% 5
Milton Keynes 0 8 £550 +4.76%
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £550 +12.82%
Berkshire +30 4 £533 +39.67% 1
Hampshire +8 4 £488 +14.70% 1
East Midlands -4 4 - - 1
South West -4 4 £363 -50.00% 2
Wales - 4 £356 - 2
Cardiff - 4 £356 - 2
South Wales - 4 £356 - 2
Bristol +3 3 - - 1
Winchester +2 3 £475 +5.55%
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £363 - 2
Reading +14 2 £600 +29.72%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £415 - 1
Leicester - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 - -
Gateshead - 2 £415 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £363 -
North East - 2 £415 - 1
North West +30 1 £450 -18.18% 1
City of London -3 1 £575 +4.54% 1
Hertfordshire -7 1 £350 -7.89%
East of England -10 1 £350 -7.89%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 91 (81.25%) Information Security
2 80 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (60.71%) Security Management
4 60 (53.57%) Information Security Management
5 57 (50.89%) CISSP
6 55 (49.11%) Management Information System
7 44 (39.29%) Risk Management
8 34 (30.36%) Cybersecurity
9 30 (26.79%) Security Cleared
10 28 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 28 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
11 27 (24.11%) SC Cleared
12 25 (22.32%) CISM
13 24 (21.43%) Data Protection
14 23 (20.54%) ITIL
14 23 (20.54%) CESG
15 22 (19.64%) CISA
16 20 (17.86%) Incident Management
17 19 (16.96%) Information Assurance
17 19 (16.96%) CESG Certified Professional
18 17 (15.18%) RMADS
18 17 (15.18%) Business Continuity
19 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
20 14 (12.50%) Cryptography
20 14 (12.50%) IPsec
21 12 (10.71%) Legal
21 12 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
21 12 (10.71%) DV Cleared
22 11 (9.82%) Kalman Filter
22 11 (9.82%) Finance

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 5 (4.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.57%) MS Office
2 3 (2.68%) MS Project
2 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.79%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) IPsec
2 10 (8.93%) Wireless
3 8 (7.14%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) SMTP
5 3 (2.68%) FTP
5 3 (2.68%) PABX
5 3 (2.68%) SSH
6 2 (1.79%) NAS
6 2 (1.79%) SAN
7 1 (0.89%) Firewall
7 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.89%) Network Security
7 1 (0.89%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Redmine
General
1 12 (10.71%) Legal
2 11 (9.82%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Electronics
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Security Manager
2 23 (20.54%) Analyst
2 23 (20.54%) Information Manager
3 22 (19.64%) Information Security Manager
4 19 (16.96%) Security Analyst
5 15 (13.39%) Information Analyst
5 15 (13.39%) Information Security Analyst
6 14 (12.50%) Security Advisor
7 13 (11.61%) Consultant
8 11 (9.82%) Security Assurance Manager
9 10 (8.93%) Security Consultant
10 9 (8.04%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (8.04%) Project Manager
11 8 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (4.46%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 5 (4.46%) Information Security Project Manager
13 4 (3.57%) IT Manager
13 4 (3.57%) Security Officer
14 3 (2.68%) Risk Manager
14 3 (2.68%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 55 (49.11%) Management Information System
2 23 (20.54%) CESG
3 8 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.46%) BYOD
6 5 (4.46%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.68%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (2.68%) NHS
8 2 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.79%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Windows Vista
3 4 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (81.25%) Information Security
2 68 (60.71%) Security Management
3 60 (53.57%) Information Security Management
4 44 (39.29%) Risk Management
5 34 (30.36%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (21.43%) Data Protection
8 23 (20.54%) ITIL
9 20 (17.86%) Incident Management
10 19 (16.96%) Information Assurance
11 17 (15.18%) Business Continuity
12 14 (12.50%) Cryptography
13 12 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (9.82%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (8.93%) Test Strategy
16 9 (8.04%) Security Architecture
17 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
17 8 (7.14%) Project Management
18 7 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.68%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (50.89%) CISSP
2 30 (26.79%) Security Cleared
3 27 (24.11%) SC Cleared
4 25 (22.32%) CISM
5 22 (19.64%) CISA
6 19 (16.96%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (10.71%) DV Cleared
8 7 (6.25%) CRISC
8 7 (6.25%) Degree
9 6 (5.36%) CEH
10 5 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.79%) CCDP
12 2 (1.79%) CCNP
12 2 (1.79%) CCSP
12 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.79%) CISMP
12 2 (1.79%) CLAS
12 2 (1.79%) IISP
12 2 (1.79%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 17 (15.18%) RMADS
4 7 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (4.46%) COBIT
5 5 (4.46%) GDPR
6 4 (3.57%) ISO27005
6 4 (3.57%) PMO
6 4 (3.57%) QA
7 3 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (2.68%) ISO27002
7 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (1.79%) FedRAMP
8 2 (1.79%) GPG13
8 2 (1.79%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.79%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.46%) BitLocker
3 3 (2.68%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Citrix
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) CA
3 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco
4 2 (1.79%) EMC
4 2 (1.79%) IFS
4 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.79%) SAP
4 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.89%) IBM
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