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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 565 600
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35  
Contract jobs citing ISMS 67 79 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 17
Median daily rate £413 £474 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.77% +9.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £665 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £433
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 £13.70
% change year-on-year - +76.82%  

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +40 65 £413 -12.88% 31
South East +37 27 £475 +0.31% 14
London +23 22 £375 -16.20% 3
Surrey +13 11 £475 +18.75% 4
East of England -9 6 £425 -2.85% 4
Oxfordshire -3 5 £475 -
Hampshire - 5 £450 - 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £401 -
Staines - 4 - - 2
West Midlands +22 3 £300 -55.55% 3
North West +15 3 £313 -26.47%
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 - 2
Liverpool - 3 £313 -
Winchester - 3 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £313 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £225 - 5
Hertfordshire -3 2 £363 -14.70% 1
City of London -5 2 £340 -9.33%
Milton Keynes -17 2 £475 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire -24 2 £475 -
Middlesex - 2 £475 -
Hatfield - 2 £363 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £300 - 1
Berkshire +22 1 £515 - 4
West Sussex +14 1 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 1 £365 -25.12%
Cardiff -1 1 £401 -5.64%
South West -2 1 £365 -27.00% 2
Wales -3 1 £401 -5.64%
South Wales -5 1 £401 -5.64%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 110 (87.30%) Information Security
2 96 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (58.73%) Security Management
4 72 (57.14%) Information Security Management
5 61 (48.41%) Management Information System
6 55 (43.65%) CISSP
7 44 (34.92%) CISM
8 41 (32.54%) Risk Management
9 37 (29.37%) Cybersecurity
10 33 (26.19%) Risk Assessment
11 31 (24.60%) Legal
12 30 (23.81%) PCI DSS
13 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
14 23 (18.25%) ITIL
15 22 (17.46%) CISA
15 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
15 22 (17.46%) Information Assurance
16 21 (16.67%) Data Protection
16 21 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
18 17 (13.49%) CheckPoint
19 16 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
20 15 (11.90%) CESG
20 15 (11.90%) Finance
21 14 (11.11%) Security Architecture
22 13 (10.32%) Degree
22 13 (10.32%) Firewall
23 12 (9.52%) Wireless
23 12 (9.52%) Active Directory
23 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Office

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 (2.38%) Apache
1 3 (2.38%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.59%) IIS
2 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.94%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) Firewall
2 12 (9.52%) Wireless
3 8 (6.35%) IPsec
3 8 (6.35%) NetScaler
4 7 (5.56%) Internet
4 7 (5.56%) LAN
4 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.56%) VPN
4 7 (5.56%) WAN
5 6 (4.76%) DNS
5 6 (4.76%) SSL
6 3 (2.38%) SMTP
7 2 (1.59%) HTTP
8 1 (0.79%) DMZ
8 1 (0.79%) LDAP
8 1 (0.79%) SSH
8 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SAP HANA
2 3 (2.38%) Big Data
2 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (24.60%) Legal
2 15 (11.90%) Finance
3 8 (6.35%) Retail
4 7 (5.56%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Local Government
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (22.22%) Consultant
2 25 (19.84%) Analyst
3 23 (18.25%) Security Consultant
4 18 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 17 (13.49%) Information Security Consultant
6 14 (11.11%) Security Manager
7 13 (10.32%) Information Analyst
7 13 (10.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Security Officer
9 9 (7.14%) Information Officer
9 9 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
9 9 (7.14%) Security Advisor
9 9 (7.14%) Security Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 8 (6.35%) Information Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Information Security Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.76%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 61 (48.41%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.90%) CESG
3 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.97%) Smart Energy
5 3 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (87.30%) Information Security
2 74 (58.73%) Security Management
3 72 (57.14%) Information Security Management
4 41 (32.54%) Risk Management
5 37 (29.37%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (26.19%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (18.25%) ITIL
8 22 (17.46%) Information Assurance
9 21 (16.67%) Data Protection
10 16 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (11.11%) Security Architecture
12 11 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (8.73%) Project Management
12 11 (8.73%) Service Delivery
12 11 (8.73%) Service Management
13 10 (7.94%) SIEM
13 10 (7.94%) Statistical Analysis
14 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.14%) Incident Management
14 9 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) C
3 1 (0.79%) Perl
3 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (43.65%) CISSP
2 44 (34.92%) CISM
3 22 (17.46%) CISA
3 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.32%) Degree
6 12 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (8.73%) CRISC
8 9 (7.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (6.35%) CCSP
9 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.56%) CCDP
10 7 (5.56%) CCNP
11 6 (4.76%) SANS
12 5 (3.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 4 (3.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (3.17%) CEH
14 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 21 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (9.52%) RMADS
5 11 (8.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (6.35%) SLA
7 7 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (4.76%) GDPR
8 6 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (3.97%) COBIT
9 5 (3.97%) ISO 22301
9 5 (3.97%) JSP 440
10 4 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (3.17%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (3.17%) PMO
10 4 (3.17%) QA
11 3 (2.38%) SSAE 16
12 2 (1.59%) FedRAMP
12 2 (1.59%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.79%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.49%) CheckPoint
3 10 (7.94%) CA
3 10 (7.94%) Citrix
4 9 (7.14%) Cisco
4 9 (7.14%) McAfee
5 8 (6.35%) IBM
5 8 (6.35%) SAP
6 6 (4.76%) Aruba
6 6 (4.76%) Juniper
7 4 (3.17%) IFS
8 3 (2.38%) HP
8 3 (2.38%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle
10 1 (0.79%) VMware
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