Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 849 859
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 +43
Contract jobs citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor 40 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.038% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 20
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £344
90th Percentile £588 £715 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £443
% change year-on-year +15.15% -6.78% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20,024 19,460 21,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 18.85% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,907 11,970 13,304
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £610 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 888 855
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.21
90th Percentile £51.13 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% -0.50% +7.48%

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor in the UK

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor in the UK

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor in the UK

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 +3 39 £438 -2.78% 12
UK excluding London -35 26 £475 +15.15% 9
North of England +5 16 £475 - 5
London +24 14 £400 -23.81% 3
South East -9 9 £475 -5.00% 3
Yorkshire -7 8 £475 -
North East - 7 £490 -
North West - 2 - - 5
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISO 27001 Lead Auditor 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 ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

1 40 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (80.00%) CISSP
3 27 (67.50%) CISM
4 25 (62.50%) Information Security
5 20 (50.00%) CISA
5 20 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 19 (47.50%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (45.00%) Risk Management
8 13 (32.50%) GDPR
9 12 (30.00%) Degree
10 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
10 9 (22.50%) Business Continuity
10 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (20.00%) Legal
11 8 (20.00%) PCI QSA
12 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (17.50%) IT Audit
12 7 (17.50%) Finance
13 6 (15.00%) Retail
13 6 (15.00%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (15.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
13 6 (15.00%) CRISC
13 6 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (15.00%) RIA
14 5 (12.50%) SFIA

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
General
1 8 (20.00%) Legal
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
3 6 (15.00%) Retail
4 3 (7.50%) Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Law
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Consultant
3 9 (22.50%) Security Consultant
3 9 (22.50%) Security Specialist
4 7 (17.50%) Security Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 5 (12.50%) Information Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Auditor
7 4 (10.00%) Compliance Specialist
7 4 (10.00%) GDPR Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Governance Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Security Compliance Specialist
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Information Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.00%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (15.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 6 (15.00%) RIA
3 4 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.00%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Information Security
2 19 (47.50%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (45.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (22.50%) Business Continuity
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (17.50%) IT Audit
6 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 5 (12.50%) Security Management
7 5 (12.50%) SFIA
8 4 (10.00%) Analytics
8 4 (10.00%) Data Security
8 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.00%) OWASP
8 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (7.50%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Internal Audit
9 3 (7.50%) Security Operations
10 2 (5.00%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 32 (80.00%) CISSP
2 27 (67.50%) CISM
3 20 (50.00%) CISA
4 12 (30.00%) Degree
5 8 (20.00%) PCI QSA
6 7 (17.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.00%) CRISC
8 5 (12.50%) CCNA
9 4 (10.00%) ISACA
9 4 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (5.00%) CISMP
10 2 (5.00%) Master's Degree
11 1 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (2.50%) CEH
11 1 (2.50%) CGEIT
11 1 (2.50%) GIAC
11 1 (2.50%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 13 (32.50%) GDPR
4 6 (15.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (7.50%) ISO 9001
6 2 (5.00%) QA
6 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.50%) COBIT
7 1 (2.50%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft