Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 301 311
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +72
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 825 898 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.84% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.70% 7.37% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 571 558
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £642 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.28% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £46.50 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.63% -9.13% +13.71%
10th Percentile £14.85 £26.92 £23.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £73.78 £60.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £46.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -29.03% +95.79% -47.22%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12318 12191 13522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.47% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8080 7884 8643
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 450 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.77% +5.19% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +9.11%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 +12 788 £475 +5.56% 103
UK excluding London +9 501 £474 +5.28% 62
London +27 317 £481 +1.32% 43
South East +40 206 £475 +5.56% 21
East of England +23 92 £425 +6.25% 6
North of England -12 84 £475 +18.75% 15
South West -17 58 £500 +11.11% 6
North West -17 46 £475 +11.76% 6
Scotland +23 30 £375 -14.77% 1
Midlands +9 30 £438 -2.78% 12
Yorkshire -10 25 £450 -5.26% 7
West Midlands 0 21 £450 - 11
North East +55 13 £500 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +1 8 £373 -15.44% 1
Wales -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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 ISO/IEC 27001.

1 474 (57.45%) Information Security
2 298 (36.12%) CISSP
3 253 (30.67%) PCI DSS
4 229 (27.76%) CISM
5 204 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
6 170 (20.61%) GDPR
7 161 (19.52%) Finance
8 152 (18.42%) ITIL
9 148 (17.94%) Risk Management
10 146 (17.70%) Data Protection
11 139 (16.85%) Firewall
12 134 (16.24%) Management Information System
13 127 (15.39%) Windows
14 115 (13.94%) SIEM
15 102 (12.36%) Security Management
16 100 (12.12%) COBIT
17 99 (12.00%) Degree
18 95 (11.52%) ISMS
19 93 (11.27%) CISA
19 93 (11.27%) Microsoft
20 92 (11.15%) Security Cleared
21 91 (11.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
22 89 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
23 84 (10.18%) Information Security Management
24 82 (9.94%) Project Management
25 78 (9.45%) Penetration Testing
26 77 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
27 75 (9.09%) Linux
28 73 (8.85%) Security Architecture
29 72 (8.73%) Cisco

ISO/IEC 27001
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 27 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.09%) IIS
3 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.48%) Apache
4 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.24%) Confluence
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.12%) CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 46 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.73%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.12%) assyst
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.03%) Office 365
4 18 (2.18%) Mimecast
5 14 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.58%) SaaS
7 12 (1.45%) IaaS
8 6 (0.73%) PaaS
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) npm
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (16.85%) Firewall
2 48 (5.82%) Network Security
3 40 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 29 (3.52%) WAN
5 28 (3.39%) SAN
6 25 (3.03%) LAN
6 25 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 24 (2.91%) Internet
8 21 (2.55%) VPN
9 20 (2.42%) DNS
10 17 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (1.70%) VLAN
12 12 (1.45%) DHCP
12 12 (1.45%) Intranet
13 10 (1.21%) SSL
13 10 (1.21%) Wireless
14 8 (0.97%) Broadband
14 8 (0.97%) NAS
14 8 (0.97%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.97%) SAP HANA
3 7 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (0.85%) Star Schema
4 5 (0.61%) Big Data
5 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.24%) GIS
6 2 (0.24%) QlikView
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) EDMS
7 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.85%) JIRA
1 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.73%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) Bower
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) git-flow
5 1 (0.12%) Gradle
5 1 (0.12%) Grunt
5 1 (0.12%) gulp
5 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.12%) Mocha
5 1 (0.12%) Moq
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 161 (19.52%) Finance
2 62 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 47 (5.70%) Legal
4 39 (4.73%) Retail
5 36 (4.36%) Banking
6 33 (4.00%) Law
7 20 (2.42%) Marketing
8 16 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.33%) Electronics
10 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.73%) Billing
12 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Back Office
13 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
14 3 (0.36%) Automotive
14 3 (0.36%) Local Government
14 3 (0.36%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (20.61%) Analyst
1 170 (20.61%) Consultant
2 142 (17.21%) Security Consultant
3 128 (15.52%) Security Analyst
4 109 (13.21%) Architect
5 84 (10.18%) Security Manager
6 71 (8.61%) Information Analyst
6 71 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
7 70 (8.48%) Security Architect
8 54 (6.55%) Project Manager
9 49 (5.94%) Security Specialist
10 45 (5.45%) Information Security Consultant
11 35 (4.24%) Information Security Manager
12 33 (4.00%) Information Manager
12 33 (4.00%) Security Project Manager
13 32 (3.88%) IT Manager
14 27 (3.27%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.79%) IT Analyst
16 22 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
16 22 (2.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.70%) Web Services
2 10 (1.21%) .NET
3 9 (1.09%) .NET Framework
3 9 (1.09%) CSS
3 9 (1.09%) HTML
4 5 (0.61%) jQuery
5 4 (0.48%) Ajax
5 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.48%) SAML
6 2 (0.24%) Node.js
7 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.12%) Chai
7 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.12%) React
7 1 (0.12%) React Native
7 1 (0.12%) Redux
7 1 (0.12%) REST
7 1 (0.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (16.24%) Management Information System
2 64 (7.76%) CESG
3 55 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 49 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
6 30 (3.64%) PKI
7 26 (3.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.67%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.58%) CESG CLAS
12 11 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.09%) NHS
14 8 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.85%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.73%) Cyber Attack
16 6 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (15.39%) Windows
2 75 (9.09%) Linux
3 41 (4.97%) Unix
4 35 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.18%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.85%) CentOS
9 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.48%) Solaris
11 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (57.45%) Information Security
2 204 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
3 152 (18.42%) ITIL
4 148 (17.94%) Risk Management
5 146 (17.70%) Data Protection
6 115 (13.94%) SIEM
7 102 (12.36%) Security Management
8 95 (11.52%) ISMS
9 89 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (10.18%) Information Security Management
11 82 (9.94%) Project Management
12 78 (9.45%) Penetration Testing
13 77 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (8.85%) Security Architecture
15 68 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
16 67 (8.12%) Risk Assessment
17 63 (7.64%) Security Operations
18 56 (6.79%) Identity Access Management
18 56 (6.79%) Information Assurance
19 54 (6.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.55%) SQL
2 12 (1.45%) PowerShell
2 12 (1.45%) Python
3 9 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (0.97%) C#
5 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.48%) Ruby
7 3 (0.36%) C
7 3 (0.36%) Perl
8 2 (0.24%) Java
8 2 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.12%) ES6
9 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 298 (36.12%) CISSP
2 229 (27.76%) CISM
3 99 (12.00%) Degree
4 93 (11.27%) CISA
5 92 (11.15%) Security Cleared
6 58 (7.03%) SC Cleared
7 51 (6.18%) SANS
8 46 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (5.09%) CLAS
9 42 (5.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 39 (4.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 37 (4.48%) SSCP
12 34 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 22 (2.67%) IISP
15 21 (2.55%) CompTIA Security+
15 21 (2.55%) CRISC
15 21 (2.55%) Security+ Certification
16 20 (2.42%) CCSP
17 19 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (30.67%) PCI DSS
2 170 (20.61%) GDPR
3 100 (12.12%) COBIT
4 91 (11.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 44 (5.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 41 (4.97%) ISO 9001
7 32 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (3.15%) SLA
9 25 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (2.55%) NIST 800
11 18 (2.18%) RMADS
12 17 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (1.70%) ISO 22301
14 11 (1.33%) JSP 440
15 10 (1.21%) PSD2
16 9 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
17 7 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
17 7 (0.85%) ISO 14001
17 7 (0.85%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 53 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.70%) vSphere
5 11 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.73%) XenApp
8 5 (0.61%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.61%) Docker
9 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) IAG
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
1 17 (2.06%) Nessus
2 16 (1.94%) SCOM
3 13 (1.58%) SCCM
4 12 (1.45%) Ansible
5 11 (1.33%) Puppet
6 9 (1.09%) WSUS
7 7 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (0.85%) Terraform
8 5 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.36%) OSSEC
10 3 (0.36%) Packer
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 93 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.73%) Cisco
3 40 (4.85%) McAfee
4 35 (4.24%) VMware
5 28 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 27 (3.27%) HP
6 27 (3.27%) SAP
6 27 (3.27%) Splunk
7 26 (3.15%) Qualys
8 24 (2.91%) Citrix
9 21 (2.55%) FireEye
9 21 (2.55%) Oracle
10 19 (2.30%) Juniper
11 16 (1.94%) Symantec
12 15 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.82%) Sophos
13 14 (1.70%) IBM
14 13 (1.58%) Dell
14 13 (1.58%) Forcepoint
14 13 (1.58%) Tufin