Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 328 351
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 -67
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 740 744 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.75% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.84% 6.27% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 493 403
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +0.74%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.34 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.75% +67.68% -37.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £50.67 £33.00
% change year-on-year -38.33% +53.55% -37.22%

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 9,440 11,874 10,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.41% 11.93% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,764 7,582 6,913
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.56%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £240
90th Percentile £640 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 373 362
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +14.63% -15.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.29 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.70 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.51% +17.50% -25.93%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019.

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

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 16 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 18 June 2019. 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 +25 661 £525 +5.00% 84
UK excluding London +37 447 £475 - 52
London +2 270 £575 +11.27% 41
South East +41 175 £500 - 4
North of England 0 69 £500 +5.26% 14
South West -18 60 £463 +8.82% 6
Midlands -1 57 £463 -2.63% 17
West Midlands +12 52 £463 +2.78% 11
Scotland +45 45 £450 +12.43% 4
North West +7 32 £513 +2.50% 9
East of England +7 24 £438 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire -8 24 £530 +11.58% 5
Wales +9 18 £375 +9.09% 3
North East +18 13 £425 -37.04%
East Midlands -8 5 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 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/IEC 27001.

1 375 (50.68%) Information Security
2 226 (30.54%) Cybersecurity
3 224 (30.27%) CISSP
4 193 (26.08%) PCI DSS
5 186 (25.14%) NIST
6 157 (21.22%) CISM
7 149 (20.14%) Finance
7 149 (20.14%) Amazon AWS
8 143 (19.32%) GDPR
9 141 (19.05%) Risk Management
10 139 (18.78%) Management Information System
11 123 (16.62%) SIEM
12 122 (16.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 121 (16.35%) Security Cleared
14 117 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 116 (15.68%) ITIL
16 113 (15.27%) Linux
16 113 (15.27%) Microsoft
17 108 (14.59%) Firewall
18 106 (14.32%) Windows
19 104 (14.05%) Security Architecture
20 97 (13.11%) Security Operations
21 91 (12.30%) DevOps
22 87 (11.76%) CISA
22 87 (11.76%) Security Management
23 85 (11.49%) SC Cleared
24 83 (11.22%) Identity Access Management
25 82 (11.08%) Data Protection
26 79 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
27 76 (10.27%) Penetration Testing

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 24 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.03%) IIS
3 9 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.95%) Apache
4 7 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.54%) WordPress
6 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 149 (20.14%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (7.43%) Office 365
4 53 (7.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (3.24%) SaaS
6 12 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.35%) PaaS
8 9 (1.22%) IaaS
9 6 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.81%) Serverless
10 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.41%) Akamai
12 3 (0.41%) GitHub
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.27%) G Suite
13 2 (0.27%) Slack
14 1 (0.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 108 (14.59%) Firewall
2 43 (5.81%) Network Security
3 35 (4.73%) DNS
4 34 (4.59%) WAN
5 30 (4.05%) VPN
6 26 (3.51%) LAN
7 24 (3.24%) Internet
8 22 (2.97%) TCP/IP
9 19 (2.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (2.30%) DHCP
11 14 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.49%) SAN
13 11 (1.49%) VoIP
14 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.95%) BGP
15 7 (0.95%) SMTP
15 7 (0.95%) VLAN
15 7 (0.95%) Wireless
16 6 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.22%) MySQL
3 8 (1.08%) Big Data
4 7 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.41%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.27%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.27%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.27%) QlikView
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (4.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 33 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.70%) JIRA
5 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.54%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.54%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.41%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.14%) Hudson
9 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.14%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 149 (20.14%) Finance
2 67 (9.05%) Legal
3 44 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.86%) Retail
5 28 (3.78%) Banking
6 15 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.76%) Law
8 6 (0.81%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (18.51%) Architect
2 131 (17.70%) Consultant
3 113 (15.27%) Security Consultant
4 104 (14.05%) Security Architect
5 98 (13.24%) Analyst
6 66 (8.92%) Security Analyst
7 65 (8.78%) Security Engineer
8 58 (7.84%) Security Manager
9 46 (6.22%) Information Security Consultant
10 36 (4.86%) Information Manager
11 32 (4.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 32 (4.32%) Information Security Manager
11 32 (4.32%) Project Manager
12 28 (3.78%) Security Specialist
13 27 (3.65%) Security Officer
14 26 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
15 21 (2.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 19 (2.57%) Information Security Officer
17 18 (2.43%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.76%) Web Services
2 12 (1.62%) SAML
3 11 (1.49%) OpenID
4 9 (1.22%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.22%) LDAP
5 8 (1.08%) Kafka
5 8 (1.08%) OAuth
6 6 (0.81%) JSON
6 6 (0.81%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.54%) EDIFACT
7 4 (0.54%) REST
7 4 (0.54%) SOAP
8 3 (0.41%) .NET
8 3 (0.41%) CakePHP
8 3 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.41%) J2EE
8 3 (0.41%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.27%) JFC
9 2 (0.27%) LAMP
9 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 139 (18.78%) Management Information System
2 42 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.65%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (3.11%) CESG
6 21 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (2.30%) PKI
8 15 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.95%) Cyberattack
12 7 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.95%) NHS
13 6 (0.81%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.81%) PMI
13 6 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 113 (15.27%) Linux
2 106 (14.32%) Windows
3 44 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.24%) Unix
6 22 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.03%) Solaris
8 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.54%) CentOS
13 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.27%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (50.68%) Information Security
2 226 (30.54%) Cybersecurity
3 141 (19.05%) Risk Management
4 123 (16.62%) SIEM
5 116 (15.68%) ITIL
6 104 (14.05%) Security Architecture
7 97 (13.11%) Security Operations
8 91 (12.30%) DevOps
9 87 (11.76%) Security Management
10 83 (11.22%) Identity Access Management
11 82 (11.08%) Data Protection
12 79 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 76 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
14 67 (9.05%) OWASP
14 67 (9.05%) Project Management
15 64 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (8.65%) Information Assurance
16 59 (7.97%) TOGAF
17 53 (7.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 52 (7.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.92%) Java
1 29 (3.92%) SQL
2 23 (3.11%) Python
3 20 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 17 (2.30%) C
5 15 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.76%) C#
7 8 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.81%) C++
9 4 (0.54%) PHP
9 4 (0.54%) Ruby
10 3 (0.41%) Perl
10 3 (0.41%) R
10 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.41%) VBScript
11 2 (0.27%) Scala
12 1 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 224 (30.27%) CISSP
2 157 (21.22%) CISM
3 121 (16.35%) Security Cleared
4 87 (11.76%) CISA
5 85 (11.49%) SC Cleared
6 57 (7.70%) Degree
7 46 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (5.95%) SANS
9 38 (5.14%) GIAC
10 34 (4.59%) AWS Certification
11 33 (4.46%) RHCE
12 30 (4.05%) DV Cleared
13 28 (3.78%) CESG Certified Professional
14 25 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (3.24%) CRISC
16 22 (2.97%) CEH
17 21 (2.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 19 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
19 18 (2.43%) CLAS
19 18 (2.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (26.08%) PCI DSS
2 186 (25.14%) NIST
3 143 (19.32%) GDPR
4 122 (16.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 56 (7.57%) COBIT
6 54 (7.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 40 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (4.46%) ISO 9001
9 32 (4.32%) NCSC
10 22 (2.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 21 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (2.43%) QA
13 17 (2.30%) NIST 800
14 15 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 11 (1.49%) JSP 440
16 10 (1.35%) ISO 22301
16 10 (1.35%) SLA
17 9 (1.22%) ISAE 3402
17 9 (1.22%) ITGC
17 9 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.35%) Docker
4 10 (1.35%) XenApp
5 9 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.08%) vSphere
6 8 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.95%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.41%) Squid
8 3 (0.41%) Varnish
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.27%) Firmware
9 2 (0.27%) HDFS
9 2 (0.27%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.27%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.14%) LXC
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (6.35%) Puppet
2 38 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (5.00%) Ansible
4 31 (4.19%) SELinux
5 17 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.62%) Nessus
8 11 (1.49%) QRadar
9 8 (1.08%) CASB
10 7 (0.95%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.95%) SCCM
10 7 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.68%) Terraform
12 4 (0.54%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.54%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.54%) IBM Guardium
12 4 (0.54%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 3 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 113 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.97%) Splunk
3 51 (6.89%) Cisco
3 51 (6.89%) VMware
4 49 (6.62%) Qualys
5 41 (5.54%) Oracle
6 36 (4.86%) Red Hat
7 33 (4.46%) Google
8 23 (3.11%) SAP
9 19 (2.57%) Citrix
10 17 (2.30%) ForgeRock
10 17 (2.30%) HP
11 16 (2.16%) F5
12 15 (2.03%) Fortinet
12 15 (2.03%) IBM
12 15 (2.03%) McAfee
13 14 (1.89%) Palo Alto
14 13 (1.76%) Imperva
15 12 (1.62%) Juniper
16 9 (1.22%) ArcSight