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 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISO/IEC 27001
UK
Rank 302 271 304
Rank change year-on-year -31 +33  
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 312 455 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.85% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.97% 7.66% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 307 242
Median daily rate £450 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -61.90% +31.25%  

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

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5230 5941 6415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.16% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3446 3773 3889
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 200 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -24 301 £465 -2.10% 145
London -3 113 £475 -9.52% 59
South East -21 72 £475 +9.51% 31
Hampshire +11 35 £475 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire +20 26 £475 +15.85% 6
South West +3 26 £400 -11.11% 11
East of England -12 23 £450 +5.88% 7
Berkshire +33 18 £458 +3.09% 9
North West -20 14 £373 -32.27% 10
West Midlands +21 13 £398 -6.47% 15
Sheffield +11 12 £600 +46.34%
Bedfordshire +10 12 £450 -28.00% 1
South Yorkshire +7 12 £600 +46.34%
West Yorkshire +13 10 £350 -14.63% 6
Wiltshire +6 10 £365 -23.15% 2
City of London -1 10 £500 - 12
Surrey -9 9 £500 +5.26% 8
Fareham - 8 £475 - 1
Bristol +10 7 £375 -2.59% 7
Hertfordshire -2 7 £350 -17.64% 6
East Midlands -7 7 £488 -11.36% 4
Liverpool +7 6 £575 - 1
Merseyside +6 6 £575 - 1
Swindon +1 6 £400 -15.78% 2
Southampton - 6 £450 - 2
South Wales +14 5 £356 -28.39%
Wales +7 5 £356 -28.21% 1
Scotland +6 5 £438 -7.89% 1
Leeds +6 5 £300 -26.82% 6
Gloucestershire -5 5 £475 +5.55% 1

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 354 (59.10%) Information Security
2 231 (38.56%) CISSP
3 182 (30.38%) PCI DSS
4 158 (26.38%) ITIL
5 130 (21.70%) Firewall
5 130 (21.70%) Security Cleared
6 129 (21.54%) CISM
7 124 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
8 110 (18.36%) Risk Management
9 97 (16.19%) SC Cleared
10 96 (16.03%) Security Management
11 91 (15.19%) Cisco
12 90 (15.03%) Management Information System
13 87 (14.52%) CISA
14 82 (13.69%) ISMS
15 80 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (13.19%) Information Security Management
16 79 (13.19%) Finance
17 78 (13.02%) SIEM
18 76 (12.69%) Data Protection
19 71 (11.85%) Security Architecture
20 65 (10.85%) Information Assurance
21 63 (10.52%) Microsoft
22 58 (9.68%) Project Management
22 58 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
23 57 (9.52%) Degree
23 57 (9.52%) Windows
23 57 (9.52%) Data Centre
24 54 (9.02%) Security Operations
25 52 (8.68%) CESG

ISO/IEC 27001
Top Related 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 11 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.17%) CMS
3 7 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.00%) ColdFusion
4 6 (1.00%) Railo
5 4 (0.67%) Apache
5 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.67%) IIS
6 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.17%) MS Office
3 14 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.34%) SaaS
4 20 (3.34%) IaaS
5 15 (2.50%) Office 365
6 13 (2.17%) Mimecast
7 11 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.67%) PaaS
9 4 (0.67%) Yammer
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.17%) G Suite
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (21.70%) Firewall
2 45 (7.51%) Network Security
3 36 (6.01%) WAN
4 33 (5.51%) TCP/IP
5 30 (5.01%) LAN
6 28 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (3.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (3.34%) Wireless
10 19 (3.17%) DNS
10 19 (3.17%) Internet
11 18 (3.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 17 (2.84%) VPN
13 15 (2.50%) SAN
14 14 (2.34%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (1.84%) WebEx
17 9 (1.50%) IPsec
17 9 (1.50%) WLAN
18 8 (1.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.17%) NonStop SQL
3 5 (0.83%) Star Schema
4 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.50%) MySQL
6 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.00%) Hudson
2 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) MSI
4 1 (0.17%) Redmine
4 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (13.19%) Finance
2 34 (5.68%) Legal
3 32 (5.34%) Retail
4 18 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.34%) Banking
5 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.00%) Marketing
7 4 (0.67%) Electronics
8 3 (0.50%) Back Office
8 3 (0.50%) Law
8 3 (0.50%) Local Government
8 3 (0.50%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (20.53%) Analyst
2 115 (19.20%) Consultant
3 92 (15.36%) Architect
4 86 (14.36%) Security Analyst
5 83 (13.86%) Security Manager
6 82 (13.69%) Security Consultant
7 67 (11.19%) Security Architect
8 37 (6.18%) Information Analyst
8 37 (6.18%) Information Security Analyst
9 36 (6.01%) Security Engineer
10 35 (5.84%) Information Manager
10 35 (5.84%) Information Security Consultant
11 34 (5.68%) Information Security Manager
12 27 (4.51%) Security Specialist
13 26 (4.34%) IT Analyst
14 24 (4.01%) Information Assurance Consultant
15 22 (3.67%) Network Engineer
16 20 (3.34%) Project Manager
17 19 (3.17%) IT Consultant
17 19 (3.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.17%) Web Services
2 10 (1.67%) SAML
3 7 (1.17%) CSS
3 7 (1.17%) HTML
3 7 (1.17%) jQuery
4 6 (1.00%) HTML5
4 6 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (0.83%) .NET
6 4 (0.67%) COM
6 4 (0.67%) OpenID
7 3 (0.50%) OAuth
7 3 (0.50%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.17%) Java EE
9 1 (0.17%) JNDI
9 1 (0.17%) JSON
9 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 90 (15.03%) Management Information System
2 57 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 52 (8.68%) CESG
4 28 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 26 (4.34%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
6 25 (4.17%) PKI
7 19 (3.17%) Cyber Defence
8 18 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.17%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.84%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.34%) BYOD
11 8 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
13 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.83%) Clustering
14 5 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.52%) Windows
2 27 (4.51%) Linux
3 21 (3.51%) Unix
4 16 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.50%) AIX
10 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (59.10%) Information Security
2 158 (26.38%) ITIL
3 124 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
4 110 (18.36%) Risk Management
5 96 (16.03%) Security Management
6 82 (13.69%) ISMS
7 80 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (13.19%) Information Security Management
9 78 (13.02%) SIEM
10 76 (12.69%) Data Protection
11 71 (11.85%) Security Architecture
12 65 (10.85%) Information Assurance
13 58 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
13 58 (9.68%) Project Management
14 54 (9.02%) Security Operations
15 44 (7.35%) Risk Assessment
16 43 (7.18%) Service Management
17 42 (7.01%) Business Continuity
18 41 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
19 39 (6.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.84%) SQL
2 8 (1.34%) Java
2 8 (1.34%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.17%) C
4 6 (1.00%) Python
5 5 (0.83%) Perl
5 5 (0.83%) Ruby
6 4 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.33%) C#
7 2 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) Scala
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 231 (38.56%) CISSP
2 130 (21.70%) Security Cleared
3 129 (21.54%) CISM
4 97 (16.19%) SC Cleared
5 87 (14.52%) CISA
6 57 (9.52%) Degree
7 47 (7.85%) CLAS
8 33 (5.51%) SANS
9 32 (5.34%) CRISC
10 31 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (4.34%) CISMP
12 24 (4.01%) CEH
13 20 (3.34%) GIAC
14 19 (3.17%) DV Cleared
14 19 (3.17%) ISEB
15 18 (3.01%) CCSP
16 16 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (2.34%) SSCP
18 13 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (30.38%) PCI DSS
2 49 (8.18%) COBIT
3 33 (5.51%) GDPR
4 30 (5.01%) ISO27002
5 26 (4.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 25 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.84%) SLA
8 16 (2.67%) ISO 9001
9 15 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (2.00%) ISO22301
11 9 (1.50%) ISO27005
12 7 (1.17%) RMADS
13 6 (1.00%) GPG13
13 6 (1.00%) QA
14 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.83%) PMO
15 3 (0.50%) BS25999
15 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.50%) ISO19770
15 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.50%) BitLocker
4 8 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.34%) vSphere
5 6 (1.00%) vCloud
6 3 (0.50%) Snort
7 2 (0.33%) Docker
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (2.34%) Nessus
3 10 (1.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (1.67%) SCOM
4 8 (1.34%) SCCM
5 7 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.83%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.33%) Puppet
9 2 (0.33%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (15.19%) Cisco
2 63 (10.52%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.01%) CheckPoint
4 47 (7.85%) VMware
5 38 (6.34%) Splunk
6 34 (5.68%) Palo Alto
7 31 (5.18%) Juniper
8 28 (4.67%) F5
9 26 (4.34%) Intel Security
10 19 (3.17%) FireEye
11 18 (3.01%) Oracle
12 16 (2.67%) Tufin
13 14 (2.34%) Blue Coat
13 14 (2.34%) Citrix
14 13 (2.17%) HP
14 13 (2.17%) Qualys
14 13 (2.17%) Symantec
14 13 (2.17%) TippingPoint
15 11 (1.84%) SAP
16 10 (1.67%) Sourcefire
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £53000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago