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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISO/IEC 27001
UK
Rank 324 272 307
Rank change year-on-year -52 +35  
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 307 455 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 7.66% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 307 237
Median daily rate £450 £475 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.34%  
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 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 1
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 5218 5940 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.16% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3429 3773 3849
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 £263 £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 160 200 176
Median hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +40.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £50.50
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 26 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 26 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 26 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 -34 296 £465 -2.10% 145
London -4 114 £475 -9.52% 56
South East -11 70 £475 +9.51% 35
Hampshire +7 34 £475 +11.76% 8
Yorkshire +18 26 £475 +15.85% 5
South West +1 25 £400 -11.11% 10
East of England -12 21 £450 +5.88% 6
Berkshire +31 18 £458 +3.09% 9
North West -17 14 £373 -32.27% 11
West Midlands +18 13 £398 -6.47% 14
Sheffield +8 12 £600 +46.34%
South Yorkshire +5 12 £600 +46.34%
Bedfordshire +8 11 £450 -28.00% 1
City of London +1 11 £500 - 13
West Yorkshire +10 10 £350 -14.63% 5
Wiltshire +5 9 £365 -23.15% 1
Surrey -4 9 £500 +5.26% 7
Fareham - 8 £475 - 1
Bristol +8 7 £375 -2.59% 6
East Midlands -2 7 £488 -11.36% 4
Liverpool +8 6 £575 - 1
Merseyside +6 6 £575 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 6 £350 -17.64% 5
Southampton - 6 £450 - 2
South Wales +15 5 £356 -28.39% 2
Wales +8 5 £356 -28.21% 5
Scotland +7 5 £438 -7.89% 3
Leeds +2 5 £300 -26.82% 3
Swindon -2 5 £400 -15.78% 1
Gloucestershire -5 5 £475 +5.55% 2

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 357 (59.30%) Information Security
2 228 (37.87%) CISSP
3 179 (29.73%) PCI DSS
4 158 (26.25%) ITIL
5 132 (21.93%) Firewall
5 132 (21.93%) CISM
6 129 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 122 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
8 110 (18.27%) Risk Management
9 96 (15.95%) Security Management
9 96 (15.95%) SC Cleared
10 92 (15.28%) Cisco
11 90 (14.95%) Management Information System
12 85 (14.12%) CISA
13 80 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (13.12%) ISMS
14 79 (13.12%) Information Security Management
14 79 (13.12%) Finance
15 77 (12.79%) Data Protection
15 77 (12.79%) SIEM
16 70 (11.63%) Security Architecture
17 65 (10.80%) Microsoft
18 64 (10.63%) Information Assurance
19 59 (9.80%) Windows
19 59 (9.80%) Project Management
20 58 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
21 57 (9.47%) Degree
22 54 (8.97%) Data Centre
22 54 (8.97%) Security Operations
23 52 (8.64%) 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 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.16%) CMS
3 7 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.00%) ColdFusion
4 6 (1.00%) Railo
5 4 (0.66%) Apache
5 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.66%) 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 33 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.32%) MS Office
3 14 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.16%) MS Project
4 7 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.66%) 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 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.49%) SaaS
4 21 (3.49%) IaaS
5 15 (2.49%) Office 365
6 13 (2.16%) Mimecast
7 11 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.66%) PaaS
9 4 (0.66%) 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
1 132 (21.93%) Firewall
2 45 (7.48%) Network Security
3 37 (6.15%) WAN
4 33 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 31 (5.15%) LAN
6 28 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (3.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (3.49%) Wireless
9 19 (3.16%) DNS
10 18 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 17 (2.82%) Internet
11 17 (2.82%) VPN
12 15 (2.49%) NetScaler
12 15 (2.49%) SAN
13 12 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (1.83%) WebEx
15 9 (1.50%) IPsec
15 9 (1.50%) WLAN
16 8 (1.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.16%) NonStop SQL
3 5 (0.83%) Star Schema
4 4 (0.66%) 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 (1.16%) 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 (13.12%) Finance
2 34 (5.65%) Legal
3 32 (5.32%) Retail
4 18 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.33%) Banking
5 8 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.00%) Marketing
7 4 (0.66%) 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 (20.43%) Analyst
2 112 (18.60%) Consultant
3 93 (15.45%) Architect
4 90 (14.95%) Security Manager
5 86 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 79 (13.12%) Security Consultant
7 67 (11.13%) Security Architect
8 42 (6.98%) Information Manager
9 41 (6.81%) Information Security Manager
10 36 (5.98%) Information Analyst
10 36 (5.98%) Information Security Analyst
11 35 (5.81%) Security Engineer
12 33 (5.48%) Information Security Consultant
13 27 (4.49%) Security Specialist
14 26 (4.32%) IT Analyst
15 24 (3.99%) Information Assurance Consultant
16 22 (3.65%) Network Engineer
17 20 (3.32%) Project Manager
18 19 (3.16%) IT Consultant
18 19 (3.16%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.15%) Web Services
2 10 (1.66%) SAML
3 7 (1.16%) CSS
3 7 (1.16%) HTML
3 7 (1.16%) jQuery
4 6 (1.00%) HTML5
4 6 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (0.83%) .NET
6 4 (0.66%) COM
6 4 (0.66%) 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 (14.95%) Management Information System
2 54 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 52 (8.64%) CESG
4 29 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (4.32%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (4.15%) CESG CLAS
7 25 (4.15%) PKI
8 19 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
9 18 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (2.16%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.33%) BYOD
12 8 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.83%) Clustering
15 5 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.80%) Windows
2 28 (4.65%) Linux
3 22 (3.65%) Unix
4 17 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.50%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (59.30%) Information Security
2 158 (26.25%) ITIL
3 122 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
4 110 (18.27%) Risk Management
5 96 (15.95%) Security Management
6 80 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (13.12%) Information Security Management
7 79 (13.12%) ISMS
8 77 (12.79%) Data Protection
8 77 (12.79%) SIEM
9 70 (11.63%) Security Architecture
10 64 (10.63%) Information Assurance
11 59 (9.80%) Project Management
12 58 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
13 54 (8.97%) Security Operations
14 49 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
15 43 (7.14%) Service Management
16 42 (6.98%) Business Continuity
16 42 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (6.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.82%) SQL
2 8 (1.33%) Java
2 8 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.16%) C
4 6 (1.00%) Python
5 5 (0.83%) Perl
5 5 (0.83%) Ruby
6 4 (0.66%) 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
1 228 (37.87%) CISSP
2 132 (21.93%) CISM
3 129 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 96 (15.95%) SC Cleared
5 85 (14.12%) CISA
6 57 (9.47%) Degree
7 47 (7.81%) CLAS
8 32 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (5.32%) CRISC
8 32 (5.32%) SANS
9 26 (4.32%) CISMP
10 24 (3.99%) CEH
11 19 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.16%) GIAC
11 19 (3.16%) ISEB
12 18 (2.99%) CCSP
13 17 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
14 14 (2.33%) SSCP
15 13 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (29.73%) PCI DSS
2 50 (8.31%) COBIT
3 34 (5.65%) GDPR
4 30 (4.98%) ISO27002
5 25 (4.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 25 (4.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (2.82%) SLA
7 16 (2.66%) ISO 9001
8 15 (2.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (1.99%) ISO22301
10 9 (1.50%) ISO27005
11 7 (1.16%) RMADS
12 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (1.00%) GPG13
12 6 (1.00%) QA
13 5 (0.83%) PMO
14 3 (0.50%) BS25999
14 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.50%) ISO19770
14 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.50%) BitLocker
3 9 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.33%) vSphere
5 6 (1.00%) vCloud
6 3 (0.50%) Snort
7 2 (0.33%) Docker
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (2.33%) Nessus
3 10 (1.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (1.66%) SCOM
4 8 (1.33%) SCCM
5 7 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.16%) 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 92 (15.28%) Cisco
2 65 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 49 (8.14%) CheckPoint
4 48 (7.97%) VMware
5 37 (6.15%) Splunk
6 34 (5.65%) Palo Alto
7 31 (5.15%) Juniper
8 28 (4.65%) F5
9 26 (4.32%) Intel Security
10 19 (3.16%) FireEye
11 18 (2.99%) Oracle
12 16 (2.66%) Tufin
13 15 (2.49%) Citrix
14 14 (2.33%) Blue Coat
15 13 (2.16%) HP
15 13 (2.16%) Qualys
15 13 (2.16%) Symantec
15 13 (2.16%) TippingPoint
16 12 (1.99%) SAP
17 10 (1.66%) Sourcefire
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