Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 270 337
Rank change year-on-year -59 +67 +38
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 561 361 736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.40% 8.41% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 232 488
10th Percentile £350 £319 £318
25th Percentile £413 £414 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £508 £523 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.87% -0.48% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £601 £638
90th Percentile £688 £711 £716
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
10th Percentile £34.97 " £22.88
25th Percentile £41.67 £18.13 £23.44
Median hourly rate £60.18 £18.25 £25.25
Median % change year-on-year +229.73% -27.72% -60.24%
75th Percentile £72.63 £18.38 £27.44
90th Percentile £75.48 " £28.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.35 £18.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +230.68% -27.72% -

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 8,764 4,294 10,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.34% 11.44% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,824 2,713 6,608
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £573 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 189 407
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.60 £10.78
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.27 £14.39
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.61 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.12% +5.16% -
75th Percentile £42.52 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.05 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.36
% change year-on-year -11.63% -3.84% +11.79%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 17 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 26 July 2021. 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 -48 445 £514 +0.78% 302
UK excluding London -42 245 £450 -14.29% 244
London -65 221 £550 +10.00% 82
Work from Home -141 160 £506 +6.58% 65
South East -28 59 £470 -14.55% 61
North of England -30 48 £413 -20.48% 81
Scotland -47 45 £425 -28.57% 17
South West -12 41 £516 +8.68% 28
Midlands -27 32 £400 -15.79% 33
North West -18 26 £374 -50.98% 46
West Midlands -29 26 £410 -13.68% 21
Yorkshire -20 20 £518 +23.58% 30
East of England -7 17 £400 +23.08% 16
East Midlands -11 6 £273 -29.68% 12
Wales -7 3 £575 +4.55% 8
North East -2 2 £563 +5.88% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 300 (53.48%) Information Security
2 217 (38.68%) Cybersecurity
3 189 (33.69%) CISSP
4 155 (27.63%) NIST
5 144 (25.67%) Risk Management
6 126 (22.46%) GDPR
7 123 (21.93%) Finance
8 113 (20.14%) Azure
9 110 (19.61%) Social Skills
10 108 (19.25%) CISM
11 94 (16.76%) ITIL
12 86 (15.33%) Management Information System
12 86 (15.33%) Microsoft
12 86 (15.33%) PCI DSS
13 83 (14.80%) Security Management
14 81 (14.44%) Security Architecture
15 77 (13.73%) Firewall
16 71 (12.66%) Windows
17 67 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
18 66 (11.76%) Information Security Management
19 64 (11.41%) Security Cleared
20 60 (10.70%) ISMS
20 60 (10.70%) AWS
20 60 (10.70%) Degree
20 60 (10.70%) Risk Assessment
21 59 (10.52%) SIEM
22 58 (10.34%) Microsoft 365
23 57 (10.16%) Cyber Essentials
24 56 (9.98%) CRISC
24 56 (9.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 9 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.89%) IIS
3 3 (0.53%) Apache
3 3 (0.53%) Confluence
3 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Cloudability
1 3 (0.53%) Primavera
2 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 113 (20.14%) Azure
2 60 (10.70%) AWS
3 58 (10.34%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (8.20%) SaaS
5 35 (6.24%) GCP
6 32 (5.70%) IaaS
7 23 (4.10%) PaaS
8 11 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.89%) Azure Sentinel
12 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.71%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.71%) Serverless
13 3 (0.53%) GitHub
13 3 (0.53%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.36%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.36%) Datadog
14 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 77 (13.73%) Firewall
2 39 (6.95%) Network Security
3 17 (3.03%) SAN
4 15 (2.67%) DNS
4 15 (2.67%) WAN
5 14 (2.50%) NAS
5 14 (2.50%) VPN
6 13 (2.32%) DHCP
6 13 (2.32%) Internet
6 13 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (1.96%) LAN
8 10 (1.78%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.78%) VoIP
9 8 (1.43%) Intranet
10 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.07%) Wireless
10 6 (1.07%) WLAN
11 5 (0.89%) DMZ
11 5 (0.89%) MPLS
11 5 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.53%) Big Data
2 3 (0.53%) Data Vault
2 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.36%) BigQuery
3 2 (0.36%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.36%) GIS
3 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) JIRA
2 6 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.18%) JMeter
4 1 (0.18%) Postman
4 1 (0.18%) REST Assured
4 1 (0.18%) Serenity BDD
4 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (21.93%) Finance
2 110 (19.61%) Social Skills
3 46 (8.20%) Legal
4 45 (8.02%) Banking
5 41 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (7.31%) Public Sector
6 28 (4.99%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
8 18 (3.21%) Manufacturing
9 17 (3.03%) Marketing
10 16 (2.85%) Law
11 15 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.60%) Electronics
13 8 (1.43%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.43%) Investment Banking
13 8 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (1.07%) Billing
16 5 (0.89%) Back Office
17 3 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (20.14%) Consultant
2 98 (17.47%) Architect
3 88 (15.69%) Security Consultant
4 79 (14.08%) Security Architect
5 70 (12.48%) Analyst
6 50 (8.91%) Security Analyst
7 48 (8.56%) Security Manager
8 34 (6.06%) Security Engineer
9 33 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 32 (5.70%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (4.46%) Information Manager
12 22 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
12 22 (3.92%) Information Security Manager
13 21 (3.74%) Cloud Consultant
14 19 (3.39%) Information Analyst
15 18 (3.21%) Coordinator
16 17 (3.03%) Information Security Analyst
16 17 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 16 (2.85%) Security Project Manager
17 16 (2.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.32%) SAML
2 7 (1.25%) Middleware
3 6 (1.07%) Web Services
4 5 (0.89%) OAuth
5 4 (0.71%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.71%) REST
6 3 (0.53%) .NET
6 3 (0.53%) OpenID
7 2 (0.36%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.36%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.36%) Node.js
7 2 (0.36%) React
8 1 (0.18%) ADO
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.18%) EDI
8 1 (0.18%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.18%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.33%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.57%) CESG
4 16 (2.85%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.60%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.60%) Cyberattack
8 9 (1.60%) PKI
8 9 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.43%) NHS
10 7 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
10 7 (1.25%) Clustering
10 7 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) User Experience
13 4 (0.71%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.66%) Windows
2 45 (8.02%) Linux
3 25 (4.46%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.39%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.78%) Unix
6 8 (1.43%) VMS
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.71%) Android
8 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.71%) Solaris
9 3 (0.53%) HPUX
10 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (53.48%) Information Security
2 217 (38.68%) Cybersecurity
3 144 (25.67%) Risk Management
4 94 (16.76%) ITIL
5 83 (14.80%) Security Management
6 81 (14.44%) Security Architecture
7 67 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (11.76%) Information Security Management
9 60 (10.70%) ISMS
9 60 (10.70%) Risk Assessment
10 59 (10.52%) SIEM
11 50 (8.91%) Information Assurance
12 48 (8.56%) Data Protection
13 47 (8.38%) Project Management
14 46 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
17 35 (6.24%) Change Management
17 35 (6.24%) SABSA
18 34 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.32%) Python
1 13 (2.32%) SQL
2 10 (1.78%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.43%) C
4 7 (1.25%) Java
5 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.71%) C++
6 4 (0.71%) Go
7 3 (0.53%) C#
8 2 (0.36%) R
9 1 (0.18%) Java 11
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (33.69%) CISSP
2 108 (19.25%) CISM
3 64 (11.41%) Security Cleared
4 60 (10.70%) Degree
5 56 (9.98%) CRISC
6 54 (9.63%) CISA
7 43 (7.66%) SC Cleared
8 35 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 31 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (4.46%) GIAC
12 24 (4.28%) DV Cleared
13 18 (3.21%) FFIEC
14 16 (2.85%) ISACA
15 15 (2.67%) PMP
16 14 (2.50%) CCNA
16 14 (2.50%) SANS
17 13 (2.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 13 (2.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 13 (2.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (27.63%) NIST
2 126 (22.46%) GDPR
3 86 (15.33%) PCI DSS
4 57 (10.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 56 (9.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (6.77%) COBIT
7 37 (6.60%) GRC
8 33 (5.88%) NIST 800
9 32 (5.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 25 (4.46%) ISO 9001
11 24 (4.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 17 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 17 (3.03%) RMADS
13 17 (3.03%) SLA
14 16 (2.85%) NCSC
15 15 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 14 (2.50%) JSP 440
17 13 (2.32%) SOC 2
18 10 (1.78%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 53 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) Firmware
4 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
4 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.36%) Docker
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (2.50%) SCCM
2 12 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 11 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.89%) Ansible
5 5 (0.89%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (0.71%) CASB
6 4 (0.71%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.71%) SCOM
7 3 (0.53%) Nessus
7 3 (0.53%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.53%) TrustSec
7 3 (0.53%) WSUS
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.36%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.36%) QRadar
8 2 (0.36%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 86 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.02%) VMware
3 31 (5.53%) Cisco
4 22 (3.92%) Google
5 16 (2.85%) CheckPoint
6 14 (2.50%) Splunk
7 12 (2.14%) HP
7 12 (2.14%) SAP
8 10 (1.78%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.60%) Fortinet
9 9 (1.60%) Oracle
10 8 (1.43%) Meraki
11 7 (1.25%) Citrix
11 7 (1.25%) Juniper
11 7 (1.25%) McAfee
11 7 (1.25%) Qualys
12 6 (1.07%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.07%) Okta
12 6 (1.07%) Veeam
13 5 (0.89%) Darktrace