Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 310 317
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 +74
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 907 839 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.81% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.97% 7.11% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 556 554
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.11% +0.11%
10th Percentile £311 £311 £325
90th Percentile £650 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £48.45 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -5.32% +13.71%
10th Percentile £17.75 £26.92 £23.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £71.00 £60.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £48.45 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.28% +104.00% -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 13016 11803 13537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8498 7699 8557
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £387
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.55% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 417 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £11.45
90th Percentile £49.46 £47.10 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +23 867 £475 +5.56% 178
UK excluding London +25 551 £450 - 119
London +39 344 £500 +6.95% 63
South East +47 235 £450 - 27
North of England +5 95 £450 +12.50% 50
East of England +28 89 £438 +16.67% 10
South West -29 66 £500 +11.11% 16
North West +6 48 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire -12 35 £450 -7.69% 25
Midlands -2 34 £425 -10.53% 12
Scotland +3 30 £381 -27.38% 2
West Midlands +2 26 £450 - 10
North East +46 12 £500 +25.00% 10
East Midlands +5 8 £373 -21.58% 2
Wales -5 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 532 (58.65%) Information Security
2 308 (33.96%) CISSP
3 269 (29.66%) PCI DSS
4 229 (25.25%) CISM
5 217 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
6 206 (22.71%) GDPR
7 178 (19.63%) ITIL
8 176 (19.40%) Data Protection
9 175 (19.29%) Finance
10 168 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 147 (16.21%) Firewall
12 146 (16.10%) Management Information System
13 141 (15.55%) Windows
14 118 (13.01%) SIEM
15 116 (12.79%) Security Management
16 114 (12.57%) COBIT
17 107 (11.80%) Degree
18 102 (11.25%) Microsoft
19 101 (11.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 97 (10.69%) Security Cleared
21 96 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
22 92 (10.14%) ISMS
23 91 (10.03%) Linux
23 91 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
24 89 (9.81%) Project Management
25 88 (9.70%) Information Security Management
26 87 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
27 86 (9.48%) CISA
28 84 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
28 84 (9.26%) Security Architecture

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 31 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.21%) IIS
3 7 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.22%) Confluence
5 2 (0.22%) nginx
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.11%) CMS
6 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.66%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.31%) Office 365
4 25 (2.76%) SaaS
5 23 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.98%) IaaS
6 18 (1.98%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.10%) PaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) npm
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (16.21%) Firewall
2 58 (6.39%) Network Security
3 46 (5.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (4.30%) SAN
5 35 (3.86%) WAN
6 30 (3.31%) VPN
7 29 (3.20%) LAN
8 26 (2.87%) DNS
9 24 (2.65%) Internet
9 24 (2.65%) TCP/IP
10 16 (1.76%) Intranet
10 16 (1.76%) VoIP
11 15 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (1.65%) VLAN
12 14 (1.54%) IPsec
12 14 (1.54%) SSL
13 13 (1.43%) DHCP
14 12 (1.32%) NAS
14 12 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
15 10 (1.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.32%) Star Schema
3 8 (0.88%) SAP HANA
3 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.22%) GIS
7 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.22%) QlikView
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) EDMS
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.21%) JIRA
2 7 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.55%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Bower
6 1 (0.11%) Codeship
6 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.11%) git-flow
6 1 (0.11%) Gradle
6 1 (0.11%) Grunt
6 1 (0.11%) gulp
6 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.11%) Mocha
6 1 (0.11%) Moq
6 1 (0.11%) NUnit
6 1 (0.11%) Selenium
6 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 175 (19.29%) Finance
2 66 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 55 (6.06%) Legal
4 44 (4.85%) Retail
5 38 (4.19%) Banking
6 36 (3.97%) Law
7 21 (2.32%) Marketing
8 17 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.21%) Electronics
11 6 (0.66%) Billing
11 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.44%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 178 (19.63%) Analyst
2 167 (18.41%) Consultant
3 133 (14.66%) Security Consultant
4 127 (14.00%) Architect
5 125 (13.78%) Security Analyst
6 106 (11.69%) Security Manager
7 78 (8.60%) Security Architect
8 72 (7.94%) Information Analyst
8 72 (7.94%) Information Security Analyst
9 58 (6.39%) Security Specialist
10 55 (6.06%) Project Manager
11 47 (5.18%) Information Security Manager
12 45 (4.96%) Information Security Consultant
13 42 (4.63%) Information Manager
14 37 (4.08%) IT Manager
15 36 (3.97%) Business Analyst
16 34 (3.75%) Security Project Manager
17 22 (2.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
18 21 (2.32%) IT Analyst
18 21 (2.32%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.87%) Web Services
2 10 (1.10%) .NET
3 9 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 9 (0.99%) CSS
3 9 (0.99%) HTML
4 7 (0.77%) SAML
5 5 (0.55%) jQuery
6 4 (0.44%) Ajax
6 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.44%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.44%) REST
6 4 (0.44%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.44%) TAPI
7 3 (0.33%) Node.js
8 2 (0.22%) JSON
8 2 (0.22%) Kafka
8 2 (0.22%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.22%) OpenID
8 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 146 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 81 (8.93%) CESG
3 67 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (6.50%) Data Centre
5 48 (5.29%) Data Protection Act
6 35 (3.86%) PKI
7 31 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (2.76%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.76%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
11 11 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.10%) NHS
13 9 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.88%) Clustering
14 8 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
15 7 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 141 (15.55%) Windows
2 91 (10.03%) Linux
3 43 (4.74%) Unix
4 34 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.77%) CentOS
9 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.44%) Debian
10 4 (0.44%) Fedora
10 4 (0.44%) Solaris
11 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Android
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (58.65%) Information Security
2 217 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (19.63%) ITIL
4 176 (19.40%) Data Protection
5 168 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 118 (13.01%) SIEM
7 116 (12.79%) Security Management
8 96 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (10.14%) ISMS
10 91 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (9.81%) Project Management
12 88 (9.70%) Information Security Management
13 87 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
14 84 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
14 84 (9.26%) Security Architecture
15 79 (8.71%) Vulnerability Management
16 75 (8.27%) Security Operations
17 59 (6.50%) Service Management
18 54 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (5.95%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.98%) SQL
2 16 (1.76%) Python
3 12 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 9 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.88%) C#
6 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.66%) Ruby
8 5 (0.55%) C
8 5 (0.55%) Java
9 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.22%) Perl
10 2 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.11%) COBOL
11 1 (0.11%) ES6
11 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 308 (33.96%) CISSP
2 229 (25.25%) CISM
3 107 (11.80%) Degree
4 97 (10.69%) Security Cleared
5 86 (9.48%) CISA
6 58 (6.39%) SC Cleared
7 56 (6.17%) SANS
8 55 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (4.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 38 (4.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 34 (3.75%) CESG Certified Professional
12 34 (3.75%) CLAS
13 28 (3.09%) SSCP
14 25 (2.76%) CCSP
15 22 (2.43%) IISP
15 22 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (2.32%) CompTIA Security+
16 21 (2.32%) Security+ Certification
17 19 (2.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (29.66%) PCI DSS
2 206 (22.71%) GDPR
3 114 (12.57%) COBIT
4 101 (11.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 49 (5.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 42 (4.63%) ISO 9001
7 31 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 29 (3.20%) SLA
9 27 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials
10 22 (2.43%) NIST 800
11 21 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (1.76%) ISO 22301
12 16 (1.76%) RMADS
13 12 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 12 (1.32%) PA-DSS
14 10 (1.10%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
16 6 (0.66%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.66%) PMO
17 5 (0.55%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 53 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.54%) vSphere
6 10 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.99%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.66%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.55%) Docker
9 5 (0.55%) XenApp
10 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) IAG
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (2.32%) Nessus
2 17 (1.87%) SCOM
3 14 (1.54%) SCCM
4 13 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.10%) Ansible
5 10 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (0.99%) WSUS
7 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.77%) Puppet
8 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.55%) OSSEC
9 5 (0.55%) Packer
9 5 (0.55%) Terraform
10 4 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.33%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 102 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.82%) Cisco
3 41 (4.52%) VMware
4 40 (4.41%) McAfee
5 34 (3.75%) HP
6 32 (3.53%) Splunk
7 31 (3.42%) Qualys
8 30 (3.31%) Citrix
8 30 (3.31%) SAP
9 29 (3.20%) Oracle
10 28 (3.09%) CheckPoint
11 20 (2.21%) Juniper
12 18 (1.98%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.87%) FireEye
14 15 (1.65%) Forcepoint
14 15 (1.65%) Symantec
15 14 (1.54%) IBM
15 14 (1.54%) Sophos
16 13 (1.43%) Dell
16 13 (1.43%) SolarWinds