Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 327 268
Rank change year-on-year -31 -59 +58
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 702 711 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.74% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.84% 6.33% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 452 643
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £337 £313 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
UK median hourly rate £63.50 £33.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.42% -29.79% +8.05%
10th Percentile £61.75 £18.10 £27.60
90th Percentile £65.25 £46.10 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -27.66% +17.50%

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 12,029 11,241 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.76% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,642 7,278 7,917
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +8.08% -13.98% +8.01%

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 14 August 2018.

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
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 14 August 2018. 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 -46 650 £500 +5.26% 316
UK excluding London -42 397 £500 +5.26% 221
London -1 289 £515 +8.42% 105
South East -73 127 £550 +15.79% 56
North of England -2 94 £500 +8.11% 59
Midlands +41 78 £475 +5.56% 49
Yorkshire +8 48 £525 +5.00% 16
South West -4 47 £425 -15.00% 18
West Midlands +3 43 £438 -2.78% 33
North West -23 35 £450 -2.70% 40
East Midlands +29 32 £538 +43.33% 16
Scotland -35 24 £401 +1.39% 5
North East -2 15 £638 +45.63% 3
East of England -52 15 £444 -1.39% 29
Wales -5 11 £444 - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £525 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 402 (57.26%) Information Security
2 320 (45.58%) CISSP
3 226 (32.19%) PCI DSS
4 215 (30.63%) CISM
5 196 (27.92%) Cybersecurity
6 177 (25.21%) GDPR
7 157 (22.36%) Risk Management
8 142 (20.23%) CISA
8 142 (20.23%) Firewall
9 133 (18.95%) Management Information System
10 132 (18.80%) Finance
11 129 (18.38%) Security Architecture
12 118 (16.81%) ITIL
13 99 (14.10%) Data Protection
14 93 (13.25%) Microsoft
15 82 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 78 (11.11%) Security Management
16 78 (11.11%) Degree
17 77 (10.97%) Windows
17 77 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 77 (10.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 75 (10.68%) SIEM
19 71 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
20 67 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
21 66 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
22 60 (8.55%) Security Cleared
23 59 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
23 59 (8.40%) Information Security Management
24 57 (8.12%) Project Management
24 57 (8.12%) COBIT

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 16 (2.28%) IIS
2 15 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.14%) Apache
4 8 (1.14%) Confluence
4 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.00%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.85%) CMS
7 5 (0.71%) JBoss
7 5 (0.71%) Liferay
7 5 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.57%) nginx
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
1 2 (0.28%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.70%) Office 365
4 13 (1.85%) SaaS
5 11 (1.57%) IaaS
6 10 (1.42%) GitHub
6 10 (1.42%) PaaS
7 9 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudTrail
8 7 (1.00%) npm
9 5 (0.71%) Serverless
10 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.28%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.28%) NuGet
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 142 (20.23%) Firewall
2 53 (7.55%) Network Security
3 34 (4.84%) VPN
4 31 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (4.27%) DNS
6 22 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.71%) IPsec
7 19 (2.71%) Wireless
8 18 (2.56%) SSL
9 17 (2.42%) WAN
10 15 (2.14%) DHCP
11 12 (1.71%) LAN
12 10 (1.42%) Internet
13 9 (1.28%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.14%) MPLS
14 8 (1.14%) OSPF
14 8 (1.14%) SSH
15 7 (1.00%) BGP
15 7 (1.00%) HTTP
15 7 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.00%) Apache Hive
2 7 (1.00%) Big Data
2 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.00%) HBase
2 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.71%) Pentaho
3 5 (0.71%) QlikView
3 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (0.71%) Sqoop
4 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.14%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.14%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.85%) JIRA
2 13 (1.85%) SonarQube
3 9 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.43%) Mocha
6 3 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.28%) Maven
7 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.14%) Grunt
8 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.14%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.14%) Moq
8 1 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 132 (18.80%) Finance
2 56 (7.98%) Legal
3 36 (5.13%) Banking
3 36 (5.13%) Retail
3 36 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.28%) Law
5 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.00%) Marketing
7 6 (0.85%) Billing
8 4 (0.57%) German Language
9 3 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (20.80%) Consultant
2 119 (16.95%) Security Consultant
2 119 (16.95%) Security Manager
3 118 (16.81%) Architect
4 102 (14.53%) Security Architect
5 79 (11.25%) Analyst
6 69 (9.83%) Information Manager
7 68 (9.69%) Information Security Manager
8 52 (7.41%) Security Analyst
9 47 (6.70%) Project Manager
10 45 (6.41%) Information Security Consultant
11 26 (3.70%) Security Officer
12 25 (3.56%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (3.28%) Security Engineer
14 22 (3.13%) IT Manager
15 21 (2.99%) Information Analyst
15 21 (2.99%) Security Project Manager
15 21 (2.99%) Security Specialist
15 21 (2.99%) Technical Leader
16 20 (2.85%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.56%) Middleware
2 22 (3.13%) SAML
3 19 (2.71%) Web Services
4 17 (2.42%) OAuth
5 15 (2.14%) LDAP
6 14 (1.99%) .NET
7 10 (1.42%) RESTful
8 9 (1.28%) CSS
8 9 (1.28%) Node.js
9 8 (1.14%) OAuth2
10 7 (1.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.00%) REST
11 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (0.85%) Entity Framework
11 6 (0.85%) HTML
12 5 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (0.71%) LESS
12 5 (0.71%) React
12 5 (0.71%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 133 (18.95%) Management Information System
2 50 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.27%) PKI
4 41 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 35 (4.99%) Cyberthreat
6 29 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.42%) CESG
10 14 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.85%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.14%) Fintech
12 8 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (1.14%) NHS
13 7 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.00%) Freedom of Information Act
13 7 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.97%) Windows
2 51 (7.26%) Linux
3 27 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.13%) Unix
5 13 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.71%) CentOS
9 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.28%) Debian
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (57.26%) Information Security
2 196 (27.92%) Cybersecurity
3 157 (22.36%) Risk Management
4 129 (18.38%) Security Architecture
5 118 (16.81%) ITIL
6 99 (14.10%) Data Protection
7 82 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (11.11%) Security Management
9 75 (10.68%) SIEM
10 71 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
12 59 (8.40%) Information Security Management
13 57 (8.12%) Project Management
14 55 (7.83%) TOGAF
15 54 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
16 53 (7.55%) ISMS
16 53 (7.55%) Security Operations
17 48 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
18 47 (6.70%) Data Security
18 47 (6.70%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.13%) Python
2 16 (2.28%) C#
3 14 (1.99%) Java
4 13 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.42%) SQL
7 8 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.00%) C
9 6 (0.85%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.85%) PyPy
10 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.57%) VBScript
11 3 (0.43%) ES6
11 3 (0.43%) MUMPS
12 2 (0.28%) C++
12 2 (0.28%) CQL
12 2 (0.28%) Perl
12 2 (0.28%) VB
12 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 320 (45.58%) CISSP
2 215 (30.63%) CISM
3 142 (20.23%) CISA
4 78 (11.11%) Degree
5 60 (8.55%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (6.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 43 (6.13%) SC Cleared
9 40 (5.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 36 (5.13%) CRISC
11 32 (4.56%) CISMP
12 29 (4.13%) CCNA
13 24 (3.42%) SANS
14 18 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 18 (2.56%) CCNP
15 17 (2.42%) ISSAP
16 15 (2.14%) CEH
17 13 (1.85%) CCSP
18 12 (1.71%) CCSE
18 12 (1.71%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (32.19%) PCI DSS
2 177 (25.21%) GDPR
3 77 (10.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 57 (8.12%) COBIT
5 35 (4.99%) NIST 800
6 30 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (3.99%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (3.42%) ISO 9001
9 23 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 20 (2.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (2.42%) HIPAA
12 16 (2.28%) ISAE 3402
13 15 (2.14%) SLA
14 12 (1.71%) ISO 22301
15 10 (1.42%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.71%) RMADS
17 5 (0.71%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 55 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.99%) Docker
4 8 (1.14%) XenApp
5 6 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.71%) HDFS
6 5 (0.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.28%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.14%) IAG
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) Squid
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (1.85%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.57%) Nessus
4 10 (1.42%) Ansible
5 8 (1.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 6 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.85%) SCCM
7 5 (0.71%) Ambari
7 5 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.71%) Oozie
7 5 (0.71%) Terraform
8 4 (0.57%) CASB
8 4 (0.57%) WSUS
9 3 (0.43%) SCOM
10 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.28%) Puppet
10 2 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.41%) Cisco
3 34 (4.84%) Splunk
4 29 (4.13%) VMware
5 25 (3.56%) McAfee
6 23 (3.28%) CyberArk
7 20 (2.85%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.56%) Citrix
8 18 (2.56%) Oracle
8 18 (2.56%) Qualys
9 17 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
10 15 (2.14%) Trend Micro
11 13 (1.85%) ForeScout
11 13 (1.85%) HP
11 13 (1.85%) Palo Alto
12 12 (1.71%) Forcepoint
13 11 (1.57%) IBM
13 11 (1.57%) Juniper
14 10 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.28%) Symantec