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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 255 300
Rank change year-on-year -50 +45  
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 327 507 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.94% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.06% 8.21% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 300 246
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £644 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £46.00 £49.90 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +24.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £49.90 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.81% +24.75%  

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 5393 6179 6481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 3988 4172
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £592 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 213 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 -42 310 £480 +6.66% 159
London -10 127 £500 -0.10% 48
South East +37 84 £500 +11.11% 31
East of England +1 33 £429 +0.88% 19
City of London +1 32 £450 -3.74% 3
North West -20 28 £550 -2.22% 22
Hampshire +17 21 £500 +25.00% 8
Berkshire +28 19 £550 +22.22% 6
Scotland +37 16 £400 -15.78% 6
South West -29 14 £525 +16.66% 6
Liverpool +11 13 £600 +20.00%
Merseyside +11 13 £600 +20.00%
Surrey +8 12 £485 -7.61% 9
Bedfordshire +2 11 £475 -5.00% 6
North East +78 10 £400 -11.11% 3
Hertfordshire +5 10 £463 +15.62% 8
Manchester -23 10 £500 +33.33% 15
Tyne and Wear +87 9 £440 -2.22% 2
West Midlands -8 9 £450 +10.63% 11
West Sussex +13 7 £450 +12.50% 3
Glasgow +7 7 £400 -33.33% 1
Oxfordshire -3 7 £425 -
Kent -4 7 £450 -5.26% 2
Bristol -16 7 £519 +15.27% 2
Edinburgh +8 6 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -7 6 £225 -50.54% 13
Reading +13 5 £563 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire +2 5 £570 +50.19%
Essex -15 5 £408 -14.21%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £550 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (55.92%) Information Security
2 228 (36.02%) CISSP
3 166 (26.22%) CISM
3 166 (26.22%) PCI DSS
4 151 (23.85%) ITIL
5 127 (20.06%) Cybersecurity
6 105 (16.59%) Firewall
7 103 (16.27%) Risk Management
8 100 (15.80%) Finance
9 96 (15.17%) Security Cleared
9 96 (15.17%) ISMS
10 95 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (13.74%) Security Management
11 87 (13.74%) Management Information System
12 86 (13.59%) Cisco
13 85 (13.43%) Data Protection
14 81 (12.80%) Windows
15 80 (12.64%) Security Architecture
16 79 (12.48%) CISA
17 77 (12.16%) Information Security Management
18 73 (11.53%) COBIT
19 72 (11.37%) Microsoft
20 70 (11.06%) SC Cleared
20 70 (11.06%) SIEM
21 65 (10.27%) GDPR
21 65 (10.27%) Degree
21 65 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
22 62 (9.79%) Information Assurance
23 59 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 59 (9.32%) Project Management

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 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.11%) CMS
4 6 (0.95%) Apache
4 6 (0.95%) ColdFusion
4 6 (0.95%) Railo
5 4 (0.63%) IIS
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.79%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
1 50 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.63%) Office 365
3 21 (3.32%) SaaS
4 20 (3.16%) IaaS
5 13 (2.05%) Mimecast
6 12 (1.90%) PaaS
7 8 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 105 (16.59%) Firewall
2 37 (5.85%) Network Security
3 29 (4.58%) WAN
4 25 (3.95%) LAN
4 25 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.63%) VPN
6 22 (3.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (3.16%) DNS
7 20 (3.16%) Internet
7 20 (3.16%) SAN
8 17 (2.69%) Wireless
9 15 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (1.58%) SSL
12 9 (1.42%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.26%) ATM
13 8 (1.26%) HTTP
13 8 (1.26%) IPsec
13 8 (1.26%) VLAN
14 7 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.79%) Big Data
4 5 (0.79%) SAP HANA
4 5 (0.79%) Star Schema
5 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.32%) MySQL
7 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.32%) Redis
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.95%) Hudson
3 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.47%) JIRA
4 3 (0.47%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 100 (15.80%) Finance
2 39 (6.16%) Legal
3 27 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.11%) Banking
5 21 (3.32%) Retail
6 15 (2.37%) Law
7 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.11%) Local Government
8 7 (1.11%) Marketing
9 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.79%) Electronics
10 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (22.59%) Consultant
2 128 (20.22%) Analyst
3 113 (17.85%) Security Consultant
4 97 (15.32%) Security Analyst
5 82 (12.95%) Architect
6 56 (8.85%) Security Manager
7 50 (7.90%) Information Security Consultant
7 50 (7.90%) Security Architect
8 36 (5.69%) Information Analyst
8 36 (5.69%) Information Security Analyst
9 30 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.74%) Security Engineer
10 28 (4.42%) IT Analyst
11 26 (4.11%) IT Manager
12 25 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 23 (3.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
13 23 (3.63%) Information Manager
14 22 (3.48%) Information Security Manager
15 21 (3.32%) IT Security Analyst
16 20 (3.16%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.16%) Web Services
2 13 (2.05%) CSS
2 13 (2.05%) HTML
3 12 (1.90%) .NET
4 11 (1.74%) jQuery
5 7 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.95%) HTML5
6 6 (0.95%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.79%) OpenID
8 4 (0.63%) Ajax
8 4 (0.63%) OAuth
8 4 (0.63%) SAML
9 2 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.32%) JAAS
9 2 (0.32%) Java EE
9 2 (0.32%) JMS
9 2 (0.32%) JMX
9 2 (0.32%) JNDI
9 2 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.74%) Management Information System
2 55 (8.69%) Data Centre
3 41 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.32%) CESG
5 28 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (3.16%) PKI
7 16 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.21%) CESG CLAS
9 13 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.26%) Clustering
11 6 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
11 6 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.79%) BYOD
12 5 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.47%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 81 (12.80%) Windows
2 37 (5.85%) Linux
2 37 (5.85%) Unix
3 36 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.37%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.42%) CentOS
10 7 (1.11%) Solaris
10 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.63%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (55.92%) Information Security
2 151 (23.85%) ITIL
3 127 (20.06%) Cybersecurity
4 103 (16.27%) Risk Management
5 96 (15.17%) ISMS
6 95 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (13.74%) Security Management
8 85 (13.43%) Data Protection
9 80 (12.64%) Security Architecture
10 77 (12.16%) Information Security Management
11 70 (11.06%) SIEM
12 65 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
13 62 (9.79%) Information Assurance
14 59 (9.32%) Project Management
15 52 (8.21%) Service Management
16 49 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (7.42%) Risk Assessment
18 37 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (5.69%) Incident Management
19 36 (5.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.48%) SQL
2 14 (2.21%) Java
3 13 (2.05%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.58%) Python
5 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.11%) C
6 7 (1.11%) C#
7 6 (0.95%) Perl
8 4 (0.63%) Ruby
8 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.47%) C++
10 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) Scala
11 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 228 (36.02%) CISSP
2 166 (26.22%) CISM
3 96 (15.17%) Security Cleared
4 79 (12.48%) CISA
5 70 (11.06%) SC Cleared
6 65 (10.27%) Degree
7 44 (6.95%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (5.37%) CLAS
8 34 (5.37%) SANS
9 31 (4.90%) SSCP
10 30 (4.74%) CESG Certified Professional
10 30 (4.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 27 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (3.63%) CCNP
13 22 (3.48%) CCSP
13 22 (3.48%) CEH
14 19 (3.00%) CRISC
15 16 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (2.21%) CCNA
17 13 (2.05%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (26.22%) PCI DSS
2 73 (11.53%) COBIT
3 65 (10.27%) GDPR
4 59 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 37 (5.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 31 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (3.95%) SLA
8 20 (3.16%) ISO 9001
9 19 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 18 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (2.84%) RMADS
11 15 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 13 (2.05%) ISO 22301
13 10 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (1.42%) GPG13
14 9 (1.42%) QA
15 7 (1.11%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.95%) JSP 440
16 6 (0.95%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.95%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 54 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.95%) vSphere
6 5 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.47%) Snort
8 2 (0.32%) Docker
8 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (2.69%) SCOM
2 14 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (1.58%) SCCM
4 8 (1.26%) Puppet
5 7 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.95%) Nessus
7 5 (0.79%) Ansible
8 4 (0.63%) Terraform
9 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.47%) Nmap
9 3 (0.47%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.47%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.32%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.32%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (13.59%) Cisco
2 72 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.48%) CheckPoint
4 37 (5.85%) VMware
5 35 (5.53%) Splunk
6 27 (4.27%) McAfee
7 26 (4.11%) Juniper
8 25 (3.95%) HP
9 24 (3.79%) Palo Alto
10 22 (3.48%) Citrix
11 18 (2.84%) SAP
12 17 (2.69%) F5
12 17 (2.69%) Oracle
13 16 (2.53%) ArcSight
13 16 (2.53%) Qualys
14 14 (2.21%) FireEye
15 13 (2.05%) IBM
15 13 (2.05%) Tufin
16 12 (1.90%) Symantec
17 11 (1.74%) Sophos
North West
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £550 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 days ago