Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 276 330
Rank change year-on-year -45 +54 +83
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 725 991 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.91% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.42% 8.14% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 637 519
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £312
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £46.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% +8.14% +62.26%
10th Percentile £18.10 £26.92 £21.08
90th Percentile £46.10 £73.78 £58.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £46.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year -26.88% +45.88% +20.28%

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 11291 12180 13146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.80% 11.20% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7330 7862 8359
UK median daily rate £445 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 423 405
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.80 £11.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £56.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £21.53
% change year-on-year -5.49% +5.69% +7.63%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -28 698 £475 +5.56% 147
UK excluding London -20 445 £475 +5.56% 93
London -26 276 £500 +0.50% 58
South East +33 191 £475 +5.56% 42
North of England -23 83 £475 +9.20% 29
East of England +15 71 £450 +5.88% 4
South West -38 48 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -38 46 £475 -2.56% 15
Midlands -29 31 £450 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire -8 24 £500 +21.95% 13
Scotland +24 22 £395 -16.84% 3
West Midlands -14 19 £450 +5.88% 8
North East +70 12 £438 -2.72% 1
East Midlands -6 11 £375 -12.99% 2
Wales -24 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 404 (55.72%) Information Security
2 249 (34.34%) CISSP
3 204 (28.14%) PCI DSS
4 192 (26.48%) CISM
5 165 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
6 159 (21.93%) ITIL
7 148 (20.41%) Finance
8 124 (17.10%) Risk Management
9 113 (15.59%) GDPR
10 112 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
11 107 (14.76%) Security Cleared
12 103 (14.21%) Windows
13 99 (13.66%) Data Protection
14 97 (13.38%) Cisco
14 97 (13.38%) Management Information System
14 97 (13.38%) Firewall
15 95 (13.10%) ISMS
16 89 (12.28%) CISA
17 85 (11.72%) Security Management
17 85 (11.72%) SIEM
18 81 (11.17%) Security Architecture
19 78 (10.76%) SC Cleared
20 77 (10.62%) Project Management
20 77 (10.62%) COBIT
21 74 (10.21%) Microsoft
22 71 (9.79%) Information Security Management
22 71 (9.79%) Degree
23 69 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
24 64 (8.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 63 (8.69%) Information Assurance

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 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.10%) CMS
2 8 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.97%) IIS
4 6 (0.83%) Apache
4 6 (0.83%) ColdFusion
4 6 (0.83%) Railo
5 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.28%) Confluence
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.10%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.83%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.03%) IaaS
4 21 (2.90%) Office 365
5 18 (2.48%) SaaS
6 16 (2.21%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.24%) PaaS
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.14%) G Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.38%) Firewall
2 37 (5.10%) Network Security
3 26 (3.59%) Internet
3 26 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (3.31%) SAN
5 23 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (2.76%) LAN
7 20 (2.76%) VPN
8 19 (2.62%) WAN
9 16 (2.21%) DNS
10 11 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.24%) DHCP
11 9 (1.24%) Wireless
12 8 (1.10%) ATM
12 8 (1.10%) VLAN
13 7 (0.97%) HTTP
13 7 (0.97%) SSL
14 6 (0.83%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.10%) SAP HANA
4 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.83%) Star Schema
6 5 (0.69%) Big Data
6 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.28%) MySQL
9 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.28%) Redis
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) EDMS
10 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.83%) Hudson
5 3 (0.41%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.28%) JIRA
6 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.14%) git-flow
7 1 (0.14%) Gradle
7 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 148 (20.41%) Finance
2 47 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.24%) Legal
4 32 (4.41%) Banking
5 23 (3.17%) Law
6 22 (3.03%) Retail
7 20 (2.76%) Marketing
8 15 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.66%) Electronics
10 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.97%) Local Government
12 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.55%) Back Office
14 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 2 (0.28%) Advertising
15 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.14%) Games
16 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 166 (22.90%) Consultant
2 138 (19.03%) Security Consultant
3 137 (18.90%) Analyst
4 105 (14.48%) Security Analyst
5 86 (11.86%) Architect
6 70 (9.66%) Security Manager
7 57 (7.86%) Security Architect
8 50 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
9 47 (6.48%) Information Analyst
9 47 (6.48%) Information Security Analyst
10 38 (5.24%) Project Manager
11 35 (4.83%) Security Specialist
12 31 (4.28%) Information Manager
12 31 (4.28%) Information Security Manager
13 25 (3.45%) IT Analyst
13 25 (3.45%) IT Manager
13 25 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
14 23 (3.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 22 (3.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 22 (3.03%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.07%) Web Services
2 14 (1.93%) CSS
2 14 (1.93%) HTML
3 11 (1.52%) jQuery
4 10 (1.38%) .NET
5 8 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.83%) HTML5
6 6 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.69%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.55%) Ajax
8 4 (0.55%) OpenID
8 4 (0.55%) SAML
9 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.41%) OAuth
9 3 (0.41%) XML
10 2 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.28%) JAAS
10 2 (0.28%) JMS
10 2 (0.28%) JMX
10 2 (0.28%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.38%) Management Information System
2 61 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 55 (7.59%) CESG
4 44 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (2.90%) PKI
7 17 (2.34%) CESG CLAS
8 16 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.24%) Cyber Attack
13 9 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.83%) Clustering
15 6 (0.83%) NHS
16 5 (0.69%) Digital TV
17 4 (0.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 103 (14.21%) Windows
2 55 (7.59%) Linux
3 42 (5.79%) Unix
4 36 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.24%) CentOS
11 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.97%) Solaris
13 4 (0.55%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Android
14 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (55.72%) Information Security
2 165 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (21.93%) ITIL
4 124 (17.10%) Risk Management
5 112 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (13.66%) Data Protection
7 95 (13.10%) ISMS
8 85 (11.72%) Security Management
8 85 (11.72%) SIEM
9 81 (11.17%) Security Architecture
10 77 (10.62%) Project Management
11 71 (9.79%) Information Security Management
12 69 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
13 63 (8.69%) Information Assurance
14 61 (8.41%) Penetration Testing
15 56 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (7.31%) Service Management
16 53 (7.31%) Vulnerability Management
17 48 (6.62%) Incident Management
17 48 (6.62%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.90%) SQL
2 14 (1.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (1.52%) Java
4 9 (1.24%) C
4 9 (1.24%) Python
5 8 (1.10%) C#
6 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.69%) Perl
7 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.41%) C++
8 3 (0.41%) PHP
8 3 (0.41%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 249 (34.34%) CISSP
2 192 (26.48%) CISM
3 107 (14.76%) Security Cleared
4 89 (12.28%) CISA
5 78 (10.76%) SC Cleared
6 71 (9.79%) Degree
7 45 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (5.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 40 (5.52%) SANS
10 39 (5.38%) CLAS
11 30 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (4.14%) SSCP
12 25 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
13 21 (2.90%) CCNP
13 21 (2.90%) CCSP
14 19 (2.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 19 (2.62%) CRISC
15 18 (2.48%) IISP
15 18 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (2.34%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (28.14%) PCI DSS
2 113 (15.59%) GDPR
3 77 (10.62%) COBIT
4 64 (8.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 36 (4.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 36 (4.97%) ISO 9001
6 32 (4.41%) SLA
7 28 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
9 21 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 17 (2.34%) RMADS
11 16 (2.21%) NIST 800
12 15 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 14 (1.93%) ISO 22301
14 12 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 12 (1.66%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
15 7 (0.97%) GPG13
15 7 (0.97%) ISAE 3402
15 7 (0.97%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 49 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.24%) vSphere
5 6 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.55%) Docker
8 3 (0.41%) XenApp
9 2 (0.28%) Snort
9 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (3.31%) SCOM
2 19 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (1.93%) SCCM
4 12 (1.66%) Puppet
5 9 (1.24%) WSUS
6 8 (1.10%) Ansible
6 8 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.97%) Nessus
8 5 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.55%) Terraform
10 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.41%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 2 (0.28%) Nmap
11 2 (0.28%) RSA enVision
11 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (13.38%) Cisco
2 74 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.66%) CheckPoint
4 35 (4.83%) VMware
5 33 (4.55%) McAfee
6 32 (4.41%) Splunk
7 29 (4.00%) HP
7 29 (4.00%) SAP
8 21 (2.90%) Qualys
9 20 (2.76%) FireEye
10 18 (2.48%) Oracle
11 17 (2.34%) IBM
12 16 (2.21%) Citrix
12 16 (2.21%) Juniper
12 16 (2.21%) Palo Alto
13 15 (2.07%) ArcSight
14 14 (1.93%) Dell
14 14 (1.93%) Symantec
15 12 (1.66%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.66%) Sophos