Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 352 285
Rank change year-on-year +22 -67 +53
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 743 635 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.70% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.10% 5.95% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 409 623
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £472
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.74% +9.02%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £331
90th Percentile £688 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 30
UK median hourly rate £55.34 £33.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.68% -37.14% +31.25%
10th Percentile £47.58 £10.50 £29.50
90th Percentile £64.43 £46.05 £70.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.67 £33.00 £52.56
% change year-on-year +53.55% -37.22% +31.41%

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 12,176 10,681 12,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 11.72% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,798 6,912 7,776
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.70% +0.63%
10th Percentile £256 £244 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 420
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -18.78% +14.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £55.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.90 £27.00
% change year-on-year +18.09% -26.30% +28.57%

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 21 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Top 16 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 21 June 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 -9 684 £500 +5.26% 297
UK excluding London +20 418 £475 +2.15% 215
London +14 305 £525 +10.53% 96
South East -27 136 £525 +10.53% 47
North of England -27 94 £475 - 66
Midlands +37 82 £475 +5.56% 50
West Midlands +14 47 £450 +12.85% 43
North West -5 46 £425 -12.82% 33
Yorkshire -2 44 £475 - 24
South West +9 43 £425 -10.53% 17
East Midlands +20 28 £490 +0.41% 7
Scotland -31 25 £400 -3.03% 9
East of England -25 23 £500 +11.11% 21
Wales +6 17 £344 -3.51% 4
North East -7 7 £675 +50.00% 9
Channel Islands - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 421 (56.66%) Information Security
2 329 (44.28%) CISSP
3 261 (35.13%) PCI DSS
4 228 (30.69%) CISM
5 208 (27.99%) GDPR
6 186 (25.03%) Cybersecurity
7 151 (20.32%) Risk Management
8 140 (18.84%) CISA
9 139 (18.71%) Firewall
9 139 (18.71%) Finance
10 136 (18.30%) Management Information System
11 130 (17.50%) Data Protection
12 128 (17.23%) ITIL
13 126 (16.96%) Security Architecture
14 96 (12.92%) Microsoft
15 91 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 90 (12.11%) Security Management
17 87 (11.71%) SIEM
18 86 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 85 (11.44%) COBIT
20 77 (10.36%) Windows
21 74 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
22 72 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
23 70 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
24 68 (9.15%) Degree
25 67 (9.02%) Information Security Management
25 67 (9.02%) Vulnerability Management
26 66 (8.88%) ISMS
26 66 (8.88%) Security Cleared
26 66 (8.88%) Legal

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 21 (2.83%) IIS
2 15 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.62%) Confluence
4 7 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.94%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.81%) CMS
6 5 (0.67%) Apache
6 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.54%) JBoss
7 4 (0.54%) Liferay
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.27%) SAS
8 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) RMDS
2 2 (0.27%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 72 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.56%) Office 365
4 18 (2.42%) IaaS
5 17 (2.29%) SaaS
6 16 (2.15%) PaaS
7 10 (1.35%) GitHub
8 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (0.94%) npm
10 6 (0.81%) NuGet
11 5 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.40%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) Serverless
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.13%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (18.71%) Firewall
2 54 (7.27%) Network Security
3 43 (5.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 28 (3.77%) DNS
6 26 (3.50%) VPN
7 24 (3.23%) WAN
8 20 (2.69%) LAN
9 15 (2.02%) DHCP
10 14 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (1.88%) IPsec
11 13 (1.75%) Internet
11 13 (1.75%) SSL
12 12 (1.62%) Wireless
13 9 (1.21%) FTP
13 9 (1.21%) SAN
14 8 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.08%) SSH
15 7 (0.94%) OSPF
15 7 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (0.81%) Big Data
5 5 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.27%) HBase
8 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.02%) JIRA
3 11 (1.48%) SonarQube
4 9 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.81%) Maven
6 6 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.40%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) Bower
8 1 (0.13%) Grunt
8 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.13%) Mocha
8 1 (0.13%) Moq
8 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 139 (18.71%) Finance
2 66 (8.88%) Legal
3 40 (5.38%) Banking
4 33 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.63%) Retail
6 13 (1.75%) Law
7 10 (1.35%) Marketing
8 7 (0.94%) Military
9 6 (0.81%) Billing
9 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) German Language
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 146 (19.65%) Consultant
2 124 (16.69%) Security Manager
3 118 (15.88%) Architect
4 117 (15.75%) Security Consultant
5 101 (13.59%) Security Architect
6 89 (11.98%) Analyst
7 65 (8.75%) Information Manager
8 62 (8.34%) Information Security Manager
9 59 (7.94%) Security Analyst
10 53 (7.13%) Project Manager
11 51 (6.86%) Information Security Consultant
12 30 (4.04%) Security Officer
12 30 (4.04%) Security Project Manager
13 24 (3.23%) IT Manager
14 23 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
14 23 (3.10%) Information Analyst
14 23 (3.10%) Security Specialist
15 22 (2.96%) Information Security Officer
16 21 (2.83%) Information Officer
17 19 (2.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.83%) .NET
2 19 (2.56%) SAML
3 18 (2.42%) Web Services
4 17 (2.29%) Middleware
5 14 (1.88%) OAuth
6 12 (1.62%) Node.js
7 11 (1.48%) OAuth2
8 10 (1.35%) LDAP
8 10 (1.35%) REST
8 10 (1.35%) RESTful
9 9 (1.21%) CSS
10 6 (0.81%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.67%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.67%) SOAP
11 5 (0.67%) XML
12 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.54%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.54%) HTML
12 4 (0.54%) OpenID
12 4 (0.54%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 136 (18.30%) Management Information System
2 37 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.85%) PKI
4 35 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
5 30 (4.04%) Data Centre
6 29 (3.90%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (2.69%) CESG
8 19 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.62%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.35%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.21%) Fintech
13 9 (1.21%) NHS
13 9 (1.21%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.94%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
15 6 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.36%) Windows
2 54 (7.27%) Linux
3 27 (3.63%) Unix
3 27 (3.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.54%) CentOS
9 4 (0.54%) Solaris
9 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.40%) Android
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (56.66%) Information Security
2 186 (25.03%) Cybersecurity
3 151 (20.32%) Risk Management
4 130 (17.50%) Data Protection
5 128 (17.23%) ITIL
6 126 (16.96%) Security Architecture
7 91 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 90 (12.11%) Security Management
9 87 (11.71%) SIEM
10 74 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (9.02%) Information Security Management
11 67 (9.02%) Vulnerability Management
12 66 (8.88%) ISMS
13 65 (8.75%) Project Management
14 59 (7.94%) Security Operations
15 57 (7.67%) Penetration Testing
16 54 (7.27%) TOGAF
17 48 (6.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 45 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
19 44 (5.92%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.69%) Java
2 19 (2.56%) Python
3 18 (2.42%) C#
4 15 (2.02%) SQL
5 11 (1.48%) C
5 11 (1.48%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.81%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.81%) C++
8 6 (0.81%) CQL
8 6 (0.81%) PyPy
9 5 (0.67%) MUMPS
9 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.40%) COBOL
11 3 (0.40%) ES6
11 3 (0.40%) Perl
12 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 329 (44.28%) CISSP
2 228 (30.69%) CISM
3 140 (18.84%) CISA
4 68 (9.15%) Degree
5 66 (8.88%) Security Cleared
6 48 (6.46%) SC Cleared
7 43 (5.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 42 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (4.85%) CRISC
10 30 (4.04%) SANS
11 25 (3.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (3.23%) CISMP
13 19 (2.56%) ISSAP
14 17 (2.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (2.29%) CCNA
14 17 (2.29%) GIAC
15 16 (2.15%) CEH
16 14 (1.88%) CCNP
17 12 (1.62%) CCSP
18 11 (1.48%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (35.13%) PCI DSS
2 208 (27.99%) GDPR
3 86 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 85 (11.44%) COBIT
5 41 (5.52%) NIST 800
6 31 (4.17%) ISO 9001
7 30 (4.04%) Cyber Essentials
8 23 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 17 (2.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (1.75%) RMADS
12 12 (1.62%) ISO 22301
12 12 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (1.62%) SLA
13 11 (1.48%) HIPAA
13 11 (1.48%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (1.08%) ISO 31000
15 5 (0.67%) SSAE 16
16 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.54%) GCP
System Software
1 57 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.75%) vSphere
4 10 (1.35%) Docker
5 8 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.54%) XenApp
8 3 (0.40%) UAG
8 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.27%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.27%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.13%) IAG
10 1 (0.13%) iptables
10 1 (0.13%) Squid
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (3.36%) Nessus
2 15 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.81%) Opsview
5 6 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (0.67%) SCCM
6 5 (0.67%) SCOM
7 4 (0.54%) CASB
7 4 (0.54%) EnCase
7 4 (0.54%) FTK
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.54%) WSUS
8 3 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.40%) Nagios
8 3 (0.40%) Nmap
8 3 (0.40%) QRadar
8 3 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.94%) Cisco
3 37 (4.98%) VMware
4 29 (3.90%) Splunk
5 25 (3.36%) CheckPoint
6 24 (3.23%) CyberArk
7 17 (2.29%) McAfee
7 17 (2.29%) Oracle
7 17 (2.29%) Qualys
8 15 (2.02%) HP
9 13 (1.75%) Forcepoint
9 13 (1.75%) Palo Alto
9 13 (1.75%) Symantec
10 12 (1.62%) Barracuda Networks
10 12 (1.62%) Citrix
11 11 (1.48%) Trend Micro
12 10 (1.35%) AlienVault
13 9 (1.21%) IBM
14 8 (1.08%) Juniper
14 8 (1.08%) Red Hat