Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 270 365
Rank change year-on-year -67 +95 -58
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 723 949 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.94% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.81% 7.35% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 560 400
UK median daily rate £523 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +33.33% -26.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.21% +30.00% -28.57%

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 10,621 12,910 11,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.82% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,639 8,432 7,200
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 358 385
UK median hourly rate £20.42 £21.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% -0.69% -14.85%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.45
% change year-on-year -10.02% +0.22% -11.96%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -73 669 £525 +10.53% 374
UK excluding London -70 423 £500 +11.11% 277
London -49 279 £575 +15.00% 111
South East -38 166 £500 +17.65% 72
North of England -49 100 £500 +5.26% 70
Midlands -12 51 £538 +13.16% 58
North West -32 47 £500 - 44
West Midlands -10 39 £600 +33.33% 52
Yorkshire -37 36 £450 - 24
South West -56 34 £450 +27.21% 27
East of England -23 30 £413 -5.71% 36
Scotland -7 26 £438 +9.38% 10
North East +4 17 £425 -15.00% 2
Wales +6 14 £475 +52.00% 4
East Midlands +5 11 £388 -19.60% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 378 (52.28%) Information Security
2 241 (33.33%) CISSP
3 207 (28.63%) PCI DSS
3 207 (28.63%) Cybersecurity
4 185 (25.59%) CISM
5 156 (21.58%) Risk Management
6 152 (21.02%) Finance
7 147 (20.33%) GDPR
8 144 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
9 134 (18.53%) Management Information System
10 119 (16.46%) Linux
11 118 (16.32%) SIEM
12 117 (16.18%) CISA
13 115 (15.91%) ITIL
14 110 (15.21%) Security Cleared
15 105 (14.52%) Firewall
16 98 (13.55%) Security Architecture
16 98 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 95 (13.14%) Security Management
18 90 (12.45%) Project Management
18 90 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 89 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
20 88 (12.17%) Security Operations
21 84 (11.62%) Degree
22 82 (11.34%) Microsoft
22 82 (11.34%) Data Protection
23 78 (10.79%) SC Cleared
24 71 (9.82%) Windows
25 69 (9.54%) Splunk
25 69 (9.54%) Vulnerability 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 20 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.80%) IIS
3 10 (1.38%) Apache
4 8 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.55%) Confluence
7 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) WordPress
8 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.38%) SAP GRC
2 7 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.28%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 144 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 37 (5.12%) Office 365
4 30 (4.15%) SaaS
5 21 (2.90%) IaaS
5 21 (2.90%) PaaS
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.83%) G Suite
8 6 (0.83%) Serverless
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.41%) Akamai
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.41%) Route 53
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.28%) Slack
13 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 105 (14.52%) Firewall
2 51 (7.05%) VPN
3 43 (5.95%) Network Security
4 31 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (3.60%) DNS
6 25 (3.46%) WAN
7 19 (2.63%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.35%) LAN
9 14 (1.94%) Internet
10 11 (1.52%) VoIP
11 9 (1.24%) BGP
11 9 (1.24%) HTTP
11 9 (1.24%) IPsec
11 9 (1.24%) MPLS
11 9 (1.24%) NFC
11 9 (1.24%) Wireless
12 8 (1.11%) 2G
12 8 (1.11%) 3G
12 8 (1.11%) 4G
12 8 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.11%) Big Data
4 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.97%) MySQL
4 7 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.55%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.41%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.41%) QlikView
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.28%) HBase
8 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.28%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.01%) Sonatype Nexus
3 28 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.18%) JIRA
5 12 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.52%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.69%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.28%) AppScan
9 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.14%) Bower
10 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.14%) git-flow
10 1 (0.14%) gulp
10 1 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 152 (21.02%) Finance
2 59 (8.16%) Legal
3 41 (5.67%) Retail
3 41 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.87%) Banking
5 15 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.80%) Law
7 11 (1.52%) Back Office
7 11 (1.52%) Marketing
8 6 (0.83%) Billing
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.69%) Publishing
9 5 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 158 (21.85%) Consultant
2 133 (18.40%) Security Consultant
3 120 (16.60%) Architect
4 95 (13.14%) Analyst
5 84 (11.62%) Security Architect
6 64 (8.85%) Security Manager
7 63 (8.71%) Security Analyst
8 39 (5.39%) Information Security Consultant
8 39 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 37 (5.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 35 (4.84%) Security Engineer
11 34 (4.70%) Security Specialist
12 29 (4.01%) Information Manager
13 27 (3.73%) Information Analyst
13 27 (3.73%) Information Security Manager
14 24 (3.32%) Information Security Analyst
15 22 (3.04%) Risk Manager
16 21 (2.90%) Auditor
16 21 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
16 21 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.39%) Web Services
2 11 (1.52%) LDAP
3 10 (1.38%) JSON
4 8 (1.11%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.97%) .NET
5 7 (0.97%) OAuth
6 6 (0.83%) Middleware
7 5 (0.69%) EDIFACT
7 5 (0.69%) LAMP
8 4 (0.55%) CSS
8 4 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.55%) OpenID
8 4 (0.55%) SAML
9 3 (0.41%) CakePHP
9 3 (0.41%) HTML
9 3 (0.41%) J2EE
9 3 (0.41%) Kafka
9 3 (0.41%) SOAP
10 2 (0.28%) REST
10 2 (0.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.53%) Management Information System
2 46 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.87%) Cyberthreat
5 25 (3.46%) Public Cloud
6 22 (3.04%) PKI
7 18 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (2.49%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.66%) CESG
10 10 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.11%) PMI
13 7 (0.97%) Cybercrime
13 7 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.97%) NHS
14 6 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.46%) Linux
2 71 (9.82%) Windows
3 32 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.49%) Unix
6 14 (1.94%) Solaris
7 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.11%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.55%) CentOS
10 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Android
12 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (52.28%) Information Security
2 207 (28.63%) Cybersecurity
3 156 (21.58%) Risk Management
4 118 (16.32%) SIEM
5 115 (15.91%) ITIL
6 98 (13.55%) Security Architecture
7 95 (13.14%) Security Management
8 90 (12.45%) Project Management
9 89 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
10 88 (12.17%) Security Operations
11 82 (11.34%) Data Protection
12 69 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
13 67 (9.27%) TOGAF
14 66 (9.13%) DevOps
15 63 (8.71%) Information Assurance
16 59 (8.16%) ISMS
17 58 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
17 58 (8.02%) Information Security Management
18 56 (7.75%) Threat Management
19 55 (7.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.39%) SQL
2 36 (4.98%) Java
3 29 (4.01%) Python
4 21 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.49%) C#
6 14 (1.94%) C
7 11 (1.52%) Ruby
8 10 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.11%) Perl
9 8 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.41%) Scala
10 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.28%) C++
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) COBOL
12 1 (0.14%) MUMPS
12 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 241 (33.33%) CISSP
2 185 (25.59%) CISM
3 117 (16.18%) CISA
4 110 (15.21%) Security Cleared
5 84 (11.62%) Degree
6 78 (10.79%) SC Cleared
7 44 (6.09%) SANS
8 43 (5.95%) CRISC
9 38 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (4.84%) AWS Certification
11 30 (4.15%) GIAC
12 29 (4.01%) DV Cleared
12 29 (4.01%) RHCE
13 28 (3.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (2.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 16 (2.21%) CLAS
17 15 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 15 (2.07%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (28.63%) PCI DSS
2 147 (20.33%) GDPR
3 98 (13.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 52 (7.19%) COBIT
5 46 (6.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (4.70%) ISO 9001
8 30 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 24 (3.32%) QA
10 21 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (1.66%) ISAE 3402
13 11 (1.52%) ISO 22301
14 10 (1.38%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.97%) COSO
15 7 (0.97%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.97%) PMO
16 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.69%) SLA
18 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.24%) ISA Server
5 8 (1.11%) Docker
6 7 (0.97%) vSphere
7 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.83%) XenApp
8 4 (0.55%) HDFS
8 4 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.41%) Squid
9 3 (0.41%) Varnish
9 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.14%) LXC
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (4.84%) Puppet
2 32 (4.43%) Ansible
2 32 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (3.73%) SELinux
4 19 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 18 (2.49%) Nessus
6 15 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (1.94%) QRadar
8 11 (1.52%) Suricata
9 9 (1.24%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.24%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 8 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 7 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.69%) EnCase
12 5 (0.69%) FTK
12 5 (0.69%) SCCM
13 4 (0.55%) CASB
13 4 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.55%) Mesos
13 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.54%) Splunk
3 58 (8.02%) Qualys
4 55 (7.61%) Cisco
5 44 (6.09%) Oracle
6 34 (4.70%) Red Hat
7 30 (4.15%) VMware
8 28 (3.87%) SAP
9 27 (3.73%) Google
10 23 (3.18%) McAfee
11 21 (2.90%) IBM
12 17 (2.35%) HP
13 15 (2.07%) ArcSight
13 15 (2.07%) Juniper
14 14 (1.94%) F5
14 14 (1.94%) Imperva
15 13 (1.80%) Citrix
15 13 (1.80%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.66%) Fortinet
17 11 (1.52%) Blue Coat