ISO/IEC 27001 Contracts

ISO/IEC 27001
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 211 282 298
Rank change year-on-year +71 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 502 655 824
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.99% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.85% 7.61% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 457 612
10th Percentile £367 £413 £354
25th Percentile £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £600 £543
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +10.60% +8.50%
75th Percentile £667 £688 £638
90th Percentile £750 £738 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £595 £520
% change year-on-year -3.36% +14.42% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 12
10th Percentile - £45.00 £40.62
25th Percentile £42.25 £59.73 £43.95
Median hourly rate £44.50 £72.98 £54.69
Median % change year-on-year -39.02% +33.44% +104.57%
75th Percentile £62.56 £77.50 £64.84
90th Percentile £83.41 £79.30 £69.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £73.38 £54.43
% change year-on-year -39.35% +34.81% +103.59%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,392 8,606 11,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.44% 13.07% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,129 5,904 8,061
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £406 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £516 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.71% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £640 £600
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 225 281
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.21 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.48 £18.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% +30.64%
75th Percentile £48.75 £63.23 £49.25
90th Percentile £71.92 £77.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.89 £21.05
% change year-on-year -21.59% +51.51% +0.21%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001.

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27001
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +68 442 £575 -4.17% 451
UK excluding London +28 245 £575 -3.36% 279
London +99 225 £575 -8.00% 192
Work from Home +57 190 £575 -4.17% 230
South East +7 67 £595 -0.83% 71
South West +31 52 £600 -4.00% 35
North of England +42 38 £550 +15.79% 68
Scotland +26 31 £525 -4.55% 26
Midlands -1 26 £450 -25.00% 50
East of England +29 23 £613 -2.00% 23
North West +23 22 £563 +18.42% 40
West Midlands -9 19 £450 -25.00% 27
Yorkshire +28 15 £550 +37.50% 20
Wales +15 8 £550 -4.35% 9
East Midlands +20 7 £463 -33.93% 23
North East - 1 £400 - 8

ISO/IEC 27001
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.19%) Microsoft Exchange
3 6 (1.20%) nginx
4 5 (1.00%) CMS
4 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.80%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.40%) Confluence
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 85 (16.93%) Azure
2 60 (11.95%) AWS
3 28 (5.58%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (4.78%) SaaS
5 23 (4.58%) GCP
6 17 (3.39%) Azure DevOps
7 16 (3.19%) IaaS
8 11 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (2.19%) Azure Sentinel
8 11 (2.19%) PaaS
9 7 (1.39%) Entra ID
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.20%) Azure AKS
10 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.20%) GitHub
11 5 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.00%) Serverless
12 4 (0.80%) Azure Monitor
13 3 (0.60%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.60%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.55%) Firewall
2 30 (5.98%) Network Security
3 21 (4.18%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.19%) DNS
4 11 (2.19%) HTTPS
5 9 (1.79%) VPN
6 8 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.39%) FTP
7 7 (1.39%) HTTP
7 7 (1.39%) WAN
8 5 (1.00%) LAN
8 5 (1.00%) Skype
9 4 (0.80%) Internet
9 4 (0.80%) Intranet
9 4 (0.80%) IPsec
9 4 (0.80%) SAN
10 3 (0.60%) Broadband
10 3 (0.60%) SNMP
11 2 (0.40%) DMZ
11 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.39%) MySQL
1 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.80%) Big Data
2 4 (0.80%) Couchbase
2 4 (0.80%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.60%) DynamoDB
3 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.40%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.00%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) Git
3 3 (0.60%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.40%) GitLab
4 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.40%) RStudio
General
1 119 (23.71%) Social Skills
2 90 (17.93%) Finance
3 80 (15.94%) Public Sector
4 51 (10.16%) Legal
5 35 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (5.98%) Banking
7 22 (4.38%) Manufacturing
8 17 (3.39%) Local Government
8 17 (3.39%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.99%) Retail
10 8 (1.59%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.59%) Law
11 6 (1.20%) Electronics
11 6 (1.20%) Marketing
12 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.00%) German Language
13 4 (0.80%) French Language
13 4 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 91 (18.13%) Analyst
2 89 (17.73%) Architect
3 85 (16.93%) Consultant
4 67 (13.35%) Security Consultant
5 66 (13.15%) Security Architect
6 59 (11.75%) Senior
7 55 (10.96%) Security Analyst
8 38 (7.57%) Lead
9 29 (5.78%) Security Manager
10 27 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 27 (5.38%) Security Specialist
11 23 (4.58%) Information Security Consultant
12 20 (3.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 17 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 17 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
14 15 (2.99%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 15 (2.99%) Senior Security Specialist
15 13 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
15 13 (2.59%) Information Analyst
15 13 (2.59%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.99%) YAML
2 6 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (0.80%) JSON
3 4 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (0.80%) OAuth
3 4 (0.80%) OpenID
4 3 (0.60%) FIDO
4 3 (0.60%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.60%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.60%) XACML
5 2 (0.40%) Middleware
5 2 (0.40%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.20%) JWT
6 1 (0.20%) LDAP
6 1 (0.20%) OpenAPI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.20%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) SAML
6 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.14%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.98%) Cyber Threat
3 17 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (3.39%) Onboarding
4 15 (2.99%) Operational Technology
5 14 (2.79%) Security Posture
6 13 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.19%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.99%) IoT
8 10 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.39%) Cyber Security Posture
11 6 (1.20%) CESG
11 6 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) PKI
11 6 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.00%) Product Ownership
12 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.37%) Windows
2 31 (6.18%) Linux
3 13 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.19%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.79%) Unix
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (1.00%) CentOS
7 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) MVS
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (47.41%) Cybersecurity
2 221 (44.02%) Information Security
3 176 (35.06%) Risk Management
4 85 (16.93%) SIEM
5 67 (13.35%) Cloud Security
6 65 (12.95%) Security Architecture
7 60 (11.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 57 (11.35%) ITIL
9 56 (11.16%) Data Protection
10 49 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (9.56%) Project Management
11 48 (9.56%) Security Management
12 46 (9.16%) DevOps
13 41 (8.17%) Incident Response
13 41 (8.17%) Penetration Testing
14 40 (7.97%) Incident Management
15 39 (7.77%) Information Assurance
16 37 (7.37%) Identity Access Management
17 36 (7.17%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.39%) Python
3 7 (1.39%) SQL
4 6 (1.20%) Bash
5 4 (0.80%) Java
5 4 (0.80%) PHP
6 3 (0.60%) Go
7 2 (0.40%) R
8 1 (0.20%) C#
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 155 (30.88%) CISSP
2 138 (27.49%) Security Cleared
3 121 (24.10%) CISM
4 115 (22.91%) SC Cleared
5 77 (15.34%) Degree
6 48 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (9.36%) CISA
8 40 (7.97%) CESG Certified Professional
9 32 (6.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 30 (5.98%) CRISC
11 25 (4.98%) SANS
12 22 (4.38%) CCSK
13 21 (4.18%) CLAS
14 19 (3.78%) DV Cleared
15 18 (3.59%) CCNP
16 16 (3.19%) CEH
17 15 (2.99%) ISACA
18 13 (2.59%) GIAC
19 12 (2.39%) CISMP
20 9 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (53.39%) NIST
2 75 (14.94%) GDPR
3 67 (13.35%) PCI DSS
4 62 (12.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (9.16%) NCSC
6 44 (8.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 42 (8.37%) GRC
8 37 (7.37%) COBIT
9 35 (6.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 34 (6.77%) JSP 440
11 29 (5.78%) NIST 800
12 27 (5.38%) RMADS
13 26 (5.18%) HIPAA
14 21 (4.18%) ISO 22301
15 16 (3.19%) ISO 9001
15 16 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 14 (2.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (2.59%) California Consumer Privacy Act
18 9 (1.79%) Government Security Classifications
18 9 (1.79%) SOC 2
System Software
1 24 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.59%) Docker
3 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) Squid
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (6.18%) Terraform
2 19 (3.78%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.99%) Ansible
4 6 (1.20%) Nessus
5 3 (0.60%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.60%) VxRail
6 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.40%) Kibana
6 2 (0.40%) logstash
6 2 (0.40%) Nmap
6 2 (0.40%) Packer
6 2 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.20%) CASB
7 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.20%) Progress Chef
7 1 (0.20%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 99 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.39%) Cisco
3 14 (2.79%) Google
4 11 (2.19%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.59%) Sparx
6 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.39%) Remedy
6 7 (1.39%) SAP
6 7 (1.39%) VMware
7 6 (1.20%) Citrix
7 6 (1.20%) CyberArk
7 6 (1.20%) Oracle
7 6 (1.20%) Qualys
7 6 (1.20%) Splunk
8 5 (1.00%) Becrypt
8 5 (1.00%) Darktrace
8 5 (1.00%) Rapid7
9 4 (0.80%) CrowdStrike
9 4 (0.80%) Palo Alto
9 4 (0.80%) Sophos