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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 264 310
Rank change year-on-year -35 +46  
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 337 475 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.22% 7.68% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 322 229
Median daily rate £458 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £352 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £416
% change year-on-year - +8.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.14% +68.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.14% +68.75%  

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 5422 6184 6340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.07% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3529 4005 3845
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 193 182
Median hourly rate £22.25 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.74% +2.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £25.56
% change year-on-year -27.27% +29.10%  

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -23 322 £465 -1.37% 171
London -13 113 £475 -9.52% 63
South East +20 96 £475 +7.89% 33
Hampshire +33 50 £475 +10.46% 7
East of England -5 29 £450 +5.88% 13
South West -11 24 £400 -11.11% 16
Berkshire +27 23 £533 +21.71% 6
Yorkshire +26 23 £550 +34.14% 9
City of London -1 19 £500 -2.91% 16
North West -18 13 £295 -46.36% 17
Sheffield +16 12 £600 +20.00%
South Yorkshire +16 12 £600 +20.00%
Bedfordshire +15 12 £450 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +7 12 £398 -0.62% 11
Wiltshire +6 11 £365 -33.63% 2
Hertfordshire +4 10 £350 -12.50% 5
Scotland +19 9 £425 -10.52% 3
Bristol +9 9 £519 +29.68% 5
Surrey -9 9 £500 +5.26% 13
Winchester +2 8 £463 +4.40%
Swindon +1 8 £400 -27.27% 1
Southampton - 8 £450 - 2
Fareham - 8 £475 -
West Yorkshire +10 7 £300 -26.82% 8
Cheshire +27 6 £295 -50.83%
Reading +20 6 £575 +27.77%
East Midlands -9 6 £488 -20.40% 3
North East - 6 £390 - 6
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
South Wales +15 5 £356 -28.75% 12

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 321 (54.68%) Information Security
2 225 (38.33%) CISSP
3 180 (30.66%) PCI DSS
4 145 (24.70%) ITIL
5 136 (23.17%) CISM
6 128 (21.81%) Firewall
7 115 (19.59%) Security Cleared
8 98 (16.70%) Cisco
9 96 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
10 93 (15.84%) Risk Management
11 89 (15.16%) SC Cleared
12 81 (13.80%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (13.63%) Finance
14 77 (13.12%) Security Management
15 75 (12.78%) Data Protection
16 72 (12.27%) Security Architecture
17 70 (11.93%) SIEM
18 69 (11.75%) ISMS
19 68 (11.58%) CISA
19 68 (11.58%) Windows
20 67 (11.41%) Management Information System
21 64 (10.90%) Information Assurance
22 63 (10.73%) Information Security Management
23 62 (10.56%) Project Management
24 58 (9.88%) Degree
25 54 (9.20%) Data Centre
26 53 (9.03%) CheckPoint
27 52 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
28 51 (8.69%) CESG
28 51 (8.69%) Microsoft

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 10 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.19%) CMS
4 6 (1.02%) ColdFusion
4 6 (1.02%) Railo
4 6 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.68%) Apache
5 4 (0.68%) IIS
6 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.34%) JBoss
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.26%) SaaS
4 19 (3.24%) IaaS
5 13 (2.21%) Mimecast
5 13 (2.21%) Office 365
6 10 (1.70%) PaaS
7 8 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.51%) Yammer
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.17%) G Suite
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (21.81%) Firewall
2 44 (7.50%) Network Security
3 40 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.47%) WAN
5 33 (5.62%) LAN
6 24 (4.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (3.92%) Internet
8 22 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (3.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 21 (3.58%) Wireless
10 17 (2.90%) DNS
11 16 (2.73%) SAN
12 15 (2.56%) NetScaler
12 15 (2.56%) VPN
13 12 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (1.70%) SSL
15 9 (1.53%) IPsec
15 9 (1.53%) WebEx
16 8 (1.36%) 2G
16 8 (1.36%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.87%) NonStop SQL
3 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.85%) Star Schema
4 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.34%) MySQL
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.34%) Redis
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.02%) Hudson
2 6 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.51%) JIRA
4 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) Redmine
General
1 80 (13.63%) Finance
2 34 (5.79%) Legal
3 28 (4.77%) Retail
4 18 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.70%) Banking
6 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.02%) Marketing
8 5 (0.85%) Local Government
9 4 (0.68%) Electronics
9 4 (0.68%) Law
9 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) Military
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 125 (21.29%) Consultant
2 109 (18.57%) Analyst
3 94 (16.01%) Security Consultant
4 88 (14.99%) Architect
5 78 (13.29%) Security Analyst
6 68 (11.58%) Security Architect
7 65 (11.07%) Security Manager
8 42 (7.16%) Information Security Consultant
9 37 (6.30%) Security Engineer
10 29 (4.94%) Information Analyst
10 29 (4.94%) Information Security Analyst
11 28 (4.77%) Information Manager
12 26 (4.43%) Information Security Manager
12 26 (4.43%) Security Specialist
13 24 (4.09%) Project Manager
14 23 (3.92%) Information Assurance Consultant
14 23 (3.92%) IT Analyst
14 23 (3.92%) IT Manager
15 22 (3.75%) Network Engineer
16 18 (3.07%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.26%) Web Services
2 10 (1.70%) SAML
3 7 (1.19%) CSS
3 7 (1.19%) HTML
3 7 (1.19%) jQuery
4 6 (1.02%) HTML5
4 6 (1.02%) SailPoint
4 6 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (0.85%) OpenID
6 4 (0.68%) .NET
6 4 (0.68%) OAuth
7 3 (0.51%) COM
8 2 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.34%) JAAS
8 2 (0.34%) Java EE
8 2 (0.34%) JMS
8 2 (0.34%) JMX
8 2 (0.34%) JNDI
8 2 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.41%) Management Information System
2 54 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 51 (8.69%) CESG
4 26 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
4 26 (4.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (4.26%) CESG CLAS
6 23 (3.92%) PKI
7 13 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
8 11 (1.87%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.36%) Clustering
9 8 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.19%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
11 6 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.68%) BYOD
13 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.58%) Windows
2 31 (5.28%) Linux
3 27 (4.60%) Unix
4 23 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.19%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.85%) Solaris
11 4 (0.68%) AIX
12 2 (0.34%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (54.68%) Information Security
2 145 (24.70%) ITIL
3 96 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (15.84%) Risk Management
5 81 (13.80%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (13.12%) Security Management
7 75 (12.78%) Data Protection
8 72 (12.27%) Security Architecture
9 70 (11.93%) SIEM
10 69 (11.75%) ISMS
11 64 (10.90%) Information Assurance
12 63 (10.73%) Information Security Management
13 62 (10.56%) Project Management
14 52 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
15 48 (8.18%) Security Operations
15 48 (8.18%) Service Management
16 41 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
17 40 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (6.30%) Scrum
18 37 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.24%) SQL
2 13 (2.21%) Java
3 8 (1.36%) C
4 7 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.19%) Perl
4 7 (1.19%) Python
5 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.85%) Ruby
6 3 (0.51%) C++
7 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) C#
8 1 (0.17%) Scala
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 225 (38.33%) CISSP
2 136 (23.17%) CISM
3 115 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 89 (15.16%) SC Cleared
5 68 (11.58%) CISA
6 58 (9.88%) Degree
7 43 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (7.16%) CLAS
9 32 (5.45%) SANS
10 27 (4.60%) CCSP
10 27 (4.60%) CRISC
11 21 (3.58%) CEH
11 21 (3.58%) CISMP
12 20 (3.41%) CCNP
12 20 (3.41%) SSCP
13 19 (3.24%) CESG Certified Professional
14 17 (2.90%) DV Cleared
14 17 (2.90%) ISEB
15 16 (2.73%) GIAC
15 16 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (30.66%) PCI DSS
2 49 (8.35%) COBIT
3 42 (7.16%) GDPR
4 32 (5.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 25 (4.26%) ISO27002
6 23 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (3.92%) SLA
7 15 (2.56%) ISO 9001
8 13 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (2.04%) ISO22301
9 12 (2.04%) ISO27005
9 12 (2.04%) RMADS
10 6 (1.02%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.02%) QA
11 5 (0.85%) GPG13
11 5 (0.85%) PMO
12 3 (0.51%) BS25999
12 3 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.51%) ISO19770
12 3 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 43 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.53%) vSphere
4 7 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.85%) Snort
5 5 (0.85%) vCloud
6 2 (0.34%) Docker
6 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.17%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (2.56%) SCOM
3 13 (2.21%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.70%) SCCM
5 9 (1.53%) Nessus
5 9 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.51%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (0.51%) Nmap
9 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.51%) Puppet
9 3 (0.51%) RSA enVision
9 3 (0.51%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.34%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 98 (16.70%) Cisco
2 53 (9.03%) CheckPoint
3 51 (8.69%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.01%) VMware
5 35 (5.96%) Palo Alto
6 34 (5.79%) Juniper
6 34 (5.79%) Splunk
7 28 (4.77%) Intel Security
8 24 (4.09%) F5
9 21 (3.58%) FireEye
10 19 (3.24%) Oracle
11 18 (3.07%) Tufin
12 17 (2.90%) Citrix
12 17 (2.90%) HP
13 15 (2.56%) Blue Coat
14 14 (2.39%) Qualys
14 14 (2.39%) TippingPoint
15 11 (1.87%) Aruba
15 11 (1.87%) SAP
15 11 (1.87%) SolarWinds
West Sussex
Networking People
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago