Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 356 306
Rank change year-on-year +88 -50 +82
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 956 645 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.32% 5.77% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 441 529
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £317
90th Percentile £675 £650 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 29
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £55.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £19.90 £46.40 £29.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £75.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +10.00% +11.11%

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 13,057 11,172 12,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.02% 11.50% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,573 7,299 8,030
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 401 475
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.50 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 +74 899 £475 +4.11% 349
UK excluding London +70 569 £429 -4.78% 228
London +79 369 £500 +5.26% 132
South East +42 230 £425 -13.71% 64
North of England +52 118 £475 +11.76% 64
East of England +20 67 £425 +21.43% 30
South West -3 63 £414 -8.06% 19
North West +25 56 £500 +11.11% 36
Yorkshire +41 54 £450 -25.93% 21
Midlands +16 48 £425 -14.14% 38
Scotland +26 37 £381 -35.11% 11
West Midlands +10 34 £425 -12.37% 26
East Midlands +17 14 £375 -16.67% 12
North East +33 8 £500 +25.00% 7
Wales +3 8 £300 -20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 549 (57.43%) Information Security
2 330 (34.52%) CISSP
3 306 (32.01%) PCI DSS
4 245 (25.63%) GDPR
5 240 (25.10%) CISM
6 227 (23.74%) Cybersecurity
7 215 (22.49%) Data Protection
8 191 (19.98%) Risk Management
9 177 (18.51%) Firewall
10 174 (18.20%) ITIL
11 171 (17.89%) Management Information System
12 164 (17.15%) Finance
13 143 (14.96%) Windows
14 132 (13.81%) SIEM
15 119 (12.45%) Security Management
16 117 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 111 (11.61%) COBIT
18 104 (10.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 99 (10.36%) Degree
20 98 (10.25%) Penetration Testing
21 97 (10.15%) ISMS
22 96 (10.04%) Linux
23 95 (9.94%) Microsoft
24 94 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
24 94 (9.83%) Security Cleared
25 93 (9.73%) Project Management
26 92 (9.62%) CISA
27 90 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
28 89 (9.31%) Security Architecture
29 86 (9.00%) Security Operations

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 30 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.62%) IIS
3 10 (1.05%) Confluence
4 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.21%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.21%) nginx
8 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.21%) RMDS
2 2 (0.21%) SAP SM
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.82%) IaaS
4 25 (2.62%) SaaS
5 24 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.41%) Office 365
7 19 (1.99%) PaaS
8 16 (1.67%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.10%) npm
10 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (18.51%) Firewall
2 61 (6.38%) Network Security
3 55 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (4.81%) SAN
5 44 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 44 (4.60%) WAN
6 35 (3.66%) LAN
7 32 (3.35%) VPN
8 28 (2.93%) Internet
8 28 (2.93%) Intranet
9 24 (2.51%) DNS
10 21 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (2.09%) SSL
12 18 (1.88%) VoIP
13 17 (1.78%) IPsec
14 15 (1.57%) NAS
14 15 (1.57%) VLAN
15 13 (1.36%) NetScaler
15 13 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
16 12 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.46%) Star Schema
3 11 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
6 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.31%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.21%) Adabas
10 2 (0.21%) QlikView
11 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.10%) MySQL
11 1 (0.10%) OLAP
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (2.09%) JIRA
2 13 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.15%) TeamCity
3 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.94%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.94%) Maven
4 9 (0.94%) NuGet
5 5 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.10%) git-flow
8 1 (0.10%) Gradle
8 1 (0.10%) Grunt
8 1 (0.10%) gulp
8 1 (0.10%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 164 (17.15%) Finance
2 73 (7.64%) Legal
3 62 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 43 (4.50%) Retail
5 37 (3.87%) Law
6 31 (3.24%) Banking
7 22 (2.30%) Marketing
8 12 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.63%) Billing
10 6 (0.63%) Electronics
10 6 (0.63%) Military
11 5 (0.52%) Automotive
12 4 (0.42%) Advertising
12 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 185 (19.35%) Consultant
2 156 (16.32%) Analyst
3 146 (15.27%) Security Consultant
4 122 (12.76%) Security Manager
5 113 (11.82%) Architect
6 108 (11.30%) Security Analyst
7 68 (7.11%) Project Manager
7 68 (7.11%) Security Architect
8 62 (6.49%) Information Analyst
9 60 (6.28%) Information Security Analyst
9 60 (6.28%) Security Specialist
10 48 (5.02%) Information Security Consultant
11 47 (4.92%) Information Security Manager
12 44 (4.60%) Information Manager
12 44 (4.60%) Security Project Manager
13 39 (4.08%) IT Manager
14 27 (2.82%) Business Analyst
15 26 (2.72%) GDPR Consultant
15 26 (2.72%) IT Security Manager
16 25 (2.62%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.20%) Web Services
2 19 (1.99%) .NET
3 13 (1.36%) REST
4 12 (1.26%) JSON
4 12 (1.26%) Node.js
4 12 (1.26%) SAML
5 9 (0.94%) .NET Core
5 9 (0.94%) CSS
5 9 (0.94%) XML
6 8 (0.84%) SOAP
7 6 (0.63%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.42%) JTAPI
8 4 (0.42%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.42%) RFC 2833
8 4 (0.42%) TAPI
9 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.31%) RESTful
9 3 (0.31%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.21%) Kafka
10 2 (0.21%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 171 (17.89%) Management Information System
2 86 (9.00%) CESG
3 67 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (5.54%) Data Centre
5 49 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (3.35%) PKI
7 30 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 29 (3.03%) Public Cloud
9 21 (2.20%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.46%) NHS
11 13 (1.36%) Clustering
11 13 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.15%) Cyberattack
13 11 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
15 9 (0.94%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
16 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.96%) Windows
2 96 (10.04%) Linux
3 36 (3.77%) Unix
4 33 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.42%) Debian
9 4 (0.42%) Fedora
10 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Android
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (57.43%) Information Security
2 227 (23.74%) Cybersecurity
3 215 (22.49%) Data Protection
4 191 (19.98%) Risk Management
5 174 (18.20%) ITIL
6 132 (13.81%) SIEM
7 119 (12.45%) Security Management
8 117 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 98 (10.25%) Penetration Testing
10 97 (10.15%) ISMS
11 94 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (9.73%) Project Management
13 90 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
14 89 (9.31%) Security Architecture
15 86 (9.00%) Security Operations
16 82 (8.58%) Information Security Management
16 82 (8.58%) Risk Assessment
17 57 (5.96%) Service Management
18 55 (5.75%) PRINCE2
19 51 (5.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.14%) SQL
2 26 (2.72%) Python
3 22 (2.30%) Java
4 18 (1.88%) C#
5 16 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.94%) C++
7 9 (0.94%) COBOL
7 9 (0.94%) CQL
7 9 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.84%) C
8 8 (0.84%) Ruby
9 6 (0.63%) MUMPS
9 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.31%) Perl
11 2 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.10%) ES6
12 1 (0.10%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 330 (34.52%) CISSP
2 240 (25.10%) CISM
3 99 (10.36%) Degree
4 94 (9.83%) Security Cleared
5 92 (9.62%) CISA
6 64 (6.69%) SANS
7 63 (6.59%) SC Cleared
8 55 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (3.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 30 (3.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 28 (2.93%) CESG Certified Professional
13 25 (2.62%) CCSP
14 23 (2.41%) GIAC
14 23 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (2.09%) CRISC
16 19 (1.99%) CLAS
16 19 (1.99%) SSCP
17 18 (1.88%) CCNA
17 18 (1.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (32.01%) PCI DSS
2 245 (25.63%) GDPR
3 111 (11.61%) COBIT
4 104 (10.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 60 (6.28%) ISO 9001
6 49 (5.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 26 (2.72%) SLA
8 24 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 22 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (2.09%) NIST 800
10 20 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (1.88%) ISO 22301
11 18 (1.88%) RMADS
12 14 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 12 (1.26%) PA-DSS
14 9 (0.94%) CESG Infosec
15 8 (0.84%) PMO
16 7 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.73%) ISO 31000
17 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 52 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 17 (1.78%) vSphere
4 15 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.05%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.73%) XenApp
7 6 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.63%) Docker
8 5 (0.52%) UAG
9 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.21%) IAG
10 2 (0.21%) Snort
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (3.56%) Nessus
2 21 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (1.78%) SCCM
4 14 (1.46%) Ansible
4 14 (1.46%) SCOM
5 10 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (0.94%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (0.94%) Opsview
6 9 (0.94%) Terraform
7 7 (0.73%) OSSEC
7 7 (0.73%) Packer
8 6 (0.63%) Puppet
8 6 (0.63%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.42%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.42%) Nagios
9 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.58%) Cisco
3 50 (5.23%) VMware
4 38 (3.97%) McAfee
5 34 (3.56%) HP
6 31 (3.24%) CheckPoint
6 31 (3.24%) Oracle
7 29 (3.03%) Citrix
8 28 (2.93%) Qualys
9 25 (2.62%) Splunk
10 23 (2.41%) Forcepoint
11 21 (2.20%) Juniper
12 20 (2.09%) Symantec
13 19 (1.99%) SAP
14 14 (1.46%) AlienVault
15 13 (1.36%) 3PAR
16 12 (1.26%) Palo Alto
17 11 (1.15%) CyberArk
17 11 (1.15%) FireEye
17 11 (1.15%) Trend Micro