Period
to 29 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) over the 6 months to 29 March 2020 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 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 624 761 775
Rank change year-on-year +137 +14 +10
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) 69 119 110
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.08% 1.13% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 83 64
Median daily rate £541 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.87% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £361 £451 £350
90th Percentile £673 £829 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £541 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -1.59% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.79

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) 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 6,365 10,525 12,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 10.81% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,854 6,580 8,277
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £215 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 360 362
Median hourly rate £25.60 £21.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.98% -0.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.98 £12.19
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £22.61 £20.25 £24.56
% change year-on-year +11.68% -17.57% +17.12%

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) in the UK

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799).

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) in the UK

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) in the UK

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799).

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) in the UK

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Top 13 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 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) within the UK over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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 +119 59 £550 -8.33% 17
UK excluding London +103 37 £541 -1.59% 15
London +113 25 £550 -15.38% 3
South East +100 24 £550 +5.77% 6
North of England +55 8 £368 -41.20% 2
Work from Home +21 8 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +57 5 £350 -39.13% 1
North West +41 3 £563 -13.46% 1
Wales - 2 - -
Midlands +54 1 £550 -8.33% 2
West Midlands +53 1 £550 -10.20% 2
South West +25 1 - - 2
Scotland +10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799) 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 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799).

1 61 (88.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (75.36%) Information Security
3 44 (63.77%) CISSP
4 36 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (40.58%) NIST
6 25 (36.23%) GDPR
6 25 (36.23%) Firewall
6 25 (36.23%) Management Information System
7 24 (34.78%) Risk Management
7 24 (34.78%) AWS
8 23 (33.33%) GIAC
9 19 (27.54%) CISM
10 18 (26.09%) TOGAF
10 18 (26.09%) Degree
10 18 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (23.19%) PCI DSS
12 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
12 15 (21.74%) Security Architecture
12 15 (21.74%) OWASP
12 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
12 15 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (20.29%) Security Management
13 14 (20.29%) Qualys
13 14 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (17.39%) CISA
14 12 (17.39%) Finance
14 12 (17.39%) CLAS
14 12 (17.39%) SANS
14 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared

ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
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 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 24 (34.78%) AWS
2 11 (15.94%) Azure
3 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.35%) GCP
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (2.90%) IaaS
5 2 (2.90%) PaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Route 53
5 2 (2.90%) SaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.45%) GitHub
6 1 (1.45%) Office 365
6 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) Firewall
2 10 (14.49%) Network Security
3 9 (13.04%) WAN
4 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.90%) SAN
8 1 (1.45%) LAN
8 1 (1.45%) NAS
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Big Data
1 2 (2.90%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Retail
3 9 (13.04%) Police
4 8 (11.59%) Legal
5 5 (7.25%) Law
6 4 (5.80%) Electronics
6 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
6 4 (5.80%) Marketing
6 4 (5.80%) Public Sector
6 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Architect
2 18 (26.09%) Security Architect
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) Security Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) DevSecOps Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Information Security Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) Information Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.23%) Management Information System
2 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.35%) PMI
4 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) CESG
6 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (75.36%) Information Security
2 36 (52.17%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (34.78%) Risk Management
4 18 (26.09%) TOGAF
4 18 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
5 15 (21.74%) OWASP
5 15 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Security Architecture
6 14 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (20.29%) Security Management
7 11 (15.94%) Security Testing
8 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (14.49%) DevSecOps
8 10 (14.49%) Patch Management
8 10 (14.49%) Security Patching
8 10 (14.49%) Visualisation
9 9 (13.04%) SIEM
10 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (63.77%) CISSP
2 23 (33.33%) GIAC
3 19 (27.54%) CISM
4 18 (26.09%) Degree
5 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 12 (17.39%) CISA
6 12 (17.39%) CLAS
6 12 (17.39%) SANS
6 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 11 (15.94%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (13.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (13.04%) CCSP
8 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (11.59%) CRISC
10 4 (5.80%) CEH
11 3 (4.35%) CBAP
11 3 (4.35%) CISMP
11 3 (4.35%) ISSAP
11 3 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (88.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (40.58%) NIST
3 25 (36.23%) GDPR
4 16 (23.19%) PCI DSS
5 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 9 (13.04%) COBIT
7 8 (11.59%) NCSC
8 3 (4.35%) COSO
9 2 (2.90%) Basel II
9 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
9 2 (2.90%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (2.90%) EMIR
9 2 (2.90%) MiFID
9 2 (2.90%) RMADS
10 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.45%) PSD2
10 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.90%) SELinux
2 2 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.45%) Ansible
3 1 (1.45%) CASB
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) Suricata
3 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Qualys
2 11 (15.94%) McAfee
3 9 (13.04%) Rapid7
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.25%) Splunk
5 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 4 (5.80%) Symantec
6 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.90%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.90%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (2.90%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.90%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.90%) VMware
8 1 (1.45%) OneLogin
8 1 (1.45%) Thycotic