Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27005 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27005 over the 6 months to 28 May 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 27005
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 603 819 889
Rank change year-on-year +216 +70 -55
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27005 10 22 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.024% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 6
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £519 £497 £494
90th Percentile £675 £728 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £513
% change year-on-year +7.21% +0.10% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

ISO/IEC 27005 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 4,639 9,467 12,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.90% 10.43% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,724 5,816 7,863
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £647 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 367 361
Median hourly rate £26.48 £22.75 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.40% -0.42% -0.46%
10th Percentile £13.07 £10.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.35 £52.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £24.30 £23.17
% change year-on-year -7.20% +4.84% +0.01%

ISO/IEC 27005
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27005 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27005 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27005.

Daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27005 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27005
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISO/IEC 27005 over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27005 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISO/IEC 27005.

Hourly rate trend for ISO/IEC 27005 in the UK

ISO/IEC 27005
Top 6 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 27005 within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 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 +232 10 £550 - 2
UK excluding London +168 10 £550 +7.21% 2
South East +124 6 £550 +7.26%
South West - 3 £650 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27005 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 27005.

1 9 (90.00%) CISSP
1 9 (90.00%) Security Management
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (80.00%) ISMS
3 7 (70.00%) CISM
4 6 (60.00%) Qualys
5 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (50.00%) Information Security Management
5 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (40.00%) CISMP
6 4 (40.00%) PKI
6 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
6 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (40.00%) CMDB
6 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (40.00%) Cryptography
6 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
6 4 (40.00%) Smart Energy
6 4 (40.00%) IISP
7 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (30.00%) GDPR
7 3 (30.00%) ISO 31000
7 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (30.00%) e-Learning
7 3 (30.00%) CISA

ISO/IEC 27005
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 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Security Officer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Advisor
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (40.00%) CMDB
2 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 4 (40.00%) Smart Energy
2 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (30.00%) e-Learning
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (10.00%) CCTV
5 1 (10.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
1 9 (90.00%) Security Management
2 8 (80.00%) ISMS
3 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (50.00%) Information Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (40.00%) Cryptography
4 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (20.00%) NsoIT
6 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) CISM
3 4 (40.00%) CISMP
3 4 (40.00%) IISP
4 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (30.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) CEH
5 2 (20.00%) CRISC
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) GDPR
2 3 (30.00%) ISO 31000
3 2 (20.00%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (20.00%) ISO 22301
3 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (20.00%) NIST
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (10.00%) NCSC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Guardium
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
1 2 (20.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Qualys
2 2 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (20.00%) Centrify
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Imperva
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Splunk
2 2 (20.00%) Sun
2 2 (20.00%) Trend Micro
2 2 (20.00%) Tripwire