The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 127 107
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20  
Contract jobs citing CISM 1 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 2.21% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Median daily rate £325 £498 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.67% +15.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.81 -
% change year-on-year +24.96% -  

CISM is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 391 587 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.13% 19.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 326 280
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing CISM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in the West Midlands

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISM in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CISM.

1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Security Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Information Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (14.29%) IT Audit
5 1 (14.29%) Security Auditing
5 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CRISC
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) GPG13
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire