The table below looks at the statistics for ISSAP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISSAP over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 563 570 539
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 17 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.060% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£495 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £570 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.92% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9759 10051 8023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.28% 19.56% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5581 5743 4289
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 504 464
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

ISSAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISSAP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISSAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISSAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISSAP across the England region.

ISSAP Daily Rate Trend in England

ISSAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISSAP across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

ISSAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISSAP within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 9 £475 -9.52% 1
London +10 7 £515 -8.03% 1
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ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISSAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISSAP.

1 37 (97.37%) CISSP
2 25 (65.79%) CISM
3 17 (44.74%) SABSA
4 14 (36.84%) Security Architecture
4 14 (36.84%) TOGAF
4 14 (36.84%) Cyber Security
5 13 (34.21%) Information Security
5 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.95%) ISSMP
7 10 (26.32%) SIEM
7 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (23.68%) Time Management
8 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
8 9 (23.68%) Identity Management
8 9 (23.68%) CISA
9 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 8 (21.05%) IIS
9 8 (21.05%) Windows
9 8 (21.05%) Degree
9 8 (21.05%) COBIT
10 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (18.42%) VPN
10 7 (18.42%) SLA
11 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Malware Detection\Protection
12 5 (13.16%) ScanSafe
12 5 (13.16%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (13.16%) Use Case

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISSAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISSAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) VPN
2 5 (13.16%) Internet
2 5 (13.16%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Architect
1 19 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 11 (28.95%) Designer
3 9 (23.68%) Security Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) SABSA
2 14 (36.84%) TOGAF
2 14 (36.84%) Security Architecture
2 14 (36.84%) Cyber Security
3 13 (34.21%) Information Security
4 10 (26.32%) SIEM
4 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (23.68%) Time Management
5 9 (23.68%) Identity Management
6 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (15.79%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 5 (13.16%) Use Case
8 4 (10.53%) Security Management
9 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.26%) ERP
10 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
10 2 (5.26%) Database Security
11 1 (2.63%) ITIL
11 1 (2.63%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (97.37%) CISSP
2 25 (65.79%) CISM
3 11 (28.95%) ISSMP
4 9 (23.68%) CISA
4 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) Degree
6 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.89%) MCTS
7 3 (7.89%) MCSE
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) COBIT
2 7 (18.42%) SLA
2 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco
2 5 (13.16%) ScanSafe
3 3 (7.89%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
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