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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 538 538 511
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 19 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.012% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
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£550 £530 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £572 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.21% +27.11%
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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 11 £550 -
London +1 7 - - 1
South East - 1 - -
North West - - - -
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ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (74.29%) CISSP
2 16 (45.71%) CISM
3 14 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
5 11 (31.43%) ISSMP
5 11 (31.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (31.43%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (28.57%) SIEM
6 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 10 (28.57%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) Information Security
7 9 (25.71%) Identity Management
8 8 (22.86%) Time Management
8 8 (22.86%) SABSA
8 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
8 8 (22.86%) CA
9 7 (20.00%) Internet
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco
10 6 (17.14%) VPN
10 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.14%) CISA
10 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) COBIT
11 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
11 5 (14.29%) Use Case
11 5 (14.29%) SCCM
11 5 (14.29%) Network Security
11 5 (14.29%) ScanSafe

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) TPMS
2 2 (5.71%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Internet
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) VoIP
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
1 2 (5.71%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Designer
3 10 (28.57%) Security Architect
4 9 (25.71%) Security Designer
5 8 (22.86%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Chief Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Information Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Chief Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
1 2 (5.71%) JavaBeans
1 2 (5.71%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.86%) HPUX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
3 11 (31.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (31.43%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (28.57%) SIEM
5 9 (25.71%) Information Security
5 9 (25.71%) Identity Management
6 8 (22.86%) Time Management
6 8 (22.86%) SABSA
7 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 5 (14.29%) Use Case
7 5 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Data Privacy
8 3 (8.57%) Database Security
8 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.71%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) CISSP
2 16 (45.71%) CISM
3 11 (31.43%) ISSMP
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (17.14%) CISA
5 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) MCSE
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) COBIT
2 5 (14.29%) SLA
3 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) CA
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) ScanSafe
5 2 (5.71%) F5
5 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Sybase
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat