The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 614 604 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing SSCP 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.004% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.021% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SSCP
UK

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
10653 9545 9423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 19.32% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 5552 5585
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £543 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 472 479
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SSCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SSCP Daily Rate Trend in England

SSCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSCP across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

SSCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SSCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSCP across the England region.

SSCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SSCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 5 £435 -
South West - 3 £313 - 1
East of England +8 2 £400 +23.07% 1
London - 2 £500 - 6
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
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SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSCP 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 England region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 14 (82.35%) CISSP
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) Information Security
3 8 (47.06%) Qualys
3 8 (47.06%) Splunk
3 8 (47.06%) SANS
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (41.18%) ISMS
4 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
5 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) SIEM
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (35.29%) BitLocker
5 6 (35.29%) Change Control
5 6 (35.29%) Security Auditing
6 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
6 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
6 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) AppScan
1 1 (5.88%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Security Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) IT Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) IT Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Operational Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) RSS
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) BBC
4 1 (5.88%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) ISMS
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (35.29%) Change Control
3 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
3 6 (35.29%) Security Auditing
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
4 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
6 2 (11.76%) ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) CISSP
2 8 (47.06%) SANS
3 5 (29.41%) CEH
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) GSEC
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (5.88%) CLAS
7 1 (5.88%) CREST Certified
7 1 (5.88%) GCIA
7 1 (5.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
3 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (5.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) HP Fortify
3 1 (5.88%) Nessus
3 1 (5.88%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Qualys
1 8 (47.06%) Splunk
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.88%) HP