The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 549 542 555
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing SSCP 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.045% 0.048% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£383 £325 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -43.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £130 -
% change year-on-year
+215.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8948 8264 9014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.67% 17.83% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5127 4489 4735
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 455 558
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSCP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - -
SSCP
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SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (57.14%) Security Management
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
4 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) COBIT
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) GIAC
5 2 (28.57%) Summit
5 2 (28.57%) GSEC
5 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) McAfee
6 1 (14.29%) Websense
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) Service Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SSCP 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 SSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) GIAC
2 2 (28.57%) GSEC
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) COBIT
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee
1 1 (14.29%) Websense
1 1 (14.29%) Tripwire
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys
1 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
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