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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 570 550 532
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Contract jobs citing SSCP 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.012% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£550 £375 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £375 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £375 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +17 4 £550 +46.66%
South West - 4 £474 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
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SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (61.11%) Degree
4 9 (50.00%) CISSP
5 8 (44.44%) Security Management
5 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Information Security Management
7 6 (33.33%) CISM
8 5 (27.78%) ISO 14001
8 5 (27.78%) ISO 9001
8 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (27.78%) Summit
9 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 4 (22.22%) CEH
10 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 3 (16.67%) GIAC
10 3 (16.67%) CISA
11 2 (11.11%) Project Management
11 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 2 (11.11%) MCP
11 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 2 (11.11%) C
11 2 (11.11%) ETL
11 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (11.11%) Programme Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DMZ
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Consultant
1 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Auditor
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) IT Security Auditor
3 1 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
3 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Auditor
3 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Security Management
3 7 (38.89%) Information Security Management
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
7 2 (11.11%) Change Control
8 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Network Management
8 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) CISSP
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) CISM
6 4 (22.22%) CEH
7 3 (16.67%) GIAC
7 3 (16.67%) CISA
8 2 (11.11%) GPEN
8 2 (11.11%) GSEC
8 2 (11.11%) MCP
9 1 (5.56%) ISEB
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) ISO 9001
2 5 (27.78%) ISO 14001
3 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (11.11%) COBIT
4 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Qualys
2 1 (5.56%) Tufin
2 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.56%) AlgoSec
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Websense
2 1 (5.56%) Tripwire
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco