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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 595 564 566
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing SSCP 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.085% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
10644 8224 9366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.04% 17.13% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 4756 4964
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 345 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £23.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.35 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 -8 2 £419 +11.66% 1
South East -26 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Security Management
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Information Security Management
5 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (44.44%) ISO 14001
5 4 (44.44%) Summit
5 4 (44.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (44.44%) CISSP
6 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) CISM
6 3 (33.33%) CEH
7 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (22.22%) GIAC
7 2 (22.22%) Qualys
7 2 (22.22%) CISA
7 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) C
8 1 (11.11%) MS Office
8 1 (11.11%) MCP
8 1 (11.11%) UNIX
8 1 (11.11%) Windows
8 1 (11.11%) Linux
8 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DMZ
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Security Management
3 5 (55.56%) Information Security Management
4 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) ISMS
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
6 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Network Management
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) CISM
4 3 (33.33%) CEH
5 2 (22.22%) GIAC
5 2 (22.22%) CISA
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) GPEN
6 1 (11.11%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) ISO 9001
2 4 (44.44%) ISO 14001
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Qualys
2 1 (11.11%) Tufin
2 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 1 (11.11%) AlgoSec
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Websense
2 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco