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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 617 590 591
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing SSCP 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.093% 0.081% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £433 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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
10752 9886 9780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.98% 19.50% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 5661 5655
Average daily rate £405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 481 495
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East - 4 £435 - 1
London - 3 £500 - 4
East of England -2 2 £400 +23.07%
SSCP
UK

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Qualys
2 7 (63.64%) Splunk
2 7 (63.64%) SANS
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (54.55%) ISMS
3 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
3 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 5 (45.45%) CEH
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) Change Control
4 5 (45.45%) Security Auditing
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) BitLocker
5 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
5 4 (36.36%) Email Filtering
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (36.36%) WSUS

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
3 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AppScan
1 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Security Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) IT Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Operational Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SAML
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) ISMS
2 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (45.45%) Change Control
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Security Auditing
3 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (36.36%) Email Filtering
4 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
6 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
6 2 (18.18%) Security Management
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) SANS
3 5 (45.45%) CEH
4 3 (27.27%) CISM
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) GSEC
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (9.09%) CLAS
6 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
6 1 (9.09%) GCIA
6 1 (9.09%) GCIH
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) COBIT
3 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (9.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (9.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) WSUS
3 1 (9.09%) HP Fortify
3 1 (9.09%) Nessus
3 1 (9.09%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Qualys
1 7 (63.64%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 1 (9.09%) HP
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