The table below looks at the statistics for CISA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISA over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Rank 506 531 465
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -66
Contract jobs citing CISA 123 84 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.80% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 57 69
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£475 £450 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £480
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

CISA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISA within the UK.

CISA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CISA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

CISA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CISA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISA within the UK.

CISA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CISA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
England +5 110 £475 +2.70% 103
London +23 78 £475 - 28
City of London -2 15 £513 +17.14% 10
West Midlands - 10 £538 - 9
Birmingham - 9 £575 -
East of England +8 8 £381 - 7
South East -12 8 £225 -50.00% 19
Northern Ireland - 7 £538 -
County Antrim - 6 £525 -
Belfast - 6 £525 -
Surrey - 5 £225 -
Scotland -4 4 £120 -69.03% 1
Essex - 4 £363 - 1
Glasgow +10 3 £120 - 1
East Midlands -9 3 - - 6
Norfolk - 3 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 £475 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 - - 4
Canary Wharf -10 2 £270 -40.00%
North West -24 2 - - 12
Staines - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 5
Milton Keynes -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 1
Docklands, London -3 1 £505 -12.17%
Hertfordshire -11 1 - - 3
Edinburgh -11 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £525 -

CISA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CISA 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 CISA.

1 182 (76.79%) CISSP
2 157 (66.24%) CISM
3 122 (51.48%) Information Security
4 104 (43.88%) Finance
5 99 (41.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 64 (27.00%) Risk Management
7 60 (25.32%) CRISC
8 52 (21.94%) ITIL
9 51 (21.52%) Banking
10 50 (21.10%) Risk Assessment
11 48 (20.25%) Management Information System
12 39 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (15.61%) COBIT
14 32 (13.50%) Investment Banking
14 32 (13.50%) Security Management
15 30 (12.66%) Degree
16 28 (11.81%) PCI DSS
17 26 (10.97%) Windows
17 26 (10.97%) Data Protection
18 25 (10.55%) Project Management
19 23 (9.70%) Penetration Testing
20 22 (9.28%) Data Analysis
20 22 (9.28%) Information Security Management
20 22 (9.28%) MS Excel
20 22 (9.28%) ISMS
20 22 (9.28%) SIEM
20 22 (9.28%) Security Architecture
20 22 (9.28%) Cyber Security
21 21 (8.86%) PRINCE2
21 21 (8.86%) Agile Software Development

CISA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CISA 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 CISA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.69%) IIS
2 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.06%) MS Office
3 11 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (4.64%) SaaS
2 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.86%) Network Security
2 20 (8.44%) Firewall
3 10 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (4.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.53%) Internet
5 5 (2.11%) DNS
6 3 (1.27%) VPN
6 3 (1.27%) SSL
6 3 (1.27%) Wireless
7 2 (0.84%) TACACS
7 2 (0.84%) LAN
7 2 (0.84%) DHCP
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.42%) SCTP
8 1 (0.42%) 4G
8 1 (0.42%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.42%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.42%) HTTP
8 1 (0.42%) WAN
8 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.80%) QlikView
2 5 (2.11%) Big Data
3 4 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
General
1 104 (43.88%) Finance
2 51 (21.52%) Banking
3 32 (13.50%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.33%) Legal
5 13 (5.49%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.80%) Publishing
7 8 (3.38%) Retail
8 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.27%) Law
10 2 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.84%) Front Office
11 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (29.54%) Analyst
2 42 (17.72%) Security Analyst
3 37 (15.61%) Consultant
4 27 (11.39%) Security Consultant
5 24 (10.13%) Information Analyst
6 23 (9.70%) Risk Analyst
6 23 (9.70%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (8.44%) Security Architect
7 20 (8.44%) Architect
8 17 (7.17%) Security Manager
9 15 (6.33%) Security Specialist
10 14 (5.91%) Auditor
11 13 (5.49%) Information Architect
11 13 (5.49%) Security Officer
11 13 (5.49%) IT Risk Analyst
11 13 (5.49%) Information Security Architect
12 12 (5.06%) Business Analyst
13 11 (4.64%) Information Security Consultant
14 10 (4.22%) Project Manager
14 10 (4.22%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) Middleware
2 2 (0.84%) HTML
2 2 (0.84%) JSP
3 1 (0.42%) Servlets
3 1 (0.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) .NET
3 1 (0.42%) J2EE
3 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.42%) HTML5
3 1 (0.42%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.25%) Management Information System
2 39 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.49%) PKI
3 13 (5.49%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.38%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.95%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.53%) CESG
8 5 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.69%) PMI
9 4 (1.69%) SCADA
9 4 (1.69%) iSeries
9 4 (1.69%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.27%) Economics
10 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.84%) NHS
11 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.97%) Windows
2 10 (4.22%) Linux
3 9 (3.80%) UNIX
4 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.84%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (51.48%) Information Security
2 64 (27.00%) Risk Management
3 52 (21.94%) ITIL
4 50 (21.10%) Risk Assessment
5 32 (13.50%) Security Management
6 26 (10.97%) Data Protection
7 25 (10.55%) Project Management
8 23 (9.70%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (9.28%) Data Analysis
9 22 (9.28%) ISMS
9 22 (9.28%) Security Architecture
9 22 (9.28%) Information Security Management
9 22 (9.28%) SIEM
9 22 (9.28%) Cyber Security
10 21 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (8.86%) PRINCE2
11 20 (8.44%) Incident Management
12 17 (7.17%) Information Assurance
13 15 (6.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.64%) C
2 6 (2.53%) SQL
2 6 (2.53%) VBA
3 5 (2.11%) Java
4 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.84%) C#
4 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 182 (76.79%) CISSP
2 157 (66.24%) CISM
3 60 (25.32%) CRISC
4 30 (12.66%) Degree
5 13 (5.49%) CGEIT
6 8 (3.38%) QiCA
7 6 (2.53%) GIAC
7 6 (2.53%) CEH
8 5 (2.11%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.11%) PMP
8 5 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.69%) MCSE
9 4 (1.69%) CCNP
9 4 (1.69%) MCTS
10 3 (1.27%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.84%) GSEC
11 2 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (41.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (15.61%) COBIT
3 28 (11.81%) PCI DSS
4 14 (5.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (4.22%) QA
6 3 (1.27%) SLA
7 2 (0.84%) COSO
7 2 (0.84%) EMIR
8 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.42%) MiFID
8 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.11%) Nessus
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (6.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.91%) McAfee
3 13 (5.49%) Cisco
4 12 (5.06%) Cyber-Ark
4 12 (5.06%) SAP
5 8 (3.38%) CheckPoint
5 8 (3.38%) Symantec
6 7 (2.95%) Oracle
7 5 (2.11%) Websense
8 4 (1.69%) Sybase
8 4 (1.69%) Qualys
9 3 (1.27%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.84%) VMware
10 2 (0.84%) Sophos
10 2 (0.84%) Dell
10 2 (0.84%) Citrix
10 2 (0.84%) CA
10 2 (0.84%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.42%) Imperva
11 1 (0.42%) Tufin
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