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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Rank 489 457 502
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +45
Contract jobs citing CISA 117 122 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.32% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 74 42
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £381
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- -37.98%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
England -16 111 £453 -5.72% 32
London +39 73 £465 -7.00% 15
City of London +13 18 £463 -7.03% 4
North West -9 13 £513 +37.49% 3
South East -38 11 £513 +4.59% 4
Cheshire +2 10 £513 +41.86% 2
Sheffield +13 7 £350 -22.22% 1
South Yorkshire +8 7 £350 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire +5 7 £350 -22.22% 4
East Midlands +3 5 £425 -
Scotland -19 5 £419 +39.58% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
Northampton - 5 £425 -
Edinburgh -10 4 £419 +4.68%
Berkshire -10 4 £488 -2.50% 2
Hampshire -13 3 £575 +130.00% 2
Slough +1 2 £469 -14.77%
Manchester -10 2 £588 - 1
East of England -25 2 £315 - 2
Surrey -3 1 - -
Reading -6 1 £600 +20.00% 1
Essex -7 1 £315 - 1
Kent -11 1 £500 +233.33%
Glasgow -17 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -

CISA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 175 (86.21%) CISSP
2 144 (70.94%) Information Security
3 116 (57.14%) CISM
4 86 (42.36%) Finance
5 60 (29.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (27.09%) Management Information System
7 54 (26.60%) Security Management
8 53 (26.11%) Risk Management
9 51 (25.12%) ITIL
10 40 (19.70%) Information Security Management
11 38 (18.72%) Degree
12 34 (16.75%) Banking
13 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
14 30 (14.78%) Data Protection
15 29 (14.29%) Security Architecture
15 29 (14.29%) Windows
16 25 (12.32%) Computer Science
17 24 (11.82%) CRISC
17 24 (11.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 23 (11.33%) UNIX
18 23 (11.33%) Risk Assessment
19 22 (10.84%) Business Continuity
20 21 (10.34%) TOGAF
20 21 (10.34%) MS Excel
21 18 (8.87%) Project Management
21 18 (8.87%) Firewall
21 18 (8.87%) COBIT
22 17 (8.37%) GIAC
22 17 (8.37%) PRINCE2
22 17 (8.37%) Oracle

CISA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (3.94%) Joomla!
1 8 (3.94%) CMS
1 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.45%) IIS
3 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.97%) SAS
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.39%) MS Office
3 14 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.93%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.87%) Firewall
2 13 (6.40%) Internet
3 12 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.93%) Network Security
5 8 (3.94%) Intranet
6 7 (3.45%) VPN
7 3 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.99%) DHCP
8 2 (0.99%) DNS
8 2 (0.99%) WAN
9 1 (0.49%) SAN
9 1 (0.49%) SSL
9 1 (0.49%) SMTP
9 1 (0.49%) LAN
9 1 (0.49%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) IPsec
9 1 (0.49%) Telnet
9 1 (0.49%) DMZ
9 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) MS Access
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 86 (42.36%) Finance
2 34 (16.75%) Banking
3 14 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.93%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.43%) Retail
6 5 (2.46%) Games
6 5 (2.46%) Legal
7 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.48%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.48%) Marketing
8 3 (1.48%) Military
9 2 (0.99%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.99%) French Language
9 2 (0.99%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (18.72%) Consultant
2 35 (17.24%) Analyst
3 32 (15.76%) Security Analyst
4 25 (12.32%) Security Consultant
5 21 (10.34%) Information Manager
6 20 (9.85%) Security Manager
7 19 (9.36%) Security Architect
7 19 (9.36%) Architect
8 17 (8.37%) Auditor
9 16 (7.88%) Project Manager
10 15 (7.39%) IT Auditor
11 14 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (6.90%) Risk Manager
12 13 (6.40%) Information Analyst
13 11 (5.42%) Information Security Analyst
14 10 (4.93%) Information Specialist
14 10 (4.93%) Security Specialist
15 9 (4.43%) IT Consultant
15 9 (4.43%) Security Engineer
15 9 (4.43%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.45%) Middleware
2 5 (2.46%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.48%) OLE
4 2 (0.99%) SAML
5 1 (0.49%) JSP
5 1 (0.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.09%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.32%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.39%) CESG
4 11 (5.42%) Economics
5 10 (4.93%) PMI
6 9 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (3.94%) E-Learning
8 5 (2.46%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (2.46%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.97%) RMADS
10 3 (1.48%) EMV
10 3 (1.48%) PKI
11 2 (0.99%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.99%) iSeries
11 2 (0.99%) Online Games
11 2 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.29%) Windows
2 23 (11.33%) UNIX
3 8 (3.94%) Linux
4 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (70.94%) Information Security
2 54 (26.60%) Security Management
3 53 (26.11%) Risk Management
4 51 (25.12%) ITIL
5 40 (19.70%) Information Security Management
6 30 (14.78%) Data Protection
7 29 (14.29%) Security Architecture
8 23 (11.33%) Risk Assessment
9 22 (10.84%) Business Continuity
10 21 (10.34%) TOGAF
11 18 (8.87%) Project Management
12 17 (8.37%) PRINCE2
13 16 (7.88%) Service Management
13 16 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (7.88%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (7.88%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (7.39%) Zachman Framework
15 13 (6.40%) SIEM
16 11 (5.42%) Data Analysis
16 11 (5.42%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.94%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) LINC
3 3 (1.48%) C
3 3 (1.48%) Perl
4 2 (0.99%) Ruby
4 2 (0.99%) Python
5 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 175 (86.21%) CISSP
2 116 (57.14%) CISM
3 38 (18.72%) Degree
4 24 (11.82%) CRISC
5 17 (8.37%) GIAC
6 16 (7.88%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.42%) PMP
7 11 (5.42%) PMI Certification
7 11 (5.42%) CEH
8 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.43%) MBA
10 8 (3.94%) QiCA
11 7 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (2.96%) ISACA
12 6 (2.96%) CISMP
13 5 (2.46%) CCNA
13 5 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (1.48%) MCSE
14 3 (1.48%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (29.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (8.87%) COBIT
4 16 (7.88%) PCI DSS
5 15 (7.39%) QA
6 12 (5.91%) BS7799
7 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (1.97%) SLA
8 3 (1.48%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.48%) BS25999
9 2 (0.99%) COSO
9 2 (0.99%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.48%) RACF
3 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) Snort
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.37%) Oracle
3 16 (7.88%) SAP
4 8 (3.94%) Cisco
5 5 (2.46%) Juniper
5 5 (2.46%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.46%) McAfee
5 5 (2.46%) Qualys
6 4 (1.97%) Blue Coat
6 4 (1.97%) Sybase
7 3 (1.48%) CA
7 3 (1.48%) Aveksa
7 3 (1.48%) Varonis
7 3 (1.48%) F5
8 2 (0.99%) VMware
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix
9 1 (0.49%) HP
9 1 (0.49%) Dell
9 1 (0.49%) Sun
9 1 (0.49%) IBM
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