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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Rank 508 451 478
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +27
Contract jobs citing CISA 79 116 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 1.17% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 75 25
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£445 £500 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £458
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+81.33% -11.76%

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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -44 72 £448 -10.50% 66
London -10 43 £481 -3.75% 26
City of London +20 21 £475 -5.00% 9
South East -13 18 £420 +2.43% 13
Scotland 0 5 £500 +185.71% 6
Surrey -2 5 - - 2
East of England +7 3 £375 -5.66% 6
Berkshire -1 3 £400 -23.80% 6
Glasgow -3 3 £325 +85.71% 1
South West -12 3 £245 -5.76% 1
Bristol - 3 £245 - 1
Edinburgh -1 2 £500 - 5
West Midlands -5 2 £330 -37.14% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £350 -5.40% 1
Manchester -14 2 £600 +9.09% 5
North West -30 2 £600 +17.64% 6
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
Slough -8 1 £475 - 1
East Midlands -9 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £350 - 1
Wales - 1 £350 - 1
Reading - 1 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £350 - 1
Chichester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -

CISA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 153 (82.70%) CISSP
2 126 (68.11%) CISM
3 117 (63.24%) Information Security
4 72 (38.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (31.89%) Risk Management
6 53 (28.65%) Finance
7 42 (22.70%) ITIL
8 40 (21.62%) CRISC
9 33 (17.84%) Management Information System
10 31 (16.76%) COBIT
11 29 (15.68%) PCI DSS
12 28 (15.14%) Data Protection
13 27 (14.59%) Security Management
14 26 (14.05%) Degree
15 25 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
15 25 (13.51%) Windows
15 25 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (11.89%) Banking
17 20 (10.81%) Incident Management
18 19 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
18 19 (10.27%) Network Security
18 19 (10.27%) Information Assurance
18 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
18 19 (10.27%) GIAC
18 19 (10.27%) Security Architecture
19 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
20 17 (9.19%) Active Directory
20 17 (9.19%) Legal
20 17 (9.19%) Project Management
21 16 (8.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley

CISA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 15 (8.11%) IIS
2 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.54%) Lync
5 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.16%) MS Office
4 2 (1.08%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.24%) SaaS
2 4 (2.16%) PaaS
2 4 (2.16%) IaaS
3 3 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) Network Security
2 11 (5.95%) Firewall
3 7 (3.78%) VPN
4 5 (2.70%) Internet
5 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.62%) DNS
6 3 (1.62%) DHCP
7 2 (1.08%) Wireless
8 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.54%) GCC
2 1 (0.54%) Toad
2 1 (0.54%) AppScan
General
1 53 (28.65%) Finance
2 22 (11.89%) Banking
3 17 (9.19%) Legal
4 14 (7.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.49%) Retail
6 8 (4.32%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.78%) Investment Banking
8 6 (3.24%) Publishing
9 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.08%) Advertising
10 2 (1.08%) Games
11 1 (0.54%) Electronics
11 1 (0.54%) Law
11 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (31.35%) Analyst
2 42 (22.70%) Security Analyst
3 36 (19.46%) Consultant
4 35 (18.92%) Information Analyst
4 35 (18.92%) Information Security Analyst
5 32 (17.30%) Security Consultant
6 18 (9.73%) Security Manager
7 13 (7.03%) Auditor
8 12 (6.49%) Information Security Consultant
9 11 (5.95%) Project Manager
10 10 (5.41%) Architect
10 10 (5.41%) Security Architect
10 10 (5.41%) Information Manager
11 9 (4.86%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (4.32%) Risk Analyst
12 8 (4.32%) Risk Manager
12 8 (4.32%) IT Consultant
12 8 (4.32%) Security Specialist
12 8 (4.32%) IT Auditor
13 6 (3.24%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (0.54%) J2EE
2 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.84%) Management Information System
2 25 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) PKI
3 9 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.32%) Cryptography
5 7 (3.78%) RMADS
5 7 (3.78%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.62%) Statistics
7 3 (1.62%) FMCG
7 3 (1.62%) Economics
7 3 (1.62%) PMI
8 2 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) Derivative
9 1 (0.54%) EMV
9 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.51%) Windows
2 15 (8.11%) UNIX
3 6 (3.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.70%) Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (63.24%) Information Security
2 59 (31.89%) Risk Management
3 42 (22.70%) ITIL
4 28 (15.14%) Data Protection
5 27 (14.59%) Security Management
6 25 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
7 20 (10.81%) Incident Management
8 19 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (10.27%) Information Assurance
8 19 (10.27%) Security Architecture
8 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
9 17 (9.19%) Project Management
10 16 (8.65%) ISMS
11 15 (8.11%) Business Continuity
12 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.03%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (6.49%) Cyber Security
13 12 (6.49%) Information Management
14 11 (5.95%) Information Security Management
15 10 (5.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.24%) Java
1 6 (3.24%) SQL
2 3 (1.62%) C
2 3 (1.62%) C#
3 1 (0.54%) C++
3 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.54%) VBA
3 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 153 (82.70%) CISSP
2 126 (68.11%) CISM
3 40 (21.62%) CRISC
4 26 (14.05%) Degree
5 19 (10.27%) GIAC
6 14 (7.57%) QiCA
7 13 (7.03%) CEH
8 9 (4.86%) ISSAP
9 7 (3.78%) GSEC
9 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.78%) MCSE
10 6 (3.24%) SSCP
10 6 (3.24%) MCTS
10 6 (3.24%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.70%) CISMP
11 5 (2.70%) ACCA
11 5 (2.70%) MCP
11 5 (2.70%) GPEN
12 4 (2.16%) ISACA
12 4 (2.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (38.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (16.76%) COBIT
3 29 (15.68%) PCI DSS
4 16 (8.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (4.32%) SLA
7 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.62%) QA
8 2 (1.08%) COSO
9 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.54%) BS7799
System Software
1 17 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.54%) Snort
3 1 (0.54%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.49%) Oracle
3 10 (5.41%) SAP
4 9 (4.86%) Cisco
5 8 (4.32%) McAfee
6 5 (2.70%) ScanSafe
7 4 (2.16%) Websense
7 4 (2.16%) VMware
8 3 (1.62%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.62%) Sophos
8 3 (1.62%) Dell
8 3 (1.62%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (1.62%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.08%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.08%) Citrix
9 2 (1.08%) Juniper
9 2 (1.08%) Sun
9 2 (1.08%) Qualys
9 2 (1.08%) Tripwire
10 1 (0.54%) Barracuda Networks
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