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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Rank 485 477 486
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing CISA 121 97 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.07% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 56 46
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£475 £463 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £398
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.33%
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
11203 9083 10306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.38% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6169 5094 5327
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 423 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -11 112 £475 -1.04% 38
London +25 70 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London +25 21 £475 -9.52% 3
South East -2 19 £500 +11.11% 7
North West +3 13 £520 +39.41% 8
Cheshire +13 9 £520 +39.50% 2
Sheffield +10 7 £350 -22.22%
South Yorkshire +7 7 £350 -22.22%
Berkshire +5 7 £488 -7.14% 3
Yorkshire +3 7 £350 -22.22% 2
Scotland -11 7 £419 +39.58% 2
Hampshire -10 6 £370 +48.00% 3
Edinburgh -5 4 £419 +4.68% 2
Reading +10 3 £600 +23.07% 1
Manchester -9 3 £588 - 4
Glasgow -14 3 - -
Slough -2 2 £469 -14.77% 1
East of England -32 2 £433 - 3
Kent - 2 £500 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Knutsford +9 1 £425 +14.01%
Essex -9 1 £315 -
South West -34 1 £400 -27.27% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 3
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -

CISA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 173 (82.38%) CISSP
2 145 (69.05%) Information Security
3 121 (57.62%) CISM
4 80 (38.10%) Finance
5 65 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (28.10%) ITIL
7 57 (27.14%) Management Information System
8 56 (26.67%) Risk Management
9 45 (21.43%) Security Management
10 38 (18.10%) Banking
11 36 (17.14%) Degree
12 34 (16.19%) Information Security Management
13 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
13 33 (15.71%) Security Architecture
14 31 (14.76%) Data Protection
15 26 (12.38%) CRISC
15 26 (12.38%) COBIT
16 24 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (10.95%) TOGAF
17 23 (10.95%) Windows
17 23 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (10.95%) Computer Science
18 22 (10.48%) Business Continuity
19 21 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 20 (9.52%) MS Excel
21 19 (9.05%) PRINCE2
21 19 (9.05%) UNIX
21 19 (9.05%) Oracle
21 19 (9.05%) Project Management
21 19 (9.05%) Firewall

CISA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 10 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.81%) IIS
3 5 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.90%) SAS
4 4 (1.90%) CMS
4 4 (1.90%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.14%) MS Office
3 11 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.95%) SaaS
1 2 (0.95%) PaaS
1 2 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.05%) Firewall
2 13 (6.19%) Internet
3 11 (5.24%) Network Security
4 8 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.33%) VPN
6 5 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.90%) Intranet
8 3 (1.43%) DNS
8 3 (1.43%) DHCP
9 2 (0.95%) WAN
9 2 (0.95%) Wireless
10 1 (0.48%) IPsec
10 1 (0.48%) Telnet
10 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.48%) SMTP
10 1 (0.48%) LAN
10 1 (0.48%) SSL
10 1 (0.48%) SAN
10 1 (0.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) MS Access
3 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Toad
1 1 (0.48%) GCC
General
1 80 (38.10%) Finance
2 38 (18.10%) Banking
3 15 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.19%) Retail
5 9 (4.29%) Legal
6 8 (3.81%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.33%) Games
8 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.95%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.95%) Marketing
10 2 (0.95%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.95%) French Language
11 1 (0.48%) German Language
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (21.90%) Consultant
2 40 (19.05%) Analyst
3 34 (16.19%) Security Consultant
4 33 (15.71%) Security Analyst
5 22 (10.48%) Security Manager
6 21 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 21 (10.00%) Architect
7 19 (9.05%) Information Manager
8 16 (7.62%) Auditor
8 16 (7.62%) Project Manager
9 15 (7.14%) IT Auditor
10 14 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
11 13 (6.19%) Information Security Analyst
11 13 (6.19%) Information Analyst
11 13 (6.19%) IT Consultant
12 12 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (5.71%) Risk Manager
13 10 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
14 9 (4.29%) Risk Analyst
15 8 (3.81%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (1.43%) OLE
3 2 (0.95%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.95%) SAML
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.14%) Management Information System
2 23 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 23 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.19%) CESG
4 11 (5.24%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (4.76%) PMI
6 8 (3.81%) Economics
7 6 (2.86%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.38%) RMADS
9 4 (1.90%) PKI
9 4 (1.90%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.43%) EMV
10 3 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.95%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.95%) Online Games
11 2 (0.95%) iSeries
12 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
12 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.95%) Windows
2 19 (9.05%) UNIX
3 9 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (69.05%) Information Security
2 59 (28.10%) ITIL
3 56 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 45 (21.43%) Security Management
5 34 (16.19%) Information Security Management
6 33 (15.71%) Security Architecture
7 31 (14.76%) Data Protection
8 24 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
9 23 (10.95%) TOGAF
10 22 (10.48%) Business Continuity
11 19 (9.05%) PRINCE2
11 19 (9.05%) Project Management
12 17 (8.10%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (7.62%) Service Management
14 15 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
15 14 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (5.71%) Security Testing
16 12 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (5.24%) Incident Management
17 11 (5.24%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.38%) LINC
2 4 (1.90%) C
2 4 (1.90%) SQL
3 3 (1.43%) Perl
4 2 (0.95%) Python
4 2 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 173 (82.38%) CISSP
2 121 (57.62%) CISM
3 36 (17.14%) Degree
4 26 (12.38%) CRISC
5 14 (6.67%) CEH
5 14 (6.67%) GIAC
6 13 (6.19%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.24%) QiCA
7 11 (5.24%) PMP
7 11 (5.24%) PMI Certification
8 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.29%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.33%) MBA
9 7 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.86%) CISMP
10 6 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.86%) CCNA
10 6 (2.86%) ISACA
11 5 (2.38%) CGEIT
11 5 (2.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (12.38%) COBIT
3 21 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (9.05%) PCI DSS
5 12 (5.71%) BS7799
5 12 (5.71%) QA
6 6 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (1.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.43%) SLA
8 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.95%) BS25999
8 2 (0.95%) COSO
9 1 (0.48%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.43%) RACF
2 3 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Oracle
3 16 (7.62%) SAP
4 7 (3.33%) Cisco
5 6 (2.86%) Qualys
6 5 (2.38%) McAfee
7 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.90%) Sybase
8 3 (1.43%) VMware
8 3 (1.43%) Aveksa
8 3 (1.43%) Varonis
9 2 (0.95%) F5
9 2 (0.95%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.95%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.95%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.95%) Websense
9 2 (0.95%) Juniper
9 2 (0.95%) CA
10 1 (0.48%) Nokia
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec
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