The table below looks at the statistics for CSSLP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSSLP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
Rank 593 577 593
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing CSSLP 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.011% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£469 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £500 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
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 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

CSSLP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CSSLP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CSSLP
Daily Rate Trend

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

CSSLP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CSSLP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSSLP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

CSSLP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CSSLP
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSSLP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -25 2 £469 -6.25% 2
London - 1 £638 - 2

CSSLP
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CSSLP 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 CSSLP.

1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) QADirector
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Progress
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management

CSSLP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CSSLP 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 CSSLP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QADirector
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Application Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) CEH
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Progress
1 1 (50.00%) HP