The table below looks at the statistics for ISSAP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISSAP over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 620 585 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £540 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £540 -
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -
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
10952 10547 9248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.94% 18.99% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6549 5930 4961
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 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 464 508
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

ISSAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISSAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISSAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISSAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISSAP
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISSAP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 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 -10 4 £550 +1.85% 2
South East -10 3 £550 +1.85%
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Nottingham -10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -17 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Aylesbury - 1 £550 -

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP.

1 22 (91.67%) CISSP
2 18 (75.00%) Security Architecture
3 15 (62.50%) Information Security
4 13 (54.17%) SABSA
5 12 (50.00%) Cyber Security
5 12 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 12 (50.00%) CISM
6 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
7 9 (37.50%) Security Management
8 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 7 (29.17%) LAN
8 7 (29.17%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) VPN
8 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (25.00%) Degree
9 6 (25.00%) IIS
10 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (16.67%) COBIT
11 4 (16.67%) PKI
11 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 4 (16.67%) Middleware
11 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (12.50%) CISA
12 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
12 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
12 3 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
13 2 (8.33%) Time Management

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
1 7 (29.17%) VPN
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Architect
1 20 (83.33%) Security Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
3 1 (4.17%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) PKI
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 15 (62.50%) Information Security
3 13 (54.17%) SABSA
4 12 (50.00%) Cyber Security
4 12 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 9 (37.50%) Security Management
6 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (8.33%) ITIL
9 2 (8.33%) ERP
9 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) Time Management
9 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (8.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) CISSP
2 12 (50.00%) CISM
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) CISA
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (4.17%) CCSP
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) COBIT
3 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee
1 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
1 2 (8.33%) FireEye