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 31 May 2016 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
Rank 625 589 607
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +18
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 18 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.039% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.20% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Median daily rate £513 £498 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £531
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £544 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £568 £475 £540
% change year-on-year
+19.47% -12.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11556 10459 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.29% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7154 6020 6146
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 533 544
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISSAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ISSAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISSAP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISSAP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISSAP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 16 £513 +2.50%
London +12 9 £350 -32.03%
South West - 3 £550 -
Bristol - 3 £550 -
East Midlands +9 2 £633 -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £633 -
South East -31 2 £525 +10.52%
Feltham +4 1 £500 -0.99%
Nottingham -2 1 £680 -
Middlesex -14 1 £525 +10.52%
West Wales - 1 £680 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £680 -
Swansea - 1 £680 -

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISSAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISSAP.

1 34 (97.14%) CISSP
2 28 (80.00%) Security Architecture
3 19 (54.29%) Information Security
4 15 (42.86%) SABSA
5 14 (40.00%) SIEM
6 13 (37.14%) Network Security
6 13 (37.14%) Firewall
7 11 (31.43%) Management Information System
7 11 (31.43%) GIAC
7 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
7 11 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (28.57%) PKI
8 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (28.57%) OWASP
8 10 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (28.57%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 10 (28.57%) SSL
8 10 (28.57%) Wireless
9 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
9 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
9 9 (25.71%) CISMP
9 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
9 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (25.71%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (25.71%) RMADS
10 8 (22.86%) Degree
10 8 (22.86%) Finance
11 7 (20.00%) CESG

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
2 4 (11.43%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
1 13 (37.14%) Network Security
2 10 (28.57%) SSL
2 10 (28.57%) Wireless
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Architect
2 26 (74.29%) Security Architect
3 7 (20.00%) CISSP Architect
4 4 (11.43%) AWS Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Information Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Management Information System
2 10 (28.57%) PKI
3 7 (20.00%) CESG
4 5 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (11.43%) SCADA
6 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Security Architecture
2 19 (54.29%) Information Security
3 15 (42.86%) SABSA
4 14 (40.00%) SIEM
5 10 (28.57%) ITIL
5 10 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (28.57%) OWASP
6 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (25.71%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
6 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
7 7 (20.00%) Project Management
7 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
9 4 (11.43%) Information Assurance
9 4 (11.43%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (97.14%) CISSP
2 11 (31.43%) GIAC
3 10 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
4 9 (25.71%) CISMP
4 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) Degree
6 7 (20.00%) CISM
7 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) CEH
8 5 (14.29%) CLAS
9 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (11.43%) GCIA
9 4 (11.43%) GCIH
9 4 (11.43%) GSEC
10 2 (5.71%) CSSLP
10 2 (5.71%) IISP
11 1 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (2.86%) CITP
11 1 (2.86%) CRISC
11 1 (2.86%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (25.71%) RMADS
3 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (11.43%) COBIT
4 4 (11.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (11.43%) JSP 440
4 4 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) Splunk