The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 581 - 579
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% - 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% - 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£540 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £540 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 9 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 1 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 - 8 £540 - 2
London - 5 £540 - 1
North West - 1 £475 - 1
South West - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 13 (72.22%) Security Architecture
2 13 (72.22%) CISM
2 13 (72.22%) Information Security
2 13 (72.22%) SABSA
3 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (61.11%) COBIT
4 11 (61.11%) TOGAF
5 10 (55.56%) IIS
5 10 (55.56%) Degree
6 9 (50.00%) Cyber Security
7 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
7 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (27.78%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 4 (22.22%) Windows
11 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 3 (16.67%) SLA
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (16.67%) CISA
11 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 3 (16.67%) Security Management
11 3 (16.67%) MCTS
12 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 2 (11.11%) SIEM

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Architect
1 14 (77.78%) Security Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (27.78%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Security Architecture
1 13 (72.22%) Information Security
1 13 (72.22%) SABSA
2 11 (61.11%) TOGAF
3 9 (50.00%) Cyber Security
4 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) SIEM
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.56%) UML
8 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
8 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 13 (72.22%) CISM
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) CISA
4 3 (16.67%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) GIAC
5 1 (5.56%) ISSEP
5 1 (5.56%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (61.11%) COBIT
3 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Software AG
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) webMethods