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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
Rank 607 579 576
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -3
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 12 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.043% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.21% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Average daily rate £575 £525 £551
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £437 £534
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £525 £572
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.21%
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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 2016.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISSAP
Top 13 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 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 12 £575 +4.54%
London -7 6 £569 -
South West -6 2 £600 +9.09%
East of England - 2 £588 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £588 -
Bournemouth - 2 £600 -
Dorset - 2 £600 -
South East +2 1 £600 -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £600 -

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) CISSP
1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) GIAC
3 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) SABSA
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) CSSLP
5 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) CCSP

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Information Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) SABSA
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
7 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) GIAC
3 4 (33.33%) CSSLP
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (16.67%) CCSP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) GCED
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (8.33%) CISM
6 1 (8.33%) CLAS
6 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
3 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica