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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 582 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£506 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 - -
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
11495 8838 9201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 17.09% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6490 4968 4772
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 382 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 2014.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISSAP
Top 12 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 26 November 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 - 11 £513 - 4
London - 3 £500 - 3
North West - 2 £368 - 1
South East - 2 £513 -
Bracknell - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15 (60.00%) CISSP
2 14 (56.00%) Security Architecture
3 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (48.00%) TOGAF
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (36.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (32.00%) Information Security
7 8 (32.00%) CA
8 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (28.00%) Firewall
8 7 (28.00%) SABSA
9 6 (24.00%) CISA
9 6 (24.00%) WAN
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (24.00%) LAN
10 5 (20.00%) Linux
10 5 (20.00%) SLA
10 5 (20.00%) VPN
10 5 (20.00%) Internet
10 5 (20.00%) Time Management
10 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
11 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
11 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (16.00%) Security Management
11 4 (16.00%) UNIX
12 3 (12.00%) Oracle

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (8.00%) TPMS
1 2 (8.00%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) WAN
2 6 (24.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.00%) VPN
3 5 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) VoIP
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) ATM
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Informix
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Architect
2 9 (36.00%) Security Architect
3 8 (32.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Chief Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Chief Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) JavaBeans
1 2 (8.00%) EJB
2 1 (4.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (44.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) CESG
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Security Architecture
2 12 (48.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (36.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Information Security
5 7 (28.00%) SABSA
6 5 (20.00%) Time Management
6 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (16.00%) Security Management
8 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Database Security
8 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
8 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
8 3 (12.00%) Use Case
9 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) CISSP
2 6 (24.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ISSEP
5 1 (4.00%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) CA
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) ScanSafe
4 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) Sybase
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Software AG
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) webMethods
5 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark