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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
Rank 621 615 617
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 19 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.036% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.18% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Average daily rate £525 £475 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £524
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £527 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £445 £570
% change year-on-year
+17.97% -21.92%
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
11863 10927 10747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.23% 19.60% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7461 6192 6109
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 538 533
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 19 £525 +6.06% 3
London -4 14 £525 +1.94%
South East -20 5 £525 +10.52% 3
Berkshire - 4 - - 2
Reading - 4 - - 2
Feltham +1 2 £513 +1.48%
City of London - 2 £700 -
Middlesex -9 1 £525 +10.52%

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (89.66%) CISSP
2 23 (79.31%) Security Architecture
3 21 (72.41%) Information Security
4 14 (48.28%) SABSA
5 13 (44.83%) GIAC
5 13 (44.83%) Management Information System
6 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
7 10 (34.48%) TOGAF
8 9 (31.03%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (31.03%) RMADS
9 8 (27.59%) Degree
9 8 (27.59%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (27.59%) Project Management
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
10 7 (24.14%) Oracle
10 7 (24.14%) CISM
11 6 (20.69%) Unix
11 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
11 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.24%) CEH
12 5 (17.24%) Firewall
13 4 (13.79%) GCIA
13 4 (13.79%) GSEC
13 4 (13.79%) GCIH
13 4 (13.79%) CESG
13 4 (13.79%) CESG CLAS

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Architect
1 19 (65.52%) Security Architect
2 4 (13.79%) CISSP Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Information Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Information Security Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Security Advisor
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) CESG
2 4 (13.79%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (13.79%) SCADA
3 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Unix
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Security Architecture
2 21 (72.41%) Information Security
3 14 (48.28%) SABSA
4 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
5 10 (34.48%) TOGAF
6 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (27.59%) Project Management
7 8 (27.59%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL
9 4 (13.79%) SIEM
9 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
10 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.34%) Security Management
10 3 (10.34%) Time Management
11 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) CISSP
2 13 (44.83%) GIAC
3 9 (31.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 7 (24.14%) CISM
6 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) CEH
8 4 (13.79%) CLAS
8 4 (13.79%) CSSLP
8 4 (13.79%) GCIA
8 4 (13.79%) GCIH
8 4 (13.79%) GSEC
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (6.90%) CCSP
10 2 (6.90%) GCED
10 2 (6.90%) IISP
10 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (3.45%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) RMADS
2 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.34%) COBIT
3 3 (10.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
3 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk