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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 583 - 595
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 12 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% - 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% - 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
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£475 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - -
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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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 - 12 £475 - 3
London - 3 £475 - 2
North West - 1 £475 - 1
South West - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 14 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 13 (68.42%) TOGAF
3 12 (63.16%) CISSP
4 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
5 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (42.11%) CISM
7 7 (36.84%) CA
7 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) Information Security
7 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (36.84%) Degree
7 7 (36.84%) Cyber Security
7 7 (36.84%) SABSA
8 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (31.58%) COBIT
8 6 (31.58%) LAN
8 6 (31.58%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) IIS
9 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
10 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
10 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) UNIX
10 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
10 4 (21.05%) Firewall
11 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (15.79%) CISA
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (15.79%) SLA
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) TPMS
2 2 (10.53%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) VoIP
4 2 (10.53%) ATM
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Informix
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Security Architect
3 7 (36.84%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Chief Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Chief Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) EJB
1 2 (10.53%) JavaBeans
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 13 (68.42%) TOGAF
3 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Information Security
4 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Cyber Security
4 7 (36.84%) SABSA
5 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Data Privacy
7 3 (15.79%) Security Management
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 2 (10.53%) SIEM
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 8 (42.11%) CISM
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) CISA
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) ISSEP
5 1 (5.26%) ISSMP
5 1 (5.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (31.58%) COBIT
2 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) CA
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) webMethods
4 1 (5.26%) Software AG
4 1 (5.26%) HP