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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
Rank 586 570 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 21 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.023% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 0
Average daily rate
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£498 £555 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £555 -
% change year-on-year
-14.41% -
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

ISSAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISSAP
Top 11 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 May 2015. 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 -15 20 £500 -7.40%
South East -6 13 £475 -9.52%
Middlesex +9 7 £475 -9.52%
London -7 5 £515 -7.37%
Feltham - 4 £505 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £550 -
Aylesbury - 2 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £550 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 40 (95.24%) CISSP
2 26 (61.90%) CISM
3 20 (47.62%) Security Architecture
4 18 (42.86%) Information Security
5 16 (38.10%) SABSA
6 15 (35.71%) Cyber Security
6 15 (35.71%) TOGAF
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.19%) ISSMP
9 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (23.81%) SIEM
9 10 (23.81%) Security Management
9 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
10 9 (21.43%) Identity Management
10 9 (21.43%) VPN
10 9 (21.43%) IIS
10 9 (21.43%) Time Management
10 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (21.43%) Degree
11 8 (19.05%) CISA
12 7 (16.67%) Windows
12 7 (16.67%) SLA
12 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 7 (16.67%) COBIT
13 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
13 6 (14.29%) LAN
13 6 (14.29%) WAN

ISSAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) VPN
2 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) WAN
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) Network Security
4 3 (7.14%) Internet
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Architect
1 23 (54.76%) Security Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Designer
3 8 (19.05%) Security Designer
4 3 (7.14%) Information Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Head of Security
6 1 (2.38%) Head of Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Security Architecture
2 18 (42.86%) Information Security
3 16 (38.10%) SABSA
4 15 (35.71%) Cyber Security
4 15 (35.71%) TOGAF
5 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (23.81%) SIEM
5 10 (23.81%) Security Management
6 9 (21.43%) Identity Management
6 9 (21.43%) Time Management
7 5 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (11.90%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (7.14%) Use Case
10 2 (4.76%) ERP
10 2 (4.76%) ITIL
11 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (95.24%) CISSP
2 26 (61.90%) CISM
3 11 (26.19%) ISSMP
4 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (21.43%) Degree
5 8 (19.05%) CISA
6 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) MCTS
7 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (9.52%) MCSE
8 1 (2.38%) CCSP
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.38%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (16.67%) SLA
2 7 (16.67%) COBIT
3 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) ScanSafe
4 2 (4.76%) ArcSight