The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 619 581 578
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -3
Contract jobs citing SSCP 5 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 10
Average daily rate
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£463 £410 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £374 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £445 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +49.09%
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
10952 10547 9248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.94% 18.99% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6549 5930 4961
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 464 508
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSCP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSCP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSCP within the UK.

SSCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SSCP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSCP within the UK.

SSCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SSCP
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 SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 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 -6 4 £469 +22.54% 5
London - 2 £469 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Glasgow -6 1 £350 -18.84%
Scotland -8 1 £350 -18.84%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) CEH
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (33.33%) GIAC
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) CISMP
6 3 (25.00%) CISM
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Security Patching
6 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) COBIT
7 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 2 (16.67%) SABSA
7 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SSCP 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 SSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) FTP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Security Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Information Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) SCADA
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) SIEM
4 3 (25.00%) Security Patching
4 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 2 (16.67%) SABSA
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Security
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) CEH
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) GIAC
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) CISMP
5 1 (8.33%) PCI QSA
5 1 (8.33%) GPEN
5 1 (8.33%) ISSMP
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (16.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (8.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (8.33%) LogLogic