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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 591 642 618
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -24
Contract jobs citing SSCP 39 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.017% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 1 11
Median daily rate £450 £480 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £480 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +92.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10201 11455 11748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.46% 20.66% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6461 6922 6661
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SSCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

SSCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 38 £450 - 8
North West - 31 £450 -
Manchester - 25 £450 -
Salford - 17 £450 -
Merseyside - 8 £400 -
Southport - 7 £425 -
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
South East - 3 £400 -
London - 2 £334 - 3
Devon - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £363 -
North East - 1 £363 -
South West - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £363 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SSCP.

1 39 (97.50%) CISSP
2 37 (92.50%) SANS
3 36 (90.00%) Windows
3 36 (90.00%) Linux
4 35 (87.50%) Unix
4 35 (87.50%) Apple
4 35 (87.50%) TCP/IP
4 35 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 34 (85.00%) Firewall
5 34 (85.00%) VPN
5 34 (85.00%) LAN
5 34 (85.00%) VoIP
5 34 (85.00%) WAN
5 34 (85.00%) Patch Management
5 34 (85.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 30 (75.00%) Splunk
6 30 (75.00%) ELK Stack
7 29 (72.50%) QRadar
8 27 (67.50%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (67.50%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (52.50%) LogRhythm
9 21 (52.50%) IBM
10 20 (50.00%) Case Management
11 18 (45.00%) Cyber Attack
12 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
12 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
12 17 (42.50%) Information Security
13 16 (40.00%) Security Operations
14 13 (32.50%) Python
15 12 (30.00%) Management Information System

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) JBoss
1 1 (2.50%) Jetty
1 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
1 1 (2.50%) nginx
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 34 (85.00%) Firewall
2 34 (85.00%) LAN
2 34 (85.00%) VoIP
2 34 (85.00%) VPN
2 34 (85.00%) WAN
3 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (15.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) IPsec
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Security Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (17.50%) Technical Support
6 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
8 3 (7.50%) Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Technical Security Specialist
9 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) ArcSight Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 1 (2.50%) Head of Cybersecurity
10 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Splunk Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (75.00%) ELK Stack
2 12 (30.00%) RESTful
3 10 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
5 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Cyber Attack
2 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Linux
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 35 (87.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 34 (85.00%) Patch Management
2 34 (85.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 27 (67.50%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (67.50%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (50.00%) Case Management
5 17 (42.50%) Information Security
6 16 (40.00%) Security Operations
7 12 (30.00%) Open Source
7 12 (30.00%) SIEM
8 8 (20.00%) Analytics
8 8 (20.00%) Data Analytics
8 8 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (17.50%) Process Improvement
10 3 (7.50%) Computer Security
10 3 (7.50%) Protective Monitoring
11 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
11 1 (2.50%) OWASP
11 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (2.50%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Python
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (97.50%) CISSP
2 37 (92.50%) SANS
3 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
3 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CEH
4 1 (2.50%) CISA
4 1 (2.50%) CISM
4 1 (2.50%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (72.50%) QRadar
2 11 (27.50%) Kibana
2 11 (27.50%) logstash
3 9 (22.50%) Nessus
3 9 (22.50%) Nmap
4 8 (20.00%) Nexpose
5 6 (15.00%) RSA enVision
6 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Apple
2 30 (75.00%) Splunk
3 21 (52.50%) IBM
3 21 (52.50%) LogRhythm
4 9 (22.50%) Qualys
5 8 (20.00%) ArcSight
5 8 (20.00%) Intel
5 8 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 8 (20.00%) NetWitness
6 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.50%) Acunetix
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Mercator
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) VMware
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