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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 653 670 603
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -67
Contract jobs citing SSCP 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.037% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £319 £469 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +14.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £464 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £474 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 - £410
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
11516 10926 10460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7176 6533 5916
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 543 458
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £43.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 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 12 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 27 July 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 -11 7 £319 -32.00% 9
Swindon - 3 £313 -
Wiltshire - 3 £313 -
South West - 3 £313 - 1
South East - 2 £550 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 15 (88.24%) CISSP
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) Information Security
3 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (47.06%) Qualys
3 8 (47.06%) PCI DSS
3 8 (47.06%) Splunk
4 7 (41.18%) SANS
4 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 7 (41.18%) ISMS
4 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) SIEM
5 6 (35.29%) Change Control
5 6 (35.29%) Security Auditing
5 6 (35.29%) BitLocker
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
6 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared

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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Security Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) IT Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) IT Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Operational Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) BBC
4 1 (5.88%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) ISMS
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (35.29%) Change Control
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Security Auditing
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
4 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.76%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) SANS
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) CEH
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) GSEC
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (5.88%) CLAS
7 1 (5.88%) GCIA
7 1 (5.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (47.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
2 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Qualys
1 8 (47.06%) Splunk
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSight