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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
Rank 575 619 591
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -28
Contract jobs citing SSCP 22 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.028% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 11
Median daily rate £431 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £480 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £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
9111 10677 10412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 21.02% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5799 6487 6098
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 499 490
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 15 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +50 21 £438 - 6
Manchester - 11 £463 -
North West - 11 £463 -
Salford - 9 £450 -
London +14 4 £425 - 5
Essex - 3 £400 - 1
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
Chelmsford - 3 £400 - 1
City of London - 2 £425 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 £450 -
South East - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Devon - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 46 (97.87%) CISSP
2 38 (80.85%) SANS
3 37 (78.72%) WAN
3 37 (78.72%) LAN
4 36 (76.60%) Windows
4 36 (76.60%) Linux
5 35 (74.47%) Unix
5 35 (74.47%) TCP/IP
5 35 (74.47%) Apple
5 35 (74.47%) Firewall
5 35 (74.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (72.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 34 (72.34%) VPN
6 34 (72.34%) VoIP
6 34 (72.34%) Patch Management
7 31 (65.96%) Splunk
8 30 (63.83%) ELK Stack
9 29 (61.70%) QRadar
9 29 (61.70%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (57.45%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (48.94%) Information Security
12 21 (44.68%) IBM
12 21 (44.68%) LogRhythm
13 20 (42.55%) Case Management
14 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
14 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
14 18 (38.30%) Security Operations
14 18 (38.30%) Cyber Attack
15 16 (34.04%) Security Monitoring
15 16 (34.04%) 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 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) JBoss
1 1 (2.13%) Jetty
1 1 (2.13%) Mongrel
1 1 (2.13%) nginx
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (78.72%) LAN
1 37 (78.72%) WAN
2 35 (74.47%) Firewall
2 35 (74.47%) TCP/IP
3 34 (72.34%) VoIP
3 34 (72.34%) VPN
4 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.77%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) IPsec
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
2 16 (34.04%) Security Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (14.89%) Technical Support
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Security Officer
7 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Security Specialist
9 2 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Information Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Security Officer
10 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 1 (2.13%) Head of Cybersecurity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) ELK Stack
2 12 (25.53%) RESTful
3 10 (21.28%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) J2EE
5 1 (2.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Cyber Attack
2 16 (34.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Linux
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 35 (74.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 34 (72.34%) Patch Management
2 34 (72.34%) Vulnerability Management
3 29 (61.70%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (57.45%) Network Monitoring
5 23 (48.94%) Information Security
6 20 (42.55%) Case Management
7 18 (38.30%) Security Operations
8 16 (34.04%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (27.66%) SIEM
10 12 (25.53%) Open Source
11 8 (17.02%) Analytics
11 8 (17.02%) Data Analytics
11 8 (17.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (14.89%) Process Improvement
13 4 (8.51%) ITIL
14 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
14 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity Management
14 3 (6.38%) Data Security
14 3 (6.38%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Python
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (97.87%) CISSP
2 38 (80.85%) SANS
3 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
3 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) CISM
5 2 (4.26%) CCFP
5 2 (4.26%) EnCE
5 2 (4.26%) GCFA
5 2 (4.26%) GCIA
5 2 (4.26%) GPEN
5 2 (4.26%) GREM
6 1 (2.13%) CEH
6 1 (2.13%) CISA
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) COBIT
3 1 (2.13%) GDPR
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) QRadar
2 11 (23.40%) Kibana
2 11 (23.40%) logstash
3 9 (19.15%) Nessus
3 9 (19.15%) Nmap
4 8 (17.02%) Nexpose
5 6 (12.77%) RSA enVision
6 1 (2.13%) Puppet
6 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Apple
2 31 (65.96%) Splunk
3 21 (44.68%) IBM
3 21 (44.68%) LogRhythm
4 10 (21.28%) Qualys
5 8 (17.02%) ArcSight
5 8 (17.02%) Intel
5 8 (17.02%) Intel Security
5 8 (17.02%) NetWitness
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.13%) Acunetix
7 1 (2.13%) Google
7 1 (2.13%) Mercator
7 1 (2.13%) Tufin
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
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