The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 577 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing SSCP 13 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.11% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
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£410 £275 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% -52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £203 -
% change year-on-year
+102.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 20 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 1 August 2014. 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
Glasgow - 8 £431 -
Scotland - 8 £431 -
England -6 4 £383 +17.69% 3
Barrow-in-Furness - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (73.33%) CISSP
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) GIAC
2 10 (66.67%) CEH
3 9 (60.00%) Information Security
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) CCSP
4 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (40.00%) Security Management
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
7 5 (33.33%) SIEM
7 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (33.33%) Cryptography
7 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (26.67%) Information Management
8 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (20.00%) CESG
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) IT Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 3 (20.00%) CESG
3 2 (13.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (40.00%) Security Management
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (26.67%) Information Management
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (6.67%) Change Control
8 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Logistics
8 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CISSP
2 10 (66.67%) GIAC
2 10 (66.67%) CEH
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) CCSP
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) GPEN
7 1 (6.67%) GSEC
7 1 (6.67%) GCIH
7 1 (6.67%) CISA
7 1 (6.67%) CISM
7 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) ISO 14001
2 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (6.67%) LogLogic
2 1 (6.67%) Qualys
2 1 (6.67%) Tripwire
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Sun
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) Websense