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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 581 580 554
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing SSCP 14 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.022% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£399 £375 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £375 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 24 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 19 December 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
England -22 9 £550 +46.66% 6
London +18 4 £550 +46.66%
City of London +10 3 £550 +46.66%
South West - 3 £474 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 3
South East - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Northampton - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (80.77%) Information Security
2 18 (69.23%) CISSP
3 13 (50.00%) CEH
4 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (46.15%) GIAC
5 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 10 (38.46%) UNIX
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) Degree
6 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (30.77%) Security Management
7 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) SIEM
7 8 (30.77%) GPEN
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) ArcSight
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco
8 7 (26.92%) Linux
9 6 (23.08%) FTP
9 6 (23.08%) HTTP
9 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) SSL
9 6 (23.08%) Sun
9 6 (23.08%) CCNA
9 6 (23.08%) CISM
9 6 (23.08%) Risk Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (23.08%) FTP
3 6 (23.08%) HTTP
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) SSL
3 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) DMZ
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) IT Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) IT Auditor
5 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Cryptography
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) UNIX
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Information Security
2 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Security Management
3 8 (30.77%) SIEM
4 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 6 (23.08%) Information Security Management
4 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 6 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
4 6 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
6 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.69%) Information Management
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) CISSP
2 13 (50.00%) CEH
3 12 (46.15%) GIAC
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) GPEN
7 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) CCNA
8 6 (23.08%) CISM
8 6 (23.08%) GCIH
9 3 (11.54%) CISA
9 3 (11.54%) CCSP
10 2 (7.69%) GSEC
10 2 (7.69%) MCP
11 1 (3.85%) ISEB
11 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) ISO 14001
2 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (7.69%) COBIT
3 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Snort
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) OPNET
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) ArcSight
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) Sun
2 6 (23.08%) LogLogic
3 2 (7.69%) Qualys
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Websense
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) AlgoSec
4 1 (3.85%) Tripwire
4 1 (3.85%) Tufin