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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 623 596 584
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs citing SSCP 3 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.031% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.15% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Average daily rate £480 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £398 -
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 5 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 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +4 1 - - 1
England -18 1 - - 6
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
2 1 (33.33%) HP Fortify
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) WebInspect
2 1 (33.33%) AppScan
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CISMP
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AppScan
1 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Advisor
2 1 (33.33%) Security Advisor
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISMP
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Fortify
1 1 (33.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP