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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
Rank 565 624 610
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -14
Contract jobs citing SSCP 37 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.006% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.027% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 1 9
Median daily rate £425 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £480 £398
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
9336 11066 10626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6879 6087
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 445 498
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 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 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 25 February 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 +72 37 £425 - 10
North West - 18 £525 -
Manchester - 17 £538 -
London +33 13 £425 - 4
Salford - 12 £538 -
East of England - 5 £400 -
Chelmsford - 5 £400 -
Essex - 5 £400 -
City of London - 2 £425 - 1
South East - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £425 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 72 (94.74%) CISSP
2 62 (81.58%) SANS
3 55 (72.37%) Firewall
4 54 (71.05%) LAN
4 54 (71.05%) WAN
5 53 (69.74%) Splunk
6 50 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (65.79%) Linux
7 49 (64.47%) Unix
7 49 (64.47%) Windows
8 48 (63.16%) TCP/IP
8 48 (63.16%) Apple
8 48 (63.16%) VoIP
8 48 (63.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 48 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 47 (61.84%) Patch Management
9 47 (61.84%) VPN
10 45 (59.21%) Information Security
11 44 (57.89%) Elastic Stack
12 43 (56.58%) QRadar
13 41 (53.95%) Network Monitoring
14 36 (47.37%) LogRhythm
14 36 (47.37%) IBM
15 28 (36.84%) Security Operations
15 28 (36.84%) Case Management
16 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
17 26 (34.21%) SC Cleared
18 24 (31.58%) Management Information System
18 24 (31.58%) Cyber Attack
18 24 (31.58%) SIEM

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 3 (3.95%) Apache
1 3 (3.95%) IIS
1 3 (3.95%) Jetty
1 3 (3.95%) Mongrel
1 3 (3.95%) nginx
1 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.21%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.95%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 55 (72.37%) Firewall
2 54 (71.05%) LAN
2 54 (71.05%) WAN
3 48 (63.16%) TCP/IP
3 48 (63.16%) VoIP
4 47 (61.84%) VPN
5 10 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (13.16%) Wireless
6 3 (3.95%) DHCP
6 3 (3.95%) DNS
6 3 (3.95%) FTP
6 3 (3.95%) HTTP
6 3 (3.95%) IPsec
6 3 (3.95%) SSL
7 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.95%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (44.74%) Analyst
2 31 (40.79%) Security Analyst
3 19 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 13 (17.11%) Technical Specialist
5 9 (11.84%) Security Specialist
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Security Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Technical Support
7 6 (7.89%) IT Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Security Officer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Security Specialist
9 4 (5.26%) IT Security Officer
10 3 (3.95%) Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Security Specialist
11 2 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (57.89%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (22.37%) RESTful
3 15 (19.74%) Web Services
4 5 (6.58%) .NET
5 3 (3.95%) J2EE
5 3 (3.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Cyber Attack
1 24 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.32%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 50 (65.79%) Linux
2 49 (64.47%) Unix
2 49 (64.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (63.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 48 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 47 (61.84%) Patch Management
4 45 (59.21%) Information Security
5 41 (53.95%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (36.84%) Case Management
6 28 (36.84%) Security Operations
7 24 (31.58%) SIEM
8 20 (26.32%) Open Source
9 19 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (14.47%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (13.16%) Process Improvement
12 9 (11.84%) ITIL
13 8 (10.53%) Analytics
13 8 (10.53%) Data Analytics
13 8 (10.53%) Data Privacy
14 7 (9.21%) Coaching
14 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (9.21%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) Python
2 4 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) C++
3 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (94.74%) CISSP
2 62 (81.58%) SANS
3 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
4 26 (34.21%) SC Cleared
5 17 (22.37%) CISM
6 8 (10.53%) Degree
7 4 (5.26%) CEH
8 3 (3.95%) GCWN
8 3 (3.95%) GISF
9 2 (2.63%) CCFP
9 2 (2.63%) CISA
9 2 (2.63%) EnCE
9 2 (2.63%) GCFA
9 2 (2.63%) GCIA
9 2 (2.63%) GPEN
9 2 (2.63%) GREM
10 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.53%) COBIT
2 8 (10.53%) GDPR
2 8 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (56.58%) QRadar
2 18 (23.68%) Kibana
3 17 (22.37%) logstash
4 10 (13.16%) RSA enVision
5 9 (11.84%) Nessus
5 9 (11.84%) Nmap
6 8 (10.53%) Nexpose
7 3 (3.95%) Puppet
8 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (69.74%) Splunk
2 48 (63.16%) Apple
3 36 (47.37%) IBM
3 36 (47.37%) LogRhythm
4 16 (21.05%) Qualys
5 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 9 (11.84%) Snow
7 8 (10.53%) ArcSight
7 8 (10.53%) Intel
7 8 (10.53%) Intel Security
7 8 (10.53%) NetWitness
8 7 (9.21%) Tufin
9 3 (3.95%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.95%) Google
9 3 (3.95%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) Trustwave
9 3 (3.95%) VMware
10 2 (2.63%) HP
10 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.32%) Mercator
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