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 24 May 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 635 620 606
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs citing SSCP 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.038% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £335 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £455 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 24 May 2016.

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 19 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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 16 £400 +23.07% 9
South East - 5 £435 -
West Sussex - 4 £433 -
Wiltshire - 3 £313 -
Swindon - 3 £313 -
London - 3 £500 - 6
South West - 3 £313 - 1
East of England +7 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £430 -
City of London - 1 £500 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £463 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) CISSP
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (44.44%) Qualys
3 8 (44.44%) ISMS
3 8 (44.44%) Splunk
3 8 (44.44%) SANS
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (38.89%) PCI DSS
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (33.33%) SCCM
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) SIEM
5 6 (33.33%) Change Control
5 6 (33.33%) Security Auditing
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) BitLocker
6 5 (27.78%) Email Filtering
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (27.78%) Mimecast
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared

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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
4 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AppScan
1 1 (5.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) IT Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) CISSP Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Operational Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) RSS
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) BBC
4 1 (5.56%) CESG
4 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
1 8 (44.44%) ISMS
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (33.33%) Change Control
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) Security Auditing
3 6 (33.33%) SIEM
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (27.78%) Email Filtering
4 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.11%) Information Governance
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) Security Management
6 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) CISSP
2 8 (44.44%) SANS
3 5 (27.78%) CEH
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) CISM
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (11.11%) GSEC
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (5.56%) CISA
6 1 (5.56%) CISMP
6 1 (5.56%) CLAS
6 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.56%) GCIA
6 1 (5.56%) GCIH
6 1 (5.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (38.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.11%) COBIT
4 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (5.56%) RMADS
4 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (27.78%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) HP Fortify
3 1 (5.56%) Nessus
3 1 (5.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Qualys
1 8 (44.44%) Splunk
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.56%) HP