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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
Rank 634 659 626
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing SSCP 19 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.007% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.035% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 11
Median daily rate £400 £463 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +17.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £373 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 29 September 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 14 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 29 September 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 +28 19 £400 -14.66% 3
North West - 14 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 8 £400 -
Manchester - 8 £449 - 1
Salford - 7 £498 -
Southport - 7 £425 -
London -4 2 £334 -28.85%
South East - 2 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £363 -
North East - 1 £363 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £363 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 31 (93.94%) CISSP
2 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 25 (75.76%) Firewall
3 25 (75.76%) Splunk
3 25 (75.76%) SANS
4 23 (69.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (54.55%) ELK Stack
5 18 (54.55%) Unix
6 17 (51.52%) Linux
6 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
6 17 (51.52%) Apple
6 17 (51.52%) Patch Management
7 16 (48.48%) QRadar
7 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (48.48%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (48.48%) LogRhythm
7 16 (48.48%) Information Security
7 16 (48.48%) VPN
7 16 (48.48%) LAN
7 16 (48.48%) VoIP
7 16 (48.48%) WAN
7 16 (48.48%) IBM
7 16 (48.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (45.45%) SIEM
9 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
9 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
10 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
11 10 (30.30%) Python
11 10 (30.30%) RESTful
11 10 (30.30%) Open Source

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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Jetty
2 1 (3.03%) Mongrel
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
3 16 (48.48%) LAN
3 16 (48.48%) VoIP
3 16 (48.48%) VPN
3 16 (48.48%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (15.15%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) HTTP
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
6 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Redis
2 3 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
1 18 (54.55%) Security Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) IT Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Technical Support
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) CISSP Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Operational Security Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) ELK Stack
2 10 (30.30%) RESTful
3 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) RSS
5 1 (3.03%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (27.27%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) BBC
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Unix
3 17 (51.52%) Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (51.52%) Patch Management
3 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (48.48%) Information Security
3 16 (48.48%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (48.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 15 (45.45%) SIEM
5 10 (30.30%) Case Management
5 10 (30.30%) Open Source
6 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
7 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
8 6 (18.18%) Change Control
8 6 (18.18%) ISMS
8 6 (18.18%) Security Auditing
9 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (15.15%) Email Filtering
9 5 (15.15%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 3 (9.09%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Python
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (93.94%) CISSP
2 25 (75.76%) SANS
3 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) CEH
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.03%) CISM
6 1 (3.03%) GCIA
6 1 (3.03%) GCIH
6 1 (3.03%) GSEC
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) BitLocker
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Snort
4 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) QRadar
2 9 (27.27%) Kibana
2 9 (27.27%) logstash
3 6 (18.18%) SCCM
4 5 (15.15%) RSA enVision
4 5 (15.15%) WSUS
5 1 (3.03%) Nessus
5 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Splunk
2 17 (51.52%) Apple
3 16 (48.48%) IBM
3 16 (48.48%) LogRhythm
4 8 (24.24%) Qualys
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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