Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

(ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (ISC2 CCSP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 793 855
Rank change year-on-year -16 +62 -2
Contract jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 46 60 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.065% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.34% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 9
England median daily rate £513 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -18.18% +15.79%
10th Percentile £361 £368 £463
90th Percentile £633 £578 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +13.89% -18.18% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £56.00 -

(ISC)2 CCSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,507 17,399 20,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 18.88% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,372 10,640 12,788
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 830 736
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.78 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

(ISC)2 CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing (ISC)2 CCSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in England

(ISC)2 CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in England

(ISC)2 CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in England

(ISC)2 CCSP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 23 £526 +10.79% 3
South East -31 6 £538 -4.87% 1
East of England 0 4 - - 1
Midlands -9 4 £388 -
West Midlands -19 4 £388 -
South West -21 4 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire -9 1 £400 -28.89%
North of England -13 1 £400 -28.89% 1
(ISC)2 CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP.

1 45 (97.83%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (82.61%) CISSP
3 29 (63.04%) Information Security
4 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (41.30%) CCSP
5 19 (41.30%) CISM
6 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
7 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (34.78%) CISA
7 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
8 15 (32.61%) Degree
9 14 (30.43%) GDPR
10 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
11 12 (26.09%) Security Testing
12 11 (23.91%) ITIL
12 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
13 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (21.74%) SIEM
13 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (21.74%) Finance
14 9 (19.57%) Security Management
14 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
15 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
15 8 (17.39%) CEH
15 8 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (17.39%) DevOps
16 7 (15.22%) SABSA
16 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS

(ISC)2 CCSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (8.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.87%) IaaS
3 5 (10.87%) Office 365
4 4 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) SaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Serverless
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
1 4 (8.70%) NFC
2 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.35%) SCCP
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (2.17%) DMZ
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) SMS
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon Athena
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.17%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) JIRA
1 4 (8.70%) SonarQube
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Back Office
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Architect
1 18 (39.13%) Security Architect
2 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Security Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Information Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) IT Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Data Protection Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Payments Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Application Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) OAuth
2 1 (2.17%) OpenID
2 1 (2.17%) SAML
2 1 (2.17%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
2 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.87%) PKI
3 5 (10.87%) Public Cloud
4 4 (8.70%) Driving Licence
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.35%) CESG
6 2 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (4.35%) SCADA
6 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.17%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Solaris
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 18 (39.13%) Security Architecture
3 16 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
5 12 (26.09%) Security Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
6 11 (23.91%) ITIL
7 10 (21.74%) SIEM
7 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (19.57%) Security Management
9 8 (17.39%) DevOps
9 8 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
10 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (15.22%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (15.22%) Migration
10 7 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (15.22%) SABSA
11 6 (13.04%) Mathematics
11 6 (13.04%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C#
1 4 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (97.83%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (82.61%) CISSP
3 19 (41.30%) CCSP
3 19 (41.30%) CISM
4 16 (34.78%) CISA
5 15 (32.61%) Degree
6 8 (17.39%) CEH
7 7 (15.22%) CHFI
7 7 (15.22%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (15.22%) MCSE
7 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (10.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (10.87%) GSEC
8 5 (10.87%) MCSA
9 4 (8.70%) CLAS
9 4 (8.70%) CREST Certified
9 4 (8.70%) GIAC
9 4 (8.70%) IISP
9 4 (8.70%) ISSAP
10 3 (6.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (30.43%) GDPR
3 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (10.87%) COBIT
5 4 (8.70%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (8.70%) ISO 22301
5 4 (8.70%) ISO 31000
5 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
5 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) CASB
2 4 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (8.70%) Nessus
2 4 (8.70%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (6.52%) QRadar
3 3 (6.52%) Terraform
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.35%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.17%) CSIRT
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) RSA Archer
5 1 (2.17%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.17%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (2.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Cisco
2 7 (15.22%) IBM
3 6 (13.04%) McAfee
3 6 (13.04%) Tripwire
4 5 (10.87%) Google
5 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
5 4 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (8.70%) Centrify
5 4 (8.70%) Imperva
5 4 (8.70%) Okta
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle
5 4 (8.70%) Qualys
5 4 (8.70%) Splunk
5 4 (8.70%) Trend Micro
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) FireEye
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.17%) Capita
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix