Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 676 464 739
Rank change year-on-year -212 +275 +101
Contract jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 72 32 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 37
10th Percentile £475 £400 £498
25th Percentile £519 £413 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £608 £500 £600
Median % change year-on-year +21.50% -16.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £689 £638 £675
90th Percentile £768 £660 £853
UK median daily rate £595 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +8.18% -4.35% +15.00%

(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 12,618 6,696 15,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 24.96% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,123 4,546 9,912
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £483 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.71% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 243 653
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.46 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.35 £62.27
UK median hourly rate £34.15 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.04% -20.98% +74.44%

(ISC)2 CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing (ISC)2 CCSP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP in England.

Daily rate trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in England

(ISC)2 CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -175 40 £595 -4.80% 6
North of England -75 8 £610 +52.50% 5
East of England -40 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £675 -
South East -96 4 £639 - 5
North West -61 3 £550 +37.50% 5
South West -58 1 £595 +40.00%
West Midlands -64 1 £650 +4.00%
Midlands -80 1 £650 +4.00%
(ISC)2 CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (93.06%) CISSP
3 31 (43.06%) Finance
3 31 (43.06%) Azure
4 29 (40.28%) CISM
5 28 (38.89%) Security Architecture
5 28 (38.89%) NIST
6 27 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (37.50%) CCSP
6 27 (37.50%) Risk Management
6 27 (37.50%) Information Security
7 26 (36.11%) AWS
8 24 (33.33%) GIAC
9 23 (31.94%) GCP
10 21 (29.17%) Social Skills
10 21 (29.17%) Firewall
10 21 (29.17%) CISA
11 20 (27.78%) Google
11 20 (27.78%) Security Operations
12 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (22.22%) GDPR
15 15 (20.83%) SIEM
16 13 (18.06%) Threat Intelligence
17 12 (16.67%) DevSecOps
17 12 (16.67%) CRISC
17 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
18 11 (15.28%) SANS
19 10 (13.89%) Cloud Native
19 10 (13.89%) Kubernetes

(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 1 (1.39%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) iTrent
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (43.06%) Azure
2 26 (36.11%) AWS
3 23 (31.94%) GCP
4 9 (12.50%) IaaS
4 9 (12.50%) SaaS
5 8 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (8.33%) PaaS
7 5 (6.94%) Serverless
8 3 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (2.78%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (2.78%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (2.78%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.78%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.39%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.17%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) LAN
3 2 (2.78%) WAN
3 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) HTTP
4 1 (1.39%) SMTP
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (2.78%) Big Data
1 2 (2.78%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.39%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 31 (43.06%) Finance
2 21 (29.17%) Social Skills
3 8 (11.11%) Legal
3 8 (11.11%) Presentation Skills
4 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.33%) Public Sector
6 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
7 4 (5.56%) Electronics
7 4 (5.56%) Marketing
7 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
8 3 (4.17%) Banking
8 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
8 3 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.39%) Law
10 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Architect
2 27 (37.50%) Security Architect
3 18 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 13 (18.06%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (13.89%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Security Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Head of Security
8 5 (6.94%) Azure Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) IT Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 3 (4.17%) Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Design Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) IT Security Architect
10 3 (4.17%) SaaS Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Security Technical Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Cloud Native
2 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.56%) Blog
5 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.78%) NHS
8 1 (1.39%) CESG
8 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.39%) Digital Currency
8 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Linux
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Security Architecture
2 27 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (37.50%) Information Security
2 27 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 20 (27.78%) Security Operations
4 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.83%) SIEM
6 13 (18.06%) Threat Intelligence
7 12 (16.67%) DevSecOps
7 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (12.50%) SABSA
8 9 (12.50%) Security Management
8 9 (12.50%) Threat Detection
8 9 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
9 8 (11.11%) Data Security
9 8 (11.11%) Migration
9 8 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.72%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (93.06%) CISSP
3 29 (40.28%) CISM
4 27 (37.50%) CCSP
5 24 (33.33%) GIAC
6 21 (29.17%) CISA
7 12 (16.67%) CRISC
8 11 (15.28%) SANS
9 9 (12.50%) Degree
10 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.33%) CEH
12 5 (6.94%) CCA
12 5 (6.94%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (5.56%) CSSLP
13 4 (5.56%) OSCP
13 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
14 3 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (4.17%) FFIEC
15 2 (2.78%) ISSAP
16 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.89%) NIST
2 17 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (22.22%) GDPR
4 9 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (11.11%) NIST 800
6 6 (8.33%) PCI DSS
6 6 (8.33%) SOC 2
7 3 (4.17%) COBIT
7 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (4.17%) ITGC
7 3 (4.17%) QA
8 2 (2.78%) GRC
9 1 (1.39%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 7 (9.72%) Consul
2 7 (9.72%) Istio
3 2 (2.78%) Terraform
3 2 (2.78%) WMI
4 1 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Google
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) Concur
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.17%) Splunk
5 2 (2.78%) Meraki
5 2 (2.78%) Tanium
6 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) VMware