Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 667 576
Rank change year-on-year +103 -91 +64
Contract jobs citing CISA 306 182 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.05% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 112 170
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £404 £314 £313
90th Percentile £738 £625 £702
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
England median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% -1.08% -
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +45.65% -1.08% -

CISA 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 17,267 17,328 20,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 19.10% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,201 10,523 13,131
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 821 710
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.25 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CISA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in England

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISA in England

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISA in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISA in England

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISA in England

CISA
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 CISA within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +63 172 £550 - 50
South East +5 55 £538 +7.50% 20
South West +18 30 £450 +28.57% 9
North of England -16 26 £400 -23.81% 17
Midlands -5 18 £450 - 5
North West -15 15 £413 -25.00% 14
West Midlands -20 11 £475 +5.56% 4
Yorkshire -15 10 £400 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +12 7 £413 +30.95% 1
East of England -30 3 £508 +4.37% 8
North East - 1 £360 - 2
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISA 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 CISA.

1 287 (93.79%) CISSP
2 240 (78.43%) CISM
3 205 (66.99%) Information Security
4 121 (39.54%) Cybersecurity
5 114 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (30.39%) Risk Management
7 91 (29.74%) Finance
7 91 (29.74%) Degree
8 90 (29.41%) GDPR
9 73 (23.86%) Management Information System
10 64 (20.92%) Security Architecture
11 61 (19.93%) PCI DSS
12 60 (19.61%) CRISC
13 49 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (16.01%) ITIL
14 48 (15.69%) Computer Science
15 45 (14.71%) GIAC
16 43 (14.05%) Data Protection
17 40 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (11.44%) Security Testing
19 34 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 34 (11.11%) Firewall
19 34 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
20 33 (10.78%) Identity Access Management
21 31 (10.13%) Security Operations
21 31 (10.13%) Legal
21 31 (10.13%) Penetration Testing
22 30 (9.80%) Security Management
22 30 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
23 29 (9.48%) DevOps

CISA
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 11 (3.59%) IIS
2 7 (2.29%) Confluence
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) SAS
4 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (6.21%) Mimecast
4 9 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.61%) IaaS
6 7 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.96%) Office 365
7 6 (1.96%) SaaS
8 4 (1.31%) PaaS
9 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.11%) Firewall
2 27 (8.82%) Network Security
3 13 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (3.92%) VPN
5 8 (2.61%) WAN
6 5 (1.63%) NFC
7 4 (1.31%) VoIP
7 4 (1.31%) X.509
8 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.65%) DMZ
9 2 (0.65%) Internet
9 2 (0.65%) LAN
9 2 (0.65%) NAS
9 2 (0.65%) PABX
9 2 (0.65%) SAN
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.33%) SCCP
10 1 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.65%) Big Data
2 2 (0.65%) DB2
2 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.33%) DataStage
3 1 (0.33%) GIS
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.58%) JIRA
2 10 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.94%) SonarQube
4 8 (2.61%) AppScan
5 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (29.74%) Finance
2 31 (10.13%) Legal
3 26 (8.50%) Banking
4 17 (5.56%) Retail
5 8 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.31%) Back Office
8 3 (0.98%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.98%) French Language
8 3 (0.98%) German Language
8 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (21.90%) Analyst
2 65 (21.24%) Architect
2 65 (21.24%) Consultant
3 60 (19.61%) Security Architect
3 60 (19.61%) Security Consultant
4 48 (15.69%) Security Analyst
5 26 (8.50%) Security Manager
6 25 (8.17%) Information Analyst
7 22 (7.19%) Information Security Consultant
8 19 (6.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 18 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
9 18 (5.88%) Security Officer
10 16 (5.23%) Risk Analyst
11 14 (4.58%) IT Analyst
11 14 (4.58%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (4.25%) Information Risk Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Risk Management Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.92%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.25%) Middleware
2 10 (3.27%) .NET
3 8 (2.61%) Web Services
4 2 (0.65%) SAML
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) OAuth
5 1 (0.33%) OpenID
5 1 (0.33%) SPML
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (23.86%) Management Information System
2 48 (15.69%) Computer Science
3 40 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (8.17%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.58%) PKI
6 10 (3.27%) CESG
6 10 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.96%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.63%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.63%) FMCG
9 5 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.21%) Windows
2 10 (3.27%) Linux
3 8 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.29%) Unix
5 5 (1.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) HPUX
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (66.99%) Information Security
2 121 (39.54%) Cybersecurity
3 93 (30.39%) Risk Management
4 64 (20.92%) Security Architecture
5 49 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (16.01%) ITIL
6 43 (14.05%) Data Protection
7 35 (11.44%) Security Testing
8 33 (10.78%) Identity Access Management
9 31 (10.13%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (10.13%) Security Operations
10 30 (9.80%) Security Management
11 29 (9.48%) DevOps
11 29 (9.48%) Risk Assessment
12 28 (9.15%) SIEM
12 28 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (8.17%) Data Security
14 24 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (7.84%) Project Management
14 24 (7.84%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.58%) Java
2 11 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.63%) C#
4 4 (1.31%) SQL
5 3 (0.98%) C
6 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.65%) C++
6 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 287 (93.79%) CISSP
2 240 (78.43%) CISM
3 91 (29.74%) Degree
4 60 (19.61%) CRISC
5 45 (14.71%) GIAC
6 34 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (6.86%) CEH
8 21 (6.86%) CSSLP
8 21 (6.86%) SANS
9 20 (6.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (6.21%) Security Cleared
11 16 (5.23%) CompTIA Security+
11 16 (5.23%) ISACA
12 15 (4.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 15 (4.90%) ISSAP
13 14 (4.58%) CREST Certified
13 14 (4.58%) ISSEP
14 12 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
14 12 (3.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (29.41%) GDPR
3 61 (19.93%) PCI DSS
4 25 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (6.21%) COBIT
6 14 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (4.25%) HIPAA
7 13 (4.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 11 (3.59%) ISO 31000
9 11 (3.59%) NIST 800
10 10 (3.27%) ISAE 3402
10 10 (3.27%) ISO 9001
11 9 (2.94%) HMG Infosec
11 9 (2.94%) ISO 22301
11 9 (2.94%) JSP 440
12 6 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.98%) COSO
14 3 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.25%) Nessus
2 12 (3.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 12 (3.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (2.94%) CASB
3 9 (2.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 3 (0.98%) EnCase
4 3 (0.98%) FTK
5 2 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.65%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.65%) WMI
6 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.33%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.33%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 29 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.86%) McAfee
2 21 (6.86%) Splunk
3 17 (5.56%) IBM
4 15 (4.90%) Oracle
5 14 (4.58%) Cisco
6 13 (4.25%) CyberArk
7 12 (3.92%) ForeScout
7 12 (3.92%) SAP
8 11 (3.59%) Proofpoint
9 9 (2.94%) ArcSight
9 9 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 9 (2.94%) Centrify
9 9 (2.94%) Imperva
9 9 (2.94%) Qualys
9 9 (2.94%) Trend Micro
9 9 (2.94%) Tripwire
10 8 (2.61%) Darktrace
10 8 (2.61%) Google
10 8 (2.61%) Thycotic