Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 544 666
Rank change year-on-year -58 +122 -73
Contract jobs citing CISA 164 325 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.82% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 204 120
England median daily rate £550 £533 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.14% +4.05% +13.89%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £375
90th Percentile £851 £692 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.84% +103.03% -31.89%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -32.84% +103.03% -31.89%

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 15,668 17,847 17,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.44% 18.74% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,658 10,575 10,982
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 864 847
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -2.69% +2.76%
10th Percentile £14.44 £12.83 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -5.66% +1.92%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 0 95 £575 +4.55% 23
South East +4 25 £480 -8.57% 13
North of England +25 19 £568 +8.10% 11
South West -14 16 £550 +4.76% 5
North West +22 12 £525 -14.29% 7
Yorkshire +28 7 £625 +56.25% 4
Midlands +26 5 £550 +15.79% 12
East of England +39 4 - - 5
West Midlands +34 4 £550 +10.00% 10
East Midlands +16 1 £550 +33.33% 2
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 142 (86.59%) CISSP
2 138 (84.15%) CISM
3 117 (71.34%) Information Security
4 67 (40.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (40.24%) Finance
6 45 (27.44%) Risk Management
7 42 (25.61%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (21.95%) CRISC
8 36 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (18.29%) Management Information System
9 30 (18.29%) Degree
9 30 (18.29%) Azure
10 29 (17.68%) AWS
10 29 (17.68%) Security Architecture
11 28 (17.07%) PCI DSS
12 26 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (15.24%) NIST
14 24 (14.63%) GDPR
14 24 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
15 23 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (14.02%) ITIL
16 21 (12.80%) Firewall
17 20 (12.20%) COBIT
18 19 (11.59%) Windows
18 19 (11.59%) SIEM
18 19 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
19 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
19 18 (10.98%) Banking
20 17 (10.37%) Security Management

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 8 (4.88%) IIS
2 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) Confluence
3 2 (1.22%) JBoss
3 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.29%) Azure
2 29 (17.68%) AWS
3 8 (4.88%) Office 365
4 5 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.83%) GCP
6 3 (1.83%) GitHub
6 3 (1.83%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.22%) G Suite
7 2 (1.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
8 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.80%) Firewall
2 8 (4.88%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (3.66%) Internet
3 6 (3.66%) Network Security
3 6 (3.66%) PPP
4 5 (3.05%) VPN
5 4 (2.44%) IPsec
5 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.83%) SSL
6 3 (1.83%) Wireless
7 2 (1.22%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (0.61%) LAN
8 1 (0.61%) Skype
8 1 (0.61%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.61%) WAN
8 1 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) Big Data
1 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.61%) GIS
1 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (5.49%) JIRA
2 3 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.22%) AppScan
3 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (40.24%) Finance
2 18 (10.98%) Banking
3 15 (9.15%) Legal
4 8 (4.88%) Retail
5 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.44%) Electronics
8 4 (2.44%) Marketing
8 4 (2.44%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.22%) Czech Language
9 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.22%) Military
10 1 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.61%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (26.83%) Analyst
2 34 (20.73%) Security Analyst
3 27 (16.46%) Architect
3 27 (16.46%) Security Architect
4 23 (14.02%) Consultant
5 18 (10.98%) Security Consultant
6 15 (9.15%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) Information Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) Security Manager
7 13 (7.93%) Senior Security Analyst
8 12 (7.32%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.10%) Head of Security
10 9 (5.49%) Information Manager
10 9 (5.49%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (5.49%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (4.88%) Head of Information
11 8 (4.88%) Head of Information Security
12 7 (4.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Head of IT Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.05%) SailPoint
2 4 (2.44%) Middleware
3 3 (1.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.22%) JSON
4 2 (1.22%) Kafka
4 2 (1.22%) OAuth
4 2 (1.22%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.22%) OpenID
4 2 (1.22%) XACML
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.66%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.05%) User Experience
6 4 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.83%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.83%) PKI
7 3 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.59%) Windows
2 9 (5.49%) Linux
3 6 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.22%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (71.34%) Information Security
2 45 (27.44%) Risk Management
3 42 (25.61%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (17.68%) Security Architecture
6 26 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
8 23 (14.02%) ITIL
9 19 (11.59%) SIEM
10 17 (10.37%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (10.37%) Security Management
11 16 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (9.15%) IT Audit
13 14 (8.54%) Information Security Management
13 14 (8.54%) ISMS
13 14 (8.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (6.71%) OWASP
15 11 (6.71%) Programme Management
15 11 (6.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.66%) C
1 6 (3.66%) Python
2 4 (2.44%) Java
3 3 (1.83%) C++
3 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.22%) Go
4 2 (1.22%) Perl
4 2 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) Scala
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (86.59%) CISSP
2 138 (84.15%) CISM
3 36 (21.95%) CRISC
4 30 (18.29%) Degree
5 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
6 15 (9.15%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (6.10%) CEH
8 10 (6.10%) SANS
9 9 (5.49%) CGEIT
9 9 (5.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 8 (4.88%) GIAC
10 8 (4.88%) IISP
11 7 (4.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (4.27%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.66%) CISMP
12 6 (3.66%) GCIH
13 5 (3.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 4 (2.44%) CHFI
14 4 (2.44%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (40.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 25 (15.24%) NIST
4 24 (14.63%) GDPR
5 20 (12.20%) COBIT
6 19 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (3.66%) COSO
8 5 (3.05%) Basel II
8 5 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (3.05%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (3.05%) EMIR
8 5 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (3.05%) MiFID
9 4 (2.44%) ISO 9000
9 4 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.83%) ITGC
10 3 (1.83%) NIST 800
10 3 (1.83%) QA
11 2 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.83%) Docker
3 2 (1.22%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 3 (1.83%) CASB
2 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (1.22%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.22%) Suricata
3 2 (1.22%) Terraform
3 2 (1.22%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.61%) Nessus
4 1 (0.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.88%) SAP
3 6 (3.66%) Splunk
4 4 (2.44%) Cisco
4 4 (2.44%) Darktrace
4 4 (2.44%) ForgeRock
4 4 (2.44%) IBM
4 4 (2.44%) NetIQ
4 4 (2.44%) OneTrust
4 4 (2.44%) Oracle
4 4 (2.44%) Remedy
5 3 (1.83%) Google
5 3 (1.83%) Qualys
5 3 (1.83%) Symantec
5 3 (1.83%) Thycotic
6 2 (1.22%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.22%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.22%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee
7 1 (0.61%) Sun