Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 532 515 612
Rank change year-on-year -17 +97 -39
Contract jobs citing CISA 85 97 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.94% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 154
10th Percentile £350 £320 £371
25th Percentile £413 £408 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £544 £500 £519
Median % change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% -5.68%
75th Percentile £667 £650 £625
90th Percentile £793 £750 £709
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £63.75 - -

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 9,567 10,267 16,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.12% 22.95% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,179 6,645 10,237
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.86% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £665 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 368 650
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.46 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.62 £17.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate £38.71 £27.50 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.76% -5.17% +28.89%
75th Percentile £51.25 £47.87 £47.09
90th Percentile £60.13 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% - +39.53%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CISA in England

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISA in England.

Daily rate trend for CISA in England

CISA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISA in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISA in England

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISA in England.

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 17 May 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 -28 45 £619 +37.50% 14
South East +34 20 £354 -42.27% 4
Midlands 0 6 £550 +22.22% 8
West Midlands -1 5 £550 +10.00% 7
South West - 3 £683 - 4
East Midlands +13 1 £450 - 1
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 70 (82.35%) CISSP
2 56 (65.88%) CISM
3 47 (55.29%) Information Security
4 43 (50.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (41.18%) Risk Management
7 33 (38.82%) COBIT
8 29 (34.12%) NIST
9 28 (32.94%) Social Skills
10 23 (27.06%) ITIL
11 22 (25.88%) Finance
11 22 (25.88%) Security Management
12 21 (24.71%) PCI DSS
13 20 (23.53%) Management Information System
14 19 (22.35%) Degree
14 19 (22.35%) CRISC
15 16 (18.82%) Firewall
15 16 (18.82%) Network Security
16 15 (17.65%) GIAC
17 14 (16.47%) Security Architecture
18 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (15.29%) NIST 800
19 12 (14.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
19 12 (14.12%) Penetration Testing
19 12 (14.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 12 (14.12%) SABSA
20 11 (12.94%) ISACA
20 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
20 11 (12.94%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) AWS
2 9 (10.59%) Azure
3 4 (4.71%) GCP
3 4 (4.71%) IaaS
3 4 (4.71%) SaaS
4 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (3.53%) PaaS
5 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) Firewall
1 16 (18.82%) Network Security
2 10 (11.76%) NAS
3 6 (7.06%) Internet
4 2 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.18%) Intranet
5 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.18%) LAN
5 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.18%) Power BI
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) JIRA
General
1 28 (32.94%) Social Skills
2 22 (25.88%) Finance
3 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.41%) Influencing Skills
4 8 (9.41%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (8.24%) Public Sector
6 6 (7.06%) Banking
6 6 (7.06%) Legal
7 5 (5.88%) Local Government
8 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.18%) Billing
10 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Consultant
2 19 (22.35%) Architect
3 18 (21.18%) Security Architect
4 17 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 12 (14.12%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (8.24%) Security Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) IT Support
8 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Firewall Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Incident Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (3.53%) IT Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Lead Security Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
1 2 (2.35%) SailPoint
1 2 (2.35%) SOAP
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.18%) GraphQL
2 1 (1.18%) RESTful
2 1 (1.18%) SAML
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.35%) FMCG
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) IVR
5 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.18%) Smart City
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
3 4 (4.71%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Information Security
2 41 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (41.18%) Risk Management
4 23 (27.06%) ITIL
5 22 (25.88%) Security Management
6 14 (16.47%) Security Architecture
7 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (14.12%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (14.12%) SABSA
9 11 (12.94%) Information Security Management
10 10 (11.76%) IT Audit
10 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (11.76%) Security Operations
11 9 (10.59%) Project Management
11 9 (10.59%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
12 8 (9.41%) TOGAF
13 7 (8.24%) Information Assurance
13 7 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) Python
2 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (82.35%) CISSP
2 56 (65.88%) CISM
3 19 (22.35%) CRISC
3 19 (22.35%) Degree
4 15 (17.65%) GIAC
5 12 (14.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 11 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (12.94%) ISACA
6 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 9 (10.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (10.59%) CREST Certified
8 9 (10.59%) FFIEC
9 7 (8.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 7 (8.24%) SANS
10 6 (7.06%) CEH
10 6 (7.06%) CGEIT
11 4 (4.71%) GCFA
11 4 (4.71%) GCIH
12 3 (3.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (50.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (38.82%) COBIT
3 29 (34.12%) NIST
4 21 (24.71%) PCI DSS
5 13 (15.29%) NIST 800
6 12 (14.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (12.94%) GDPR
7 11 (12.94%) GRC
8 9 (10.59%) NCSC
9 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (4.71%) QA
11 3 (3.53%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (3.53%) SOC 2
12 2 (2.35%) COSO
12 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (2.35%) ITGC
13 1 (1.18%) FISMA
13 1 (1.18%) GLBA
13 1 (1.18%) HIPAA
13 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) EnCase
1 4 (4.71%) FTK
2 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.53%) RSA Archer
2 3 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Cisco
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 4 (4.71%) Cellebrite
3 4 (4.71%) Citrix
3 4 (4.71%) McAfee
3 4 (4.71%) Splunk
4 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.53%) Google
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.35%) BT
5 2 (2.35%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.35%) Symantec
6 1 (1.18%) CrowdStrike
6 1 (1.18%) Netsparker
6 1 (1.18%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.18%) Veracode
6 1 (1.18%) Zscaler