Period
to 25 November 2020

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 25 November 2020 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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 419 618 563
Rank change year-on-year +199 -55 +127
Contract jobs citing CISA 86 152 324
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 0.99% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 113 203
Median daily rate £530 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -2.33% +4.88%
10th Percentile £319 £375 £375
90th Percentile £719 £748 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £170.00 £45.00 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +277.78% -32.84% -
UK median hourly rate £170.00 £45.00 £67.00
% change year-on-year +277.78% -32.84% -

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 7,360 15,367 17,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.93% 20.53% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,465 9,463 10,567
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £293 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 727 843
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £61.80 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.56
% change year-on-year - +36.92% +0.25%

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +129 49 £563 +2.27% 24
South East +155 16 £531 +8.97% 4
East of England +85 10 £508 - 3
North of England +99 6 £413 -27.31% 9
North West +73 3 £400 -23.81% 5
Midlands +71 3 £650 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire +58 3 £425 -32.81% 4
East Midlands +47 3 £650 +18.18%
South West +89 1 - - 4
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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 68 (79.07%) CISSP
2 63 (73.26%) CISM
3 43 (50.00%) Information Security
4 35 (40.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (37.21%) Degree
6 31 (36.05%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (33.72%) Finance
8 26 (30.23%) ITIL
9 24 (27.91%) PCI DSS
10 22 (25.58%) NIST
11 21 (24.42%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (23.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
12 20 (23.26%) COBIT
13 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
14 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
14 16 (18.60%) GDPR
15 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (17.44%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
16 14 (16.28%) CRISC
16 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
17 13 (15.12%) Data Protection
18 12 (13.95%) Azure
18 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
19 11 (12.79%) Project Management
19 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow
20 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery

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 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) Azure
2 9 (10.47%) AWS
3 8 (9.30%) Office 365
3 8 (9.30%) SaaS
4 6 (6.98%) Serverless
5 5 (5.81%) GCP
5 5 (5.81%) IaaS
5 5 (5.81%) PaaS
6 4 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.16%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) Firewall
2 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 5 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (3.49%) DMZ
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) LAN
6 1 (1.16%) NAS
6 1 (1.16%) Network Security
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.16%) WAN
6 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 7 (8.14%) Legal
4 4 (4.65%) Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.49%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Consultant
2 21 (24.42%) Architect
2 21 (24.42%) Security Architect
3 11 (12.79%) Security Consultant
4 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) IT Consultant
5 8 (9.30%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Applications Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) SOX Consultant
7 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Security Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.33%) Administrator
8 2 (2.33%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) SAML
2 3 (3.49%) LDAP
2 3 (3.49%) OAuth
2 3 (3.49%) OpenID
3 2 (2.33%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.16%) BYOD
6 1 (1.16%) CMDB
6 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Information Security
2 31 (36.05%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (30.23%) ITIL
4 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
5 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
6 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (17.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (15.12%) Data Protection
8 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (12.79%) Project Management
10 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (11.63%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
11 9 (10.47%) Due Diligence
11 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
12 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.30%) Security Management
12 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
12 8 (9.30%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (9.30%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C++
2 1 (1.16%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.16%) Python
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (79.07%) CISSP
2 63 (73.26%) CISM
3 32 (37.21%) Degree
4 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
5 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (16.28%) CRISC
6 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.47%) CCIE
7 9 (10.47%) CCNA
7 9 (10.47%) CCNP
8 8 (9.30%) GIAC
9 7 (8.14%) CGEIT
9 7 (8.14%) CISMP
9 7 (8.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (6.98%) CLAS
11 5 (5.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (4.65%) CCSP
12 4 (4.65%) CSSLP
12 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
12 4 (4.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (40.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (27.91%) PCI DSS
3 22 (25.58%) NIST
4 20 (23.26%) COBIT
4 20 (23.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (18.60%) GDPR
6 10 (11.63%) ITGC
7 7 (8.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (8.14%) SLA
8 5 (5.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (5.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (5.81%) NCSC
9 4 (4.65%) ISO 31000
10 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (2.33%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (2.33%) ISO 22301
11 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
11 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
12 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.33%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.33%) Nessus
2 2 (2.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.16%) OPNET
3 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow
3 8 (9.30%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco
5 3 (3.49%) ForgeRock
5 3 (3.49%) Google
5 3 (3.49%) Ping Identity
5 3 (3.49%) Splunk
6 2 (2.33%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.33%) Centrify
6 2 (2.33%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.33%) Guidewire
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Imperva
6 2 (2.33%) Okta
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) Qualys
6 2 (2.33%) Sun
6 2 (2.33%) Trend Micro