Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 607 574
Rank change year-on-year +112 -33 +67
Contract jobs citing CISA 96 217 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.37% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 147 215
Median daily rate £475 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -4.55% +13.40%
10th Percentile £292 £358 £400
90th Percentile £735 £730 £738
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £527
% change year-on-year -9.52% -0.38% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 9,735 15,887 17,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.42% 19.02% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,784 9,636 10,552
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 701 774
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.53 £13.00 £12.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +116 43 £450 -21.05% 5
North of England +98 21 £625 +21.95% 3
South East +110 17 £675 +45.95% 4
North West +61 12 £650 +23.81% 1
Yorkshire +61 9 £510 +2.00% 2
East of England +57 8 £350 -34.12% 3
Midlands +88 6 £450 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +64 4 £450 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +44 2 £450 +32.35% 1
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 87 (90.63%) CISSP
2 81 (84.38%) CISM
3 69 (71.88%) Information Security
4 54 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (47.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (34.38%) Management Information System
7 30 (31.25%) Finance
8 29 (30.21%) Degree
9 25 (26.04%) NIST
10 22 (22.92%) GDPR
10 22 (22.92%) PCI DSS
10 22 (22.92%) Risk Management
11 18 (18.75%) Security Management
11 18 (18.75%) Cisco
11 18 (18.75%) Windows
12 17 (17.71%) GIAC
12 17 (17.71%) Data Protection
12 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 16 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 16 (16.67%) CRISC
13 16 (16.67%) Legal
13 16 (16.67%) Linux
14 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
14 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.58%) ITIL
16 13 (13.54%) Internet
16 13 (13.54%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (12.50%) AWS
18 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared

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 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) AWS
2 9 (9.38%) Azure
3 5 (5.21%) GCP
4 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.04%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) Internet
2 8 (8.33%) Firewall
2 8 (8.33%) Network Security
3 5 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.21%) LAN
3 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.21%) WAN
4 3 (3.13%) DHCP
4 3 (3.13%) DNS
4 3 (3.13%) SAN
4 3 (3.13%) Skype
4 3 (3.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.04%) DMZ
6 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.04%) HTTP
6 1 (1.04%) VoIP
6 1 (1.04%) Wireless
6 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.08%) JIRA
2 2 (2.08%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.04%) Selenium
3 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 16 (16.67%) Legal
3 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.04%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Analyst
2 14 (14.58%) Security Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Consultant
3 13 (13.54%) Security Consultant
4 11 (11.46%) Architect
4 11 (11.46%) Security Architect
5 8 (8.33%) Chief Information Security Officer
5 8 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
5 8 (8.33%) Security Officer
5 8 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 7 (7.29%) Chief Information Officer
6 7 (7.29%) Chief Security Officer
6 7 (7.29%) CIO
6 7 (7.29%) Information Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Security Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.08%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.04%) J2EE
4 1 (1.04%) LDAP
4 1 (1.04%) SAML
4 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.08%) CESG
5 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.04%) Blog
6 1 (1.04%) CCTV
6 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.04%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) PMI
6 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Windows
2 16 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.88%) Information Security
2 54 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (22.92%) Risk Management
4 18 (18.75%) Security Management
5 17 (17.71%) Data Protection
6 16 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.58%) ITIL
9 13 (13.54%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (11.46%) DevOps
10 11 (11.46%) Information Security Management
11 10 (10.42%) Information Assurance
11 10 (10.42%) Security Operations
11 10 (10.42%) Security Testing
12 9 (9.38%) Digital Forensics
12 9 (9.38%) SDLC
12 9 (9.38%) Security Architecture
13 8 (8.33%) SIEM
13 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) Java
2 2 (2.08%) Python
2 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.04%) C
3 1 (1.04%) C#
3 1 (1.04%) C++
3 1 (1.04%) PHP
3 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (90.63%) CISSP
2 81 (84.38%) CISM
3 29 (30.21%) Degree
4 17 (17.71%) GIAC
5 16 (16.67%) CRISC
5 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 11 (11.46%) CREST Certified
6 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
7 9 (9.38%) IISP
8 7 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (7.29%) CSSLP
8 7 (7.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (5.21%) CCNP
9 5 (5.21%) GSSP-.NET
9 5 (5.21%) GSSP-JAVA
9 5 (5.21%) GWAPT
9 5 (5.21%) ISACA
9 5 (5.21%) PCI QSA
10 4 (4.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (47.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (26.04%) NIST
3 22 (22.92%) GDPR
3 22 (22.92%) PCI DSS
4 11 (11.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (7.29%) COBIT
5 7 (7.29%) NCSC
6 6 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (4.17%) HIPAA
8 3 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (3.13%) ISO 31000
8 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (2.08%) FISMA
9 2 (2.08%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (2.08%) ISO 22301
9 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.08%) ITGC
9 2 (2.08%) QA
9 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) BitLocker
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) EnCase
1 11 (11.46%) FTK
2 2 (2.08%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.08%) Nessus
2 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.04%) Grafana
3 1 (1.04%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.04%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.04%) Istio
3 1 (1.04%) Kibana
3 1 (1.04%) Packer
3 1 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Cisco
2 11 (11.46%) Cellebrite
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) Netsparker
5 4 (4.17%) Qualys
5 4 (4.17%) Splunk
6 3 (3.13%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle
6 3 (3.13%) VMware
7 2 (2.08%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.08%) Centrify
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Imperva
7 2 (2.08%) McAfee
7 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.08%) Sun
7 2 (2.08%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.08%) Tripwire