Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 398 625
Rank change year-on-year -196 +227 -41
Contract jobs citing CISA 144 93 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.41% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 139
10th Percentile £413 £290 £405
25th Percentile £492 £408 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £694
90th Percentile £750 £700 £793
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £573
% change year-on-year +2.33% -6.11% +9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.35 - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 11,941 6,617 15,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 25.85% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,717 4,477 10,054
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £407 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 215 657
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.50 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate £34.01 £33.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.76% -15.63% +75.13%
75th Percentile £54.44 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.57% -20.98% +74.44%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -150 94 £538 -2.27% 38
South East -85 18 £565 +6.35% 8
East of England -54 6 £525 +5.79% 4
North West -55 4 £325 -18.75% 1
North of England -74 4 £325 -18.75% 8
West Midlands -67 3 £588 +6.82% 4
Midlands -74 3 £588 +6.82% 5
South West -40 2 £413 - 2
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 99 (68.75%) CISSP
2 80 (55.56%) CISM
3 72 (50.00%) Information Security
4 67 (46.53%) Risk Management
5 56 (38.89%) Finance
6 53 (36.81%) CRISC
7 49 (34.03%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (32.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 42 (29.17%) NIST
10 39 (27.08%) Social Skills
11 34 (23.61%) Degree
11 34 (23.61%) Management Information System
12 33 (22.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 32 (22.22%) GRC
14 31 (21.53%) Security Architecture
15 30 (20.83%) COBIT
15 30 (20.83%) IT Audit
16 28 (19.44%) GIAC
17 26 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
19 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (15.97%) Azure
20 22 (15.28%) ITIL
20 22 (15.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
21 21 (14.58%) GDPR
22 20 (13.89%) Security Management
23 19 (13.19%) Project Management
23 19 (13.19%) IT Governance
23 19 (13.19%) ITGC
24 18 (12.50%) AWS

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 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.97%) Azure
2 18 (12.50%) AWS
3 15 (10.42%) SaaS
4 11 (7.64%) GCP
5 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.47%) IaaS
7 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (2.08%) PaaS
7 3 (2.08%) Serverless
7 3 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.39%) AWS KMS
8 2 (1.39%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.69%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) Firewall
2 14 (9.72%) Network Security
3 5 (3.47%) SSL
4 4 (2.78%) Internet
5 3 (2.08%) HTTP
5 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.39%) Broadband
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.39%) IPsec
6 2 (1.39%) NAS
6 2 (1.39%) VPN
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.69%) DKIM
7 1 (0.69%) DMARC
7 1 (0.69%) Intranet
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.69%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) JIRA
2 3 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (38.89%) Finance
2 39 (27.08%) Social Skills
3 26 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
5 10 (6.94%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (6.25%) Banking
7 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.47%) Legal
8 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (3.47%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.78%) Electronics
9 4 (2.78%) Marketing
10 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.39%) Retail
12 1 (0.69%) Billing
12 1 (0.69%) Front Office
12 1 (0.69%) Local Government
12 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.69%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (23.61%) Architect
2 31 (21.53%) Security Architect
3 26 (18.06%) Consultant
4 16 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 12 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 12 (8.33%) Security Manager
6 10 (6.94%) Analyst
6 10 (6.94%) Auditor
6 10 (6.94%) IT Auditor
6 10 (6.94%) Senior Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Senior Security Architect
7 7 (4.86%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (4.17%) SOX Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Risk Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Security Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.78%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) SOAP
2 3 (2.08%) ModSecurity
3 2 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.69%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.61%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.86%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (4.17%) FMCG
4 5 (3.47%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.47%) PKI
5 4 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.39%) NHS
7 2 (1.39%) PMI
7 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.72%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (50.00%) Information Security
2 67 (46.53%) Risk Management
3 49 (34.03%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (21.53%) Security Architecture
5 30 (20.83%) IT Audit
6 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (15.28%) ITIL
8 20 (13.89%) Security Management
9 19 (13.19%) IT Governance
9 19 (13.19%) Project Management
10 16 (11.11%) Information Security Management
10 16 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
10 16 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (9.72%) Security Operations
11 14 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (9.03%) Business Continuity
12 13 (9.03%) Internal Audit
12 13 (9.03%) SABSA
13 11 (7.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) Python
2 2 (1.39%) Java
2 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.39%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.69%) C#
3 1 (0.69%) C++
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (68.75%) CISSP
2 80 (55.56%) CISM
3 53 (36.81%) CRISC
4 34 (23.61%) Degree
5 28 (19.44%) GIAC
6 25 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (15.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (10.42%) CGEIT
9 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
10 10 (6.94%) ISEB
11 9 (6.25%) ISACA
11 9 (6.25%) SANS
12 8 (5.56%) CEH
12 8 (5.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 8 (5.56%) PMI Certification
12 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
13 7 (4.86%) GSEC
14 6 (4.17%) ACCA
14 6 (4.17%) FFIEC
14 6 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (32.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (29.17%) NIST
3 33 (22.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 32 (22.22%) GRC
5 30 (20.83%) COBIT
6 21 (14.58%) GDPR
7 19 (13.19%) ITGC
8 16 (11.11%) PCI DSS
9 14 (9.72%) NIST 800
10 13 (9.03%) SOC 2
11 9 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (4.86%) NCSC
13 6 (4.17%) QA
14 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (1.39%) HIPAA
16 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 1 (0.69%) COSO
17 1 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) RSA Archer
2 4 (2.78%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.08%) EnCase
3 3 (2.08%) FTK
3 3 (2.08%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.08%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.39%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 12 (8.33%) SAP
2 9 (6.25%) Google
3 8 (5.56%) Cisco
3 8 (5.56%) Splunk
4 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.78%) ArcSight
5 4 (2.78%) McAfee
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) Qualys
5 4 (2.78%) Sonatype
5 4 (2.78%) Tripwire
6 3 (2.08%) Black Duck
6 3 (2.08%) Cellebrite
6 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.08%) Concur
6 3 (2.08%) HP
6 3 (2.08%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.08%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.08%) VMware