Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CSSLP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 July 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.

(ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (ISC2 CSSLP)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 549 807 856
Rank change year-on-year +258 +49 -28
Contract jobs citing CSSLP 9 14 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Median daily rate £500 £600 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -17.24% +27.47%
10th Percentile £281 £550 £400
90th Percentile £570 £725 £738
UK median daily rate £500 £600 £725
% change year-on-year -16.67% -17.24% +27.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

CSSLP 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 8,581 16,125 17,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.01% 18.99% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,159 9,802 10,722
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £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 395 722 854
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -18.33%

CSSLP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CSSLP in England

CSSLP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for CSSLP in England

CSSLP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CSSLP in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CSSLP in England

CSSLP
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 CSSLP within the England region over the 6 months to 14 July 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
North of England +105 5 £500 -16.67%
Yorkshire +79 5 £500 -16.67%
London +192 4 £331 -49.04%
CSSLP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CSSLP 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 CSSLP.

1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
2 8 (88.89%) CISA
2 8 (88.89%) CISM
3 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 7 (77.78%) Threat Modelling
4 6 (66.67%) DevOps
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Financial Institution
4 6 (66.67%) GIAC
4 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (55.56%) CRISC
5 5 (55.56%) ISACA
5 5 (55.56%) GWAPT
5 5 (55.56%) Degree
5 5 (55.56%) Change Management
5 5 (55.56%) Java
5 5 (55.56%) .NET
5 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (55.56%) SDLC
5 5 (55.56%) Netsparker
5 5 (55.56%) GSSP-.NET
5 5 (55.56%) GSSP-JAVA
5 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
5 5 (55.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineering
5 5 (55.56%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (44.44%) AWS
7 3 (33.33%) Azure

CSSLP
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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) AWS
2 3 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (33.33%) GCP
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) DevSecOps Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Information Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blog
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Threat Modelling
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (55.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
3 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (33.33%) DevSecOps
4 3 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
2 8 (88.89%) CISA
2 8 (88.89%) CISM
3 6 (66.67%) GIAC
4 5 (55.56%) CRISC
4 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 5 (55.56%) GSSP-.NET
4 5 (55.56%) GSSP-JAVA
4 5 (55.56%) GWAPT
4 5 (55.56%) ISACA
5 1 (11.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) GCIA
5 1 (11.11%) GCIH
5 1 (11.11%) GPEN
5 1 (11.11%) GSEC
5 1 (11.11%) ISSAP
5 1 (11.11%) ISSMP
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) NIST
2 1 (11.11%) FedRAMP
2 1 (11.11%) GDPR
2 1 (11.11%) HIPAA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Grafana
1 1 (11.11%) Istio
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Packer
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Netsparker
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk