Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IISP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 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.

Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 792 823 791
Rank change year-on-year +31 -32 +24
Contract jobs citing IISP 18 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
England median daily rate £540 £548 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% -8.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £424 £375 £504
90th Percentile £650 £770 £740
UK median daily rate £540 £548 £600
% change year-on-year -1.37% -8.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

IISP 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 15,920 17,515 16,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 19.01% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,666 10,471 10,578
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £260
90th Percentile £650 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 775 856
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.79 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%

IISP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IISP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IISP in England

IISP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IISP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IISP in England

IISP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IISP in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IISP in England

IISP
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 IISP within the England region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. 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
South East +27 11 £531 +6.25%
South West -27 5 £498 +30.92%
London +48 2 £543 -39.72% 3
IISP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IISP 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 IISP.

1 17 (94.44%) Information Security
2 15 (83.33%) IIS
3 13 (72.22%) CISSP
4 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
5 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (50.00%) Security Management
6 9 (50.00%) Degree
6 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 8 (44.44%) Windows
7 8 (44.44%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco
7 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
8 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
9 6 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (33.33%) Data Privacy
9 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
9 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
9 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (33.33%) CISA
9 6 (33.33%) CISM
9 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
10 5 (27.78%) CESG
10 5 (27.78%) Nessus
10 5 (27.78%) Tripwire
10 5 (27.78%) Google
10 5 (27.78%) Back Office

IISP
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 15 (83.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (27.78%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) NFC
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
1 5 (27.78%) SonarQube
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Back Office
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Cloud Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Payments Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (27.78%) CESG
3 5 (27.78%) Driving Licence
3 5 (27.78%) Public Cloud
4 3 (16.67%) Acoustics
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 3 (16.67%) PKI
4 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 9 (50.00%) Security Management
3 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (33.33%) Data Privacy
4 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 5 (27.78%) Business Development
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Fuzz Testing
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
5 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
5 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
5 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Static Code Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) CISSP
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 6 (33.33%) CISA
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (33.33%) CISM
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) CCSP
4 5 (27.78%) CLAS
4 5 (27.78%) CREST Certified
5 3 (16.67%) CEH
5 3 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (16.67%) CHFI
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) ECSA
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (27.78%) GDPR
3 5 (27.78%) ISAE 3402
3 5 (27.78%) ISO 22301
3 5 (27.78%) ISO 31000
3 5 (27.78%) ISO 9001
3 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) ISA Server
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) IBM Guardium
1 5 (27.78%) Nessus
1 5 (27.78%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) ArcSight
2 5 (27.78%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (27.78%) Centrify
2 5 (27.78%) Google
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) Imperva
2 5 (27.78%) McAfee
2 5 (27.78%) Okta
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Qualys
2 5 (27.78%) Splunk
2 5 (27.78%) Trend Micro
2 5 (27.78%) Tripwire
3 3 (16.67%) VMware