Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISSAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 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 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 837 866
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29 -38
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 36 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.037% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.18% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 4
England median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +22.45%
10th Percentile £463 £407 £550
90th Percentile £648 £684 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £600
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +24.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

ISSAP 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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

ISSAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISSAP in England

ISSAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISSAP in England

ISSAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISSAP in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSAP in England

ISSAP
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 ISSAP within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 - 13 £563 - 1
South West 0 11 £475 -20.83%
North West - 11 - -
London -34 7 £600 +4.35% 1
South East +6 5 £550 +25.71%
Yorkshire - 2 £563 -
West Midlands +34 1 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +26 1 £475 +11.76% 1
ISSAP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISSAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ISSAP.

1 36 (100.00%) CISSP
2 24 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 23 (63.89%) TOGAF
4 22 (61.11%) Information Security
4 22 (61.11%) SABSA
5 19 (52.78%) PCI DSS
6 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (44.44%) COBIT
6 16 (44.44%) CESG
6 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (19.44%) Cisco
8 7 (19.44%) Firewall
8 7 (19.44%) Network Security
9 6 (16.67%) GIAC
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) SCCP
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (13.89%) MCSE
10 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (13.89%) Information Assurance
10 5 (13.89%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (11.11%) Open Source
11 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
11 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.11%) Banking
11 4 (11.11%) PKI
11 4 (11.11%) VPN

ISSAP
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 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) HP Helion
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
1 7 (19.44%) Network Security
2 5 (13.89%) SCCP
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) IPsec
3 4 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Designer
1 16 (44.44%) Security Designer
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
2 10 (27.78%) Security Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) CESG
2 4 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 23 (63.89%) TOGAF
3 22 (61.11%) Information Security
3 22 (61.11%) SABSA
4 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.89%) Information Assurance
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (8.33%) SIEM
7 2 (5.56%) Conceptual Models
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL
7 2 (5.56%) Security Operations
8 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.78%) Data Management
8 1 (2.78%) Data Security
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.78%) IT Strategy
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (16.67%) GIAC
4 5 (13.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (13.89%) MCSE
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) CCSP
7 2 (5.56%) IISP
7 2 (5.56%) ISSEP
7 2 (5.56%) SANS
7 2 (5.56%) SSCP
8 1 (2.78%) CCNA
8 1 (2.78%) CCNP
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) GSEC
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) PCI DSS
2 16 (44.44%) COBIT
2 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) McAfee
3 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (8.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint