Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISSMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 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 Management Professional (ISC2 ISSMP)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 851 865
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +17
Contract jobs citing ISSMP 22 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.001% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.006% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
England median daily rate £550 £625 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +9.89% +89.58%
10th Percentile £383 £613 £498
90th Percentile £700 £638 £624
UK median daily rate £550 £625 £569
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.89% +89.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

ISSMP 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 18,251 17,824 19,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 18.90% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,864 10,979 12,306
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 814 784
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.06%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £25.31 £25.50
% change year-on-year +1.24% -0.75% +2.00%

ISSMP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISSMP in England

ISSMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISSMP in England

ISSMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISSMP in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSMP in England

ISSMP
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 ISSMP within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 +30 22 £550 -12.00% 3
ISSMP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISSMP 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 ISSMP.

1 21 (95.45%) CISSP
1 21 (95.45%) CISM
2 16 (72.73%) SIEM
3 15 (68.18%) VPN
4 14 (63.64%) CISA
4 14 (63.64%) Google
4 14 (63.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (59.09%) Web Services
6 12 (54.55%) LAN
6 12 (54.55%) WLAN
6 12 (54.55%) WAN
6 12 (54.55%) HIPAA
6 12 (54.55%) CSSLP
6 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
6 12 (54.55%) Splunk
7 11 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
7 11 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (50.00%) FedRAMP
7 11 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
7 11 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (50.00%) CyberArk
7 11 (50.00%) Network Segmentation
7 11 (50.00%) Istio
7 11 (50.00%) ISSAP
7 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (50.00%) Network Security
7 11 (50.00%) Firewall
8 9 (40.91%) Security Operations

ISSMP
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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
3 11 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) GitHub
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) VPN
2 12 (54.55%) LAN
2 12 (54.55%) WAN
2 12 (54.55%) WLAN
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
1 6 (27.27%) Financial Institution
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) International Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Security Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) CyberArk Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) SIEM
2 11 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) Network Segmentation
2 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (40.91%) Security Operations
4 7 (31.82%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
5 6 (27.27%) Information Security
6 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) ISMS
6 4 (18.18%) Security Management
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Threat Management
7 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) CISM
1 21 (95.45%) CISSP
2 14 (63.64%) CISA
3 12 (54.55%) CSSLP
4 11 (50.00%) ISSAP
5 3 (13.64%) CISMP
5 3 (13.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 2 (9.09%) CRISC
6 2 (9.09%) GIAC
7 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) ISACA
7 1 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (4.55%) MBCS
7 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) HIPAA
1 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
2 11 (50.00%) FedRAMP
3 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) Istio
2 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Suricata
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Google
2 12 (54.55%) Splunk
3 11 (50.00%) CyberArk
4 5 (22.73%) Qualys
5 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm