The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 612 593
Rank change year-on-year +64 -19  
Contract jobs citing SSCP 35 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.004% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.019% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 1 5
Median daily rate £428 £400 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +63.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £285
% change year-on-year +12.50% +40.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

SSCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SSCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSCP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSCP in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSCP in England

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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 SSCP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West - 19 £488 - 1
London +34 11 £425 - 5
East of England +2 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 1
South East - 1 £425 - 1
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 56 (91.80%) CISSP
2 46 (75.41%) SANS
3 41 (67.21%) Firewall
4 39 (63.93%) LAN
4 39 (63.93%) WAN
5 38 (62.30%) Information Security
6 37 (60.66%) Splunk
7 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (54.10%) Vulnerability Management
8 33 (54.10%) VoIP
8 33 (54.10%) Unix
8 33 (54.10%) Linux
9 32 (52.46%) Windows
9 32 (52.46%) TCP/IP
9 32 (52.46%) VPN
9 32 (52.46%) Apple
9 32 (52.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 32 (52.46%) Patch Management
10 28 (45.90%) Elastic Stack
10 28 (45.90%) QRadar
11 26 (42.62%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (34.43%) IBM
12 21 (34.43%) LogRhythm
12 21 (34.43%) Security Operations
13 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
14 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
14 19 (31.15%) Case Management
15 17 (27.87%) CISM
15 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
16 16 (26.23%) SIEM

SSCP
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 3 (4.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) Jetty
2 2 (3.28%) Mongrel
2 2 (3.28%) nginx
2 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.48%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.28%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (67.21%) Firewall
2 39 (63.93%) LAN
2 39 (63.93%) WAN
3 33 (54.10%) VoIP
4 32 (52.46%) TCP/IP
4 32 (52.46%) VPN
5 6 (9.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (8.20%) Wireless
7 2 (3.28%) DHCP
7 2 (3.28%) DNS
7 2 (3.28%) FTP
7 2 (3.28%) HTTP
7 2 (3.28%) IPsec
7 2 (3.28%) Network Security
7 2 (3.28%) SSL
8 1 (1.64%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.28%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Analyst
2 23 (37.70%) Security Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Technical Specialist
4 11 (18.03%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Security Specialist
6 7 (11.48%) IT Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Security Officer
8 5 (8.20%) Technical Security Specialist
9 4 (6.56%) IT Security Officer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Specialist
10 3 (4.92%) SOC Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Information Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Information Security Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Splunk Analyst
12 1 (1.64%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (14.75%) RESTful
3 8 (13.11%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.28%) J2EE
5 2 (3.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
2 15 (24.59%) Cyber Attack
3 9 (14.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (8.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Linux
1 33 (54.10%) Unix
2 32 (52.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Information Security
2 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (54.10%) Vulnerability Management
4 32 (52.46%) Patch Management
4 32 (52.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 26 (42.62%) Network Monitoring
6 21 (34.43%) Security Operations
7 19 (31.15%) Case Management
8 16 (26.23%) SIEM
9 14 (22.95%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (18.03%) Open Source
11 10 (16.39%) ITIL
12 8 (13.11%) Analytics
12 8 (13.11%) Data Analytics
12 8 (13.11%) Data Privacy
13 7 (11.48%) Coaching
13 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (11.48%) Line Management
13 7 (11.48%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (9.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (91.80%) CISSP
2 46 (75.41%) SANS
3 20 (32.79%) Security Cleared
4 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
5 17 (27.87%) CISM
6 8 (13.11%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) CEH
7 4 (6.56%) GCWN
7 4 (6.56%) GISF
8 2 (3.28%) CCFP
8 2 (3.28%) CISA
8 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.28%) EnCE
8 2 (3.28%) GCFA
8 2 (3.28%) GCIA
8 2 (3.28%) GPEN
8 2 (3.28%) GREM
9 1 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.64%) GIAC
9 1 (1.64%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.11%) COBIT
2 8 (13.11%) GDPR
2 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.28%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) QRadar
2 10 (16.39%) Kibana
3 9 (14.75%) logstash
4 8 (13.11%) Nessus
4 8 (13.11%) Nexpose
4 8 (13.11%) Nmap
5 5 (8.20%) RSA enVision
6 2 (3.28%) Puppet
7 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Splunk
2 32 (52.46%) Apple
3 21 (34.43%) IBM
3 21 (34.43%) LogRhythm
4 15 (24.59%) Qualys
5 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.11%) ArcSight
6 8 (13.11%) Intel
6 8 (13.11%) Intel Security
6 8 (13.11%) NetWitness
6 8 (13.11%) Snow
7 7 (11.48%) Tufin
8 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
8 3 (4.92%) Sophos
8 3 (4.92%) Trustwave
9 2 (3.28%) Google
9 2 (3.28%) HP
9 2 (3.28%) VMware
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco
10 1 (1.64%) Mercator