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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 606 621
Rank change year-on-year +50 +15  
Contract jobs citing SSCP 27 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.13% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 0
Median daily rate £375 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10729 14696 11437
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 833 962
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 June 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

SSCP
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 June 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
London +26 16 £325 -35.00% 4
South East +27 6 £440 +1.14% 1
East of England 0 2 £363 -9.37%
South West -3 2 - -
North of England +60 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
SSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 46 (74.19%) CISSP
2 36 (58.06%) Information Security
3 33 (53.23%) Firewall
3 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (51.61%) SANS
5 31 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (46.77%) Windows
7 27 (43.55%) Splunk
8 23 (37.10%) CISM
9 20 (32.26%) LAN
9 20 (32.26%) WAN
10 19 (30.65%) Linux
10 19 (30.65%) LogRhythm
11 17 (27.42%) Unix
11 17 (27.42%) IBM
11 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
11 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (25.81%) VoIP
12 16 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (25.81%) QRadar
12 16 (25.81%) SIEM
12 16 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (24.19%) Security Operations
13 15 (24.19%) Patch Management
13 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
13 15 (24.19%) VPN
13 15 (24.19%) Apple
13 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS

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 (4.84%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) Jetty
2 2 (3.23%) Mongrel
2 2 (3.23%) nginx
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.29%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.23%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (53.23%) Firewall
2 20 (32.26%) LAN
2 20 (32.26%) WAN
3 16 (25.81%) VoIP
4 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
4 15 (24.19%) VPN
5 7 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (6.45%) DNS
6 4 (6.45%) Network Security
6 4 (6.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.23%) DHCP
7 2 (3.23%) FTP
7 2 (3.23%) HTTP
7 2 (3.23%) IPsec
7 2 (3.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.61%) DMZ
8 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (59.68%) Analyst
2 36 (58.06%) Security Analyst
3 14 (22.58%) IT Analyst
3 14 (22.58%) IT Security Analyst
4 13 (20.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.06%) Security Officer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) IT Security Officer
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 2 (3.23%) Information Officer
9 2 (3.23%) Splunk Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (9.68%) RESTful
2 6 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) J2EE
3 2 (3.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (11.29%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Linux
3 17 (27.42%) Unix
4 12 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Information Security
2 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 16 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (25.81%) SIEM
4 16 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (24.19%) Patch Management
5 15 (24.19%) Security Operations
6 11 (17.74%) ITIL
7 10 (16.13%) Case Management
7 10 (16.13%) Open Source
8 8 (12.90%) Data Privacy
9 7 (11.29%) Coaching
9 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.29%) Line Management
10 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.68%) DevOps
11 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (6.45%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) Python
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (74.19%) CISSP
2 32 (51.61%) SANS
3 23 (37.10%) CISM
4 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.52%) CEH
6 9 (14.52%) Degree
7 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.45%) GCWN
8 4 (6.45%) GISF
8 4 (6.45%) MCSA
9 3 (4.84%) CHFI
10 2 (3.23%) CASP
10 2 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.23%) GIAC
10 2 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (3.23%) MCSE
10 2 (3.23%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.61%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS
3 13 (20.97%) COBIT
4 8 (12.90%) GDPR
5 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) QRadar
2 9 (14.52%) Kibana
3 8 (12.90%) logstash
4 4 (6.45%) RSA enVision
5 2 (3.23%) Nessus
5 2 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Splunk
2 19 (30.65%) LogRhythm
3 17 (27.42%) IBM
4 15 (24.19%) Apple
5 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.52%) Qualys
7 8 (12.90%) Sophos
8 7 (11.29%) Tufin
9 4 (6.45%) McAfee
9 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.84%) Cisco
10 3 (4.84%) FireEye
10 3 (4.84%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.84%) Symantec
10 3 (4.84%) Trustwave
11 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.23%) Google
11 2 (3.23%) HP
11 2 (3.23%) VMware
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