Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
England > London
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 334 480
Rank change year-on-year -109 +146 +8
Contract jobs citing CISA 76 53 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.62% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 83
10th Percentile £398 £307 £405
25th Percentile £430 £388 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £544 £515 £600
Median % change year-on-year +5.58% -14.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £738 £638 £700
90th Percentile £803 £705 £863
England median daily rate £550 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -4.55%

CISA 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,800 3,270 6,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.02% 20.43% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,200 2,257 4,223
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £589 £613
90th Percentile £713 £656 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 49 98
10th Percentile £17.89 £18.00 £11.58
25th Percentile £22.60 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.50 £25.75
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% +37.86% +28.75%
75th Percentile £49.31 £47.83 £47.75
90th Percentile £59.98 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year +1.94% -7.68% +51.11%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CISA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in London

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISA in London.

Daily rate trend for CISA in London

CISA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISA in London over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CISA in London

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISA in London.

Hourly rate trend for CISA in London

CISA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the London region over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
West London +11 10 £494 +19.70% 4
Central London -27 5 £609 +15.99% 5
CISA
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CISA 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 London region with a requirement for CISA.

1 49 (64.47%) CISSP
2 38 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 33 (43.42%) CISM
4 32 (42.11%) Finance
5 30 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (38.16%) Information Security
7 26 (34.21%) Social Skills
8 25 (32.89%) COBIT
8 25 (32.89%) CRISC
9 24 (31.58%) NIST
10 23 (30.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
12 19 (25.00%) Degree
13 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (23.68%) ITIL
13 18 (23.68%) IT Audit
14 16 (21.05%) GRC
15 14 (18.42%) NIST 800
16 13 (17.11%) ITGC
16 13 (17.11%) GIAC
17 12 (15.79%) Banking
17 12 (15.79%) Azure
17 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (15.79%) GDPR
18 11 (14.47%) Remediation Plan
18 11 (14.47%) Influencing Skills
18 11 (14.47%) ISACA
18 11 (14.47%) AWS
18 11 (14.47%) CGEIT

CISA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Azure
2 11 (14.47%) AWS
3 10 (13.16%) SaaS
4 6 (7.89%) GCP
4 6 (7.89%) IaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.26%) PaaS
7 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (2.63%) Serverless
8 2 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.32%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) Firewall
2 9 (11.84%) Network Security
3 6 (7.89%) NAS
4 4 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.32%) DKIM
5 1 (1.32%) DMARC
5 1 (1.32%) Intranet
5 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.32%) S/MIME
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) JIRA
General
1 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 26 (34.21%) Social Skills
3 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.79%) Banking
4 11 (14.47%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
7 4 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.63%) Legal
9 1 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (1.32%) Local Government
9 1 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.32%) Polish Language
9 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Consultant
2 13 (17.11%) Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Security Architect
4 10 (13.16%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Auditor
5 7 (9.21%) IT Auditor
6 5 (6.58%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Compliance Manager
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support
7 4 (5.26%) Quality Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Incident Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (3.95%) IT Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.95%) SOX Auditor
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.32%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.32%) SAML
2 1 (1.32%) SOAP
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) FMCG
3 4 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) IVR
6 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Smart City
6 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 4 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 30 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (38.16%) Information Security
4 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (23.68%) IT Audit
4 18 (23.68%) ITIL
5 11 (14.47%) Project Management
5 11 (14.47%) Remediation Plan
6 10 (13.16%) CMMI
6 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
6 10 (13.16%) Security Management
7 8 (10.53%) IT Governance
8 7 (9.21%) Privileged Access Management
9 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.89%) ERP
9 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Quality Management
9 6 (7.89%) Release Management
10 5 (6.58%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) C++
3 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (64.47%) CISSP
2 33 (43.42%) CISM
3 25 (32.89%) CRISC
4 19 (25.00%) Degree
5 13 (17.11%) GIAC
6 11 (14.47%) CGEIT
6 11 (14.47%) ISACA
7 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (11.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (11.84%) FFIEC
9 5 (6.58%) CEH
9 5 (6.58%) CREST Certified
10 4 (5.26%) ACCA
10 4 (5.26%) GCFA
10 4 (5.26%) GCIH
10 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
10 4 (5.26%) PMP
10 4 (5.26%) SANS
11 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) COBIT
2 24 (31.58%) NIST
3 23 (30.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (21.05%) GRC
6 14 (18.42%) NIST 800
7 13 (17.11%) ITGC
8 12 (15.79%) GDPR
9 8 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
11 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (5.26%) SOC 2
12 2 (2.63%) COSO
12 2 (2.63%) NCSC
13 1 (1.32%) PSD2
13 1 (1.32%) QA
13 1 (1.32%) SOC 1
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) RSA Archer
2 4 (5.26%) EnCase
2 4 (5.26%) FTK
3 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.32%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Google
2 6 (7.89%) SAP
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) Cellebrite
5 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.95%) Splunk
6 2 (2.63%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.63%) Qualys
6 2 (2.63%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.32%) BT
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Lotus
7 1 (1.32%) Netsparker
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.32%) Veracode
7 1 (1.32%) VMware