Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 603 599
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4 -
Contract jobs citing SSCP 28 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.067% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.038% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 1
London median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £450 £463
90th Percentile £513 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £415 £475
% change year-on-year +2.41% -12.63% +24.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7029 7854 7331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.71% 17.32% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4651 5438 4764
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 80 188
London median hourly rate £21.20 £19.75 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.34% -3.21% +2.03%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22% +12.50%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in London

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSCP in London

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSCP in London

SSCP
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 SSCP within the London region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
City of London +11 5 £325 -35.00%
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 London region with a requirement for SSCP.

1 25 (89.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (60.71%) Information Security
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) CISSP
4 13 (46.43%) CISM
4 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 11 (39.29%) PCI DSS
5 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (35.71%) CEH
6 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (32.14%) Splunk
7 9 (32.14%) Qualys
7 9 (32.14%) Sophos
8 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) COBIT
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (25.00%) SANS
10 6 (21.43%) GDPR
10 6 (21.43%) Data Privacy
10 6 (21.43%) Line Management
10 6 (21.43%) Coaching
10 6 (21.43%) Mimecast
10 6 (21.43%) SIEM
10 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (21.43%) Degree

SSCP
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 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.71%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Analyst
1 22 (78.57%) Security Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) IT Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) IT Security Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Security Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Information Security
2 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Coaching
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (21.43%) Data Privacy
4 6 (21.43%) Line Management
4 6 (21.43%) SIEM
5 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
6 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) ISMS
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.57%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) CISM
1 13 (46.43%) CISSP
2 10 (35.71%) CEH
3 7 (25.00%) SANS
4 6 (21.43%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) GCWN
5 4 (14.29%) GISF
5 4 (14.29%) MCSA
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CASP
6 3 (10.71%) CHFI
6 3 (10.71%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (10.71%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (89.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (39.29%) PCI DSS
3 8 (28.57%) COBIT
4 6 (21.43%) GDPR
5 3 (10.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Qualys
1 9 (32.14%) Sophos
1 9 (32.14%) Splunk
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Tufin
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) FireEye
4 3 (10.71%) Forcepoint
4 3 (10.71%) LogRhythm
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.71%) Symantec
4 3 (10.71%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle