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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 439 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Contract jobs citing SSCP 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.013% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3403 3922 3652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.79% 17.02% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2278 2771 2359
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 86
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (92.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (71.43%) CISM
3 10 (71.43%) CISSP
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 7 (50.00%) COBIT
4 7 (50.00%) Qualys
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (50.00%) Tufin
4 7 (50.00%) Splunk
4 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (50.00%) Data Privacy
4 7 (50.00%) Line Management
4 7 (50.00%) Coaching
4 7 (50.00%) Mimecast
4 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (50.00%) SANS
4 7 (50.00%) GDPR
5 4 (28.57%) GCWN
5 4 (28.57%) GISF
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Sophos
6 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
6 3 (21.43%) Trustwave

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
1 13 (92.86%) Security Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Information Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) Coaching
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) Data Privacy
2 7 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) ISMS
6 1 (7.14%) OWASP
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISM
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) SANS
3 4 (28.57%) CEH
3 4 (28.57%) GCWN
3 4 (28.57%) GISF
4 2 (14.29%) CCFP
4 2 (14.29%) EnCE
4 2 (14.29%) GCFA
4 2 (14.29%) GCIA
4 2 (14.29%) GPEN
4 2 (14.29%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (50.00%) COBIT
2 7 (50.00%) GDPR
2 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (14.29%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) Qualys
1 7 (50.00%) Splunk
1 7 (50.00%) Tufin
2 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
2 3 (21.43%) Sophos
2 3 (21.43%) Trustwave
London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago