Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 587 595
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing SSCP 24 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.052% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.099% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 2
London median daily rate £363 £425 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -9.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £457
90th Percentile £650 £440 £486
England median daily rate £475 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 7,990 7,106 7,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.19% 16.96% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,285 4,633 5,010
London median daily rate £488 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £260
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 124 122
London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.06 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.15% +20.59%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.66 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £49.76 £45.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.94 £26.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -0.24% +36.84%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 - 10 £325 - 1
SSCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 19 (79.17%) CISSP
2 13 (54.17%) CEH
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (41.67%) CRISC
4 10 (41.67%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (41.67%) CASP
4 10 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 10 (41.67%) ITIL
4 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (41.67%) MCSE
5 9 (37.50%) CISM
6 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (29.17%) Information Security
8 5 (20.83%) SANS
9 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
9 4 (16.67%) GDPR
9 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (16.67%) CISA
9 4 (16.67%) Firewall
9 4 (16.67%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) Business Development
10 3 (12.50%) CHFI
10 3 (12.50%) COBIT
10 3 (12.50%) Qualys
10 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
10 3 (12.50%) PowerShell

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.17%) FWSM
2 1 (4.17%) IPv6
2 1 (4.17%) Multicast
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Security Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Application Security Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Information Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Splunk Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Information Security
4 4 (16.67%) Business Development
4 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) BCP
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) CISSP
2 13 (54.17%) CEH
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (41.67%) CASP
3 10 (41.67%) CRISC
3 10 (41.67%) MCSE
4 9 (37.50%) CISM
5 5 (20.83%) SANS
6 4 (16.67%) CISA
7 3 (12.50%) CHFI
7 3 (12.50%) MCSA
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) CCIP
9 1 (4.17%) CCNA
9 1 (4.17%) CCNP
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) GDPR
3 3 (12.50%) COBIT
3 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CSIRT
1 1 (4.17%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) FireEye
1 3 (12.50%) Qualys
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 3 (12.50%) Sophos
1 3 (12.50%) Splunk
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec
2 2 (8.33%) Tufin
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Intel
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto