Period
to 25 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 October 2020 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 Certified Cloud Security Professional (ISC2 CCSP)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 723 847
Rank change year-on-year +241 +124 +7
Contract jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 43 77 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.091% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.45% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 32
Median daily rate £500 £575 £526
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.39% +16.81%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £369
90th Percentile £663 £794 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

(ISC)2 CCSP 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,808 16,962 19,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 20.11% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,721 10,423 11,357
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 844 954
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £15.40 £14.34 £12.55
90th Percentile £64.43 £58.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -16.67%

(ISC)2 CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing (ISC)2 CCSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP.

Daily rate trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP.

Hourly rate trend for (ISC)2 CCSP in the UK

(ISC)2 CCSP
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 2020. 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
England +253 33 £500 -16.67% 15
UK excluding London +258 24 £450 - 8
London +164 14 £600 -4.00% 8
South West +121 11 £425 +47.83%
Work from Home -76 7 £500 -16.67% 3
Scotland +67 6 £600 +41.18%
North of England +112 3 £400 -25.58% 1
North West +82 3 £400 -25.58% 1
South East +181 2 £475 -20.83% 4
Midlands +88 2 £625 -
West Midlands +67 2 £625 -
East of England +87 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing (ISC)2 CCSP 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 with a requirement for (ISC)2 CCSP.

1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (97.67%) CISSP
3 26 (60.47%) CCSP
4 24 (55.81%) Information Security
4 24 (55.81%) Azure
5 21 (48.84%) AWS
6 19 (44.19%) CISM
6 19 (44.19%) Firewall
7 18 (41.86%) DevOps
8 17 (39.53%) Network Security
9 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (32.56%) NIST
11 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
12 11 (25.58%) Coaching
13 10 (23.26%) NCSC
13 10 (23.26%) SIEM
13 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (20.93%) Fortinet
14 9 (20.93%) PKI
14 9 (20.93%) CEH
14 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
15 8 (18.60%) OSCP
15 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
15 8 (18.60%) DevSecOps
16 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Management
16 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
16 7 (16.28%) Linux
16 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
16 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
17 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared

(ISC)2 CCSP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (55.81%) Azure
2 21 (48.84%) AWS
3 6 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) GCP
4 3 (6.98%) IaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Office 365
4 3 (6.98%) PaaS
4 3 (6.98%) SaaS
5 2 (4.65%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) Firewall
2 17 (39.53%) Network Security
3 5 (11.63%) Internet
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 2 (4.65%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Burp Suite
2 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (11.63%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Architect
1 12 (27.91%) Security Architect
2 10 (23.26%) Security Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Security Specialist
3 4 (9.30%) CISSP Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (9.30%) IT Security Specialist
3 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.98%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (6.98%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (6.98%) IT Security Project Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Information Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.65%) Node.js
2 2 (4.65%) REST
2 2 (4.65%) SAML
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) PKI
2 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Life Science
4 2 (4.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.65%) Robotics
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) CESG
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Solaris
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Information Security
2 18 (41.86%) DevOps
3 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (25.58%) Coaching
5 10 (23.26%) SIEM
6 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
7 8 (18.60%) DevSecOps
8 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (13.95%) Security Operations
9 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (11.63%) Data-Flow Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.30%) SABSA
11 4 (9.30%) SDLC
11 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.30%) Threat Modelling
11 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
1 2 (4.65%) Java
1 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (97.67%) CISSP
3 26 (60.47%) CCSP
4 19 (44.19%) CISM
5 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) CEH
7 8 (18.60%) OSCP
8 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
10 5 (11.63%) CISA
11 3 (6.98%) CSSLP
11 3 (6.98%) SANS
12 2 (4.65%) CCNA
12 2 (4.65%) CREST Certified
12 2 (4.65%) GCFA
12 2 (4.65%) GCIA
12 2 (4.65%) GCIH
12 2 (4.65%) GIAC
12 2 (4.65%) GPEN
12 2 (4.65%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) NIST
2 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.26%) NCSC
3 3 (6.98%) COBIT
3 3 (6.98%) GxP
3 3 (6.98%) QA
4 1 (2.33%) GDPR
4 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Nexpose
1 5 (11.63%) QRadar
2 2 (4.65%) CSIRT
2 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.65%) Nessus
2 2 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) CASB
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Fortinet
2 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 5 (11.63%) LogRhythm
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Google
4 3 (6.98%) Okta
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Arista
5 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.33%) Qualys
5 1 (2.33%) Tripwire