The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 477 500
Rank change year-on-year -38 +23  
Contract jobs citing CISA 87 167 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.43% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 103 100
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +5.55% -0.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.95 -
% change year-on-year -4.06% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 81 £500 - 45
London -22 40 £550 - 17
South East -15 14 £500 +11.11% 9
East of England -11 13 £475 +10.08% 4
Scotland +41 6 £500 -9.09%
Berkshire +2 5 £513 -8.88% 2
Essex -11 5 £220 -41.33%
Glasgow - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 £485 - 2
Yorkshire +20 4 £225 -48.27% 5
City of London -14 4 £625 +16.27% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
North West +20 3 £500 +14.94% 8
West Midlands +13 3 £450 +20.00%
Kent -2 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Cheshire +25 2 - - 2
South West +3 2 - - 2
East Midlands -4 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £175 -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £175 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £538 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Suffolk +14 1 £225 -
Hampshire +11 1 £238 -32.14% 1
Manchester +8 1 £500 +14.94% 5

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISA.

1 159 (83.68%) CISSP
2 121 (63.68%) CISM
3 105 (55.26%) Information Security
4 79 (41.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (29.47%) Finance
6 51 (26.84%) PCI DSS
7 47 (24.74%) Risk Management
8 41 (21.58%) IT Audit
9 37 (19.47%) Degree
10 35 (18.42%) CRISC
11 31 (16.32%) ITIL
11 31 (16.32%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (15.79%) SIEM
12 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (15.79%) Data Protection
13 28 (14.74%) Management Information System
13 28 (14.74%) Banking
14 26 (13.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 23 (12.11%) Firewall
16 22 (11.58%) Security Management
16 22 (11.58%) ISMS
17 21 (11.05%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (11.05%) GDPR
18 20 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
18 20 (10.53%) Project Management
18 20 (10.53%) Java
18 20 (10.53%) COBIT
19 19 (10.00%) SDLC
19 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (10.00%) Internal Audit

CISA
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.26%) Apache
2 8 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.68%) Apache Solr
3 7 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.68%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.16%) JBoss
5 5 (2.63%) Mule
6 4 (2.11%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.11%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.05%) CMS
7 2 (1.05%) Confluence
7 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.05%) Jetty
7 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.32%) SaaS
4 6 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.16%) Office 365
5 5 (2.63%) IaaS
5 5 (2.63%) PaaS
6 3 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.53%) G Suite
8 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.11%) Firewall
2 11 (5.79%) Network Security
3 5 (2.63%) LAN
4 4 (2.11%) Internet
4 4 (2.11%) LDAP
4 4 (2.11%) SSL
4 4 (2.11%) WAN
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (1.58%) Skype
5 3 (1.58%) VPN
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.53%) DMZ
7 1 (0.53%) DNS
7 1 (0.53%) IPsec
7 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.53%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) Wireless
7 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) DataStax
1 7 (3.68%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.11%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.11%) HBase
3 4 (2.11%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.11%) Sqoop
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) AppScan
2 5 (2.63%) Hudson
2 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
3 2 (1.05%) Pylint
3 2 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.05%) Subversion
3 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (29.47%) Finance
2 28 (14.74%) Banking
3 12 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (2.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Billing
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (23.16%) Analyst
2 38 (20.00%) Consultant
3 36 (18.95%) Security Analyst
4 33 (17.37%) Security Consultant
5 22 (11.58%) Information Analyst
5 22 (11.58%) Information Security Analyst
6 19 (10.00%) Architect
6 19 (10.00%) Security Manager
7 18 (9.47%) IT Manager
8 16 (8.42%) Information Security Consultant
9 15 (7.89%) Security Engineer
10 14 (7.37%) Security Architect
11 11 (5.79%) Audit Manager
11 11 (5.79%) Business Analyst
12 10 (5.26%) IT Audit Manager
12 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
13 9 (4.74%) Information Manager
13 9 (4.74%) Information Security Manager
14 8 (4.21%) IT Security Manager
15 7 (3.68%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.32%) Web Services
2 9 (4.74%) Middleware
3 7 (3.68%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.68%) J2EE
3 7 (3.68%) JSP
3 7 (3.68%) Servlets
4 5 (2.63%) Ajax
4 5 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.63%) CSS
4 5 (2.63%) CSS3
4 5 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.63%) HTML
4 5 (2.63%) HTML5
4 5 (2.63%) JMS
4 5 (2.63%) REST
4 5 (2.63%) RESTful
4 5 (2.63%) Spring
4 5 (2.63%) Spring MVC
4 5 (2.63%) Struts
4 5 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (14.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (4.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.16%) PMI
5 6 (3.16%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.58%) FMCG
7 3 (1.58%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) CESG
8 2 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.05%) e-Health
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.05%) Fintech
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.74%) Linux
2 8 (4.21%) Windows
3 3 (1.58%) Unix
4 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.05%) CentOS
4 2 (1.05%) Solaris
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (55.26%) Information Security
2 47 (24.74%) Risk Management
3 41 (21.58%) IT Audit
4 31 (16.32%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (16.32%) ITIL
5 30 (15.79%) Data Protection
5 30 (15.79%) SIEM
6 22 (11.58%) ISMS
6 22 (11.58%) Security Management
7 21 (11.05%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (10.53%) Project Management
8 20 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (10.00%) Internal Audit
9 19 (10.00%) SDLC
9 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (8.42%) PRINCE2
12 15 (7.89%) ERP
12 15 (7.89%) Information Security Management
13 13 (6.84%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.53%) Java
2 10 (5.26%) C
3 9 (4.74%) C++
4 7 (3.68%) C#
5 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.63%) SQL
6 4 (2.11%) Python
7 2 (1.05%) Go
7 2 (1.05%) Haskell
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) PHP
7 2 (1.05%) R
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
7 2 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 159 (83.68%) CISSP
2 121 (63.68%) CISM
3 37 (19.47%) Degree
4 35 (18.42%) CRISC
5 14 (7.37%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.84%) CEH
7 12 (6.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 11 (5.79%) GIAC
9 10 (5.26%) SANS
10 8 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared
12 6 (3.16%) CGEIT
12 6 (3.16%) Master's Degree
12 6 (3.16%) PMI Certification
13 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.63%) MCSE
13 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.63%) QiCA
13 5 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (41.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (26.84%) PCI DSS
3 26 (13.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (11.05%) GDPR
5 20 (10.53%) COBIT
6 10 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (3.16%) FedRAMP
8 4 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.11%) JSP 440
8 4 (2.11%) QA
9 2 (1.05%) Basel III
9 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.53%) GCP
10 1 (0.53%) GPG13
10 1 (0.53%) PMO
10 1 (0.53%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.68%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.11%) HDFS
4 3 (1.58%) Xen
5 2 (1.05%) Docker
5 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.05%) KVM
5 2 (1.05%) LXC
6 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.53%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) Kibana
1 7 (3.68%) logstash
2 5 (2.63%) HP Fortify
3 4 (2.11%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.05%) Nessus
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) Mesos
5 1 (0.53%) Nagios
5 1 (0.53%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.53%) Nmap
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
5 1 (0.53%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (8.42%) SAP
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.21%) Cisco
3 8 (4.21%) Oracle
4 7 (3.68%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.68%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.68%) IBM
5 4 (2.11%) Ab Initio
5 4 (2.11%) Informatica
5 4 (2.11%) McAfee
6 3 (1.58%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.58%) CyberArk
6 3 (1.58%) Infoblox
6 3 (1.58%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.58%) Juniper
6 3 (1.58%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.05%) HP
7 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.05%) Remedy
7 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago