Period
to 17 August 2018

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 6 months to 17 August 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 568 662 586
Rank change year-on-year +94 -76 +96
Contract jobs citing CISA 344 197 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.06% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 113 202
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £400 £340 £337
90th Percentile £738 £645 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% -1.08% -31.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 £46.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +45.65% -2.13% -30.88%

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 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 19,245 18,606 23,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 19.44% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,408 11,277 14,439
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 946 813
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +7.01% +17.05%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.21 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -25.81% +10.71% +15.16%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
Top 14 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 6 months to 17 August 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
England +81 318 £550 +10.00% 87
UK excluding London +34 168 £500 +4.17% 53
London +56 167 £550 - 36
South East +9 58 £575 +15.00% 22
North of England -3 31 £500 -9.09% 9
South West +14 30 £450 +24.14% 6
Midlands +10 25 £550 +22.22% 6
Scotland -36 17 £400 -27.27% 2
Yorkshire -5 16 £550 +7.32% 1
North West -4 15 £400 -27.27% 8
East Midlands +5 14 £613 +94.44%
West Midlands -12 11 £500 +11.11% 6
East of England -33 6 £454 -5.47% 8
Wales - 2 £464 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISA 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 CISA.

1 324 (94.19%) CISSP
2 261 (75.87%) CISM
3 226 (65.70%) Information Security
4 142 (41.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 121 (35.17%) Risk Management
6 116 (33.72%) Cybersecurity
7 109 (31.69%) Finance
8 92 (26.74%) Degree
9 89 (25.87%) GDPR
10 88 (25.58%) PCI DSS
11 79 (22.97%) Management Information System
12 77 (22.38%) Security Architecture
13 67 (19.48%) CRISC
14 55 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (14.53%) ITIL
16 49 (14.24%) GIAC
17 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (13.66%) Computer Science
19 46 (13.37%) Data Protection
20 40 (11.63%) Project Management
21 39 (11.34%) Microsoft
22 38 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
22 38 (11.05%) Firewall
23 36 (10.47%) Security Operations
24 35 (10.17%) Security Management
24 35 (10.17%) Risk Assessment
25 34 (9.88%) Legal
25 34 (9.88%) DevOps
26 33 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
27 32 (9.30%) Security Testing

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 (2.91%) IIS
2 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.40%) IaaS
4 14 (4.07%) PaaS
5 12 (3.49%) SaaS
6 11 (3.20%) Office 365
7 8 (2.33%) Mimecast
8 7 (2.03%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.05%) Firewall
2 28 (8.14%) Network Security
3 17 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.20%) VPN
5 10 (2.91%) WAN
6 6 (1.74%) X.509
7 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.16%) Internet
8 4 (1.16%) LAN
9 3 (0.87%) NFC
9 3 (0.87%) VoIP
9 3 (0.87%) WLAN
10 2 (0.58%) DMZ
11 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.29%) NAS
11 1 (0.29%) PABX
11 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.29%) SAN
11 1 (0.29%) SCCP
11 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (0.58%) GIS
1 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.29%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) DataStage
2 1 (0.29%) DB2
2 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.62%) JIRA
2 8 (2.33%) AppScan
2 8 (2.33%) SonarQube
3 7 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (31.69%) Finance
2 34 (9.88%) Legal
3 29 (8.43%) Banking
4 17 (4.94%) Retail
5 13 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.87%) French Language
8 3 (0.87%) German Language
8 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (21.51%) Architect
2 70 (20.35%) Consultant
3 69 (20.06%) Security Architect
4 64 (18.60%) Analyst
5 63 (18.31%) Security Consultant
6 46 (13.37%) Security Analyst
7 34 (9.88%) Security Manager
8 28 (8.14%) Information Security Consultant
9 26 (7.56%) Information Analyst
10 20 (5.81%) Information Security Officer
10 20 (5.81%) Security Officer
11 19 (5.52%) Information Security Manager
11 19 (5.52%) Risk Analyst
12 17 (4.94%) Information Security Analyst
13 16 (4.65%) Security Specialist
14 14 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (4.07%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.78%) Head of Security
16 12 (3.49%) Information Manager
16 12 (3.49%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.49%) Middleware
2 9 (2.62%) .NET
3 8 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) OAuth
4 1 (0.29%) OpenID
4 1 (0.29%) SAML
4 1 (0.29%) SPML
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.97%) Management Information System
2 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (13.66%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.36%) PKI
6 13 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (3.49%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (2.62%) PMI
10 8 (2.33%) CESG
10 8 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 8 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (2.03%) Fintech
12 6 (1.74%) FMCG
12 6 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (1.74%) Smartcard
13 4 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.87%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.65%) Windows
2 11 (3.20%) Linux
3 7 (2.03%) Unix
4 4 (1.16%) Solaris
4 4 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) HPUX
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (65.70%) Information Security
2 121 (35.17%) Risk Management
3 116 (33.72%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (22.38%) Security Architecture
5 55 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (14.53%) ITIL
7 46 (13.37%) Data Protection
8 40 (11.63%) Project Management
9 36 (10.47%) Security Operations
10 35 (10.17%) Risk Assessment
10 35 (10.17%) Security Management
11 34 (9.88%) DevOps
12 32 (9.30%) Security Testing
13 30 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (6.98%) Data Privacy
16 24 (6.98%) PRINCE2
16 24 (6.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.20%) Java
2 8 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.87%) C
3 3 (0.87%) SQL
4 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.58%) C#
4 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.58%) Python
5 1 (0.29%) C++
5 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 324 (94.19%) CISSP
2 261 (75.87%) CISM
3 92 (26.74%) Degree
4 67 (19.48%) CRISC
5 49 (14.24%) GIAC
6 38 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (6.98%) CEH
8 23 (6.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 23 (6.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 22 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (6.40%) SANS
10 20 (5.81%) CSSLP
11 17 (4.94%) ISACA
11 17 (4.94%) Security Cleared
12 14 (4.07%) ISSAP
13 13 (3.78%) CCSP
13 13 (3.78%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (3.78%) CREST Certified
13 13 (3.78%) ISSEP
14 12 (3.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (41.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (25.87%) GDPR
3 88 (25.58%) PCI DSS
4 28 (8.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (5.52%) COBIT
7 16 (4.65%) HIPAA
8 13 (3.78%) ISAE 3402
9 12 (3.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 11 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (3.20%) NIST 800
11 10 (2.91%) ISO 31000
12 9 (2.62%) ISO 9001
13 8 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (2.33%) HMG Infosec
13 8 (2.33%) ISO 22301
13 8 (2.33%) JSP 440
14 6 (1.74%) QA
14 6 (1.74%) SSAE 16
15 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.49%) Nessus
2 9 (2.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (2.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 4 (1.16%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.58%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.58%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.29%) CASB
6 1 (0.29%) EnCase
6 1 (0.29%) FTK
6 1 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 39 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.40%) McAfee
3 20 (5.81%) Splunk
4 16 (4.65%) IBM
5 15 (4.36%) CyberArk
6 14 (4.07%) Oracle
7 13 (3.78%) Cisco
8 12 (3.49%) ForeScout
8 12 (3.49%) SAP
9 8 (2.33%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (2.33%) Centrify
9 8 (2.33%) Imperva
9 8 (2.33%) Proofpoint
9 8 (2.33%) Qualys
9 8 (2.33%) Trend Micro
9 8 (2.33%) Tripwire
10 7 (2.03%) Google
11 6 (1.74%) Sun
12 5 (1.45%) JD Edwards