Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 678 598 632
Rank change year-on-year -80 +34 +4
Contract jobs citing CISA 198 303 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.40% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 158 156
UK median daily rate £513 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £283 £328
90th Percentile £675 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +21.56% -23.81% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK median hourly rate - £49.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.45 -

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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 2017. 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 -76 187 £513 +13.89% 56
UK excluding London -19 107 £486 +21.56% 33
London -82 86 £525 - 25
South East +12 36 £500 +17.65% 5
North of England +50 32 £550 +19.24% 17
East of England -28 20 £494 +64.58% 2
Yorkshire +20 18 £450 +3.45% 9
North West +17 13 £550 -8.33% 5
Scotland -2 8 £550 - 1
South West -16 7 £410 +15.09% 2
Midlands +24 4 £450 -13.25% 5
East Midlands +10 3 £450 -
West Midlands +25 1 - - 4
North East - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 171 (86.36%) CISSP
2 130 (65.66%) CISM
3 114 (57.58%) Information Security
4 86 (43.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (35.35%) PCI DSS
6 60 (30.30%) Finance
7 53 (26.77%) Risk Management
8 44 (22.22%) IT Audit
9 43 (21.72%) CRISC
9 43 (21.72%) ITIL
10 42 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (19.70%) GDPR
11 39 (19.70%) Management Information System
12 38 (19.19%) Security Management
12 38 (19.19%) Project Management
13 34 (17.17%) SIEM
14 32 (16.16%) Degree
15 31 (15.66%) SDLC
16 30 (15.15%) Security Architecture
17 29 (14.65%) COBIT
18 28 (14.14%) Data Protection
19 27 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
20 25 (12.63%) Information Security Management
20 25 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
22 23 (11.62%) ISMS
23 22 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
23 22 (11.11%) Banking
23 22 (11.11%) Firewall
24 21 (10.61%) Business Continuity

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 5 (2.53%) IIS
2 4 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.02%) Drupal
2 4 (2.02%) WordPress
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.01%) Apache
4 2 (1.01%) JBoss
4 2 (1.01%) Mule
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.03%) Office 365
4 4 (2.02%) SaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Serverless
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.11%) Firewall
2 20 (10.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (5.56%) SAN
4 9 (4.55%) Network Security
5 7 (3.54%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (3.54%) LAN
5 7 (3.54%) NAS
6 5 (2.53%) WAN
6 5 (2.53%) WLAN
7 4 (2.02%) MPLS
7 4 (2.02%) OSPF
8 3 (1.52%) SSL
9 2 (1.01%) DMZ
9 2 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.01%) SMS
10 1 (0.51%) HTTP
10 1 (0.51%) Internet
10 1 (0.51%) Intranet
10 1 (0.51%) IPsec
10 1 (0.51%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.52%) DataStax
2 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.01%) MySQL
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.51%) HBase
4 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Hudson
1 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.51%) sqlmap
General
1 60 (30.30%) Finance
2 22 (11.11%) Banking
3 20 (10.10%) Legal
4 14 (7.07%) Retail
5 11 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.53%) Law
7 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.52%) Automotive
8 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) French Language
10 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (30.30%) Consultant
2 49 (24.75%) Security Consultant
3 31 (15.66%) Security Specialist
4 29 (14.65%) Analyst
5 19 (9.60%) Security Analyst
6 16 (8.08%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.58%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (7.58%) Security Manager
8 13 (6.57%) Architect
9 12 (6.06%) IT Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
10 11 (5.56%) Security Architect
11 10 (5.05%) GDPR Consultant
11 10 (5.05%) Risk Consultant
12 9 (4.55%) Information Manager
12 9 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
12 9 (4.55%) IT Manager
13 8 (4.04%) IT Consultant
14 7 (3.54%) Risk Analyst
14 7 (3.54%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) Middleware
2 5 (2.53%) .NET
2 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 3 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.01%) CSS
4 2 (1.01%) CSS3
4 2 (1.01%) HTML
4 2 (1.01%) HTML5
4 2 (1.01%) jQuery
4 2 (1.01%) REST
4 2 (1.01%) RESTful
4 2 (1.01%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.51%) Ajax
5 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.51%) JAX-WS
5 1 (0.51%) JSP
5 1 (0.51%) Spring
5 1 (0.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.70%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.54%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.54%) PKI
6 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.02%) CESG
7 4 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.02%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.52%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.52%) FMCG
8 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.01%) CCTV
9 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) SCADA
9 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.06%) Linux
2 11 (5.56%) Windows
3 9 (4.55%) Unix
4 4 (2.02%) CentOS
4 4 (2.02%) Solaris
5 2 (1.01%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (57.58%) Information Security
2 53 (26.77%) Risk Management
3 44 (22.22%) IT Audit
4 43 (21.72%) ITIL
5 42 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (19.19%) Project Management
6 38 (19.19%) Security Management
7 34 (17.17%) SIEM
8 31 (15.66%) SDLC
9 30 (15.15%) Security Architecture
10 28 (14.14%) Data Protection
11 27 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (12.63%) Information Security Management
13 24 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (11.62%) ISMS
15 22 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (10.61%) Business Continuity
16 21 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
17 16 (8.08%) PRINCE2
17 16 (8.08%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.54%) Java
2 6 (3.03%) SQL
3 3 (1.52%) C++
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 171 (86.36%) CISSP
2 130 (65.66%) CISM
3 43 (21.72%) CRISC
4 32 (16.16%) Degree
5 12 (6.06%) ISACA
5 12 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 10 (5.05%) CEH
6 10 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.04%) PCI QSA
9 7 (3.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 5 (2.53%) CCNP
10 5 (2.53%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.53%) GIAC
10 5 (2.53%) IISP
10 5 (2.53%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (2.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (2.02%) CCSE
11 4 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.02%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (43.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (35.35%) PCI DSS
3 39 (19.70%) GDPR
4 29 (14.65%) COBIT
5 14 (7.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (2.02%) COSO
8 3 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.01%) FedRAMP
9 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (1.01%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.51%) GCP
10 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.51%) PMO
10 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.52%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.51%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (2.02%) RSA Archer
2 4 (2.02%) SCCM
2 4 (2.02%) SCOM
3 3 (1.52%) Kibana
3 3 (1.52%) logstash
4 2 (1.01%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.06%) Cisco
3 6 (3.03%) Infoblox
3 6 (3.03%) McAfee
4 5 (2.53%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.53%) Fortinet
4 5 (2.53%) Palo Alto
4 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.02%) Adobe
5 4 (2.02%) Citrix
5 4 (2.02%) CommVault
5 4 (2.02%) EMC
5 4 (2.02%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (2.02%) Juniper
5 4 (2.02%) NetApp
5 4 (2.02%) Oracle
5 4 (2.02%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.02%) SolarWinds
5 4 (2.02%) Veeam
5 4 (2.02%) VMware