Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 681 619
Rank change year-on-year +110 -62 +45
Contract jobs citing CISA 345 218 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.12% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 136 149
UK median daily rate £525 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +19.12% -19.05%
10th Percentile £375 £406 £278
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +5.13% +21.88% -23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £67.00 - £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 - £65.00

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 20,082 19,471 21,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 18.84% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,940 11,963 13,352
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £610 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 886 859
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.24
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £27.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.85% - +7.48%

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 12 December 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 15 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 12 December 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 +115 330 £525 +5.00% 114
London +82 187 £550 +4.76% 48
UK excluding London +26 152 £513 +5.13% 72
South East +19 68 £525 +5.00% 16
North of England -34 29 £450 -14.29% 23
South West -15 21 £525 +28.05% 9
Midlands +3 18 £488 +18.18% 6
North West -19 14 £663 +20.45% 14
Yorkshire -24 14 £425 -10.53% 7
West Midlands -4 12 £500 - 3
Scotland -7 8 £400 -27.27% 5
East of England -14 7 £575 +15.00% 12
East Midlands +11 6 £406 -1.52% 3
North East -6 1 £360 - 2
Wales - 1 £385 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 310 (89.86%) CISSP
2 269 (77.97%) CISM
3 227 (65.80%) Information Security
4 144 (41.74%) Cybersecurity
5 123 (35.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 102 (29.57%) Degree
7 100 (28.99%) Risk Management
8 96 (27.83%) Finance
9 91 (26.38%) Management Information System
10 83 (24.06%) GDPR
11 75 (21.74%) CRISC
12 66 (19.13%) PCI DSS
13 61 (17.68%) Security Architecture
14 58 (16.81%) Computer Science
15 51 (14.78%) Legal
16 49 (14.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 48 (13.91%) Firewall
17 48 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (13.33%) Network Security
18 46 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
19 45 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
20 44 (12.75%) IT Audit
20 44 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
21 41 (11.88%) SIEM
21 41 (11.88%) Security Management
22 39 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
24 35 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
25 34 (9.86%) Data Protection
26 33 (9.57%) ITIL

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.61%) IIS
3 7 (2.03%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (3.77%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (8.12%) Mimecast
4 22 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.90%) Sumo Logic
6 10 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (2.03%) IaaS
8 4 (1.16%) Office 365
8 4 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.29%) GitHub
10 1 (0.29%) PaaS
10 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.91%) Firewall
2 46 (13.33%) Network Security
3 21 (6.09%) VPN
4 17 (4.93%) WAN
5 13 (3.77%) LAN
6 11 (3.19%) WLAN
7 9 (2.61%) NFC
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.87%) Internet
8 3 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.87%) VoIP
9 2 (0.58%) IPsec
9 2 (0.58%) NAS
9 2 (0.58%) NetScreen
9 2 (0.58%) PABX
9 2 (0.58%) SAN
9 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.74%) Big Data
2 4 (1.16%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.58%) DB2
4 1 (0.29%) DataStage
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.35%) JIRA
2 9 (2.61%) SonarQube
3 8 (2.32%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.32%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.58%) AppScan
4 2 (0.58%) Metasploit
General
1 96 (27.83%) Finance
2 51 (14.78%) Legal
3 24 (6.96%) Banking
4 13 (3.77%) Retail
5 10 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.61%) French Language
6 9 (2.61%) German Language
6 9 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.32%) Back Office
8 7 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (22.90%) Consultant
2 74 (21.45%) Security Consultant
3 65 (18.84%) Analyst
4 54 (15.65%) Architect
5 52 (15.07%) Security Architect
6 49 (14.20%) Security Analyst
7 32 (9.28%) Information Security Consultant
8 28 (8.12%) Security Manager
9 27 (7.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 25 (7.25%) Security Specialist
11 24 (6.96%) Information Analyst
12 20 (5.80%) IT Analyst
12 20 (5.80%) Security Engineer
13 19 (5.51%) IT Security Analyst
14 17 (4.93%) Auditor
15 16 (4.64%) Risk Analyst
16 15 (4.35%) IT Auditor
17 14 (4.06%) Cloud Architect
17 14 (4.06%) Information Security Manager
18 13 (3.77%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.67%) Web Services
2 9 (2.61%) ISPF
2 9 (2.61%) Middleware
3 3 (0.87%) OAuth
3 3 (0.87%) OpenID
4 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.58%) LDAP
4 2 (0.58%) SAML
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) SPML
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 91 (26.38%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.19%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.61%) CESG
6 9 (2.61%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.32%) PKI
7 8 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.45%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.45%) FMCG
9 5 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.16%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.93%) Windows
2 14 (4.06%) Linux
3 11 (3.19%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.19%) zOS
4 9 (2.61%) Solaris
5 2 (0.58%) Android
5 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.58%) Unix
6 1 (0.29%) HPUX
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (65.80%) Information Security
2 144 (41.74%) Cybersecurity
3 100 (28.99%) Risk Management
4 61 (17.68%) Security Architecture
5 58 (16.81%) Computer Science
6 46 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
7 45 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (12.75%) IT Audit
8 44 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 41 (11.88%) Security Management
9 41 (11.88%) SIEM
10 35 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (9.86%) Data Protection
12 33 (9.57%) ITIL
13 32 (9.28%) Project Management
14 30 (8.70%) Change Management
15 29 (8.41%) Security Testing
16 28 (8.12%) Risk Assessment
17 27 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (7.54%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.64%) Java
1 16 (4.64%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.90%) C#
2 10 (2.90%) JCL
2 10 (2.90%) REXX
3 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.87%) Python
3 3 (0.87%) SQL
4 2 (0.58%) C++
4 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.29%) C
5 1 (0.29%) Perl
5 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 310 (89.86%) CISSP
2 269 (77.97%) CISM
3 102 (29.57%) Degree
4 75 (21.74%) CRISC
5 39 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (8.99%) Security Cleared
7 30 (8.70%) ISSAP
8 24 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 23 (6.67%) GIAC
10 22 (6.38%) CESG Certified Professional
11 21 (6.09%) CEH
11 21 (6.09%) CSSLP
12 19 (5.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 18 (5.22%) CREST Certified
13 18 (5.22%) SC Cleared
14 17 (4.93%) CCSP
14 17 (4.93%) DV Cleared
14 17 (4.93%) ISSEP
15 16 (4.64%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (35.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (24.06%) GDPR
3 66 (19.13%) PCI DSS
4 49 (14.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (8.12%) HIPAA
6 16 (4.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (3.77%) ISAE 3402
8 12 (3.48%) ISO 9001
8 12 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 11 (3.19%) HMG Infosec
9 11 (3.19%) JSP 440
10 10 (2.90%) COBIT
10 10 (2.90%) FedRAMP
10 10 (2.90%) ISO 22301
10 10 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (2.61%) ISO 31000
12 7 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (2.03%) QA
13 5 (1.45%) NIST 800
14 4 (1.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.90%) ACF2
2 10 (2.90%) RACF
3 8 (2.32%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) Docker
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (4.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 16 (4.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (3.77%) CASB
3 12 (3.48%) Nessus
4 10 (2.90%) Istio
5 9 (2.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 6 (1.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (1.74%) EnCase
6 6 (1.74%) FTK
7 3 (0.87%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.58%) Nmap
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.58%) WMI
8 2 (0.58%) WSUS
9 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 27 (7.83%) Splunk
2 25 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.38%) Google
4 18 (5.22%) SAP
5 17 (4.93%) CyberArk
6 16 (4.64%) McAfee
6 16 (4.64%) Proofpoint
7 14 (4.06%) Cisco
8 12 (3.48%) Darktrace
8 12 (3.48%) IBM
8 12 (3.48%) Thycotic
9 11 (3.19%) Oracle
9 11 (3.19%) Tripwire
10 10 (2.90%) Qualys
11 9 (2.61%) ArcSight
11 9 (2.61%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (2.61%) Centrify
11 9 (2.61%) Imperva
11 9 (2.61%) Trend Micro
12 8 (2.32%) Okta