Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 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.

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 625 565
Rank change year-on-year +120 -60 +101
Contract jobs citing CISA 104 226 338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.33% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 151 222
Median daily rate £475 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £295 £363 £390
90th Percentile £723 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 10,562 16,972 19,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 18.86% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,217 10,269 11,397
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 792 843
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +33.70% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +28.46% -13.33%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISA.

Daily rate trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISA over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISA.

Hourly rate trend for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 13 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 5 June 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 +123 95 £488 -7.14% 22
UK excluding London +129 57 £500 -2.44% 13
London +106 44 £450 -25.00% 11
North of England +99 21 £625 +17.92% 2
South East +95 16 £675 +50.00% 4
North West +61 12 £650 +23.81% 1
Yorkshire +64 9 £510 -4.67% 1
Work from Home +7 9 £450 -25.00% 2
East of England +54 7 £325 -38.82% 1
Scotland +37 7 £425 -26.09% 2
Midlands +63 6 £450 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +61 4 £450 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +43 2 £450 +32.35% 1

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 94 (90.38%) CISSP
2 90 (86.54%) CISM
3 74 (71.15%) Information Security
4 56 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (44.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (36.54%) Management Information System
7 35 (33.65%) Finance
8 32 (30.77%) Degree
9 26 (25.00%) NIST
10 25 (24.04%) GDPR
10 25 (24.04%) Risk Management
11 23 (22.12%) PCI DSS
12 20 (19.23%) CRISC
12 20 (19.23%) Windows
13 19 (18.27%) Computer Science
14 18 (17.31%) Cisco
14 18 (17.31%) Security Management
15 17 (16.35%) Data Protection
15 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 16 (15.38%) Legal
16 16 (15.38%) GIAC
16 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (14.42%) Linux
17 15 (14.42%) Active Directory
18 14 (13.46%) ITIL
19 13 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
19 13 (12.50%) Internet
20 11 (10.58%) Information Security Management
20 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared

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 3 (2.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) AWS
2 9 (8.65%) Azure
3 5 (4.81%) GCP
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Internet
2 9 (8.65%) Network Security
3 7 (6.73%) Firewall
4 5 (4.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.81%) LAN
4 5 (4.81%) WAN
5 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.88%) DHCP
6 3 (2.88%) DNS
6 3 (2.88%) SAN
6 3 (2.88%) Skype
6 3 (2.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.96%) SSL
7 1 (0.96%) VoIP
7 1 (0.96%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.92%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (33.65%) Finance
2 16 (15.38%) Legal
3 5 (4.81%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.81%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Law
7 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (14.42%) Analyst
2 14 (13.46%) Consultant
2 14 (13.46%) Security Consultant
3 13 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 11 (10.58%) Architect
4 11 (10.58%) Security Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Information Security Officer
5 9 (8.65%) Security Officer
5 9 (8.65%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.69%) Chief Information Security Officer
7 7 (6.73%) Chief Information Officer
7 7 (6.73%) Chief Security Officer
7 7 (6.73%) CIO
7 7 (6.73%) Information Manager
7 7 (6.73%) Security Technical Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Technical Security Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.96%) J2EE
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.96%) SAML
4 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (36.54%) Management Information System
2 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.77%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.88%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.92%) CESG
5 2 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.96%) PKI
6 1 (0.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 15 (14.42%) Linux
3 6 (5.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (71.15%) Information Security
2 56 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (24.04%) Risk Management
4 19 (18.27%) Computer Science
5 18 (17.31%) Security Management
6 17 (16.35%) Data Protection
7 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (13.46%) ITIL
9 13 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (10.58%) DevOps
10 11 (10.58%) Information Security Management
11 10 (9.62%) Information Assurance
11 10 (9.62%) Security Operations
11 10 (9.62%) Security Testing
11 10 (9.62%) SIEM
12 9 (8.65%) Digital Forensics
12 9 (8.65%) Project Management
12 9 (8.65%) Security Architecture
13 8 (7.69%) SDLC
13 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.77%) Java
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) Python
2 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (90.38%) CISSP
2 90 (86.54%) CISM
3 32 (30.77%) Degree
4 20 (19.23%) CRISC
5 16 (15.38%) GIAC
5 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 11 (10.58%) CREST Certified
6 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (8.65%) IISP
8 8 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.73%) CSSLP
9 7 (6.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (4.81%) CCNP
10 5 (4.81%) CGEIT
10 5 (4.81%) GSSP-.NET
10 5 (4.81%) GSSP-JAVA
10 5 (4.81%) GWAPT
10 5 (4.81%) ISACA
10 5 (4.81%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (44.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (25.00%) NIST
3 25 (24.04%) GDPR
4 23 (22.12%) PCI DSS
5 11 (10.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (7.69%) NCSC
7 7 (6.73%) COBIT
8 6 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (3.85%) HIPAA
11 3 (2.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (2.88%) ISO 31000
11 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (1.92%) FISMA
12 2 (1.92%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (1.92%) ISO 22301
12 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
12 2 (1.92%) ITGC
12 2 (1.92%) SLA
13 1 (0.96%) COSO
System Software
1 15 (14.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.62%) BitLocker
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) EnCase
1 11 (10.58%) FTK
2 2 (1.92%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (1.92%) Nessus
2 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.92%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.92%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.96%) Grafana
3 1 (0.96%) Istio
3 1 (0.96%) Kibana
3 1 (0.96%) Packer
3 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Cisco
2 11 (10.58%) Cellebrite
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.81%) Netsparker
5 4 (3.85%) Splunk
6 3 (2.88%) CyberArk
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle
6 3 (2.88%) Qualys
6 3 (2.88%) VMware
7 2 (1.92%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.92%) Centrify
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Imperva
7 2 (1.92%) McAfee
7 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.92%) Sun
7 2 (1.92%) Trend Micro
7 2 (1.92%) Tripwire