Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 621 589 693
Rank change year-on-year -32 +104 -76
Contract jobs citing CISA 189 339 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 1.77% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 209 118
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £387 £345
90th Percentile £863 £724 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £517 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +3.40% +3.09% +12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £67.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.84% +103.03% -29.03%
10th Percentile £42.50 £67.00 £32.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £67.00 £43.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £67.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +103.03% -29.79%

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 16,940 19,173 18,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.89% 18.59% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,358 11,343 11,283
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 966 899
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £14.34 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.96 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.49 £25.12 £30.00
% change year-on-year +45.25% -16.27% +8.89%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 -47 173 £550 +2.33% 68
London -3 97 £625 +13.64% 36
UK excluding London +5 81 £517 +3.40% 35
South East +11 33 £480 -10.70% 6
North of England +36 19 £600 +45.45% 11
South West -16 15 £675 +44.00% 5
North West +9 10 £525 +5.00% 5
Yorkshire +42 9 £600 +50.00% 5
Midlands +29 6 £550 +15.79% 9
Scotland +17 6 £475 +18.75% 2
West Midlands +30 5 £538 +7.50% 6
East of England +32 3 - - 1
East Midlands +29 1 £550 +33.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 166 (87.83%) CISSP
2 163 (86.24%) CISM
3 136 (71.96%) Information Security
4 77 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (39.68%) Finance
6 50 (26.46%) Cybersecurity
7 49 (25.93%) Risk Management
8 41 (21.69%) AWS
9 39 (20.63%) CRISC
9 39 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (19.58%) PCI DSS
11 35 (18.52%) Management Information System
12 34 (17.99%) Degree
13 33 (17.46%) NIST
14 31 (16.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 31 (16.40%) Azure
15 29 (15.34%) Security Architecture
15 29 (15.34%) SIEM
16 28 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 27 (14.29%) Firewall
17 27 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (13.23%) Identity Access Management
19 22 (11.64%) ITIL
19 22 (11.64%) Security Operations
20 21 (11.11%) Windows
20 21 (11.11%) Linux
20 21 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
21 20 (10.58%) Banking

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 8 (4.23%) IIS
2 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) Confluence
3 2 (1.06%) JBoss
3 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (21.69%) AWS
2 31 (16.40%) Azure
3 12 (6.35%) GitHub
4 9 (4.76%) Office 365
5 5 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.59%) GCP
6 3 (1.59%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.06%) G Suite
7 2 (1.06%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.29%) Firewall
2 17 (8.99%) VPN
3 9 (4.76%) Internet
4 6 (3.17%) PPP
5 5 (2.65%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (2.65%) Network Security
6 4 (2.12%) IPsec
6 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.59%) SSL
8 2 (1.06%) 2.5G
8 2 (1.06%) 2G
8 2 (1.06%) 3G
8 2 (1.06%) 4G
8 2 (1.06%) 5G
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.06%) VoIP
8 2 (1.06%) Wireless
9 1 (0.53%) Skype
9 1 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) Big Data
1 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.53%) GIS
2 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.82%) JIRA
3 4 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.06%) AppScan
General
1 75 (39.68%) Finance
2 20 (10.58%) Banking
3 16 (8.47%) Legal
4 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.23%) Retail
6 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.17%) Marketing
8 5 (2.65%) Electronics
8 5 (2.65%) Military
8 5 (2.65%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.59%) Police
10 2 (1.06%) Czech Language
10 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) International Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (22.75%) Analyst
2 34 (17.99%) Security Analyst
3 27 (14.29%) Consultant
4 25 (13.23%) Architect
4 25 (13.23%) Security Architect
5 23 (12.17%) Security Consultant
6 15 (7.94%) Security Manager
7 14 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Information Security Consultant
8 13 (6.88%) Senior Security Analyst
9 12 (6.35%) Information Analyst
9 12 (6.35%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (6.35%) Security Specialist
10 11 (5.82%) Information Manager
10 11 (5.82%) Information Security Manager
11 10 (5.29%) Head of Security
11 10 (5.29%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.76%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.35%) Web Services
2 11 (5.82%) JSON
3 5 (2.65%) Middleware
3 5 (2.65%) SailPoint
4 4 (2.12%) Kafka
5 2 (1.06%) OAuth
5 2 (1.06%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.06%) OpenID
5 2 (1.06%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.99%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (5.82%) Enterprise Cloud
5 7 (3.70%) Cyberattack
6 6 (3.17%) User Experience
7 5 (2.65%) PKI
8 4 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.59%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.11%) Linux
1 21 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.17%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (71.96%) Information Security
2 50 (26.46%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (25.93%) Risk Management
4 39 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (15.34%) Security Architecture
5 29 (15.34%) SIEM
6 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (13.23%) Identity Access Management
9 22 (11.64%) ITIL
9 22 (11.64%) Security Operations
10 21 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 19 (10.05%) DevOps
11 19 (10.05%) IT Audit
11 19 (10.05%) Security Management
12 18 (9.52%) Incident Management
12 18 (9.52%) Information Security Management
13 17 (8.99%) Business Continuity
13 17 (8.99%) Threat Intelligence
14 16 (8.47%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.41%) Python
2 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
2 11 (5.82%) Perl
2 11 (5.82%) Ruby
3 5 (2.65%) C
4 3 (1.59%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) C++
5 2 (1.06%) Go
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 166 (87.83%) CISSP
2 163 (86.24%) CISM
3 39 (20.63%) CRISC
4 34 (17.99%) Degree
5 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 18 (9.52%) CEH
7 15 (7.94%) CISMP
7 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 12 (6.35%) ISSMP
10 11 (5.82%) AWS Certification
10 11 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (5.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 10 (5.29%) SANS
12 9 (4.76%) GIAC
13 8 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (4.23%) IISP
14 7 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (3.70%) DV Cleared
15 6 (3.17%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (19.58%) PCI DSS
3 33 (17.46%) NIST
4 31 (16.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (10.58%) GDPR
6 17 (8.99%) COBIT
7 7 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (3.17%) COSO
9 5 (2.65%) Basel II
9 5 (2.65%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (2.65%) EMIR
9 5 (2.65%) MiFID
10 4 (2.12%) ISO 9000
10 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (2.12%) ITGC
10 4 (2.12%) QA
11 3 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
12 2 (1.06%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (6.35%) Docker
2 10 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (6.35%) Puppet
2 11 (5.82%) Suricata
3 4 (2.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 3 (1.59%) CASB
5 2 (1.06%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.06%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.53%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.53%) Nessus
6 1 (0.53%) QRadar
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (7.94%) Microsoft
1 15 (7.94%) Splunk
2 12 (6.35%) Qualys
3 11 (5.82%) SAP
4 6 (3.17%) Cisco
4 6 (3.17%) IBM
5 5 (2.65%) Oracle
6 4 (2.12%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.12%) Darktrace
6 4 (2.12%) ForgeRock
6 4 (2.12%) IBM Sterling
6 4 (2.12%) NetIQ
6 4 (2.12%) Remedy
7 3 (1.59%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.59%) Google
7 3 (1.59%) Juniper
7 3 (1.59%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.59%) Symantec
7 3 (1.59%) Thycotic
8 2 (1.06%) Forcepoint