Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 683 609
Rank change year-on-year +119 -74 +29
Contract jobs citing CISA 339 197 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.06% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 120 164
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £387 £348 £313
90th Percentile £700 £626 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £425
% change year-on-year +3.09% +14.12% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
UK median hourly rate £67.00 £33.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.03% -29.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.00 £33.00 £47.00
% 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 19,140 18,637 22,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 18.75% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,326 11,361 13,981
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 896 850
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +13.68%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +13.10%

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 October 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 19 October 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 +96 314 £538 +7.50% 124
London +86 176 £550 +4.76% 51
UK excluding London +24 153 £500 +3.09% 78
South East +9 56 £531 +6.25% 20
South West +3 29 £469 +14.33% 12
North of England -26 26 £413 -13.16% 22
Midlands +12 22 £475 +5.56% 9
North West -16 16 £500 -9.09% 10
Scotland -19 16 £400 -27.27% 5
West Midlands -8 14 £500 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -17 9 £400 -11.11% 9
East Midlands +11 8 £413 +30.95% 2
East of England -17 3 £475 -2.31% 10
North East +3 1 £360 - 3
Wales - 1 £385 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 306 (90.27%) CISSP
2 260 (76.70%) CISM
3 215 (63.42%) Information Security
4 131 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 127 (37.46%) Cybersecurity
6 111 (32.74%) Risk Management
7 105 (30.97%) Degree
8 96 (28.32%) Finance
9 91 (26.84%) GDPR
10 87 (25.66%) Management Information System
11 76 (22.42%) PCI DSS
12 68 (20.06%) CRISC
13 62 (18.29%) Security Architecture
14 50 (14.75%) Computer Science
15 49 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (12.98%) ITIL
17 41 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
18 40 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (11.80%) SIEM
18 40 (11.80%) Legal
19 39 (11.50%) Security Management
19 39 (11.50%) Firewall
19 39 (11.50%) Data Protection
20 35 (10.32%) Microsoft
20 35 (10.32%) IT Audit
21 34 (10.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 33 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
22 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (9.73%) Network Security

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 11 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.95%) IIS
3 7 (2.06%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.54%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (7.37%) Mimecast
4 13 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.36%) IaaS
6 7 (2.06%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.77%) Office 365
7 6 (1.77%) Sumo Logic
7 6 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.47%) SaaS
9 4 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.88%) PaaS
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.50%) Firewall
2 33 (9.73%) Network Security
3 18 (5.31%) VPN
4 14 (4.13%) WAN
5 8 (2.36%) LAN
6 6 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.77%) WLAN
7 5 (1.47%) NFC
8 3 (0.88%) VoIP
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.59%) NAS
9 2 (0.59%) PABX
9 2 (0.59%) SAN
9 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.29%) DMZ
10 1 (0.29%) Internet
10 1 (0.29%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.47%) Big Data
2 4 (1.18%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.29%) DataStage
4 1 (0.29%) GIS
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.24%) JIRA
2 10 (2.95%) SonarQube
3 8 (2.36%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.06%) AppScan
5 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 96 (28.32%) Finance
2 40 (11.80%) Legal
3 23 (6.78%) Banking
4 17 (5.01%) Retail
5 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.18%) Back Office
7 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) French Language
8 3 (0.88%) German Language
8 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 78 (23.01%) Consultant
2 75 (22.12%) Analyst
3 73 (21.53%) Security Consultant
4 65 (19.17%) Architect
5 60 (17.70%) Security Architect
6 51 (15.04%) Security Analyst
7 36 (10.62%) Security Manager
8 33 (9.73%) Information Security Consultant
9 25 (7.37%) Information Analyst
10 23 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 22 (6.49%) Risk Analyst
12 19 (5.60%) IT Analyst
13 18 (5.31%) Information Security Manager
13 18 (5.31%) IT Security Analyst
14 14 (4.13%) Information Risk Analyst
14 14 (4.13%) Information Security Officer
14 14 (4.13%) Security Engineer
14 14 (4.13%) Security Officer
15 13 (3.83%) Auditor
15 13 (3.83%) Risk Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.83%) Middleware
2 12 (3.54%) Web Services
3 7 (2.06%) .NET
4 2 (0.59%) LDAP
4 2 (0.59%) SAML
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) OAuth
5 1 (0.29%) OpenID
5 1 (0.29%) SPML
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (25.66%) Management Information System
2 50 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 32 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.55%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (5.01%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.24%) PKI
7 10 (2.95%) CESG
7 10 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.95%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.06%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (2.06%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.77%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.47%) FMCG
11 5 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.18%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.42%) Windows
2 11 (3.24%) Linux
3 7 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.47%) Solaris
5 4 (1.18%) Unix
6 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) HPUX
7 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (63.42%) Information Security
2 127 (37.46%) Cybersecurity
3 111 (32.74%) Risk Management
4 62 (18.29%) Security Architecture
5 49 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (12.98%) ITIL
7 41 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
8 40 (11.80%) SIEM
9 39 (11.50%) Data Protection
9 39 (11.50%) Security Management
10 35 (10.32%) IT Audit
11 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (8.55%) Security Testing
13 28 (8.26%) Risk Assessment
14 27 (7.96%) Security Operations
15 25 (7.37%) DevOps
15 25 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
15 25 (7.37%) Project Management
16 22 (6.49%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.83%) Java
1 13 (3.83%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.47%) C#
3 4 (1.18%) SQL
4 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.88%) Python
5 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby
6 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 306 (90.27%) CISSP
2 260 (76.70%) CISM
3 105 (30.97%) Degree
4 68 (20.06%) CRISC
5 33 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (9.44%) GIAC
7 25 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (6.49%) ISSAP
8 22 (6.49%) Security Cleared
9 21 (6.19%) CSSLP
10 19 (5.60%) CEH
10 19 (5.60%) ISACA
11 17 (5.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (5.01%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 16 (4.72%) ISSEP
13 15 (4.42%) CREST Certified
13 15 (4.42%) GCIH
14 14 (4.13%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (3.83%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (3.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (26.84%) GDPR
3 76 (22.42%) PCI DSS
4 34 (10.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (5.90%) HIPAA
5 20 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (4.42%) COBIT
7 14 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 13 (3.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (3.83%) ISAE 3402
9 11 (3.24%) ISO 31000
9 11 (3.24%) ISO 9001
10 10 (2.95%) ISO 22301
10 10 (2.95%) QA
11 9 (2.65%) NIST 800
12 7 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (2.06%) HMG Infosec
12 7 (2.06%) JSP 440
13 6 (1.77%) FedRAMP
13 6 (1.77%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (4.42%) Nessus
2 13 (3.83%) CASB
2 13 (3.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (3.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 10 (2.95%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.77%) Istio
5 3 (0.88%) EnCase
5 3 (0.88%) FTK
6 2 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.59%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.59%) WMI
7 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.29%) Nmap
7 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.29%) Suricata
7 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.55%) Splunk
3 22 (6.49%) McAfee
4 19 (5.60%) CyberArk
5 18 (5.31%) IBM
5 18 (5.31%) SAP
6 16 (4.72%) Cisco
7 15 (4.42%) Google
7 15 (4.42%) Oracle
8 13 (3.83%) Proofpoint
9 12 (3.54%) Darktrace
9 12 (3.54%) ForeScout
9 12 (3.54%) Thycotic
10 11 (3.24%) Qualys
10 11 (3.24%) Tripwire
11 10 (2.95%) ArcSight
11 10 (2.95%) Barracuda Networks
11 10 (2.95%) Centrify
11 10 (2.95%) Imperva
11 10 (2.95%) Trend Micro