Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 647 575
Rank change year-on-year +104 -72 +77
Contract jobs citing CISA 348 190 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 1.03% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 104 217
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £321 £350
90th Percentile £738 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £453
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.55% +9.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 £47.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.07% -29.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £47.95
% change year-on-year - -4.07% -29.49%

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 18,972 18,449 22,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.15% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,345 11,387 14,274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 936 845
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -0.68% +34.24%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -11.43% +55.56%

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 23 June 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 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 23 June 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 +91 322 £550 +10.00% 109
London +33 175 £568 +3.18% 55
UK excluding London +26 164 £500 +11.11% 58
South East -12 46 £581 +16.25% 9
North of England -13 33 £475 - 18
South West +27 27 £425 +15.25% 4
Midlands -4 22 £550 +22.22% 9
Scotland -31 19 £400 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +14 17 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -9 17 £550 +15.79% 5
East of England -7 16 £520 +15.56% 13
North West -14 16 £425 -26.09% 11
West Midlands -20 5 £513 +13.89% 8
Wales -13 2 £464 +30.25%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 329 (94.54%) CISSP
2 265 (76.15%) CISM
3 228 (65.52%) Information Security
4 141 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (30.17%) Finance
5 105 (30.17%) Risk Management
6 101 (29.02%) PCI DSS
7 95 (27.30%) Security Architecture
8 94 (27.01%) Cybersecurity
9 87 (25.00%) GDPR
10 83 (23.85%) Degree
11 71 (20.40%) Management Information System
12 66 (18.97%) CRISC
13 57 (16.38%) Project Management
13 57 (16.38%) ITIL
14 52 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 47 (13.51%) Data Protection
16 44 (12.64%) GIAC
17 43 (12.36%) IaaS
18 42 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (11.78%) Firewall
20 40 (11.49%) Security Management
20 40 (11.49%) TOGAF
21 38 (10.92%) Legal
22 37 (10.63%) Banking
23 35 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
23 35 (10.06%) DevOps
24 34 (9.77%) Security Operations
24 34 (9.77%) Change Management

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 (2.30%) IIS
2 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) SAS
3 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.36%) IaaS
2 33 (9.48%) PaaS
3 30 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (6.03%) SaaS
6 16 (4.60%) Office 365
7 4 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.78%) Firewall
2 23 (6.61%) Network Security
3 22 (6.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (4.89%) WAN
5 13 (3.74%) LAN
6 12 (3.45%) Internet
7 10 (2.87%) WLAN
8 7 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.72%) VPN
9 6 (1.72%) X.509
10 3 (0.86%) SAN
11 2 (0.57%) DHCP
11 2 (0.57%) DNS
11 2 (0.57%) FTP
11 2 (0.57%) HTTP
11 2 (0.57%) SMTP
11 2 (0.57%) SSH
11 2 (0.57%) VoIP
12 1 (0.29%) SMS
12 1 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.57%) GIS
2 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (2.30%) AppScan
2 6 (1.72%) SonarQube
3 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 105 (30.17%) Finance
2 38 (10.92%) Legal
3 37 (10.63%) Banking
4 28 (8.05%) Retail
5 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.15%) Advertising
7 4 (1.15%) Publishing
8 3 (0.86%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.86%) French Language
8 3 (0.86%) German Language
8 3 (0.86%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (25.57%) Architect
2 84 (24.14%) Security Architect
3 61 (17.53%) Consultant
4 55 (15.80%) Security Consultant
5 50 (14.37%) Analyst
6 41 (11.78%) Security Manager
7 35 (10.06%) Security Analyst
8 29 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
9 27 (7.76%) Security Officer
10 22 (6.32%) Information Security Manager
10 22 (6.32%) Information Security Officer
11 21 (6.03%) Head of Security
12 19 (5.46%) Head of Information
12 19 (5.46%) Head of Information Security
13 17 (4.89%) Information Analyst
13 17 (4.89%) Information Manager
13 17 (4.89%) Security Specialist
14 16 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
15 15 (4.31%) Project Manager
15 15 (4.31%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.74%) Middleware
2 9 (2.59%) .NET
3 6 (1.72%) Web Services
4 4 (1.15%) SAML
5 2 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 71 (20.40%) Management Information System
2 42 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.46%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (5.17%) PKI
6 12 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.59%) Fintech
8 9 (2.59%) PMI
9 8 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.72%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (1.72%) Smartcard
12 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.86%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.89%) Windows
2 8 (2.30%) Unix
3 7 (2.01%) Linux
4 4 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (65.52%) Information Security
2 105 (30.17%) Risk Management
3 95 (27.30%) Security Architecture
4 94 (27.01%) Cybersecurity
5 57 (16.38%) ITIL
5 57 (16.38%) Project Management
6 52 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (13.51%) Data Protection
8 40 (11.49%) Security Management
8 40 (11.49%) TOGAF
9 35 (10.06%) DevOps
10 34 (9.77%) Change Management
10 34 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
10 34 (9.77%) Security Operations
11 30 (8.62%) SIEM
12 29 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (7.47%) Security Testing
14 25 (7.18%) PRINCE2
15 24 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.59%) Java
2 3 (0.86%) C
3 2 (0.57%) SQL
4 1 (0.29%) C++
4 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 329 (94.54%) CISSP
2 265 (76.15%) CISM
3 83 (23.85%) Degree
4 66 (18.97%) CRISC
5 44 (12.64%) GIAC
6 35 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (7.18%) TOGAF Certification
8 23 (6.61%) ISACA
9 22 (6.32%) CEH
10 21 (6.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 19 (5.46%) SANS
12 16 (4.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 16 (4.60%) CSSLP
13 12 (3.45%) CGEIT
13 12 (3.45%) Security Cleared
14 10 (2.87%) CCIE
14 10 (2.87%) CCNP
14 10 (2.87%) ISSAP
15 9 (2.59%) CCNA
15 9 (2.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (29.02%) PCI DSS
3 87 (25.00%) GDPR
4 27 (7.76%) COBIT
5 22 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (4.02%) NIST 800
8 12 (3.45%) HIPAA
9 11 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 10 (2.87%) ISAE 3402
11 9 (2.59%) ISO 9001
12 8 (2.30%) ISO 31000
13 6 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (1.72%) ISO 22301
13 6 (1.72%) QA
13 6 (1.72%) SSAE 16
14 5 (1.44%) Data Quality
14 5 (1.44%) HMG Infosec
14 5 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (1.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.89%) Nessus
2 6 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.72%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 5 (1.44%) QRadar
4 4 (1.15%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.86%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.57%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.29%) EnCase
7 1 (0.29%) FTK
7 1 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 47 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.89%) McAfee
3 15 (4.31%) IBM
4 14 (4.02%) Cisco
5 13 (3.74%) CyberArk
6 11 (3.16%) Oracle
6 11 (3.16%) Splunk
7 8 (2.30%) Qualys
8 6 (1.72%) ArcSight
8 6 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (1.72%) CA
8 6 (1.72%) Centrify
8 6 (1.72%) Imperva
8 6 (1.72%) Sun
8 6 (1.72%) Trend Micro
8 6 (1.72%) Tripwire
9 5 (1.44%) AlienVault
9 5 (1.44%) ForeScout
10 3 (0.86%) Google
10 3 (0.86%) hybris