Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 624 625
Rank change year-on-year +48 +1 -18
Contract jobs citing CISA 290 279 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.45% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 178 119
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +29.41% -16.67%
10th Percentile £372 £409 £300
90th Percentile £694 £738 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -2.38% +31.25% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £65.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.50

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 18,826 19,288 19,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.46% 19.12% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,291 11,712 12,254
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 865 915
UK median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -0.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +4.76% -5.41% -10.19%

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 March 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 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 19 March 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 +35 274 £525 -4.55% 122
UK excluding London +27 151 £513 -2.38% 97
London +15 137 £540 -1.82% 34
South East +29 58 £475 -24.00% 30
North of England -2 30 £488 -2.50% 23
South West -28 20 £575 +40.24% 5
Midlands +4 18 £525 +5.00% 14
North West +16 17 £525 +5.00% 16
Scotland +6 15 £575 +31.43% 8
West Midlands +3 14 £525 -12.50% 13
Yorkshire -3 13 £400 -21.95% 7
East of England +12 10 £575 +10.05% 16
East Midlands +10 4 £470 +4.44% 1

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 247 (85.17%) CISSP
2 224 (77.24%) CISM
3 186 (64.14%) Information Security
4 115 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 99 (34.14%) Cybersecurity
6 87 (30.00%) Degree
7 78 (26.90%) Finance
8 74 (25.52%) Management Information System
9 68 (23.45%) Risk Management
10 65 (22.41%) PCI DSS
11 60 (20.69%) CRISC
12 54 (18.62%) Security Architecture
13 53 (18.28%) GDPR
14 51 (17.59%) Legal
14 51 (17.59%) Computer Science
15 48 (16.55%) Firewall
16 47 (16.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 44 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (14.14%) Security Management
18 41 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
19 40 (13.79%) IT Audit
20 39 (13.45%) SIEM
21 38 (13.10%) ITIL
22 36 (12.41%) Network Security
22 36 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
23 35 (12.07%) Security Cleared
23 35 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
24 33 (11.38%) Project Management
25 32 (11.03%) Identity Access 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 9 (3.10%) IIS
1 9 (3.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (4.83%) Mimecast
4 14 (4.83%) Sumo Logic
4 14 (4.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (3.79%) IaaS
6 7 (2.41%) Office 365
7 6 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.07%) PaaS
8 2 (0.69%) SaaS
8 2 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.55%) Firewall
2 36 (12.41%) Network Security
3 23 (7.93%) VPN
4 15 (5.17%) LAN
4 15 (5.17%) WAN
4 15 (5.17%) WLAN
5 8 (2.76%) NFC
6 5 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.03%) Internet
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.69%) IPsec
9 2 (0.69%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.34%) HTTP
10 1 (0.34%) SSH
10 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.76%) Big Data
2 3 (1.03%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.34%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.76%) JIRA
1 8 (2.76%) SonarQube
1 8 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) sqlmap
General
1 78 (26.90%) Finance
2 51 (17.59%) Legal
3 16 (5.52%) Banking
4 12 (4.14%) Retail
5 11 (3.79%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.79%) French Language
6 10 (3.45%) German Language
6 10 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.76%) Back Office
8 6 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.07%) Military
9 4 (1.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (20.00%) Consultant
2 54 (18.62%) Security Consultant
3 36 (12.41%) Analyst
4 33 (11.38%) Architect
4 33 (11.38%) Security Architect
5 30 (10.34%) Security Analyst
6 29 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 28 (9.66%) Security Manager
8 27 (9.31%) Security Engineer
9 25 (8.62%) Security Specialist
10 19 (6.55%) Auditor
11 14 (4.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (4.83%) IT Auditor
12 13 (4.48%) IT Analyst
13 12 (4.14%) IT Security Analyst
14 11 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
14 11 (3.79%) Project Manager
15 10 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
15 10 (3.45%) Information Specialist
15 10 (3.45%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.31%) Web Services
2 9 (3.10%) ISPF
3 5 (1.72%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.69%) Middleware
4 2 (0.69%) OAuth
4 2 (0.69%) OpenID
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (25.52%) Management Information System
2 40 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (6.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (4.83%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 9 (3.10%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.76%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.41%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.03%) PKI
11 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.69%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.69%) Fintech
11 2 (0.69%) FMCG
11 2 (0.69%) PMI
11 2 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.69%) User Experience
12 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.21%) Linux
1 18 (6.21%) Windows
2 10 (3.45%) zOS
3 9 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.76%) Solaris
5 4 (1.38%) Unix
6 2 (0.69%) Android
6 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (64.14%) Information Security
2 99 (34.14%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (23.45%) Risk Management
4 54 (18.62%) Security Architecture
5 51 (17.59%) Computer Science
6 44 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (14.14%) Security Management
8 40 (13.79%) IT Audit
9 39 (13.45%) SIEM
10 38 (13.10%) ITIL
11 35 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
12 33 (11.38%) Project Management
13 32 (11.03%) Identity Access Management
14 26 (8.97%) Internal Audit
14 26 (8.97%) Security Operations
15 25 (8.62%) Change Management
15 25 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
16 24 (8.28%) Penetration Testing
17 22 (7.59%) Data Privacy
18 21 (7.24%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.21%) Java
2 10 (3.45%) C#
2 10 (3.45%) JCL
2 10 (3.45%) REXX
3 9 (3.10%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.10%) Python
4 7 (2.41%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.03%) C
6 3 (1.03%) C++
6 3 (1.03%) Perl
6 3 (1.03%) Ruby
6 3 (1.03%) SQL
7 2 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 247 (85.17%) CISSP
2 224 (77.24%) CISM
3 87 (30.00%) Degree
4 60 (20.69%) CRISC
5 35 (12.07%) Security Cleared
6 26 (8.97%) ISSAP
7 25 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (7.59%) ISSMP
9 18 (6.21%) CEH
9 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
10 17 (5.86%) CSSLP
11 16 (5.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 15 (5.17%) CGEIT
12 15 (5.17%) DV Cleared
13 13 (4.48%) CCSP
13 13 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (4.48%) CREST Certified
14 12 (4.14%) CESG Certified Professional
14 12 (4.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 11 (3.79%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (39.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (22.41%) PCI DSS
3 53 (18.28%) GDPR
4 47 (16.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (8.97%) HIPAA
6 19 (6.55%) COBIT
7 15 (5.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (5.17%) ISO 9001
8 14 (4.83%) FedRAMP
8 14 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (3.79%) QA
10 10 (3.45%) ISAE 3402
10 10 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 10 (3.45%) JSP 440
11 9 (3.10%) ISO 22301
12 8 (2.76%) ISO 31000
13 5 (1.72%) HMG Infosec
14 4 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (1.38%) NIST 800
14 4 (1.38%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.45%) ACF2
1 10 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 10 (3.45%) RACF
2 8 (2.76%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.83%) Istio
2 11 (3.79%) Nessus
3 8 (2.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (2.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (2.76%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (2.07%) CASB
4 6 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.72%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (1.72%) EnCase
5 5 (1.72%) FTK
5 5 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.03%) CA Endevor
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.69%) Nmap
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.69%) WSUS
8 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.34%) Puppet
8 1 (0.34%) Suricata
Vendors
1 29 (10.00%) Google
2 23 (7.93%) Splunk
3 20 (6.90%) CyberArk
4 18 (6.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.14%) SAP
6 11 (3.79%) Cisco
7 10 (3.45%) Qualys
7 10 (3.45%) Tripwire
8 9 (3.10%) Oracle
9 8 (2.76%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (2.76%) Centrify
9 8 (2.76%) IBM
9 8 (2.76%) Imperva
9 8 (2.76%) McAfee
9 8 (2.76%) Okta
9 8 (2.76%) Proofpoint
9 8 (2.76%) Trend Micro
10 7 (2.41%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.07%) ForgeRock