Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 620 432 630
Rank change year-on-year -188 +198 -45
Contract jobs citing CISA 203 104 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.32% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 70 138
10th Percentile £413 £318 £375
25th Percentile £490 £466 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £650 £614 £725
90th Percentile £738 £701 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 15,909 7,883 16,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 24.50% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,286 5,305 10,827
10th Percentile £313 £293 £263
25th Percentile £413 £385 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £569 £563
90th Percentile £688 £638 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £443
% change year-on-year +5.32% +1.90% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 323 783
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.01 £14.09
25th Percentile £16.19 £20.79 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -18.99% +69.35%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.13 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £64.50 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.73 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.84% -31.25% +66.67%

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 26 October 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CISA over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CISA in the UK

CISA
Top 12 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 26 October 2021. 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 -160 166 £550 +2.33% 51
London -152 112 £550 -4.35% 25
UK excluding London -158 57 £550 +7.32% 30
Work from Home -184 54 £550 +6.80% 11
South East -88 20 £565 +6.35% 4
Scotland -74 18 £423 -29.58% 5
East of England -55 8 £550 +10.83% 1
North West -54 5 £325 -18.75% 4
North of England -83 5 £325 -21.21% 12
South West -53 4 £433 - 2
Midlands -81 2 £588 -9.62% 6
West Midlands - 2 £588 - 6

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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.

1 152 (74.88%) CISSP
2 126 (62.07%) CISM
3 112 (55.17%) Information Security
4 98 (48.28%) Risk Management
5 95 (46.80%) CRISC
6 86 (42.36%) Finance
7 67 (33.00%) Social Skills
8 66 (32.51%) Cybersecurity
9 64 (31.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 57 (28.08%) Management Information System
11 53 (26.11%) NIST
12 49 (24.14%) Degree
13 47 (23.15%) COBIT
14 46 (22.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 43 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (21.18%) IT Audit
16 39 (19.21%) GRC
17 37 (18.23%) Internal Audit
18 35 (17.24%) Security Architecture
18 35 (17.24%) Azure
19 34 (16.75%) CGEIT
19 34 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (16.75%) Security Management
20 32 (15.76%) ITIL
21 30 (14.78%) AWS
22 29 (14.29%) GIAC
23 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
23 28 (13.79%) GDPR
24 27 (13.30%) Risk Assessment
24 27 (13.30%) PCI DSS

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 4 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.24%) Azure
2 30 (14.78%) AWS
3 20 (9.85%) GCP
3 20 (9.85%) SaaS
4 8 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.94%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (2.46%) IaaS
6 4 (1.97%) GitHub
6 4 (1.97%) Serverless
7 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.48%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.48%) AWS KMS
7 3 (1.48%) PaaS
7 3 (1.48%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.99%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.39%) Firewall
1 15 (7.39%) Network Security
2 5 (2.46%) SSL
3 3 (1.48%) HTTP
3 3 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) Broadband
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.99%) IPsec
4 2 (0.99%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.99%) VPN
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.49%) DKIM
5 1 (0.49%) DMARC
5 1 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.49%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.48%) Power BI
2 3 (1.48%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (2.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.48%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.99%) Spinnaker
General
1 86 (42.36%) Finance
2 67 (33.00%) Social Skills
3 34 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (12.32%) Banking
5 16 (7.88%) Influencing Skills
6 12 (5.91%) Investment Banking
7 11 (5.42%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.96%) Legal
9 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.96%) Public Sector
10 5 (2.46%) Electronics
10 5 (2.46%) Marketing
11 4 (1.97%) Law
11 4 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.48%) Back Office
13 2 (0.99%) Local Government
13 2 (0.99%) Retail
14 1 (0.49%) Billing
14 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (18.23%) Architect
2 33 (16.26%) Consultant
2 33 (16.26%) Security Architect
3 31 (15.27%) Analyst
4 22 (10.84%) Security Manager
5 19 (9.36%) Risk Analyst
6 18 (8.87%) IT Manager
6 18 (8.87%) Security Consultant
7 14 (6.90%) Auditor
7 14 (6.90%) Security Analyst
8 12 (5.91%) IT Auditor
9 10 (4.93%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.43%) IT Security Manager
11 8 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Risk Manager
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Security Architect
11 8 (3.94%) SOX Consultant
12 7 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
12 7 (3.45%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) SOAP
2 3 (1.48%) ModSecurity
2 3 (1.48%) REST
3 2 (0.99%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) LDAP
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.94%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.45%) FMCG
4 6 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.46%) PKI
6 4 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.48%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.48%) PMI
7 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.99%) IVR
8 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.99%) NHS
8 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) Smart City
8 2 (0.99%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.88%) Windows
2 12 (5.91%) Linux
3 8 (3.94%) Unix
4 3 (1.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (55.17%) Information Security
2 98 (48.28%) Risk Management
3 66 (32.51%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (21.18%) IT Audit
5 37 (18.23%) Internal Audit
6 35 (17.24%) Security Architecture
7 34 (16.75%) Security Management
8 32 (15.76%) ITIL
9 27 (13.30%) Risk Assessment
10 25 (12.32%) IT Governance
11 24 (11.82%) Information Security Management
12 23 (11.33%) Project Management
13 22 (10.84%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (8.87%) Business Continuity
16 17 (8.37%) Change Management
16 17 (8.37%) Data Protection
17 16 (7.88%) Remediation Plan
18 15 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.96%) Python
2 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.48%) SQL
3 2 (0.99%) C
3 2 (0.99%) Groovy
3 2 (0.99%) Java
3 2 (0.99%) Ruby
4 1 (0.49%) C#
4 1 (0.49%) C++
4 1 (0.49%) Perl
4 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (74.88%) CISSP
2 126 (62.07%) CISM
3 95 (46.80%) CRISC
4 49 (24.14%) Degree
5 34 (16.75%) CGEIT
6 29 (14.29%) GIAC
7 25 (12.32%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (10.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 16 (7.88%) CEH
9 16 (7.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 16 (7.88%) Security Cleared
10 15 (7.39%) ISACA
10 15 (7.39%) PMI Certification
11 14 (6.90%) GSEC
12 12 (5.91%) PMP
13 10 (4.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 9 (4.43%) ISEB
14 9 (4.43%) SC Cleared
15 8 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (3.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (31.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (26.11%) NIST
3 47 (23.15%) COBIT
4 46 (22.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (19.21%) GRC
6 28 (13.79%) GDPR
7 27 (13.30%) PCI DSS
8 24 (11.82%) ITGC
9 16 (7.88%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (6.40%) SOC 2
11 12 (5.91%) NIST 800
12 10 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (3.45%) NCSC
14 5 (2.46%) QA
15 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (1.48%) HIPAA
16 3 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 2 (0.99%) ISO 31000
18 1 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
18 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (4.93%) RSA Archer
2 4 (1.97%) HP Fortify
3 3 (1.48%) Ansible
3 3 (1.48%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.48%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.99%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.49%) CASB
5 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.88%) SAP
3 12 (5.91%) Google
4 9 (4.43%) Splunk
5 8 (3.94%) Qualys
6 6 (2.96%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.46%) Cisco
8 4 (1.97%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.97%) McAfee
8 4 (1.97%) Oracle
8 4 (1.97%) Sonatype
8 4 (1.97%) Tripwire
8 4 (1.97%) VMware
9 3 (1.48%) Black Duck
9 3 (1.48%) Capita
9 3 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.48%) Concur
9 3 (1.48%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.48%) Micro Focus
9 3 (1.48%) Palo Alto