Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 610 608 615
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +55
Contract jobs citing CISA 268 248 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 1.25% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 127 160
UK median daily rate £525 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +10.53%
10th Percentile £406 £300 £361
90th Percentile £675 £675 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £538
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.58% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
UK median hourly rate - £65.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +31.00% +5.26%

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 19,097 19,883 22,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 20.71% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,712 12,595 13,624
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 914 1,001
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.11
% change year-on-year -5.45% -8.65% +54.38%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -10 257 £525 +23.53% 115
London -12 152 £550 +10.00% 57
UK excluding London -33 107 £480 +20.00% 63
North of England +30 33 £475 - 18
South East -11 26 £625 +47.06% 13
Yorkshire +6 22 £475 +5.56% 10
East of England -9 19 £523 +74.17% 11
Midlands +12 11 £375 -23.08% 12
South West -10 10 £410 +13.10% 4
North West -11 10 £500 -13.04% 5
East Midlands +7 9 £375 - 7
Scotland -6 8 £473 - 2
West Midlands -1 2 - - 5
North East - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 238 (88.81%) CISSP
2 190 (70.90%) CISM
3 162 (60.45%) Information Security
4 105 (39.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 88 (32.84%) PCI DSS
6 80 (29.85%) GDPR
7 67 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 65 (24.25%) Finance
9 64 (23.88%) Security Architecture
10 63 (23.51%) Risk Management
11 52 (19.40%) Project Management
11 52 (19.40%) ITIL
11 52 (19.40%) Data Protection
12 49 (18.28%) CRISC
13 46 (17.16%) Degree
14 45 (16.79%) Management Information System
15 44 (16.42%) Security Management
16 41 (15.30%) SIEM
17 36 (13.43%) Change Management
18 35 (13.06%) Firewall
19 32 (11.94%) Legal
19 32 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 31 (11.57%) Microsoft
21 28 (10.45%) CEH
22 27 (10.07%) Business Continuity
22 27 (10.07%) IaaS
22 27 (10.07%) IT Audit
23 25 (9.33%) Information Security Management
23 25 (9.33%) COBIT
23 25 (9.33%) 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 4 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (1.49%) Drupal
1 4 (1.49%) WordPress
2 1 (0.37%) IIS
2 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.07%) IaaS
2 24 (8.96%) PaaS
3 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (5.22%) Office 365
6 13 (4.85%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.06%) Firewall
2 15 (5.60%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (5.60%) LAN
2 15 (5.60%) WAN
3 14 (5.22%) Internet
4 12 (4.48%) SAN
4 12 (4.48%) WLAN
5 9 (3.36%) Network Security
6 6 (2.24%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.49%) MPLS
8 4 (1.49%) NAS
8 4 (1.49%) OSPF
8 4 (1.49%) SSL
9 3 (1.12%) HTTP
10 2 (0.75%) DHCP
10 2 (0.75%) DNS
10 2 (0.75%) FTP
10 2 (0.75%) SMTP
10 2 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.37%) sqlmap
General
1 65 (24.25%) Finance
2 32 (11.94%) Legal
3 25 (9.33%) Banking
3 25 (9.33%) Retail
4 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.87%) Advertising
6 4 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Law
6 4 (1.49%) Publishing
6 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.12%) Automotive
7 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 75 (27.99%) Consultant
2 60 (22.39%) Security Consultant
3 46 (17.16%) Architect
4 45 (16.79%) Security Architect
5 27 (10.07%) Security Manager
6 26 (9.70%) Analyst
7 23 (8.58%) Security Specialist
8 18 (6.72%) Security Analyst
9 17 (6.34%) Security Engineer
10 16 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (5.60%) GDPR Consultant
12 14 (5.22%) Security Officer
13 13 (4.85%) Information Manager
13 13 (4.85%) Risk Manager
14 12 (4.48%) Information Security Consultant
15 11 (4.10%) Project Manager
16 10 (3.73%) Head of Information Security
16 10 (3.73%) Head of Security
16 10 (3.73%) IT Consultant
16 10 (3.73%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Middleware
2 4 (1.49%) .NET
2 4 (1.49%) SAML
3 3 (1.12%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Velocity
4 2 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) LDAP
5 1 (0.37%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.37%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.79%) Management Information System
2 25 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.34%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.10%) PKI
6 6 (2.24%) CESG
6 6 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.49%) FMCG
8 4 (1.49%) PMI
8 4 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.12%) Fintech
9 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) SCADA
11 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.09%) Windows
2 16 (5.97%) Linux
3 13 (4.85%) Unix
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.49%) CentOS
6 3 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (0.75%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (60.45%) Information Security
2 67 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (23.88%) Security Architecture
4 63 (23.51%) Risk Management
5 52 (19.40%) Data Protection
5 52 (19.40%) ITIL
5 52 (19.40%) Project Management
6 44 (16.42%) Security Management
7 41 (15.30%) SIEM
8 36 (13.43%) Change Management
9 32 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (10.07%) Business Continuity
10 27 (10.07%) IT Audit
11 25 (9.33%) Information Security Management
11 25 (9.33%) TOGAF
12 24 (8.96%) ISMS
12 24 (8.96%) PRINCE2
12 24 (8.96%) Security Operations
13 23 (8.58%) Risk Assessment
13 23 (8.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.87%) Java
2 4 (1.49%) Python
2 4 (1.49%) SQL
3 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.12%) C++
3 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.37%) C#
4 1 (0.37%) Perl
4 1 (0.37%) PHP
4 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 238 (88.81%) CISSP
2 190 (70.90%) CISM
3 49 (18.28%) CRISC
4 46 (17.16%) Degree
5 28 (10.45%) CEH
6 20 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (6.34%) ISACA
8 14 (5.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 13 (4.85%) GIAC
10 12 (4.48%) CCNP
11 10 (3.73%) PCI QSA
11 10 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (3.36%) CGEIT
13 8 (2.99%) CCIE
13 8 (2.99%) CISMP
14 7 (2.61%) EC-Council LPT
14 7 (2.61%) ECSA
14 7 (2.61%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.61%) SSCP
15 6 (2.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (39.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (32.84%) PCI DSS
3 80 (29.85%) GDPR
4 25 (9.33%) COBIT
5 17 (6.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (2.61%) HIPAA
6 7 (2.61%) NIST 800
7 6 (2.24%) ISO 9001
7 6 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.12%) QA
10 2 (0.75%) FISMA
10 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.75%) PMO
11 1 (0.37%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) IAG
6 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.99%) Nessus
2 6 (2.24%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.87%) QRadar
4 4 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (1.49%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.49%) SCCM
4 4 (1.49%) SCOM
4 4 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.12%) Ansible
5 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.12%) Mesos
5 3 (1.12%) Nagios
5 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.12%) Puppet
5 3 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.46%) Cisco
3 10 (3.73%) McAfee
4 7 (2.61%) CA
4 7 (2.61%) CyberArk
4 7 (2.61%) Splunk
5 6 (2.24%) AlienVault
5 6 (2.24%) Infoblox
5 6 (2.24%) VMware
6 5 (1.87%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.87%) EMC
6 5 (1.87%) Fortinet
6 5 (1.87%) Palo Alto
6 5 (1.87%) Qualys
7 4 (1.49%) Adobe
7 4 (1.49%) Citrix
7 4 (1.49%) CommVault
7 4 (1.49%) IBM
7 4 (1.49%) NetApp
7 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com