Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CSSLP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

(ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (ISC2 CSSLP)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 879 884
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing CSSLP 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.009% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
UK median daily rate £350 £481 £547
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -12.03% +15.17%
10th Percentile £315 £418 £517
90th Percentile £637 £559 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £481 -
% change year-on-year -29.87% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CSSLP 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 19240 21636 22485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 20.66% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11789 13485 13553
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 856 1079
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

CSSLP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CSSLP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSSLP.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSSLP over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSSLP in the UK

CSSLP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSSLP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +28 14 £350 -27.27% 2
UK excluding London +29 13 £338 -29.87% 1
East of England - 8 - - 1
South East +4 5 £338 -18.18%
London - 1 £685 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CSSLP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CSSLP.

1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) CEH
2 8 (57.14%) Product Management
2 8 (57.14%) Static Code Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) SDLC
3 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
4 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (28.57%) Attack Monitoring
5 4 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Synopsys
5 4 (28.57%) Coverity
5 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Law
6 1 (7.14%) GIAC
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) X.509
6 1 (7.14%) CISA
6 1 (7.14%) PKI
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking

CSSLP
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) X.509
General
1 4 (28.57%) Law
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Product Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Security Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Security Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Security Product Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Application Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Product Management
1 8 (57.14%) SDLC
1 8 (57.14%) Static Code Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
3 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (28.57%) Attack Monitoring
4 4 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CEH
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) GIAC
2 1 (7.14%) OSCP
2 1 (7.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Coverity
1 4 (28.57%) Synopsys