Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISSAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 June 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.

(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 826 851 822
Rank change year-on-year +25 -29 +23
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 23 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.032% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 16
UK median daily rate £575 £513 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -14.58% +9.09%
10th Percentile £429 £398 £450
90th Percentile £675 £630 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ISSAP 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 17,089 18,907 18,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.83% 18.94% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,293 11,318 11,368
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +8.48% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 852 936
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.69 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -17.72% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

ISSAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISSAP over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISSAP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 June 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 +36 21 £588 +14.63%
London +38 13 £600 -3.23%
UK excluding London -9 10 £550 +22.22%
South West -37 4 - -
Midlands +3 2 £625 +51.52%
West Midlands -5 2 £625 +47.06%
South East - 2 £400 -
Scotland - 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP.

1 23 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (52.17%) CISM
2 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (47.83%) SABSA
4 10 (43.48%) TOGAF
4 10 (43.48%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) Information Security
6 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
6 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) Security Architecture
8 6 (26.09%) SIEM
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
8 6 (26.09%) NIST
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) COBIT
9 5 (21.74%) Google
9 5 (21.74%) CISA
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (21.74%) VPN
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (21.74%) SAML
9 5 (21.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (21.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (17.39%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (17.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity

ISSAP
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 (17.39%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (17.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Network Security
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (17.39%) WLAN
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) FTP
7 1 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) SMTP
7 1 (4.35%) SNMP
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Architect
1 16 (69.57%) Security Architect
2 6 (26.09%) CISSP Architect
3 5 (21.74%) IT Architect
3 5 (21.74%) IT Security Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SAML
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (4.35%) OpenID
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (17.39%) CESG
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) SABSA
2 10 (43.48%) TOGAF
3 9 (39.13%) Information Security
4 7 (30.43%) Security Architecture
5 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 6 (26.09%) SIEM
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (17.39%) DevSecOps
7 4 (17.39%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
8 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (52.17%) CISM
3 5 (21.74%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (21.74%) CISA
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (17.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (17.39%) CSSLP
4 4 (17.39%) ISSMP
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) CCSP
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) CCNP
7 1 (4.35%) CEH
7 1 (4.35%) ISSEP
7 1 (4.35%) SANS
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (34.78%) PCI DSS
2 6 (26.09%) COBIT
2 6 (26.09%) NIST
3 4 (17.39%) FedRAMP
3 4 (17.39%) HIPAA
3 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (4.35%) COSO
4 1 (4.35%) GDPR
4 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Istio
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) CyberArk
2 4 (17.39%) Splunk
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) IBM