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 3 months to 24 June 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 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 609 628
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19  
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 14 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.065% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 10
Median daily rate £538 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £659 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £568 £475
% change year-on-year -16.29% +19.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISSAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISSAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
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 ISSAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 14 £538 -2.27% 1
London -2 6 £600 +11.62%
Manchester - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
South West +2 3 £475 -13.63% 1
Dorset - 3 £475 - 1
Wimborne - 2 - - 1
South East +31 1 £475 -10.37%
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISSAP 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 ISSAP.

1 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) Banking
4 11 (37.93%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
6 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
6 9 (31.03%) ITIL
6 9 (31.03%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
7 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
7 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
8 7 (24.14%) User Stories
8 7 (24.14%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (24.14%) Degree
8 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (20.69%) CMMI
9 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
9 6 (20.69%) Information Security
10 5 (17.24%) SABSA
11 4 (13.79%) SIEM
11 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (13.79%) QRadar
11 4 (13.79%) CESG
11 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (13.79%) COBIT
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (13.79%) Middleware
12 3 (10.34%) MCSE

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 1 (3.45%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Network Security
1 3 (10.34%) SCCP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) DMZ
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) IPsec
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
General
1 14 (48.28%) Banking
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 9 (31.03%) Security Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Security Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) CISSP Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Security Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.34%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (24.14%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (13.79%) CESG
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (37.93%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
4 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 9 (31.03%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
5 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
6 7 (24.14%) User Stories
7 6 (20.69%) CMMI
7 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
7 6 (20.69%) Information Security
8 5 (17.24%) SABSA
9 4 (13.79%) SIEM
10 3 (10.34%) Conceptual Models
10 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 1 (3.45%) Data Security
12 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.34%) GIAC
4 3 (10.34%) MCSE
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) IISP
5 1 (3.45%) ISSEP
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.79%) COBIT
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
2 3 (10.34%) Splunk
2 3 (10.34%) Trend Micro
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee
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