Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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.

(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 842 863
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21 +29
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 40 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.038% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 35
UK median daily rate £513 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% - -
10th Percentile £383 £463 £370
90th Percentile £600 £625 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% -
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 19,140 18,637 22,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 18.75% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,326 11,361 13,981
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 896 850
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +13.68%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +13.10%

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 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 9 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 19 October 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 -20 39 £506 -7.95% 7
UK excluding London -22 25 £525 - 5
London +1 15 £500 -16.67% 2
South West -22 10 £525 +10.53% 3
Midlands 0 8 £413 -13.16%
East Midlands - 8 £413 -
East of England - 5 £513 -
South East -11 1 - - 1
Wales -18 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 40 (100.00%) CISSP
2 24 (60.00%) CISM
3 22 (55.00%) CISA
3 22 (55.00%) Information Security
4 21 (52.50%) Security Architecture
5 18 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (45.00%) ISSEP
6 16 (40.00%) TOGAF
6 16 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (37.50%) CESG Certified Professional
8 14 (35.00%) SABSA
8 14 (35.00%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (27.50%) SIEM
10 11 (27.50%) Firewall
11 10 (25.00%) IT Strategy
12 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
13 8 (20.00%) CSSLP
14 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
14 7 (17.50%) Information Assurance
14 7 (17.50%) HMG Infosec
14 7 (17.50%) JSP 440
14 7 (17.50%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (15.00%) Degree
15 6 (15.00%) Google
15 6 (15.00%) PKI
15 6 (15.00%) Network Security
15 6 (15.00%) HIPAA
15 6 (15.00%) FedRAMP

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (15.00%) Sumo Logic
2 6 (15.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) LAN
2 6 (15.00%) Network Security
2 6 (15.00%) VPN
2 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) WLAN
3 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Architect
1 25 (62.50%) Security Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Application Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Designer
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (15.00%) PKI
2 5 (12.50%) CESG
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Information Security
2 21 (52.50%) Security Architecture
3 18 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (40.00%) TOGAF
5 14 (35.00%) Identity Access Management
5 14 (35.00%) SABSA
6 11 (27.50%) SIEM
7 10 (25.00%) IT Strategy
8 7 (17.50%) Information Assurance
8 7 (17.50%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (15.00%) Network Segmentation
9 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
10 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 5 (12.50%) Security Operations
11 4 (10.00%) ISMS
11 4 (10.00%) Security Management
12 3 (7.50%) Data Loss Prevention
12 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) CISSP
2 24 (60.00%) CISM
3 22 (55.00%) CISA
4 18 (45.00%) ISSEP
5 15 (37.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (20.00%) CSSLP
8 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 6 (15.00%) ISSMP
10 5 (12.50%) SANS
10 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (10.00%) DBS Check
12 3 (7.50%) GCIH
12 3 (7.50%) GIAC
12 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
13 2 (5.00%) GCWN
13 2 (5.00%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
3 7 (17.50%) HMG Infosec
3 7 (17.50%) JSP 440
4 6 (15.00%) FedRAMP
4 6 (15.00%) HIPAA
4 6 (15.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (7.50%) COBIT
6 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Istio
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) CyberArk
1 6 (15.00%) Google
1 6 (15.00%) Splunk
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle