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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
Rank 594 623 610
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13  
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 15 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.034% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Median daily rate £613 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £485 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £660 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
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 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 +36 15 £613 +11.36% 2
London +32 13 £619 +5.31%
Yorkshire +16 1 £600 +41.17%
North West - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Manchester - 1 - -

ISSAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 28 (100.00%) CISSP
2 20 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (60.71%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (60.71%) Finance
4 16 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
5 15 (53.57%) Telecoms
6 13 (46.43%) Degree
6 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
7 10 (35.71%) User Stories
7 10 (35.71%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (32.14%) ITIL V3
8 9 (32.14%) CMMI
8 9 (32.14%) ITIL
8 9 (32.14%) E-Commerce
8 9 (32.14%) Banking
9 8 (28.57%) Middleware
10 7 (25.00%) Splunk
10 7 (25.00%) Trend Micro
10 7 (25.00%) QRadar
10 7 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
12 4 (14.29%) OWASP
12 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (14.29%) Network Security
12 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (14.29%) CISMP
13 3 (10.71%) PKI
13 3 (10.71%) Migration
13 3 (10.71%) Firewall
13 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management

ISSAP
Top Related 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 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) DMZ
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
General
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 15 (53.57%) Telecoms
3 9 (32.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Architect
2 14 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 11 (39.29%) Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
5 7 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
6 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
7 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (10.71%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (10.71%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 2 (7.14%) IT Architect
9 2 (7.14%) IT Security Architect
10 1 (3.57%) CISSP Architect
10 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Specialist
10 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
10 1 (3.57%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (35.71%) Cyber Defence
3 7 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (10.71%) PKI
6 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (60.71%) Risk Assessment
3 16 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (35.71%) User Stories
5 9 (32.14%) CMMI
5 9 (32.14%) E-Commerce
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL V3
6 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
7 4 (14.29%) OWASP
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (10.71%) SIEM
9 2 (7.14%) Information Security
10 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
10 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
10 1 (3.57%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
10 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) CISSP
2 13 (46.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) CISMP
4 2 (7.14%) CCSP
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) CCSA
5 1 (3.57%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) CEH
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) CSSLP
5 1 (3.57%) IISP
5 1 (3.57%) ISSEP
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Splunk
1 7 (25.00%) Trend Micro
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.57%) Juniper
3 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto