Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISC2 ISSAP)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 862 899
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 -52
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 41 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.17% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 4
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +24.35%
10th Percentile £463 £407 £550
90th Percentile £643 £684 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £600
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +24.35%
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 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
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 908 863 1078
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 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISSAP in the UK

ISSAP
Top 11 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 22 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 +15 37 £550 -4.35% 4
UK excluding London +54 34 £525 -4.55% 3
North of England - 14 £525 - 1
South West +12 11 £475 -20.83%
North West - 11 - -
London -50 7 £600 +4.35% 1
South East +10 5 £550 +25.71%
Wales +22 4 £550 -15.38%
Yorkshire - 3 £525 -
West Midlands +27 1 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +24 1 £475 +11.76% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 41 (100.00%) CISSP
2 26 (63.41%) TOGAF
2 26 (63.41%) SABSA
3 25 (60.98%) Security Architecture
4 22 (53.66%) Information Security
5 19 (46.34%) PCI DSS
6 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (39.02%) COBIT
6 16 (39.02%) CESG
6 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (21.95%) Information Assurance
7 9 (21.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.07%) Firewall
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco
9 7 (17.07%) Network Security
9 7 (17.07%) Open Source
10 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
10 6 (14.63%) GIAC
10 6 (14.63%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) SCCP
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (12.20%) MCSE
11 5 (12.20%) Banking
11 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) Cloudera
11 5 (12.20%) Collaborative Working

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 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) HP Helion
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Firewall
1 7 (17.07%) Network Security
2 5 (12.20%) SCCP
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) IPsec
3 4 (9.76%) VPN
4 2 (4.88%) DMZ
5 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Designer
1 16 (39.02%) Security Designer
2 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 14 (34.15%) Security Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Chief Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Chief Security Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (2.44%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) CESG
2 4 (9.76%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) SABSA
1 26 (63.41%) TOGAF
2 25 (60.98%) Security Architecture
3 22 (53.66%) Information Security
4 9 (21.95%) Information Assurance
5 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.07%) Open Source
7 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (12.20%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (7.32%) Security Operations
9 3 (7.32%) SIEM
10 2 (4.88%) Business Transformation
10 2 (4.88%) Conceptual Models
10 2 (4.88%) ITIL
11 1 (2.44%) Data Management
11 1 (2.44%) Data Security
11 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (21.95%) CESG Certified Professional
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.63%) GIAC
3 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) MCSE
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (4.88%) CCSP
6 2 (4.88%) IISP
6 2 (4.88%) ISSEP
6 2 (4.88%) SANS
6 2 (4.88%) SSCP
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) GSEC
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (46.34%) PCI DSS
2 16 (39.02%) COBIT
2 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) Cloudera
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) McAfee
3 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint