Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 853 857
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +45
Contract jobs citing ISSAP 55 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 30
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -5.38% -3.13%
10th Percentile £383 £463 £412
90th Percentile £638 £650 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% -4.17%
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 19,915 19,445 21,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 18.84% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,843 11,952 13,297
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.38% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 887 852
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -0.73% +2.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £51.18 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £26.68 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.04% -1.18% +8.00%

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 15 December 2018.

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 6 months to 15 December 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 +4 54 £525 -4.55% 5
London +14 28 £500 -27.27% 2
UK excluding London -20 27 £550 - 3
South West -27 13 £525 +10.53%
Midlands -10 6 £630 +40.00%
East of England - 4 £513 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £500 -
South East -16 2 - -
West Midlands -19 2 £660 +46.67%
Yorkshire -12 1 £640 +13.78%
North of England -23 1 £640 +13.78% 1
Wales -29 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 55 (100.00%) CISSP
2 39 (70.91%) CISM
3 30 (54.55%) Information Security
4 29 (52.73%) CISA
5 27 (49.09%) TOGAF
6 25 (45.45%) Security Architecture
7 23 (41.82%) SABSA
8 22 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
9 21 (38.18%) CESG Certified Professional
10 17 (30.91%) SIEM
11 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
11 16 (29.09%) ISSEP
12 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (25.45%) Firewall
14 13 (23.64%) Web Services
14 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
15 12 (21.82%) DV Cleared
15 12 (21.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 11 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (20.00%) HIPAA
16 11 (20.00%) HMG Infosec
16 11 (20.00%) JSP 440
16 11 (20.00%) CSSLP
16 11 (20.00%) LAN
16 11 (20.00%) WLAN
16 11 (20.00%) WAN
16 11 (20.00%) VPN
16 11 (20.00%) Google

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 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (18.18%) Sumo Logic
3 10 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) LAN
2 11 (20.00%) VPN
2 11 (20.00%) WAN
2 11 (20.00%) WLAN
3 10 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.64%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) AppScan
1 2 (3.64%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (69.09%) Architect
1 38 (69.09%) Security Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Security Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Principal Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Principal Security Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Information Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Architect
6 2 (3.64%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) OAuth
2 2 (3.64%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (16.36%) PKI
3 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) CESG
4 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Android
1 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Information Security
2 27 (49.09%) TOGAF
3 25 (45.45%) Security Architecture
4 23 (41.82%) SABSA
5 22 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
6 17 (30.91%) SIEM
7 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (18.18%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (18.18%) Network Segmentation
8 10 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (16.36%) Information Assurance
9 9 (16.36%) IT Strategy
10 7 (12.73%) Security Operations
11 6 (10.91%) Critical Thinking
11 6 (10.91%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
12 5 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
13 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (7.27%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) CISSP
2 39 (70.91%) CISM
3 29 (52.73%) CISA
4 21 (38.18%) CESG Certified Professional
5 16 (29.09%) ISSEP
5 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.82%) DV Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) CSSLP
7 11 (20.00%) ISSMP
8 6 (10.91%) SANS
8 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (5.45%) DBS Check
10 3 (5.45%) Degree
10 3 (5.45%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (3.64%) CCSP
11 2 (3.64%) CGEIT
11 2 (3.64%) GIAC
12 1 (1.82%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
3 11 (20.00%) HIPAA
3 11 (20.00%) HMG Infosec
3 11 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 11 (20.00%) JSP 440
4 10 (18.18%) FedRAMP
5 7 (12.73%) COBIT
6 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (7.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 3 (5.45%) GDPR
8 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Istio
2 4 (7.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (3.64%) QRadar
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Google
2 10 (18.18%) CyberArk
2 10 (18.18%) Splunk
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle