Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (ISC2 SSCP)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 846 898
Rank change year-on-year +13 +52 -39
Contract jobs citing SSCP 56 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.038% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.18% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 3
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% +17.09%
10th Percentile £313 £343 £351
90th Percentile £538 £577 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SSCP 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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

SSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSCP over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSCP in the UK

SSCP
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 SSCP within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +58 56 £425 -5.56% 11
London +19 29 £363 -3.33% 1
UK excluding London +24 27 £438 -2.78% 10
South East +25 15 £481 +6.94% 6
North of England +44 11 £425 -5.56% 2
North West +5 9 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire - 2 £563 - 2
East of England - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 50 (89.29%) CISSP
2 30 (53.57%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (51.79%) Information Security
4 28 (50.00%) CISM
4 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (50.00%) SANS
5 26 (46.43%) Splunk
6 25 (44.64%) Firewall
7 24 (42.86%) Qualys
8 23 (41.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
10 19 (33.93%) CEH
11 17 (30.36%) Windows
12 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (28.57%) Degree
12 16 (28.57%) COBIT
13 14 (25.00%) Linux
13 14 (25.00%) ITIL
13 14 (25.00%) CASP
13 14 (25.00%) Mimecast
13 14 (25.00%) GDPR
14 13 (23.21%) Tufin
15 12 (21.43%) CRISC
15 12 (21.43%) Data Privacy
16 11 (19.64%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (19.64%) PRINCE2
16 11 (19.64%) MCSE
17 10 (17.86%) McAfee
17 10 (17.86%) VoIP
17 10 (17.86%) VPN

SSCP
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 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Mimecast
2 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) Firewall
2 10 (17.86%) VoIP
2 10 (17.86%) VPN
3 9 (16.07%) LAN
3 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.07%) WAN
4 6 (10.71%) Network Security
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (5.36%) DNS
6 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.57%) DMZ
8 1 (1.79%) FWSM
8 1 (1.79%) IPv6
8 1 (1.79%) Multicast
8 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (71.43%) Analyst
1 40 (71.43%) Security Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Information Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Application Security Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Splunk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (3.57%) IT Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (16.07%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.36%) NHS
4 3 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Unix
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (51.79%) Information Security
3 23 (41.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (25.00%) ITIL
5 12 (21.43%) Data Privacy
6 11 (19.64%) PRINCE2
7 10 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Security Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Case Management
8 9 (16.07%) Patch Management
8 9 (16.07%) Security Operations
8 9 (16.07%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (14.29%) Coaching
9 8 (14.29%) Line Management
9 8 (14.29%) SIEM
10 7 (12.50%) Analytics
10 7 (12.50%) Data Analytics
10 7 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (89.29%) CISSP
2 28 (50.00%) CISM
2 28 (50.00%) SANS
3 19 (33.93%) CEH
4 16 (28.57%) Degree
4 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (25.00%) CASP
6 12 (21.43%) CRISC
7 11 (19.64%) MCSE
8 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.93%) CHFI
9 5 (8.93%) MCSA
9 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (5.36%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (5.36%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (3.57%) CCSP
11 2 (3.57%) CISA
11 2 (3.57%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
3 16 (28.57%) COBIT
4 14 (25.00%) GDPR
5 3 (5.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Nessus
2 9 (16.07%) QRadar
3 7 (12.50%) Nexpose
3 7 (12.50%) Nmap
4 2 (3.57%) Kibana
4 2 (3.57%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.79%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Splunk
2 24 (42.86%) Qualys
3 13 (23.21%) Tufin
4 10 (17.86%) McAfee
5 9 (16.07%) Apple
6 8 (14.29%) Sophos
7 7 (12.50%) ArcSight
7 7 (12.50%) Intel
7 7 (12.50%) ServiceNow
7 7 (12.50%) Snow
8 6 (10.71%) Cisco
8 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.93%) AlienVault
9 5 (8.93%) FireEye
9 5 (8.93%) LogRhythm
9 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.93%) Symantec
10 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
11 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.57%) IBM