The first table below looks at the demand for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 92 99 123
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Contract jobs citing CISSP 30 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 0.96% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 3.74% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 1
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£375 £510 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.80% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
710 615 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.55% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 237 254
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the Berkshire region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the Berkshire region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 10 £325 -35.00% 2
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 2
Slough - - - - 2
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP.

1 38 (67.86%) CheckPoint
2 36 (64.29%) Cisco
3 33 (58.93%) Firewall
4 31 (55.36%) OSPF
5 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (48.21%) Juniper
7 24 (42.86%) CCIE
7 24 (42.86%) PCI DSS
8 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (41.07%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (37.50%) Network Security
9 21 (37.50%) CCSP
9 21 (37.50%) VPN
10 20 (35.71%) Telecoms
11 19 (33.93%) IPsec
11 19 (33.93%) Check Point Certification
11 19 (33.93%) VoIP
11 19 (33.93%) SNMP
11 19 (33.93%) Network Management
12 18 (32.14%) CCNP
13 16 (28.57%) Information Security
13 16 (28.57%) BGP
14 15 (26.79%) CCDP
15 14 (25.00%) MPLS
15 14 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (25.00%) F5
16 13 (23.21%) FWSM
16 13 (23.21%) FortiGate
17 11 (19.64%) Network Design
17 11 (19.64%) Blue Coat

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.64%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) Firewall
2 31 (55.36%) OSPF
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco PIX
4 21 (37.50%) Network Security
4 21 (37.50%) VPN
5 19 (33.93%) IPsec
5 19 (33.93%) VoIP
5 19 (33.93%) SNMP
6 16 (28.57%) BGP
7 14 (25.00%) MPLS
8 13 (23.21%) FWSM
9 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
9 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.50%) DNS
11 6 (10.71%) RIP
12 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.14%) SSL
14 3 (5.36%) Internet
15 2 (3.57%) ATM
General
1 20 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Design Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Security Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) IP Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Designer
7 6 (10.71%) Senior Design Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Security Designer
9 4 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (5.36%) Senior IP Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Network Security Consultant
11 2 (3.57%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) SecurID
1 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) UNIX
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Network Management
2 16 (28.57%) Information Security
3 14 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (19.64%) Network Design
5 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.50%) Security Management
7 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.71%) ITIL
7 6 (10.71%) eTOM
7 6 (10.71%) SIEM
7 6 (10.71%) Demand Forecasting
8 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.57%) Data Security
11 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
11 2 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) C++
2 2 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.86%) CCIE
3 21 (37.50%) CCSP
4 19 (33.93%) Check Point Certification
5 18 (32.14%) CCNP
6 15 (26.79%) CCDP
7 11 (19.64%) CISM
8 10 (17.86%) CISA
9 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (10.71%) CCSA
11 6 (10.71%) CCSE
12 4 (7.14%) CISMP
13 2 (3.57%) PMP
13 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
13 2 (3.57%) GIAC
13 2 (3.57%) GCIH
13 2 (3.57%) MAPM
13 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) CheckPoint
2 36 (64.29%) Cisco
3 27 (48.21%) Juniper
4 14 (25.00%) F5
5 11 (19.64%) Blue Coat
6 8 (14.29%) Nokia
7 6 (10.71%) Radware
7 6 (10.71%) Redback
8 5 (8.93%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.36%) Tufin
9 3 (5.36%) AlgoSec
10 2 (3.57%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.79%) Qualys
11 1 (1.79%) Splunk
11 1 (1.79%) SAP