The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 94 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 27 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 0.90% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 3.43% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
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£469 £488 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +43.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £427 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50
CISSP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
696 671 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.72% 26.17% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 279 252
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.70 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +5 5 £538 +10.25% 3
Slough -1 2 £488 -11.36% 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 36 (66.67%) Cisco
2 35 (64.81%) CheckPoint
3 33 (61.11%) Firewall
4 31 (57.41%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (55.56%) OSPF
6 26 (48.15%) Juniper
7 25 (46.30%) CCIE
8 24 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
8 24 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (44.44%) PCI DSS
9 23 (42.59%) VPN
10 21 (38.89%) CCSP
10 21 (38.89%) IPsec
10 21 (38.89%) Network Management
11 20 (37.04%) VoIP
11 20 (37.04%) SNMP
12 19 (35.19%) Check Point Certification
13 18 (33.33%) CCNP
13 18 (33.33%) Network Security
14 17 (31.48%) Information Security
15 16 (29.63%) BGP
16 15 (27.78%) MPLS
16 15 (27.78%) CCDP
16 15 (27.78%) F5
17 14 (25.93%) Telecoms
17 14 (25.93%) CISM
18 13 (24.07%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (24.07%) FWSM
18 13 (24.07%) FortiGate
19 11 (20.37%) BIG-IP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (20.37%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) Firewall
2 30 (55.56%) OSPF
3 24 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
3 24 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (42.59%) VPN
5 21 (38.89%) IPsec
6 20 (37.04%) SNMP
6 20 (37.04%) VoIP
7 18 (33.33%) Network Security
8 16 (29.63%) BGP
9 15 (27.78%) MPLS
10 13 (24.07%) FWSM
11 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (20.37%) BIG-IP
12 7 (12.96%) DNS
13 6 (11.11%) RIP
14 4 (7.41%) SSL
15 3 (5.56%) Internet
16 2 (3.70%) ATM
16 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 14 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Design Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) IP Engineer
3 12 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) Consultant
5 9 (16.67%) Security Consultant
6 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Designer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Security Designer
9 4 (7.41%) Network Consultant
10 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
10 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (5.56%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) SecurID
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) RMADS
5 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.85%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) UNIX
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Network Management
2 17 (31.48%) Information Security
3 13 (24.07%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (20.37%) ITIL
5 9 (16.67%) Network Design
5 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.11%) eTOM
8 6 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (7.41%) SIEM
11 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 3 (5.56%) Security Management
12 2 (3.70%) Data Security
12 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
12 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C++
1 2 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (46.30%) CCIE
3 21 (38.89%) CCSP
4 19 (35.19%) Check Point Certification
5 18 (33.33%) CCNP
6 15 (27.78%) CCDP
7 14 (25.93%) CISM
8 10 (18.52%) Degree
9 9 (16.67%) CISA
9 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.41%) CCSA
12 3 (5.56%) CCSE
12 3 (5.56%) MAPM
12 3 (5.56%) PMP
12 3 (5.56%) PMI Certification
12 3 (5.56%) CRISC
13 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
14 1 (1.85%) CGEIT
14 1 (1.85%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.85%) COBIT
4 1 (1.85%) COSO
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Cisco
2 35 (64.81%) CheckPoint
3 26 (48.15%) Juniper
4 15 (27.78%) F5
5 9 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 8 (14.81%) Nokia
7 6 (11.11%) Radware
7 6 (11.11%) Redback
7 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.56%) Tufin
9 3 (5.56%) AlgoSec
10 2 (3.70%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.70%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.85%) SAP
11 1 (1.85%) Splunk
11 1 (1.85%) Qualys
11 1 (1.85%) Sourcefire