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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 74 115 105
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -10
Contract jobs citing CISSP 55 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 0.71% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.40% 3.08% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 11
Average daily rate £425 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £419 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £498 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £500
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+73.68% +26.66%
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
655 650 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.24% 23.03% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 293
Average daily rate £400 £398 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 22
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £14.64 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £39.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 23 £425 - 6
Maidenhead +11 9 - - 2
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £488 - 2
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 40 (40.82%) CISM
1 40 (40.82%) Information Security
2 32 (32.65%) SIEM
3 29 (29.59%) CISA
4 27 (27.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (24.49%) Security Operations
7 20 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (20.41%) CESG
8 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
9 17 (17.35%) PCI DSS
9 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
10 16 (16.33%) GCIA
10 16 (16.33%) Degree
10 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared
11 15 (15.31%) GCIH
11 15 (15.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (14.29%) CEH
13 13 (13.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (13.27%) Telecoms
14 12 (12.24%) Firewall
14 12 (12.24%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (11.22%) Mentoring
15 11 (11.22%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (11.22%) Time Management
15 11 (11.22%) Incident Management
16 10 (10.20%) ArcSight
17 9 (9.18%) Splunk
17 9 (9.18%) Security Architecture

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.24%) Firewall
4 5 (5.10%) BGP
4 5 (5.10%) BIG-IP
4 5 (5.10%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (5.10%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (5.10%) DNS
4 5 (5.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (5.10%) FWSM
4 5 (5.10%) HTTP
4 5 (5.10%) HTTPS
4 5 (5.10%) OSPF
4 5 (5.10%) RIP
4 5 (5.10%) SMTP
4 5 (5.10%) SNMP
4 5 (5.10%) VRRP
4 5 (5.10%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.08%) Network Security
6 3 (3.06%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) AppScan
1 2 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (13.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) Back Office
3 2 (2.04%) Billing
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Analyst
2 17 (17.35%) Consultant
3 16 (16.33%) Security Specialist
4 15 (15.31%) Compliance Specialist
4 15 (15.31%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 15 (15.31%) Security Compliance Specialist
4 15 (15.31%) Security Consultant
5 14 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) Security Analyst
7 11 (11.22%) Incident Analyst
8 8 (8.16%) Architect
8 8 (8.16%) Security Architect
9 7 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (7.14%) Security Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Security Manager
10 5 (5.10%) IP Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) IP Security Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Compliance Officer
11 4 (4.08%) Operational Security Manager
11 4 (4.08%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) CESG
2 12 (12.24%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.08%) iPad
4 4 (4.08%) PKI
4 4 (4.08%) SCADA
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) Information Security
2 32 (32.65%) SIEM
3 26 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (24.49%) Security Operations
5 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (11.22%) Incident Management
7 11 (11.22%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (11.22%) Time Management
8 9 (9.18%) Security Architecture
9 8 (8.16%) Analytics
9 8 (8.16%) Project Management
9 8 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.14%) Data Entry
10 7 (7.14%) Security Management
11 5 (5.10%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (5.10%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 5 (5.10%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Python
2 2 (2.04%) C
2 2 (2.04%) C#
2 2 (2.04%) C++
2 2 (2.04%) Java
2 2 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (40.82%) CISM
2 29 (29.59%) CISA
3 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 16 (16.33%) Degree
4 16 (16.33%) GCIA
4 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared
5 15 (15.31%) GCIH
6 14 (14.29%) CEH
7 8 (8.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (8.16%) CRISC
8 7 (7.14%) CISMP
9 6 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (6.12%) GIAC
10 5 (5.10%) CCNP
10 5 (5.10%) CCSA
10 5 (5.10%) CCSE
11 4 (4.08%) CLAS
11 4 (4.08%) GSEC
11 4 (4.08%) ISSAP
11 4 (4.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (17.35%) PCI DSS
3 15 (15.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (6.12%) RMADS
5 2 (2.04%) COBIT
6 1 (1.02%) GPG13
6 1 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.02%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.06%) ISA Server
2 3 (3.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (5.10%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.06%) RSA Archer
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) Endace
4 2 (2.04%) Nessus
5 1 (1.02%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) ArcSight
2 9 (9.18%) Splunk
3 8 (8.16%) Cisco
3 8 (8.16%) F5
3 8 (8.16%) NetWitness
4 5 (5.10%) Blue Coat
4 5 (5.10%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.10%) Qualys
5 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.06%) LogRhythm
6 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.04%) FireEye
7 2 (2.04%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.04%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.04%) IBM
7 2 (2.04%) Veracode
8 1 (1.02%) BMC
8 1 (1.02%) Intel Security