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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 98 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing CISSP 25 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 1.33% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 4.91% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £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
707 693 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.73% 27.14% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 277 248
Average daily rate £375 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 6 £255 -49.00% 2
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (66.67%) Cisco
1 38 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 33 (57.89%) Firewall
3 31 (54.39%) OSPF
3 31 (54.39%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (50.88%) Juniper
5 25 (43.86%) CCIE
6 24 (42.11%) PCI DSS
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco PIX
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (38.60%) VPN
9 21 (36.84%) CCSP
9 21 (36.84%) Network Security
10 20 (35.09%) Network Management
10 20 (35.09%) VoIP
10 20 (35.09%) SNMP
10 20 (35.09%) IPsec
11 19 (33.33%) Telecoms
11 19 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
12 18 (31.58%) CCNP
13 16 (28.07%) Information Security
13 16 (28.07%) BGP
14 15 (26.32%) CCDP
14 15 (26.32%) F5
15 14 (24.56%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (24.56%) MPLS
16 13 (22.81%) FWSM
16 13 (22.81%) FortiGate
17 12 (21.05%) Blue Coat
17 12 (21.05%) Network Design

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (19.30%) Apache
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (57.89%) Firewall
2 31 (54.39%) OSPF
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco PIX
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (38.60%) VPN
5 21 (36.84%) Network Security
6 20 (35.09%) IPsec
6 20 (35.09%) VoIP
6 20 (35.09%) SNMP
7 16 (28.07%) BGP
8 14 (24.56%) MPLS
9 13 (22.81%) FWSM
10 11 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (19.30%) BIG-IP
11 7 (12.28%) DNS
12 6 (10.53%) RIP
13 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
14 4 (7.02%) SSL
15 3 (5.26%) Internet
16 2 (3.51%) ATM
General
1 19 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Design Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Security Engineer
3 13 (22.81%) IP Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Security Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Designer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Design Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Security Designer
8 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Senior IP Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.26%) SecurID
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) UNIX
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Network Management
2 16 (28.07%) Information Security
3 14 (24.56%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (21.05%) Network Design
5 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.04%) ITIL
7 6 (10.53%) Security Management
7 6 (10.53%) SIEM
7 6 (10.53%) eTOM
7 6 (10.53%) Demand Forecasting
8 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.51%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (3.51%) Identity Management
10 2 (3.51%) Data Security
10 2 (3.51%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (54.39%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (43.86%) CCIE
3 21 (36.84%) CCSP
4 19 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
5 18 (31.58%) CCNP
6 15 (26.32%) CCDP
7 12 (21.05%) CISM
8 11 (19.30%) CISA
9 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.28%) Degree
10 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.28%) CCSA
11 6 (10.53%) CCSE
12 3 (5.26%) CISMP
13 2 (3.51%) GCIH
13 2 (3.51%) GIAC
13 2 (3.51%) PMP
13 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
13 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
13 2 (3.51%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.75%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) COSO
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
1 38 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 29 (50.88%) Juniper
3 15 (26.32%) F5
4 12 (21.05%) Blue Coat
5 8 (14.04%) Nokia
6 6 (10.53%) Radware
6 6 (10.53%) Redback
7 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.77%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.26%) Tufin
8 3 (5.26%) AlgoSec
9 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.75%) SAP
10 1 (1.75%) Splunk
10 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.75%) Qualys
10 1 (1.75%) Sourcefire