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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 65 116 97
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -19
Contract jobs citing CISSP 63 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 0.31% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.85% 1.23% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +39.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £439 £427
% change year-on-year
+10.54% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
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
712 650 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.07% 25.15% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 307 184
Average daily rate £388 £395 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +28 12 £381 -15.27% 4
Slough - 4 £413 -
Bracknell - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 3
CISSP
South East

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (49.44%) Information Security
2 39 (43.82%) Security Cleared
3 36 (40.45%) Firewall
4 35 (39.33%) Network Security
5 34 (38.20%) CheckPoint
6 33 (37.08%) Telecoms
7 32 (35.96%) OSPF
7 32 (35.96%) PCI DSS
8 30 (33.71%) SC Cleared
9 29 (32.58%) Cisco
10 28 (31.46%) CISM
11 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (25.84%) TOGAF
13 22 (24.72%) IPsec
13 22 (24.72%) VPN
13 22 (24.72%) CISA
14 21 (23.60%) Enterprise Architecture
15 20 (22.47%) ITIL
15 20 (22.47%) DV Cleared
16 18 (20.22%) OpenID
16 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (20.22%) OAuth
16 18 (20.22%) CCNP
16 18 (20.22%) Identity Management
16 18 (20.22%) SAML
16 18 (20.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 17 (19.10%) Degree
18 16 (17.98%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (17.98%) RIP
18 16 (17.98%) F5

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.12%) IIS
1 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.45%) Firewall
2 35 (39.33%) Network Security
3 32 (35.96%) OSPF
4 22 (24.72%) VPN
4 22 (24.72%) IPsec
5 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (17.98%) RIP
7 13 (14.61%) Internet
8 12 (13.48%) SSL
9 11 (12.36%) MPLS
9 11 (12.36%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (8.99%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (8.99%) BGP
10 8 (8.99%) SNMP
10 8 (8.99%) VoIP
11 7 (7.87%) WLAN
11 7 (7.87%) LAN
11 7 (7.87%) FWSM
11 7 (7.87%) Wireless
12 4 (4.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (37.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.74%) Publishing
3 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) Games
5 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Design Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) Security Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Consultant
4 13 (14.61%) Network Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Security Consultant
5 12 (13.48%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (12.36%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) IP Engineer
8 9 (10.11%) Security Specialist
9 8 (8.99%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (6.74%) Security Manager
11 5 (5.62%) Information Security Specialist
11 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
11 5 (5.62%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (5.62%) Information Specialist
12 4 (4.49%) Security Analyst
12 4 (4.49%) Management Consultant
12 4 (4.49%) Analyst
13 3 (3.37%) Coordinator
13 3 (3.37%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) SAML
1 18 (20.22%) OAuth
1 18 (20.22%) OpenID
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) SecurID
2 7 (7.87%) RMADS
3 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) PKI
5 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.12%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) Information Security
2 23 (25.84%) TOGAF
3 21 (23.60%) Enterprise Architecture
4 20 (22.47%) ITIL
5 18 (20.22%) Identity Management
6 16 (17.98%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (16.85%) Business Development
8 14 (15.73%) eTOM
9 10 (11.24%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.24%) Demand Forecasting
10 9 (10.11%) Network Management
10 9 (10.11%) Validation
11 7 (7.87%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
12 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
12 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.62%) Business Continuity
12 5 (5.62%) SIEM
13 4 (4.49%) Network Design
13 4 (4.49%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) Java
1 1 (1.12%) Perl
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) Python
1 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (43.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (33.71%) SC Cleared
3 28 (31.46%) CISM
4 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (24.72%) CISA
6 20 (22.47%) DV Cleared
7 18 (20.22%) CCNP
8 17 (19.10%) Degree
9 11 (12.36%) CCIE
10 9 (10.11%) CCSP
11 8 (8.99%) CRISC
12 7 (7.87%) CCDP
12 7 (7.87%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (5.62%) PMP
13 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
13 5 (5.62%) MAPM
13 5 (5.62%) CISMP
14 3 (3.37%) GSEC
15 2 (2.25%) GIAC
15 2 (2.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (35.96%) PCI DSS
2 18 (20.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (8.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.12%) COBIT
4 1 (1.12%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) CheckPoint
2 29 (32.58%) Cisco
3 16 (17.98%) F5
4 15 (16.85%) Fortinet
5 12 (13.48%) Tufin
5 12 (13.48%) AlgoSec
5 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.24%) Juniper
7 7 (7.87%) CA
8 5 (5.62%) Nokia
8 5 (5.62%) Radware
8 5 (5.62%) Redback
9 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.25%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.12%) Qualys
10 1 (1.12%) Splunk
10 1 (1.12%) Sourcefire