The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 63 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing CISSP 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.15% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £480 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £396
% change year-on-year
- +13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.27% 15.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 57 60
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CISSP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (100.00%) CISM
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Network Design
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (14.29%) CCSA
6 1 (14.29%) SCADA

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) MPLS
1 2 (28.57%) VLAN
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Security Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Information Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Network Design
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS