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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 61 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.31% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.04% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
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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
116 98 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.55% 15.03% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 47
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) CISM
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (50.00%) Security Management
4 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (16.67%) SSL
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Qualys
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Officer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys