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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 53 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing CISSP 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 0.39% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 1.91% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£538 £450 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
CISSP
West Midlands

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
136 157 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.45% 20.44% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 54
Average daily rate £345 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) CISM
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 10 (71.43%) CISA
3 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) CRISC
6 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) McAfee
6 4 (28.57%) SABSA
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) COBIT
7 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
8 2 (14.29%) SaaS
8 2 (14.29%) Big Data
8 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
8 2 (14.29%) PKI
8 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
8 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 2 (14.29%) Security Management
8 2 (14.29%) Management Information System

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Information Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Security Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Information Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Information Security Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Information Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) SABSA
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 1 (7.14%) SIEM
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) CISM
2 10 (71.43%) CISA
3 5 (35.71%) CRISC
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CGEIT
5 1 (7.14%) CSSLP
5 1 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) PhD
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) COBIT
3 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (7.14%) BS7799
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft