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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 58 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing CISSP 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 1.12% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £419 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £447 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £500
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+73.68% +26.66%
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
184 179 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.87% 22.07% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 117 61
Average daily rate £375 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% -21.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Information Security
1 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) CISA
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Business Development
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Qualys
4 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (25.00%) SABSA
4 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (25.00%) ISO27005
4 2 (25.00%) IISP
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Tripwire
4 2 (25.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (25.00%) Intel Security

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Governance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Governance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Business Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) SABSA
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) IISP
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) ISO27005
3 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 2 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Qualys
1 2 (25.00%) Sun
1 2 (25.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark