The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 70 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 8 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 2.31% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 10.73% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
145 177 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.27% 21.56% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 84 67
Average daily rate £425 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £525 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.65 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Chester -5 4 £488 -
Warrington -17 2 £475 -5.00%
CISSP
North West

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (81.82%) SIEM
2 7 (63.64%) ArcSight
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) A+ Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Symantec
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) CEH
4 5 (45.45%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) GIS
6 3 (27.27%) Sun
7 2 (18.18%) Security Management
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
7 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (18.18%) AWS Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) GIS
2 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) A+ Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CEH
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) ArcSight
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) VMware