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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 46 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.59% 1.64% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.53% 9.20% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
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£425 £373 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -12.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £427 £391
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +9.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50
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
190 163 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.58% 17.81% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 95
Average daily rate £368 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.49% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 11
Average hourly rate £18.25 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.16% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.17 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 2014. 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
Warrington -6 8 £450 +27.65%
Chester +9 3 - -
Knutsford +12 2 £425 +14.01%
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
CISSP
North West

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 17 (56.67%) Management Information System
3 16 (53.33%) CISA
4 13 (43.33%) Data Protection
5 12 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 12 (40.00%) BS7799
6 11 (36.67%) CESG
6 11 (36.67%) TOGAF
7 10 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (26.67%) UNIX
9 8 (26.67%) Firewall
9 8 (26.67%) Information Security Management
9 8 (26.67%) Security Management
10 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
11 6 (20.00%) Linux
11 6 (20.00%) Cisco
12 5 (16.67%) ITIL
12 5 (16.67%) Juniper
12 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
13 4 (13.33%) GCIH
13 4 (13.33%) GCIA
13 4 (13.33%) CEH
13 4 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (13.33%) F5
13 4 (13.33%) CISM
13 4 (13.33%) Finance

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) TACACS
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) NetScreen
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) OSPF
5 1 (3.33%) BGP
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) IPsec
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Lead Security Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Information Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Management Information System
2 11 (36.67%) CESG
3 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (6.67%) PMI
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) Data Protection
3 12 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 11 (36.67%) TOGAF
5 10 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
6 9 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (26.67%) Information Security Management
7 8 (26.67%) Security Management
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
10 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
10 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
11 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
11 2 (6.67%) SABSA
11 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) CISA
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) GCIH
3 4 (13.33%) GCIA
3 4 (13.33%) CEH
3 4 (13.33%) CISM
4 2 (6.67%) ISSAP
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) ISACA
4 2 (6.67%) PMP
4 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) BS7799
2 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.67%) COBIT
4 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (16.67%) Juniper
2 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 4 (13.33%) F5
3 4 (13.33%) Websense
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee