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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 71 70 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing CISSP 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.71% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 3.14% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£455 £510 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% +132.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £334 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £405
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
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
174 191 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.52% 22.66% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 95 52
Average daily rate £400 £397 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% +32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £141 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £33.00 £53.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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 2 £500 - 1
Warrington -17 2 £550 +7.84% 1
CISSP
North West

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (50.00%) Information Security
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
3 5 (31.25%) SIEM
3 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) CESG
5 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 3 (18.75%) Nessus
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) CISMP
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) TACACS
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Fortinet

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) TACACS
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Assurance Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) CESG
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) SIEM
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) Use Case
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) SABSA
6 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CEH
1 3 (18.75%) CISMP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (12.50%) GCIA
2 2 (12.50%) GCIH
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
2 3 (18.75%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Sun