The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 154 169 168
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 42 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 3.25% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £390 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £439 £427
% change year-on-year
+10.54% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
850 1016 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.21% 15.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 695 586
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the City of London region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 70 (65.42%) Information Security
2 51 (47.66%) CISM
3 47 (43.93%) Finance
4 38 (35.51%) Risk Management
5 30 (28.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (26.17%) Firewall
7 25 (23.36%) CISA
8 22 (20.56%) ITIL
9 21 (19.63%) GIAC
10 18 (16.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (16.82%) Degree
10 18 (16.82%) Network Security
11 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (14.95%) Windows
11 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
12 15 (14.02%) UNIX
12 15 (14.02%) SIEM
13 14 (13.08%) Cisco
14 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
14 13 (12.15%) Penetration Testing
15 12 (11.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (11.21%) Incident Management
15 12 (11.21%) Data Protection
15 12 (11.21%) Legal
15 12 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
16 11 (10.28%) GCIA
16 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
16 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
17 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
17 10 (9.35%) Banking

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (9.35%) IIS
2 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Office
2 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) RMDS
2 1 (0.93%) assyst
2 1 (0.93%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.17%) Firewall
2 18 (16.82%) Network Security
2 18 (16.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.61%) LAN
5 5 (4.67%) WAN
5 5 (4.67%) Internet
6 4 (3.74%) DHCP
6 4 (3.74%) DNS
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.80%) LDAP
7 3 (2.80%) OSPF
8 2 (1.87%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.87%) VLAN
8 2 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.87%) SSL
8 2 (1.87%) DMZ
8 2 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
General
1 47 (43.93%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Legal
3 10 (9.35%) Banking
4 7 (6.54%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.67%) Retail
6 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.87%) Advertising
7 2 (1.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (37.38%) Analyst
2 39 (36.45%) Security Analyst
3 30 (28.04%) Consultant
4 27 (25.23%) Security Consultant
5 24 (22.43%) Information Analyst
5 24 (22.43%) Information Security Analyst
6 14 (13.08%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Information Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) IT Security Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) IT Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (4.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) Rendezvous
1 2 (1.87%) Middleware
1 2 (1.87%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.54%) CESG
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.67%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (3.74%) RMADS
5 3 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) FMCG
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Windows
2 15 (14.02%) UNIX
3 4 (3.74%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) VMS
4 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (65.42%) Information Security
2 38 (35.51%) Risk Management
3 22 (20.56%) ITIL
4 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (14.02%) SIEM
6 13 (12.15%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (11.21%) Incident Management
7 12 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (11.21%) Data Protection
7 12 (11.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
8 10 (9.35%) Service Management
9 9 (8.41%) Project Management
9 9 (8.41%) Information Assurance
10 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.61%) Network Design
12 5 (4.67%) Asset Management
12 5 (4.67%) TOGAF
12 5 (4.67%) Security Management
12 5 (4.67%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (47.66%) CISM
2 25 (23.36%) CISA
3 21 (19.63%) GIAC
4 18 (16.82%) Degree
5 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
5 11 (10.28%) GCIA
6 10 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.35%) CEH
7 8 (7.48%) CRISC
7 8 (7.48%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (5.61%) CNA
8 6 (5.61%) Novell Certification
8 6 (5.61%) CISMP
9 4 (3.74%) SSCP
10 3 (2.80%) CCNA
10 3 (2.80%) CCSA
11 2 (1.87%) GSEC
11 2 (1.87%) MCP
11 2 (1.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.61%) COBIT
3 4 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.80%) SLA
4 3 (2.80%) QA
5 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.93%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.87%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.87%) Nessus
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Cisco
2 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
3 7 (6.54%) Juniper
4 6 (5.61%) F5
4 6 (5.61%) MobileIron
5 5 (4.67%) Oracle
5 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.74%) Sun
6 4 (3.74%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.74%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (2.80%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.80%) Qualys
7 3 (2.80%) Tufin
7 3 (2.80%) HP
8 2 (1.87%) Dell
8 2 (1.87%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.87%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.87%) TippingPoint
8 2 (1.87%) LogLogic