The first table below looks at the demand for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 266 307 358
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +51
Contract jobs citing CISSP 341 261 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.15% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 138 138
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9226 8293 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.69% 17.85% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5276 4515 4758
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 455 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in England

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in England

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in England

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in England

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
London +32 165 £500 +5.26% 49
South East -6 76 £425 -15.00% 23
North West +10 43 £491 +27.68% 12
South West -9 24 £433 -13.50% 6
East Midlands +12 12 £450 +38.46% 3
East of England -12 11 £363 -19.44% 2
Yorkshire 0 6 £475 -2.56% 5
West Midlands -11 3 £450 -6.25% 12
Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 321 (51.61%) Information Security
2 272 (43.73%) CISM
3 180 (28.94%) Finance
4 163 (26.21%) Firewall
5 161 (25.88%) CISA
6 156 (25.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 130 (20.90%) Management Information System
8 120 (19.29%) Windows
9 119 (19.13%) ITIL
10 118 (18.97%) Risk Management
11 107 (17.20%) Microsoft
12 97 (15.59%) Cisco
13 95 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
14 92 (14.79%) Security Architecture
15 90 (14.47%) Network Security
16 89 (14.31%) CheckPoint
17 86 (13.83%) Degree
18 84 (13.50%) Banking
19 83 (13.34%) Security Management
20 82 (13.18%) PCI DSS
21 77 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
22 73 (11.74%) Penetration Testing
23 71 (11.41%) UNIX
24 70 (11.25%) TOGAF
25 68 (10.93%) SIEM
26 67 (10.77%) Security Cleared
27 59 (9.49%) Linux
28 55 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
29 54 (8.68%) Vulnerability Management
30 53 (8.52%) Active Directory

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 43 (6.91%) IIS
2 28 (4.50%) Apache
3 19 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.45%) CMS
4 9 (1.45%) Joomla!
5 6 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.64%) SAS
8 3 (0.48%) SAP Web AS
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.02%) MS Office
3 23 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Summit
2 4 (0.64%) assyst
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.13%) IaaS
2 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.48%) SaaS
3 3 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (26.21%) Firewall
2 90 (14.47%) Network Security
3 41 (6.59%) VPN
4 39 (6.27%) TCP/IP
5 37 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (5.31%) OSPF
7 29 (4.66%) Internet
8 26 (4.18%) Cisco PIX
9 22 (3.54%) IPsec
10 21 (3.38%) Wireless
11 20 (3.22%) VoIP
12 18 (2.89%) SNMP
13 17 (2.73%) MPLS
14 16 (2.57%) FWSM
14 16 (2.57%) BGP
15 15 (2.41%) WAN
15 15 (2.41%) LAN
16 14 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (2.25%) Intranet
16 14 (2.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.25%) MySQL
2 8 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.29%) DB2
3 2 (0.32%) Big Data
3 2 (0.32%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.16%) QADirector
General
1 180 (28.94%) Finance
2 84 (13.50%) Banking
3 33 (5.31%) Financial Institution
4 27 (4.34%) Legal
5 25 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.02%) Retail
6 23 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.77%) Law
7 11 (1.77%) Advertising
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.96%) Publishing
10 4 (0.64%) International Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Military
11 3 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (23.47%) Analyst
2 126 (20.26%) Security Analyst
3 109 (17.52%) Architect
4 106 (17.04%) Consultant
5 95 (15.27%) Security Architect
6 86 (13.83%) Security Consultant
7 61 (9.81%) Security Engineer
8 51 (8.20%) Security Manager
9 38 (6.11%) Information Analyst
10 36 (5.79%) Information Security Analyst
10 36 (5.79%) Information Manager
11 33 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (5.14%) Security Specialist
12 32 (5.14%) Senior Security Analyst
13 27 (4.34%) Network Engineer
13 27 (4.34%) Information Security Manager
14 25 (4.02%) IT Security Analyst
15 24 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
16 20 (3.22%) Design Engineer
17 19 (3.05%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.93%) Middleware
2 8 (1.29%) XML
2 8 (1.29%) .NET
3 5 (0.80%) Web Services
3 5 (0.80%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.48%) OLE
5 2 (0.32%) SAML
6 1 (0.16%) LAMP
6 1 (0.16%) JSP
6 1 (0.16%) MapReduce
6 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 130 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 51 (8.20%) CESG
3 27 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
5 20 (3.22%) Open Source
6 15 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (2.41%) RMADS
7 13 (2.09%) Economics
8 11 (1.77%) E-Learning
9 10 (1.61%) PKI
10 7 (1.13%) PMI
10 7 (1.13%) CMDB
11 5 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.64%) Human Factors
12 4 (0.64%) EMV
13 3 (0.48%) AS400
13 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.48%) NHS
13 3 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.29%) Windows
2 71 (11.41%) UNIX
3 59 (9.49%) Linux
4 15 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.25%) VMS
6 7 (1.13%) Solaris
7 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.96%) AIX
8 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (51.61%) Information Security
2 119 (19.13%) ITIL
3 118 (18.97%) Risk Management
4 92 (14.79%) Security Architecture
5 83 (13.34%) Security Management
6 77 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
7 73 (11.74%) Penetration Testing
8 70 (11.25%) TOGAF
9 68 (10.93%) SIEM
10 55 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (8.68%) Vulnerability Management
12 46 (7.40%) Information Security Management
13 45 (7.23%) Data Protection
14 38 (6.11%) Cyber Security
15 35 (5.63%) PRINCE2
16 33 (5.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 33 (5.31%) Project Management
16 33 (5.31%) SABSA
17 30 (4.82%) Risk Analysis
18 29 (4.66%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.70%) SQL
2 17 (2.73%) C
3 15 (2.41%) PHP
3 15 (2.41%) Ruby
3 15 (2.41%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.09%) Python
5 8 (1.29%) Java
6 5 (0.80%) C++
7 3 (0.48%) Perl
7 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 272 (43.73%) CISM
2 161 (25.88%) CISA
3 95 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (13.83%) Degree
5 67 (10.77%) Security Cleared
6 52 (8.36%) CEH
7 46 (7.40%) CCNP
8 44 (7.07%) GIAC
9 40 (6.43%) SC Cleared
10 34 (5.47%) CCSE
11 33 (5.31%) CRISC
11 33 (5.31%) CCNA
12 32 (5.14%) CCIE
13 29 (4.66%) CCSP
14 28 (4.50%) CCSA
15 26 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (3.70%) MCSE
17 19 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
18 14 (2.25%) PMP
18 14 (2.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (25.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (13.18%) PCI DSS
3 35 (5.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (4.34%) COBIT
5 22 (3.54%) QA
6 10 (1.61%) BS7799
7 9 (1.45%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.80%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.80%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.48%) SLA
10 3 (0.48%) BS25999
11 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 53 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.25%) Snort
3 10 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) RACF
4 3 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.38%) Tivoli
2 19 (3.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 15 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 13 (2.09%) SCCM
5 11 (1.77%) Nessus
6 9 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (1.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.48%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.32%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.32%) OpenView
10 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.16%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 107 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 97 (15.59%) Cisco
3 89 (14.31%) CheckPoint
4 50 (8.04%) Juniper
5 37 (5.95%) Oracle
6 31 (4.98%) McAfee
7 25 (4.02%) Qualys
8 24 (3.86%) Blue Coat
9 23 (3.70%) F5
10 19 (3.05%) Cyber-Ark
11 18 (2.89%) Red Hat
11 18 (2.89%) SAP
12 14 (2.25%) Nokia
13 12 (1.93%) Gemalto
13 12 (1.93%) IBM
13 12 (1.93%) Websense
14 11 (1.77%) VMware
14 11 (1.77%) HP
14 11 (1.77%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.45%) Citrix
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