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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 260 306 354
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +48
Contract jobs citing CISSP 346 262 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.76% 3.15% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 144 134
Average daily rate
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£450 £494 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9190 8305 9096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.62% 17.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 4509 4797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 455 566
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +31 169 £475 -4.52% 48
South East -1 71 £425 -15.00% 24
North West +13 47 £491 +51.15% 15
South West -11 27 £443 -11.50% 8
East Midlands +8 13 £438 +34.61% 5
East of England -9 10 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -2 6 £475 - 7
West Midlands -12 2 £450 -6.25% 6
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (52.03%) Information Security
2 262 (42.46%) CISM
3 179 (29.01%) Finance
4 167 (27.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 166 (26.90%) Firewall
6 150 (24.31%) CISA
7 127 (20.58%) Management Information System
8 125 (20.26%) ITIL
9 120 (19.45%) Windows
10 115 (18.64%) Risk Management
11 108 (17.50%) Microsoft
12 100 (16.21%) Cisco
13 99 (16.05%) Cisco Certification
14 91 (14.75%) CheckPoint
14 91 (14.75%) Network Security
14 91 (14.75%) Security Architecture
15 86 (13.94%) PCI DSS
16 85 (13.78%) Degree
17 82 (13.29%) Security Management
18 80 (12.97%) Risk Assessment
18 80 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
19 78 (12.64%) Banking
20 72 (11.67%) UNIX
21 71 (11.51%) Security Cleared
22 67 (10.86%) TOGAF
23 65 (10.53%) SIEM
24 61 (9.89%) Linux
25 58 (9.40%) Active Directory
26 57 (9.24%) CEH
26 57 (9.24%) Vulnerability Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 42 (6.81%) IIS
2 28 (4.54%) Apache
3 18 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.46%) CMS
4 9 (1.46%) Joomla!
5 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.65%) SAS
8 3 (0.49%) SAP Web AS
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.38%) MS Office
3 23 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Summit
1 5 (0.81%) assyst
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.62%) IaaS
2 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (26.90%) Firewall
2 91 (14.75%) Network Security
3 42 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 41 (6.65%) VPN
5 40 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (5.35%) OSPF
7 31 (5.02%) Internet
8 28 (4.54%) Cisco PIX
9 23 (3.73%) IPsec
10 21 (3.40%) VoIP
10 21 (3.40%) Wireless
11 19 (3.08%) SNMP
12 18 (2.92%) WAN
12 18 (2.92%) LAN
12 18 (2.92%) MPLS
13 17 (2.76%) BGP
13 17 (2.76%) FWSM
14 15 (2.43%) Intranet
14 15 (2.43%) SAN
14 15 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.59%) MySQL
2 11 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.13%) DB2
4 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.32%) Big Data
5 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.16%) QADirector
General
1 179 (29.01%) Finance
2 78 (12.64%) Banking
3 32 (5.19%) Financial Institution
4 28 (4.54%) Retail
5 24 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 19 (3.08%) Legal
7 12 (1.94%) Law
8 10 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.46%) Advertising
10 7 (1.13%) Publishing
11 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.65%) International Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Military
12 3 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Marketing
13 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Local Government
13 2 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 143 (23.18%) Analyst
2 128 (20.75%) Security Analyst
3 107 (17.34%) Architect
4 106 (17.18%) Consultant
5 93 (15.07%) Security Architect
6 88 (14.26%) Security Consultant
7 63 (10.21%) Security Engineer
8 51 (8.27%) Security Manager
9 39 (6.32%) Information Analyst
10 37 (6.00%) Information Manager
10 37 (6.00%) Information Security Analyst
11 33 (5.35%) Security Specialist
12 32 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (5.02%) Senior Security Analyst
14 29 (4.70%) Network Engineer
15 28 (4.54%) Information Security Manager
16 24 (3.89%) Information Security Consultant
17 23 (3.73%) IT Security Analyst
18 19 (3.08%) Information Security Specialist
18 19 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.27%) Middleware
2 8 (1.30%) .NET
3 7 (1.13%) XML
4 5 (0.81%) Web Services
4 5 (0.81%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.49%) OLE
6 2 (0.32%) JSP
6 2 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.16%) LAMP
7 1 (0.16%) MapReduce
7 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 127 (20.58%) Management Information System
2 51 (8.27%) CESG
3 27 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.89%) CESG CLAS
5 21 (3.40%) RMADS
5 21 (3.40%) Open Source
6 16 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.11%) Economics
8 11 (1.78%) E-Learning
9 10 (1.62%) PKI
10 7 (1.13%) PMI
10 7 (1.13%) CMDB
11 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.65%) Human Factors
12 4 (0.65%) SecurID
12 4 (0.65%) EMV
13 3 (0.49%) AS400
13 3 (0.49%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.45%) Windows
2 72 (11.67%) UNIX
3 61 (9.89%) Linux
4 15 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.94%) VMS
6 9 (1.46%) Solaris
7 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.97%) AIX
8 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (52.03%) Information Security
2 125 (20.26%) ITIL
3 115 (18.64%) Risk Management
4 91 (14.75%) Security Architecture
5 82 (13.29%) Security Management
6 80 (12.97%) Risk Assessment
6 80 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
7 67 (10.86%) TOGAF
8 65 (10.53%) SIEM
9 57 (9.24%) Vulnerability Management
10 51 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (7.13%) Information Security Management
12 42 (6.81%) Data Protection
13 39 (6.32%) Cyber Security
14 36 (5.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 36 (5.83%) PRINCE2
15 33 (5.35%) Project Management
16 32 (5.19%) Risk Analysis
17 31 (5.02%) Information Assurance
17 31 (5.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.57%) SQL
2 19 (3.08%) C
3 16 (2.59%) Ruby
4 15 (2.43%) PHP
4 15 (2.43%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.27%) Python
6 8 (1.30%) Java
7 5 (0.81%) C++
8 4 (0.65%) Perl
9 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 262 (42.46%) CISM
2 150 (24.31%) CISA
3 99 (16.05%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (13.78%) Degree
5 71 (11.51%) Security Cleared
6 57 (9.24%) CEH
7 47 (7.62%) CCNP
8 44 (7.13%) GIAC
9 42 (6.81%) SC Cleared
10 38 (6.16%) CCNA
11 37 (6.00%) CRISC
12 34 (5.51%) CCSE
13 31 (5.02%) CCIE
14 30 (4.86%) CCSA
15 29 (4.70%) CCSP
15 29 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (4.05%) MCSE
17 20 (3.24%) Check Point Certification
18 16 (2.59%) DV Cleared
19 15 (2.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (27.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (13.94%) PCI DSS
3 36 (5.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (5.02%) COBIT
5 22 (3.57%) QA
6 9 (1.46%) BS7799
6 9 (1.46%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.30%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.81%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.81%) SLA
10 4 (0.65%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.49%) BS25999
12 1 (0.16%) COSO
12 1 (0.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 58 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.27%) Snort
3 11 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) RACF
4 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.32%) Nmap
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 18 (2.92%) Tivoli
3 15 (2.43%) FortiGate
4 13 (2.11%) SCCM
4 13 (2.11%) Nessus
5 9 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (1.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.49%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.32%) OpenView
8 2 (0.32%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.16%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 108 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 100 (16.21%) Cisco
3 91 (14.75%) CheckPoint
4 54 (8.75%) Juniper
5 39 (6.32%) Oracle
6 31 (5.02%) McAfee
7 26 (4.21%) Qualys
8 24 (3.89%) Blue Coat
9 23 (3.73%) F5
10 18 (2.92%) SAP
10 18 (2.92%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.76%) Cyber-Ark
12 13 (2.11%) HP
12 13 (2.11%) Nokia
12 13 (2.11%) Fortinet
13 12 (1.94%) Websense
14 11 (1.78%) VMware
14 11 (1.78%) IBM
14 11 (1.78%) Gemalto
15 9 (1.46%) Splunk
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